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CQ Announcements: August 2012
The following special event stations are scheduled for August:

CANTON, OHIO — Canton Amateur Radio Club will air special event station W8AL, from 1200 UTC to 2400 UTC August 4 and 1200 UTC to 2400 UTC August 5 to salute the Annual Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival in Canton. Frequencies include 28.365, 21.365, 14.265, and 7.265 MHz. For a certificate, send QSL and $2 to Roger Gray, W8VE, 3506 21st Street, NW, Canton, Ohio 44708. Website: <http://www.w8al.org>.

ALLIANCE, OHIO — Alliance Amateur Radio Club will air special event station W8LKY from 1400 to 2100 UTC August 18 to salute its 25th anniversary along with the Alliance Carnation Days festival. Frequencies are 7.045, 7.240±, 14.045, 14.240±, and 21.300. For certificate/QSL: W8LKY-Alliance Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 3344, Alliance, OH 44601.

CORONADO NATIONAL MEMORIAL, ARIZONA — Sierra Vista Contesting Club will air special event station W7SVD from 1500 to 2400 UTC August 25, from Montezuma Pass in the Huachuca Mountains of SE Arizona to commemorate the establishment of the National Park Service August 25, 1916. Frequencies include SSB 14.275, 21.285, 28.350; CW 14.050, 21.050, 28.050; PSK31 14.070, 21.070, 28.120 MHz. Send QSL and SASE to: W7SVD, 3707 Elder Ct., Sierra Vista, AZ 85650.

These hamfests, etc., are slated for August and early September:

ANGOLA, INDIANA — Land of Lakes Amateur Radio Club Angola Hamfest, August 4 at the Steuben County 4-H Fairgrounds. Contact Sharon Brown, WD9DSP, 260-475-5897. (Talk-in 147.18+ [PL 131.8]).

COLUMBUS, OHIO — Voice of Aladdin Amateur Radio Club, W8FEZ, and the Ohio Section-ARRL Columbus Hamfest and ARRL Ohio State Convention, August 4 at the Aladdin Shrine Center. Website: <http://www.aladdinshrine.org/hamfest.htm> or <http://arrlohio.org>. (Talkin 146.970 [PL 123.0]; exams).

ESCANABA, MICHIGAN — Delta County Amateur Radio Society U.P. Hamfest 2012, August 4 at the Bay de Noc Community College. Website: <http://dcars.org/u-p-hamfest/>. (Talk-in 147.150 +600 [PL 100]).

TRUMANSBURG, NEW YORK — Tompkins County Amateur Radio Association Ithaca Hamfest 2012 August 4 at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds. Contact: Bill Klinko, KC2OYN, 607-738-4694; e-mail: <whk2@cornell.edu>. (Talk-in 146.97– [PL 103.5]); exams)

VINTON, VIRGINIA — Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club Ham Fest and Flea Market, August 4 at William Byrd High School. Contact: RVARC, P.O. Box 2002, Roanoke, VA 24009. Website: <http://www.w4ca.us /page.php?5>. (Talk-in 146.985 –600 [PL 107.2]; exams beginning 11 AM).

PEOTONE, ILLINOIS — Hamfesters Amateur Radio Club 78th Annual Hamfest, August 5 at the Will County Fairgrounds. Contact Kerry Nelson, AA9SB, 708-335-4574; e-mail: <kw_nelson@earthlink.net>; Website: <http://bit.ly/J0dEHK>. (Talk-in 146.52 simplex; exams 8 to 10:30 AM)

PORTLAND, OREGON — Willamette Valley DX Club 2012 Pacific Northwest DX Convention, 5 PM August 3 to 11 AM August 5 at the Monarch Hotel and Conference Center. Contact Al Rovner, K7AR, <k7ar@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.wvdxc.org/dxconvention>.

