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AUGUST

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — The Young Ladies Radio League will hold the 2018 YLRL Convention on Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5 at the Sheraton OKC, 1 North Broadway Avenue. Website: http://ylrlconvention.org. Email: w5mqc@yahoo.com.


AUSTIN, TEXAS — The Austin Summerfest 2018 and 2018 ARRL South Texas Section Convention will be held from 6 to 9 p.m., Friday, August 3 and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, August 4 at the Crowne Plaza, 6121 North IH-35. Website: www.austinsummerfest. org. Talk-in 146.94 (PL 107.2). VE exams.


CARLINVILLE, ILLINOIS — The Montgomery County Amateur Radio Club, Macoupin County Amateur Radio Club, Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club, and Sagamon Valley Radio Club will hold the West Central Hamfest from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, August 4 at the Macoupin County Fairgrounds, 21149 IL 4. Contact: Jim Pitchford, N9LQF, (217) 248-3548. Email: james@royell.org. Website: www.k9mce.org. Talk-in 444.250 (PL 103.5). VE exams, card checking.


CENTRAL CITY, IOWA — The Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold the First Annual Midwest STEM TechFest and 2018 ARRL Midwest Region Convention on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 at the Linn County Fairgrounds, 201 Central City Road. Contact: Tim Busch, NØCKR, n0ckr@arrl.net. Website: www.arrlmidwestconvention.org. Talk-in 146.745- (PL 192.8). VE exams.


GROVE CITY, OHIO — The Voice of Aladdin Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2018 Columbus Hamfest and 2018 ARRL Ohio Section Convention from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, August 4 at the Aladdin Shrine Center, 1801 Gateway Circle. Email: w8fez@arrl.net. Website: www.columbushamfest.com. Talk-in 146.760- (PL 123). VE exams.


ONALASKA, WISCONSIN — The Riverland Amateur Radio Club will hold its Swap Fest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, August 4 at the Onalaska Omni Center, 255 Riders Club Road. Contact: Greg Miller, K9LEC, (608) 792-7841. Email: k9lec@arrl.net. Website: http://rarc.qth.com. Talk-in 146.970 (PL 131.8). VE exams, DXCC / VUCC / WAC / WAS / 160m card checking.


TRUMANSBURG, NEW YORK — The Tompkins County Amateur Radio Association will hold the Annual Ithaca Hamfest from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, August 4 at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds, 2150 Trumansburg Road. Email: ne2t@arrl.net. Website: http://tcara-ny.org. VE exams.


PEOTONE, ILLINOIS — The Hamfesters Radio Club will hold its 84th Annual Hamfest from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, August 5 at the Will County Fairgrounds, 710 S. West Street. Contact: Don Pointer, KC9EQQ, (773) 426-1936. Email: dpointer@aol.com. Website: www.hamfester.org. Talk-in 146.52. VE exams.


SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA — The Shreveport Amateur Radio Association will hold the Shreveport-Bossier Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, August 10 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, August 11 at the Louisiana State Fair Agriculture Building, 3206 Pershing Avenue. Contact: Bob Davis, N5ZVW, (318) 230-1242. Email: hamfest@k5sar.com. Website: http://shreveporthamfest. k5sar.com .


FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — The Cape Fear Amateur Radio Society will hold the 20th Annual Care Fear ARS Swapfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, August 11 at the Cumberland County Shrine Club, 7040 Ramsey Street. Contact: David Cowart, KR4OE, (910) 624-1394. Email: kr4oe@nc.rr.com. Talk-in 146.910 (PL 100).


QUINCY, ILLINOIS — The Western Illinois Amateur Radio Club will hold its Ham Radio and Computer Swapfest 2018 from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, August 11 at the Paloma Shelter House, 1895 E. 1635th Street. Contact: Jim, N9JF, . Website: www.w9awe.org. Talk-in 147.03+ (PL 103.5). VE exams.


O’FALLON, MISSOURI — The Saint Charles Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2018 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, August 12 at the Elks Lodge, 1163 Tom Ginnever Avenue. Website: www.wb0hsi.org. Talk-in 146.67-.


