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CQ Announcements: August – Nov 2015

AUGUST

CARLINVILLE, ILLINOIS — The Macoupin County Amateur Radio Club and the Montgomery County Amateur Radio Emergency Corp. will hold the West Central Illinois Hamfest Saturday, August 1 at the Macoupin County Fairgrounds. Contact: Jim Pitchford, N9LQF, (217) 854-3352. Email: <james@royell.org>. Website: <http://www.k9mce.org>. Talk-in 444.250 (PL 103.5). VE exams.


COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Voice of Aladdin Amateur Radio Club will hold the 25th Annual Columbus Hamfest and ARRL Great Lakes Section Convention Saturday, August 1 at The Aladdin Shrine Center. Contact: Jim Leonard, WD8MRT, (614) 264-8566. Website: <http://www.columbushamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.76 (PL 123). VE exams.


TRUMANSBURG, NEW YORK — The Tompkins County Amateur Radio Association will hold the Annual Ithaca Hamfest Saturday, August 1 at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds. Email: <ithacahamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <http://tcara-ny.org/hamfest>. VE exams.


VINTON, VIRGINIA — The Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold the Roanoke Hamfest 2015 Saturday, August 1 at William Byrd High School. Contact: Tom Wilcox, W4TKW, (540) 772-0907. Email: <w4tkw@cox.net>. Website: <http://w4ca.com>. Talk-in 146.985- (PL 107.2). VE exams.


BERRYVILLE. VIRGINIA — The Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club, Inc. will hold the 65th Annual Berryville Hamfest Sunday, August 2 at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. Contact: John, WD4GEK, or Elizabeth, W4EHC, Cottrell (540) 436-3818 or (540) 333-0837. Email: <berryvillehamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.w4rkc.org/hamfest>. VE exams.


CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — The Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold Hamfest 2015 Sunday, August 2 at the Teamsters’ Hall. Contact: Dave Wilson, KBØDW, (319) 393-3776. Email: <krk9840@msn.com>. Bob Klaus, NØYWB, (319) 521-1134. Email: <n0ywb1@gmail.com>. Website: <http://cvarc.rf.org>. Talk-in 146.745. VE exams and card checking.


PEOTONE, ILLINOIS — The Hamfesters will hold their 81st Annual Hamfesters Hamfest Sunday, August 2 at the Will County Fairgrounds. Contact: Dave Bulowski, N9KPD, 6030 Brookwood Drive, Oak Forest, IL 60452. Website: <http://www.hamfesters.org> or <http://www.ham-ham.org>.


ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — The Duke City Hamfest and ARRL New Mexico State Convention will be held Friday, August 7 through Sunday, August 9 at the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North. Contact: Bill Ripley, KY5Q, (505) 503-7491. Email: <ky5q@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.dukecityhamfest.org>. Talkin 145.33- (PL 100) or 444.0+ (PL 100). VE exams.


ANGOLA, INIANA — The Land of Lakes Amateur Radio Club will hold the Angola Hamfest Saturday, August 8 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).


HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA — The Tri-State Amateur Radio Association will hold the 53rd Annual Hamfest Saturday, August 8 at the Tri-State Fire Academy. Contact: Fred Herr (304) 736-2057. Email: <wd8agh@gmail.com>. Teresa Killen (740) 550-3811. Email: <tkillen@zoominternet.net>. VE exams and card checking.


SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA — The Shreveport Amateur Radio Association will hold the 2015 Shreveport Bossier Hamfest Saturday, August 8 at the Louisiana State Fair Grounds-AG Building. Contact: Bob Davis, N5ZVW, (318) 230-1242. Email: <rdavis@comcast.com>. Website: <http://shreveporthamfest.com>. Card checking.


ST. ALBANS, VERMONT — The Saint Albans Amateur Radio Club will hold the STARC 2015 Summer Hamfest Saturday, August 8 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars-Post 758. Contact: STARC, P.O. Box 211, St. Albans, VT 05478. Phone: (802) 309-0666. Website: <http://www.starc.org>. Talk-in 145.230- (PL 100). VE exams (Tech only).


