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CQ Announcements: June 2016

JULY


HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA — The Harrisburg Radio Amateurs Club will hold its 44th Annual Firecracker Electronics Expo and Hamfest and 2016 ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania Section Convention Saturday, July 2 at the Harrisburg Area Community College, Fire Training Grounds. Contact: Tim Lehman, KB3OZA, P.O. Box 453, Hummelstown, PA 17036. Phone: (717) 461-3398. Email: <kb3oza@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.w3uu.org>. Talk-in 146.16+ (PL 100). DXCC/WAS card checking, special event station.


PLAINS, PENNSYLVANIA — The Murgas Amateur Radio Club will hold the 37th Annual Wilkes-Barre Hamfest and Computerfest Sunday, July 3 at the Polish American Veterans. Contact: Herb, K2LNS, (570) 829-2695. Email: <murgasarc@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.murgasarc.org>. Talk-in 146.610- (PL 82.5). VE exams.


WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVNIA — The Washington Amateur Communicators will air special event station W3R Sunday, July 3 through Friday, July 15 in honor of the Whiskey Rebellion. QSL to: WA3COM, 1645 N. Main Street, Washington, PA 15301. Phone: (724) 228-2480. Email: <ny9h@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.wacomarc.org>.


BEACH GROVE, INDIANA — The Indianapolis Hamfest Association will hold the 46th Annual Indianapolis Hamfest Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Contact: Indianapolis Hamfest, P.O. Box 1672, Noblesville, IN 46061. Phone: (317) 829-6868. Website: <http://www.indyhamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.76-. VE exams and DXCC card checking.


MILTON, FLORIDA — The Milton Amateur Radio Club will hold the 21st Annual ARRL Northern Florida Section Convention Hamfest Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 at the Santa Rosa County Auditorium. Contact: Ken Dunn, (850) 994-5726 or (850) 390-1665 (24/7). Email: <k4svx@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://www.miltonarc.org>. VE exams.


SANDY, UTAH — Utah Amateur Radio Events, Inc. will hold The Great Salt Lake Hamfest and 2016 ARRL Utah State Convention Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 at the Salt Lake Community College Larry H. Miller Campus. Contact: Utah Amateur Radio Events, 1493 Arapahoe Avenue, Salt Lake City, UT 84109. Email: <support@gslhamfest.org>. Website: <http://www.gslhamfest.org>. VE exams and special event station.


DUNSEITH, NORTH DAKOTA & BOISSEVAIN, MANITOBA — The 53rd International Hamfest will be held Saturday, July 9 at the International Peace Garden. Contact: Richard Holder, VE4QK, P.O. Box 1011, Beausejour, Manitoba, R0E 0C0 Canada. Phone: (204) 268-1702. Email: <ve4qk@mts.net>. Website: <http://www.mts.net/~holderr/ihf.htm>. Talk-in 146.52 or 146.85-. VE and Canadian exams.


ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA — The Wattsburg Wireless Association will hold the 15th Annual NW PA Hamfest Saturday, July 9 at the Greene Township Municipal Building. Contact: NW PA Hamfest, 9333 Tate Road, Room #114, Erie, PA 16509. Email: <hamfest@wattsburg-wireless.us>. Website: <http://www.wattsburg-wireless.us>. Talk-in 147.315-. VE exams.


KIMBERTON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Mid-Atlantic Amateur Radio Club will hold the Valley Forge Hamfest Saturday, July 9 at the Kimberton Fire Co. Fairgrounds. Contact: Mike Pilotti, KF3CD, (610) 696-5040. Email: <kf3cd@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.marc-radio.org>. Talk-in 145.13- or 147.06+ PL 131.8). VE exams and DXCC/WAS card checking.


MONUMENT, COLORADO — The Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association will hold the PPRAA Ham Radio Megafest Saturday, July 9 at the Lewis-Palmer High School. Contact: PPRAA, P.O. Box 16521, Colorado Springs, CO 80935. Email: <megafest@ppraa.org>. Website: <http://ppraa.org>. Talk-in 146.970- (PL 100). VE exams.


OAK CREEK, WISCONSIN — The South Milwaukee Amateur Radio Club will hold its Swapfest '16' Saturday, July 9 at the American Legion Post 434. Contact: Robert, WB9TIK, (414) 764-3871. Email: <wb9tik@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/wa9txe>. Talk-in 146.52.


ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA — The Minnesota Amateur Group Independent Communicators will fold the 13th Annual MAGIC Tailgater Saturday, July 9 at the Galilee Lutheran Church. Website: <http://www.magicrepeater.net>. Talk-in 145.170 (PL 100).


SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA — The Rowan Amateur Radio Society will hold the 31st Annual Firecracker Hamfest Saturday, July 9 at the Salisbury, NC Civic Center. Contact: Ralph Brown, WB4AQK, (704) 636-5902. Email: <rkbrown5902@bellsouth.net>. Website: <http://www.rowanars.org>. Talk-in 145.41 (PL 136.5) or 146.52. VE exams.


AURORA, ILLINOIS — The Fox River Radio League will hold its Hamfest Sunday, July 10 at the Aurora Central Catholic High School. Contact: Dave, K9WDB, <hamfest@frrl.org>. Website: <http://www.frrl.org>. Talk-in 147.210+ (PL 103.5). VE exams.


AUSTINTOWN, OHIO — The 20/9 Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest, Electronics & Computer Show Sunday, July 10 at the Austintown Senior Center. Phone: (330) 651-8420. Email: <hamfest@20over9.org>. Website: <http://www.20over9.org>. Talk-in 147.315+. VE exams and card checking.


CICERO, NEW YORK — The Radio Amateur of Greater Syracuse will hold the RAGS 2016 Hamfest Sunday, July 10 at the American Legion Post 787. Contact: Roger Hamilton, WA2AEW, or Rich Bell, KC2CZK, <hamfest@ragsclub.org>. Website: <http://www.ragsclub.org>. Talk-in 146.91- (PL 103.5). VE exams.


ALEXANDER, NEW YORK —The Lancaster Amateur Radio Club will hold the Batavia Hamfest Saturday, July 16 at the Alexander Firemen Grounds. Website: <http://w2so.org>. Talk-in 147.285 (PL 141.3). VE exams.


ALLISON PARK, PENNSYLVANIA — The North Hills Amateur Radio Club will hold its 31st Annual Hamfest Saturday, July 16 at the Parkwood Presbyterian Church. Contact: Eric Fowler, WV3E, 319 W. Ingomer Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Phone: (412) 436-9833. Email: <wv3e@nharc.org>. Talk-in 147.090 (PL 88.5). VE exams.


ATHENS, TENNESSEE — The McMinn County Amateur Radio Club will hold its 12th Annual MCARC HamFest Saturday, July 16 at the McMinn County Expo Center. Contact: Phil Pritchard, KC4JIY, 1978 Co. Rd. 50, Riceville, TN 37370. Phone: (423) 368-1473. Email: <kg4fzr@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://www.mcminnarc.com>. Talk-in 146.06- (PL 141.3) or 145.15- (PL 141.3). VE exams.


CARY, NORTH CAROLINA — The Cary Amateur Radio Club will hold its 44th Annual SWAPFEST Saturday, July 16 at Harold Ritter Park. Email: <n4nc@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/n/n4nc/index.html>. Talk-in 146.28+. VE exams.


ELYRIA, OHIO — The Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society will hold NOARSFEST Saturday, July 16 at the Lorain County Community College-John A. Spitzer Conference Center. Contact: Darlene Ohman, KA8VTS, (216) 398-8858 (before 11 p.m.) or David Fisher, KY8OSU, (330) 770-4090. Email: <noarsfest@noars.net>. Website: <http://www.noars.net>. Talk-in 146.70 (PL 110.9).


TEXAS CITY, TEXAS — The Tidelands Amateur Radio Society will hold the Texas City, Tidelands Hamfest Saturday, July 16 at the Doyle Convention Center. Contact: Tidelands ARS, P.O. Box 73, Texas City, TX 77592. Website: <http://idelands.org>. Talk-in 147.14 (PL 167.9) or 442.025 (PL 103.5). VE exams.


WARRENSBURG, MISSOURI — The Warensburg Area Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest 2016 Saturday, July 16 at the Johnson County Fair Grounds. Contact: Ken Smith, KO9R, <hamfest@waarci.org>. Website: <http://www.waarci.org>. Talk-in 146.880- (PL 107.2).


