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CQ Announcements: March 2016

IRONDALE, ALABAMA — The Birmingham Amateur Radio Club will hold the BirmingHAMfest 2016 Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 at the Zamora Temple. Contact Jeff Drew, N4JDU, P.O. Box 10464, Birmingham, AL 35203. Email:  <birminghamfest@w4cue.com>. Website: <http://www.w4cue.com>.


CAVE CITY, KENTUCKY — The Mammoth Cave Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cave City Hamfest Saturday, March 5 at the Cave City Convention Center. Contact: Larry Brumett, KN4IV,  108  Withers  Drive,  Glascow,  KY  42141.  Phone:  (270)  651-2363.   Email: <lbrumett@glascow-ky.com>. Website: <http://www.ky4x.org>. Talk-in 146.34+.


IRVING, TEXAS — The Irving Amateur Radio Club Inc. will hold its 14th Annual Hamfest Saturday, March 5 at the Betcha Bingo Hall. Contact: Ken Hansen, N2VIP. Email: <ham- fest@irvingarc.org>. Website: <http://www.irvingarc.org>. Talk-in 146.72- (PL 110.9). VE exams.


PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA — The Peace River Radio Association will hold its Spring Hamfest Saturday, March 5 at The Punta Gorda Boat Club. Contact: Dave Beck, WB4GVZ. Email:  <a1steel@verizon.net>.  Website:  <http://www.prra.club>.  Talk-in  147.255+   or 442.925+. VE exams.


PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON — The Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club will hold the 35th Annual Mike & Key ARC Electronics Show & Fleamarket Saturday, March 5 at the Washington State Fairgrounds. Contact: Diane Dinkelman, N7WA, (253) 631-3756. Email: <ddmdink@gmail.com> or <n7wa@arrl.net>. Talk-in 146.82- (PL 103.5). VE exams.


RUSSELLVILLE, ARKANSAS — The Arkansas River Valley Amateur Radio Foundation Inc. will hold the 24th Annual Russellville Hamfest Saturday, March 5 at the Hughes Community Center. Website: <http://www.arvaf.org>.


ELYRIA, OHIO — The Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society will hold NOARS Winter Hamfest & Computer Show Sunday, March 6 at the VFW Post 1079. Contact: Dee Dee, KA8VTS, (216) 398-8858 (before 11 p.m.). Email: <winterhamfest@noars.net>. Website: <http://www.noars.net>. Talk-in 146.700 (PL 110.9).


STERLING, ILLINOIS — The Sterling Rock Falls Amateur Radio Society will hold its 56th Hamfest Sunday, March 6 at Challand Middle School. Contact: Paula Portner, KC9FQK, 1302  W.  2nd  Street,  Dixon,  IL  61021.  Phone:  (815)  973-1743.  Email:  <pportner@ comcast.net>. Website: <http://w9mep.org>. VE exams.


TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, NEW JERSEY — The Bergen Amateur Radio Association will hold its Annual Auction Sunday, March at Westwood Regional High School. Contact:   Jim   Joyce,   K2ZO,   (201)   664-6725.   Email:   <k2zo@arrl.net. Website: <http://www.bara.net>. Talk-in 146.19+ (PL 141.3).


CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA — The Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society will hold the Charlotte Hamfest Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center. Phone: (704) 948-7373. Email: <info@charlottehamfest.org> Website: <http://www.charlottehamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.655 or 146.940 (PL 118.8). VE exams.


RAYNE, LOUISIANA — The Acadiana Amateur Radio Association will hold the 56th Acadiana Hamfest and 2016 ARRL Louisiana State Convention Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12 at the Civic Center. Contact: Glen Thibodeaux, KF5FNP, (337) 886-2244. Email: <kf5fnp@cox.net>. Website: <http://www.w5ddl.org>. Talk-in 146.820 (PL 103.5). VE exams and card checking.


ANNANDALE, NEW JERSEY — The Cherryville Repeater Association II will hold the Cherryville Hamfest and Technology Expo Saturday, March 12 at North Hunterdon Regional High School. Contact: Tony Ploski, W2HWW, (908) 256-9568. Email: <aploski@comcast.net>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/w2cra/hamfest.htm>. Talk-in 147.375+ (PL 151.4). VE exams.


BUFFALO, MINNESOTA — The Maple Grove Radio Club will hold the 34th Annual Midwinter Madness Saturday, March 12 at the Buffalo Civic Center. Contact: KØLTC, P.O. Box 22613, Minneapolis, MN 55422. Email: <swap@k0ltc.org>. Website: <http://k0ltc.org>. Talk-in 147.000+. VE exams.


DEL REY OAKS, CALIFORNIA — The Naval Postgraduate School Amateur Radio Club will hold Radio Fest and the 2016 ARRL Santa Clara Valley Section Convention Saturday, March 12 at the Monterey Moose Family Center. Contact: Sal De Franco, N6SPD, <sal@spda-vanti.com>. Website: <http://www.n6spd.com>. Talk-in 146.970- (PL 94.8). VE exams.


