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CQ Announcements: February 2016

FEBRUARY 2016

NEGAUNEE, MICHIGAN — The Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association will hold the HARA Swap & Shop Saturday, February 6 at the Negaunee Township Community Center. Contact: Fred Mouser, KD8JIP, (906) 249-9074 or (906) 360-3326. Email: <fmouser@gmail.com>.


NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Charleston Amateur Radio Society Inc. will hold the 43rd Annual Charleston Hamfest and 2016 ARRL South Carolina State Convention Saturday, February 6 at the Armory Park Community Center. Contact: Greg Amirault, KI4TVA, 109 Four Iron Drive, Summerville, SC 29483. Phone (843) 469-5305. Email <geamirault@sc.rr.com>. Website: <http://www.wa4usn.org>. Talk-in 146.790-, 146.940- (PL 123), or 147.045+ (PL 103.5). VE exams.


RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — The Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society will hold Frostfest 2016 Saturday, February 6 at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Contact: RATS, P.O. Box 14828, Richmond, VA 23221. Phone: (804) 620-7287. Website: <http://www.frostfest.com>. VE exams.


BRIGHTON, COLORADO — The Aurora Repeater Association, Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club, and Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will hold The Swapfest Sunday, February 7 at the Adams County Fairgrounds. Contact: Wayne Heinen, NØPOH, (303) 699.6335. Email: <n0poh@arrl.net>. Talk-in 147.15+ (PL 100). VE exams.


ORLANDO, FLORIDA — The Orlando Amateur Radio Club will hold the 70th Orlando Hamcation and the 2016 ARRL National Convention Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Contact: Orlando Hamcation, P.O. Box 574962, Orlando, FL 32857-4962. Phone: (407) 841-0874 or (800) 214-7541. Email: <info@hamcation.com>. Website: <http://www.hamcation.com>. Talk-in 146.76, 146.82, or 147.015. VE exams.


BROOKFIELD, WISCONSIN — The Milwaukee Radio Amateurs Club and the Milwaukee Area Amateur Radio Society will hold the Mid-Winter Interclub SwapFest Saturday, February 13 at 12560 West Townsend Street. Contact: MRAC, P.O. Box 26233, Milwaukee, WI 53226. Phone: (414) 459-9741. Email: <swapfest@w9rh.org>. Website: <http://www.w9rh.org>. Talk-in 145.390 (PL 127.3) or 145.130 (PL 127.3).


BROWNSBURG, INDIANA — The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society will hold the Fifth Annual Brownsburg Hamfest Saturday, February 13 at the American Legion Post 331. Email: <hcars@gmail.com>. Talk-in 147.015+.


MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS — The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club will hold its Amateur Radio Flea Market Saturday, February 13 at the Marlborough 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb School. Contact: Tim Ikeda, KA1OS, (508) 919-6136 (before 9 p.m.). Email: <flea.market@n1em.org>. Talk-in 147.27+ (PL 146.2). VE exams.


BROOKLAWN, NEW JERSEY — The Gloucester City Amateur Radio Club will hold the Giant Winter Hamfest Sunday, February 14 at the Brooklawn American Legion Hall. Email: <kb2adl@comcast.net>. Website: <http://www.nj2gc.org>. VE exams.


YUMA, ARIZONA — The Yuma Amateur Radio Hamfest Organization will hold the Yuma Hamfest and 2016 ARRL Southwest Division Convention Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds. Email: <info@yumahamfest.org>. Website: <http://www.yumahamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.840- (PL 88.5). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


RICKREALL, OREGON — The Salem Repeater Association will hold the 35th Annual Salem Hamfair Saturday, February 20 at the Polk County Fairgrounds. Contact: Wayne Silver, KE7ANM, (503) 779-6998. Email: <hamfair@w7sra.org>. Talk-in 145.33- (PL 186.2). VE exams.


WALNUT RIDGE, ARKANSAS — The Lawrence County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Winter-Fest Saturday, February 20. Contact: Dale Stratton, K5ZXH, (870) 759-2067. Website: <http://www.w5wra.org>.


LIVONIA, MICHIGAN — The Livonia Amateur Radio Club will hold its 45th Annual Swap-N-Shop Sunday, February 20 at the Civic Park Senior Center. Contact: Livonia ARC, P.O. Box 51532, Livonia, MI 48151-0532. Phone (734) 941-5043. Email: <k8uns@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.livoniaarc.com>. Talk-in 145.35 (PL 100) or 146.52.


ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will hold the 2016 New Mexico TechFest Saturday, February 27 at the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Event Center. Email: <techfest@rmham.org>. Website: <http://www.rmham.org>.


BIG FLATS, NEW YORK — The K2LIM Contesting Group will hold its Winter Hamfest Saturday, February 27 at the Big Flats American Legion. Phone: (607) 739-7305. Website: <http://www.ka2lim.com>. VE exams.


LA PORTE, INDIANA — The La Porte County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cabin Fever Hamfest Saturday, February 27 at the La Porte Civic Auditorium. Contact: LPCARC, P.O. Box 148, Michigan City, Indiana 46361. Phone: (219) 448-0832. Email: <cabinfever.hamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <http://lpcarc.org>. Talk-in 146.610 (PL 131.8). VE exams.


