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JANUARY 2018


FOREST HILL, TEXAS — The Cowtown Amateur Radio Club will hold the 10th Annual Cowtown Hamfest and 2018 ARRLNorth Texas Section Convention on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20 at the Forest Hill Civic & Convention Center, 6901 Wichita Street. Phone: (605) 269-8696. Email: info@cowtownhamfest.com. Website: www.cowtownhamfest.com. Talkin146.94 (PL 110.9). VE exams.

FORT MEYERS, FLORIDA — The Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club will hold the Southwest Florida Hamfest 2018 on Friday,January 19 and Saturday, January 20 at Riverside Church, 8660 Daniels Parkway. Contact: FMARC, P.O. Box 061183, FortMyers, FL 33906-1183. Email: pio@fmarc.net. Website: www.swflhamfest.info. Talk-in 147.345 (PL 136.5). VE exams, ARRLcard checking.


HAMMOND, LOUISIANA — The Southeast Louisiana Amateur Radio Club will hold the 37th Annual Hammond Hamfeston Saturday, January 20 at the Pennington Student Activity Center, 1350 North General Pershing Street. Contact: Tyrone Burns,N5XES, n5xes@arrl.net. Website: www.selarc.org. Talk-in 147.000- (PL 107.2), 145.130- (PL 107.2), or 444.250+ (PL 107.2).VE exams.


QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA — The 21st Annual QuartzFest will be held from Sunday, January 21 through Saturday, January 27at Bureau of Land Management property off Highway 95. Website: www.quartzfest.org. VE exams.


ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS — The Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs will hold the WRCA 51st Annual Mid-Winter Hamfeston Sunday, January 21 at the Kane County Fairgrounds Expo Center, 525 S. Randall Road. Contact: WCRA, P.O. Box QSL,Wheaton, IL 60187-1055. Phone: (630) 923-5447. Email: info@w9ccu.org. Website: www.w9ccu.org>. Talk-in 145.31- (PL107.2). VE exams.


JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — The Jackson Amateur Radio Club will hold the Capital City Hamfest and 2018 ARRL DeltaDivision Convention on Friday, January 26 and Saturday, January 27 at the Jackson MS Trademart, 1207 Mississippi Street.Contact: Gary Young, K5GYC, k5gyc@att.net or hamfest@msham.org. Website: http://hamfest.msham.org. Talk-in146.16+ or 146.34+. VE exams, DXCC / WAS / VUCC card checking.


COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS — The St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club will hold Winterfest 2018 on Saturday, January 27 atthe Gateway Center, One Gateway Drive. Contact: Rebecca Carroll, KC9CIJ, (314) 496-7271. Email: kc9cij@slsrc.org. Website: http://winterfest.slsrc.org. Talk-in 146.970 (PL 141.3). VE exams, DXCC / WAS/ VUCC card checking.


ODENTON, MARYLAND — The Maryland Mobileers Amateur Radio Club will hold the MMARC 2018 Post Holiday Hamfeston Sunday, January 28 at the Odenton Volunteer Fire Department, 1425 Annapolis Road. Contact: Frank, N3SEO, (410) 647-3335. Email: n3seo@aol.com. Website: http://bit.ly/2y4rX3w. Talk-in 146.805- (PL 107.2). VE exams, card checking.



FEBRUARY


HOOSICK FALLS, NEW YORK — The Conerstone Fellowship Radio Club will hold its Ham Swap Fest on Saturday, February 3 at Hoosick Falls High School, 21187 NY Route 22. Contact: Greg Fox (518) 330-9244 or Tim Colaneri (518) 431-9750.


NEGAUNEE, MICHIGAN — The Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association will hold its annual Swap Meet on Saturday, February 3 at Negaunee Township Hall, 42 Highway M-35. Contact: John Veight (906) 458-1708. Email: carczar52@gmail.com. Talk-in 147.27 (PL 100).


NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Charleston Amateur Radio Society will hold the 45th Annual Charleston Hamfest and 2018 ARRL South Carolina State Convention on Saturday, February 3 at the Armory Park Community Center, 5000 Lackawanna Boulevard. Contact: Steven Lamendola, KE4THX, (336) 740-4382. Email: steven.lamendola@gmail.com.Talk-in 146.790-. VE exams.


RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — The Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society will hold Frostfest 2018 on Saturday, February 3 at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Avenue. Contact: RATS/Frostfest, P.O. Box 70613, Henrico, VA 23255. Website: . Talk-in 146.880- (PL 74.4). VE exams.


WORLDWIDE — The 2018 AM Rally is scheduled for 0000 UTC, Saturday, February 3 through 0700 UTC, Monday February 5. Website: www.amrally.com.


