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CQ Announcements: July 2013GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA — Adams County ARS Special Event Station, W3KGN, July 1–7, from 1400–2359 UTC to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Frequencies: 3.863, 7.1863, 14.263, and 145.63 (FM simplex). QSL to Perry Wood, 255 Chapel Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, with a 9- x 12-inch SASE to receive a commemorative certificate. Website: <http://www.w3kgn.org>.


ALLISON PARK, PENNSYLVANIA — North Hills ARC 28th Annual Hamfest, July 6 at the Parkwood Presbyterian Church. Contact: John Fowler, KB3YBS, 200 Lee Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15237; phone: (412) 366-3133 or (412) 496-3720; e-mail: <johnr.fowler@gmail.com>. (Talk-in 147.090 [PL 88.5]; exams)

HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA — Harrisburg RAC (W3UU) 41st Annual Firecracker Electronics Expo and Hamfest & ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania Section Convention, July 6 at the Harrisburg Area Community College. Special event station W3W during the convention. Contact: Terry Snyder, WB3BKN, P.O. Box 355, Halifax, PA 17032-0355; phone: (717) 896-0256; e-mail: <wb3bkn@gmail.com>; <http://www.w3uu.org>. (Talk-in 146.16+ [PL 100]; exams 11 a.m.)


OAK CREEK, WISCONSIN — South Milwaukee Amateur Radio Club, Inc. Swapfest ’13, July 6 at the American Legion Post #434. Contact: Robert, (414) 764-3871; e-mail: <wb9tik@arrl.net>. (Talk-in 146.52)


SALISBURY, NORTH CAROLINA — Rowan ARS 28th Annual Firecracker Hamfest, July 6 at the Salisbury Civic Center.Contact: Rowan Amateur Radio Society, P.O. Box 593, Salisbury, NC 28145. Ralph Brown, WB4AQK, <rkbrown5902@bellsouth.net>; <http://www.rowanars.org>. (Talk-in 145.41 [PL 136.5] or 146.52; exams by W4VEC at 10 a.m.)


KIMBERTON, PENNSYLVANIA — Mid-Atlantic ARC Valley Forge Hamfest and Computer Fair, July 7 at the Kimberton Fire Co. Fairgrounds. General contact:
MARC, P.O. Box 557, Eagleville, PA 19408; e-mail: <hamfest-info@marcradio.org>; <http://www.marc-radio.org>. (Talk-in 145.13- or 147.06+ [CTCSS 131.8]; exams 10 a.m.)


LEHMAN, PENNSYLVANIA — Murgas ARC 34th Annual Wilkes-Barre Hamfest & Computerfest, July 7 at the Lurne County Fair Grounds. Contact: Herb, K2LNS, (570) 829-2695 or Bill, KB3KUJ, (570) 510-1680. E-mail: <murgasarc@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/k3ytl>. (Talk-in 146.61 [PL 82.5]; exams 10 a.m.)


WINDSOR LOCKS, CONNECTICUT — Ten-Ten International Net 2013 Convention, July 11–14 at the Sheraton Hartford Hotel at Bradley International Airport. To register online: <http://bit.ly/VXR3XG>; <http://www.ten-ten.org/con2013>.


ERIE, PENNSYLVANIA — Wattsburg Wireless Association & Union City Wireless Association 2013 NW Pennsylvania Hamfest, July 13 at the Greene Township Municipal Building. Contact: 2013 NW PA Hamfest, 9333 Tate Road, Room #114, Erie, PA 16509; e-mail: <hamfest@wattsburg-wireless.us>. (Exams)


INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — Indianapolis ARA Indianapolis Communications
& Technology Expo
, July 13 at the Marion County Fair Grounds. Contact: Indianapolis Hamfest, P.O. Box 1672, Noblesville, IN 46061; phone: (317) 2616658; e-mail: <wtakin@gmail.com>; <http://www.indyhamfest.com>. (Talk-in 146.76.)


MILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA — Burlington ARC 39th Annual Amateur Radio Festival and Flea Market, July 13 at the Milton Fairgrounds. Contact: Ontario Hamfest 2013, P.O. Box 85037, Burlington, ON, Canada L2R 4K3; general e-mail: <barc@cogeco.ca>; <http://www.barc.ca>.


ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA — Minnesota Amateur Group of Independent Communicators (MAGIC) 10th Annual MAGIC Repeater Yard Sale, July 13 at 37 West Hatch Avenue. Website: <http://www.magicrepeater.net>. (Talk-in 145.170- [PL 100]).


