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SEPTEMBER

ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO — The Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club will hold its 34th Annual HAMFEST from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 1 at the Otero County Fairgrounds, 401 Fairgrounds Road. Contact: Rick Norton, KB7SQF, (575) 491- 4290. Email: rick@nmex.com. Website: www.qsl.net/k5lrw .


UNIONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA — The Uniontown Amateur Radio Club will hold its 69th Annual GABFEST and 2018 ARRL Pennsylvania State Convention beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, September 1 at the club’s grounds, 433 Old Pittsburgh Road. Contact: Tony Alviar (724) 430-1277 (M-F, 8-4) or George Syner (724) 439-1554. Email: officers@w3pie.org. Website: www.w3pie.org. Talk-in 147.045+ (PL 131.8).


BOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS — FEMARA Inc. will hold Boxboro, the 2018 ARRL New England Division Convention from Friday, September 7 through Sunday, September 9 at the Boxborough Regency Hotel, 242 Adams Place. Contact: John Flood, N1JAF, (978) 460-5153. Email: n1jaf@boxboro.org. Website: www.boxboro.org. Talk-in 147.270+ (PL 146.2) or 449.925- (PL 88.5). VE exams, special event station W1A.


CEDARBURG, WISCONSIN — The Ozaukee Radio Club will hold the 13th Annual ORC Regional Fall Swapfest on Saturday, September 8 at Fireman’s Park on Washington Avenue. Contact: W9IOR (262) 377-6945 or (262) 844-6331. Website: www.ozaukeeradioclub. org.


SHEPHERDSVILLE, KENTUCKY — The Greater Louisville Hamfest Association will hold the Greater Louisville Hamfest 2018 and the 2018 ARRL Kentucky State Convention from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, September 8 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive. Contact: Greater Louisville Hamfest Association, P.O. Box 34444, Louisville, KY 40232-4444. Website: http://louisvillehamfest.com. Talk-in 146.700 (PL 79.7) or 443.700 (PL 79.7).


VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA — Tidewater Radio Convention Inc. will hold the Virginia Beach Hamfest & Electronic & Computer Flea Market from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 8 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street. Contact: Bill Holand, WA4EUL, 833 Earl of Chestefield Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Email: wa4eul@arrl.net. Website: http://virginiabeachhamfest.com. Talk-in 146.970 (PL 141.3). VE exams.


WYOMING, MICHIGAN — The Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association will hold the GRAHamfest 2018 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 8 at The Home School Building, 5625 Burlingame, SW. General Contact: KC8NKA (616) 531-6218. Vendor Contact: Bob Moe, AC8ZX, (616) 648-6087. Email: ac8zx@arrl.net. Website: www.w8dc.org . Talk-in 147.26+ (PL 94.8) VE exams, card checking.


BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA — The Butler County Amateur Radio Association will hold its Radio, Computer, Electronics SwapFest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, September 9 at the Unionville Fire Department, 102 Mahood Road. Contact: Joe Sciulli. N3WH, (412) 337-1687. Email: n3whjoe@gmail.com. Website: http://w3udx.org. Talk-in 147.36+. VE exams.


SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS — The 66th Annual W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, September 14 and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, September 15 at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 East Golf Road. Contact: Larry Greenberg, WA9MAG, wa9mag@ameritech.net. Website: . DXCC / WAS / VUCC as well as all CQ Awards card checking.


LANCASTER, NEW YORK — The Lancaster Amateur Radio Club will hold the Lancaster Hamfest on Saturday, September 15 at Bowen Road Grove, 3845 Bowen Road. Website: http://w2so.org. Talk-in 147.255 (PL 107.2).


PEORIA, ILLINOIS — The Peoria Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Peoria Superfest from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 15 and from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, September 16 at the Exposition Gardens, 1601 W. Northmoor Road. Phone: (309) 453-9331. Email: w9uvi@arrl.net. Website: www.w9uvi.org. Talk-in 147.075+ (PL 156.7). VE exams, balloon launch.


RICHMOND, KENTUCKY — The Central Kentucky Amateur Radio Society will hold its 2018 Hamfest on Saturday, September 15 at the Madison County Fairgrounds, 3237 Old Kentucky Highway 52. Contact: Gene Jacobsen, KE4JXD, (858) 230-7442. Email: . Website: www.ckars.org. Talk-in 145.370- (PL 192.5). VE exams.


ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING — The Sweetwater Amateur Radio Club will hold the Wyoming HamCon 2018 and the 2018 ARRL Wyoming Section Convention from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, September 15 at the Sweetwater Events Complex, 3320 Yellowstone Road. Email: wy7u@arrl.net. Website: http://wyominghamcon.org. Talk-in 146.94-. VE exams.