STOW, OHIO — The Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club will hold its 10th Annual Tailgate Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, August 12 at the Robert Pinn Armory, 4630 Allen Road. Email: tailfest2018@cfarc.org. Website: .


HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA — Huntsville Hamfest Inc. will hold the Huntsville Hamfest from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, August 18 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, August 19 at the Von Braun Center, 700 Monroe Street. Contact: Dave Givens, K5RSI, (256) 883- 2760. Email: dagivens@yahoo.com. Website: www.hamfest.org. Talk-in 146.94- (PL 100) or 145.33- (PL 100). 2018 Young Ham of the Year Award, VE exam, DXCC card checking.


RINGWOOD, NEW JERSEY — The Ramapo Mountain Amateur Radio Club will hold the RMARC 40v Annual Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, August 18 at St. Catherine’s Roman Catholic Church-Parish Center, 112 Erskine Road. Contact: Tony Cassera, N2KDZ, (973) 839-9564. Email: n2kdz@optonline.net. Website: www.qsl.net/rmarc. Talk-in 146.49 (PL 107.2) or 147.49 (PL 107.2).


ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS — The Northern Berkshire Amateur Radio Club will hold its Annual Hamfest beginning 7 a.m., Sunday, August 19 at Bowe Field (Adams County Agricultural Fairgrounds), 3 Orcutt Street. Contact: Eric at (413) 743-9975. Website: www.nobarc.org. Talk-in 146.91 (PL 162.2). 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, August 19 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).


JOPLIN, MISSOURI — The Joplin Amateur Radio Club will hold the Joplin Hamfest from noon to 7 p.m., Friday, August 24 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 25 at the Jack Lawton Webb Convention Center, Exit 8 off Interstate 44. Contact: JARC, P.O. Box 2983, Joplin, MO 64803-2983. Phone: (417) 437-9547. Website: www.joplinhamfest.org. Talk-in 147.210+ (PL 91.5). VE exams.


WESTON, WEST VIRGINIA — The West Virginia State Amateur Radio Council will hold the 60th ARRL West Virginia State Amateur Radio Convention Friday, August 24 through Sunday, August 26 at Jackson’s Mill WVU Conference Center, 160 Jackson Mill Road. Contact: Bob West, WA8YCD, (304) 672-6381. Email: . Contact: Greg Rinehart, N8NAQ, (304) 545- 8099. Email: grinehart@suddenlink.net. Website: www.qsl.net/wvsarc. Talk-in 145.390. VE exams.


BARABOO, WISCONSIN — The Yellow Thunder Amateur Radio Club will hold the Circus City Swapfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, August 25 at the Badger Steam & Gas Engine, Sand Road. Contact: Tom Harrison, N9PQJ, (608) 963-0762. Email: n9pqj@yellowthunder.org. Website: www.yellowthunder.org. VE exams.


SPENCER, INDIANA — The Owen County Amateur Radio Association will hold its Hamfest from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, August 25 at the Owen County Fairgrounds, South East Street. Contact: Katie Smith, K9INU, (317) 862-0468, Email: k9inu@arrl.net. Website: www.owencountyara.org. Talk-in 146.985 (PL 136.5). VE exams.


NEW KENSINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Skyview Radio Society will hold the 2018 Skyview Radio Society Swap N Shop on Sunday, August 26 at its club grounds, 2335 Turkey Ridge Road. Contact: John Italiano, WA3KFS, (724) 339-3821. Website: www.skyviewradio.net. Talk-in 146.640- (PL 131.8).


NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT — The Candlewood Amateur Radio Association will hold the Western CT. Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Sunday, August 26 at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street. Contact: John Morelli, W1JGM, (203) 417-0160. Email: w1jgm@arrl.net. Website: http://hamfest.cararadioclub.org. VE exams.


SHELBY, NORTH CAROLINA — The Shelby Amateur Radio Club will hold the Shelby Hamfest from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, August 29; 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, August 30; and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, September 1 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 1751 E. Marion Street. Contact: Ben Melvin, KM4C, (980) 295-5151. Email: chairman@shelbyhamfest.org. Website: http://shelbyhamfest. org. Talk-in 146.880-. VE exams.


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.





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