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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: www.k0ltc.org . 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.


APRIL


BRANSON, MISSOURI — The 4State QRP Group will hold the OzarkCon QRP Conference on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7 at the Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center, 3050 Green Mountain Drive. Website: www.ozarkcon.com.


FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA — The Fort Pierce Amateur Radio Club will hold the Fort Pierce Hamfest on Saturday, April 7 at Indian River State College, 3209 Virginia Avenue. Website: http://fparc.org. Talk-in 147.345 (PL 107.2). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS — The Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Hanging Judge Hamfest on Saturday, April 7 at the Sebastian County Emergency Communications & Training Facility, 8400 South Zero Street. Contact: Mike Cole, W5TMC, (918) 427-1431. Website: http://hangingjudgehamfest.com. VE exams.


LONGMONT, COLORADO — The Longmont Amateur Radio Club will hold LARCFEST 2018 on Saturday, April 7 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 9595 Nelson Road. Contact: Jerry, larcradio@w0eno.org. Website: www.w0eno.org. VE exams.


SHERIDAN, WYOMING — The Cloud Park Radio & Electronics Group will hold the Sheridan Swapfest on Saturday, April 7 at the Masonic Lodge Building, 109 S. Gould Street. Website: http://cloudpeakradio.org. VE exams.


STOUGHTON, WISCONSIN — The Madison Area Repeater Association will hold the 46th Annual Madison Hamfest on Saturday, April 7 at the Mandt Community Center, 400 Mandt Parkway. Contact: Paul Toussaint, (608) 205-1994. Email: w9hsy@execpc.com. Website: www.qsl.net/mara. Talk-in 147.150+ (PL 123). VE exams.


YAKIMA, WASHINGTON — The Yakima Amateur Radio Club will hold its annual Hamfest on Saturday, April 7 at the State Fair Park-Modern Living Building, 1301 South Fair Avenue. Contact: Deanna Sanchez, (509) 901-3175. Email: 27aqtreasurer@ gmail.com. Talk-in 146.660 (PL 123). VE exams, bunny hunt.


FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS — The Framingham Amateur Radio Association will hold the Framingham Flea on Sunday, April 8 at Keefe Tech School, 750 Winter Street. Contact: Andy, KC1DMN, (508) 310-5913. Email: tables@ fara.org. Website: http://fara.org. Talk-in 147.15. VE exams.


BOSTON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Two Rivers Amateur Radio Club will hold its 47th Annual Hamfest / Computer Show on Sunday, April 8 at The Boston Spectrum, 6001 Smithfield Street. Phone: (412) 398-1092. Email: petersondt@verizon.net. Website: www.trarc.net. Talk-in 146.73. VE exams.


CLAREMORE, OKLAHOMA — The Green Country Hamfest Inc. will hold the Green Country Hamfest and 2018 ARRL Oklahoma State Convention on Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14 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+ (PL 88.5). VE exams.


BARTLETT, TENNESSEE — The Mid-South Amateur Radio Association will hold the Memphis FreeFest on Saturday, April 14 at the Bartlett Station Municipal Center, 5868 Stage Road. Contact: Art Barnett, WA4PSS, (901) 619-5573. Email: wa4pss@gmail.com. Talk-in 147.03+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.


CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO — The Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club will hold its 64th Annual Hamfest on Saturday, April 14 at the Emidio and Sons Party Center, 48 E. Bath Road. Contact: Mike Luoma, K9MAL, (234) 206-0270. Email: hamfest@cfarc.org. Website: www.cfarc.org.


TAMPA, FLORIDA — The Tampa Amateur Radio Club will hold TARCFest Hamfest XLI on Saturday, April 14 at the TARC Clubhouse, 7801 N. 22nd Street. Phone: (813) 301-7209. Website: http://hamclub.org. VE exams, fox hunt.


GALES FERRY, CONNECTICUT — The Radio Amateur Society of Norwich will hold the RASON Auction 2018 on Saturday, April 21 at the Gales Ferry Fire House, 1722 Route #12. Contact: Larry, N1LFG, lfgarvin@comcast.net. Website: www.rason.org. Talk-in 146.730- (PL 156.7).


GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE — The Sussex Amateur Radio Association will hold the Delmarva Amateur Radio & Electronic Expo on Saturday, April 21 at the Cheer Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road. Contact: Vic, KC3BUI, (302) 628-3060. Website: www.radioelectronicsexpo.com. Talk-in 147.090 (PL 156.7). VE exams, card checking.


GODFREY, ILLINOIS — The Lewis and Clark Radio Club will hold its 2018 Hamfest on Saturday, April 21 at the River Bend Arena-Lewis & Clark Community College, 5800 Godfrey Road. Contact: Jacques, KN9O, (618) 401-5558. Email: hamfest@k9ham.org. Website: . Talk-in 145.230- (PL 97.9). VE exams.


KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI — The Ararat Shrine Amateur Radio Club will hold Hambash 2018 on Saturday, April 21 at the Ararat Shrine, 5100 Ararat Drive. Website: www.hambash.com. Talk-in 145.13. VE exams.


WALDO, FLORIDA — The Gainesville Amateur Radio Society will hold the Second Annual Gainseville Hamfest on Saturday, April 21 at the First Baptist Church of Waldo, 14370 Kennard Street (SR-24). Phone: (352) 317-2820. Email: hamfestinfo@gars.club. Website: . Talk-in 146.82-. VE exams.


GLENWOOD, IOWA — The Heartland Hams Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest-2018 on Saturday, April 28 at the American Legion Hall, 104 N. Vine Street. Contact: Don Brown, (712) 520-7942 or Sharon Sullivan, (402) 551-1673. Website: www.heartlandhams.org. Talk-in 145.290.


PERU, INDIANA — The Cass County, Grant County, Miami County, and Kokomo Amateur Radio Clubs will hold the 14th Annual North Central Indiana Hamfest on Saturday, April 28 at the Miami County 4H Fairgrounds, 1029 W. 200 North. Contact: Steve Shepler, P.O. Box 824, Marion, IN 46952. Email: shepler1@gmail.com. Talk-in 147.345+ (PL 131.8). VE exams.


SPRING GROVE, PENNSYLVANIA — The York Hamfest Foundation will hold the 2018 York Hamfest on Saturday, April 28 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.


ATHENS, OHIO — The Athens County Amateur Radio Association will hold the Athens Hamfest on Sunday, April 29 at the Athens Community Center, 701 East State Street. Contact: Carl Denbow, N8VZ, (740) 591-8471. Email: . Contact: Eric McFadden, WD8RIF, (740) 593-7176. Email: william@mcfaddenphoto.com. Website: www.ac-ara.org. Talk-in 145.15. VE exams.


MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN — The General Motors Amateur Radio Club will hold its First Annual Swap & Shop on Sunday, April 29 at the UFCW Local 876, 876 Horace Brown Drive. Contact: Mike Carelli, W8MJC, (248) 835-9545. Email: swap@gmarc.org. Website: www.gmarc.org. Talk-in 443.075+ (PL 123). VE exams.

MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK — The Orange County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Spring Hamfest on Sunday, April 29 at the Town of Wallkill Community Center, 2 Wes Warren Drive. Phone: (845) 391-3620. Website: www.ocarcny.org. Talk-in 146.76 PL 100). VE exams.


THOMPSON, CONNECTICUT — The Eastern Connecticut Amateur Radio Association will hold its Amateur Radio Flea Market on Sunday, April 29 at the Raceway Restaurant at Thompson Speedway, 205 East Thompson Road. Contact: John, KA1MPG, (508) 943-4467. Email: jonas217@verizon.net. Website: www.ecara.net . Talk-in 147.225 (PL 156.7). VE exams.

MAY


CADILLAC, MICHIGAN — The Wexaukee Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cadillac Amateur Radio and Computer Swap on Saturday, May 5 at Cadillac Junior High School, 500 Chestnut Street. Contact: Duane, KD8ULW, (231) 824-9813. Email: kd8ulw@arrl.net. Website: www.wexaukeearc.org. Talk-in 146.98. ARRL card checking.


