WORLDWIDE — First Class CW Operators Club Special Event stations throughout May featuring an FOC suffix call including G75FOC from the UK. A QSO party will also be held throughout the month. Stations will gain points for contacting any FOC members and a certificate will be awarded to stations that reach certain point levels. Stations are urged to listen for FOC members calling “CQ FOC 75.” Electronic logs should be submitted to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. QSLs for working G75FOC should be submitted to G3SWH, <http://www.g3swh.org.uk>.
CADILLAC, MICHIGAN — Wexaukee ARC 51st Annual Cadillac Amateur Radio & Computer Swap, May 4 at the Cadillac Junior High School. Contact: Wexaukee ARC, P.O. Box 163, Cadillac, MI 49601. Website: <http://www.wexaukeearc.org/>. (Talk-in 146.980; exams 8:30 a.m.)
HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND — Antietam Radio Assn (W3CWC) Great Hagerstown Hamfest, May 4 at the Washington County Agricultural Cente. Contact: Antietam Radio Association, P.O. Box 52, Hagerstown, MD 21741; <http://www.w3cwc.org/HamFests.html>. (Talk in 147.090+ or 146.94; exams 12:30 p.m.)
RENO, NEVADA — Wide Area Data Group, Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Society, and UNR Radio Club Reno Ham Swap, May 4 at Sandy’s Electronics Parts parking lot. Website: <http://www.renohamswap.com>. (Talk in 147.300+ (PL 123); Tech class ham cram 7:30 a.m., and VE exams 9 a.m.)
SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA — Blue Ridge ARS Upstate Hamfest 2013 & ARRL South Carolina Section Convention, May 4 at the Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds. Contact: Blue Ridge ARS, P.O. Box 6751, Spartanburg, SC 29606-6751; <http://upstatehamfest.org>.
SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN — Arrowhead RAC Hamfest, May 4 at the Head of The Lakes Fairgrounds-Multipurpose Building. Contact: Robert Schulz, KCØNFB; phone: (218) 724-6957, email: <email@example.com>; <http://www.thearac.org>. (Talk-in 146.940– [PL 103.5], 147.000– [PL 103.5], or 146.940– [PL 114.8]; exams 10 a.m.)
TINTON FALLS, NEW JERSEY — Garden State ARA 7th Semi Annual GSARA Hamfest & License Testing, May 4 at the MOESC (MAECOM). Contact: John King, (732) 542-1822; email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <http://bit.ly/Va5TIJ>. (Talk-in 147.045+ [PL 67.0]; exams 10 a.m.)
PITT MEADOWS, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA — Maple Ridge ARC Annual Maple Ridge Swap Meet, May 5, Heritage Hall. Contact: Nick, VE7TE, (604) 465-9476; e-mail: <email@example.com>; <http://mrarc.net/>. (Talk-in 146.800– [PL 156.7])
SANDWICH, ILLINOIS — Kishwaukee ARC DeKalb Hamfest, May 5 at the Sandwich Fairgrounds. Contact: Bob Yurs, W9ICU, (815) 895-7584; e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <http://www.karcclub.org>. (Talk-in 146.730– [PL 100] or 146.52 simplex)
WRIGHTSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA — Warminster ARC Hamfest 2013, May 5 at the Middletown Grange Fair Grounds Tickets are $5. Contact: Rich Luce, (215) 703-8264; e-mail: <email@example.com>; <http://www.k3dn.org/hamfest.htm>. (Talk-in: 147.09+ [PL 131.8] or 443.95+ [PL 131.8]; exams 10 a.m.)
AMARILLO, TEXAS — Panhandle ARC 13th Annual Picnic/Swapfest, May 11 at Thompson Park. Contact: Panhandle ARC, P.O. Box 10221, Amarillo, TX 79116-0221; <http://bit.ly/Z1HLpK>
ANNANDALE, NEW JERSEY — Cherryville Repeater Association II, Inc. 2013 Hamfest, May 11 at the North Hunterdon Regional High School. General contact: Cherryville Repeater Association II, P.O. Box 623, Pittstown, NJ 08867. Bob Grear, KA2OEE, (908) 231-9227; e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <http://www.qsl.net/w2cra>. (Talk-in 147.375 [PL 151.4]; exams 9 a.m.)
