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CQ Announcements: September – October 2015

September

SHELBY, NORTH CAROLINA — The Shelby Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2015 Shelby Hamfest and ARRL Roanoke Division Convention Saturday, September 5 and Sunday, September 6 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. Phone: (980) 295-5151. Email: <chairman@shelbyhamfest.org>. Website: <http://shelbyhamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.880-.


MENA, ARKANSAS — The 46th Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest will be held on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12 at the Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Contact: Randy Baggett, KG5NE, <kg5ne@centurytel.net>. Website: <http://www.menahamfest.net>. VE exams.


SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS — The 63rd Annual W9DXCC Convention will be held Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12 at the Hyatt Regency. Contact: Casey Coley, 23083 High Ridge Road, Barrington, IL 60010. Email: <casey@w9lp.org>. Website: <http://www.w9dxcc.com>. Card checking.


TORRANCE, CALIFORNIA — HAMCON, Inc. will hold the HAMCON 2015 and the ARRL Southwestern Division Convention Friday, September 11 through Sunday, September 13 at the Torrance Marriott South Bay Hotel. Contact: Diana Feinberg, AI6DF, (310) 544-2917. Email: <dfeinberg@att.net>. Website: <http://www.hamconinc.org>. Talk-in 146.55. VE exams, special event station, W1AW/6.


BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS — The Chicago FM Club will hold its Hamfest Saturday, September 12 at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Contact: Chicago FM Club 218 S. Fairview Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068. Phone: (773) 614-4733. Email: <wa9orc@gmail.com> Website: <http://www.chicagofmclub.org>. Talk-in 146.76- (PL 107.2) or 443.750+ (PL 114.8). VE exams.


SPRINGFIELD, NEBRASKA — The Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club will hold its annual Flea-Esta Saturday, September 12 at the Sarpy County Fair Grounds. Website: <http://www.aksarbenarc.org>.


VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA — The Tidewaters Radio Conventions, Inc. will hold the Virginia Beach Hamfest Electronic & Computer Flea Market Saturday, September 12 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Contact: Bill Holland, WA4EUL, 833 Earl of Chesterfield Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Email: <wa4eul@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.vbhamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.970 (PL 141.3). VE exams.


WINDSOR, MAINE — The Augusta Amateur Radio Club will hold the Windsor Ham Fest Saturday, September 13 at the Windsor Fairgrounds. Website: <http://www.w1tlc.com>. Talkin 146.70. VE exams.


BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA — The Butler County Amateur Radio Association, Inc. will hold its SwapFest Sunday, September 13 at the Unionville Fire Department. Contact: Rick Melton, <n3vkm@arrl.net>. Website: <http://w3udx.org>. Talk-in 147.36+.


FINDLAY, OHIO — The Findlay Radio Club will hold the 73rd Findlay Hamfest, Sunday, September 13 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Website: <http://www.findlayradioclub.org>.


MULLICA HILLS, NEW JERSEY — The Gloucester County Amateur Radio Club will hold Hamfest 2015 Sunday, September 13 at the Cloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds. Contact: Cory Sickles, WA3UVV, (856) 582-9146. Email: <wa3uvv@arrl.net>. Website: <http://w2mmd.org>. Talk-in 147.180+ (PL 131.8). VE exams, DXCC/VUCC/WAS card checking.


LINCOLN, CALIFORNIA — The Western Placer Amateur Radio Club will hold the Ninth Annual Sacramento Valley Hamfest Saturday, September 19 at the Bandstand Parking Lot. Website: <http://www.wparc.us>. Talk-in 147.300+ (PL 179.9). VE exams.


LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS — The Central Arkansas Radio Emergency Net will hold the 2015 All Arkansas Hamfest Saturday, September 19 at the Catholic High School. Contact: Mark Barnhard (501) 221-3909. Website: <http://www.carenclub.com>. Talk-in 146.940-.


PEORIA, ILLINOIS — The Peoria Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Peoria Superfest Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20 at the Exposition Gardens. Contact: PAARC, P.O. Box 3508, Peoria, IL 61612-3508. Phone: (309) 692-3378. Email: <w9uvi@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.w9uvi.org>. Talk-in 147.075+ (PL 156.7). VE exams.


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The MIT Electronics Research Society, MIT UHF Repeater Association, MIT Radio Society, and the Harvard Wireless Club will hold the Flea at MIT Sunday, September 20 at the parking garage on Albany and Main Streets. Contact: Steve Finberg, W1GSL, P.O. Box 82 MIT Br, Cambridge, MA 02139-7082. Phone: (617) 253-3776. Email: <w1gsl@mit.edu>. Website: <http://web.mit.edu/w1gsl>. Talk-in 145.23- (PL 88.5) or 449.725- (PL 114.8).


