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CQ Announcements: April 2017

APRIL 2017


COLUMBUS, INDIANA — The Columbus Amateur Radio Club will hold the 34th Annual Columbus Hamfest Saturday, April 1 at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds, 750 W. County Road 200S. Contact: Natthew Bruner, KC9BWO, (812) 375-4860. Email: kc9bwo@att.net. Website: www.carcnet.net. Talk-in 146.79- (PL 103.5). VE exams.


FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS — The Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Hanging Judge Hamfest Saturday, April 1 at Columbus Acres, 10203 Columbus Acres Road. Contact: Mike Cole, W5TMC, 124 Grant Street, Roland, OK 74954. Phone: (918) 427-1431. Website: http://hangingjudgehamfest.com. VE exams.


LONGMONT, COLORADO — The Longmont Amateur Radio Club will hold the LARC Hamfest Saturday, April 1 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road. Contact: Jerry Schmidt, NØOUW, (303) 772-6736. Email: nickijerry@comcast.net. Website: http://w0eno.org. Talk-in 147.27 (PL 100). VE exams.


MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — The Milwaukee Radio Amateurs Club and the Milwaukee Area Amateur Radio Society will hold the Spring Interclub Swapfest Saturday, April 1 at the Milwaukee Elks Lodge #46, 5555 West Good Hope Road. Phone: (414) 459-9741. Email: swapfest@w9rh.org. Website: www.w9rh.org. Talk-in 145.390 (PL 127.3) or 145.130 (PL 127.3).


NOBLE, ILLINOIS — The Clay County Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the 7th Annual April Fools' Fest Saturday, April 1 at West Richland Center, IL-250 East. Phone: (618) 897-2324. Email: claycountyradio@gmail.com. Website: http://claycountyradio.webs.com. Talk in 146.760- (PL 94.8). VE exams.


BRANSON, MISSOURI — The 4State QRP Group will hold the OzarkCon QRP Conference Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 at the Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center, 3050 Green Mountain Drive. Website: www.ozarkcon.com.


CLAREMORE, OKLAHOMA — The Green Country Hamfest and 2017 ARRL Oklahoma State Convention will be held Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 at the Claremore Expo Center, 400 Veterans Parkway. Contact: John Harwell, KD5NAQ, (918) 379-0950. Email: info@greencountryhamfest.org. Website: www.greencountryhamfest.org. Talk-in 147.09+. VE exams.


BARTLETT, TENNESSEE — The Mid-South Amateur Radio Association will hold the Memphis FreeFest Saturday, April 8 at the Bartlett Station Municipal Center, 5868 Stage Road. Contact: Tony Brignole, WA4KHN, (901) 216-3263. Email: freefest@maraonline.org. Website: http://maraonline.org. Talk-in 147.03+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.


CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO — The Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club will hold its 63rd Annual Hamfest Electronics and Computer Show Saturday, April 8 at the Emidio and Sons Party Center, 48 E. Bath Road. Contact: Mike Luoma, K8MAL, (234) 206-0270. Email: hamfest2017@cfarc.org. Website: www.cfarc.org.


HAMPTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE — Port City Amateur Radio Club will hold the Seacoast Amateur Radio Flea Market Saturday, April 8 at St. James Masonic Lodge, 77 Tide Mill Road. Contact: Port City ARC, P.O. Box 2060, Seabrook, NH 03874-2060. Email: fleamarket@w1wqm.org. Website: www.w1wqm.org.


HUDSON, FLORIDA — The Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club will its 21st Annual Hamfest Saturday, April 8 at EZ Mini Storage, 15830 US 19 North. Contact: Mike, W2IW, (727) 809-1225. Email: w2iw@yahoo.com. Website: http://gulfcoastarc.org. VE exams.


MOBILE, ALABAMA — The Mobile Amateur Radio Club will hold the Mobile Hamfest Saturday, April 8 at the ABBA Shrine Center, 7701 Hitt Road. Contact: Jim (251) 513-4501 or text Frank (251) 295-2438. Email: mobilehamfest@outlook.com. Website: http://w4iax.net. VE exams.


STOUGHTON, WISCONSIN — The Madison Area Repeater Association will hold the 45th Annual Madison Hamfest Saturday, April 8 at the Mandt Community Center, 400 Mandt Parkway. Contact: Paul Toussaint, (608) 205-1994. Email: w9hsy@execpc.com. Talk-in 147.150+ (PL 123). VE exams.