BYRON, GEORGIA — Middle Georgia Radio Association, Central Georgia Amateur Radio Club, Inc., & KG4BMS Heart of Georgia Hamfest, May 11 at the Byron Middle School. Contact: Dave Stewart, KN4DS, (478) 335-2852; e-mail: <email@example.com>; <http://www.heartofgeorgiahamfest.com/>. Talk-in 146.850–; exams from 9 a.m. to noon)
DARTMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS — Southeastern Massachusetts ARA SEMARA Tailgate Fleamarket, May 11 at the SEMARA Clubhouse. Contact: Eric, N1WCO, (508) 997-7070; e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <http://www.semara.org>. (Talk-in 147.000+ [PL 67])
EAST GREENBUSH, NEW YORK — East Greenbush ARA (W2EGB) 10th Annual Hamfest, May 11 at the East Greenbush Fire Company. Contact: Tom, KC2FCP, <email@example.com>; <http://www.w2egb.org>. (Talk-in 147.270+ [PL 94.8])
LAWTON, OKLAHOMA — Lawton-Fort Sill ARC Special Event Station W5KS, 1300 to 2200 UTC daily, May 8 –11 to commemorate the Comanche Code Talkers. Frequencies include 7.295, 14.295, 21.295, 50.125 MHz, and IRLP Nodes 3704, 7125, conditions permitting. QSL $5 and a 5- by 6-inch SASE to LFSARC, P.O. Box 892, Lawton, OK 73502. Website: <http://www.w5ks.org>.
REIDSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — Rockingham County ARC, Inc. 9th Annual Rockingham County Swapfest, May 11 at the Reidsville Christian ChurchActivities include tailgating, snacks, and prizes. Contact: RCARC Swapfest, c/o George Brewer, WN4LTY, 5190 NC Highway 700, Eden, NC 27288; <http://www.rcarc.com>. (Talk-in 147.345 [PL 103.5]).
STANWOOD, WASHINGTON — Stanwood-Camano ARC 22nd Annual Electronic Flea Market & Hamfest, May 11 at the Stanwood Middle School. Contact: Jim, KE7MHF, (360) 629-4713; e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Vic, N7KRE, (360) 387-7705; e-mail: <email@example.com>. Website: <http://www.scarcwa.org/ham_fest.shtm>. (Talk-in 145.19; exams)
DAYTON, OHIO — Dayton ARA Dayton Hamvention®, May 17–19 at the Hara Arena. To purchase tickets or vendor spaces, visit: <http://bit.ly/U3VGxE>.) E-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <http://www.hamvention.org>. Talk-in 146.94-, 146.91–, 223.94–, and 442.1+; exams). (See us at the CQ Booth)
DAYTON OHIO — SouthWest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) 28th Annual DX Dinner in conjunction with the Dayton Hamvention®, May 17 at the Dayton Marriott. Contact: Thomas Inglin, NR8Z, 142 Apgar Drive, Loveland, OH 45140; e-mail: <email@example.com>; <http://www.swodxaevents.org>.
PATEROS, WASHINGTON — Lake Chelan Radio Club 14th Annual Ham Radio Campout, May 17–19 in Pateros. Contact: Roger Odorizzi, W7CH, 195 Ivan Morse Road, Manson, WA 98831; (509) 687-3919; e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <http://www.lakechelanradioclub.com>.
BAHAMA, NORTH CAROLINA — Durham FM Association 39th DurHAMfest, May 25 at the Little River Community Complex. Vendor contact: Linda Jackson, KF4LJZ, <email@example.com>. General contact: Paul Van Doren, KE4OXN, <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <http://www.dfma.org>. (Exams)
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NEW JERSEY — Bergen ARA BARA Spring Hamfest, May 25 at the Westwood Regional High Schoo. Contact: Jim Joyce, K2ZO, (201) 664-6725; e-mail: <email@example.com>; <http://www.bara.org>. (Talk-in 146.19/79 [PL 141.3]; exams 8 to 10 a.m.)
SEASIDE, OREGON — Sea-Pac will be held from May 31 to June 2 at the Seaside Convention Center. For online registration: <bit.ly/12OSuuG>. Contact: Wayne Schuler, AI9Q, (360) 892-5580; e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <http://www.seapac.org/index.htm>. (Exams on Saturday 9 a.m.)
Please submit hamfest and special event announcements at least three months in advance by e-mail to <email@example.com> or <firstname.lastname@example.org>, 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>.