ORLANDO, FLORIDA — The Orlando Amateur Radio Club will hold the Orlando HamCation and 2018 Florida State Convention from February 9 through Sunday, February 11 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 West Colonial Drive. Phone: (407) 841-0874 or (800) 214-7541. Email: info@hamcation.com. Website: www.hamcation.com. Talk-in 146.760- (PL 103.5), 146.820- (D-STAR), or 145.015- (PL 103.5). VE exams, special event station: K1AA.


TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN — The Cherryland Amateur Radio Club will hold its 45th Annual Swap-N-Shop on Saturday, February 10 at the Immaculate Conception Middle School, 218 Vine Street. Email: email@cherrylandarc.com. Website: www.cherrylandarc.com . Talk-in 146.860- (PL 114.8). VE exams.


YUMA, ARIZONA — The Yuma Amateur Radio Hamfest Organization will hold the Yuma Hamfest and 2018 ARRL Arizona State Convention on February 16 and Saturday, February 17 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds, 2520 East 32nd Street. Email: info@yumahamfest.org. Website: www.yumahamfest.org. Talk-in 146.780- (PL 103.5). VE exams, DXCC card checking, transmitter hunt.


HOXIE, ARKANSAS — The Lawrence County Amateur Radio Club will hold Winterfest 2018 on Saturday, February 17 at the Hoxie Service Center, 500 SW Lawrence Street. Contact: Glendal Floyd, W5WEC, 104 N. Larkspur Lane, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476. Phone: (870) 886-1360. Email: w5wec@suddenlink.net. Website: http://w5wra.org . Talk-in 147.045.


RICKREAL, OREGON — The Salem Repeater Association will hold the 38th Annual Salem Hamfair on Saturday, February 17 at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Highway West. Contact: Wayne Silver, KE7ANM, (503) 779-6998. Email: hamfair@ w7sra.org. Talk-in 145.33- (PL 186.2).


SEBRING, FLORIDA — The Highlands County Amateur Radio Club will hold its HamFest on Saturday, February 17 at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive. Contact: John, (863) 556-4656. Email: highlandsamateur@ gmail.com. Website: http://highlandsamateurradio.org .


BRIGHTON, COLORADO — The Aurora Repeater Association, the Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club, and Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will hold the ARA Swapfest on Sunday, February 18 at the Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road. Contact: Wayne Heinen, NØPOH, (303) 699-6335. Email: info@n0ara.org. Website: http://n0ara.org . Talk-in 147.15+ (PL 100). VE exams.


LIVONIA, MICHIGAN — The Livonia Amateur Radio Club will hold its 48th Annual Swap-N-Shop on Sunday, February 18 at the Civic Park Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Road. Contact: Livonia ARC, P.O. Box 51532, Livonia, MI 48151-0532. Phone: (734) 941-5043. Email: k8uns@arrl.net. Website: www.livoniaarc.com . Talk-in 145.35 (PL 100).


MANSFIELD, OHIO — The Intercity Amateur Radio Club will hold the Mid*Winter Hamfest & Computer Show on Sunday, February 18 at the Richland County Fairgounds, 750 North Home Road. Contact: Danny Bailey, W8DLB, 70 Euclid Street, Shiloh, OH 44878. Phone: (419) 566-3267. Email: w8dlb@gmail.com. Website: www.iarc.club . Talk-in 146.94 (PL 71.9). VE exams.


WINTERHAVEN, FLORIDA — The ARRL West Central Florida Section will hold its 4th Annual TECHCON on Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24 at the Polk County Emergency Operations Center on County Road 540. Website: http://arrlwcf.org.


ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will hold the 2018 New Mexico TechFest on Saturday, February 24 at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Event Center, 1100 Louisiana Boulevard, SE. Email: techfest@rmham.org. Website: www.rmham.org.


BIG FLATS, NEW YORK — The KA2LIM Contest Site will hold its Winter Hamfest on Saturday, February 24 at the Big Flats American Legion, 45 Olcott Road S. Phone: (607) 739-7305. Website: www.ka2lim.com. VE exams.


BISMARK, NORTH DAKOTA — The Central Dakota Amateur Radio Club will hold the CDARC 2018 Hamfest on Saturday, February 24 at St. Mary’s Grade School, 807 East Thayer Avenue. Contact: Jeff Stranger, KØCMS, k0cms@arrl.net. Website: http://cdarcnd.com . Talk-in 146.94-. VE exams.


BROWNSBURG, INDIANA — The Hendrick’s County Amateur Radio Society will hold the 2018 Hendricks County Hamfest on Saturday, February 24 at the American Legion Post 331, 636 E. Main Street. Email: hcars46122@gmail.com. Website: www.hcars.org. Talk-in 147.015+.