BERRYVILLE, VA — Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club 62nd Annual Berryville Hamfest and Computer Show, August 5 at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. Contact: Dave Adsit, 540-303-7055; e-mail: <hamfest2012@comcast.net>; Website: <http://www.w4rkc.org/hamfest>. Talk-in 146.82–; exam registration begins at noon with testing starting at 1 PM)

EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA — Radio Amateurs of Canada Annual RAC Convention August 10–12 in Edmonton. Contact: RAC, 780- 466-5779; Website: <http://convention2012.rac.ca>. (Card checking, CW exams)

MILO, MAINE — Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club Three Rivers Hamfest, August 11 at the American Legion Hall. E-mail: <parc@k1pq.org>. Website: <http://www.k1pq.org>. (Talk-in 145.105 [PL 103.5]; exams)

QUINCY, ILLINOIS — Western Illinois Amateur Radio Club Ham Radio and Computer Swapfest, August 11 at the Eagles Alps. Contact: Danny Pease, 217-430-2046; e-mail: <ng9r@arrl.net>; Website: <http://www.w9awe.org>. (Talk-in 147.030 +600 [CTCSS 103.5]; exams, ARRL and CQ awards card checking)

STURTEVANT, WISCONSIN — Racine Megacycle Club Fifth Annual Racine Megacycle Freefest 2012, August 11 at Fireman’s ParkContact: Paul Giannoni, <kc9pg@yahoo.com>; Website: <http://www.w9udu.org>. (Talk-in 147.270+ [PL 127.3]).

SAINT ALBANS, VERMONT — Saint Albans Amateur Radio Club, Inc., STARC 2012 Summer Hamfest, August 11 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars – Post 758. (Exams, Technicians Cass only)

SPANAWAY, WASHINGTON — Radio Club of Tacoma HamFest, August 11 at the Bethel Junior High School. Contact: Larry, KD4VOM, 253-843-2190; e-mail: <hamfest@w7dk.org>; Website: <http://www.w7dk.org>. (Talk-in 147.280+ [PL 103.5] or 147.500; exams begin at 10 AM)

ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS — Northern Berkshire Amateur Radio Club NoBARC Hamfest, August 12 at Bowe Field in the Adams Agricultural Fair Grounds off Route 8. E-mail: <hamfest@nobarc.org>. (Talk-in 146.910 [PL 162.2]; exams 9 AM)

WIMBORNE, DORSET, UNITED KINGDOM — Flight Refueling Amateur Radio Society Hamfest, August 12 at the Cobham Sports and Social Club, Merley Park Road. Contact: Mike Sykes 01202 883479; e-mail: <hamfest@frars.org.uk>; Website: <http://www.frars.org.uk>. (Talk-in 145.550)

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA — Huntsville Hamfest Association and Huntsville Amateur Radio Club will hold the Huntsville Hamfest and ARRL SE Division Conference, August 18–19 at the Von Braun Civic Center. Contact: Dave Givens, K5RSI, 8003 Craigmont Rd. S.W., Huntsville, AL 35802; 256-882-9137; e-mail: <k5rsi@arrl.net>; Website: <http://www.hamfest.org/>. (Talk-in 146.94 (No tone). Back up frequency is 147.30 [no tone]; exams, card checking) (See Us at the CQ Booth.)

LaPORTE, INDIANA — Porter County Amateur Radio Club Hamfest/Hog Roast, August 18 at the concrete tower at US. 35 and Schultz Road. Contact Mat Lasayko, KC9KUD, 219-916-4907. Website: <http://www.pc-arc.net>.

DENVER, COLORADO — The Denver Radio Club, WØTX, Denver Hamfest 2012, August 19 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Contact: Bryan Steinberg, KBØA, 303-987-9596; e-mail: <drcfest@w0tx.org>; Website: <http://www.w0tx.org>. Talk-in 145.490– or 448.625– [PL 100.0]; exams 10 AM)

LAFAYETTE, INDIANA — Tippecanoe Amateur Radio Association 42nd Lafayette Hamfest, August 19 at the Home Econ Building in the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. Contact: TARA, P.O. Box 8081, Lafayette, IN 47903-8081; e-mail: <kb9gfb@gmail.com>; Website: <http://bit.ly/JjbSVG>. (Talk-in 147.135+ [PL 88.5]; exams 11 AM)

FREDERICK, MARYLAND — National Capitol DX Association DXCC-EAST Convention 2012, August 24–25 at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference. Contact: Mike Cizek, W3MC, 410-562-3010; e-mail: <convention@ncdxa.org>; Website: <http://www.dxcceast.com/>. (Talk-in 146.480; card checking; exams Saturday 1–3 PM).

