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CQ Announcements: March 2017

MARCH 2017


CAVE CITY, KENTUCKY — The Mammoth Cave Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cave City Hamfest, Saturday, March 4 at the Cave City Convention Center, 502 Mammoth Cave Street. Contact: Larry Brumett, KN4IV, 108 Withers Drive, Glascow, KY 42141. Phone: (270) 651-2363. Email: <lbrumett@glascow-ky.com>. Website: <www.ky4x.org>. Talk-in 146.34+. VE exams.


IRONDALE, ALABAMA — The Birmingham Amateur Radio Club will hold BirminHAMfest 2017 Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 at the Zamora Temple, 3521 Ratliff Road. Contact: BirmingHamfest 2017, c/o Jeff Drew N4JDU, P.O. Box 10464, Birmingham, AL 35203. Email: <birminghamfest@w4cue.com>. Website: <www.w4cue.com>.


IRVING, TEXAS — The Irving Amateur Radio Club will hold the Irving ARC Hamfest Saturday, March 4 at the Betcha Bingo Hall, 2420 W. Irving Boulevard. Website: <www.irvingarc.org>. Talk-in 146.720 (PL 110.9). VE exams.


RUSSELLVILLE, ARKANSAS — The Arkansas River Valley Amateur Radio Foundation will hold the 25th Annual Russellville Hamfest and 2017 ARRL Arkansas Section Convention Saturday, March 4 at the L.V. Williamson Boys and Girls Clubs of the Arkansas River Valley, 600 East. 16th Street. Contact: Jonathan Setcer, N5QT, (501) 580-5789. Website: <www.arvarf.com>. VE exams.


ELYRIA, OHIO — The Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society will hold the 2017 NOARS Winter Hamfest & Electronics Show Sunday, March 5 at the VFW Post 1079, 500 South Abbe Road. Contact: Tom Porter, W8KYZ, (440) 930-9115 or Darlene Ohman, KA8VTS, (216) 398-8858 (call before 11 p.m.). Email: <winterhamfest@noars.net>. Website: <www.noars.net>. Talk-in 146.70 (PL 110.9).


STERLING, ILLIONOIS — The Sterling Rock Falls Amateur Radio Society will hold the SFARS Hamfest Sunday, March 5 at Challand Middle School, 1700 6th Avenue. Contact: SFARS, P.O. Box 521, Sterling, IL 61081. Phone: (815) 626-4766. Email: <n9orq@hotmail.com>. Website: <www.w9mep.org>. VE exams.


BELTON, TEXAS — The Temple Amateur Radio Club will hold HamEXPO Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 at the Bell County Expo Center, 301 Loop 121. Email: <hamexpo@tarc.org> or <expo@tarc.org>. Website: <www.tarc.org>. Talk-in 146.820- (PL 123).


CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA — The Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society will hold the Charlotte Hamfest 2017 Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4551 Old Airport Road. Phone: (704) 948-7373. Website: <http://charlottehamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.655 or 146.940 (PL 118.8). VE exams and card checking.


RAYNE, LOUISIANA — The Acadiana Amateur Radio Association will hold he 57th Annual Acadiana Hamfest Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 at the Rayne Civic Center, 300 Frog Festival Drive. Website: <www.w5ddl.org>. Talk-in 146.820 (PL 103.5). VE exams and card checking.


BRAZIL, INDIANA — The Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association will hold the 2017 Terre Haute Hamfest & Computer Expo Saturday, March 11 at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds, 6650 N. State Road 59. Website: <www.w9uuu.org>. Talk-in 146.685 (PL 151.4). DXCC/WAS/VUCC card checking.


CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Mt. Tom Amateur Repeater Association will hold its 30th Annual Amateur Radio & Electronics Hamfest Saturday, March 11 at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive. Contact: Brian Mullarney, KC1BDF, 20 Spring Street, Easthampton, MA 01027. Phone: (860) 478-6790. Email: <kc1bd@arrl.net>. Website: <www.mtara.org>. Talk-in 146.94 (PL 127.3). VE exams.