GEORGETOWN, TEXAS — The Williamson County Amateur Radio Club will hold the WCARC Swapfest Saturday, March 12 at the Community Center San Gabriel Park. Contact: WCARC,  P.O.  Box  1644,  Georgetown,  TX  78627.  Phone:  (512)  778-5421.  Email: <k5csw@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.wcarc.com>. Talk-in 146.64 (PL 162.2). VE exams.


LOOMIS, CALIFORNIA — The Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2016 Hamfest Saturday, March 12 at the Historic Loomis Train Depot. Website: <http://www.w6ek.org>. Talk-in 145.46 (PL 162.2) or 223.86 (PL 162.2).


PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA — The Palm Springs Hamfest will be held Saturday, March 12 at the Palm Springs Pavilion. Website: <http://www.palmspringshamfest.com>. Talk- in 146.94- (PL 107.2). VE exams.


BRAZIL, INDIANA — The Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association Inc. will hod the 2016 Terra Haute Hamfest & Computer Expo Saturday, March 12 at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds. Contact WVARA Inc., P.O. Box 10081, Terra Haute, IN 47801-0081. Website: <http://www.w9uuu.org>. Talk-in 146.685 (PL 151.4).


TULLAHOMA, TENNESSEE — The Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Club will hold the MTARS Tullahoma Hamfest Saturday, March 12 at the First Methodist Church. Contact: Michael Glennon, KB4JHU, 302 Twelve Oaks Road, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Phone: (931) 588- 0302. Email: <kb4jhu@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.mtars-ham.org>. Talk-in 146.7000- (PL 114.8).


FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA — The Playground Amateur Radio Club will hold the PARC/Fort Walton Beach 2016 Hamfest Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at the C.H. "Bull" Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreation Complex. Contact: W4ZBB/Hamfest, P.O. Box  873,  Ft.  Walton  Beach,  FL  32549.  Email:  <parcfest2016@w4zbb.org>.  Website: <http://www.w4zbb.org>. Talk-in 146.79- (PL 100). VE exams.


ROSENBERG, TEXAS — The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold the Greater Houston Hamfest and 2016 ARRL South Texas Convention Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds. Contact: Rich Hiller, W5RH, (713) 589-8799. Website: <http://houstonhamfest.org>. VE exams.


DAYVILLE, CONNECTICUT — The Eastern Connecticut Amateur Radio Association will hold its Amateur Radio Flea Market Saturday, March 19 at St. Joseph's Church Hall. Contact: Peter, K1NLX, (401) 603-1485. Email: <k1nlx@snet.net>. Website: <http://www.ecara.net>. Talk-in 147.225 (PL 156.7). VE exams.


FREDERICK, MARYLAND — The Frederick Amateur Radio Club Inc. will hold Fredfest Saturday, March 19 at the Independent Hose Fire Station. Contact: Jeff Fishman, KB3FIO, (240) 285-6596. Email: <ljfish1@comcast.net>. Website: <http://frederickarc.org>. Talk-in 146.580. VE exams.


KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN — The Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society will hold the 56th Annual Michigan Crossroads Hamfest & Radio Swap Saturday, March 19 at the Wings Stadium Annex. Contact: Tom, WR8G, (269) 962-8007. Email: <wr8g@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.w8df.com>. Talk- in 147.000+ (PL 94.8). VE exams.


MIDLAND, TEXAS — Grapevine Amateur Radio will hold the 61st Annual St. Patrick's Day Hamfest and 2016 ARRL West Texas Section Convention Saturday, March 19 at the Grand Texan Hotel and Conference Center. Phone: (432) 520-4003. Email: <w5qgg@arrl.net>. Talk-in 146.76- (PL 88.5) or 147.380+. VE exams and DXCC/WAS/VUCC card checking.


SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA — The Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club and the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona will hold the Scottsdale Springfest Saturday, March 19 at the Scottsdale Bible Church-Mountain Valley Campus. Website: <http://www.scottsdalearc.org>. Talk-in 147.180+ (PL 162.2). VE exams.


JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN — The Tri County Amateur Radio Club will hold Hamfest 2016 Sunday, March 20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Contact: Stan,   W9FIB,   (920)   390-9068.   Email:   <hamfest@w9mqb.org>. Website: <http://www.w9mqb.org>. Talk-in 145.49. (PL 123). VE exams.


PERRYSBURG, OHIO — The Toledo Mobile Radio Association will hold its 61st Annual Hamfest Sunday, March 20 at Owens Community College-Student Health and Activity Center. Contact: TMRA, P.O. Box 9673, Toledo, OH 43697- 9673. Website: <http://www.tmrahamradio.org>. Talk-in 147.27+ (PL 103.5).


SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT — The Southington Amateur Radio Association will hold its Flea Market Sunday, March 20 at Southington High School. Contact: John, WA1JKR, (860) 621-8791. Email: <johnrogus@aol.com>. Website: <http://www.chetbacon.com/sara.htm>. Talk-in 147.345. VE exams.


LEWISTON, MAINE — The Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2016 ARRL Maine State Convention and Hamfest Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26 at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center. Contact: Jerry Hume, P.O. Box 17, Turner, ME 04282. Website: <http://www.w1npp.org>. VE exams.


LONGMONT, COLORADO — The Longmont Amateur Radio Club will hold LARCFest 2016 Saturday, March 26 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building. Contact: LARC, 1541 Judson Dr., Longmont, CO 80501. Website: <http://w0eno.org>. Talk-in 147.270- (PL 100). VE exams.


MOUNT VERNON, MISSOURI — The Ozarks Amateur Radio Society will hold its HAM FEST Saturday, March 26 at the Mt. Vernon Art & Recreation Center. Contact: Mike Sanders, KØAZ. Email: <k0az@centurytel.net>. Talk-in 146.970- (PL 162.2). VE exams.


UNION CITY, TENNESSEE — The Reelfoot Amateur Radio Club will hold the Ides of March Hamfest Saturday, March 26 at the Tennessee National Guard Armory. Website: <http://www.reelfootarc.com>.


APRIL BRANSON, MISSOURI — The 4 State QRP Group will hold the OxarkCon QRP Conference Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at the Stone Castle Hotel and Conference Center. Contact: Tom Brown, WØMFQ, P.O. Box 627, St. Charles, MO 63302. Website: <http://www.ozarkcon.com>.


FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS — The Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Hanging Judge Hamfest Saturday, April 2 at Columbus Acres. Contact: Mike Cole, W5TMC, 124 Grant Street, Roland, OK 74954. Phone: (918) 427-1431. Website: <http://www.hangingjudgehamfest.com>. VE exams.


JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — The Northern Florida Amateur Radio Society will hold the 14th Jacksonville Radio Free Flea Saturday, April 2 at the Terry Parker Baptist Church Parking Lot. Website: <http://nofars.net>.


RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society will hold the 44th Annual RARSfest and 2016 ARRL North Carolina State Convention Saturday, April 2 at the Jim Graham Building State Fairgrounds. Contact: Jeff Wittich, AC4ZO, (919) 362-4787. Email: <jwittich@nc.rr.com>. Website: <http://www.rars.org/rarsfest>. Talk-in 146.64. VE exams and card checking.


WELLBORN, FLORIDA — The Suwannee Amateur Radio Club will hold its 4th Annual Tailgate Saturday, April 2 at 1504 4th Avenue in Downtown Wellborn. Contact:  SARC  (386)  249-3260.  Email:  <rustypreen@aol.com>.  Website: <http://www.suwanneearc.org>. Talk-in 145.270 (PL 123). VE exams.


CLAREMORE, OKLAHOMA — Green Country Hamfest Inc. will hold the Green Country Hamfest and 2016 ARRL Oklahoma State Convention Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 at the Claremore Expo Center. Contact: John Harwell, KD5NAQ, (918) 379-0950. Email: <info@greencountryhamfest.org>. Website: <http://www.greencountryhamfest.org>. Talk-in 147.09+ (PL 88.5). VE exams.


COLUMBUS, OHIO — The Columbus Amateur Radio Club will hold the 33rd Annual Columbus Hamfest Saturday, April 9 at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Contact: Matthew Bruner, KC9BWO, 325 Robbins Street, Hope, IN 47246. Phone: (812) 375-4860. Email: <kc9bwo@att.net>. Website: <http://www.carcnet.net>. Talk-in 146.79- (PL 103.5). VE exams.


CULPEPER, VIRGINIA — The Culpeper Amateur Radio Association will hold the Culpeper Amateur Radio Swapfest Saturday, April 9 at the Culpeper Agricultural   Enterprise.   Contact:   Bob   Stohlman,   K4RCG.   Email:   <bob-stohlman@gmail.com>. Website: <http://w4cul.org>. Talk-in 147.120+ (PL 146.2). CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO — The Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club will hold its 62nd Annual Hamfest Saturday, April 9 at the Emidio and Sons Party Center. Contact: Ted Sarah, W8TTS, (234) 206-0270. Email: <hamfest2016@cgarc.org>. Website: <http://www.cfarc.org>.


HAMPTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE — The Port City Amateur Radio Club will hold the Seacoast Amateur Radio Flea Market Saturday, April 9 at the St. James Masonic Lodge. Contact: Mark Pride, K1RX, (603) 775-0220 or Dick Cooper, W1MSN, (603) 474-2373. Email: <fleamarket@w1wqm.org>. Website: <http://www.w1wqm.org>. 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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