YAKIMA, WASHINGTON — The Yakima Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest Saturday, April 8 at the Saleh Civic Center, 216 South 1st Street. Contact: Bob Dameron, KE7HLK, (509) 452-3877. Email: bigiron9@msn.com. Website: www.w7aq.com. Talk-in 146.660 (PL 123). VE exams and bunny hunt.


KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI — The Ararat Shrine Amateur Radio Club will hold Hambash Saturday, April 15 at the Ararat Shrine, 5100 Ararat Drive. Website: www.hambash.com. Talk-in 145.13. VE exams.


RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society will hold the 45th Annual RARSFest and 2017 ARRL Roanoke Division Convention Saturday, April 15 at the NC State Fairgrounds-Jim Graham Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Road. Website: www.rars.org. Talk-in 146.64. VE exams, DXCC/WAS/WAC/VUCC card checking.


SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE — The PAWA will hold the 2017 PAWA Hamfest Saturday, April 15 at the Stewart Morrill American Legion Post #35, 413 Broadway. Contact: Bryce Rumery, K1GAX, (207) 415-0498. Email: k1gax@juno.com. Talk-in 146.73- (PL 100). VE exams.


BOISE, IDAHO — The Voice of Idaho Amateur Radio Club will host the 2017 ARRL Idaho State Convention Thursday, April 20 through Sunday, April 23 at The Wyndham Garden, 300 Vista Avenue. Email: info@idahostateconvention.com. Website: www.idahostateconvention.com. VE exams.


VISALIA, CALIFORNIA — The Northern California DX Club will hold the 68th Annual International DX Convention Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23 at the Visalia Conference Center, 303 E. Acequia. Email: info@dxconvention.com. Website: www.dxconvention.com. Card checking.


BRAINERD, MINNESOTA — The Brainerd Amateur Radio Club will hold the Brainerd Area Hamfest Saturday, April 22 at the Brainerd National Guard Armory, 1115 Wright Street. Contact: BAARC, 33247 East Shamineau Drive, Motley, MN 56466. Website: www.brainerdham.org. Talk-in 147.225+. VE exams.


CHASSELL, MICHIGAN — The Keweenaw County Repeater Association and Copper County Radio Amateur Inc. will hold the CCRAA & KCRA Hamfest & Swap Saturday, April 22 at the Chassell VFW Hall, 42103 Wilson Memorial Drive. Email: ccraaclub@gmail.com. Website: http://kcra-mi.net.


DES MOINES, IOWA — The Des Moines Radio Amateurs Association will hold the DMRAA Hamfest Saturday, April 22 at the Elwell Family Center, Iowa State Fairgrounds, 300 E. Grand Avenue. Website: http://dmraa.com. VE exams.


EUGENE, OREGON — The Valley Radio Club of Oregon will hold the Ham Radio Swapfest Saturday, April 22 at the Eugene Red Cross Building, 862 Bethel Drive. Contact: Peter J. McClosky, N7IY, swap@valleyradioclub.org. Website: www.valleyradioclub.org. Talk-in 146.72. VE exams.


GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE — The Sussex Amateur Radio Association and Sussex Technical High School will hold the Delmarva Amateur Radio and Electronics Expo Saturday, April 22 at the Cheer Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road. Phone: (302) 628-3060 or (302) 629-4949. Email: kf3bt@arrl.net or vwg615@yahoo.com. Website: www.radioelectronicsexpo.com. Talk-in 147.090+ (PL 156.7). VE exams and card checking.


GODFREY, ILLINOIS — The Lewis and Clark Radio Club will hold its 2017 Hamfest Saturday, April 22 at the Riverbend Arena-Lewis and Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road. Contact: Jacques, KN9O, (618) 401-5558. Email: lcrchamfest@charter.net. Website: www.k9ham.org. Talk-in 145.230- (PL 79.7). VE exams.


PALMYRA, NEW YORK — The Drumlins Amateur Radio Club will hold the 31st Annual Drumlins Hamfest Saturday, April 22 at the Palmyra VFW Post 6778, 4306 Route 31. Contact: Rich Hamill, KC2TNJ, (315) 986- 8589. Email: hamfest@drumlinsarc.us. Website: www.drumlinsarc.us. Talk-in 146.745 (PL 71.9). VE exams.


PERU, INDIANA — The Cass County Amateur Radio Club, Miami County Amateur Radio Club, Grant County Amateur Radio Club, and Kokomo Amateur Radio Club will hold the 12th Annual North Central Indiana Hamfest Saturday, April 22 at the Miami County 4-H Fairgrounds, 1029W 200N. Contact: Steve Shepler, Box 824, Marion, IN 46952. Email: shepler1@gmail.com. Website: www.nci-hamfest.net. Talk-in 147.345+. VE exams.


