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CQ Announcements: October 2016

OCTOBER


BELTON, TEXAS — The Temple Amateur Radio Club will hold HamEXPO Fall 2016 — The Belton Hamfest Saturday, October 1 at the Bell County EXPO Center. Email: <expo@tarc.org>. Website: <http://www.beltonhamexpo.org>. Talk-in 146.820- (PL 123).


BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY — The Kentucky Colonels Amateur Radio Club will hold the Vette City Hamfest Saturday, October 1 at the Sloan Convention Center. Contact: Ed Gann, N4HID, (270) 843-8911. Email: <edwardgann@twc.com>. Website: <http://www.vettecityhamfest.com> or <kcaraonline.com>. Talk-in 147.33 (PL 107.2). VE exams and DXCC/WAS card checking.


BROWNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA — The Red Rose Repeater Association will hold its Hamfest 2016 Saturday, October 1 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>. Website: <www.w3rrr.org>. Talk-in 147.015+ (PL 118.8). VE exams.


GRANADA HILLS, CALIFORNIA — The Southern California Preparedness Foundation will hold the Free Valley Disaster Preparedness Fair 2016 Saturday, October 1 at Fire Station 97. Phone: (818) 835-5384. Email: <info@valleydisasterfair.com>. Website: <www.valleydisasterfair.com>.


LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA — The Lakeside Amateur Radio Club will hold the San Diego Hamfest 2016 Saturday, October 1 at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds. Website: <http://www.sdhamfest.org>. VE exams.


ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — The York County Amateur Radio Society will hold the 64th Annual Rock Hill Hamfest Saturday, October 1 at the New Kirk Baptist Church. Contact: Brent, K4BSC, (803) 230-5305. Email: <k4bsc@arrl.net>. Talk-in 147.030- (PL 88.5). VE exams.


LONGMONT, COLORADO — The Boulder Amateur Radio Club will hold the 62nd Annual BARCfest Hamfest Sunday, October 2 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Building. Contact: Mike, W3DIF, (303) 404-2161. Email: <barc70@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/w0dk>. VE exams.


WEST LIBERTY, IOWA — The Muscatine and Washington Area Amateur Radio Clubs will hold the Southeast Iowa Hamfest Sunday, October 2 at the Muscatine County Fairgrounds. Contact: Bob Weatherman, KDØSVH, 408 Chestnut Street, Muscatine, IA 52761. Phone: (563) 506-3390. Website: <http://www.waarc.net>. Talk-in 146.31+, 146.25+ (PL 192.8). VE exams and DXCC/VUCC/WAS/WAC card checking.


BEND, OREGON — The Pacific Northwest VHF Society will hold the 22nd Annual Pacific Northwest VHF-UHF-Microwave Conference Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at the Shiloh Inn Suites Hotel. Contact: Jim, K7ND, <secretary@pnwvhfs.org>. Website: <http://pnwvhfs.org>. VUCC card checking.


MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — The Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society will hold the 51st Annual Melbourne Hamfest and 2016 ARRL Florida State Convention Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at the Melbourne Auditorium. Contact: PCARS Melbourne Hamfest, P.O. Box 1004, Melbourne FL 32902-1004. Email: <hamfest@pcars.org>. Website: <http://pcars.org>. Talk-in 146.25+. VE exams.


MORRILTON, ARKANSAS — The Randy Griffin Memorial Radio Club will hold the K5BOC Memorial Ham Fest Saturday, October 8 at the Petit Jean State Park. Website: <http://k5boc.org>. Talk-in 146.52.


BREMERTON, WASHINGTON — The Kitsap County Amateur Radio Club will hold the KCARC Hamfest Saturday, October 8 at the Filipino-American Community Center. Email: <hamfest@kcarc.org>.


TOWAMENCIN TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVNIA — Special event station W3T will air from Saturday, October 8 through Sunday, October 16. Frequencies include 7.030 (CW). QSL to Frank Gallo, 106 Tweed Way, Harleysville, PA 19438. Phone: (215) 272-9088. Website: <http://www.qrz.com/db/w3t>.


TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, NEW JERSEY — The Bergen Amateur Radio Association will hold the BARA Fall Hamfest Saturday, October 8 at Westwood Regional High School. Contact: Jim Joyce, K2ZO, (201) 664-6725. Email: <k2zo@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.bara.org>. Talk-in 146.19+ (PL 141.3). VE exams and DXCC card checking.


FLUSHING, NEW YORK — The Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club will hold its Semi-Annual Hamfest and Electronics Bazaar Sunday, October 9 at the New York Hall of Science. Contact: Steve Greenbaum, WB2KDG, (718) 898-5599 (evenings only). Email: <wb2kdg@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.hosarc.org>. Talkin 145.270- (PL 136.5) or 444.200+ (PL 136.5). VE exams.


HUBERTUS, WISCONSIN — The Southeastern Wisconsin FM Amateur Repeater Society will hold its Swapfest Sunday, October 9 at the Sterling Chalet. Contact: SEWFARS Swapfest P.O. Box 105, Eagle, WI 53119. Phone: (262) 742-4903. Email: <sewfars@hotmail.com>. Website: <http://www.sewfars.com>. Talk-in 146.82- (PL 127.3).


WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND — The Columbia Amateur Radio Association will hold 2016 CARAFest Sunday, October 9 at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Contact: David Parkison, KB3VDY, (443) 492-9501. Email: <vendorsales@carafest.org> or <info@carafest.org>. Website: <http://www.carafest.org>. VE exams and card checking.


ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI — The Saint Louis Area Microwave Society will hold the Microwave Update 2016 Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16 at the Holiday Inn Airport West. Email: <mud2016.info@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.microwaveupdate.org>.


SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA — The Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club will hold Pacificon 16 and the 2016 ARRL Pacific Division Convention Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16 at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel. Contact: Pacificon 2016, P.O. Box 31372, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Phone: (925) 778-8977. Email: <info@pacificon.org>. Website: <http://www.pacificon.org>. Talk-in 147.060+ (PL 100) or 145.390- (PL 100). VE exams.


LIMA, OHIO — The Northwest Ohio Amateur Radio Club will hold its Fall Hamfest Saturday, October 15 at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Contact: Dick, N8IJ, (419) 231-7277. VE exams.


BELTON, MISSOURI — The SouthSide Amateur Radio Club will hold its SouthSide Hamfest Saturday, October 15 at the St. Sabina Catholic Church. Contact: SSARC, P.O. Box 701, Grandview, MO 64030. Email: <southsidearc@hotmail.com>. Website: <http://www.southsidehamfest.com>. Talk-in 147.12+ (PL 151.4). VE exams.


GREENVILLE, TENNESSEE — The Andrew Johnson Amateur Radio Club will hold the 4th Annual Greencille TN Hamfest Saturday, October 15 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Contact: Bob Etheredge, KM4EBZ, <km4ebz@greenvillehamfest.com>. Website: <http://greenvillehamfest.com>.


MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN — The Muskegon Area Amateur Radio Council and Muskegon County RACES will hold the 5th Annual Muskegon Color Tour Hamfest Saturday, October 15 at the Fellowship Reformed Church. Contact: Jim Durham (231) 638-7010. Website: <http://www.muskegoncolortourhamfest.com>. Talkin 146.820 (PL 94.8). VE exams.


POOLER, GEORGIA — The Coastal Amateur Radio Society will hold its 2016 Tailgate & Swapmeet Saturday, October 15 at the Savannah Airport Facility. Website: <http://coastalamateurradiosociety.net>.


