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CQ Announcements: October 2012
BEDFORD, INDIANA – Hoosier Hills Ham Club 51st Annual Hoosier Hills Hamfest, October 6 at the Lawrence County 4H Fairgrounds. Contact: Hamfest Chair, KB9TMP, (812) 675-2450. Email: <hoosier.hills.ham.club@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.hoosierhillshamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.730- [PL 107.2]; exams noon).

BELTON, TEXAS – Temple ARC Belton Hamfest, October 6, Bell County Expo Center. Contact: Mike, WA5EQQ, (254) 773-3590 between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. Email: <hamexpo@tarc.org>; web: <http://www.beltonhamexpo.org>. (Talk-in 146.820- [PL 123.0];exams 9:30 a.m.)

BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY — Kentucky Colonels ARC 2012 Vette City Hamfest, October 6, Sloan Convention Center. Contact: Ed Gann, N4HID, (270) 843-8911. Email: <edwardgann@insightbb.com>. Website: <http://www.vettecityhamfest.com>.
(Talk-in 147.33 [PL 107.2]; exams at 8:30 a.m.)

PINEVILLE, LOUISIANA – ARC of Central Louisiana ARCCLA Hamfest 2012, October 6 at Kees Park on Hwy 28 East. Contact: Scott Wren, (318) 484-6744. Email: <kd5dfl@hotmail.com>. Website: <http://www.arccla.us>. (Talk-in 147.330+ [PL 173.8] or 147.375; exams)

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA – York County Amateur Radio Society 60th Annual Rock Hill Hamfest & Computer Expo, October 6, Faith Assembly of Rock Hill. Contact: Brent Case, K4BSC, <k4bsc@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.rockhillhamfest.com/>. (Talk-in 147.03-; exams 10:30 a.m.)

TUCSON, ARIZONA – Oro Valley ARC & Old Pueblo Radio Club Tucson Hamfest and Fly-in, October 6, Marana Regional Airport. Contact: OVARC, 2479 East Spring Pioneer Lane, Oro Valley, AZ 85755-1930; phone: (800) 909-0031; Website: <http://www.tucsonhamfest.com>. (Exams)

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY – Bergen ARA B.A.R.A. Fall Hamfest, October 6 at Westwood Regional High Schooload. Contact: Jim Joyce, K2ZO, (201) 664-6725. Email: <k2zo@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.bara.org>. Talk-in 149.19/79 [PL 141.3]; exams 8 a.m.)

MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT – Meriden ARC 20th Annual Nutmeg Hamfest & ARRL Connecticut State Convention, October 7, Sheraton Four-Points Hotel. Contact John Bee, N1GNV, 30 Tremont Street, Meriden, CT 06450. Phone: (203) 440-4973 (days only). Email: <nutfest@qsradio.com>. Website: <http://www.nutmeghamfest.com>. (Talk-in 147.36 +600; exams).

WEST LIBERTY, IOWA – Muscatine & Washington Area ARCs Southeast Iowa Hamfest, October 7, Muscatine County Fairgrounds. Contact: Tom Brehmer, NØLOH, 1114 East Tenth Street, Muscatine, IA 52761. Phone (563) 263-3097. Email: <n0loh@arrl.org>. Website: <http://kc0aqs.org/hamfest.html>. (Talk-in 146.31/91 (CTCSS 192.8) or 146.16/76; exams 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.)

WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND – Columbia ARA CARAFest 2012, October 7 at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Vendors contact: David Parkison, KB3VDY, (410) 977-1249, Email: <vendorsales@carafest.org>. All other inquires contact: CARA, P.O. Box 911, Columbia, MD 21044; phone (443) 812-4403; Email: <info@carafest.org>; Website: <http://www.carafest.org>. (Talk-in 147.135/R+ [CTCSS: 156.7] or 147.390/R+ [CTCSS: 156.7]; exams).

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – ARC of Augusta, GA Augusta Hamfest, October 13, Blythe Area Community Center. Contact Doug Pugh, KE4JSJ, (803) 279-6725. Email: <doug9945@yahoo.com>. Talk in 145.490; exams 9 a.m.).

LAGRANGE, GEORGIA – LaGrange ARC La Grange Hamfest, October 13, Oakside Baptist Church. Contact: Anna Pike, (334) 863-6814. Email: <lagrangehamfest@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://www.lagrangeradioclub.org>. Talk in 146.70- (CTCSS 141.3); exams 11 a.m.)

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — Platinum Coast ARS 47th Annual Melbourne HAMFEST & 2012 ARRL State Convention, October 13–14 at the Melbourne Auditorium. Contact: PCARS Melbourne Hamfest, P.O. Box 1004, Melbourne, FL 32902-1004. Hamfest Chair: John Lundberg, W2TX, (321) 723-7582. Email: <hamfest2012@pcars.org>. Website: <http://www.pcars.org>. Talk-in 146.25 or 146.85; exams).