TEXAS CITY, TEXAS — Tidelands ARS 26th Annual Texas City Hamfest, July 13 at the Doyle Convention Center, 2010 5th Avenue North. Contact: Tidelands ARS, P.O. Box 73, Texas City, TX 77592; <http://www.tidelands.org>. (Talk-in 147.14 [PL 167.9[ or 442.025 [PL 103.5[; exams)


AUGUSTA, NEW JERSEY — Sussex County ARC SCARC Hamfest, July 14 at the Sussex County Farm & Horse Show Fairgrounds,Contact: SCARC, P.O. Box 312, Augusta, NJ 07822; phone: (973) 948-6999; e-mail: <hamfest@scarcnj.org>; <http://www.scarcnj.org>. (Talk-in 147.300+ [PL 151.4]).


AURORA, ILLINOIS — Fox River Radio League Hamfest, July 14 at the Aurora Central Catholic High School. Contact: Dawn, KC9LQS, <hamfest@ frrl.org>; <http://www.frrl.org>. (Exams 10 a.m.)


CICERO, NEW YORK — Radio Amateurs of Greater Syracuse RAGS Hamfest, July 14 at the American Legion. Contact: RAGS, Box 88, Liverpool, NY 13088; phone: (315) 698-4558; e-mail: <ragsonline@hotmail.com>; <http:// www.ragsclub.org>. (Talk-in 147.90-; exams 9:45 a.m.)


EAST GLACIER, MONTANA — 79th Annual Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park Hamfest, July 19–21 at the Glacier Meadow RV Park. Contact: Hamfest Registrar, P.O. Box 1763, Great Falls, MT 59403; <http://www.gwhamfest.org>. (Exams)


WILLIAMS, ARIZONA — Amateur Radio Council of Arizona & City of Williams 2013 ARCA/Williams Hamfest, July 19–20 at the Williams Rodeo Grounds. Contact: ARCA, (602) 881-2722; <http://www.arca-az.org>. (Talk-in 146.78- [PL 91.5]; exams)


CARY, NORTH CAROLINA — Cary ARC Cary Mid-Summer Swapfest, July 20 at the Harold Ritter Park. Contact: Cary Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 53, Cary, NC 27512; e-mail: <n4nc@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/n4nc/>. exams


EL DORADO, KANSAS — WØVFW ARC special event station WØVFW, 0200 UTC July 20 to Sunday, July 21 to salute the Kansas Veterans and Family Reunion at El Dorado Lake. Frequencies: 3.865, 7.229, 14.265, 18.140 SSB. QSL with #10 SASE to Dwight Holtzen, N3ARU, 795 N. McComas Street, Wichita, KS 67203-4832; <http://www.ksvetsreunion.com>.


NORTH BEND, NEBRASKA — Pioneer ARC 16th Annual Flea Market, July 20 at the St. Charles Parish Center. Contact: Rich Mehaffey, KBØARZ, 230 West 11th Street, North Bend, NE 68649-5007; phone: (402) 652-3410; e-mail: <4randjme@futuretk.com>; <http://www.k0jfn.com>. (Talk-in 146.67; exams 10 a.m..


SLIDELL, LOUISIANA — The Ozone Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2013 Slidell EOC Hamfest, July 20 at the John Slidell Park Gymnasium. Contact: Slidell Hamfest c/o OARC, P.O. Box 553, Slidell, LA 70459. Ron Riviere, WB5CXJ, (985) 640-5858; e-mail: <wb5cxj@live.com>; <http://www.w5sla.net>. (Talk-in 147.27+ [PL 114.8[;]; exams)


WARRENSBURG, MISSOURI — Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club, Inc. Warensburg Hamfest, July 20 at the Y.E.S. Building. Contact: WAARCI, P.O. Box 1364, Warrensburg, MO 64093. Keith Raihala, NØVJ, (660) 864-1911; e-mail: <hamfest@waarci.org>; <http://www.waarci.org>. (Talk-in 146.880 [PL 107.2]; exams 10 a.m..)