O’FALLON, MISSOURI — The Saint Charles Amateur Radio Club will hold its Annual Hamfest Sunday, August 9 at the Elk’s Lodge. Website: <http://wb0hsi.org>. Talk-in 146.67-.


AVELLA, PENNSYLVANIA — The Washington Amateur Communications will air special event station, W3M, daily from 1900-2300 UTC from Saturday, August 12 through Sunday, August 23 to commemorate Meadowcroft. Frequencies include 21.360, 14.270, 7.275, 3.865 MHz. QSL to Wiley Dawson, WD8W, 139 Blanche Avenue, Benwood, WV 26031. Website: <http://www.wacomarc.org>.


FAIRBANKS, ALASKA — The Arctic Amateur Radio Club will hold the Fairbanks Hamfest Saturday, August 15 at the Associated General Contractors of Alaska. Contact: AARC, P.O. Box 81804, Fairbanks, AK 99708. Website: <http://www.kl7kc.com>. Talk-in 146.52 or 146.88- (PL 103.5). VE exams.


HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA — The Huntsville Hamfest will be held Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16 at The Von Braun Center. Contact: Charlie Emerson, N4OKL, (256) 882-9137. Email: <bluzman512@comcast.net>. Dave Givens, K5RSI, (256) 883-2760. Email: <dagivens@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://www.hamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.94 or 147.30. VE exams and card checking.


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The MIT Electronics Research Society, MIT UHF Repeater Association, MIT Radio Society, and the Harvard Wireless Club will hold the Flea at MIT Sunday, August 16 at the parking garage on Albany and Main Streets. Contact: Steve Finberg, W1GSL, P.O. Box 82 MIT Br, Cambridge, MA 02139-7082. Phone: (617) 253-3776. Email: <w1gsl@mit.edu>. Website: <http://web.mit.edu/w1gsl>. Talk-in 145.23- (PL 88.5) or 449.725- (PL 114.8).


GOLDEN, COLORADO — The Denver Radio Club will hold the Devnver Radio Club Hamfest Sunday, August 16 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Contact: Bryan Steinberg, KBØA, (303) 987-9596. Email: <drcfest@wotx.org>. Website: <http://www.w0tx.org>. Talk-in 145.49- (PL 100) or 448.625- (PL 100). VE exams.


SALINAS, KANSAS — The Central Kansas Amateur Radio Club will hold Hamfest 2015 and the ARRL Kansas State Convention Sunday, August 16 at the Webster Conference Center. Contact: Tom Blackshere (785) 452-1873. Email: <salinahamfest@cox.net>. Website: <http://www.centralksarc.com>. Talk-in 147.030 or 443.900. VE exams.


LAFAYETTE HAMFEST — The Tippecanoe Amateur Radio Association will hold the 45th Annual Lafayette Hamfest Sunday, August 16 at the Cary Boy Scout Camp. Contact: Bub Lusby, K9FOH. Website: <http://www.w9reg.org>. Talk-in 145.370- (PL 131.8) or 147.135+ (PL 131.8). VE exams.


LAKEWOOD, NEW YORK — Chautauqua Amateur Radio Service will hold the CARS 2nd Annual Hamfest Sunday, August 16 at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club. Website: <http://chautaugua-ars.org>. Talkin

146.790- (PL 127.3) or 146.520. VE exams.


BOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS — FEMARA Inc. will hold Boxboro! The ARRL New England Section Convention Friday, August 21 through Sunday, August 23 at the Holiday Inn. Contact: Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, <k1twf@boxboro.org>. Website: <http://www.boxboro.org>. VE exams, card checking, special event station: W1A.


ELKHART, INDIANA — W8GXB will air special event station, N9Q, Friday, August 21 through Saturday, August 29. Frequencies include 7.265, 14.265, 18.145, and 21.365 MHz. QSL to N9Q, P.O. Box 2709, Elkhart, IN 46515. Email: <n9q@sonsetsolutions.org>. Website: <http://www.sonsetsolutions.org/n9q>.


