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CQ Announcements: September 2014

MENA, ARKANSAS — The Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest Association will hold the 45th Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest from Friday, September 5 through Saturday, September 6 at the Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Contact: Randy (479) 928-5845. Email: <kg5ne@centurytel.net>.Website: <http://www.menahamfest. net>. Talk-in 146.460. VE exams.

POTTSBORO, TEXAS — The Weatherbunch will air special event station, K5E, from 2300Z Friday, September 5 through 1800Z, Sunday, September 7. Frequencies include CW: 28.170, 14.130, 7.100, and 3.550; SSB: 50.150, 28.450, and 21.250; PSK31: 50.290, 18.100, and 14.070; and FM: 146.550. QSL to James Hunt, 1026 Valentine Dr. Sherman TX 75090. Website: <http://www.qrz.com/db/k5e>.

CARLISLE, PENNSYLVANIA — The Cumberland Amateur Radio Club will air special event station, K3IEC, from 1400 to 0200 UTC, Saturday, September 6. SSB frequencies include 3.860, 7.260, 14.260, 21.360, 28.360, 50.220, 144.225 (USB) all +/-. CW frequencies include 28.045, 21.045, 14.045, 7.045, 3.545. FM frequency is 146.490. QSL to: Cumberland Amateur Radio Club, 1367 Kiner Boulevard, Carlisle, PA 17013. Website: <http://home.comcast.net/~carc-k3iec/>.

SHEPARDSVILLE, KENTUCKY — The Greater Louisville Hamfest Association Inc., will hold the Greater Louisville Hamfest 2014 and ARRL Kentucky State Convention from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, September 6 Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. Contact: GLHA, P.O. Box 34444, Louisville, KY 40232-4444. Website: <http://www.louisvillehamfest.com>. VE exams.

SPRINGFIELD, NEBRASKA — The Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club will hold its annual Flea-Esta from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 6 at the Sarpy County Fairgrounds. Website: <www.aksarbenarc.org>.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA — The Tidewater Radio Conventions Inc. will hold the Virginia Beach Hamfest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 6 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Contact: Bill Holland, WA4EUL, 833 Earl of Chesterfield Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Email: <wa4eul@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.vbhamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.970 (PL 141.3). VE exams.

BALLSTON SPA, NEW YORK — The Saratoga County RACES Association will hold its annual Hamfest from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, September 7 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds. Contact: Darlene Lake, N2XQG, (518) 587-2385. Website: <http://wa2umx.net>. VE exams.

FINDLAY, OHIO — The Findlay Radio Club will hold its annual Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Sunday, September 7 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Contact: FRC Tables, P.O. Box 587, Findlay, OH 45839. Email: <w8ftfrc@gmail.com>. Talk-in 147.15+.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA — The San Diego County Amateur Radio Club will hold the ARRL Southwestern Division Convention from 3 to 5 p.m., Friday, September 12; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, September 13; and from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, September 14 at the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton San Diego. Contact: Mike Maston, N6OPH, ARRL 2014 Southwestern Division Convention, P.O. Box 3245, San Diego, CA 92163-3245. Email: <mastroleo@mindspring.com>. Website: <http://sandarc.net>. Talk-in 145.32- (PL 107.2) or 146.52 sim- plex. VE exams.

BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS — The Chicago FM Club will hold the CFMC Radio Expo from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 13 at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Contact: Chicago FM Club, 5127 N. Monterey Drive, Norridge, IL 60706. Phone: (708) 457-0966. Website: <http://www.chicagofmclub.org>. Talk-in 146.76- (PL 107.2), 147.255+ (PL 114.8), or 444.725+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.

GARDNER, KANSAS — The Sante Fe Trail Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest 2014 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 13 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Contact: SFTARC, P.O. Box 3144, Olathe, KS 66063. Website: <http://www.sftarc.org>. Talk-in 147.24. VE exams.

RICHMOND, KENTUCKY — The Central Kentucky Amateur Radio Society will hold the Annual Richmond Fall Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 13 at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/ckars>. Talk-in 145.370 (PL 192.8). VE exams.

WYOMING, MICHIGAN — The Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association will hold the GRAHamfest 2014 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 13 at The Home School Building. Contact: KC8NKA, (616) 531-6218. Website: <http://www.w8dc.org>. Talk-in 147.26+ (PL 94.8). VE exams.

ADRIAN MICHIGAN — The Adrian Amateur Radio Club will hold the Adrian Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, September 14 at the Lenawee County Fairgrounds. Contact: Mark Hinkleman, NU8Z, (517) 423-5906. Email: <cqnu8z@comcast.net>. Website: <http://www.w8tqe.com>. Talk-in 145.370- (PL 85.4). VE exams.

MULLICA HILLS, NEW JERSEY — The Gloucester County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest 2014 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, September 14 at the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds. Contact: Cory Sickles, WA3UVV, (856) 582-9146. Email: <wa3uvv@arrl.net>. Website: <http://w2mmd.org>. Talk-in 147.180+ (PL 131.8). VE exams.

GREENFIELD, INDIANA — The Hancock Amateur Radio Club will hold its Annual HARC Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 20 at the First Church of God. Website: <http://www.w9atg.org>. VE exams.

LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS — The Central Arkansas Radio Emergency Net will hold the 2014 All Arkansas Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 20 at the Catholic High School. Website: <http://www.carenclub.com>.

