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CQ Announcements: December 2015

DECEMBER
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND — The Amateur Radio Club of the National Electronics Museum will air special event station W2W daily from 1400-2100 UTC Friday, December 4 through Monday, December 7. Frequencies include 7.041, 7.241, 14.041, and 14.241 MHz. QSL a SASE to ARCNEM: W2W-Pearl Harbor, P.O. Box 1693, MS 4015,Baltimore, MD 21203. Website: <http://ww-2.us>.


DELTA, OHIO — The Fulton County Amateur Radio Club will hold The Fulton County Winterfest Saturday, December 5 at the Delta American Legion Hall Post 373. Website: <http://www.k8bxq.org/hamfest>. Talk-in 147.195+. VE exams.


MESA, ARIZONA — The Superstition Amateur Radio Club will hold its SuperFest 2015 Saturday, December 5 at the Mesa Community College. Contact: Superstition ARC, P.O. Box 21522, Mesa, AZ 85277-1522. Website: <http://www.superstitionsuperfest.org>. Talk-in 147.120+ (PL 162.2), 448.275- (PL 100), or 449.600- (PL 100). VE exams, card checking, special event station K7A.


OCALA, FLORIDA — The Silver Springs Radio Club will hold the 2015 Ocala Hamfest Saturday, December 5 at the FL National Guard Armory. Contact: Silver Springs Radio Club, P.O.  Box  787,  Silver  Springs,  FL  34489.  Email:  <kg4so2012@gmail.com>.  Website: <http://kg4so.us/hamfest>. Talk-in 146.610- (PL 123). VE exams.


HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN — The L'Anse Creuse Amateur Radio Club will hold its 43rd Annual Swap & Shop Sunday, December 6 at the L'Anse Creuse High School. Contact: LCARC Swap, 2855 Norton Lawn, Rochester, MI 48307. Email: <k8ro@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/n8lc>. Talk-in 147.080+ (PL 100). VE exams.


PLANT CITY, FLORIDA — The Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council will hold the 40th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest and ARRL West Central Florida Convention Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12 at the Strawberry Festival Grounds-Agricultural Center. Website: <http://www.tampabayhamfest.org>. Talk-in 145.410- (PL 131.8). VE exams and WAS/DXCC/IARU/VUCC card checking.


MINDEN, LOUISIANA — The Minden Amateur Radio Association will hold the MARA Christmas  Hamfest  Saturday,  December  19  at  the  Minden  Civic  Center.  Website: <http://n5rd.org>. Talk-in 147.300 (PL 186.2). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


JANUARY 2016


LOCUST FORK, ALABAMA — The Blount County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Bill Pond, AR4IW Memorial Freezefest 2015 Saturday, January 3 at the Locust Fork High School. Email: <info@w4blt.org>. Website: <http://freezefest.w4blt.org>. Talk-in 146.700- (PL 91.5). VE exams.


LAWRENCVILLE,GEORGIA — The Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society will hold TechFest Saturday, January 9 at he Gwinnett Medical Resource Center. Website: <http://www.tech- fest.info>. VE exams.


PHOENIX, ARIZONA — The Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club will hold the Thunderbird Hamfest 2015 Saturday, January 9 at the Northwest Community Church. Email: <ham- fest@w7tbc.org>. Website: <http://www.w7tbc.org>. Talk-in 146.700- (PL 162.2) or 446.150- (PL 100). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


SCHERTZ, TEXAS — The San Antonio Radio Club will hold the 2016 San Antonio Radio Club Fiesta Saturday, January 9 at the Schertz Civic Center. Contact: Rowena Archer, KF5JCZ, (210) 415-6894. Website: <http://w5sc.org/W5SCFiesta.html>. Talk-in 146.940- (PL 179.9). VE exams, DXCC/WAS card checking.


WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN — The West Allis Radio Amateur Club will hold its 44th Annual Midwinter Ham Radio, Computer, and Electronics Swapfest Saturday, January 9 at the Waukesha County Expo Center Arena. Contact: Phil Gural, W9NAW, (414) 425-3649. Website: <http://www.warac.org>. VE exams.


WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA — The Forsyth Amateur Radio Club will hold the Winston-Salem FARC 2016 Winter First-Fest Saturday, January 9 at the Summit School. Email: <hamfest@w4nc.com>. Website: <http://www.w4nc.com>. Talk-in 146.64 (PL 100) or 145.47 (PL 100).


BETHPAGE, NEW YORK — Ham Radio University Amateur Radio Club will hold Ham Radio University 2016 Sunday, January 10 at Briarcliffe College. Email: <info@hamra- diouniversity.org>. Website: <http://hamradiouniversity.org>. Talk-in 146.85- (PL 136.5). VE exams, special event station W2HRU.


FOREST HILL, TEXAS — The Cowtown Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cowtown Hamfest and ARRL North Texas Section Convention Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16 at the Forest Hill Civic & Convention Center. Contact: Keith Vickers <vickers-dc@aol.com>. Website: <http://www.cowtownhamfest.com>.


FORT MYERS, FLORIDA — The Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club will hold the Southwest Florida Hamfest and ARRL Southern Florida Section Convention Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16 at the Gulf Coast Church of Christ. Contact: FMARC, P.O. Box 061183, Fort Myers, FL 33906-1183. Phone: (941) 380-2483. Email: <w4lwz@arrl.net>. Website: <http://swflhamfest.info>. Talk-in 147.345 (PL 136.5). VE exams and card checking.


HAMMOND, LOUISIANA — The Southeast Louisiana Amateur Radio Club will hold the 35th Annual Hammond Hamfest Saturday, January 16 at the Magnuson Hotel & Conference Center.  Contact:  Mike  Ansalve,  KF5JSO,  <mikekf5jso@gmail.com>.  Website:  <http://www.selarc.org>. Talk-in 147.000- (PL 107.2), 145.130- (PL 107.2), or 444.250+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.


LOCKPORT, NEW YORK — The Lockport Amateur Radio Association will hold its 55th Annual Winter Hamfest Saturday, January 23 at the Cambria Volunteer Fire Company. Contact: Steve Ortner, KD2GBD, (216) 491-3158. Email: <kd2gbd@gmail.com>. Website: <http://lockportara.us>. Talk-in 146.22+.


LOVELAND, COLORADO — The Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club will hold the Winter 2016 Hamfest Saturday, January 23 at the Larimer County Fairgrounds – McKee 4H Building. Email: <hamfestvendor@ncarc.net>. Website: <http://www.ncarc.net>. Talk-in 448.025- (PL 100). VE exams.


STRASBURG, OHIO — The Tusco Amateur Radio Club will hold its 26th Annual Hamfest Sunday, January 24 at 965 N. Wooster Avenue. Contact: Janice Green, KB8YDK, 32210 Norris Road, Tippecanoe, Ohio 44699. Phone: (740) 922-4454. Email: <k8wfn@tusco.net>. Website: <http://www.tuscoarc.org>. Talk-in 146.730-.




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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