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JANUARY 2019

WORLDWIDE — The Radio Amateurs of Canada and Parks Canada will hold Canadian National Parks & Historic Sites On the Air event throughout the year. All radio amateurs worldwide will have the opportunity to operate portably from any of Park Canada’s 48 national parks and 171 historic sites. Activity will be tracked via website with a real-time leader board and other statistics available. Activators and chasers will be able to compete for awards and certificates created for this event. Website: http://cnpota.ca.


BROOKVILLE, NEW YORK — The 20th Annual Ham Radio University and the 2019 ARRL NYC/ Long Island Section Convention will be held beginning 7:30 a.m., Saturday, January 5 at the LIU/Post Hillwood Commons Student Center, 720 Northern Boulevard. Contact Tom Carrubba, KA2D, info@hamradiouniversity.org. Website: www.hamradiouniversity. org. VE exams.


LOCUST FORK, ALABAMA — The Blount County Amateur Radio Club will hold Freezefest 2019 from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, January 5 at Locust Fork High School, 155 School Road. Website: http://freezefest.w4blt.org. Talk-in 146.700- (PL 91.5). VE exams.


WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN — The West Allis Radio Amateur Club will hold the 47th Annual Midwinter Swapfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 5 at the Waukesha County Expo Center Arena, 1000 Northview Road. Contact: Erwin von der Ehe, WI9EV, (262) 271-0630. Email: wi9ev@wi.rr.com. Website: http://warac.org.


WHITE PINE, TENNESSEE — The Lakeway Amateur Radio Club will hold the 27th Annual Morristown Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, January 5 at the Walters State Expo Center, 1615 Pavilion Drive. Email: lakewayarcboard@ gmail.com. Website: www.morristownhamfest.com. Talk-in 147.030. VE exams.


WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA — The Forsyth Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2019 Firstfest Hamfest from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, January 5 at the Robinhood Road Baptist Church, 5422 Robinhood Road. Email: hamfest@ w4nc.com. Website: www.w4nc.com.


BERTHA, MINNESOTA — The Wadena Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Arctic Blast Hamfest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 12 at the Bertha Community Center, 205 2nd Avenue. Email: wadenaham@gmail.com. Website: www.wadenaham.org. Talk-in 147.120 or 147.330. VE exams.


GLENDALE, ARIZONA — The Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club will hold the Thunderbird Hamfest 2019 from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, January 12 at the Glendale Narazene Church, 5902 W. Cactus Road. Email: hamfest@w7tbc.org. Website: www.w7tbc.org. VE exams, DXCC card checking.


MARATHON, NEW YORK — The Skyline Amateur Radio Club will hold its annual Winterfest from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, January 12 at the Marathon Civic Center, 11 Brink Street. Contact: Patrick Dunn, KC2BZQ, kc2bzq@gmail.com. Website: www.skylineradioclub.org. Talk-in 147.180+ (PL 71.9).


SCHERTZ, TEXAS — The San Antonio Radio Club will hold The San Antonio Radio Fiesta from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, January 12 at the Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway. Contact: JC Smith, N5RXS, 8734 Melrose, San Antonio, TX 78250. Phone: (210) 849-3404. Email: n5rxs2@gmail.com. Website: http://w5sc.org. VE exams, DXCC / WAS card checking.


TAMPA, FLORIDA — The Tampa Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2019 TARCFest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 12 at the club’s property, 7801 N. 22nd Street. Website: http://hamclub.org. Talk-in 147.105+ (PL 146.2). VE exams.


FORT MYERS, FLORIDA — The Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club will hold the Southwest Florida Regional Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Southern Florida Section Convention from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, January 18 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, January 19 at Riverside Church, 8660 Daniels Parkway. Contact: FMARC, P.O. Box 061183, Fort Myers, FL 33906-1183. Website: www.swflhamfest.info. Talk-in 147.165 (PL 137.3). VE exams, card checking.


