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CQ Announcements: October 2011 The following special event stations are scheduled for October:

W5HUM, celebrating the 80th anniversary year of Lum and Abner on the radio, Mena, Arkansas; October 1, 9 AM to 5 PM local; sponsored by the Ouachita Amateur Radio Association, W5HUM. Operating in the General class portion of 20, 40, and 80 meters. The first 25 contacts will receive a CD of Lum and Abner radio programs. Anyone wanting a special events certificate, send an SASE to Don Thomas, 117 Dallas Lane, Mena, AR, 71953.

N4V, to commemorate the manufacture of the Vibroplex bug in Norcross, Georgia; October 8 from 10 AM EST to 4 PM EST. The station will also be on air all week near traditional HF QRP frequencies. QSL to N4TRB with SASE.

W5I, in celebration of the 121st birthday of Dwight Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States, Denison, Texas; October 15 from 1500 UTC to 2300 UTC on 14.250 MHz. For QSL card, send QSL and SASE to David Booth, 409 Umstead, Colbert, OK 74733.

NB9QV, from WW II submarine “USS Cobia” AGSS-245 to commemorate the 52 submarines lost in WW II along with their 3617 grew members; October 22–23 on 7.240 and 14.240 MHz (±25 kHz) SSB. For QSL send QSL and #10 SASE to Fred Neuefeldt, WB6BSF, 4932 So. 10th St., Manitowac, WI 54220. For color certificate send $1.00 and QSL to Tom McNulty, KØEFV, 4015 Independence Ave., Waterloo, IA 50703-9317. See <www.qrz.com/NB9QV> for more information.

The following hamfests, etc., are slated for October and early November:

Oct. 2, The Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club Hamfest, New York Hall of Science parking lot, Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Queens, New York. For further information: <http://www.hosarc.org> or call at night only: Stephen Greenbaum, WB2KDG, 718-898-5599; via e-mail: <WB2KDG@arrl.net>. (Talk-in on 444.200 [PL 136.5], 145.270 [–600 kHz, PL 136.5]; exams 10 AM).

Oct. 9, The Nutmeg Hamfest & ARRL Connecticut State Convention, Mountain Ridge Resort, Wallingford, Conecticut. Information contact: John Bee, N1GNV, 203-440 4973. (Talk-in 147.360 [no PL]).

Oct. 13–16, Microwave Update/37th Eastern VHF/UHF Conference, Holiday Inn, Enfield, Connecticut. For details go to: <http://www.microwaveupdate.org>.

Oct. 14–15, NEAR-FEST-X, Deerfield, New Hampshire, Fairgrounds. For details go to: <www.near-fest.com>. (Talkin K1JEK/RPT 146.700 MHz [–600 PL 88.5])

Oct. 16, RF Hill ARC Hamfest, Sellersville Fire House, Sellersville, Pennsylvania. Contact: Jim Soete, WA3YLQ, 215-723-7294; e-mail <wa3ylq@arrl.net>; printable details at: <http://www.rfhill.ampr.org>.

Oct. 22, Lufkin Hamfest 2011, Lufkin First Church of the Nazarene, Lufkin, Texas. Visit: <http://www.lufkinhamfest. com> for full details or contact: Jerry Wilson, K5JLW, via email: <ac5zj@cs.com>.

Oct. 30, Massillon ARC Hamfest & Auction, Massillon Boy’s & Girl’s Club, Massillon, Ohio. For details go to: <http://www.w8np.org/>. (Exams)

Nov. 4–6, Fenarcom, the Brazilian Amateur Radio Fair, Information at: <www.fenarcom.com.br>

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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