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CQ Announcements: October 2010 Iowa QSO Party, Oct. 16 from 1400-2300Z on any band except 60 meters and WARC bands. Suggested frequencies (±): CW 1.810, 3.555, 7.045, 14.040, 21.040, 28.040, 50.140, 144.190, 432.105 and up; SSB 1.855, 3.840, 7.210, 14.285, 21.330, 28.415, 50.135, 144.215, 432.115 and up. For details go to: <http://www.wa0dx.org/iowa_qso_party.html>.

Pacific Amateur Radio Transmitting Society (PAC R.A.T.S.), a Pacific basin DX annd Contest Club, holds informal meetings monthly at various locations. Club station KH6RAT is available for contesting and DX events. Contact Lee Wical, KH6BZF, at phone 808-247-0587 (Oahu), or c/o Yagi Acres, 45-601 Luluku Road, Kaneohe, HI 96744-1854.

The following Special Event stations are scheduled for October:

N1P, from Franklin County Pumpkinfest 2010, Turners Falls, Massachusetts; "Number 1 Pumpkin"; Oct. 23. For full information: <http://n1kxr.webs.com/pumpkinfest_2010.htm>.

K1W, from National Wildlife Refuge Week, Parker River NWR, Newburyport, Massachusetts; Pentucket Radio Association; 1500-2000Z Oct. 9-17 on 18.125,14.265, 7.240, 3.880 MHz. For QSL send SASE to Pentucket Radio Assn.,K1KKM, 25 Elm Park, Groveland, MA, 01834.

N2CMC, commemorating the CMCARC 35th Anniversary at former USCG Loran Unit, Wildwood, New Jersey; Cape May County ARC; 1300 to 2100Z Oct. 2; CW 7.030, 14.040, 21.040; SSB: 7.260, 14.260, 21.260. Stations contacted may request certificate or QSL. Send name and address: CMCARC Fox Run Road, C.M.C.H., NJ 08210.

K3R, from Amateur Radio EmComm Demonstration, Pennsylvania; Rotarians of Amateur radio; 9 AM to 5 PM Oct. 2 and 3 on 14.225, 7.250, 20 meter SSB, 40 meter SSB. QSL to Bob Mente, NU3Q, 305 Ewing Road, Carnegie, PA 15106 (e-mail: <nu3q@verizon.net>).

N4J, from Archaeology Open House at Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, Bedford County, Virginia; Lynchburg ARC; 1300Z-2000Z Oct. 9 on 7.260, 14.263, 14.070 PSK. QSL to Dick Hiner, W4HMK, 3977 Waugh Switch Rd., Big Island, VA 24526. <http://www.k4cq.n4kss.net>

N6W, in commemoration of National Wildlife Refuge Week, Kern County Wildlife Refuge, Delano, California; Oct. 10 and 16 on 20 meters around 14.240 MHz (±QRM). Contact five stations listed as active sites to earn a certificate. Check <http://www.nwrweek-radio.info/>. For more information on the LCWR in Delano, visit: <http://www.fws.gov/kern/ refuges/kern/>. QSL to N6AJ, 2701 Fordham, Bakersfield, CA 93305.

NB9QV, WW II Submarine USS Cobia AGSS-245 on the air commemorating the 28 submarines that were built in Manitowoc, Wisconsin during WW II era; USS Cobia Amateur Radio Club, 1400Z-2100Z Oct. 23-24 on 7.250, 14.260 MHz (±25 kHz). For QSL send QSL and #10 SASE to: Fred Neuenfeldt, W6BSF, 4932 So. 10th St., Manitowoc, WI 54220-9121. For special color certificate send $1 and QSL to: Tom McNulty, K0EFV, 4015 Independence Ave., Waterloo, IA 50703-9317. <http://www.qrz.com/nb9qv>

W9JOZ, from "The Town That Never Was," Radioville, Indiana; Starke County ARC; 10 AM to 3 PM CST Oct. 2 on 10-80 meters. QSL via callbook address.

KL-land, from 2010 National Wildlife Refuge Week, Alaska Hams, Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges, Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge, Homer, Alaska; 1600Z-2400Z Oct. 15-17 on 21.310, 14.265, 7.240, 3.910 MHz. QSL via KL1YY.

The following hamfests, etc., are slated for October:

Oct. 2, HamEXPO, Bell County Expo Center, Belton, Texas. Sponsored by the Temple ARC. Contact Mike LeFan, WA5EQQ, phone 254-773-3590, e-mail: <expo@tarc.org>; <http://www.beltonhamexpo. org/>. (Talk-in 146.820 [PL 123.0]; exams)

Oct. 3, Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club Hamfest, New York Hall of Science parking lot, Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Queens, New York. Information: <http://www.hosarc.org>. (Talk-in: 444.200 MHz repeater [PL 136.5], 145.270 MHz, -600 kHz [PL 136.5]; exams 10 AM)

Oct. 9, 2010 ARC of Augusta, GA Hamfest, Blythe Area Community Center, Blythe, Georgia. Contact Doug Pugh, e-mail: <doug9945@ yahoo.com>, phone 803-279-6725. (Talk-in 145.490-; exams)

Oct. 10, Maysville Hamfest, Community Center, Maysville, North Carolina. Contact K4BMH, phone 252-753-2895. (Talk-in 146.685, PL 88.5)

Oct. 16, Lufkin Hamfest 2010, Lufkin First Church of the Nazarene, Lufkin, Texas. Jointly sponsored by the Deep East Texas ARC and Nacogdoches ARC. For information go to: <http://www.lufkinhamfest. com/>. (Talk-in 146.940 [- offset], PL 141.3)

Oct. 16, Old Pueblo Radio Club Annual Swap Meet, Kino Community Center, Tucson, Arizona. Contact Ron, N7SPW, phone 520-207-3852, email: <n7spw@arrl.net>. (Talk-in 147.3 MHz, CTCSS 110.9 Hz; exams)

Oct. 17, RF Hill ARC Hamfest, Sellersville Fire House, Sellersville, Pennsylvania. Contact Jim Soete, WA3YLQ, phone 215-723-7294, e-mail: <wa3ylq@arrl.net>; <www.rfhill.ampr.org>. (Talk-in 145.31- PL 131.8)

Oct. 30, St. Louis ARC Halloween Hamfest, Kirkwood Community Center, Kirkwood, Missouri. Contact Steve Welton, W0SLW, 314-638-4959; <www.halloweenhamfest.org>. (Talk-in 147.150; exams 8 AM)

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