ADRIAN, MICHIGAN — The Adrian Amateur Radio Club will hold the Adrian Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, September 16 at the Lenawee County Airport, 2651 W. Cadmus Road. Contact: Mark Hinkleman, NU8Z, (517) 423-5906. Email: cqnu8z@comcast. net. Talk-in 145.370- (PL 85.4). VE exams.


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Harvard Wireless Club, MIT Electronics Research Society, MIT UHF Repeater Association, and MIT Radio Club will hold the FLEA at MIT from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, September 16 at the Parking Lot on Albany and Main Streets. Phone: (617) 253-3776. Website: www.swapfest.us . Talk-in 146.52 or 444.725- (PL 114.8).


MULLICA HILLS, NEW JERSEY — The Gloucester County Amateur Radio Club will hold its 40th Annual Hamfest and the 2018 ARRL Southern New Jersey Section Convention beginning 8 a.m., Sunday, September 16 at the Gloucester County 4- H Fairgrounds, 235 Bridgeton Pike (Rt. 77). Contact: Sheldon Parker, K2MEN, sheldonparker@comcast.net. Website: www.w2mmd.org . Talk-in 147.180+ (PL 131.8). VE exams, DXCC / VUCC / WAS card checking, special event station W2M.


ALBEQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — New Mexico Hamvention Inc. will hold the Duke City Hamfest and 2018 ARRL Rocky Mountain Division Convention from Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 23 at the Isleta Resort & Casino, 11000 Broadway Southeast. Website: www.dukecityhamfest.org. Talk-in 145.330- (PL 100) or 444.000+ (PL 100). VE exams.


PIGEON FORGE, TENNESSEE — The Southeastern DX and Contesting Organization will hold W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, September 21 and from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, September 22 at the MainStay Hotel & Conference Center, 410 Pine Mountain Road. Contact: W4DXCC Convention, 1271 Red Fox Road, Tryon, NC 28782. Phone: (828) 338-8109. Website: http://w4dxcc.com. VE exams, DXCC card checking.


APOPKA, FLORIDA — The Bahia Amateur Radio Unit will hold the Bahia Shriner’s Tailgate from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 22 at the New Bahia Shrine Center, 3101 E. Highway 434. Contact: Jim Hamilton, K4QDF, aal4rd@bellsouth.net. Website: http://radio.bahiashrine.org. Talk-in 443.550+ (PL 71.9).


BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS — The Chicago FM Club will hold the 2018 Radio Expo from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 22 at the Boone County Fairgrounds, 8791 IL-76. Phone: (773) 614-4733. Email: wa9orc@gmail.com. Website: www.chicagofmclub. org. Talk-in 147.255+ (PL 114.8), 147.150+ (PL 107.2), or 444.725+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.


CINCINNATI, OHIO — The OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society will hold its 5th Annual Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 22 at Aiken High School, 5641 Belmont Avenue. Contact: Lynn Ernst, WD8JAW, 10650 Aspen Place, Union, KY 41091. Email: lgernst@twc.net. Website: http://hamfest.ohkyin.org. Talk-in 146.67- (PL 123). VE exams, fox hunt.


COLGNE, MINNESOTA — The SMARTS Radio Club and Sibley Emergency Radio Team will hold SMARTSFEST 2018 from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 22 at the Cologne Community Center, 1211 Village Parkway. Email: contactus@smartsfest. org. Website: http://smartsfest.org. Talk-in 147.165+. VE exams, DXCC / WAS / WAC / VUCC card checking.


SPOKANE VALLEY, WASHINGTON — The Northwest Tri-State ARO, Inland Empire VHF Radio Amateurs, PHARC, SDXA, UHSARC, and KBARA will hold the Spokane Hamfest and 2018 ARRL Washington State Convention from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 22 at University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Avenue. Contact: Jake McCarty, KI7QPJ, (509) 919-7202. Email: jake@mccartymadhouse.com. Website: . VE exams.


TINTON FALLS, NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Amateur Radio Association will hold its Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 22 at the MOESC parking lot, 100 Tornillo Way. Contact: Art Olsen, N2AJO, (848) 459-5590 or Denis Commette, K2NPT, (732) 740-3057. Email: hamfest@gardenstateara.org. Website: www.gsara.club. VE exams, card checking.


BEREA, OHIO — The Hamfest Association of Cleveland, Inc. will hold the 44th Annual Cleveland Hamfest and Computer Show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, September 23 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 E. Bagley Road. Phone: (800) CLE-FEST. Website: www.hac.org. Talk-in 146.73. VE exams, DXCC / VUCC card checking.


