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CQ Announcements: January 2016

JANUARY 2016

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


GREENWOOD, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Greenwood Amateur Radio Society will hold the Greenwood Hamfest Saturday, January 9 at Piedmont Technical College. Contact: Adam Shirley, WJ4X, 219 Timms Road, Donalds, SC 29638. Phone (843) 361-5855. Email: <wj4x@arrl.net> or <ai4wn@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.w4gwd.org>. Talk-in 147.165+ (PL 1074.2) or 443.900+ (PL 107.2), VE exams.


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


PHOENIX, ARIZONA — The Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club will hold the Thunderbird Hamfest 2015 Saturday, January 9 at Northwest Community Church. Email: <hamfest@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.


TAMPA, FLORIDA — The Tampa Amateur Radio Club Inc. will hold TARCFest Hamfest XXXIII.V Snowbird Edition Saturday, January 9 at the TARC clubhouse. Contact: Bill Bode, N4WEB, (813) 382-9262. Email: <n4web@hamclub.org>. VE exams, 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@hamradiouniversity.org>. Website: <http://hamradiouniversity.org>. Talk-in 146.85- (PL 136.5). VE

exams, special event station W2HRU.


LAKE HAVISU CITY, ARIZONA — Lake Havasu City London Bridge Amateur Radio Association will air special event station, K7B, daily from 0000 to 2359 UTC Thursday, January 14 through Tuesday, January 19. Frequencies include 28.450, 24.945, 18.145, and 7.185 on SSB, CW, and RTTY. QSL to: K7B 1850 Rainbow Avenue South Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403. Email: <k9wzb1@gmail.com>. Website: <www.qrz.com/db/k7b>.


FORREST HLL, 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 <vickersdc@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.


MARATHON, NEW YORK — The Skyline Amateur Radio Club will hold the SARC Winterfest Saturday, January 16 at the Lovell Field Convention Center. Email: <kc2bqz@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.skylineradioclub.org>.


ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS — The Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs will hold the WRCA 49th Annual Mid-Winter Electronics Hobby Expo Sunday, January 17 at the Kane County Fairgrounds Expo Center. Contact: WCRA, P.O. Box QSL, Wheaton, IL 60187-1055. Phone: (630) 604-0157. Email: <info@w9ccu.org>. Website: <http://www.w9ccu.org>. Talkin 147.31- (107.2). VE exams.


COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS — The St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club will hold Winterfest 2016 Saturday, January 23 at the Gateway Center. Contact: Rebecca Carroll, KC9CIJ, (314) 717-1967. Email: <kc9cij@slsrc.org>. Website: <http://www.slsrc.org>. Talkin 146.970 (PL 141.3). VE exams.


HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA — The Harrisburg Radio Amateurs' Club will hold Winterfest Saturday, January 23 at the Harrisburg Area Community College-Cooper Student Union, South Hall. Contact: Tim Lehman (717) 982-8550. Email: <kb3oza@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.w3uu.org>. Talk-in 146.76 (PL 100). DXCC/WAS/VUCC card checking.


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.


MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN — The Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will hold its 50th Annual Swap & Shop Saturday, January 23 at the UFCW Local 876. Contact: Hugh Boyle, (248) 755-6094. Email: <hazelparkswap@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.hparc.org>. Talk-in 146.640 (PL 100).


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-.


JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — The Jackson Amateur Radio Club will hold the Capital City Hamfest and 2016 ARRL Mississippi State Convention Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30 at the Jackson MS Trademart. Contact: JARC, P.O. Box 55643, Jackson, MS 39216-5643. Website: <http://hamfest.msham.org>. Talk-in 146.16+ or 146.34+. Card checking.


ODENTON, MARYLAND — The Maryland Mobileers Amateur Radio Club will hold the MMARC Hamfest Saturday, January 30 at the Odenton Baptist Church. Contact: Frank, <n3seo@aol.com>. Talk-in 146.805- (PL 107.2). VE exams.