FARMINGTON, UTAH — The Utah VHF Society will hold its 2018 Swap Meet on Saturday, February 24 at Building #2, Legacy Events Center-Davis County Fairgrounds, 151 S. 1100 W. Website: http://utahvhfs.org.


LA PORTE, INDIANA — The La Porte County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Cabin Fever HamFest on Saturday, February 24 at the La Porte Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge Street. Contact: LPARC, P.O. Box 148, Michigan City, IN 46361. Phone: (219) 851-2133. Email: cabinfeverhamfest@gmail.com. Website: http://lpcarc.org/hamfest . Talk-in 146.610 (PL 131.8). VE exams.


ORANGE, TEXAS — The Orange Amateur Radio Club and the Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Orange Hamfest 2018 on Saturday, February 24 at the Orange County Convention & Expo Center, 11475 FM 1442. Contact: Rocky Wilson (409) 988-8906. Email: n5mtx@gmail.com. Website: www.qsl.net/w5nd . VE exams.


SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT — The Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont will hold HAM-CON and the 2018 ARRL Vermont State Convention on Saturday, February 24 at the Holiday-Inn Convention Center, 1068 Williston Road. Contact: Mitch, W1SJ, (802) 879-6589. Email: w1sj@arrl.net. Talk-in 145.15-. VE & FCC Commercial exams, WAS / DXCC / VUCC card checking.


HICKSVILLE, NEW YORK — The Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club will hold its semi-annual Hamfest on Sunday, February 25 at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway. Contact: Dave, AK1NS, or Richie, K2KNB, (516) 694-4937. Email: hamfest@ limarc.org. Website: www.limarc.org . Talk-in 146.850 (PL 136.5). VE exams, DXCC / WAS card checking.


SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA — The Wireless Association of South Hills Amateur Radio Club will hold WASHfest 2018 on Sunday, February 25 at the Home Economics Building, South Park, 3735 Buffalo Drive. Contact: Carol Danko, KB3GMN, (412) 884-1466. Email: n3sbf@comcast.net or washarc@yahoo.com. Website: www.n3sh.org. Talk-in 146.955- or 443.650+ (PL 131.8).


MARCH


IRONDALE, ALABAMA — The Birmingham Amateur Radio Club will hold BirmingHAMfest 2018 on Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at the Zamora Temple, 3521 Ratliff Road. Contact: Jeff Drew, N4JDU, birminghamfest@w4cue.com. Website: www.w4cue.com .


CAVE CITY, KENTUCKY — The Mammoth Cave Amateur Radio Club will hold the 42nd Annual Cave City Hamfest on Saturday, March 3 at the Cave City Convention Center, 502 Mammoth Cave Street. Contact: Larry Brumett, KN4IV, 108 Withers Street, Glasgow, KY 42141. Phone: (270) 651-2363. Email: lbrumett@glasgow-ky.com. Website: www.ky4x.org . Talk-in 146.34+. VE exams.


ZEPHYRHILLS, FLORIDA — The Zephyrhills Area Amateur Radio will hold its Hamfest on Saturday, March 3 at St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church, 5855 16th Street. Email: kk4itx@arrl.net. Website: www.zaarc.org . Talk-in 146.910- (PL 146.2).

ELYRIA, OHIO — The Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society will hold the NOARS Winter Hamfest on Sunday, March 4 at the John A. Spitzer Conference Center-Loraine County Community College, 1005 N. Abbe Road. Contact: Darlene Ohman, KA8VTS, (216) 398-8858 (before 11 p.m.). Email: winterhamfest@noars.net. Website: www.noars.net . Talk-in 146.70 (PL 110.9).


CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA — The Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society will hold the Charlotte Hamfest on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4551 Old Airport Road. Contact: Charlotte Hamfest, 2425 Park Road, Room 023, Charlotte, NC 28203. Phone: (704) 948-7373. Email: info@charlottehamfest.org. Website: http://charlottehamfest. org . Talk-in 146.655 or 146.940 (PL 118.8). VE exams, card checking.


PUYULLUP, WASHINGTON — The Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club will hold its 37th Annual Electronics Show & Fleamarket on Saturday, March 10 at the Washington State Fair Grounds-Pavilion Exhibition Hall, 1110 9th Avenue SW. Phone: (253) 631- 3756. Email: ddmdink@gmail.com or n7wa@arrl.net. Talk-in 146.82- (PL 103.5). VE exams.


TULLAHOMA, TENNESSEE — The Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society will hold its Hamfest on Saturday, March 10 at the First Methodist Church, 208 West Lauderdale Street. Contact: Michael Glennon, KB4JHU, 302 Twelve Oaks Road, Tullahoma, TN 37388. Phone: (931) 588-0302. Email: kb4jhu@arrl.net. Website: www.mtars-ham.org . Talk-in 146.700- (PL 114.8). VE exams.


