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FEBRUARY

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — The Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society will hold Frostfest and the 2019 ARRL Roanoke Division Convention from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, February 2 at the Exhibition Hall-Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Avenue. Website: http://frostfest.com. Talk-in 146.880- (PL 74.4). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


SANDY, UTAH — The Utah Digital Communication Conference 2019 will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 2 at the Salt Lake Community College Conference Center, 9750 South 300 West. Email: utahdcc@gmail.com. Website: http://utah-dcc.org.


SPRINGFIELD, VERMONT — The Connecticut Valley FM Association will hold its Swap Fest beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, February 2 at the Springfield VT VFW Post 771, 191 River Road. Email: swapmeet@cvfma.org. Website: www.cvfma.org . Talk-in 146.760- (PL 110.9).


ORLANDO, FLORIDA — The Orlando Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2019 Orlando Hamcation and 2019 ARRL Southeastern Division Convention from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, February 8; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 9; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, February 10 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds & Expo Park, 4603 West Colonial Drive. Contact: Orlando Hamcation, P.O. Box 574962, Orlando, FL 32857. Phone: (407) 841-0874 or (800) 214-7541. Email: info@hamcation. com. Website: www.hamcation.com. Talk-in 146.760- (PL 103.5) or 443.050+ (PL 103.5). VE exams, special event station K1AA.


DANVILLE, INDIANA — The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society will hold the Hendricks County Hamfest 2019 on Saturday, February 9 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Main Street. Website: www.hcars.org.


TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN — The Cherryland Amateur Radio Club will hold its 46th Annual Ham Radio Swap-NShop from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, February 9 at the St. Francis High School Gymnasium, 123 E. 11th Street. Contact: Joe Novak, W8TVT, (213) 947-8555. Website: www.cherrylandarc.com. Talk-in 146.860- (PL 114.8). VE exams.


YUMA, ARIZONA — The Yuma Amateur Radio Hamfest Organization and the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona will hold the Yuma Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Southwest Division Convention from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, February 15 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 16 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, T-hunt, balloon launch.


HOXIE, ARKANSAS — The Lawrence County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Winter-Fest 2019 beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, February 16 at the Hoxie Service Center, 500 SW Lawrence Street. Contact: Dale Stratton, (870) 759-2067. Email: stratton_dale@yahoo.com. Website: http://w5wra.org.


MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSSETS — The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club will hold its Amateur Radio Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, February 16 at Marborough 1Lt Charles W. Whitcomb School, 25 Union Street. Contact: Tom Ikeda, KA1OS, (508) 919-6136 (before 9 p.m.). Email: fleamarket@n1em.org. Talk-in 147.27+ (PL 146.2). VE exams.


RICKREALL, OREGON — The Salem Repeater Association will hold the 39th Annual Salem Hamfair beginning 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, February 16 at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Highway West. Contact: Chris Portal, W7CLP, (503) 779-6998. Email: hamfair@w7sra.org. Website: www.w7sra.org. Talk-in 145.33- (PL 186.2).


BRIGHTON, COLORADO — The Aurora Repeater Association, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, and Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club will hold the ARA Swapfest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, February 17 at the Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road. Contact: Wayne Heinen, NØPOH, (303) 699-6335. Email: info@n0ara.org. Website: n0ara.org. Talk-in 147.15+ (PL 100). VE exams.


LIVONIA, MICHIGAN — The Livonia Amateur Radio Club will hold its 49th Annual SWAP-N-SHOP from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, February 17 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 . Talkin 145.35 (PL 100).


MANSFIELD, OHIO — The Intercity Amateur Radio Club will hold the Mid*Winter Hamfest & Computer Show beginning 7 a.m., Sunday, February 17 at the Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 North Home Road. Contact: Danny, W8DLB, (419) 566-3267. Website: www.iarc.club. Talk-in 146.94 (PL 71.9). VE exams.


ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will hold the 2019 New Mexico TechFest from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 23 at the New Mexico Veteran’s Memorial Event Center, 1100 Louisiana Boulevard, SE. Email: techfest@rmham.org. Website: www.rmham.org.


BIG FLATS, NEW YORK — The K2LIM VHF/UHF Contest Group will hold its Winter Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, February 23 at the Big Flats American Legion, 45 Olcott Road S. Phone: (607) 739-7305. Website: www.ka2lim.com. VE exams.