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN — The Muskegon Area Amateur Radio Council will hold the Muskegon Color Tour Hamfest, October 13, Fellowship Reformed Church. Contact: Jim Duram, (231) 638-7010. Talk-in 146.820 (PL 94.8); VE exams 9 a.m.)

WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA – Forsyth ARC Winston-Salem Fall Swapfest, October 13, Summit School Athletic Center, 2100 Reynolda Road. Activities include tailgating, indoor flea market, and concessions. Tickets are $5. Tables are $10 each. Email: <hamfest@w4nc.com>. Website: <http://bit.ly/TEGjK4>. Talk-in 146.64 (PL 100) or 145.47 (PL 107.2).

QUEENS, NEW YORK — Hall of Science ARC Hamfest, October 14 at the New York Hall of Science parking lot. Contact: Stephen Greenbaum, WB2KDG, (718) 898-5599 (nights only). Email: <wb2kdg@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.hosarc.org>. Talk-in 444.200 (PL 136.5) or 145.270 -600 [PL 136.5]; exams 10 a.m.).

MASSILLON, OHIO – Massillon ARC will air special event station W8NP October 18–20 to celebrate the club’s 85th anniversary. Frequencies include SSB: 28.365, 21.365, 14.265, 7.265, and 3.865. CW: 28.050, 21.050, 14.050, 7.050, and 3.550 (All ±QRM). QSL to Massillon A.R.C., P.O. Box 73, Massillon, OH 44648; <www.w8np.org>.

BREMERTON, WASHINGTON — The North Kitsap ARC North Kitsap Amateur Radio Hamfest, October 20, VFW Hall. Contact: Al, KE7RPR, (360) 830-3683. Website: <http://www.nkarc.org/>. (Talk-in 146.44)

BRISTOL, TENNESSEE – GrayHamfest Association GrayHamfest®, October 20, Bristol Motor Speedway. Website: <http://bit.ly/Oy105T>. (Exams 11 a.m.)

LUFKIN, TEXAS – Deep East Texas ARC, Nacogdoches ARC, and Houston Amateur Radio Supply, Inc., Lufkin Hamfest 2012, October 20 at the Lufkin First Church of the Nazarene. Contact: Jerry Wilson, K5JLW, 144 Donna Street, Huntington, TX 75949. Email: <ac5zj@cs.com>. Website: <http://www.lufkinhamfest.com>. (Exams 9 a.m.)

MANITOWOC, WISCONSIN – The USS Cobia Amateur Radio Club special event station NB9QV, 1400 to 2100 UTC, October 21 in honor of the 69th Anniversary of the USS Cobia. Frequencies include 7.250 and 14.250 MHz (+/- 25 kHz). QSL a-with #10 SASE to: Fred Neuenfeldt, W6BSF, 4932 South 10th Street, Manitowoc, WI 54220. For an USS Cobia color certificate, send $1 and your QSL to: Tom McNulty, KØEFV, 4015 Independence Avenue, Waterloo, IA 50703-9317; <http://www.qrz.com/db/nb9qv>.

KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN – Kalamazoo ARC & Southwest Michigan Amateur Radio Team 30th Annual Kalamazoo Hamfest, October 21, Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairgrounds. Contact: (269) 388-4865. E-mail: <info@kalamazoohamfest.com>. Website: <http://www.kalamazoohamfest.com>. Talk in 147.040 (PL 94.8).VE exams at noon

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation (AMSAT) 2012 AMSAT Annual Meeting and Space Symposium, October 26 –28, Holiday Inn, Orlando International Airport Hotel. Website: <http://bit.ly/OHCSyU>.

EAST RIDGE, TENNESSEE – Chattanooga ARC Hamfest Chattanooga 2012, October 27 at the East Ridge Community CenterContact: Jim Bowman, (423) 394-7373. Email: <w4dfs@arrl.net>. Website: <http://w4am.org>. (Talk-in 146.790-; exams 10 a.m.)

HAZARD, KENTUCKY – Kentucky Mountains ARC Hazard Hamfest, October 27, Hazard/Perry County Senior Center. Contact: John Farler, K4AVX, (606) 476-9662. Email: <k4avx@arrl.net>. Website: <http://kmarc.net>. (Talk-in 146.07/67 [PL 103.5]).

KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI – Saint Louis ARC 21st Annual Saint Louis Halloween Hamfest, October 27, Kirkwood Community Center. Contact: Steve Welton, WØSLW, (314) 941-8500. Email: <swelton@clear.net>; <http://www.halloweenhamfest.org>. (Talk-in 147.75 or 147.15; exams 8:30 a.m.)