JOPLIN, MISSOURI — The Joplin Amateur Radio Club will hold the 26th Annual Joplin Hamfest Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22 at the Joplin Convention & Trade Center. Contact: JARC, P.O. Box 2983, Joplin, MO 64803-2983. Website: <http://www.joplin-arc.org>. Talk-in 147.210+ (PL 91.5). VE exams and DXCC/VUCC/WAS card checking.


SPENCER INDIANA — The Bloomington Amateur Radio Club will hold the Owen-Monroe Hamfest Saturday, August 22 at the Owen County Fairgrounds. Contact: Jimmy Merry, KC9RPX, (812) 391-2661. Email: <kc9rpx@arrl.net>.


VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON — The Clark County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Clark County Ham Fair Saturday, August 22 at the Salmon Creek American Legion Post 176. Email: <clarkcountyhamfair@w7aia.org>. Website: <http://www.w7aia.org>. Talk-in 147.240 (PL 94.8). VE exams.


HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI — The Hattiesburg Amateur Radio Club and 599 DX Association will air a special memorial event commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Operations will begin 0000 UTC, Wednesday, August 26. QSL to Larry Morgan, AG5Z. Website: <http://www.katrina5h.com>.


BARABOO, WISCONSIN — The Yellow Thunder Amateur Radio Club Inc. will hold the Circus City Swapfest Saturday, August 29 at the Badger Steam & Gas Engine Property. Contact: Tom Harrison, N9PQJ, (608) 963-0762. Email: <n9pqj@yellowthunder.org>. Website: <http://www.yellowthunder.org>. VE exams.


ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS — The Northern Berkshire Amateur Radio Club will hold the NoBARC Hamfest Sunday, August 30 at Bowe Field in the Adams Agricultural Fair Grounds. Website: <http://www.nobarc.org>. Talk-in 146.91 (PL 162.2). VE exams.


KENSINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Skyview Radio Society will hold its 2015 Swap ‘N Shop and ARRL Western Pennsylvania Section Convention Sunday, August 30 at the Club’s Grounds. Contact: John Italiano, WA3KFS, (724) 339-3821. Website: <http://www.skyviewradio.net>. Talk-in 146.640- (PL 131.8).


SEPTEMBER


SHELBY, NORTH CAROLINA — The Shelby Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2015 Shelby Hamfest and ARRL Roanoke Division Convention Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. Phone: (980) 295-5151. Email: <chairman@shelbyhamfest.org>. Website: <http://shelbyhamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.880-.


MENA, ARKANSAS — The 46th Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest will be held on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12 at the Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Contact: Randy Baggett, KG5NE, <kg5ne@centurytel.net>. Website: <http://www.menahamfest.net>. VE exams.


SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS — The 63rd Annual W9DXCC Convention will be held Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12 at the Hyatt Regency. Contact: Casey Coley, 23083 High Ridge Road, Barrington, IL 60010. Email: <casey@w9lp.org>. Website: <http://www.w9dxcc.com>. Card checking.


BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS — The Chicago FM Club will hold its Hamfest Saturday, September 12 at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Contact: Chicago FM Club, 218 S. Fairview Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068. Phone: (773) 614-4733. Email: <wa9orc@gmail.com> Website: <http://www.chicagofmclub.org>. Talk-in 146.76- (PL 107.2) or 443.750+ (PL 114.8). VE exams.


SPRINGFIELD, NEBRASKA — The Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club will hold its annual Flea-Esta Saturday, September 12 at the Sarpy County Fair Grounds. Website: <http://www.aksarbenarc.org>.


VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA — The Tidewaters Radio Conventions, Inc. will hold the Virginia Beach Hamfest Electronic & Computer Flea Market Saturday, September 12 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.


WINDSOR, MAINE — The Augusta Amateur Radio Club will hold the Windsor Ham Fest Saturday, September 13 at the Windsor Fairgrounds. Website: <http://www.w1tlc.com>. Talk-in 146.70. VE exams.


BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA — The Butler County Amateur Radio Association, Inc. will hold its SwapFest Sunday, September 13 at the Unionville Fire Department. Contact: Rick Melton, <n3vkm@arrl.net>. Website: <http://w3udx.org>. Talk-in 147.36+.


