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CQ Announcements: August 2017

AUGUST


CANTON, OHIO — The Canton Amateur Radio Club will a special event station from Thursday, August 3 through Sunday, August 6 to celebrate the Pro Football Hall of Fame Festival. Frequencies include 14.285, 21.320, 7.200, and 146.790 (PL 141.3) MHz. QSL to Canton ARC, P.O. Box 8673, Canton, OH 44711-8673. Contact: Dennis Moriarty, K8AGB, (330) 479-9722.


AUSTIN, TEXAS — The Austin Amateur Radio Club and the Texas VHF-FM Society will hold Austin Summerfest 2017 and the 2017 ARRL South Texas Section Convention Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 at the Crown Plaza Austin, 6121 N. IH-35. Contact: Joe Makeever, 8609 Tallwood Drive, Austin TX 78759-8126. Phone: (512) 345-0800. Email: <w5hs@arrl.net>. Website: <www.austonsummerfest.org>. Talk-in 146.94 (PL

107.2).


SPOKANE, WASHINGTON — The Spokane DX Association and Idaho DX Association will hold the 62nd Annual Pacific Northwest DX Convention Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 at the Hotel RL by Red Lion Spokane, 303 W. North River Drive. Website: <http://pacificnwdxconventin.com>. DXCC card checking.


DAYTON, OHIO — Make it Dayton, Carillon Historical Park, and Make Magazine will hold the Dayton Mini Maker Faire Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6 at the Carillon Historical Park, 1000 Carillon Boulevard. Phone: (937) 293-2841. Email: <makeitdayton@gmail.com>. Website: <http://dayton.makerfaire.com>.


MORGANTON, NORTH CAROLINA — The Lenoir Amateur Radio Club, Western Piedmont Amateur Radio Club, and the McDowell Amateur Radio Club will hold the 20th Annual C.V. Hamfest Saturday, August 5 at the Burke County Fairgrounds, 145 Bost Road. Website: <www.cvhamfest.com>. Talk-in 147.150+.


ONALASKA, WISCONSIN — The Riverland Amateur Radio Club will hold its Swapfest Saturday, August 5 at the Onalaska Omni Center, 255 Riders Club Road. Contact: Greg Miller (608) 792-7841. Email: <k9lec@arrl.net>. Talk-in 146.970 (PL 131.8). VE exams, DXCC/VUCC/WAC/WAS/160M card checking.


TRUMANSBURG, NEW YORK — The Tompkins County Amateur Radio Association will hold the Ithaca Hamfest, Saturday August 5 at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds, NYS 96. Email: <ne2t@arrl.net>. Website: <http://tcara-ny.org/hamfest>. VE exams.


VINTON, VIRGINIA — The Roanoke Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold the Roanoke Hamfest 2017 Saturday, August 5 at the Vinton Moose Lodge, 2127 East Washington Avenue. Contact: Nancy Wood, KG4ETP, (540) 330-7101. Email: <woodest2003@cox.net>. Website: <www.w4ca.us>. Talk-in 146.985- (PL 107.2). VE exams.


BERRYVILLE, VIRGINIA — The Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold the 67th Annual Berryville Hamfest Sunday, August 6 at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds, 890 W. Main Street. Contact: John, WD4GEK, or Elizabeth, W4EHC Cottrell (540) 436-3818 or (540) 333-0837. Email: <berryvillehamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <www.shenvalarc.org>. VE exams.


CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — The Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest 2017 Sunday, August 6 at the Teamsters' Hall, 5000 J Street SW. Contact: Tim Busch (319) 373-3971. Email: <n0ckr@arrl.net>. Website: <http://w0gq.org>. Talk-in 146.745. VE exams, card checking.


PEOTONE, ILLNOIS — The Hamfesters Radio Club will hold its 83rd Annual Hamfest Sunday, August 6 at the Will County Fairgrounds, 17 S. West Street. Contact: Don Pointer, KC9EQQ, 550 W. 42nd Place, Chicago, IL 60609. Phone: (773) 426-1936. Email: <dpointer65@aol.com>. Website: <www.hamfesters.org>. Talk-in 146.52. VE exams.