PUNTA GORDA — The Peace River Radio Association will hold the Charlotte County Hamfest on Sunday, March 11 at The Punta Gorda Boat Club, 802 West Retta Esplanade. Contact: Dave, WB4GVZ, a1steel@verizon.net. Website: www.prra.club . Talk-in 147.255+ or 442.925+.


YOUNGSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA — The BSA, Venture Crew 73 will hold the Warren County Hamfest 2018 on Sunday, March 11 at the Youngsville Vol. Fire Department, 222 East Main Street. Contact: Russ Bush, N3YD, (814) 564-9202. Email: n3yd@usa.com. Talk-in 145.110 (PL 186.2). VE exams, ARRL card checking.


ROSENBERG, TEXAS — The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2018 Greater Houston Hamfest and 2018 ARRL South Texas Section Convention on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 Texas 36. Phone: (713) 502-5896 or (713) 569-8799. Email: info@houstonhamfest.org. Website: www.houstonhamfest. org . Talk-in 146.940 (PL 167.9). VE exams.


GEORGETOWN, TEXAS — The Williamson County Amateur Radio Club will hold the WCARC Swapfest on Saturday, March 17 at the San Gabriel Park Community Center, 455 E. Morrow Street. Website: http://wcarc.com. Talk-in 146.64 (PL 162.2). VE exams.


KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN — The Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society will hold the Michigan Crossroads Hamfest and Radio Swap on Saturday, March 17 at Wings Event Center, 3600 Vanrick Drive. Contact: Jay Jarrett, N8ARR, (269) 815- 8007. Email: crossroadshamfest@w8df.com. Website: www.w8dt.com. Talk-in 147.000- (PL 94.8). VE exams.


LOOMIS, CALIFORNIA — The Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest 2018 on Saturday, March 17 at the Historic Loomis Train Depot, 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road. Website: www.w6ek.org. Talk-in 145.430- (PL 162.2) or 440.575+ (PL 162.2).


MIDLAND, TEXAS — The Midland Amateur Radio Club will hold the 63rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest on Saturday, March 17 at the MLK Community Center, 2300 Butternut Lane. Phone: (432) 520-4003. Email: w5qgg@arrl.net. Website: hamfest. w5qgg.org . Talk-in 147.300+ (PL 88.5). VE exams, DXCC / WAS / VUCC card checking.


STUART, FLORIDA — The Martin County Amateur Radio Association will hold the 2018 Stuart Florida Hamfest on Saturday, March 17 at the Martin County Fairgrounds, 2816 SE Dixie Highway. Phone: (772) 349-7820. Website: www.stuarthamfest.com. Talk-in 147.060. VE exams.


ANNANDALE, VIRGINIA — The Vienna Wireless Society will hold its Winterfest on Sunday, March 18 at the Richard J. Ernst Cultural Center-Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Contact: Doug, AK4AO, (703) 698-6158. Email: tablesales@viennawireless.net. Website: www.viennawireless.net . Talk-in 146.91. VE exams, WAS / DXCC / VUCC card checking.


PERRYSBURG, OHIO — The Toledo Mobile Radio Association will hold the TMRA Hamfest on Sunday, March 18 at the Student Health and Activities Center-Owens Community College, 30335 Oregon Road. Contact: TMRA Hamfest Tables, P.O. Box 9673, Toledo OH 43697-9673. Website: www.tmrahamradio.org. Talk-in 147.270+ (PL 131.8).


SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT — The Southington Amateur Radio Association will hold its Flea Market on Sunday, March 18 at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant Street. Contact: John, WA1JKR, (860) 621-8791. Email: johnrogus@aol.com. Website: www.chetbacon.com/sara.htm . Talk-in 144.345 or 444.200 (PL 77). VE exams.


BUFFALO, MINNESOTA — The Maple Grove Radio Club will hold the 35th Annual Midwinter Madness Hobby Electronics Show on Saturday, March 24 at the Buffalo Civic Center, 1306 County Road 134. Email: swap@k0ltc.org. Website: . Talk-in 147.000+. VE exams, card checking.


CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA — The Kanawha Amateur Radio Club will hold the 34th Annual Charleston Area Hamfest on Saturday, March 24 at the Charleston Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. Contact: Rich Cummings, WV8RC, (304) 610- 6404. Email: rickwv8rc@gmail.com. Talk-in 145.35. VE exams, DCXX / WAS / VUCC card checking.


RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society will hold RARSfest and 2018 ARRL North Carolina State Convention on Saturday, March 31 at the Jim Graham Building-North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road. Contact: Jeff Wittich, AC4ZO, (919) 362-4787. Email: jwittich@nc.rr.com. Website: www.rars.org. Talk-in 146.64 or 146.88. VE exams, ARRL & CQ card checking, fox hunt.





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