Kohala Hamakua Radio Club

Last update7/11/2015

Next meeting: Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 7pm

QTH: Meeting place is Conference Room, Keck Observatory Headquarters, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, HI 96743.


The Original Big Island of Hawaii International Hamfest and Swap Meet will be Saturday October 24th 2015 at the Waimea Community Center, next to the ball field off Mamalahoa Highway in Kameula, Hawaii. Same venue as last year. There will be a 10.00 donation per table per seller. A 5.00 donation per attendee at time of registration.

8:00am - breakfast at Hawaiian Style Cafe
9:00am - vendor setup
10:00am - Doors open to public (be sure to get your raffle tickets for the "Big ticket items"
12:00pm - Setup for VE testing. Guest speakers, forum, presentations in adjoining room.
1:00pm - VE testing (a good time to upgrade your license)
2:00pm - Event comes to a close, pack up clean up.

There will be QSL card checking and surprise giveaways throughout the day.

Please note: This is a non-commercial event that promotes the trading of equipment and information between Hams and the general public and to promote the open exchange of exploring ham radio as a hobby.

Talk-in Frequencies:
146.940 (110.9 tone) Maui Repeater
443.650 (100hz tone) Kona Repeater.

This is a coordinated event of the Kohala Hamakua Radio Club and the Kona Amateur Radio Society. Be sure to tell your all your radio friends. See you there!

For more information Contact:
Stuart Johnston, KH7DX, 808-896-1290, kh7dx@arrl.net, P.O. Box 5095 Kailua-Kona, Hi. 96745 or  
Joe Crable, KH7AX, 808-987-1440, kh7ax.mail@gmail.com

Thanks for supporting Ham Radio in the Hawaiian Islands

Stuart Johnston


Hawai'i County ARES Emergency Response Plan

Annex A for North Hawaii

North Hawaii ARES Executive Summary Presentation

ARES Operating Aids

 Guide to Ham Radio Operations in Hawai'i County

KH6CQ Ham Tips


Packet Initiative

FLdigi Initiative


The Kohala Hamakua Radio Club is an ARRL-affiliated group interested in amateur radio and good fellowship.

Currently, there are no membership fees and all are welcome to attend.

The club meets in Kapa'au on the second Sunday at 1400W (2:00PM) in ODD months (Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov). Conference Room, (Enter in rear of Gym Building), Hisaoka Gym, King Kam Park, Kapa'au

Also, the club meets in Waimea on the second Wednesday at 1900w (7:00pm) in even months (February, April, June, August, October, December). Meeting place is Conference Room, Keck Observatory Headquarters, 65-1120 Mamalahoa Hwy, Waimea, HI 96743. We have also met in the past at Hawai`i Preparatory Academy (HPA), Energy Lab, in Waimea. Adjacent parking is available. The street address is 65-1692 Kohala Mountain Rd (Hwy 250).

2015 Club Officers

President, Steve Milner, WH6N
Vice President,
Steve Doyle, WH7TW
Secretary-Treasurer, Norm Cohler, NH7UA

Technical Advisor: John Buck, KH7T

Webmaster: Len Winkler, KH7LW

Webmaster: Len Winkler, KH7LW (please send me email if you have information or other ideas you want added to this webpage)



2014 International Hamfest in Waimea at the Waimea Community Center pictures:



At our meeting in North Kohala on July 13, 2014, Joe Speroni, AH0A gave a great presentation on Remote Hamming. Mahalo Joe. If you weren't there, you should have been! Plus we got our first look at the new portable repeater Steve is building for The Dead Zone Communications for IronMan, complete with solar panels.