SEATTLE , WASHINGTON — The Seattle ACS, ARES of King County, and Shoreline ARES will hold the 19th Annual Communications Academy Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23 at South Seattle College, 6000 16th Avenue SW. Contact: Marina Zuetell, N7LSL, n7lsl@arrl.net. Talk-in 441.800 (PL 141.3).


SUGAR VALLEY, GEORGIA — The Cherokee Capital Amateur Radio Society will hold the 20th Annual Calhoun GA Hamfest Saturday, April 22 at the Sugar Valley Community Center, 3295 Sugar Valley Road NW. Contact: Felton Floyd, AF4DN, (770) 324-9859. Email: af4dn@arrl.net. Website: http://k4woc.com. Talkin 443.675+ (PL 100) or 146.805+ (PL 100). VE exams.


WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA — The Northern Lights Radio Society will hold the 2017 Aurora VHF Conference Saturday, April 22 at the First Lutheran Church, 4000 Linden Street. Website: www.nlrs.org.


BOSTON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Two Rivers Amateur Radio Club will hold its 46thAnnual Hamfest Sunday, April 23 at The Spectrum, 6001 Smithfield Street. Phone: (724) 242-5347. Email: n3lqc@comcast.net. Website: www.trarc.net. Talk-in 146.73. VE exams.


FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS — The Framingham Amateur Radio Association will hold the Framingham Flea Sunday, April 23 at Keefe Tech School, 750 Winter Street. Website: http://fara.org. Talk-in 145.15. VE exams.


CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA — The Southeastern VHF Society will hold its Conference 2017 Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29 at the Hilton Hotel-Charlotte Airport, 2600 Yorkmont Road. Contact: Bruce Randall, 928 Fall Road, Rock Hill, SC 29730. Email: treasurer@svhfs.org. Website: www.svhfs.org.


POOLER, GEORGIA — The Coastal Amateur Radio Society will hold its 2017 Hamfest Saturday, April 29 at the Savannah Airport Recreation Facility, 250 Crossroads Parkway. Website: http://coastalamateurradiosociety.net.


GLENWOOD, IOWA — The Heartland Hams Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest 2017 Saturday, April 29 at the American Legion Hall, 104 N. Vine Street. Contact: Don Brown (712) 520-7942 or Sharon Sullivan (402) 551-1673. Website: http://heartlandhams.org. Talkin 145.290.


JACKSON, OHIO — The Jackson County Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2017 Hamfest Saturday, April 29 at the Christ United Methodist Family Life Center, 150 Portsmouth Street. Contact Roman Brandau, WU8R, roman.brandau@gmail.com or Sid Grant, N8LOQ, ggrant5@roadrunner.com. Website: http://jacksoncountyarc.org. Talk-in 146.79 (PL 167.9). VE exams.


MONROE, LOUISIANA — The Twin City Ham Club will hold the Northeast Louisiana Regional Ham RadioFest Saturday, April 29 at the West Monroe Convention Center, 901 Ridge Avenue. Website: www.twincityhams.org. Talk-in 146.85. VE exams.


NORTH PLYMOUTH, MINNESOTA — The Twin City FM Club will hold the TCFMC Spring Tailgate Hamfest Saturday, April 29 at the West Medicine Lake Community Club, 1705 Forestview Lane. Contact: Paul Ramey, WGØG, 2847 County Road G, Glenwood City, WI 54013. Phone: (612) 747-1244. Email: wg0g@arrl.net. Website: www.tcfmc.org. Talk-in 146.76 (PL114.8).


SONOMA, CALIFORNIA — The Valley of the Moon Amateur Radio Club will hold the its 2017 Hamfest Saturday, April 29 at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Building, 126 First Street. Phone: (707) 935-7441. Website: www.vomarc.org. Talk-in 145.350 (PL 88.5). VE exams, fox hunt.


SPRING GROVE, PENNSYLVANIA — The York Hamfest Foundation will hold the 2017 York Hamfest Saturday, April 29 at Elicker's Grove Park, 511 Roth Church Road. Email: duane.sterner@yahoo.com. Website: www.yorkhamfest.org. Talk-in 147.330+ (PL 123). VE exams, DXCC/WAS/VUCC/WAC card checking.


WALDO, FLORIDA — The Gainesville Amateur Radio Society will hold the Gainesville Hamfest Saturday, April 29 at the First Baptist Church of Waldo, 14370 Kennard Street. Contact: Larry Rovak, WB2SVB, (201) 697-7721. Email: wb2svb@arrl.net. Talk-in 146.820- (PL 123). VE exams.


MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK — The Orange County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Spring Hamfest, Sunday, April 30 at the Town of Wallkill Community Center, 2 Wes Warren Drive. Phone: (845) 391-3620. Website: www.ocarc-ny.org. Talk-in 146.76 (PL 100). VE exams.


MAY 2017


CADILLAC, MICHIGAN — The Wexaukee Amateur Radio Club will hold the 55th Annual Cadillac Amateur Radio and Computer Swap Saturday, May 6 at Cadillac Junior High Scholl, 500 Chestnut Street. Contact: Wexaukee ARC, P.O. Box 163, Cadillac, MI 49601. Website: www.wexaukeearc.org. VE exams, card checking.


CEDARBURG, WISCONSIN — The Ozaukee Radio Club will hold its 39th Annual Amateur Radio, Electronics & Computer Spring Swapfest Saturday, May 6 at the Columbia St. Mary's Center, W67N866 Washington Avenue. Contact: Loren Jentz, N9ENR, 1213 Woodridge Drive, Apt. 1, Grafton, WI 53024. Phone (262) 377-7941. Website: www.ozaukeeradioclub.org. Talk-in 146.91- (PL 127.3).


HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND — The Antietam Radio Association will hold The Great Hagerstown Hamfest Saturday, May 6 at the Washington County Agricultural Center, MD Rt. 65 South Sharpsburg Pike. Contact: Herman Miedzielski, K2AVA, (301) 791-5841. Email: k2ava@myactv.net. Website: http://w3cwc.org. Talk-in 147.090+ (PL 100) or 146.940- (PL 100). VE exams.


LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO — The Mesilla Valley Radio Club will hold its Annual Bean Feed Saturday, May 6 at the Mesilla Valley Radio Club house. Website: www.n5bl.org. Talkin 146.640. VE exams.


SIERRA VISTA, ARIZONA — The Cochise Amateur Radio Association will hold the Cochise Hamfest and 7th Regional Communications Exercise Saturday, May 6 at 2756 South Moson Road. Contact: Peter, NH6BF, (520) 216-6381. Email: lr60@yahoo.com. Website: www.k7rdg.org. Talk-in 146.76- (PL 162.2). VE exams.


SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN — The Arrowhead Radio Amateur Club will hold its Hamfest Saturday, May 6 at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds-Multipurpose Building, 4700 Tower Avenue (Wisconsin Hwy 35). Contact: Robert Schulz, KCØNFB, (218) 481-7458. Email: arac_hamfest@charter.net. Website: www.thearac.org. Talk-in 146.940- (PL 103.5), 147.000- (PL 103.5), or 146.940- (PL 114.8). VE exams, card checking.


BRISTOL, PENNSYLVANIA — The Warminster Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2017 Hamfest and the 2017 ARRL Eastern Pennsylvania Section Convention Sunday, May 7 at the Bucks County Community College-Lower Bucks Campus, 1304 Veterans Highway. Contact: Michael Shanblatt, W3MAS, (267) 461-5773. Email: hamfest17@k3dn.org. Website: www.k3dn.org. Talk-in 147.09+ (PL 131.8) or 443.95+ (PL 131.8). VE exams.


SANDWICH, ILLINOIS — The Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club will hold the DeKalb Hamfest Sunday, May 7 at the Sandwich Fairgounds. Contact: Bob Yurs, W9ICU, (815) 895-7584. Email: w9icu@arrl.net. Website: www.karc-club.org. Talk-in 146.730- (PL 100).


BOONE, IOWA — The 3900 Club will hold Hamboree 2017 and the 2017 ARRL Iowa Section Convention Saturday, May 13 at the Boone County Fair Grounds-Community Building 1601 Industrial Park Road. Contact: Clay Conard, WØFS, (515) 838-2285. Email: hamboree@3900club.com. Website: www.3900club.com. Talk-in 146.850-. VE exams, DXCC card checking.


DADE CITY, FLORIDA — The East Pasco Amateur Radio Society will hold its Tailgate in the Park Saturday, May 13 at the American Legion Hall, 37745 Church Avenue. Email: aa4cb@arrl.net. Website: http://eparsonline.org. VE exams.


EAST GREENBUSH, NEW YORK — The East Greenbush Amateur Radio Association will hold its 14th Annual Hamfest Saturday, May 13 at the East Greenbush Fire Company, 68 Phillips Road. Contact: Tom, KC2FCP, kc2fcp@nycap.rr.com. Website: www.w2egb.org. Talk-in 147.270+ (PL 94.8).





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