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CQ Announcements: August 2011 International Lighthouse-Lightship Weekend – The Amateur Radio Lighthouse Society is sponsoring the International Lighthouse-Lightship Weekend August 6–7. Operating guidelines and scoring details can be found at: <http://illw.org>. This annual QSO party is held in conjunction with International Lighthouse-Lightship Week, August 1–8 and National Lighthouse Day, August 7. Further lighthouse information is on the ARLHS website at: <http://arlhs.com>.

2011 Hawaii QSO Party – 0400 UTC August 27 to 0200 UTC August 28. Operate 1.8 MHz to 28 MHz, Phone, CW, RTTY, and PSK31. Exchange: Hawaii Stations—county and islands. Non-Hawaii—S/C/P. Note: Kalawao County, Battleship Missouri (KH6BB), and Coconut Island (ALØHA) will be active. Logs due October 1. Information: <http://www.karc.net/HQP>.

Punta Gorda Lighthouse DXpedition, southern Humboldt County, California, in conjunction with the International Lighthouse weekend. For Punta Gorda Lighthouse information go to <http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=63>; e-mail: <AF6TS@arrl.net>.

• The following Special Event stations are scheduled for August:

K3D, honoring the world’s first baseball game play-by-play broadcast at Forbes Field; August 5; North Hills ARC. Details: <http://www.nharc.org/K3D_Special-Event.html>.

N7C, commemorating the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II, Window Rock, Arizona; August 12–14 on 14.265 and 7.265 MHz. QSL information via N7HG and N7C.

W7SVD, commemorating the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916, Montezuma Pass high in the Huachuca Mountains of southeastern Arizona at Coronado National Memorial; August 27, portable operation from 1500–2300Z on 7.225, 14.275, 21.285, and 28.350 MHz SSB; 7.050, 14.050, 21.050, and 28.050 MHz CW; PSK31 and JT65 on 40, 20, 15, and 10 meters. Send QSL and SASE to: W7SVD, 1955 Santa Teresa Dr, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. Additional information: <http://www.w7svd.net>.

W8LKY, celebrating Carnation Days Festival, Alliance, Ohio; Alliance Amateur Radio Club; August 20 from 1400–2100Z on 7.045, 7.240±, 14.045, 14.200, 21.250 MHz. For certificate, write to: AARC-W8LKY, P.O. Box 3344, Alliance, OH 44601.

• The following hamfests, etc., are scheduled for August:

August 12–14, 2011 Pacific Northwest DX Convention, Everett Holiday Inn, Everett, Washington; Western Washington DX Club. Information and registration: <www.wwdxc.org/convention>.

August 13, Tri-State Amateur Radio Association Hamfest and Computer Show, Veterans Memorial Field House, Huntington, West Virginia. Information: <http://www.qsl.net/tara/>. Contact: Judy Taylor, WD8EOP, 304-525-4237. (Talk-in 146.76 [PL 131.8]; exams)

August 20, 2011 East Central Illinois Hamfest, Vermilion County Fairgrounds, Danville, Illinois; Vermilion County ARA. Contact Tuck Miller, NF9T, e-mail: <NF9T@arrl.org>, phone 217-497-4166; <www.vcara-hamfest.info>. (Talk-in W9MJL/R 146.820, –PL 88.5; exams 11 AM)

August 27, Owen-Monroe Amateur Radio Hamfest, Owen County Fairgrounds, Spencer, Indiana; Owen County ARA and Bloomington ARC. Contact Katie Smith, K9INU, e-mail: <K9INU@arrl.net>, phone 812-829-2140. (Talk-in KB9MZZ repeater 146.985 [PL 136.5]; exams 1 PM)

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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