DALTON, GEORGIA — The Dalton Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2019 Dalton Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23 at the North Georgia Agricultural Fairgrounds, 500 Legion Drive. Contact: DARC, P.O. Box 211, Dalton, GA 30722. Email: w4drc@yahoo.com or w4drchamfest@yahoo.com. Website: www.w4drc.com. Talk-in 145.230- (PL 141.3). VE exams.


ORANGE, TEXAS — The Orange Amateur Radio Club, Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club, and Beaumont Amateur Radio Club will hold the Orange Hamfest 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23 at the Orange County Convention & Expo Center, 11475 FM 1442. Contact: Rocky Wilson, (409) 988-8906. Email: n5mtx@gmail.com. Alternate Contact: Chuck Vincent, (409) 540-0477. Email: batmo@aol.com. Website: www.qsl.net/w5nd. VE exams.


SOUTH BULRINGTON, VERMONT — The Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont will hold HAM-CON from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 1068 Williston Road. Phone (802) 879-6589 (afternoon and evenings only). Email: w1sj@arrl.net. Website: www.ranv.org.


SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA — The Wireless Association of South Hills Amateur Radio Club will hold WASHfest 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, February 24 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

CAVE CITY, KENTUCKY — The Mammoth Cave Amateur Radio Club will hold the 43rd Annual Cave City Hamfest beginning 7:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2 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. Talk-in 146.34+. VE exams.


ELRYIA, OHIO — The Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society will hold the NOARS Winter Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, March 3 at the Lorain County Community College-John A. Spitzer Conference Center, 1005 N. Abbe Road. Contact: Carl Rimmer, W8KRF, (216) 256-9624 (before 9 p.m.). Email: winterhamfest@noars.et. Website: www.noars.net. Talk-in 146.70 (PL 110.9).


IRVING, TEXAS — The Irving Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2 at the Betcha Bingo Hall, 2420 W. Irving Boulevard. Contact: Ken Hanson, N2VIP, (609) 510-3068. Email: ken@n2vip.org. Website: http://irvingarc.org . Talk-in 146.720 (PL 110.9). VE exams.


RUSSELLVILLE, ARKANSAS — The Arkansas River Valley Amateur Radio Foundation will hold the Russellville Hamfest beginning 9 a.m., Saturday, March 2 at the L.V. Williamson Boys & Girls Club of the Arkansas River Valley, 600 East 16th Street. Email: . Website: . VE exams.


CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA — The Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society will hold the Charlotte Hamfest and 2019 ARRL North Carolina Section Convention from 3-7 p.m., Friday, March 8 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4551 Airport Road. Phone: (704) 948-7373. Website: www.charlottehamfest. org. Talk-in 146.655 or 146.940 (PL 118.8). VE exams, card checking.


BRAZIL, INDIANA — The Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association will hold its 2019 Hamfest & Computer Expo from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 9 at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds, 6550 North State Road 59. Email: hamfest@ w9uuu.org. Website: http://w9uuu.org. Talk-in 146.685 (PL 151.4).


EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN —The Eau Claire Amateur Radio Club will hold its 32nd Annual Amateur Equipment Auction from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at the Saving Grace Lutheran Church, 2124 EastRidge Center. Website: www.ecarc.org.


PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON — The Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club will hold the 38th Annual Mike and Key ARC Electronics Show & Swap Meet beginning 9 a.m. at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center-Pavilion Exhibition Hall, 110 9th Avenue SW. Contact: Diane Dinkelman, N7WA, (253) 631-3756. Email: ddmdink@gmail.com or n7wa@arrl.net. Talkin 146.82- (PL 103.5). VE exams.


TULLAHOMA, TENNESSEE — The Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society will hold the MTARS Tullahoma Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at the First United Methodist Church, 208 West Lauderdale Street. Contact: Larry Cagle, K4WLO, 100 Urban Farms Road, Manchester, TN 37355. Phone: (251) 680-3520. Email: k4wlo@arrl.net. Website: www.qsl.net/mtars . VE exams.


KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN — The Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society will hold the Michigan Crossroads Hamfest & Radio Swap from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 16 at Wings Event Center, 3600 Vanrick Drive. Contact: SMARS P.O. Box 934, Battle Creek, MI 49016. Phone: (269) 815-8007. Email: crossroadshamfest@w8df.com. Website: www.w8df.com . Talk-in 147.00+ (PL 94.8). VE exams.