PEOTONE, ILLINOIS — Kankakee Area Radio Society 30th Annual Hamfest, KARSFEST 2013, Sunday, July 21 at the Will County Fairgrounds. Contact: Craig Cahan, N9FD, 7 Franklin Drive, Manteno, IL 60950; phone: (815) 474-2237; e-mail: <karsfest@gmail.com>; <http://www.w9az.com>. (Talk-in 146.94- [PL 107.2]; exams 8 to 10 a.m.) VAN WERT, OHIO —


The Van Wert Amateur Radio Club 26th Annual Van Wert Hamfest, July 21 at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds. Contact: Steve Kouts, WA8WKF, (419) 771-8152; e-mail: <secretary@w8fy.org>; <http://www.w8fy.org>. (Talk-in 146.850)


WASHINGTON, MISSOURI — Zero Beaters ARC 51st Annual Zero Beaters ARC Hamfest , July 21 at the Washington Elks Hall. Contact: Bruce Serbus, <kd0kcf@sbcglobal.net>. (Talk-in 147.24+; exams)


WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND — Baltimore Radio Amateur Television Society (BRATS) annual BRATS Maryland Hamfest and Computer Fest, July 21 at the Howard County Fairgrounds . Contact: Ed Rosen, (312) 854-9273; e-mail: <hamfest@bratsatv.org>; <http:// bratsatv.org/>. Talk-in 147.03+ or 224.96-; exams 8:30 a.m.)


ELK GROVE, ILLINOIS — Central States VHF Society 47th Annual Central States VHF Society Conference, July 25–28 at the Elk Grove Village Holiday Inn. To register, contact: Kermit Carlson, W9XA, 1150 McKee Street, Batavia, IL 60510; e-mail: <w9xa@arrl.org>; <http://www.csvhfs.org>.


CHEHALIS, WASHINGTON — Chehalis Valley ARS 15th Annual Pacific Northwest Indoor/ Outdoor Ham Radio Electronic Tailgate Swapmeet, July 27 at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, 2555 North National Avenue. Contact: John, (360) 273-5929; e-mail: <k7osk@boatanchor.com>; <http://www.cvars.org>. (Talk-in 147.06 (PL 110.9) or 146.52; exams 10:30 a.m.)


CULLMAN, ALABAMA — Cullman ARC 7th Annual CARC Hamfest, July 27 at the McGukin Civic Center. Contact: CARC Hamfest, c/o Charles McBrayer, WB4PED, 614 6th Avenue SE, Cullman, AL 35055; phone: (256) 708-1000; <http://cullmanarc.webs.com/>. (Talk-in 145.310; exams 11a.m.)


LANSING, MICHIGAN — Central Michigan ARC 2013 CMARC “Outdoor” Hamfest, July 27 at the Holt Christian Church, 2424 South Washington Road. Special event station, K8H, will air from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Frequencies include 14.250, 21.325, and 147.420 simplex. QSL cards will be available. Contact: Julie McLain, KB8ZXR, (517) 694-0812. Email: <kb8zxr@aol.com>. (Talk-in 145.390 (PL 100); exams 10 a.m.)


MONUMENT, COLORADO — Pikes Peak Radio Amateur Association, Inc. PPRAA Ham Radio Megafest , July 27 at the Lewis- Palmer High School. Contact: PPRAA, P.O. Box 16521, Colorado Springs, CO 80935; email: <megafest@ppraa.org>; <http://ppraa.org/>. (Talk-in 146.970- [PL 100]; exams 10 a.m.)


OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — Central Oklahoma Radio Amateurs, Inc. Ham Holiday 2013, July 26–27 at the Bricktown Hotel and Conference Center. Contact: Central Oklahoma Radio Amateurs, Inc., P.O. Box 1103, Nicoma Park, OK 73066; Vendor e-mail: <vicepresident@hamholiday.org>; <http://www.hamholiday.org>. (Talk-in 146.82- [PL151.4]; exams)


VALLEYFORD, WASHINGTON — Kamiak Butte Amateur Repeater Association KBARA 35th Annual Meeting and Picnic, July 27 at the Valleyford Park, 11300 E. Palouse Highway. Website: <http://www.kbara.org/>. (Exams 11 a.m.)


WAYNESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — Western Carolina ARS Hamfest, July 27 at the Haywood County Fairgrounds Tickets are $5 in advance, $7 at the door. IContact: WCARS, P.O. Box 1488, Asheville, NC 28802; <http://www.wcars.org>. Talk-in 146.910- [PL 91.5] or 147.390+ [PL 94.8]. (Exams)


RANDOLPH, OHIO — Portage ARC Hamfair 2013, July 28 at the Portage County Fairgrounds. Contact: Portage Amateur Radio Club, 9971 Diagonal Road, Mantua, OH 44255. Joanne Solak, KJ3O, (330) 274-8240; <http://www.portagearc.org>. (Talk-in 145.39-; exams)


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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