FEBRUARY


NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Charleston Amateur Radio Society Inc. will hold the 43rd Annual Charleston Hamfest and 2016 ARRL South Carolina State Convention Saturday, February 6 at the Armory Park Community Center. Contact: Greg Amirault, KI4TVA, 109 Four Iron Drive, Summerville, SC 29483. Phone (843) 469-5305. Email <geamirault@sc.rr.com>. Website: <http://www.wa4usn.org>. Talk-in 146.790-, 146.940- (PL 123), or 147.045+ (PL 103.5). VE exams.


ORLANDO, FLORIDA — The Orlando Amateur Radio Club will hold the 70th Orlando Hamcation and 2016 ARRL National Convention Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Contact: Orlando Hamcation, P.O. Box 574962, Orlando, FL 32857-4962. Phone: (407) 841-0874 or (800) 214-7541. Email: <info@hamcation.com>. Website: <http://www.hamcation.com>. Talk-in 146.76, 146.82, or 147.015. VE exams.


BROOKFIELD, WISCONSIN — The Milwaukee Radio Amateurs Club and the Milwaukee Area Amateur Radio Society will hold the Mid-Winter Interclub SwapFest Saturday, February 13 at 12560 West Townsend Street. Contact: MRAC, P.O. Box 26233, Milwaukee, WI 53226. Phone: (414) 459-9741. Email: <swapfest@w9rh.org>. Website: <http://www.w9rh.org>. Talk-in 145.390 (PL 127.3) or 145.130 (PL 127.3).


BROWNSBURG, INDIANA — The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society will hold the Fifth Annual Brownsburg Hamfest Saturday, February 13 at the American Legion Post 331. Email: <hcars@gmail.com>. Talk-in 147.015+.


MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS — The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club will hold its Amateur Radio Flea Market Saturday, February 13 at Marlborough 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb School. Contact: Tim Ikeda, KA1OS, (508) 919-6136 (before 9 p.m.). Email: <fleamarket@n1em.org>. Talk-in 147.27+ (PL 146.2). VE exams.


BROOKLAWN, NEW JERSEY — The Gloucester City Amateur Radio Club will hold the Mid Winter Hamfest Sunday, February 14 at Brooklawn American Legion Hall. Email: <kb2adl@comcast.net>. Website: <http://www.nj2gc.org>. VE exams.


YUMA, ARIZONA — The Yuma Amateur Radio Hamfest Organization will hold the Yuma Hamfest and ARRL 2016 Southwest Division Convention Friday, February 19 and Saturday, February 20 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds. Email: <info@yumahamfest.org>. Website: <http://www.yumahamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.840- (PL 88.5). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


RICKREALL, OREGON — The Salem Repeater Association will hold the 35th Annual Salem Hamfair Saturday, February 20 at the Polk County Fairgrounds. Contact: Wayne Silver, KE7ANM, (503) 779-6998. Email: <hamfair@w7sra.org>. Talk-in 145.33- (PL 186.2). VE exams.


ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will hold the 2016 New Mexico TechFest Saturday, February 27 at the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Event Center. Email: <techfest@rmham.org>. Website: <http://www.rmham.org>.


BIG FLATS, NEW YORK — The K2LIM Contesting Group will hold its Winter Hamfest Saturday, February 27 at the Big Flats American Legion. Phone: (607) 739-7305. Website: <http://www.ka2lim.com>. VE exams.


LA PORTE, INDIANA — The La Porte County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cabin Fever HamFest Saturday, February 27 at the La Porte Civic Auditorium. Contact: LPCARC, P.O. Box 148, Michigan City, IN 46361. Phone: 9219) 448-0832. Email: <cabinfeverhamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <http://lpcarc.org>. VE exams.


CASTLE SHANNON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Wireless Association of South Hills Amateur Radio Club will hold WASHfest 2016 Sunday, February 28 at the Castle Shannon VFD Memorial Hall. Contact: Carol Danko, KB3GMN, 4246 Seton Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15227-1244. Phone (412) 884-1466. Email <n3sbf@comcast.net> or <washarc@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://www.n3sh.org>. Talk-in 146.955- or 443.650+ (PL 131.8).




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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