LINCOLN, NEBRASKA — The Lincoln Amateur Radio Club will hold the Lincoln Hamfest and 2017 ARRL Nebraska State Convention Saturday, March 11 at the Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th Street. Website: <www.lincolnhamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.76-. VE exams and special event station, WØN.


LOWELL, MICHIGAN — The Lowell Amateur Radio Youth Club will hold the LARYC Hamfest 2017 Saturday, March 11 at Lowell High School, 11700 Vergennes Street. Contact: Al Eckman, 725 Bowes Road, Apt. K6, Lowell, MI 49331. Phone: (616) 450-4332. Email: <aeckman@lowellschools.com>. Website: <http://k8lhs.club>. VE exams.


PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA — The Peace River Radio Association will hold the Charlotte County Hamfest Saturday, March 11 at The Punta Gordo Boat Club, 802 West Retta Esplanade. Contact: Dave, WB4GVZ, <a1steel@verizon.net>. Website: <www.prra.club>. Talk-in 147.255+ or 442.925+.


PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON — The Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club will hold the 36th Annual Mike & Key ARC Electronics Show & Fleamarket Saturday, March 11 at the Pavilion Exhibit Hall-Washington State Fair Grounds, 110 9th Avenue SW. Contact: Diane Dinkelman, (253) 631-3756. Email: <ddmdink@gmail.com> or <n7wa@arrl.net>. Website: <www.mikeandkey.org>. Talk-in 146.82- (PL 103.5). VE exams.


TULLAHOMA, TENNESSEE — The Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society will hold the MTARS Tullahoma Hamfest Saturday, March 11 at the First Methodist Church, 208 West Lauderdale Street. Contact: Michael Glennon, KB4JHU, 302 Twelve Oaks Rd., Tullahoma, TN 37388. Phone: (931) 588-0302. Email: <kb4jhu@arrl.net>. Website: <www.qsl.net/mtars> or <www.mtars-ham.org>. Talk-in 146.700- (PL 114.8). VE exams.


FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA — The Playground Amateur Radio Club will hold the PARC/Fort Walton Beach 2017 Hamfest Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at the C.H. "Bull" Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreational Complex, 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd. Email: <parcfest@w4zbb.org>. Website: <www.w4zbb.org>. Talk-in 146.79- (PL 100). VE exams.


GALLIPOLIS, OHIO — The Mid-Ohio Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest 2017 Saturday, March 18 at the Gallia County Senior Citizens Center, 1165 State Route 160. Contact: Lester Cardwell, KD8ZU, 15422 Hannan Trace Road. Crown City, OH 45623. Phone: (740) 256-1312. Email: <kd8zu@arrl.org>. Talk-in 147.060+ (PL 74.4). VE exams.


GEORGETOWN, TEXAS — The Williamson County Amateur Radio Club will hold the WCARC Swapfest Saturday, March 18 at the Community Center, San Gabriel Park, 455 E. Morrow Street. Website: <http://wcarc.com>. Talk-in 146.64 (PL 162.2). VE exams.


KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN — The Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society will hold the Michigan Crossroads Hamfest and Radio Swap Saturday, March 18 at Wings Event Center, 3600 Vanrick Drive. Contact: Jay Jarrett, N8ARR, (269) 815-8007. Email: <crossroadshamfest@w8df.com> Website: <www.w8df.com/hamfest>. Talk-In 147.000- (PL 94.8). VE exams.


SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA — The Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club will hold the Scottsdale Springfest Saturday, March 18 at the Scottsdale Bible Church-Mountain View Campus, 17705 N. Pacesetter Way. Website: <http://scottsdalearc.org>. Talk-in 147.180+ (PL 162.2). VE exams.