GRAND FORKS, MINNESOTA — The FORX Amateur Radio Club will hold the Grand Forks Area Amateur Radio & Electronics Fest on Saturday, May 5 at Heritage Village, 219 20th Street, NE. Contact: Brian Fedje, KDØUXO, (701) 373-5321. Email: kd0uxo@outlook.com. Website: www.wa0jxt.org . Talk-in 146.940- (PL 123). VE exams.


SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society will hold the 2018 Upstate Hamfest on Saturday, May 5 at the Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds, 575 Fairgrounds Road. Email: wr8rw@arrl.net. Website: http://brars.cc. Talk-in 146.610 or 146.870. VE exams.


SUPERIOR, WISCONSIN — The Arrowhead Radio Amateur Club will hold it HAM FEST! on Saturday, May 5 at the Head of the Lakes Fairgrounds-Multi-Purpose Building, 4700 Tower Avenue. Contact: Robert Schultz, KCØNFB, 115 Eden Lane Duluth, MN 55805-1533. Phone: (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.


SANDWICH, ILLINOIS — The Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club will hold The DEKALB Hamfest on Sunday, May 6 at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Sunydam Road. Contact: Bob Yurs, W9ICU, (815) 757-3219. Email: w9icu@arrl.net. Website: www.karc-club.org. Talk-in 146.730- (PL 100).


BOONE, IOWA — The 3900 Club will hold its Hamboree 2018 on Saturday, May 12 at the Boone County Fairgrounds-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.


REIDSVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — The Rockingham County Amateur Radio Club will hold the 14th Annual Rockingham County Swapfest on Saturday, May 12 at the Community Baptist Church, 509 Triangle Road. Contact: Paul Patterson, 125 Woodstone Drive, Stoneville, NC 27048. Website: www.n4iv.org. Talk-in 147.345 (PL 103.5).


STANWOOD, WASHINGTON — The Stanwood Camano Amateur Radio Club will hold the SCARC 27th Annual Electronic Flea Market and Hamfest on Saturday, May 12 at Stanwood Middle School, 9405 271st Street NW. Contact: Fred Laun, N7KRN, (360) 387-0624. Email: w7pig@arrl.net. Website: www.scarcwa.org . Talk-in 145.19. VE exams.


XENIA, OHIO — The Dayton Amateur Radio Association will hold the 2018 Dayton Hamvention® on Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20 at the Greene County Fairgrounds, 210 Fairground Road. Phone: (937) 276-6930. Email: info@hamvention.org. Website: http://hamvention.org. Talk-in 146.94- (PL 123). VE exams; card checking; special event station, W8BI.


GOSHEN, CONNECTICUT — The Southern Berkshire Amateur Radio Club will hold its 27th Annual Hamfest on Saturday, May 19 at the Goshen Fair Grounds, 116 Old Middle Street. Contact: Steve, W2VID, (518) 369-2863 or Lee, K1LEE, (860) 435- 0051. Website: www.sberk.org. Talk-in 147.285+ (PL 77). VE exams.


PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA — The Glorious Society of the Wormhole will hold its 2018 Wormfest on Saturday, May 26 at Freedom Lake Park, 9990 46th Street, North. Contact: Mike Scott (727) 492-6454. Email: jemke@jemke.com. Talk-in 146.850 (PL 146.2).


TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, NEW JERSEY — The Bergen Amateur Radio Association will hold the BARA Spring Hamfest on Saturday, May 26 at Westwood Regional High School. Contact: Jim Joyce, K2ZO, (201) 664-6725. Email: k2zo@arrl.net. Website: www.bara.org . Talk-in 146.19+ (PL 141.3). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND — The Maryland FM Association will hold its annual Memorial Day Hamfest on Sunday, May 27 at the Howard County Fair Grounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road. Contact: Maryland FM Association, P.O. Box 351, Hanover, MD 21076. Phone: (301) 641-5313 (6-10 p.m.). Email: marylandfm@verizon.net. Website: www.marylandfm.org. Talk-in 146.16+ (PL 107.2), 223.16+ (PL 107.2), or 449.0- (PL 107.2). VE exams.





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