MILFORD, IOWA — The Iowa Great Lakes Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest & Swapmeet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, September 29 at the Milford American Legion, 1709 Okoboji Avenue. Website: http://gf9650.wixsite.com/iglarc. Talkin 146.610- (PL 110.9). VE exams.


NOVEMBER

ENID, OKLAHOMA — The Enid Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2018 Enid Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, November 3 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds-Hoover Building, 302 E. Oxford Avenue. Contact: Bill, W5EIY, (580) 716-4788. Email: nokes3139@gmail.com. Website: www.enidarc.org. Talk-in 147.375+, 444.825+, and 145.290-. VE exams.


INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI — The Raytown Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2018 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, November 3 at the American Legion Post 21, 16701 East U.S. 40 Highway. Contact: Dan, KCØNYT, (816) 674-8854. Email: dlcole640@gmail.com. Website: www.k0gq.com. Talk-in 145.17-. VE exams.


LAKEWOOD, COLORADO — The 285 TechConnect Radio Club will hold the 2018 Fall TechFest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, November 3 at The Bridge Church at Bear Creek, 3101 S. Kipling Street. Website: www.na0tc.org. Talk-in 145.145- (PL 107.2).


LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA — The Stone Mountain Hamfest and 2018 ARRL Georgia State Convention will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, November 3 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, November 4 at the Gwinnet County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway. Contact: Stone Mountain Hamfest, P.O. Box 1282, Stone Mountain, GA 30086. Phone: (855) 786-8643. Website: http://stonemountainhamfest.com. VE exams.


MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — The Milwaukee Repeater Club will hold it 34th Annual Swapfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, November 3 at the Elks Lodge, 5555 W. Goodhope Road. Contact: Karen, KC9WQJ, (414) 578-0492. Email: kc9wqj@gmail.com. Website: www.mrc91.org. Talk-in 146.910- (PL 127.3).


NORFOLK, NEBRASKA — The Elkhorn Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2018 Northeast Nebraska Hamfest from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 3 at CHC Hall, 105 West Elm Avenue. Contact: Fred Wiebelhaus, KØFJW, (402) 992- 7653. Email: fwiebelhaus@cableone.net.


CANONSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA — Washington Amateur Communications Inc. will hold the WACOM 2018 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, November 4 at The Printscape Arena at Southpointe, 114 Southpointe Boulevard. Contact: Bud, N3TIR, (724) 350-6745. Email: bud@n3tir.com. Website: www.wacomarc.org. Talk-in 146.790, 147.285, 147.390, 145.250, and 147.315 (PL 131.8 for all). VE exams, card checking.


MANITOWIC, WISCONSIN — The U.S.S. Cobia’s, a WWII submarine, radio (NB9QV) will be activated from 1400-2100 UTC, Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 to honor Veteran’s Day. Frequencies include 7.240 and 14.240 +/-. QSL to W6BSF with a #10-sized SASE to 4932 S. 10th Street. Manitowic, WI 54220.


MARANA, ARIZONA — The Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, November 10 at the Marana Middle School, 11285 West Grier Road. Email: hamfest@tucsonhamradio.org. Talk-in 146.620-, 444.100+, 147.320-, and 447.525- (PL 156.7 for all). VE exams, card checking.


MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA — The Montgomery Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2018 Hamfest and the 2018 ARRL Alabama Section Convention beginning 8:30 a.m., Saturday, November 10 at the Alcazar Shrine Temple, 555 Eastern Boulevard. Contact: Fred Beatty, K8AJX, (334) 270-0909. Website: www.w4ap.org. Talk-in 146.84-. VE exams, card checking.


FORT WAYNE, INDIANA — The Allen County Amateur Radio Tech Society will the 46th Annual Fort Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo and 2018 ARRL Central Division Convention from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, November 17 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, November 18 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue. Contact: Hamfest Chairman (260) 579-2196. Email:chairman@fortwaynehamfest.com. Website: www.fortwaynehamfest.com. Talk-in 146.880-. VE exams, DXCC/WAS card checking.


BENSON, NORTH CAROLINA — The Johnston Amateur Radio Society will hold its Hamfest on Sunday, November 18 at the Benson American Legion Post 109, 605 North Wall Street. Contact: Mark Gibson, (919) 614-6822. Email: president@jars.net. Website: www.jars.net. Talk-in 147.270+ or 146.970-.





Please submit hamfest and special event announcements at least three months in advance by e-mail to <hamfest@cq-amateur-radio.com> or <specialevent@cq-amateur-radio.com>, or by postal mail to: CQ Magazine, Attn: Hamfests (or Special Events), 17 West John St., Hicksville, NY 11801.



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