CQ Announcements: January 2012
PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA – The Desert Radio Amateur Transmitting Society will hold the Palm Springs Hamfest on January 28 from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM at “The Barn.” More than 25 commercial vendors plus consignment sales. Activities include how-to demonstrations, seminars, swap meet, and an RV convoy from Quartzfest led by Gordon West, WB6NOA. E-mail: <PalmSprings.email@example.com>. Website: <http://desertrats. am>. Talk-in 146.960 (PL 107.2). Special Event Station, WD6RAT, will be on the air from 9 AM to 3 PM. Frequencies include 7.251+; 14.251+ (voice); 14.070+ (PSK31); 14.109 to 14.111 (MT-63-1000); and 14.075 to 14.078 (Olivia-500). E-mail:<PalmSprings.firstname.lastname@example.org>.
ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA – The Straight Key Century Club (SKCC) will broadcast special event station K3Y from 0000 UTC, January 1 to 2359 UTC, January 31 to honor six years of the organization’s growth. Frequencies are 1.820. 3.550. 7.055, 10.120, 14.050, 18.080, 21.050, 24.910, and 50.090 MHz (±10 kHz). For a special QSL, send name, callsign, and address to Dan Rhodes, KA3CTQ, 618 Seminole Drive, Erie, PA 16505. Website: <http://www.skccgroup.com>.
GREENWOOD, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Greenwood Hamfest will be held January 14 at the Piedmont Technical College Multipurpose Building N. Activities include ARRL forums, dealers, flea market, and door prizes. VE Exams walk-in, starting at 10:30 AM. Contact: G.A.R.S., PO Box 2404, Greenwood, SC 29646. Website: <http://www.w4gwd.org>. Talk-in 147.165 (+)/ALT 443.900 + tone 107.2.
FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The Cowtown Hamfest 2012 will be held on January 20 and 21 at the Lockheed Martin Recreational Area. More than 100 tables, an outdoor tailgate flea market, educational programs, and VE testing. Contact David Forbes, KC5UYR, <email@example.com>. Talk-in 147.28, Tone 110.9
WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN – The 40th Annual Midwinter Ham Radio, Computer and Electronics Swapfest will be held on Saturday, January 7 from 8 AM to 2 PM at the Waukesha County Expo Center Forum. VE testing 9 AM to 11:15 AM at the AMF Waukesha Lanes. For vendor information and advanced registration (deadline December 28) contact: Phil Gural, W9NAW, 414-425-3649. Website: <http://www.warac.org>.
Please submit hamfest and special event announcements at least three months in advance by e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>, or by postal mail to: CQ Magazine, Attn: Hamfests (or Special Events), 25 Newbridge Rd., Hicksville, NY 11801.