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CQ Announcements: October 2015

BELTON, TEXAS — The Temple Amateur Radio Club will hold HamEXPO Friday, October 2 and Saturday, October 3 at the Bell County Expo Center. Contact: TARC, P.O. Box 616, Temple, TX 76503. Website: <http://ww.tarc.org>. VE exams.


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: <info@packratvhf.com>. Website: <http://www.packratvhf.com>.


BEDFORD, INDIANA — The Hoosier Hills Ham Club will hold the 54th Annual Hoosier Hills
Hamfest Saturday, October 3 at the Lawrence County 4H Fairgrounds. Contact: W.W. Warren, KB9TMP, (812) 675-2450. Email: <hamfest@w9qyq.org>. Website: <http://www.w9qyq. org/hamfest>. Talk-in 146.73- (PL 107.2). VE exams.


BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY — The Kentucky Colonels Amateur Radio Club will hold the Vette City Hamfest Saturday, October 3 at the Sloan Convention Center. Contact: Ed Gann, N4HID, (270) 843-8911. Email: <edwardgann@twc.com>. Website: <http://www.vettecity hamfest.com> or <http://www.kcaraonline.com>. Talk-in 147.33 (PL 107.2). VE exams, DXCC/WAS card checking.


BROWNSTONE, PENNSYLVANIA — The Red Rose Repeater Association will hold its Hamfest 2015 Saturday, October 3 at the West Earl Community Park. Contact: Allen Showalter, AB3NE, 100 Westmore Way, Lancaster, PA 17603-9303. Phone: (717) 397-3429. Email: <allens011@verizon.net>. Talk-in 147.015+ (PL 118.8). VE exams.


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.radio electronicsexpo.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.


LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA — The Lakeside Amateur Radio Club will hold the San Diego Hamfest 2015 Saturday, October 3 at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds. Website: <http://www.sdhamfest.org>. VE exams.


SOCORRO, NEW MEXICO — The Socorro Amateur Radio Association, Tech Amateur Radio Association, Vertu Fine Art Gallery, and the City of Socorro will hold the Socorro Hamfest Saturday, October 3 at the NM Fire Fighters Academy. Phone: (575) 835-3370. Email: <ac5bx@juno.com>. Website: <http://www.socorro.org/hamfest.html>. Talk-in 146.68- (PL 100) or 444.500. VE exams.


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: <wichitaareaham-fest2014@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.vcarc.org>. Talk-in 146.940-. VE exams.


WYOMING, MICHIGAN — The Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association will hold the GRAHamfest 2015 Saturday, October 3 at The Home School Building. Contact: KC8NKA, (616) 531-6218. Website: <http://www.w8dc.org>. Talk-in 147.26+ (PL 94.8). VE exams, card checking. WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND — The Columbia Amateur Radio Association will hold the 2015 CARAFest Sunday, October 4 at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Contact: David Parkison, KB3VDY, (443) 492-9501. Email: <info@carafest.org>. Website: < http://www.carafest.org>. VE exams, DX card checking.


WEST LIBERTY, IOWA — The Muscatine and Washington Area Amateur Radio Clubs will hold the Southeast Iowa Hamfest Sunday, October 4 at the Muscatine County Fairgrounds. Contact: Bob Weatherman, KDØSVH, 408 Chestnut Street, Muscatine, IA 52761. Phone: (563) 506-3390. Website: <http://www.waarc.com>. Talk-in 146.31+, 146.25+ (PL 192.8). or 146.52. VE exams.


MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — The Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society will hold the 50th Annual Melbourne Hamfest and ARRL Florida State Convention Friday, October 9 and Saturday, October 10 at the Melbourne Auditorium. Contact: Eric Smitt, (321) 698-8307. Email: <ham- fest2015@pcars.org>. Website: <http://www.pcars.org>.Talk-in 146.25+. VE exams.


ALPENA, MICHIGAN — The Thunder Bay Amateur Radio Club will hold Alpena's 2nd Annual Swap Meet Saturday, October 10 at the Alpena Mall. Contact: TBARC, P.O. Box 764, Alpena, MI 49707. Email: <w1up@thunderbayarc.org>. Website: <http://thunderbayarc.org>.


BREMERTON, WASHINGTON — The Kitsap County Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2015 Hamfest Saturday, October 10 at McCloud's Grill House. Contact: KCARC, 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 the Colby 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.


LaGRANGE, GEORGIA — The LaGrange Amateur Radio Club will hold the LaGrange Hamfest Saturday, October 10 at the Oakside Baptist Church. Contact: Rob Momon (706) 594-9035. Email: <larc.hamfest@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://www.lagrangeradioclub.org>. Talk- in 146.70- (PL 141.3). VE exams.


