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CQ Announcements: February 2012
• The following Special Event stations are scheduled for February:

WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Washington Amateur Communications Inc. will air special event station W3C from the Washington County Sportsmen Show from February 2–5, 1500–2200 UTC daily. Frequencies: 7.210, 14.260, 18.130, and 21.250 MHz. QSL to Ed Oelschlager, N3ZNI, 60 Carl Avenue, B2, Eighty Four, PA 15330. Contact: Elmer Plants, N3TIR; e-mail: <bud@n3tir.com>.

LUBBOCK, TEXAS — Special event station W5B will be on February 3–5, 1500–0400 UTC to commemorate the 53rd anniversary of Buddy Holly’s death. Frequencies: 18.150, 14.260, 7.260, and 3.860 MHz. For a QSL card or certificate send request to: W5B, 109 N. Pontiac Avenue, Lubbock, Texas 79416. Website: <http://www.amcrc.com/w5b>.

PHOENIX, TUCSON, PRESCOTT, ARIZONA — The Central Arizona DX Association will air a special event station, K7UGA, to salute the 100th anniversary of Arizona’s statehood, February 13–19, 1500–2359 UTC. Operations will be on all amateur bands (160 to 2 meters) as well as CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, and satellite. QSL with a SASE to Bob Davies, K7BHM, 1623 N. Los Altos Ct., Chandler, AZ 85224. Website: <http://www.cadxa.org>.

• The following hamfests, etc. are slated for February:

NEGAUNEE, MICHIGAN — The Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association will hold its annual Swap and Shop on February 4 at the Negaunee Township Hall,. Contact: John, N8RSE, 906-228-9417; e-mail: <carczar52@gmail.com>. For tables, Bob, N8PKN, 906-225-6773; e-mail: <x51bob@aol.com>. (Talk-in 147.27 [100 Hz])

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — The Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society will hold Frostfest 2012 on, February 4 at the Richmond Raceway Complex,. DXCC card checking, forums and meetings, and the ARRL Virginia State Convention. Contact: Rob Marshall, KI4MCW, 804-657-7038; e-mail: <info@frostfest.com>; website: <http://www. frostfest.com>. (Exams 10 AM to 1 PM)

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — The 39th Annual Charleston Hamfest and Computer Show will be held February 4 at the Exchange Park Fairgrounds,. Forums plus VE testing beginning at 1 PM on a walk-in basis. Contact Jenny Meyers, WA4NGV, 2630 Dellwood Avenue, N. Charleston, SC 29405-6814; phone 843-747-2324; e-mail: <brycemyers@aol.com>. (Talk-in 146.790)

ORLANDO, FLORIDA — The Orlando Amateur Radio Club will hold the 66th annual Orlando HamCation® Amateur Radio and Computer Show from February 10–12 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Commercial vendor booths, over 400 swap vendors, and large tailgating area. In addition, there will be forums, hourly raffles, testing sessions, RV camping, a “Special Event” guest amateur station, and more. This year will host the ARRL’s Northern Florida Section Convention. Contact: Orlando Hamcation, P.O. Box 547811, Orlando, FL 32485-7811; website: <http://www.hamcation. com>; e-mail: <info@hamcation.com>. (See us at the CQ Booth)

SALEM, OREGON — The Salem Repeater Association will hold the 32nd Annual Salem Hamfair on February 18 at the Polk County Fairgrounds. Activities include a swap meet, commercial dealers, ARES/RACES, a country store, and raffle at 2:30 PM. Contact: Don Brusch, K7UN, 503-931-8751; e-mail: <hamfair@w7sra.org>. (Talk-in 145.33 [PL 186.2 Hz])

YUMA, ARIZONA — The 2012 ARRL Southwestern Division Convention and 8th Annual Yuma Hamfest & Emergency Preparedness Show will be held February 17–18 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds. Activities include vendors and exhibitors, consignment sales, license testing, antenna clinic, tailgating, seminars, DXCC card checking, and more. Contact: <info@yumahamfest.org>. (Talk-in 146.840- [PL 88.5 Hz])

LOCUST FORK, ALABAMA — The Blount County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Amateur Radio Swapmeet and Fellowship on February 18 at the Locust Fork High School,. Contact: Bill Pond, AE4IE, 205-647- 5705. (Talk-in 146.700 [PL 91.5 Hz])

NEW PROVIDENCE, NEW JERSEY — The New Providence Amateur Radio Club (NPARC) will be holding its annual Auction on February 24 at the New Providence Municipal Center. Contact: Dr. Barry Cohen, K2JV; email:<bgcohenusa@verizon.net>; website: <http://www.nparc.org/auction. htm>. (Talk in 147.255 [141.3 Hz]).

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT — The Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont willsponsor HAM-COM on February 25 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, Exit 14 on Interstate 89. Activities include a flea market, dealers, forums, demonstrations and VE Exams. Contact: Mitch Stern, W1SJ, at 802-879-6589; e-mail: <w1sj@arrl.net>; website: <http://www.ranv.org>. (Talk-in 145.15; bulletins on 146.67)


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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