SOCORRO, NEW MEXICO — The Socorro Amateur Radio Association, Tech Amateur Radio Association, City of Socorro, Yaesu, and the Vertu Fine Arts Gallery will hold the 2016 Socorro Hamfest Saturday, October 15 at the NM Fire Fighter's Academy. Contact: Al Braun, AC5BX, (575) 835-3456. Email: <hamfest@socorroara.org>. Website: <http://socorroara.org>. Talk-in 146.68- (PL 100) or 444.500 (055A). VE exams.


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Harvard Wireless Club, MIT Electronics Research Society, MIT UHF Repeater Association, and the MIT Radio Society will hold Flea at MIT Sunday, October 16 at the Parking Garage on Albany and Main Streets. Contact MIT Radio Society, P.O. Box 397082, Cambridge, MA 02139-7082. Phone: (617) 253-3776. Website: <http://www.swapfest.us>. Talk-in 146.52 or 449.725- (PL 114.8).


KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN — The Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club and the Southwest Michigan Amateur Radio Team will hold the 34th Annual Kalamazoo Hamfest Sunday, October 16 at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairgrounds. Contact: Kalamazoo Hamfest, P.O. Box 33, Richland, MI 49083. Phone: (269) 205-3560. Email: <info@kalamazoohamfest.com>. Website: <www.kalamazoohamfest.com>. Talk-in 147.040+ (PL 94.8). VE exams and JOTA station.


MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT — The Meriden Amateur Radio Club will hold the 24th Annual Nutmeg Hamfest and 2016 ARRL Connecticut State Convention Sunday, October 16 at the Sheraton Four-Points Hotel. Contact: John Bee, N1GNV, 387 So. Colony Street, Meriden, CT 06451. Phone: (203) 440-4973 (days only). Email: <nutfest@qsradio.com>. Website: <www.nutmeghamfest.com>. VE exams.


SELLERVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA — The RF Hill Amateur Radio Club will hold its 40th Annual Hamfest Sunday, October 16 at the Sellerville Fire House. Contact: Jim Soete, WA3YLQ, 706 St. Andrews Court, Telford, PA 18969. Phone: (215) 723-7294. Email: <wa3ylq@arrl.net>. Website: <www.rfhillarc.org>. Talk-in 145.31- (PL 131.8). VE exams.


ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA — The Texoma Hamarama will be held Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at the Ardmore Convention Center. Contact: Don Loving, KM5OX, (580) 221-1894. Email: <km5ox@arrl.net>. Website: <www.texomahamarama.org>. VE exams.


MARICOPA, ARIZONA — The Maricopa Amateur Radio Association will hold COPAFEST 2016 and the 2016 ARRL Arizona State Convention Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22 at the UltraStar MultiTainment Center at Ak-Chin Center. Email: <fest@copahams.org>. Website: <www.copahams.org>. VE exams and special event station W7M.


EAST RIDGE, TENNESSEE — The Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club will hold Hamfest Chattanooga 2016 Saturday, October 22 at the East Ridge Community Center. Website: <http://w4am.net>.


SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA — The Blue River Valley Amateur Radio Society will hold the Shelbyville Tailgate 2016 Saturday, October 22 at the Brinson Building in the Shelby County Fairgrounds. Website: <http://brvars.com>. Talk-in 145.48 (PL 88.5).


MASSILLON, OHIO — The Massillon Amateur Radio Club will hold its 56th Annual Hamfest & Auction, Sunday, October 23 at the Massillon Boy's & Girl's Club. Contact: Terry Russ, N8ATZ, 3420 Briardale Dr. NW, Massillon, OH 44646. Phone: (330) 837-3091. Email: <truss@sssnet.com>. Website: <www.w8np.org>. Talk-in 147.18+. Card checking.


UPPERCO, MARYLAND — The Carroll County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Mason Dixon Hamfest Sunday, October 23 at the Sportsman Hall Skating rink. Website: <www.qis.net/~k3pzn/hamfest.html>.


