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CQ Announcements: December 2014 & January 2015


DELTA, OHIO — The Fulton County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Winter Hamfest/Electronics Expo Saturday, December 6 at the Delta Memorial Hall. Website: <http://k8bxq.org>.

MESA, ARIZONA — The Superstition Amateur Radio Club will hold the Superstition SuperFest 2014 Saturday, December 6 at Mesa Community College. Contact: Superstition Amateur Radio Club, PO Box 21522, Mesa, AZ 85277-1522. Email: <kg7eol@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.superstitionsuperfest.com>. Talk-in 147.12+ (PL 162.2) or 449.60- (PL 100). VE exams.

OCALA, FLORIDA — The Silver Springs Radio Club will hold its 2014 Hamfest Saturday, December 6 at Green Clover Hall. Contact: Silver Springs Radio Club, P.O. Box 787, Silver Springs, FL 34489. Phone: (352) 427-3437. Website: <http://www.k4gso.us>. Talk-in 146.610- (PL 123) between 6:30 to 10 p.m.

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN — The L’Anse Creuse Amateur Radio Club will hold the 42nd Annual Swap & Shop Sunday, December 7 at L’Anse Creuse High School. LCARC, 29729 S. River Road, Harrison Township, MI 48045. Greg Crump <n8geo@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/n8lc/>. Talk-in 147.080+ (PL 100). VE exams.

PLANT CITY, FLORIDA — The Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council will hold the 39th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest and ARRL West Central Florida Convention Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13 at the Agricultural Center-Strawberry Festival Grounds. Contact: FGARC, P.O. Box 22042, Tampa, FL 33622. Website: <http://www.tampabayhamfest.org>. Talk-in 145.410- (PL 131.8). VE and ARECC testing.

MINDEN, LOUISIANA — The Minden Amateur Radio Association will hold the MARA Christmas Hamfest Saturday, December 20 at Minden Civic Center. Website: <http://n5rd.org>. Talk-in 147.300 (PL 186.2). VE exams.


LOCUST FORK, ALABAMA — The Blount County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Bill Pond Memorial Freezefest 2015 Saturday, January 3 at Locust Fork High School. Website: <http://freezefest.w4blt.org>. Talk-in 146.700 (PL 91.5). VE exams.

BETHPAGE, NEW YORK — The 2015 Ham Radio University and ARRL New York/Long Island Section Convention will be held Sunday, January 4 at Briarcliffe College. Website: <http://www.hamradiouniversity.org>. Talk-in 146.850 (PL 136.5). VE exams.

GREENWOOD, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Greenwood Amateur Radio Society will hold the Greenwood Hamfest Saturday, January 10 at the Piedmont Technical College-James Medford Family Event Center. Contact: GARS, P.O. Box 2404, Greenwood, SC 29646. Tedd Davison, AI4WN, (864) 377-1872. Email: <w4dew@arrl.net> or <ai4wn@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.w4gwd.org>. Talk-in 147.165+ (PL 107.2) or 443.900+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.

WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN — The West Allis Radio Amateur Club Inc., will hold the 43rd Annual Midwinter Swapfest Saturday, January 10 at the Waukesha County Expo Center Forum. Contact: Phil, W9NAW, (414) 425-3649. Website: <http://www.warac.org>. VE exams.

FOREST HILL, TEXAS — The Cowtown Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cowtown Hamfest 2015 and ARRL North Texas Section Convention Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17 at The Forest Hill Civic and Convention Center. Email: <info@cowtownhamfest.com>. Website: <http://www.cowtownhamfest.com>. Talk-in 147.28 (PL 110.9). VE exams.

HAMMOND, LOUISIANA — The Southeast Louisiana Amateur Radio Club will hold the 34th Annual Hammond Hamfest Saturday, January 17 at Magnuson Hotel & Conference Center. Website: <http://www.selarc.org>. Talk-in 147.000- (PL 107.2), 145.130- (PL 107.2), or 444.250+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.

LOVELAND, COLORADO — The Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2015 Hamfest Saturday, January 17 at the Larimer County Fairgrounds-1st National Bank Building. Website: <http://www.ncarc.net>. Talk-in 448.025- (PL 100). VE exams.

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — The Jackson Amateur Radio Club will hold the Capital City Hamfest and ARRL Mississippi State Convention Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24 at the Jackson MS Tradesmart. Contact: JARC, P.O. Box 55643, Jackson, MS 39216-5643. Email: <hamfest@msham.org>. Website: <http://hamfest.msham.org>. Talk-in 146.16+ or 146.34+. VE exams.

ARCADIA, FLORIDA — The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club will hold its 18th Annual Hamfest in Arcadia Saturday, January 24 at Turner Civic Center Exhibit Hall. Contact: Doug Christ, KN4YT, (863) 990-2507. Email: <kn4yt@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://desotoarc.org>. Talk-in 147.075+. VE exams.

COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS — The St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club Inc. will hold Winterfest 2015 Saturday, January 24 at Gateway Convention Center. Website: <http://slsrc.com>. Talk-in 146.760 or146.940. VE exams.

OLATHE, KANSAS — Special Event Station, KSØKS, will air from 1600 to 21 UTC, Saturday, January 24. Frequencies include 28.320, 21.320, 14.250, 10.115, 7.250. QSL a SASE to KSØKS, P.O. Box 3144, Olathe, KS 66063. EQSL and LOTW.

LOCKPORT, NEW YORK — The Lockport Amateur Radio Association will hold the 54th Annual Winter Hamfest Saturday, January 31 at the South Lockport Fire Company. Contact: Steve Ortner, KD2GBD, (716) 491-3158. Email: <lara.hamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.lockportara.us>. Talk-in 146.22+.

MIAMI, FLORIDA — The Dade Radio Club of Miami will hold the 2015 Tropical Hamboree in conjunction with Hamboree Mini Maker Faire Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31 at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center. Phone: (305) 590-8523. Email: <tropicalhamboree@gmail.com>. Website: <http://hamboree.org>. Talk-in 146.925 (PL 94.8). VE exams.

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), 25 Newbridge Rd., Hicksville, NY 11801.

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