WATERLOO, IOWA — The Northeast Iowa Radio Amateur Association will hold the WØMG Swap Meet 2016 Saturday, July 16 at the NCC Pavillion, National Cattle Congress Grounds. Phone: (319) 231-7479. Email: <swapmeet@w0mg.net>. Website: <http://www.w0mg.net>. Talk-in 146.94- (PL 136.5).


AUGUSTA, NEW JERSEY — The Sussex County Amateur Radio Club will hold the SCARC Hamfest Sunday, July 17 at the Sussex County Farm & Horse Show Fairgrounds. Phone: (973) 862-8197. Email: <hamfest@scarcnj.org>. Website: <http://www.scarcnj.org>. Talk-in 147.300+ (PL 151.4). VE exams.


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Harvard Wireless Club, MIT Electronics Research Society, MIT UHF Repeater Association, and the MIT Radio Society will hold Flea at MIT Sunday, July 17 at the Parking Garage on Albany and Main Streets. Contact MIT Radio Society, P.O. Box 397082, Cambridge, MA 02139-7082. Phone: (617) 253-3776. Website: <http://www.swapfest.us>. Talk-in 146.52 or 449.725- (PL 114.8).


PEOTONE, ILLINOIS — The Kankakee Area Radio Society will hold Karsfest 2016, the 33rd Annual Hamfest Sunday, July 17 at the Will County Fairgrounds. Contact: Craig Cahan, N9FD, 7 Franklin Drive, Manteno, IL 60950. Phone: (815) 348-7752. Email: <karsfest@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.w9az.com>. VE exams and card checking.


VAN WERT, OHIO — The Van Wert Amateur Radio Club will hold the 29th Annual Van Wert Hamfest Sunday, July 17 at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Contact: Steve Kouts, WA8WKF, (419) 771-8152. Email: <secretary@w8fy.org>. Website: <http://w8fy.org>. Talk-in 146.850.


WASHINGTON, MISSOURI — The Zero Beaters Amateur Radio Club will hold its Annual Hamfest Sunday, July 17 at the Washington Elks Hall. Contact Bruce Serbus, KDØKCF, <kd0kcf@sbcglobal.net>. VE exams.


WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN — The Mid-State Repeater Association will air special event station W9W from 1100 to 2359 UTC Wednesday, July 20 through Monday, July 25 to salute the 50th Anniversary of the Wisconsin State Waterski Tournament. Frequencies include 21.350, 14.250, 7.250, and 3.850. QSL a SASE to: Mid-State Repeater Association, Attn: W9W Event, P.O. Box 1001, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495.


OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — The Central Oklahoma Radio Amateurs Inc. will hold Ham Holiday 2016 Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23 at the Biltmore Hotel & Convention enter. Email: <president@hamholiday.org>. Website: <http://hamholiday.org>. Talk-in 146.985- (PL 141.3). VE exams and DXCC/WAS card checking.


WILLIAMS, ARIZONA — The Amateur Radio Council of Arizona and the City of William will hold the ARCA/Williams Hamfest Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24 at the Williams Rodeo Grounds. Phone: (602) 881-2722. Website: <http://www.arca-az.org>. Talk-in 146.78- (PL 91.5). VE exams, card checking, and special event station.


CULLMAN, ALABAMA – The Cullman Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cullman Hamfest Saturday, July 23 at Sacred Heart Church. Website: <http://cullmanarc.com>. Talk-in 145.31- (PL 100) or 444.900+ (PL 100). VE exams.


UTICA, NEW YORK — The Utica Amateur Radio Club will hold RADIOCOM 2016 Hamfest and Computer Fair Sunday, July 24 at the Deerfield Firehouse Grounds. Contact: Bob Decker, AA2CU, (315) 797-6614 or Marty Benedict, W2MVB, (315) 866-5924. Email: <tbd2626@yahoo.com> or <w3mbv1@gmail.com>. Talk-in 146.76-. VE exams.


LAC LOUISE, MANIC5, QUEBEC, CANADA — VE2UMS Amateur Radio Club will air special event station VC2Q from Monday, July 25 through Monday, August 1 to activate CQ Zone 2. Bands include 160 through 6 meters including 60 meters with operation on SSB/CW/Digital modes. For more information, check the QRZ "VC2Q" page.