JOPLIN, MISSOURI — Joplin Amateur Radio Club Joplin Hamfest, August 24–25 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, Interstate 44 at exit 8B. Contact: JARC, P.O. Box 2983, Joplin, MO 64803-2983; 417-437-9547; Website: <http://www.joplin-arc.org>. (Talk-in 147.210+; exams, card checking)

DES MOINES, WASHINGTON — Highline Amateur Radio Club Ham Radio Swap Fest and Raffle, August 25 at the Des Moines Activity Center. Contact: Dennis Reanier, 206-241-6812; e-mail: <highlinearc@hotmail.com>.

GAINESVILLE, TEXAS — Cooke County Amateur Radio Club Gainesville Hamfest 2012, August 25 at the Gainesville Civic Center. Contact James K. Floyd, N5ZPU, 940-668-7511; email: <jfloyd54@suddenlink.net>; Website: <http://gainesvillehamfest.org>. (Talk-in 147.34 [PL 100] or 442.775 [PL 100]; exams 9:30 AM)

OWOSSO, MICHIGAN — Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association Hamfest, August 25 at the Baker College Welcome Center. Contact: Don Warner, WB8GUS, 810-599-0729; e-mail: <wb8gus@arrl.net>; Website: <http://www.w8qqq.org>. (Talk-in 147.02 [PL 100]; exams 10 and 11 AM)

SWAINSBORO, GEORGIA — Southeast Amateur Radio Association 1st Annual Hamfest, August 25 at the Varner 4-H Center. For more information regarding VE exams, contact: Jim Hill, N4MOC, 478-237-4663; e-mail: <jimmhill@bellsouth.net>. Contact: Ron Hill, N4SFU, 51 Bobwhite Road, Twin City, GA 30471; 478-455-1909; e-mail: <rhill@pineland.net>; Website: <http://www.kj4mks.com>. (Talk-in 146.715– [PL 88.5]; exams)

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON — Clark County Amateur Radio Club Second Annual Clark County Ham Fair, August 25 at the Clark County Square Dance Center. E-mail: <clarkcountyhamfair@w7aia.org>; Website: <http://www.w7aia.org>. (Talk-in 147.240 or 443.925 [PL 94.8] or 146.520 simplex)

NEW KENSINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA — Skyview Radio Society Swap ’n Shop 2012 and Western Pennsylvania ARRL Convention, August 26 at the Skyview Radio Society. Contact: Skyview Radio Society <ab3er@arrl.net>; Website: <http://www.skyviewradio.net>. (Talk-in 146.640– [PL 131.8])

DALLAS, NORTH CAROLINA — The Shelby Amateur Radio Club will hold the 56th Annual Shelby Hamfest, September 1–2 at 1303 Dallas-Cherryvale Highway. Contact: Ben Melvin, <chairman@shelbyhamfest.org>. Website: <http://bit.ly/IO3aeZ>. (Talk-in 146.880- or 147.120+; exams)

MENA, ARKANSAS — Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest Association 43rd Annual Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest, September 8–9 at Queen Wilhelmina State Park on Hwy. 88. Contact: Randy Baggett, 479-928-5845; e-mail: <kg5ne@centurytel.net>. Website: <http://menahamfest.org>. (Exams)

LINCOLN, CALIFORNIA — Western Placer Amateur Radio Club Fourth Annual Hamfest, September 8 at McBean Park. Activities include prizes, a flea market, refreshments, and VE exams. Contact Harvey Ulijohn, KD6LND, 916-543-9286; e-mail: <hulijohn@ssctv.net>. Website: <http://www.wparc.org>. (Talk-in 147.360+ [PL 179.9]; exams).

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — Greater Louisville Hamfest Association Greater Louisville Hamfest 2012, September 8 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Center. Contact: The Greater Louisville Hamfest Association, P.O. Box 34444, Louisville, Kentucky 40232-4444; Website: <http://louisvillehamfest.com/info.htm>. (Talk-in 146.700 [PL 79.7]; exams).

SPRINGFIELD, NEBRASKA — Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club Flea-Esta, Saturday, September 8 at the Sarpy County Fair Grounds on 4-H Boulevard. Contact: Pat Joseph, 402-492-9156; e-mail: <flea@aksarbenarc.org>. Website: <http://www.aksarbenarc.org>.

NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT — Candlewood Amateur Radio Association Western CT Hamfest, September 9 at the Edmond Town Hall. Contact: Joe de Groot, AB1DO, 39 Sunnyview Drive, Redding, CT 06896; 203-938-4880; e-mail: <ab1do@arrl.net>; Website: <http://bit.ly/IEVzAM>. (Talk-in 147.300+ [PL 100]).


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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