STUART, FLORIDA — The Martin County Amateur Radio Association will hold the 44th Annual Stuart Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, March 16 at the Martin County Fairgrounds, 2616 SE Dixie Highway (A1A). Contact: MCARA Hamfest Chairman, P.O. Box 1901, Stuart, FL 34995. Phone: (561) 309-8138. Email: hamfest@mcaraweb.com. Website: www.stuarthamfest.com. Talk-in 147.060+. VE exams.


JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN — The Tri County Amateur Radio Club will hold Hamfest2019 beginning 8 a.m., Sunday, March 17 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Activity Center, 503 North Jackson Avenue. Contact: Johnny, KD9IQC, (920) 723-7439. Email: hamfest@w9mqb.org. Talk-in 145.49 (PL 123). VE exams.


PERRYSBURG, OHIO — The Toledo Mobile Radio Association will hold the TMRA Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 17 at the Owens Community College-Student Health and Activity Center, 30335 Oregon Road. Website: www.tmrahamradio.org.


BUFFALO, MINNESOTA — The Maple Grove Radio Club will hold its Midwinter Madness Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at the Buffalo Civic Center, 1306 County Road 134. Email: swap@k0ltc.org. Website: http://k0ltc.org. Talk-in 147.000+ (PL 114.8). VE exams.


CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA — The 35th Annual Charleston Area Hamfest and 2019 ARRL West Virginia Section Convention will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. Contact: Rick Cummings, WV8RC, (304) 610-6404. Email: rickwv8rc@gmail.com. Talk-in 145.35 (PL 91.5). VE exams, DXCC / WAS / VUCC and CQDX card checking.


GODFREY, ILLINOIS — The Lewis & Clark Radio Club will hold its 2019 Hamfest from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 23 at the Lewis & Clark Community College-The Commons, 5800 Godfrey Road. Email: hamfest@k9ham.org. Website: https://k9ham.org . Talk-in 145.230- (PL 79.7). VE exams.


MT. VERNON, MISSOURI — The Ozarks Amateur Radio Society will hold its 2019 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Boulevard. Contact: Bob Myer, KAØRM, 704 Windsor Avenue, Aurora, MO 65605. Website: http://w0oar.com. Talk-in 146.970- (PL 162.2).


ANNANDALE, VIRGINA — The Vienna Wireless Society will hold its Winterfest from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, March 24 at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus-Richard J. Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Contact: Doug, AK4AO, (703) 698-6158. Website: www.viennawireless.net. Talk-in 146.910. VE exams, WAS / DXCC / VUCC card checking.


SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE — The Sevier County Amateur Radio Society will hold the 2019 Sevier County Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Delta Section Convention from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at the Sevier County Fairgrounds, 754 Old Knoxville Highway. Email: hamfest@seviercountyars.org. Website: http://seviercountyars.org . VE exams, card checking.


APRIL

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS — The Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Hanging Judge Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at the Sebastian County Emergency Communications and Training Facility, 8400 South Zero Street. Contact Mike Cole, W5TMC, (918) 427-1431 or (479) 522-3683. Email: mikew5tmc@gmail.com. Website: www.hangingjudgehamfest.com . VE exams.


GLENWOOD, IOWA — The Heartland Hams will hold Hamfest – 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, April 6 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. Talk-in 145.290.


BOSTON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Two Rivers Amateur Radio Club will hold its 48th Annual Hamfest / Computer Show from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, April 7 at The Boston Spectrum, 6001 Smithfield Street. Phone: (412) 398-1092. Email: petersondt@verizon.net or information@trarc.net. Website: www.trarc.net . Talk-in 146.73. VE exams and card checking.


MAY

NORTHPORT, ALABAMA — The Black Warrior Hamfest Association will hold the Black Warrior Hamfest from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, May 4 at Echols Middle School, 2701 Echols Avenue. Email: kf4dgs1@gmail.com or kirkjema@ gmail.com. Website: www.blackwarriorhamfest.org . Talk-in 147.060- (PL 179.9). VE exams.


XENIA, OHIO — The Dayton Amateur Radio Association will hold the Dayton Hamvention from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, May 17; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 18; and 9 a.m., to 1 p.m., Sunday, May 19 at the Greene County Fairgrounds, 120 Fairgrounds Road. Phone: (937) 276-6930. Email: info@hamvention.org. Website: http://hamvention.org . Talk-in 146.94- (PL 123) or 146.985- (PL 120). VE exams, card checking, T-hunt, special event station W8BI.





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