ROCHESTER, MINNESOTA — The Northern Lights Radio Society will host the 2016 Central States VHF Conference Thursday, July 28 through Sunday, July 31 at the Kahler Apache Hotel and Waterpark. Contact: Donn Baker, WA2VOI, (612) 781-1359. Email: <wa2voi@arrl.net>. Website: <http://2016.csvhfs.org>.


WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — The Western Carolina Amateur Radio Society will hold the WCARS Hamfest Saturday, July 30 at the Haywood County Fairgrounds. Contact: WCARS, P.O. Box 1488, Asheville, NC 28802. Website: <http://www.wcars.org>. Talk-in 147.390+ (PL 94.8) or 146.910- (PL 91.5). VE exams.


AUGUST


CLACKAMAS, OREGON — The Willamette Valley DX Club will host the 61st Annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention Friday, August 5 through Sunday, August 7 at the Monarch Hotel. Contact: Al Rovner, K7AR, <k7ar@arrl.net>. DXCC card checking.


HAMILTON COUNTY, NEW YORK — The Hamilton County Radio Club will operate special event station K2H Friday, August 5 through Monday, August 15 in conjunction with Hamilton County's Bicentennial Year Celebration. Frequencies include 7031 on CW. SSK and PSK 31 on 75, 40, and 20 meters. Website: <http://www.hamcoarc.org>.


ALL OVER, COLORADO — The Colorado 14er Event will be held Saturday, August 6 through Sunday, August 7 throughout Colorado as radio amateurs try to light up all 1,700 Summits on the Air peaks in the state. Frequencies include 147.42, 446.000, 144.200, 50.125, 14.060, 14.345, 18.092, 18.158, 21.060, 21.330, 28.060, and 28.350. Website: <http://www.ham14er.org>.


GROVE CITY, OHIO — The Voice of Aladdin Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2016 Columbus, Ohio Hamfest and 2016 ARRL Ohio Section Convention Saturday, August 6 at the Aladdin Shrine Center. Website: <http://www.columbushamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.760- (PL 123). VE exams.


TRUMANSBURG, NEW YORK — The Tompkins County Amateur Radio Association will hold the Ithaca Hamfest Saturday, August 6 at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds. Email: <ithacahamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <http://tcara-ny.org>. Talk-in 146.940-, 146.970-, or 449.025-. VE exams.


BERRYVILLE, VIRGINIA — The Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club Inc. will hold the 66th Annual Berryville Hamfest Sunday, August 7 at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. Contact: John, WD4GEK, or Elizabeth, W4EHC, (540) 436-3818 or (540) 333-0837. Email: <berryvillehamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.shenvalarc.org>. VE exams.


CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — The Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold Hamfest 2016 Sunday, August 7 at Teamster's Hall. Contact: Dave Wilson, KØRN, (319) 393-3776. Email: <krk9840@msn.com>. Website: <http://w0gq.org>. Talk-in 146.745. VE exams and card checking.


PEOTONE, ILLINOIS — The Hamfesters Radio Club will hold its 82nd Annual Hamfest Sunday, August 7 at the Will County Fairgrounds. Contact: Kurt, WB9FMC, P.O. Box 992, Orland Park, IL 60462. Phone: (773) 284-9500. Email: <kurtt@pinrod.com>. Website: <http://www.hamfesters.org>. Talk-in 146.52. VE exams.


ALBEQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — The New Mexico Hamvention Inc. will hold the Duke City Hamfest and 2016 ARRL New Mexico State Convention Friday, August 12 through Sunday, August 14 at the Marriott Pyramid Northside Hotel. Website: <http://www.dukecityhamfest.org>.


ANGOLA, INDIANA — The Land of Lakes Amateur Radio Club will hold the Angola Hamfest Saturday, August 13 at the Angola Community Church of the Nazarene. Contact: Sharon Brown, WD9DSP, (260) 475-5897. Email: <landoflakesarc@gmail.com>. Talk-in 147.180+ (PL 131.8).


FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — The Arctic Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2016 KL7KC Hamfest Saturday, August 13 at 3750 Bonita Street. Contact: John Slater, KL1AZ, <hamfest@hughes.net>. Website: <http://www.kl7kc.com>. VE exams and DXCC card checking.





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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