Location, Location, Location! In the middle of Honolulu, with the yacht club, harbor, the ocean, and the beach, Amateur Radio was there on July 2 for the 10th annual “Geek Meet,” at Magic Island. Hawaii’s Geek Meet is a fun, casual, family-friendly, grassroots gathering for people who are curious and have a passion they want to share, including Amateur Radio. Members of the Emergency Amateur Radio Club of Honolulu and Pacific Section PIO Stacy Holbrook, KH6OWL, staffed a booth the 2017 Geek Meet.
“We had over 200 visitors to our booth and signed several up for possible attendance at classes,” Holbrook said. “Some people just stopped to see what we were about and some got into an in depth discussion on what we can do and how we do it.” He said other local and visiting radio amateurs stopped by throughout the day-long event to show their support, and some even stayed to handle booth duty.
One of the Geek Meet’s founders, Ryan Ozawa, KH6WEB, said ham radio has been a part of the event every year, from the very beginning.