Club Information

By-Laws PDF
Membership Form PDF
Proposed New By-Laws PDF


Calendar of Events PDF
Field Day


Club QSL Card
ARES Information

External Links


Welcome to the Big Island Amateur Radio Club web site.

At the left of the page is a link through which you can read the proposed revision of the Club's By-Laws. The membership will vote on the revision at the February 8 meeting. Members' dues must be paid up for 2014 to vote. Members will be able to pay dues from about 1:30 to 2:00 and during the refreshment break.

A group meets for lunch every Friday at 11:30AM at the following location:
Kow's Restaurant
87 W Kawailani Street
above Kinoole Street behind the Shell station on Kawailani.

Our club call is KH6EJ, and we are located on the eastern side of the Big Island of Hawaii. As we are on the windward side of the island, it is also known as the "wet side". Anyone that has attended one of our functions would immediately understand, as rain is a normal part of most of our activities.

Our locators:

  • ARRL Region: 13
  • ARRL Pacific Section (PAC)
  • CQ Zone 31
  • Grid Square BK29
  • IOTA OC19
  • ITU Zone 61
  • ITU Region 2
  • State: Hawaii;   County: Hawaii

Before June 1975 our club was known as EARC-Hilo Branch, with the main branch being in Honolulu. The BIARC was incorporated in June 1975 but was un-incorporated in July 1976. In August 1995 we received our current Hawaii State Incorporation. BIARC is a 501(c)(7) tax exempt Federal entity. Most years we have just over 100 members.

We participate in several group activities througout the year, including Field Day and the Kilauea Volcano Wilderness Runs, a number of footraces held on the slopes of the volcano.

One of the events we participate in is the Annual Big Island International Hamfest. For more information about the 2012 event, click on the Hamfest link at the left.

From Hawai'i, excepting a few other islands, it's somewhat over 2,300 miles to the nearest land. Of course, being near a salt water ground plane has it's benefits, but operating from here can still be a challenge!

Feel free to explore our site, and if you have suggestions or comments, please let us know by clicking on one of the links at the bottom of each page and filling out one of the forms. These forms are used in place of a simple mailto because of the harvesting of email addresses by spammers.

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Big Island Amateur Radio Club. P. O. Box 1938, Hilo, HI 96721-1938.