STUART, FLORIDA — The Martin County Amateur Radio Association will hold the 42nd Annual Stuart Hamfest Saturday, March 18 at the Martin County Fairgrounds, 2616 SE Dixie Highway (A1A). Contact: MCARA Hamfest Chairman, P.O. Box 1901, Stuart, FL 34995. Phone: (772) 349-7820. Email: <hamfest@mcaraweb.com>. Website: <www.stuarthamfest.com>. Talk-in 147.060+. VE exams.


THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA — The Thomasville Amateur Radio Club will hold the Great Southern Hamfest Saturday, March 18 at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 2057 GA 122. Website: <http://thomasvilleamateurradioclub.com>.


ANNANDALE, VIRGINIA — The Vienna Wireless Society will hold the Vienna Wireless Winterfest Sunday, March 19 at the Northern Virginia Community College-Annandale Campus, 833 Little River Turnpike. Email: <winterfest2017@viennawireless.net>. Website: <http://viennawireless.net>. VE exams, card checking (until noon).


JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN — The Tri County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest 2017 Sunday, March 19 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Activity Center, 503 North Jackson Avenue. Contact: Stan, W9FIB, (920) 390-9068. Email: <hamfest@w9mqb.org>. Talk-in 145.49 (PL 123). VE exams.


PERRYSBURG, OHIO — The Toledo Mobile Radio Association will hold the TMRA Hamfest Sunday, March 19 at the Owens Community College-Student Health and Activities Center, 30335 Oregon Road. Website: <www.tmrahamradio.org>. VE exams.


SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT — The Southington Amateur Radio Association will hold its Annual Flea Market Sunday, March 19 at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant Street. Contact: John, WA1JKR, (860) 621-8791. Email: <johnrogus@aol.com>. Website: <www.chetbacon.com/sara.htm>. Talk-in 147.345 (PL 77). VE exams.


ROSENBERG, TEXAS — The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold the 16th Annual Greater Houston Hamfest Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 TX-36S. Website: <www.houstonhamfest.org>.


BUFFALO, MINNEOTA — The Maple Grove Radio Club will hold Midwinter Madness Saturday, March 25 at the Buffalo Civic Center, 1306 County Road 134. Email: <swap@k0ltc.org>. Website: <http://k0ltc.org>. Talk-in 147.000+. VE exams and card checking.


CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA — The Kanawha Amateur Radio Club will hold the 33rd Annual Charleston Area Hamfest Saturday, March 25 at the Charleston Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. Contact: Rick Cummings, WV8RC, (304) 610-6404. Email: <rickwv8rc@gmail.com>. Website: <http://w8gk.org>. Talk-in 145.35. VE exams and DXCC/WAS/VUCC card checking.


FREDERICK, PENNSYLVANIA — The Frederick Amateur Radio Club will hold Fredfest Saturday, March 25 in the Social Hall at the Independent Hose Company. 310 Baughmans Lane. Website: <http://frederickarc.org>. Talk-in 146.640- (PL 157.6). VE exams.


MT. VERNON, MISSOURI — The Ozarks Amateur Radio Society will hold its Hamfest Saturday, March 25 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Boulevard. Contact: Mike Sanders, KØAZ, <k0az@centurytel.net> or Bob Myers <bhmyers@suddenlink.net>. Website: <www.w0oar.com>. Talk-in 146.970- (PL 162.2). VE exams.


SANDY, UTAH — The First Annual Amateur Radio Utah Digital Conference will be held Saturday, March 25 at the Salt Lake Community College Conference Center, 9750 South 300 West. Email: <utahdcc@gmail.com>. Website: <http://utah-dcc.org>.


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — The Las Vegas Amateur Radio Club will host the 2017 ARRL Nevada State Convention Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2 at the Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel. Website: <http://nvcon.org> or <www.lvrac.org>. Talk-in 146.94 (PL 100). VE exams.