ALBEQURQUE, NEW MEXICO — New Mexico Hamvention Inc. will hold the Duke City Hamfest and 2017 ARRL New Mexico State Convention Friday, August 11 through Sunday, August 13 at the Sid Cutter Pilot Pavilion-Balloon Fiesta Park, 9401 Balloon Museum Drive, NE. Website: <https://dukecityhamfest.org>. VE exams, WAS/DXCC card checking.


FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — The Cape Fear Amateur Radio Society will hold the 19th Annual Ole Fashioned CFARS SwapFest Saturday, August 12 at the Cumberland County Shrine Club. 7040 Ramsey Street. Contact: David, KR4OE, (910) 624-1394. Email: <kr4oe@nc.rr.com>. Talk-in 146.910- (PL 100). VE exams.


FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA — The Fort Pierce Amateur Radio Club will hold the Fort Pierce Hamfest Saturday, August 12 at the Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue. Website: <www.fparc.net>. Talkin 147.345 (PL 107.2). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA — The Tri-State Amateur Radio Association will hold its 55th Annual Hamfest on Saturday, August 12 at the New Baptist Church, 610 28th Street. Contact: Teresa Killen, KD8QIH, (740) 550-3811. Website: <www.orgsites/wv/taraclub>.


QUINCY, ILLINOIS — The Western Illinois Amateur Radio Club will hold its Swapfest 2017 Saturday, August 12 at the Paloma Shelter House, 1895 East 1635th Street. Contact: Ralph, KC9VZD, <buddy_lightfoot@gmail.com>. Website: <www.w9awe.org>. Talk-in 147.03+ (PL 103.5). VE exams.


SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA — The Shreveport Amateur Radio Association will hold the 2017 Shreveport-Bossier Hamfest and 2017 ARRL Delta Division Convention Saturday, August 12 at the Louisiana Fairgrounds, 3701 Hudson Avenue. Contact: Bruce Deville, KE5CPL, (318) 751-8596. Email: <bdeville@aol.com>. Website: <www.shreveporthamfest.com>.


ST. ALBANS, VERMONT — The Saint Albans Amateur Radio Club will hold the STARC Annual HamFest Saturday, August 12 at the St. Albans VFW, 353 Lake Road. Contact: Arn Benjamin, N1ARN, (802) 309-0666. Email: <n1arn@yahoo.com>. Website: <www.starc.org>. Talk-in 145.230- (PL 100). VE exams.


O'FALLON, MISSOURI — The St. Charles Amateur Radio Club will hold the SCARC Hamfest 2017 Sunday, August 13 at the Elks Lodge, 1163 Tom Ginnever Avenue. Contact: Renee Simon, KDØOTG, (636) 978-8422. Email: <akaqb@charter.net>. Website: <www.wb0hsi.org>. Talk-in 146.67- or 145.33.


ALPENA, MICHIGAN — The Thunder Bay Amateur Radio Club will hold Alpena's 4th Annual Swap Meet Saturday, August 19 at the Alpena Mall, 2380 US 23 South. Contact: TBARC, P.O. Box 764, Alpena, MI 49707. Email: <w1up@thunderbayarc.org>. Website: <http://thunderbayarc.org>.


GREECE, NEW YORK — The Rochester Radio Repeater Association will hold the RRRA Hamfest at Barnard Saturday, August 19 at 360 Maiden Lane. Contact: RRRA, P.O. Box 92031, Rochester, NY 14692. Email: <2017.rrra.hamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <http://k2rra.org>. Talk-in 146.925- (PL 110.9). VE exams.


HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA — The Huntsville Hamfest Association will hold the Huntsville Hamfest Friday, August 19 and Saturday, August 20 at the Von Braun Civic Center, 700 Monroe Street. Contact: Dave Givens, K5RSI, (256) 883-2760. Email: <dagivens@yahoo.com>. Website: <www.hamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.94 (PL 100) or 145.36 (PL 100). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


RINGWOOD, NEW JERSEY — The Ramapo Mountain Amateur Radio Club will hold the RMARC 39th Annual Hamfest Saturday, August 19 at St. Catherine Roman-Catholic Church, 112 Erskine Road. Contact: Kenneth Hansen, KB2SSE, (973) 907-6898 (before 9 p.m.). Email: <kb2sse@arrl.net>. Website: <www.qsl.net/rmarc>.


VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON — The Clark County Amateur Radio Club will hold the annual Clark County Ham Fair Saturday, August 19 at the Salmon Creek American Legion, 14011 NE 20th Avenue. Contact: Vanessa, KE7UBB, <clarkcountyhamfair@w7aia.org>. Website: <www.w7aia.org>.


WINDSOR, MAINE — The Augusta Amateur Radio Association will hold the Windsor Ham Fest Saturday, August 19 at the Windsor Fair Grounds, 82 Ridge Road. Website: <http://w1tlc.org>. Talk-in 146.70. VE exams.


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Harvard Wireless Club, The MIT Electronics Research Society, the MIT UHF Repeater Association, and the MIT Radio Society will hold the Flea at MIT, Sunday, August 20 at the parking garage on Albany and Main Streets. Phone: (617) 253-3776. Website: <www.swapfest.us>. Talkin 146.520, 449.725- (PL 114.8).


GOLDEN, COLORADO — The Denver Radio Club will hold the DRC Hamfest on Sunday, August 20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 West 6th Avenue. Contact: Jason Smallwood, ACØUA, (303) 429-2536. Email: <drcfest@w0tx.org>. Website: <http://w0tx.org>. Talk-in 145.49- (PL 100) or 448.625- (PL 100). VE exams.


SALINAS, KANSAS — The Central Kansas Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2017 ARRL Kansas State Convention on Sunday, August 20 at the Webster Conference Center, 2601 N. Ohio Street. Contact: Tom Blackshere, NØMOK, (785) 452-1873. Email: <salinahamfest@cox.net>. Talk-in 147.030 (PL 118.8) or 443.900 (PL 118.8). VE exams.


BARABOO, WISCONSIN — The Yellow Thunder Amateur Radio Club will hold the 21st Annual Circus City Swapfest Saturday, August 26 at the Badger Steam & Gas Engine Show Grounds, S3347 Sand Road. Contact: Tom Harrison, N9PQJ, (608) 963-0762. Email: <n9pqj@yellowthunder.org>. Website: <www.yellowthunder.org>.


JOPLIN, MISSOURI — The Joplin Amateur Radio Club will hold the Joplin Hamfest Saturday, August 26 at the Joplin Convention & Trade Center, 3535 Hammons Boulevard. Contact: JARC, P.O. Box 2983, Joplin, MO 64803-2983. Website: <www.joplinhamfest.org>. Talk-in 147.210+ (PL 91.5). VE exams.


SPENCER, INDIANA — The Owen County Amateur Radio Association will hold its Hamfest Saturday, August 26 at the Owen County Fair Grounds-Community Building, South East Street. Website: <www.owencountyara.org>. Talk-in 146.985 (PL 136.5). VE exams.


ADAMS, MAINE — The Northern Berkshire Amateur Radio Club will hold the NoBARC Hamfest Sunday, August 27 at the Adams Agricultural Fair Grounds-Bowe Field, 3 Orcutt Street. Contact: Eric (413) 743-9975. Website: <www.nobarc.org>. Talk-in 146.91 (PL 162.2). VE exams.


LAKEWOOD, NEW YORK — The Chautauqua Amateur Radio Service will hold the CARS Hamfest Sunday, August 27 at the Lakewood Rod & Gun Club Inc., 433 East Terrace Avenue. Talk-in 146.790 (PL 127.3). VE exams.


LEBANON, TENNESSEE — The Short Mountain Repeater Club will hold 37th Annual Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest on Sunday, August 27 at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park, 5070 Murfreesboro Road. Contact: SMRC, P.O. Box 330914, Murfreesboro, TN 37133. Phone: (615) 787-7672. Talk-in 146.910-.


NEW KENSINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Skyview Radio Society will hold the 2017 SRS Swap N Shop on Sunday, August 27 at their club grounds, 2335 Turkey Ridge Road. Contact: John Italiano, WA3KFS, (724) 339-3821. Website: <www.skyviewradio.net>. Talk-in 146.640- (PL 131.8).


NEWTON, CONNECTICUT — The Candlewood Amateur Radio Association will hold the Western CT Hamfest Sunday, August 27 at Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street. Contact: Joe Morelli, W1JGM, (203) 417-0160. Email: <w1jgm@aol.com>. Website: <http://hamfest.cararadioclub.org>. Talk-in 147.300+ (PL 100).


STOW, OHIO — The Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club will hold its 9th Annual Tailgate Hamfest Sunday, August 27 at the Tobert Pinn Armory, 4630 Allen Road. Website: <www.cfarc.org>.


