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CQ Announcements: April 2016

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 and 2016 ARRL Delta Division Convention 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, INDIANA — 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: <bobstohlman@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.


MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE — The Mid-South Amateur Radio Association will hold the Memphis FreeFest Saturday, April 9 at the Bartlett Station Municipal Center. Contact: Tony Brignole, WA4KHN, (901) 216-3263. Email: <abrigno@comcast.net>. Website: <http://sites.google.com/a/maraonline.org>. Talk-in 147.03+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.


MOBILE, ALABAMA — The Mobile Amateur Radio Club will hold the Mobile Hamfest Saturday, April 9 at the Abba Shrine Center. Contact: L J. Early, W4LJE, (251) 635-2327. Email: <mobilehamfest@hotmail.com>. Website: <http://w4iax.net>. Talk-in 146.94 or 146.82. VE exams.


PHOENIX, ARIZONA — The Arizona Amateur Radio Club and the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona will hold the April Hamfest at DeVry Saturday, April 9 at DeVry University. Contact: Gary Hamman (602) 996-8148. Email: <k7gh@arrl.net>. Talk-in 147.060+. VE exams and card checking.


SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — The Communications Academy will be held Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10 at the South Seattle Community College-Jerry Brockey Center and Olympic Hall. Website: <http://www.commacademy.org>.


SELAH, WASHINGTON — The Yakima Amateur Radio Club will hold the Yakima Hamfest Saturday, April 9 at the Selah Civic Center. Contact: Bob Dameron, KE7HLK, (509) 452-3877. Email: <bigiron9@msn.com>. Website: <http://www.w7aq.com>. Talk-in 146.660 (PL 123). VE exams.


SPRING GROVE, PENNSYLVANIA — The York Hamfest Foundation will hold the 2016 York Hamfest Saturday, April 9 at Elicker's Grove Park. Email: <duane.sterner@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://www.yorkhamfest.com>. Talk-in 147.330+ (PL 123) or 146.52. VE exams and DXCC/WAS/VUC/WAC card checking.


TAMPA, FLORIDA — The Tampa Amateur Radio Club will hold TARCfest Hamfest XXXVI Saturday, April 9 at their clubhouse, 7801 North 22nd Street. Contact: Bill Bode, N4WEB. Email: <n4web@hamclub.org>. Website: <http://hamclub.org>. VE exams.


CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA — The Chesapeake Amateur Radio Service will hold its SpringFest 2016 Sunday, April 10 at the Moose Lodge #898. Contact: CARS, 120 Afton Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23505. Website: <http://w4car.org>. Talk-in 146.820 (PL 162.2) or 444.000 VE exams.


FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS — The Framingham Amateur Radio Association will hold the Framingham Flea Sunday, April 10 at Keefe Technical School. Contact: Eric Taylor, KB1PJN, (508) 310-5913 (before 10 p.m.). Email: <tables@fara.org>. Website: <http://fara.org>. Talk-in 147.15. VE exams.


STERLING, VIRGINIA — The VHF Super Conference will be held Friday, April 15 through, Sunday, April 17 at the Holiday Inn Washington Dulles Intl. Airport. Website: <http://vhfsu- perconference.com>.


VISALIA, CALIFORNIA — The Southern California DX Club and the Northern California DX Club will hold the International DX Convention Friday, April 15 through Sunday, April 17 at the Visalia Convention Center. Contact: Cathy Gardenias, K6VC, or Doug Miller, K6JEY. Email: <info@dxconvention.org>. Website: <http://www.dxconvention.org>. DXCC/WAZ/ WAS/VUCC card checking.


BRAINERD, MINNESOTA — The Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Brainerd Area Hamfest Saturday, April 16 at the Brainerd National Guard Armory. Contact: BAARC, 33247 East Shamineau Drive, Motley, MN 56466. Website: <http://www.brainerd- ham.org>. Talk-in 147.225+. VE exams and card checking.


DES MOINES, IOWA — The Des Moines Radio Amateur Association will hold the DMRAA Hamfest Saturday, April 16 at the Elwell Family Center in the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Website: <http://dmraa.com>. VE exams.


GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE — The Sussex Amateur Radio Association will hold the Delmarva Amateur Radio & Electronics EXPO and 2016 ARRL Delaware State Convention Saturday, April 16 at Sussex Tech High School. Contact: Vic, KC3BUI, (302) 628-3060. Website: <http://www.radioelectronicsex-po.com>. Talk-in 147.090 (PL 156.7). VE exams and card checking.


KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI — The Ararat Shrine Radio Club will hold its Hambash Saturday, April 16 at the Ararat Shrine Temple. Contact: David Hinkley, KAØSOG, 1221 SE 11th Street, Lee's Summit, MO 64081. Phone: (816) 525-4826. Email: <pudding.boy@sbcglobal.net>.


MORGANTON, NORTH CAROLINA — The Lenoir Amateur Radio Club, McDowell Amateur Radio Club, and the Western Piedmont Amateur Radio Club will hold the 19th Annual Catawaba Valley Hamfest Saturday, April 16 at the Burke County Fairgrounds. Contact: Michael Fox, KF4MWX, (828) 437-2787. Email: <kf4mwx@gmail.com>. Website: <http://cvhamfest.com>.Talk-in 147.150+. VE exams.