FINDLAY, OHIO — The Findlay Radio Club will hold the 73rd Findlay Hamfest, Sunday, September 13 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Website: <http://www.findlayradioclub.org>. MULLICA HILLS, NEW JERSEY — The Gloucester County Amateur Radio Club will hold Hamfest 2015 Sunday, September 13 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, DXCC/VUCC/WAS card checking.


LINCOLN, CALIFORNIA — The Western Placer Amateur Radio Club will hold the Ninth Annual Sacramento Valley Hamfest Saturday, September 19 at the Bandstand Parking Lot. Website: <http://www.wparc.us>. Talk-in 147.300+ (PL 179.9). VE exams.


PEORIA, ILLINOIS — The Peoria Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Peoria Superfest, Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20 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 156.7). VE exams.


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The MIT Electronics Research Society, MIT UHF Repeater Association, MIT Radio Society, and the Harvard Wireless Club will hold the Flea at MIT Sunday, September 20 at the parking garage on Albany and Main Streets. Contact: Steve Finberg, W1GSL, P.O. Box 82 MIT Br, Cambridge, MA 02139-7082. Phone: (617) 253-3776. Email: <w1gsl@mit.edu>. Website: <http://web.mit.edu/w1gsl>. Talk-in 145.23- (PL 88.5) or 449.725- (PL 114.8).


OCTOBER


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The MIT Electronics Research Society, MIT UHF Repeater Association, MIT Radio Society, and the Harvard Wireless Club will hold the Flea at MIT Sunday, October 18 at the parking garage on Albany and Main Streets. Contact: Steve Finberg, W1GSL, P.O. Box 82 MIT Br, Cambridge, MA 02139-7082. Phone: (617) 253-3776. Email: <w1gsl@mit.edu>. Website: <http://web.mit.edu/w1gsl>. Talk-in 145.23- (PL 88.5) or 449.725- (PL 114.8).


FLUSHING, NEW YORK — The Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club will hold its semiannual Hamfest and Electronics Bazaar Sunday, October 18 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Contact: Steve Greenbaum (718) 898-5599 evenings only. Email: <wb2kdg@arrl.net>. Website: <http://hosarc.org>. Talk-in 444.200+ (PL 136.5) or 145.270- (PL 136.5). VE exams.


KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN — The Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club and the Southwest Michigan Amateur Radio Team will hold the 33rd Annual Kalamazoo Hamfest and Amateur Radio Swap and Shop, Sunday October 18 at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairgrounds. Contact: Kalamazoo Hamfest, P.O. Box 33, Richland, MI 49083-0033. Phone: (269) 205-3560. Email: <info@kalamazoohamfest.org>. Website: <http://kalamazoohamfest.org>. Talk-in 147.040 (PL 94.8). VE exams and DXCC/WAS card checking.


MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN — The Utica Shelby Emergency Communication Association, Inc. will hold the USECA Hamfest 2015 Sunday, October 25 at the United Food & Commercial Workers 876 Hall. Contact: Rob Lifton, NY8W, (248) 716-8042. Email: <ny8w@arrl.net>. Talk-in 147.180+ (PL 100). VE exams and DXCC card checking.


CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE — The Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club will hold its 37th Annual Hamfest Chattanooga Saturday, October 31 at the Alhambra Shrine Temple. Contact: Charles White, Jr., WJ4HCP, (432) 421-3165. Email: <wj4hcp@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.hamfestchattanooga.org>.


NOVEMBER


GEORGETOWN, OHIO — The Grant Amateur Radio Club will hold its 22nd Annual Hamfest Saturday, November 7 at the ABCAP Building. Contact: Rodney Crawford, WD8CTX, (937) 446-2338. Email: <wd8ctx@juno.com>. Talk-in 146.730.


FORT WAYNE, INDIANA — The Allen County Amateur Radio Technical Society (ACARTS) will hold the 43rd Annual Fort Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo and 2015 ARRL Indiana State Convention Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Exposition Center. Contact: ACARTS, P.O. Box 10342, Fort Wayne, IN 46851-0342. Phone: (260) 579-2196. Website: <http://www.fortwaynehamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.880-. VE exams.




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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