MINERAL WELLS, WEST VIRGINIA — The Wood County Emergency Communications will hold the Parkersburg Area 2015 Hamfest Saturday, October 10 at the Wood County 4-H Fairgrounds. Contact: Ken Harris, WA8LLM, P.O. Box 3328, Parkersburg, WV 26103. Phone: (304) 679-3470. Email: <wa8llm@yahoo.com>. Talk-in 147.255 (PL 131.8). VE exams, DXCC/VUCC/WAC/WAS 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>. Talk-in 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: SEW- FARS Sawpfest, P.O. Box 105, Eagle, WI 53119. Phone: (262) 742-4903. Email: <sewfars@hot- mail.com>. Website: <http://www.sewfars.com>. Talk-in 146.82- (PL 127.3).


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.


BELTON, MISSOURI — The SouthSide Amateur Radio Club will hold the SouthSide Hamfest Saturday, October 17 at St. Sabina's Catholic Church. Contact: SSARC, P.O. Box 701, Grandview, MO 64030. Email: <southsidearc@hotmail.com>. Website: <http://southsidehamfest.com>. Talk-in 147.12+ (PL 151.4). VE exams.


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.


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@greenville hamfest.com>. Website: <http://greenvillehamfest.com>. VE exams, DXCC card checking.


ROME, GEORGIA — The Northwest Georgia Amateur Radio Club will hold the Al Brock Memorial Hamfest/Tailgate Saturday, October 17 at the Rome Senior Center. Contact: Grover Keith, KA5QFI, (706) 766-1118. Email: <ka5qfi@arrl.net>. Website: <http://w4vo.org>. Talk-in 146.940- (PL 88.5). VE exams.


WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN — The Wisconsin ARES/RACES Emergency Communications and WECOMM Ltd. will hold the 17th Annual Wisconsin ARES/RACES Conference and ARRL Convention, Saturday, October 17 at the McMillan Memorial Library. Talk-in 146.790 (PL 114.8).


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@kalamazooham- fest.org>. Website: <http://kalamazoohamfest.org>. Talk-in 147.040 (PL 94.8). VE exams, 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.


SELLERSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA — The RF Hill Amateur Radio Club will hold its 39th Annual Hamfest Sunday, October 18 at the Sellersville Fire House. Contact: Jim Soete, WA3YLQ, P.O. Box 336, Perkasie, PA 18944. Phone (215) 723-7294. Fax: (215) 257-0724. Email: <wa3ylq@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.rfhillarc.org>. Talk- in 145.31- (PL 131.8). VE exams.


ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA — The Texoma Hamarama Association will hold the Texoma Hamarama Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 at the Ardmore Convention Center. Contact: Henry Allen, W5TYD, (800) 588-2841. Email: <w5tyd@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.texomahamarama.org>.


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.


JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — The Northern Florida Amateur Radio Society will hold the 15th Jacksonville Free Hamfest Saturday, October 24 at the Terry Parker Baptist Church Parking Lot. Website: <http://nofars.net>.


MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN — The Utica Shelby Emergency Com- munication 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.


MASSILLION, OHIO — The Massillion Amateur Radio Club will hold its 55th Annual Hamfest and Auction, Sunday, October 25 at the Massillion Boy's & Girl's Club. Contact: Terry Russ, N8ATZ, 3420 Briardale Dr. NW, Massillion, OH 44646. Phone: (330) 837-3091. Email: <truss@sssnet.com>. Website: <http://www. w8np.org>. Talk-in 147.18+. VE exams, 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: <southtexas- hamfest@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.


HAZARD, KENTUCKY — The Kentucky Mountains Amateur Radio Club will hold the Hazard Hamfest Saturday, October 31 at the Hazard DAV #64. Contact: Johnnie Brashear, KY4JLB, (606) 438-5557. Email: <jlb741@yahoo.com>. Talk-in 146.07+ (PL 103.5). VE exams.


KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI — The Saint Louis Amateur Radio Club will hold the 24th Annual Saint Louis Halloween Hamfest Saturday, October 31 at the Kirkwood Community Center. Contact: Steve Welton, WØSLW, (314) 941-8500. Website:
<http://www.halloweenhamfest.org>. Talk-in 147.75-. VE exams.


MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — The Milwaukee Repeater Club will hold its 31st Annual Swapfest and Amateur Radio Fest 2015 Saturday, October 31 at the Elks Lodge. Contact: Karen, KC9WQJ, (414) 578-0492. Email: <kc9wqj@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.mrc91.org>. Talk-in 146.910- (PL 127.3).




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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