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CQ Announcements: March 2015

March

ANNANDALE, NEW JERSEY — The Cherryville Repeater Association will hold the Cherryville Hamfest 2015 Saturday, March 7 at the North Hunterdon Regional High School. Contact: CRA, P.O. Box 623, Pittstown, NJ 08867. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/w2cra>. Talk-in 147.375+ (PL 151.4). VE exams.

IRONDALE, ALABAMA — The Birmingham Amateur Radio Club will hold BirmingHAMfest 2015 and ARRL Alabama Section Convention Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 at the Zamora Temple. Contact: Ken Adkisson, Sr., WB4FAY, (205) 960-1647. Email: <ken@wb4fay.com>. Website: <http://birminghamfest.org>. VE exams.

IRVING, TEXAS — The Irving Amateur Radio Club, Inc. will hold its 13th Annual Hamfest Saturday, March 7 at the Betcha Bingo Hall. Contact: Irving Amateur Radio Club, Inc., P.O. Box 153333, Irving, TX 75015-3333. Tim Fooks, N5MBQ, <n5mbq@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.irvingarc.org>. Talk-in 146.72- (PL 110.9). VE exams.

PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON — The Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club will hold its 34th Annual Electronics Show & Flea Market Saturday, March 7 at the Pavilion Exhibition Hall-Washington State Fair Grounds. Contact: Diane Dinkelman, 22222 148th Avenue SE, Kent, WA 98042. Phone: (253) 631-3756. Email: <dmdink@clearwire.net> or <n7wa@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.mikeandkey.org>. VE exams.

HICKSVILLE, NEW YORK — The Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club will hold the Long Island Hamfair & Electronics Show Sunday, March 8 at Levittown Hall. Contact: LIMARC, P.O. Box 392, Levittown, NY 11756-0392. Phone: (516) 694-4937. Email: <hamfest@limarc.org>. Website: <http://www.limarc.org>. Talk-in 146.85- (PL 136.5). VE exams.

CLAREMORE, OKLAHOMA — The Green Country Hamfest Inc. will hold the Green Country Hamfest Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 at the Claremore Expo Center. Contact: Green Country Hamfest Inc., P.O. Box 470132, Tulsa, OK 74147-0132. Email: <info@greencountryhamfest.org>. Website: <http://greencountryhamfest.org>. Talk-in 147.09+. VE exams.

CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA — The Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society will hold the Charlotte Hamfest Computer & Tech Expo Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 at the Cabarrus Arena. Contact: Charlotte Hamfest, 635 Crater Street, Charlotte, NC 28205. Phone: (704) 948-7373. Email: <info@charlottehamfest.org>. Website: <http://www.charlottehamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.655 or 146.940 (PL 118.8). VE exams.

DAYVILLE, CONNECTICUT — The Eastern Connecticut Amateur Radio Association will hold its Annual Flea Market Saturday, March 14 at St. Joseph’s Church Hall. Contact: Peter, <k1nlx@snet.net>.

KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN — The Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society will hold the 55th Annual Michigan Crossroads Hamfest & Radio Swap Saturday, March 14 at the Wings Stadium Annex. Contact: SMARS, P.O. Box 934, Battle Creek, MI 49016. Tom, WR8G, (269) 962-8007. Email: <wr8g@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.w8df.com/hamfest>. Talk-in 147.000- (PL 94.8). VE exams.

MIDLAND, TEXAS — The Midland Amateur Radio Club will hold the 60th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest Saturday, March 15 at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena. Contact: Randy Karch, N5OVH, (432) 683-7328. Email: <n5ovh.01@gmail.com>. Website: <http://hamfest.w5qgg.org>. Talk-in 146.760- (PL 88.5). VE exams.

PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA — The Desert Radio Amateur Transmitting Society, Makers Faire, and SMaRT Education will hold the Palm Springs Hamfest Saturday, March 14 at the Palm Springs Pavilion. Contact: DRATS, P.O. Box 1167, Palm Springs, CA 92263. Phone: (760) 770-6434. Website: <http://palmspringshamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.940- (PL 107.2). VE exams.

TULLAHOMA, TENNESSEE — The Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society will hold the MTARS Tullahoma Hamfest Saturday, March 14 at the First Methodist Church. Contact: Michael Glennon, KB4JHU, 302 Twelve Oaks Road, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Email: <kb4jhu@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/mtars>. Talk-in 146.700- (PL 114.8), 147.195+ (PL 114.8), or 443.950+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.

JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN — The Tri-County Amateur Radio Club will hold Hamfest 2015 Sunday, March 15 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Activity Center. Contact: TCARC-Hamfest 2015, P.O. Box 411, Johnson Creek, WI 53038. Phone: (920) 390-9068. Email: <hamfest@w9mqb.org>. Website: <http://www.w9mqb.org>. Talk-in 145.49 (PL 123). VE exams.

TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, NEW JERSEY — The Bergen Amateur Radio Association will hold its Annual Auction Sunday, March 15 at the Westwood Regional High School. Email: <bara@bara.org>. Website: <http://www.bara.org>. Talk-in 146.19+ (PL 141.3).

FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA — The Playground Amateur Radio Club will hold the 45th Annual PARC/Fort Walton Beach Hamfest Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at the C.H. “Bull” Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreation Center. Email: <parcfest@w4zbb.org>. Website: <http://www.w4zbb.org>. Talk-in 146.79- (PL 100). VE exams.

RAYNE, LOUISIANA — The Acadiana Amateur Radio Association will hold the 55th Annual Acadiana Hamfest and ARRL Louisiana State Convention Friday, March 20 and Saturday, March 21 at the Civic Center. Contact: Galen Wilson, KF5BET, 308 Vivian Drive, Lafayette, LA 70508. Phone: (337) 837-5175. Email: <galenw@cox.net>. Website: <http://w5ddl.org>. Talk-in 146.820 (PL 103.5). VE exams.

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA — The Lincoln Amateur Radio Club will hold the Lincoln “End of Winter” Hamfest and 2015 ARRL Nebraska State Convention Saturday, March 21 at the Lancaster Events Center. Contact: Lincoln ARC, P.O. Box 5006, Lincoln, NE 68505- 0006. Phone (402) 770-9157. Website: <http://lincolnhamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.16+, D-Star: 145.25-, APRS Beacon: 144.39. VE exams.

REDMOND, WASHINGTON — The MicroHAMS will hold the MicroHAMS Digital Conference 2015 Saturday, March 21 at the Microsoft campus. Contact: Kenny, KU7M, <kenny@holenwall.com>.

STUART, FLORIDA — The Martin County Amateur Radio Association will hold the 2015 Stuart Florida Hamfest and 2015 ARRL Southern Florida Section Convention Saturday, March 21 at the Martin County Fairgrounds. Contact: MCARA, Box 1901, Stuart, FL 34995-1901. Phone: (772) 324-3078. Website: <http://www.stuarthamfest.com>. Talkin 147.060. VE exams.

BUFFALO, MINNESOTA — The Maple Grove Radio Club will hold the 34th Annual Midwinter Madness Hobby Electronics Show Saturday, March 28 at the Buffalo Civic Center. Contact: KØLTC, Inc., P.O. Box 22613, Minneapolis, MN 55422. Email: <swap@koltc.org>. Website: <http://www.k0ltc.org>. Talk-in 147.000+. VE exams.

COLUMBUS, INDIANA — The Columbus Amateur Radio Club will hold the 32nd Annual Columbus Hamfest Saturday, March 28 at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds-Community Building. Contact: Matthew Bruner, KC9BWO, 325 Robbins Street, Hope, IN 47246. Phone: (812) 375-4860. Email: <kc9bwo@att.net>. Website: <http://www.carcnet.net>. Talk-in 146.79- (PL 103.5). VE exams.

ROSENBERG, TEXAS — The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold the 14th Annual Greater Houston Hamfest and 2015 ARRL Texas State Convention Saturday, March 28 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. Contact: Nathan Vessey, N5NYV, <nathan@houstonhamfest.org> or Michael Wrenn, K5WRN, <michael@houstonhamfest.org>. Website: <http://www.houstonhamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.940- (PL 167.9). VE exams. Special event station, KK5W.

APRIL

LONGMONT, COLORADO — The Longmont Amateur Radio Club will hold LARCFest 2015 Saturday, April 4 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building. Contact: LARC, 1541 Judson Drive, Longmont, CO 80501. Website: <http://w0eno.org>. VE exams.

NOBLE, ILLINOIS — The W.H.E.R.E. Amateur Radio Club will hold its 5th Annual April Fools Fest Saturday, April 4 at the Former West Richland High School. Contact: W.H.E.R.E. ARC, 207 S. Washington Street, Geff, IL 62842. Phone: (618) 919-0536. Email: <wherearc@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.whereradio.webs.com>. Talk-in 146.760- (PL 94.8).

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society will hold the 43rd Annual RARSFest and 2015 ARRL North Carolina State Convention Saturday, April 4 at the Jim Graham Building-NC State Fairgrounds. Contact: RARS, P.O. Box 17124, Raleigh, NC 27619-7124. Website: <http://www.rars.org>. Talk-in 146.64. VE exams.