SEPTEMBER


SHELBY, NORTH CAROLINA — The Shelby Amateur Radio Club will hold the 61st Annual Shelby Hamfest and 2017 ARRL North Carolina State Convention on Friday, September 1 through Sunday, September 3 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 1752 E. Marion Street. Contact: Tom Forgas, KBØPD, <chairman@shelbyhamfest.org>. Website: <www.shelbyhamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.880-. VE exams.


BOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS — FEMARA Inc. will hold the Boxboro Amateur Radio Convention and 2017 ARRL New England Division Convention on Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10 at the Holiday Inn Boxborough, 242 Adams Place. Contact: Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, <k1twf@boxboro.org>. Website: <http://boxboro.org>. Special event station, W1A.


MENA, ARKANSAS — The Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest Association will hold the 48th Annual Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest on Friday September 8 and Saturday, September 9 at Queen Wilhelmina State Park on Highway 88. Contact: Randy, KG5NE, (479) 461-1519. Email: <randykg5ne@gmail.com>. Website: <www.menahamfest.net>. VE exams.


LANCASTER, NEW YORK — The Lancaster Amateur Radio Club will hold the Lancaster Hamfest Sunday, September 9 at Bowen Road Grove, 3845 Bowen Road. Website: <http://w2so.org>. Talk-in 147.225 (PL 107.2).


SHEPHERDSVILLE, KENTUCKY — The Greater Louisville Hamfest Association will hold the Greater Louisville Hamfest 2017 on Saturday, September 9 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive. Website: <store.louisvillehamfest.com>. Talkin 146.700 (PL 79.7) or 443.7000 (PL 79.7).


VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA — Tidewater Radio Conventions Inc. will hold the Virginia Beach Hamfest on Saturday, September 9 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street. Contact: Bill Holland, WA4EUL, 833 Earl of Chesterfield Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Email: <wa4eul@arrl.net>. Website: <www.vbhamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.970 (PL 141.3). VE exams.


BALLSTON SPA, NEW YORK — The Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association will hold its 32nd Annual Hamfest on Sunday, September 10 at the Saratoga County Fair Grounds, 162 Prospect Street. Contact: Jim Polewczak, KG2H, 231 Northline Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Phone: (518) 703-9558. Email: <kg2h@arrl.net>. Talk-in 147.000 (PL 91.5) or 147.240 (PL 91.5). VE exams, fox hunt.


BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA — The Butler County Amateur Radio Association will hold the Radio, Computer, Electronics SwapFest on Sunday, September 10 at the Unionville Fire Department, 102 Mahood Road. Contact: Joe Sciulli, N3WH, (412) 337-1687. Email: <n3whjoe@gmail.com>. Website: <http://w3udx.org>. Talk-in 147.36+. VE exams.


MULLICA HILL, NEW JERSEY — The Gloucester County Amateur Radio Club will hold its 39th Annual Hamfest and 2017 ARRL New Jersey State Convention on Sunday, September 10 at the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds, 235 Bridgeton Pike. Website: <www.w2mmd.org>.


EARTH CITY, MISSOURI — Tucson Amateur Packet Radio will hold the 2017 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17 at the Holiday Inn Airport West, 3400 Rider Trail South. Phone: (972) 671-8277. Website: <www.tapr.org/dcc>.


NATIONWIDE — The East Coast Amateur Radio Service Inc. (ECARS) is offering to finance worthy amateur radio projects with an emphasis on youth-based projects. If you or your organization would like to apply, the application deadline for the quarter is Friday, September 15. For more information, visit <http://bit.ly/2sZoq2z>.


SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS — The 65th Annual W9DXCC Convention and Banquet will be held on Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16 at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 East Golf Road. Contact: Bill Axelrod, K3WA, <bill@axelrods.org>. Website: <www.w9dxcc.com>. DXCC/WAS/VUCC and CQ WAZ/WPX/CQDX card checking.


LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS — The Central Arkansas Radio Emergency Net will hold the 2017 All Arkansas Hamfest on Saturday, September 16 at Catholic High School, 6300 Father Tribou Street. Contact: Mark Barnhard (501) 221-3909. Website: <www.carenclub.com>. Talkin 146.940-.