FORT WORTH, TEXAS — The Cowtown Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cowtown Hamfest and 2019 ARRL North Texas Section Convention from 3-7 p.m., Friday, January 18 and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, January 19 at the Forest Hill Civic & Convention Center, 6901 Wichita Street. Phone: (817) 731-6347. Email: info@cowtownhamfest.com. Website: www.cowtownhamfest.com. VE exams.


HAMMOND, LOUISIANA — The Southeast Louisiana Amateur Radio Club will hold the 38th Annual HamFest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, January 19 at the SLU-Pennington Student Activities Center, 1350 North General Pershing Drive. Contact: Tyrone Burns, N5XES, (985) 687-2139. Email: n5xes@arrl.net. Website: www.selarc.org. Talk-in 147.000- (PL 107.2). VE exams.


LOVELAND, COLORADO — The Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club will hold the its Winter 2019 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 19 at the Larimer County Fairgrounds-Thomas McKee 4H Building, 5280 Arena Circle. Contact: Joe Hawley, KDØTYU, (970) 689-0828. Email: president@ncarc.net. Website: www.ncarc.net. Talk-in: 448.025- (PL 100). VE exams.


WHITMAN, MASSACHUSETTS — The Whitman Amateur Radio Club will hold WinterFest 2019 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 19 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1195 Bedford Street (Rt. 18). Contact: WARC, P.O. Box 48, Whitman, MA 02382. Phone: (781) 523-5010. Website: www.wa1npo.org. Talk-in 147.225+ (PL 67). VE exams.


QUARZSITE, ARIZONA — Quartzfest 2019 will be held from Sunday, January 20th through Saturday, January 26th at U.S. Bureau of Land Management property on U.S. 95 and La Paz Valley Road. Contact: Kris, KR1SS, kristyweed@gmail.com. Website: www.quartzfest.org. VE exams and a myriad other activities.


ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS — The Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs will hold the WCRA 52nd Annual Mid-Winter Hamfest & Electronics Hobby Expo from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, January 20 at the Kane County Fairgrounds Expo Center, 525 S. Randall Road. Phone: (630) 923-5447. Email: info@w9ccu.org. Website: www.w9ccu.org. Talk-in 145.31- (PL 107.2). VE exams.


JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — The Jackson Amateur Radio Club will hold the Capital City Hamfest 2019 and the 2019 ARRL Mississippi State Convention from 5-8 p.m., Friday, January 25 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, January 26 at the Mississippi Trade Mart, 1200 Mississippi Street. Contact: Gary Young, K5GCY, (601) 260-8214. Email: hamfest@ msham.org. Website: www.msham.org. Talk-in 146.760 (PL 77). VE exams.


COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS — The St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club will hold Winterfest 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 26 at the Gateway Convention Center, One Gateway Drive. Contact: Rebecca Carroll, KC9CIJ, (314) 496- 7271. Email: kc9cij@slsrc.org. Wesbite: winterfest.slsrc.org. Talk-in 146.970- (PL 141.3). VE exams, card checking.


LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA — The Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society will hold TechFest from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, January 26 at the Gwinnett Medical Resource Center, 665 Duluth Highway (GA-120). Email: info@techfest.info. Website: www.techfest.info. VE exams.


LOCKPORT, NEW YORK — The Lockport Amateur Radio Association will hold its 58th Annual Winter Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, January 26 at the Cambria Volunteer Fire Company, 4631 Cambria Wilson Road (Route 425). Website: www.lockportara.us. Talk-in 146.220+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.


MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN — The Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will hold its 53rd Annual Swap & Shop from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, January 27 at the UFCW Local 876, 876 Horace Brown Drive. Contact: Hugh Boyle, KE8BED, (248) 755-6094. Email: hazelparkswap@gmail.com. Website: http://hparc.org. Talk-in 146.640 (PL 100).