HAZARD, KENTUCKY — The Kentucky Mountains Amateur Radio Club will hold the Hazard Hamfest Saturday, October 29 at the Hazard DV #64, 165 Industrial Drive. Contact: Johnnie Brashear, KY4JLB, (606) 438-5557. Email: <jlb741@yahoo.com>. Website: <www.kmarc.net>. Talk-in 146.07+ (PL 103.5). VE exams.


KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI — The St. Louis Amateur Radio Club will hold the 25th Annual Saint Louis Halloween Hamfest Saturday, October 29 at the Kirkwood Community Center. Contact: Steve Welton, WØSLW, (314) 941-8500. Email: <slwelton@gmail.com>. Website: <www.halloweenhamfest.org>. Talk-in 147.75-. VE exams.


JACKSONVILLE. FLORIDA — The North Florida Amateur Radio Society will hold the 16th Annual Jacksonville Free Hamfest Saturday, October 29 at the Terry Parker Baptist Church. Website: <http://nofars.net>. Talk-in 146.7 (PL 127.3) or 444.4 (PPL 127.3).


HICKSVILLE, NEW YORK — The Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club will hold its Semi-Annual Hamfest Sunday, October 30 at Levittown Hall. Contact: Richie, K2KNB, (516) 315-3730. Email: <hamfest@limarc.org>. Website: <www.limarc.org>. Talk-in 146.850 (PL 136.5). VE exams and DXCC/WAS card checking.


MADISON HEIGHTS, WISCONSIN — The Utica Shelby Emergency Communications Amateur Radio Club will hold the USECA Hamfest 2016 Sunday, October 30 at the United Food & Commercial Workers 876 Hall. Contact: Rob Lifton, NY8W, (248) 565-3329. Email: <ny8w@arrl.net>. Website: <http://usecaar.com>. Talk-in 147.180+ (PL 100). VE exams and DXCC card checking.


NOVEMBER


CAMBRIDGE, OHIO — The Cambridge Amateur Radio Association will air special event station W8VP from 1900-2100 UTC Saturday, November 5. Frequencies include 7.235+/-. QSL a SASE to Cambridge Amateur Radio Association, P.O. Box 1804, Cambridge, OH 43725. Contact: Lyn Afman, N8IMW, (740) 872-3888.


ENID, OKLAHOMA — The Enid Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2016 Enid Hamfest Saturday, November 5 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Contact: Bill, W5EIY, (580) 716-4788. Email: <nokes3139@gmail.com>. Website: <www.enidarc.org>. Talk-in 145.290-. VE exams.


GEORGETOWN, OHIO — The Grant Amateur Radio Club will hold its 23rd Annual Hamfest Saturday, November 5 at the ABCAP Building. Contact: Rodney Crawford, WD8CTX, (937) 446-2338. Email: <wd8ctx@juno.com>. Talk-in 146.730.


LAKEWOOD, COLORADO — The 285 TechConnect Radio Club will hold TechFest 2016 Saturday, November 5 at the Lakewood Elks Lodge. Contact: Roy Wall, KØREW, <techfest@na0tc.org>. Website: <www.na0tc.org>.


LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA — The Alford Memorial Radio Club will hold the Stone Mountain Hamfest Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds. Contact: AMRC Hamfest 2016, P.O. Box 1282, Stone Mountain, GA 30086. Phone: (855) 786-8643. Email: <hamfest@stonemountainhamfest.com>. Website: <www.stonemountainhamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.76 (PL 107.2). VE exams.


MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — The Milwaukee Repeater Club will hold its 32nd Annual Swapfest Saturday, November 5 at the Elks Lodge. Contact: Karen, KC9WQJ, (414) 578-0492. Email: <kc9wqj@gmail.com>. Website: <www.mrc91.org>. Talk-in 146.910- (PL 127.3).


NIXA, MISSOURI — The Nixa Amateur Radio Club will hold NARCFEST Saturday, November 5 at the Nixa Event Center. Contact: Larry Grinstead, WAØJZK, <lgrinste@hotmail.com>. Website: <http://nixahams.net>. Talk-in 147.015+ (PL 162.2). VE exams.