APRIL


FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS — The Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Hanging Judge Hamfest Saturday, April 1 at Columbus Acres, 10203 Columbus Acres Road. Contact: Mike Cole, W5TMC, 124 Grant Street, Roland, OK 74954. Phone: (918) 427-1431. Website: <http://hangingjudgehamfest.com>. VE exams.


LONGMONT, COLORADO — The Longmont Amateur Radio Club will hold the LARC Hamfest Saturday, April 1 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road. Contact: Jerry Schmidt, NØOUW, (303) 772-6736. Email: <nickijerry@comcast.net>. Website: <http://w0eno.org>. Talk-in 147.27 (PL 100). VE exams.


NOBLE, ILLINOIS — The Clay County Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the 7th Annual April Fools' Fest Saturday, April 1 at the West Richland Center, IL-250 East. Phone: (618) 897-2324. Email: <claycountyradio@gmail.com>. Website: <http://claycountyradio.webs.com>. Talk-in 146.760- (PL 94.8). VE exams.


BRANSON, MISSOURI — The 4State QRP Group will hold the OzarkCon QRP Conference Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 at the Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center, 3050 Green Mountain Drive. Website: <www.ozarkcon.com>.


CLAREMORE, OKLAHOMA — The Green Country Hamfest and 2017 ARRL Oklahoma State Convention will be held Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 at the Claremore Expo Center, 400 Veterans Parkway. Contact: John Harwell, KD5NAQ, (918) 379-0950. Email: <info@greencountryhamfest.org>. Website: <www.greencountryhamfest.org>. Talk-in 147.09+. VE exams.


BARTLETT. TENNESSEE — The Mid-South Amateur Radio Association will hold the Memphis FreeFest Saturday, April 8 at the Bartlett Station Municipal Center, 5868 Stage Road. Contact: Tony Brignole, WA4KHN, (901) 216-3263. Email: <freefest@maraonline.org>. Website: <http://maraonline.org>. Talk-in 147.03+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.


CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO — The Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club will hold its 63rd Annual Hamfest Electronics and Computer Show Saturday, April 8 at the Emidio and Sons Party Center, 48 E. Bath Road. Contact: Mike Luoma, K8MAL, (234) 206-0270. Email: <hamfest2017@cfarc.org>. Website: <www.cfarc.org>.


MOBILE, ALABAMA — The Mobile Amateur Radio Club will hold the Mobile Hamfest Saturday, April 8 at the ABBA Shrine Center, 7701 Hitt Road. Contact: Jim (251) 513-4501 or text Frank (251) 295-2438. Email: <mobilehamfest@outlook.com>. Website: <http://w4iax.net>. VE exams.


STOUGHTON, WISCONSIN — The Madison Area Repeater Association will hold the 45th Annual Madison Hamfest Saturday, April 8 at the Mandt Community Center, 400 Mandt Parkway. Contact: Paul Toussaint, (608) 205-1994. Email: <w9hsy@execpc.com>. Talk-in 147.150+ (PL 123). VE exams.


YAKIMA, WASHINGTON — The Yakima Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest Saturday, April 8 at the Saleh Civic Center, 216 South 1st Street. Contact: Bob Dameron, KE7HLK, (509) 452-3877. Email: <bigiron9@msn.com>. Website: <www.w7aq.com>. Talk-in 146.660 (PL 123). VE exams and bunny hunt.


RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society will hold the 45th Annual RARSFest and 2017 ARRL Roanoke Division Convention Saturday, April 15 at the NC State Fairgrounds-Jim Graham Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Road. Website: <www.rars.org>. Talk-in 146.64. VE exams, DXCC/WAS/WAC/VUCC card checking.


VISALIA, CALIFORNIA — The Northern California DX Club will hold the 68th Annual International DX Convention Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23 at the Visalia Conference Center, 303 E. Acequia. Email: <info@dxconvention.com>. Website: <www.dxconvention.com>. Card checking.