ODENTON, MARYLAND — The Maryland Mobileers Amateur Radio Club will hold the MMARC 2019 Post Holiday Hamfest from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Sunday, January 26 at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Department, 1425 Annapolis Road (Rt. 175). Contact: Bruce McPherson, AB3AC, (410) 456-2500. Email: bmcpherson73@verizon.net. Talk-in 146.805- (PL 107.2). VE exams, card checking.


STRASBURG, OHIO — The Tusco Amateur Radio Club will hold its 29th Annual Hamfest, Electronics, and Computer Show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, January 27 at 965 N. Wooster Avenue. Contact: Janice Green, KB8YDK, 32210 Norris Road, Tippecanoe, OH 44699. Phone (740) 922-4454. Email: k8wfn@tusco.org. Website: www.tuscoarc.org. Talk-in 146.730.


FEBRUARY

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — The Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society will hold Frostfest and the 2019 ARRL Roanoke Division Convention from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, February 2 at the Exhibition Hall-Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Avenue. Website: http://frostfest.com. Talk-in 146.880- (PL 74.4). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


SANDY, UTAH — The Utah Digital Communication Conference 2019 will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 2 at the Salt Lake Community College Conference Center, 9750 South 300 West. Email: utahdcc@gmail.com. Website: http://utah-dcc.org.

SPRINGFIELD, VERMONT — The Connecticut Valley FM Association will hold its Swap Fest beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, February 2 at the Springfield VT VFW Post 771, 191 River Road. Email: swapmeet@cvfma.org. Website: www.cvfma.org . Talk-in 146.760- (PL 110.9).


ORLANDO, FLORIDA — The Orlando Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2019 Orlando Hamcation and 2019 ARRL Southeastern Division Convention from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, February 8; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 9; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, February 10 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds & Expo Park, 4603 West Colonial Drive. Contact: Orlando Hamcation, P.O. Box 574962, Orlando, FL 32857. Phone: (407) 841-0874 or (800) 214-7541. Email: info@hamcation. com. Website: www.hamcation.com. Talk-in 146.760- (PL 103.5) or 443.050+ (PL 103.5). VE exams, special event station K1AA.


DANVILLE, INDIANA — The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society will hold the Hendricks County Hamfest 2019 on Saturday, February 9 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Main Street. Website: www.hcars.org.

TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN — The Cherryland Amateur Radio Club will hold its 46th Annual Ham Radio Swap-NShop from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, February 9 at the St. Francis High School Gymnasium, 123 E. 11th Street. Contact: Joe Novak, W8TVT, (213) 947-8555. Website: www.cherrylandarc.com. Talk-in 146.860- (PL 114.8). VE exams.


YUMA, ARIZONA — The Yuma Amateur Radio Hamfest Organization and the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona will hold the Yuma Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Southwest Division Convention from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, February 15 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 16 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds, 2520 East 32nd Street. Email: info@yumahamfest.org. Website: www.yumahamfest.org. Talk-in 146.780- (PL 103.5). VE exams, DXCC card checking, T-hunt, balloon launch.


HOXIE, ARKANSAS — The Lawrence County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Winter-Fest 2019 beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, February 16 at the Hoxie Service Center, 500 SW Lawrence Street. Contact: Dale Stratton, (870) 759-2067. Email: stratton_dale@yahoo.com. Website: http://w5wra.org.


MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSSETS — The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club will hold its Amateur Radio Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, February 16 at Marborough 1Lt Charles W. Whitcomb School, 25 Union Street. Contact: Tom Ikeda, KA1OS, (508) 919-6136 (before 9 p.m.). Email: fleamarket@n1em.org. Talk-in 147.27+ (PL 146.2). VE exams.


RICKREALL, OREGON — The Salem Repeater Association will hold the 39th Annual Salem Hamfair beginning 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, February 16 at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Highway West. Contact: Chris Portal, W7CLP, (503) 779-6998. Email: hamfair@w7sra.org. Website: www.w7sra.org. Talk-in 145.33- (PL 186.2).