DAVENPORT, IOWA — The Davenport Radio Amateur Club will hold the 45th Annual DARC Hamfest & Computer Show Sunday, November 6 at the Davenport Hotel & Conference Center. Contact: Kelley Lovely, W1HAM, 1261 Woodlawn Avenue, Clinton, IA 52732. Phone: (563) 321-7559. Email: <w1ham@arrl.net>. Website: <www.arcsupport.com/drac/hamfest.html>. Talk-in 146.28+ (PL 77) or 146.10+ (PL 77).


WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Washington Amateur Communications will hold the WACOM 2016 Hamfest Sunday, November 6 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Contact: Bud Plants, N3TIR, (724) 350-6745. Email: <bud@n3tir.com>. Website: <www.wacomarc.org>. Talk-in 146.790 (PL 131.8). VE exams and DX card checking.


CONWAY, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Grand Strand Amateur Radio Club will hold the Grand Strand BEACHFEST 2016 & Computer Expo Saturday, November 12 at the Old Pee Dee School. Contact: Edward Johnson, (843) 458-3856. Email: <kf4eck@w4gs.org>. Website: <www.w4gs.org>. Talk-in 145.110 (PL 85.4). VE exams.


FORT WAYNE, INDIANA — The Allen County Amateur Radio Technical Society will hold the 2016 Fort Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo and 2016 ARRL Indiana State Convention Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Contact: Ft. Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo, P.O. Box 10342, Fort Wayne, IN 46851. Phone (260) 579-2196. Email: <tables@fortwaynehamfest.com>. Website: <www.fortwaynehamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.880-. VE exams and DXCC/WAS card checking.


KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI — The Raytown Amateur Radio Club will hold the Raytown Club 2016 Hamfest Saturday, November 12 at the Ararat Shrine Temple. Contact: Dan, KCØVYT, (816) 674-8854. Email: <hamfest@kogq.com>. Talk-in 145.17-. VE exams.


MANITOWIC, WISCONSIN — The USS Cobia will air special event station NB9QV from 1400-2100 UTC Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 in honor of Veterans Day. Frequencies include 7.250 and 14.240. QSL to W6BSF. Website: <www.qrz.com/db/nb9qv>.


MARANA, ARIZONA — The Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold the Oro Valley ARC Hamfest Saturday, November 12 at Marana Middle School. Email: <hamfest@tucsonhamradio.org>. Website: <www.orovalleyhamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.620- (PL 156.7), 444.100+ (PL 156.7), or 147.0320- (PL 156.7). VE exams and card checking.


PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA — The St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club will hold SPARCFest Saturday, November 12 at Freedom Lake Park. Contact: Ed Erny, NZ1Q, <vicepresident@sparc-club.org>. Website: <www.sparc-club.org>. Talk-in 146.06+. VE exams.


MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA — The Montgomery Amateur Radio Club will hold the MARC Hamfest 2016 and 2016 ARRL Alabama State Convention Saturday, November 19 at the Alcazar Shrine Temple. Contact: Fred Beatty, K8AJX, (334) 270-0909. Email: <hamfest@w4ap.org>. Website: <www.w4ap.org>. Talk-in 146.84-. VE exams.


FAIR LAWN, NEW JERSEY — The Fair Lawn Amateur Radio Club will hold its Ham Radio Auction Friday, November 25 at the Fair Lawn Senior Center. Phone: (201) 791-3841. Email: <w2npt@arrl.net> or <fairlawnarc@gmail.com>. Website: <www.flarc.net>. Talk-in 145.470- (PL 107.2).


OKEECHOBEE, FLORIDA — The Okeechobee Amateur Radio Club will hold the Okeechobee Hamfest in the Woods Saturday, November 26 at the Freedom Ranch. Contact: Jack Schwartz, KM4CRA, (863) 763-8819. Website: <www.flweather.com/oarc>. Talk-in 147.195+ (PL 100).





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