2011 International Hamfest in Waimea at the Waimea Community Center pictures:

2010 International Hamfest in Waimea at the Waimea Community Center pictures:


For more information, contact Len Winkler, KH7LW




51.800 51.300 Hilo WH6XM WH6XM 4/14/09 HAWAII o100.0    o          open to all amateurs     
52.200 51.200 Glenwood AH6GG AH6GG 1/25/06 HAWAII aEXPlo141.3   Bi         Bilingual      
145.290 144.690 Kau WH6FC WH6FC 11/27/08 HAWAII oela100   c          closed private system     
145.310 144.710 Hilo AH6JA AH6JA 2/3/09 HAWAII orPKT   RB       remote base     
145.350 144.750 Glenwood KD6QAI KD6QAI 6/18/05 HAWAII oelEXP   SNP     shared non protected pair     
145.410 144.810 Naalehu KH7MS KH7MS 7/3/09 HAWAII o   t          CTCSS tone frequency replaces the "t" on listing   
146.660 146.060 Hilo AH6GG AH6GG 7/20/01 HAWAII oela141.3   TT        DTMF access     
146.680 146.080 Hilo KH6EJ BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII oelap   (CA)     closed autopatch     
146.720 146.120 Mauna Kea KH6EJ HSVOAD 4/23/11 HAWAII oeax   e          emergency power     
146.760 146.160 Kulani Cone KH6EJ BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII oela   l           linked     
146.820 146.220 Mauna Loa KH6EJ BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII oelx   p          portable     
146.880 146.280 Pepeekeo   BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII oela   r          RACES affiliated     
146.920 146.320 Kau KH6EJ BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII ola   s          ARES affiliated     
147.000 147.600 Glenwood AH6GG AH6GG 1/25/06 HAWAII aelo141.3   x          wide area coverage     
147.040 147.640 Mauna Loa AH6JA RACES 4/23/11 HAWAII oelrx   z          direct access to law enforcement     
147.100 147.700 Hilo WH6HQ WH6HQ 11/26/08 HAWAII o   WX      weathernet     
147.140 147.740 Pahoa NH6P W6YM 11/11/06 HAWAII oelx   EXP     experimental    
147.160 147.760 Hualalai WH6DEW HWARS 11/27/08 HAWAII oela   #          DSTAR    
147.280 147.880 Keaau NH6HT AH6HN 11/27/08 HAWAII o  
147.320 147.920 Waimea NH7HI KARS 11/27/08 HAWAII aelo100.0  
147.380 147.980 Waimea KH7T KH7T  11/27/08 HAWAII aoelEXP  
442.025 447.025 Glenwood AH6GG AH6GG 12/24/02 HAWAII aEXPlo156.7  
442.250 447.250 Pahoa NH6P W6YM 11/11/06 HAWAII oel114.8  
442.275 447.275 Kahua AH6GR MCDA 9/2/08 HAWAII o136.5  
442.500 447.500 Keaau KH6EJ BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII o  
443.400 448.400 Kau KH7MS KH7MS 4/12/10 HAWAII oels  
443.400 448.400 Kona KH7MS KH7MS 7/11/10 HAWAII oe100.0  
444.150 449.150 Hilo AH6JA BIARC 4/12/10 HAWAII alor  
444.350 449.350 Mountain View KH6QAJ KH6QAJ 8/17/05 HAWAII oel  
444.450 449.450 Kohala KH6EJ BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII o  
444.600 449.600 Kau KH6EJ BIARC 11/27/08 HAWAII olae  
444.725 449.725 Hilo WH6FM WH6FM 1/18/10 HAWAII #ol123.0  
444.750 449.750 Hilo AH6JA BIARC 11/12/07 HAWAII ola  
444.900 449.400 Kona AH6RF AH6RF 7/14/02 HAWAII o  
444.900 449.400 Hilo WH6FM WH6FM 4/15/10 HAWAII #ol100.0  
444.925 449.925 Hilo KH6KL KH6KL 8/11/08 HAWAII oel

In the Hilo area, listen mainly on 146.76. In Kona, listen mainly on 147.16. In Kohala and around Honoka'a, 146.94 on Maui may give better results. 

Rick Ching KH7O, the Hawaii Frequency Coordinator maintains a Full list of Hawaii Repeaters.