The Hilo club was organized by Otis Hill, then-K6AJA (K6 was Hawaii's prefix before World War II). Hill boasted during the 1930s that all amateurs on the Big Island of Hawaii were members. Hilo ARC became affiliated with ARRL in 1946. Dean Manley, KH6B, conducted the prize drawing after the celebration dinner, and nearly everyone went home with something.
Hilo ARC 80th Anniversary
Hilo Amateur Radio Club celebrates 80th anniversary: The Hilo (Hawaii) Amateur Radio Club will celebrate its 80th Anniversary by operating with the call sign AL0HA on August 27th, 2011. They will activate AL0HA from Moku Ola Island on August 27, 2011 during the Hawaii QSO Party.

Also look for the club to activate K8O Special Event Station from September 1st through September 15th, 2011.
Hilo ARC Events

This is the 80th anniversary of theHilo ARC.  We will operate from Moku Ola Island and activate the call AL0HA August 27 during the
Hawaii QSO Party, Additionally, we will use the special event call K8O September 1-15, 2011.

      Hilo ARC 70th Anniversary Dinner