ORANGE, TEXAS — The Orange Amateur Radio Club and the Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club will hold Orange Hamfest 2016 Saturday, February 27 at the Orange County Convention & Expo Center. Contact: Rocky Wilson, (409) 988-8906. Email: <n5mtx@gmail.com>. Alternate contact: Chuck Vincent, (409) 540-0477. Email: <batmo@aol.com>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/w5nd>. VE exams.


DUGGER, INDIANA — The Dugger Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2016 Hamfest Saturday, February 27 at the Community Building in Dugger Park. Contact: KB9QJY, (812) 798-0457. Email: <onewjf@yahoo.com>. Talk-in 146.777 (PL 136.5). VE exams.


CASTLE SHANNON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Wireless Association of South Hills Amateur Radio Club will hold WASHfest 2016 Sunday, February 28 at the Castle Shannon VFD Memorial Hall. Contact: Carol Danko, KB3GMN, 4246 Seton Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15227.1244. Phone (412) 884-1466. Email <n3sbf@comcast.net> or <washarc@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://www.n3sh.org>. Talk-in 146.955- or 443.650+ (PL 131.8).


MARCH 2016


PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON — The Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club will hold the 35th Annual Mike & Key ARC Electronics Show & Fleamarket Saturday, March 5 at the Washington State Fairgrounds. Contact: Diane Dinkelman, N7WA, (253) 631-3756. Email: <ddmdink@gmail.com> or <n7wa@arrl.net>. Talk-in 146.82- (PL 103.5). VE exams.


ELYRIA, OHIO — The Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society will hold NOARS Winter Hamfest & Computer Show Sunday, March 6 at the VFW Post 1079. Contact: Dee Dee, KA8VTS, (216) 398-8858 before 11 p.m. Email: <winterhamfest@noars.net>. Website: <http://www.noars.net>. Talk-in 146.700 (PL 110.9).


BUFFALO, MINNESOTA — The Maple Grove Radio Club will hold the 34th Annual Midwinter Madness Saturday, March 12 at the Buffalo Civic Center. Contact: KØLTC, P.O. Box 22613, Minneapolis, MN 55422. Email: <swap@k0ltc.org>. Website: <http://k0ltc.org>. Talk-in 147.000+. VE exams.


DEL REY OAKS, CALIFORNIA — The Naval Postgraduate School Amateur Radio Club will hold Radio Fest and the 2016 ARRL Santa Clara Valley Section Convention Saturday, March 12 at the Monterey Moose Family Center. Contact: Sal De Franco, N6SPD, <sal@spdavanti.com>. Website: <http://www.n6spd.com>. Talk-in 146.970- (PL 94.8). VE exams.


GEORGETOWN, TEXAS — The Williamson County Amateur Radio Club will hold the WCARC Swapfest Saturday, March 12 at the Community Center in San Gabriel Park. Contact: WCARC, P.O. Box 1644, Georgetown, TX 78627. Phone: (512) 778-5421. Email: <k5csw@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.wcarc.com>. Talk-in 146.64 (PL 162.2). VE exams.


PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA — The Palm Springs Hamfest will be held Saturday, March 12 at the Palm Springs Pavilion. Website: <http://www.palmspringshamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.94- (PL 107.2). VE exams.


TULLAHOMA, TENNESSEE — The Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Club will hold the MTARS Tullahoma Hamfest Saturday, March 12 at the First Methodist Church. Contact: Michael Glennon, KB4JHU, 302 Twelve Oaks Road, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Phone: (931) 588-0302. Email: <kb4jhu@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.mtars.ham.org>. Talk-in 146.7000- (PL 114.8).


FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA — The Playground Amateur Radio Club will hold the PARC/Fort Walton Beach 2016 Hamfest Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at the C.H. "Bull" Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreation Complex. Contact: W4ZBB/Hamfest, P.O. Box 873, Ft. Walton Beach, FL 32549. Email: <parcfest2016@w4zbb.org>. Website: <http://www.w4zbb.org>. Talk-in 146.79- (PL 100). VE exams.


KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN — The Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society will hold the 56th Annual Michigan Crossroads Hamfest & Radio Swap Saturday, March 19 at the Wings Stadium Annex. Contact: Tom, WR8G, (269) 962-8007. Email: <wr8g@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.w8df.com>. Talk-in 147.000+ (PL 94.8). VE exams.


MIDLAND, TEXAS — Grapevine Amateur Radio will hold the 61st Annual St. Patrick's Day Hamfest and 2016 ARRL West Texas Section Convention Saturday, March 19 at the Grand Texan Hotel and Conference Center. Phone: (432) 520-4003. Email: <w5qgg@arrl.net>. Talk-in 146.76- (PL 88.5) or 147.380+. VE exams and DXCC/WAS/VUCC card checking.


SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA — The Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club and the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona will hold the Scottsdale Springfest Saturday, March 19 at the Scottsdale Bible Church-Mountain Valley Campus. Website: <http://www.scottsdalearc.org>. Talk-in 147.180+ (PL 162.2). VE exams.


SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT — The Southington Amateur Radio Association will hold its Flea Market Sunday, March 20 at Southington High School. Contact: John, WA1JKR, (860) 621-8791. Email: <johnrogus@aol.com>. Website: <http://www.chetbacon.com/sara.htm>. Talk-in 147.345. VE exams.


UNION CITY, TENNESSEE — The Reelfoot Amateur Radio Club will hold the Ides of March Hamfest Saturday, March 26 at the Tennessee National Guard Armory. Website: <http://www.reelfootarc.com>.




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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