GAINESVILLE, TEXAS — The Cooke County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Gainesville Hamfest 2015 Saturday, September 26 at the Gainesville Civic Center. Contact: James K. Floyd, N5ZPU, (940) 668-7511. Email: <jfloyd54@suddenlink.net>. Talk-in 147.34 (PL 100) or 442.775 (PL 100). VE exams.


HORSEHEADS, NEW YORK — The Amateur Radio Association of the Southern Tier Inc., will hold the 40th Annual Hamfest/Computerfest Saturday, September 26 at the Chemung County Fairgrounds. Contact: ARAST Hamfest, P.O. Box 614, Horseheads, NY 14845-0614. Phone: (607) 301-0040. Website: <http://www.arast.org>. Talk-in 147.360+ or 146.700-. VE exams.


TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN — The Cherryland Amateur Radio Club will hold a Digital Voice Workshop Saturday, September 26 at the Salvation Army Post. Contact: Ernest Abel, K8RCT, (231) 922-3672. Website: <http://cherrylandarc.com>.


LONGMONT, COLORADO — The Boulder Amateur Radio Club will hold BARCfest Sunday, September 27 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building. Contact: Mike, W3DIF, (303) 404-2161. Email: <barc70@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/w0dk>. Talk-in 146.700-. VE exams.


SPOKANE, WASHINGTON — The Inland Empire VHF Radio Amateurs, Kamiak Butte Amateur Radio Repeater Association, Northwest Tri-State ARO, Spokane DX Association, Palouse Hills ARC, University High School ARC, and Panoramaland ARC will hold the Spokane Hamfest and ARRL Washington State Convention Saturday, September 26 at University High School. Contact: Betsy Ashleman, N7WRQ, (509) 448-5821. Email: <n7wrq@aol.com>. Website: <http://www.kbara.org>. Talk-in 147.38. VE exams.


October


BENSALEM, PENNSYLVANIA — The Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club will hold the Mid-Atlantic States VHF Conference Friday, October 2 through Sunday, October 4 at the Holiday Inn-Bensalem-Philadelphia. Email: <rick1ds@hotmil.com>. Website: <http://www.packratvhf.com>.


GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE — The Sussex Amateur Radio Association will hold the Delmarva Amateur Radio & Electronics EXPO Saturday, October 3 at Sussex Tech High School. Contact: Vic, KC3BUI, (302) 628-3060. Website: <http://www.radioelectronicsexpo.com>. Talk-in 147.090 (PL 156.7). VE exams, card checking.


GRANADA HILLS, CALIFORNIA — The Southern California Preparedness Foundation will hold the 8th Annual Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair Saturday, October 3 at the Los Angeles Fire Department, Fire Station #87. Contact: Ted Snyder, W6DTS, (818) 427-5904. Email: <tedsnyder@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.valleydisasterfair.com>. Talk-in 145.570. VE exams, special event station, K6D.


WICHITA, KANSAS — The Valley Center Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2015 Wichita Area Hamfest Saturday, October 3 at the Riverwalk Church of God. Contact: Bruce Barley, KKØS, (316) 744-3555. Steve Periman, NØYYI, (316) 617-1658. Email: <wichitaareahamfest2014@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.vcarc.org>. Talk-in 146.940-. VE exams.


BREMERTON, WASHINGTON — The Kitsap County Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2015 Hamfest Saturday, October 10 at McCloud's Grill House. Contact: KCARCm P.O. Box 2268, Silverdale, WA 98383. Email: <jimanicolet@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.kcarc.org>. Talk-in 146.44.


COLBY, WISCONSIN — The Black River Amateur Radio Association will hold the 10th Annual Central Wisconsin Swapfest Saturday, October 10 at theColby Lions Pavilion. Contact: Bob Braun, KB9BLV, 167 N. Front Street, Dorcester, WI 54425. Email: <kb9blv@yahoo.com>. Talk-in 147.15+ (PL 114.8).


ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON — The Pacific Northwest VHF Society will hold the Pacific Northwest VHF-UHF Microwave Conference Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 at the Holiday Inn, Issaquah. Contact: Jim, K7ND. Website: <http://pnwvhfs.org>. VUCC card checking.


MORRILTON, ARKANSAS — The Randy Griffin Memorial Radio Club will hold the K5BOC Memorial Ham Fest Saturday, October 10 at the Petit Jean State Park. Phone: (501) 771-1111 or (501) 626-6252. Website: <http:k5boc.org>. Talkin 146.520.


HUBERTUS, WISCONSIN — The Southeastern Wisconsin FM Amateur Repeater Society Inc. will hold the SEWFARS Swapfest Sunday, October 11 at the Sterling Chalet. Contact: SEWFARS Sawpfest, P.O. Box 105, Eagle, WI 53119. Phone: (262) 742-4903. Email: <sewfars@hotmail.com>. Website: <http://www.sewfars.com>. Talk-in 146.82- (PL 127.3).