RICKREALL, OREGON – Mid-Valley ARES & Norvac Electronics, Inc. Swap-Tober-Fest, October 27, Polk County Fairgrounds. Contact: Mid-Valley ARES, P.O. Box 606, Independence, OR 97351. Website: <http://www.swaptoberfest.net/>. (Talk-in
145.33- [PL 186.2]).

SOCORRO, NEW MEXICO – Socorro ARA, Tech Amateur Radio Association & City of Socorro 2012 Socorro Hamfest, October 27, New Mexico Fire Fighter’s Academy, 600 Aspen Street. Contact: Al Braun, AC5BX, 722 California Street, Socorro, NM 87801. Phone: (575) 835-3456. Email: <ac5bx@juno.com>; <http://www.socorroara.org/hamfest.html>. (Talk-in 146.68- [PL 100]; exams noon).

HICKSVILLE, NEW YORK — Long Island Mobile ARC Long Island Hamfair & Electronics Show, October 28, at Levittown Hall. Contact: LIMARC, P.O. Box 392, Levittown, NY 11756-0392. Phone: (516) 694-4937. Email: <hamfest@limarc.org>. Website: <http://www.limarc.org/fest.htm>. Talk-in 146.85- [PL 136.5]; exams noon).

MASSILLON, OHIO — Massillon ARC 52nd Annual Hamfest, October 28, Massillon Boys & Girls ClubContact: Terry Russ, N8ATZ, 3420 Briardale Drive NW, Massillon, OH 44646. Phone: (303) 837-3091. Email: <truss@sssnet.com>. Website: <http://www.w8np.org>. (Talk-in 147.18+)

DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA – Boca Raton ARA South Florida Ham Fest, November 3, South County Civic Center Email: <southfloridahamfest@brara.org>; <http://www.southfloridahamfest.org>. (Talk-in 145.29 [PL 110.9]; exams)

ENID, OKLAHOMA — Enid ARC will hold the 2012 Enid Hamfest, November 3, Garfield County Fairgrounds (Hoover Building). Contact: Enid ARC, P.O. Box 261, Enid, OK 73702. Mike Cofer, KD5OFF (580) 554-2749. Website: <http://bit.ly/Mi5QDK>. (Talk-in 145.290-; VE exams 1 p.m.)

LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA – Alford Memorial Radio Club Stone Mountain Hamfest & Computer Expo & 2012 ARRL Georgia State Convention, November 3–4, Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. Contact: AMRC Hamfest, P.O. Box 1282, Stone Mountain, GA 30086-1282. Phone: (855) 786-8643; <hamfest@stonemountainhamfest.com>; <http://www.stonemountainhamfest.com/>. (Talk-in 146.76 {PL 107.2} or 145.45 or 444.25 {PL 131.8}; exams 8:30 a.m. both days.)

PITT MEADOWS, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – Maple Ridge ARC Ham Radio & Computer Swapmeet, November 4, old REC Building, 12460 Harris Road. Contact: Nick, (604) 465-9476. Email: <ve7te@mrarc.net>. Website:<http://www.mrarc.net>. (Talk-in 146.800 -600 [PL 156.7]).

WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA – Washington Amateur Communications WACOM 2012 Hamfest, November 4, Washington County FairgroundsContact: Bud Plants, N3TIR, (724) 350-6745. Email: <bud@n3tir.com>. Website: <http://bit.ly/apSTca>. (Talk-in 146.790; exams).

CONWAY, SOUTH CAROLINA – Grand Strand ARC 16th Annual Grand Strand Beachfest 2012, November 10, Old Pee Dee School, 3521 Juniper Bay Road. Contact: Edward Jordan, (843) 458-3856. Email: <kf4eck@frontier.com>. Jim Wood, (843) 340-1132. Email: <kf4cje@aol.com>. Website: <http://www.w4gs.org>. (Talk-in 145.110 [PL 85.4]; exams)

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – Raytown Amateur Radio Club Raytown Club 2012 Hamfest, November 10, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #17. Contact: Raytown Amateur Radio Club: (816) 914-5971. Email: <sjdeines@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://www.k0gq.com/hamfest>. (Exams at 9 a.m.)

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – Montgomery ARC 2012 Montgomery Hamfest, November 10, Alcazar Shrine Temple,. Activities include forums, prizes, a boneyard, indoor flea market, concessions, and V Tickets are $7. Contact: Scott Poole, W4SPA, (334) 262-0412. Email:<hamfest@w4ap.org>. Website:<http://www.w4ap.org>. (Talk-in 146.84-.; exams 8 a.m.)

PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA – St. Petersburg ARC Second Annual SPARCFest, November 10, Freedom Lake Park. Contact Tom Schaefer, (727) 437-2771. Email: <ny4i@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.sparc-club.org>. (Talk-in 147.06+; VE exams 8:30 a.m.)

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. In addition, CQ’s sister publication WorldRadio Online has extensive information on hamfests and special event stations months in advance of the events; go to <www.worldradiomagazine.com>.

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