Welcome to the Big Island Amateur Radio Club website. The mission of the Big Island Amateur Radio Club (BIARC) is to recruit, educate and help committed Ham Radio operators carry on the traditions of amateur radio by using our network of technical resources and expertise to provide equipment, skilled operators, and emergency services when called upon in time of need and to assist and protect the citizens in the communities in which we live and serve. BIARC is dedicated to community service and providing education to the general public about the history, operation, functions, and benefits of the Amateur Radio Service. BIARC members adhere to the Radio Amateur's Code and are considerate, loyal, progressive, friendly, balanced, and patriotic.
Note: The HC CDA forms are also available on Winlink:
1) From RMS Express, Click Message, New Message, and Select Template.
2) Open Standard Templates, HI State forms, and HCDA Forms.
3) Double-click the form you need to launch it in your web browser.
Hawaii VOAD Community Organizations Active in Disaster need your help.
If you are a licensed amateur radio operator who would like to assist organizations active in disaster with emergency communications, please let us know. We would like to pair you up with the volunteers at a group near to you, so that you may help them stay in touch when telephone and internet services are not available. See: Hawaii VOAD FAQ Sheet..... [More Information]....
The next BIARC Executive Board meeting will be held via Zoom Video Conference on December 11th at 12:00 HST, followed by the Club activity at 14:00 HST.
If you have not yet joined the BIARC listserve, please send EMail to our secretary, Les Hittner (firstname.lastname@example.org) and provide your name, call sign, and ask to be added. Note: It is recommended that you use an email address with a regular domain, NOT one that forwards or relays such as email@example.com. This way you will be able to send messages to the listserve as well as receive them. All BIARC Members and Big Island Amateur Radio operators are invited.
Our club call is KH6EJ. We are located on the eastern side of the Big Island of Hawaii. As we are on the island's windward side, 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.
ARRL Region: 13
ARRL Pacific Section (PAC)
CQ Zone 31
Grid Square BK29
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 unincorporated in July 1976. In August 1995 we received our current Hawaii State Incorporation. BIARC is a 501(c)(7) tax-exempt entity. Most years we have around 100 members.
We participate in several group activities throughout the year. Please see our calendar of events for more information.
From Hawai'i, excepting a few other islands, it's somewhat over 2,300 miles to the nearest land. Of course, being near a saltwater ground plane has its benefits, but operating from here can still be a challenge!
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BIARC is a 501(c)(7) tax-exempt entity, supported by our members and volunteers. Please consider making a donation.