BRIGHTON, COLORADO — The Aurora Repeater Association, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, and Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club will hold the ARA Swapfest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, February 17 at the Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road. Contact: Wayne Heinen, NØPOH, (303) 699-6335. Email: info@n0ara.org. Website: n0ara.org. Talk-in 147.15+ (PL 100). VE exams.


LIVONIA, MICHIGAN — The Livonia Amateur Radio Club will hold its 49th Annual SWAP-N-SHOP from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, February 17 at the Civic Park Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Road. Contact: Livonia ARC, P.O. Box 51532, Livonia, MI 48151-0532. Phone: (734) 941-5043. Email: k8uns@arrl.net. Website: www.livoniaarc.com . Talkin 145.35 (PL 100).


MANSFIELD, OHIO — The Intercity Amateur Radio Club will hold the Mid*Winter Hamfest & Computer Show beginning 7 a.m., Sunday, February 17 at the Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 North Home Road. Contact: Danny, W8DLB, (419) 566-3267. Website: www.iarc.club. Talk-in 146.94 (PL 71.9). VE exams.


ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will hold the 2019 New Mexico TechFest from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 23 at the New Mexico Veteran’s Memorial Event Center, 1100 Louisiana Boulevard, SE. Email: techfest@rmham.org. Website: www.rmham.org.


BIG FLATS, NEW YORK — The K2LIM VHF/UHF Contest Group will hold its Winter Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, February 23 at the Big Flats American Legion, 45 Olcott Road S. Phone: (607) 739-7305. Website: www.ka2lim.com. VE exams.


DALTON, GEORGIA — The Dalton Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2019 Dalton Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23 at the North Georgia Agricultural Fairgrounds, 500 Legion Drive. Contact: DARC, P.O. Box 211, Dalton, GA 30722. Email: w4drc@yahoo.com or w4drchamfest@yahoo.com. Website: www.w4drc.com. Talk-in 145.230- (PL 141.3). VE exams.


ORANGE, TEXAS — The Orange Amateur Radio Club, Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club, and Beaumont Amateur Radio Club will hold the Orange Hamfest 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23 at the Orange County Convention & Expo Center, 11475 FM 1442. Contact: Rocky Wilson, (409) 988-8906. Email: n5mtx@gmail.com. Alternate Contact: Chuck Vincent, (409) 540-0477. Email: batmo@aol.com. Website: www.qsl.net/w5nd. VE exams.


SOUTH BULRINGTON, VERMONT — The Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont will hold HAM-CON from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 1068 Williston Road. Phone (802) 879-6589 (afternoon and evenings only). Email: w1sj@arrl.net. Website: www.ranv.org.


SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA — The Wireless Association of South Hills Amateur Radio Club will hold WASHfest 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, February 24 at the Home Economics Building-South Park, 3735 Buffalo Drive. Contact: Carol Danko, KB3GMN, (412) 884-1466. Email: n3sbf@comcast.net or washarc@yahoo.com. Website: www.n3sh.org. Talk-in 146.955- or 443.650+ (PL 131.8).


MARCH

CAVE CITY, KENTUCKY — The Mammoth Cave Amateur Radio Club will hold the 43rd Annual Cave City Hamfest beginning 7:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2 at the Cave City Convention Center, 502 Mammoth Cave Street. Contact: Larry Brumett, KN4IV, 108 Withers Street, Glasgow, KY 42141. Phone: (270) 651-2363. Email: lbrumett@glasgow-ky.com. Talk-in 146.34+. VE exams.


ELRYIA, OHIO — The Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society will hold the NOARS Winter Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, March 3 at the Lorain County Community College-John A. Spitzer Conference Center, 1005 N. Abbe Road. Contact: Carl Rimmer, W8KRF, (216) 256-9624 (before 9 p.m.). Email: winterhamfest@noars.et. Website: www.noars.net. Talk-in 146.70 (PL 110.9).


CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA — The Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society will hold the Charlotte Hamfest and 2019 ARRL North Carolina Section Convention from 3-7 p.m., Friday, March 8 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4551 Airport Road. Phone: (704) 948-7373. Website: www.charlottehamfest. org. Talk-in 146.655 or 146.940 (PL 118.8). VE exams, card checking.


EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN —The Eau Claire Amateur Radio Club will hold its 32nd Annual Amateur Equipment Auction from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at the Saving Grace Lutheran Church, 2124 EastRidge Center. Website: www.ecarc.org.


PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON — The Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club will hold the 38th Annual Mike and Key ARC Electronics Show & Swap Meet beginning 9 a.m. at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center-Pavilion Exhibition Hall, 110 9th Avenue SW. Contact: Diane Dinkelman, N7WA, (253) 631-3756. Email: ddmdink@gmail.com or n7wa@arrl.net. Talkin 146.82- (PL 103.5). VE exams.


TULLAHOMA, TENNESSEE — The Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society will hold the MTARS Tullahoma Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at the First United Methodist Church, 208 West Lauderdale Street. Contact: Larry Cagle, K4WLO, 100 Urban Farms Road, Manchester, TN 37355. Phone: (251) 680-3520. Email: k4wlo@arrl.net. Website: www.qsl.net/mtars . VE exams.


KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN — The Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society will hold the Michigan Crossroads Hamfest & Radio Swap from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 16 at Wings Event Center, 3600 Vanrick Drive. Contact: SMARS P.O. Box 934, Battle Creek, MI 49016. Phone: (269) 815-8007. Email: crossroadshamfest@w8df.com. Website: www.w8df.com . Talk-in 147.00+ (PL 94.8). VE exams.


STUART, FLORIDA — The Martin County Amateur Radio Association will hold the 44th Annual Stuart Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, March 16 at the Martin County Fairgrounds, 2616 SE Dixie Highway (A1A). Contact: MCARA Hamfest Chairman, P.O. Box 1901, Stuart, FL 34995. Phone: (561) 309-8138. Email: hamfest@mcaraweb.com. Website: www.stuarthamfest.com. Talk-in 147.060+. VE exams.


PERRYSBURG, OHIO — The Toledo Mobile Radio Association will hold the TMRA Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 17 at the Owens Community College-Student Health and Activity Center, 30335 Oregon Road. Website: www.tmrahamradio.org.


BUFFALO, MINNESOTA — The Maple Grove Radio Club will hold its Midwinter Madness Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at the Buffalo Civic Center, 1306 County Road 134. Email: swap@k0ltc.org. Website: http://k0ltc.org. Talk-in 147.000+ (PL 114.8). VE exams.


CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA — The 35th Annual Charleston Area Hamfest and 2019 ARRL West Virginia Section Convention will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. Contact: Rick Cummings, WV8RC, (304) 610-6404. Email: rickwv8rc@gmail.com. Talk-in 145.35 (PL 91.5). VE exams, DXCC / WAS / VUCC and CQDX card checking.


MT. VERNON, MISSOURI — The Ozarks Amateur Radio Society will hold its 2019 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Boulevard. Contact: Bob Myer, KAØRM, 704 Windsor Avenue, Aurora, MO 65605. Website: http://w0oar.com. Talk-in 146.970- (PL 162.2).


ANNANDALE, VIRGINA — The Vienna Wireless Society will hold its Winterfest from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, March 24 at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus-Richard J. Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Contact: Doug, AK4AO, (703) 698-6158. Website: www.viennawireless.net. Talk-in 146.910. VE exams, WAS / DXCC / VUCC card checking.


SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE — The Sevier County Amateur Radio Society will hold the 2019 Sevier County Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Delta Section Convention from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at the Sevier County Fairgrounds, 754 Old Knoxville Highway. Email: hamfest@seviercountyars.org. Website: http://seviercountyars.org . VE exams, card checking.





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