PEORIA, ILLINOIS — The Peoria Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Peoria Superfest from 6 a.m. to dusk, Saturday, September 20 and from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, September 21 at the Exposition Gardens. Contact: PAARC, P.O. Box 3508, Peoria, IL 61612-3508. Phone: (309) 692-3378. Email: <w9uvi@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.w9uvi.org>. Talk-in 147.075+ (PL 103.5). VE exams.

WEST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY — The Delaware Valley Radio Association will hold the DVRA Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, September 20 at the West Windsor Community Park. Contact: DVRA, P.O. Box 7024, West Trenton, NJ 08628-0024. Website: <http://www.w2zq.com>.Talk-in 146.67 (PL 131.8) or 442.65 (PL 131.8).

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Harvard Wireless Club, MIT Electronics Research Society, MIT UHF Repeater Association, and MIT Radio Society will hold the monthly Flea at MIT from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, September 21 at the Albany Street Garage. Contact: MIT Radio Society, W1GSL, P.O. Box 397082, Cambridge, MA 02139- 7082. Phone: (617) 253-3776 (9-5, Monday-Friday). Website: <http://www.swapfest.us>. Talk-in 146.52 or 449.725- (PL 114.8).

CINCINNATI, OHIO — The Ohkyin Amateur Radio Society will hold its Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, September 21 at the Aiken High School. Website: <http://www.ohkyin.org>. VE exams.

PIGEON FORGE, TENNESSEE — The SouthEastern DX and Contesting Organization, Inc. (SEDCO) will hold W4DXCC X begin- ning 8 p.m., Friday, September 26 and from 9:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m., Saturday, September 27 at the MainStay Suites and Conference Center. Contact: Rosie Lamb, 3134 Allen Dr., Maryville, TN 37803. Phone: (865) 898-2279 or (865) 898-7388. Website: <www.w4dxcc.com>.

BENSALEM, PENNSYLVANIA — The Mount Airy VHF Radio Club Inc. will hold the Mid-Atlantic States VHF Conference from Friday, September 26 through Sunday, September 28 at the InnPlace Hotel. Contact: Dave Mascaro, W3KM, 1603 Mink Road, Ottsville, PA 18942-9541. Website: <http://www.packratvhf.com>.

BELLEVUE, NEBRASKA — The 3900 Club will hold Hamboree 2014 beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, September 27 at the Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department Hall. Contact: Tom Huber, WDØBFO, (402) 990-5135. Email: <wd0bfo@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.3900club.com>. Talk-in 147.06+ (PL 131.8).

CEDARBURG, WISCONSIN — The Ozaukee Radio Club will hold the 9th Annual ORC Fall Swapfest from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 27 at the Fireman’s Park. Contact: ORC, (262) 377-6945. Website: <http://www.ozaukeeradioclub.org> or <http://www.face- book.com/orcwi/>.

GAINESVILLE, TEXAS — The Cooke County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Gainesville Hamfest 2014 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, September 27 at the Gainesville Civic Center. Contact: James K. Floyd, N5ZPU, (940) 668-7511. Email: <jfloyd54@suddenlink.net>. Website: <www.gainesvillehamfest.org>. Talk-in 147.34 (PL 100) or 442.775 (PL 100). VE exams.

SPOKANE VALLEY, WASHINGTON — The Inland Empire VHF Radio Amateurs, Kamiak Butte Amateur Repeater Association, Northwest Tri-State ARO, Spokane DX Association, Palouse Hills Amateur Radio Club, University High School Amateur Radio Club, and Panoramaland Amateur Radio Club will hold the Spokane Hamfest and ARRL Washington State Convention from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, September 27 at the University High School. Contact: Betsy Ashleman, N7WRQ, (509) 448-5821. Email: <n7wrq@aol.com>. Website: <http://www.kbara.org>. Talk-in 147.38+. VE exams.

BEREA, OHIO — The Hamfest Association of Cleveland, Inc. will hold the 40th Annual Cleveland Hamfest and Computer Show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, September 28 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Contact: Hamfest Association of Cleveland, Inc., P.O. Box 81252, Cleveland, OH 44181-0252. Phone: (800) CLE-FEST (253-3378). Website: <http://www.hac.org>. Talk-in 146.73- (PL 110.9) or 444.900+ (PL 131.8). VE exams.

LONGMONT, COLORADO — The Boulder Amateur Radio Club will hold the 60th Annual BARC Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Sunday, September 28 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds – Exhibit Building. Contact: Mike, W3DIF, (303) 404-2161. Email: <barc70@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/w0dk/>. Talk-in 146.700-. VE exams.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA — The PAPA Repeater System will air special event station, K6H, “Ham Radio Celebrates Hollywood” from 7:00 am to 3:00 p.m. PST Sunday, September 28 and originate from Stage 9 of the CBS Studio Center facility in Studio City, California. Historic Stage 9 is the home of ABC’s hit TV show, “Last Man Standing,” starring Tim Allen. “Seinfeld,” “Spin City,” “According To Jim,” “Cane,” “The Cleaner,” and “The Defenders” are among the shows that have been shot on the stage. “Last Man Standing” has just been renewed for its 4th season and a number of the shows licensed radio operators will be on hand to host the PAPA members. Many paths and modes will be available to contact the stage including HF, VHF, UHF, D-STAR, Echolink, and IRLP. To facil- itate contacts the event will be streamed live via the Internet and opera- tors will blog in real-time on Twitter and the PAPA System webpage. A special, limited edition QSL card will be issued to all confirmed contacts. A schedule of operating times and frequencies will be announced short- ly. For more information contact: Rob Antonacci <sideshowbob0374@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://www.papasys.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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