RICHMOND, KENTUCKY — The Central Kentucky Amateur Radio Society will hold the Richmond Hamfest on Saturday, September 16 at the Madison County Fairgrounds, 3237 Old KY 52. Contact: Mike Rogers, KE4ISW, (859) 575-2199. Email: <hamfest2017@ckars.org>. Website: <www.ckars.org>. Talk-in 145.370 (PL 192.8). VE exams.


TOWAMENCIN TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA — WV2M will air special event station W3L Saturday, September 16 through Monday, September 25 to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the saving of the Liberty Bell. Frequencies include 14.240, 7.240, and 3.840 SSB; 14.030, 7.030 CW; and 14.070, 7.070 PSK. Website: <www.w3l.info>.


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Harvard Wireless Club, The MIT Electronics Research Society, the MIT UHF Repeater Association, and the MIT Radio Society will hold the Flea at MIT, Sunday, September 17 at the parking garage on Albany and Main Streets. Phone (617) 253-3776. Website: <www.swapfest.us>. Talk-in 146.520, 449.725- (PL 114.8).


PENSACOLA, FLORIDA — The Five Flags Amateur Radio Association will hold the Pensacola Hamfest on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 W. Mobile Highway. Website: <www.pensacolahamfest.com>.


PIGEON FORGE, TENNESEE — The Southeastern DX & Contesting Organization will hold W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 at the Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center, 410 Pine Mountain Road. Website: <www.w4dxcc.com>.


BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS — The Chicago FM Club will hold the Radio 2017 Expo on Saturday, September 23 at the Boone County Fairgrounds, 8791 IL-76. Phone: (773) 614-4733. Email: <wa9orc@gmail.com>. Website: <www.chicagofmclub.org>. Talk-in 147.255+ (PL 114.8) or 147.150+ PL 107.2). VE exams.


COLOGNE, MINNESOTA — The Smarts Radio Club and Sibley Emergency Radio Team will hold SMARTSFEST 2017 on Saturday, September 23 at the Cologne Community Center, 1211 Village Parkway. Website: <www.smartsfest.org>. Talk-in 147.165+. VE exams, all ARRL card checking.


LACOMBBE, LOUISIANA — The Ozone Amateur Radio Club will air a special event station on Saturday, September 23 to celebrate its 53rd Anniversary. Frequencies include 14.310, 7.210 SSB and 7.060 for CW. QSL a SASE to Michael White, KM5LS, 63128 Pine Acres Road, Lacombe, LA 70445.


MADISON, WEST VIRGINIA — The Coal Country Amateur Radio Club will hold its Inaugural CCARC Hamfest on Saturday, September 23 at the Madison Civic Center, 261 Washington Avenue. Contact: Ken Cregger, K8KDC, (304) 307-2216. Email: <kdcregger@gmail.com>. Website: <www.wv8ccc.org>. Talk-in 147.195 or 442.55. VE exams.


SPOKANE VALLEY, WASHINGTON — The Northwest Tri-State ARO, Inland Empire VHF Radio Amateurs, PHARC, SDXA, UHSARC, and KBARA will hold the Spokane Hamfest and 2017 ARRL Washington State Convention on Saturday, September 23 at University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Avenue. Contact: Mike Grounds, KE7PG, (509) 924-6377. Email: <ke7pg@comcast.net>. Website: <www.n7cfo.com>. Talk-in 147.38. VE exams.


BEREA, OHIO — The Hamfest Association of Cleveland will hold the 2017 Cleveland Hamfest and Computer Show on Sunday, September 24 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 W. Bagley Road. Contact: Hamfest Association of Cleveland, P.O. Box 81252, Cleveland, OH 44181-0252. Phone: (800) CLE-FEST. Website:<www.hac.org>. Talk-in 146.73. VE exams, DXCC/VUCC card checking.


HORSEHEADS, NEW YORK — The Amateur Radio Association of the Southern Tier will hold the 42nd Annual Elmira International Hamfest/Computerfest on Saturday, September 30 at the Chemung County Fairgrounds, Grand Central Avenue. Contact: Elmira Hamfest, P.O. Box 614, Horseheads, NY 14845-0614. Phone: (607) 301-0040. Website: <www.arast.org>. Talk-in 147.360+ or 146.700-. VE exams, bunny hunt.





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), 17 West John St.., Hicksville, NY 11801.



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