SEBRING, FLORIDA — The ARRL West Central Florida Section will hold its First Annual Technical Conference Saturday, April 4 at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Civic Center. Contact: Darrell Davis, KT4WX, 6350 Mills Road, Fort Meade, FL 33841. Email: <kt4wx@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.arrlwcf.org>.

BOONE, IOWA — The 3900 Club will hold its Hamboree 2015 Saturday, April 11 at the Boone County Fair Grounds Community Building. Contact: Clay Conard, WØFS, (515) 838-2285. Website: <http://www.3900club.com>. Talk-in 146.85-. VE exams.

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO — The Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club will hold its 61st Annual Hamfest Electronic & Computer Show Saturday, April 11 at Emidion & Sons Party Center. Contact: Ted Sarah, W8TTS, 239 Bermont Avenue, Munroe Falls, OH 44262. Phone: (234) 206-0270. Email: <hamfest2015@cfarc.org>. Website: <http://www.cfarc.org>. Talk-in 147.27+.

VENICE, FLORIDA — The Tamiami Amateur Radio Club will air special event station, K4S, from the Annual Sharks Tooth Festival from 1800Z, Friday, April 10 to 1800Z, Sunday, April 12. Frequencies include 14.236, 18.153, 21.313 on SSB, RTTY, and PSK-31. QSL with SASE to Jack Sproat, W4JS, 1419 E. Manasota Beach Road, Englewood, FL 34223-6341.

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — The Communications Academy will be holding the 2015 Communications Academy Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12 at South Seattle College. Contact: Marina Zuetell, N7LSL, P.O. Box 15624, Seattle, WA 98115. Phone: (206) 524-6567. Email: <n7lsl@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.commacademy.org>.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — The Oklahoma City-County Health Department, Georgia Tech Amateur Radio Club, Southwest Utah Public Health Department, Cobb County GA ARES, Monroe County NY ARES, and National Association of County and City Health Officials will air special event station, N4P, daily from 1700Z-2359Z Monday, April 13 to Friday, April 17. Frequencies include 28.365, 21.365, 14.265, and 7.265. QSL a SASE to Andrew Roszak, NACCHO, 1100 17th Street NW, Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036.

VISALIA, CALIFORNIA — The Northern California DX Association will hold the 66th International DX Convention Friday, April 17; Saturday, April 18; and Sunday, April 19 at the Visalia Conference Center. Email: <info@dxconvention.com>. Website: <http://www.dxconvention.com>. Special event station, N6V.

LAKE, MINNESOTA — The Northern Lights Radio Society will hold the 2015 Aurora Conference Saturday, April 25 at the First Lutheran Church. Website: <http://www.nlrs.org>.

ATHENS, OHIO — The Athens County Amateur Radio Association will hold the Athens Ohio Hamfest Saturday, April 26 at the Athens Community Center. Contact: Carl Denbow, N8VZ, 17 Coventry Lane, Athens, OH 45701. Phone: (740) 592-2133. Eric McFadden, WD8RIF, 12600 Adeline Circle, Athens, OH 45701. Phone: (740) 593-7176. Website: <http://www.ac-ara.org>. Talk-in 145.15-. VE exams.

MAY

MARGRATEN, THE NETHERLANDS — The Plusscouts PA3EFR/J will air special event station, PH70CALM, during the month of May to honor the 70th anniversary of the liberation of The Netherlands during World War II. PH70CALM will be active on all HF bands in both digital and voice modes.

CADILLAC, MICHIGAN — The Wexaukee Amateur Radio Club will hold its 53rd Annual Cadillac Swap Saturday, May 2 at Cadillac Junior High School. Contact: Alton McConnell, (231) 862-3774 (evenings only). Email: <nu8l@yahoo.com>. Talk-in 146.98. VE exams.

DAYTON, OHIO — The Dayton Amateur Radio Association will hold the Dayton Hamvention® from Friday, May 15 through Sunday, May 17 at the Hara Arena. Website: <http://www.hamvention.com>. VE exams.

DAYTON, OHIO — The SouthWest Ohio DX Association will hold the 30th Annual SWODXA DX Dinner Friday, May 15 at the Marriott Marquis. Contact: Bill Salyers, AJ8B, <aj8b@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.swodxaevents.org>.

JULY

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — The Central Oklahoma Radio Amateurs, Inc. will hold Ham Holiday 2015 and 2015 ARRL Oklahoma Section Convention Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 at the Bricktown Hotel & Conference Center. Contact: CORA Inc., P.O. Box 1103, Nicoma Park, OK 73066. Email: <vicepresident@hamholiday.org>. Website: <http://hamholiday.org>. Talk-in 146.82- (PL 151.4). 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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