PERU, INDIANA — The Kokomo Amateur Radio Club, Cass County Amateur Radio Club, Miami County Amateur Radio Club, and Grant County Amateur Radio Club will hold the 11th Annual North Central Indiana Hamfest Saturday, April 16 at the Miami County 4H Fairgrounds. Contact: Steve Shepler, Box 824, Marion, IN 46952. Email: <shepler1@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.nci-hamfest.net>. Talk-in 147.345+. VE exams.


SHERIDAN, WYOMING — The Cloud Peak Radio and Electronics Group will hold the Sheridan Swapfest 2016 Saturday, April 16 at the Masonic Lodge Building. Contact: Chris, (307) 251-9992. Email: <nx0e@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.cloudpeakradio.org>. Talk-in 146.52 or 449.85- (PL 100). VE exams.


SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE — The Portland Amateur Wireless Association will hold the PAWA Hamfest Saturday, April 16 at the Stewart Morrill American Legion Post #35. Contact: Bryce Romery, K1GAX, (207) 415-0498. Email: <k1gax@juno.com>. Talk-in 146.73- (PL 100). VE exams.


SUCCASUNNA, NEW JERSEY — The Splitrock Amateur Radio Asso- ciation will hold its Annual Hamfest on Saturday, April 16 at the Roxbury Township Senior Center. Contact: Mike Greenfeld, K8BQ, Splitrock ARA, P.O. Box 610, Rockaway, NJ 07866. Phone: (866) 457-6687. Email: <k8bq@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.splitrockara.org>. Talk-in: 146.985- (PL 131.8).


CHATHAM, MASSACHUSETTS — The WCC Amateur Radio Association will air special event station, WA1WCC, from 1400 UTC, Sunday, April 17 through 2359 UTC Monday, April 18. QSL to WCC ARA. Website: <http://www.qrz.com/db/wa1wcc>.


GALVA, ILLINOIS — The Area Amateur Radio Operators will hold its annual Hamfest Sunday, April 17 at the Galva American Legion. Contact: Bill Anderson, WA9BA, 30 Wallace Street, Galva, IL 61434. Phone (303) 525-0061. Email: <wa9ba@arr.net>. Talk-in 145.490- (PL 225.7).


BOISE, IDAHO — The Voice of Idaho Amateur Radio Club will host the 2016 ARRL Idaho State Convention Friday, April 22 through Sunday, April 24 at the Boise Hotel and Conference Center. Contact: VIARC, P.O. Box 812, Boise, ID 83701. Email: <info@idahostateconvention.com>. Website: <http://idahostate-convention.com>. VE exams.


LINCOLN, NEBRASKA — The Lincoln Amateur Radio Club will hold the End of Winter Hamfest and 2016 ARRL Nebraska State Convention Saturday, April 23 at the Lancaster Event Center. Contact: Reynolds Davis, KØGND, (402) 488-3706. Website: <http://lincolnhamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.16+. VE exams.


OAKLAND PARK, FLORIDA — The Broward Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cy Harris W4MAQ Memorial Free Flea Saturday, April 23 at the Collins Center. Contact: Tony Becker, KK4GUU, (954) 612-9303. Email: <tony@mcrsys.com>. Talk-in 146.910- (PL 110.9) or 146.790- (PL 88.5). VE exams and card checking.


PALMYRA, NEW YORK — The Drumlins Amateur Radio Club will hold the 30th Annual Drumlins Hamfest Saturday, April 23 at the Palmrya VFW Post 6778. Contact: Joe King, KS2JEK, (585) 785-0036. Email: <hamfest@drumlinsarc.org>. Website: <http://www.drumlinsarc.us>. Talk-in 146.745 (PL 71.9). VE exams.


WAYNESBORO, GEORGIA — The Waynesboro GA SwapFest will be held Saturday, April 23 at the American Legion Post 120. Contact: John McDonald, K4BR, (706) 466-5646. Website: <http://waynesboroswapfest.com>. VE exams.


WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA— The Northern Lights Radio Society will hold Aurora '16 Saturday, April 23 at the First Lutheran Church. Website: <http://www.nlrs.org>. Card checking.


BOSTON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Two Rivers Amateur Radio Club will hold its 44th Annual Hamfest Sunday, April 24 at The Spectrum. Contact: N3LQC, (724) 242-5347. Email: <n3lqc@comcast.net>. Talk-in 146.73. VE exams.


MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK — The Orange County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Spring Hamfest Sunday, April 24 at the Town of Wallkill Community Center. Phone: (845) 391-3620. Website: <http:/www.ocarc-ny.org>. VE exams.


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — The Sierra Nevada Amateur Radio Society and the Las Vegas Radio Amateur Club will hold 2016 ARRL Nevada State Convention Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1 at the Eastside Cannery Casino-Hotel. Contact: LVARC Inc., P.O. Box 27342, Las Vegas, NV 89126-1342. Email: <info@nvcon.org>. Website: <http://nvcon.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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