MARICOPA, ARIZONA — The Maricopa Amateur Radio Association will hold CopaFest 2015 Saturday, October 17 at the Ak-Chin UltraStar Entertainment Center. Email: <fest@copahams.org>. Website: <http://www.copahams.org>. VE exams, card checking, and special event station, W7M.


SAN RAMON CALIFORNIA — The Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club will hold Pacificon 2015 and the ARRL Pacific Division Convention Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18 at the San Ramon Marriott. Contact: Trevor Hall, WA6JAU. Email: <info@pacificon.org>. Website: <http://pacificon.org>. Talk-in 147.060 (PL 100) or 441.325 (PL 100). VE exams, special event station, W1AW/6.


GREENEVILLE, TENNESSEE — The Andrew Johnson Amateur Radio Club will hold the 3rd Annual Greeneville TN Hamfest Saturday, October 17 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Contact: Bob Etheredge, KM4EBZ, <km4ebz@greenvillehamfest.com>. Website: <http://greenvillehamfest.com>. VE exams, DXCC card checking.


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The MIT Electronics Research Society, MIT UHF Repeater Association, MIT Radio Society, and the Harvard Wireless Club will hold the Flea at MIT Sunday, October 18 at the parking garage on Albany and Main Streets. Contact: Steve Finberg, W1GSL, P.O. Box 82 MIT Br, Cambridge, MA 02139-7082. Phone: (617) 253-3776. Email: <w1gsl@mit.edu>. Website: <http://web.mit.edu/w1gsl>. Talk-in 145.23- (PL 88.5) or 449.725- (PL 114.8).


FLUSHING, NEW YORK — The Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club will hold its semi-annual Hamfest and Electronics Bazaar Sunday, October 18 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Contact: Steve Greenbaum (718) 898-5599 evenings only. Email: <wb2kdg@arrl.net>. Website: <http://hosarc.org>. Talk-in 444.200+ (PL 136.5) or 145.270- (PL 136.5). VE exams.


KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN — The Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club and the Southwest Michigan Amateur Radio Team will hold the 33rd Annual Kalamazoo Hamfest and Amateur Radio Swap and Shop, Sunday October 18 at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairgrounds. Contact: Kalamazoo Hamfest, P.O. Box 33, Richland, MI 49083-0033. Phone: (269) 205-3560. Email: <info@kalamazoohamfest.org>. Website: <http://kalamazoohamfest.org>. Talkin 147.040 (PL 94.8). VE exams and DXCC/WAS card checking.


MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT — The Nutmeg Hamfest Alliance, Inc. will hold the 2015 Nutmeg Hamfest and ARRL Connecticut State Convention Sunday, October 18 at The Sheraton Four-Points Hotel. Contact: John Bee, N1GNV, (203) 440-4973. Email: <nutmeginfo@nutmeghamfest.com>. Website: <http://nutmeghamfest.com>. Talk-in 147.36+. VE exams.


KINGMAN, ARIZONA — The Mojave Amateur Radio Club will hold the Kingman Hamfest and ARRL Arizona State Convention Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 at the Mojave County Fairgrounds. Contact: Bill Smith, (928) 303-9857. Email: <bill1021@gmail.com>. Kevin Walsh, (928) 514-4237. Email: <kd7hve@msn.com>. Website: <http://www.kingmanhamfest.com>. Talk-in 147.24+ (PL 123) or 448.550- (PL 123). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN — The Utica Shelby Emergency Communication Association, Inc. will hold the USECA Hamfest 2015 Sunday, October 25 at the United Food & Commercial Workers 876 Hall. Contact: Rob Lifton, NY8W, (248) 716-8042. Email: <ny8w@arrl.net>. Talk-in 147.180+ (PL 100). VE exams and DXCC card checking.


ARANSAS PASS, TEXAS — The South Texas Hamfest and Electronics Expo will be held Saturday, October 31 at the Aransas Pass Civic Center. Email: <southtexashamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.southtexashamfest.org>. VE exams.


CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE — The Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club will hold its 37th Annual Hamfest Chattanooga Saturday, October 31 at the Alhambra Shrine Temple. Contact: Charles White, Jr., WJ4HCP, (432) 421-3165. Email: <wj4hcp@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.hamfestchattanooga.org>.


CONWAY, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club will hold the 19th Annual Grand Strand Beachfest & Computer Expo Saturday, October 31 at the Old Pee Dee School. Contact: Edward Jordan (843) 458-3856. Email: <kf4eck@w4gs.org>. Website: <http://www.w4gs.org>. Talk-in 145.110 (PL 85.4). VE 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.



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