BRAINERD, MINNESOTA — The Brainerd Amateur Radio Club will hold the Brainerd Area Hamfest Saturday, April 22 at the Brainerd National Guard Armory, 1115 Wright Street. Contact: BAARC, 33247 East Shamineau Drive, Motley, MN 56466. Website: <www.brainerdham.org>. Talk-in 147.225+. VE exams.


CHASSELL, MICHIGAN — The Keweenaw County Repeater Association and Copper County Radio Amateur Inc. will hold the CCRAA & KCRA Hamfest & Swap Saturday, April 22 at the Chassell VFW Hall, 42103 Wilson Memorial Drive. Email: <ccraaclub@gmail.com>. Website: <http://kcra-mi.net>.


DES MOINES, IOWA — The Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association will hold the DMRAA Hamfest Saturday, April 22 at the Elwell Family Center, Iowa State Fairgrounds, 300 E. Grand Avenue. Website: <http://dmraa.com>. VE exams.


GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE — The Sussex Amateur Radio Association and Sussex Technical High School will hold the Delmarva Amateur Radio and Electronics Expo Saturday, April 22 at the Cheer Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road. Phone: (302) 628-3060 or (302) 629-4949. Email: <kf3bt@arrl.net> or <vwg615@yahoo.com>. Website: <www.radioelectronicsexpo.com>. Talk-in 147.090+ (PL 156.7). VE exams and card checking.


GODFREY, ILLINOIS — The Lewis and Clark Radio Club will hold its 2017 Hamfest Saturday, April 22 at the Riverbend Arena-Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road. Contact: Jacques, KN9O, (618) 401-5558. Email: <lcrchamfest@charter.net>. Website: <www.k9ham.org>. Talk-in 145.230- (PL 79.7). VE exams.


PALMYRA, NEW YORK — The Drumlins Amateur Radio Club will hold the 31st Annual Drumlins Hamfest Saturday, April 22 at the Palmyra VFW Post 6778, 4306 Route 31. Contact: Rich Hamill, KC2TNJ, (315) 986-8589. Email: <hamfest@drumlinsarc.us>. Website: <www.drumlinsarc.us>. Talk-in 146.745 (PL 71.9). VE exams.


PERU, INDIANA — The Cass County Amateur Radio Club, Miami County Amateur Radio Club, Grant County Amateur Radio Club, and Kokomo Amateur Radio Club will hold the 12th Annual North Central Indiana Hamfest Saturday, April 22 at the Miami County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1029W 200N. Contact: Steve Shepler, Box 824, Marion, IN 46952. Email: <shepler1@gmail.com>. Website: <www.nci-hamfest.net>. Talk-in 147.345+. VE exams.


WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA — The Northern Lights Radio Society will hold the 2017 Aurora VHF Conference Saturday, April 22 at the First Lutheran Church, 4000 Linden Street. Website: <www.nlrs.org>.


BOSTON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Two Rivers Amateur Radio Club will hold its 46th Annual Hamfest Sunday, April 23 at The Spectrum, 6001 Smithfield Street. Phone: (724) 242-5347. Email: <n3lqc@comcast.net>. Website: <www.trarc.net>. Talk-in 146.73. VE exams.


FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS — The Framingham Amateur Radio Association will hold the Framingham Flea Sunday, April 23 at the Keefe Tech School, 750 Winter Street. Website: <http://fara.org>. Talk-in 145.15. VE exams.


CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA — The Southeastern VHF Society will hold its Conference 2017 Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at the Hilton Hotel-Charlotte Airport, 2600 Yorkmont Road. Contact: Bruce Randall, 928 Fall Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730. Email: <treasurer@svhfs.org>. Website: <www.svhfs.org>.


POOLER, GEORGIA — The Coastal Amateur Radio Society will hold its 2017 Hamfest Saturday, April 29 at the Savannah Airport Recreation Facility, 250 Crossroads Parkway. Website: <http://coastalamateurradiosociety.net>.





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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