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CQ Announcements: September 2011 The following Special Event stations are scheduled for September:

W2A, W2B, W2C, W2D, W2E from New York and New Jersey shores, The Hudson Lights, September 17. Members of the Nutley Amateur Radio Society, W2GLQ, will activate six lighthouses on the New York and New Jersey shores of the Hudson River. Operating SSB on 12, 15, 17, 20, and 40 meters. All event information including QSL route can be found on QRZ.com under W2GLQ. Callsigns: W2A, Statue of Liberty, ARLHS USA 810 and Robbins Reef ARLHS USA 695; W2B, Little Red, ARLHS USA 408; W2C, Tarrytown, ARLHS USA 836; W2D, Stony Point, ARLHS USA 293; W2E, Esopus, ARLHS USA 276.

K4MIA, from commoration of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Loxahatchee, Florida; PBSE Radio Society; September 10–18 from 0000–2359Z on 21.300, 18.150, 14.265, 7.185, and 3.885 MHz SSB plus PSK 14.070. QSL via Michael Bald, 6758 Hall Blvd., Loxahatchee, FL 33470. SASE required for return QSL card. See QRZ.com for copy of QSLs.

W5HUM, from celebration of the 80th anniversary of Lum and Abner on the radio, Mena, Arkansas; Ouachita Amateur radio Association, W5HUM. October 1, 9 AM to 5 PM in the General portion of 20, 40, 80 meters. For a special event certificate send an SASE to Don Thomas, W5RPC, 117 Dallas Lane, Mena AR 71953. The first 25 contacts will receive a CD of the Lum and Abner radio programs.

W7SVD, commemorating the surrender of Apache Chief Geronimo September 6, 1886 and honoring the U.S. Army Fallen Soldiers; Fort Bowie National Historic site high in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeast Arizona September 10 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 Drive, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635. Additional information at: <http://www.w7svd.net>.

The following hamfests are slated for September:

September 10–11, Radio Expo 2011, Boone County Fairgrounds, Chicago, Illinois. Hosted by The Chicago FM Club. For more information, e-mail: <cfmc.radioexpo@yahoo.com>, or telephone 224-353-9721. (Talk-in: 146.760/147.255 [PL 114.8] and 146.550 simplex; exams both days)

September 11, Western Connecticut Hamfest, Edmond Town Hall, Newton, Connecticut. Contact Joe de Groot AB1DO, telephone 203-938-4880; web: <http://www.danbury.org/cara/Hamfest.html>. (Talk-in 147.30 + PL100)

September 17, RAGS Hamfest, Pompey Hills Fire Department, Syracuse, New York. Sponsored by the Radio Amateurs of Greater Syracuse. Information at phone 315-698- 4558, e-mail: <www.ragsonline@hotmail.com>, web <www.ragsinreview.com>. (Talk-in 147.90/30; exams at 9:30 AM)

September 24, GHRC Hamfest, Gallatin County Fairgrounds, Bozeman, Montana. Sponsored by the Gallatin Ham Radio Club, W7ED. Information: e-mail: <mail@gallatinhamradio.com>; web <www.gallatinhamradio.com>. (Talk-in VHF 146.880 –100 Hz, UHF 447.950 –100 Hz, simplex 146.520; 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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