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CQ Announcements: October 2014

BELTON, TEXAS — The Temple Amateur Radio Club will hold HamEXPO on Saturday, October 4 at the Bell County Expo Center. Website: <http://www.tarc.org>.

BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY — The Kentucky Colonels Amateur Radio Club will hold the Vette City Hamfest Saturday, October 4 at the Sloan Convention Center. Contact: Ed Gann, N4HID, (270) 843-8911. Email: <edwardgann@twc.com>. Website: <http://www.vettecityhamfest.com>. Talk-in 147.33 (PL 107.2). VE exams.

GEORGETOWN, DELAWARE — The Sussex Amateur Radio Association and the Sussex Technical High School will hold The Delmarva Amateur Radio and Electronics EXPO Saturday, October 4 at the Sussex Technical High School. Contact: Paul Ross, NR3P, (302) 569-1618 or (302) 629-4949. Email: <delarexpo@live.com> or <kf3bt@arrl.net>. Website: <http://radioelectronicsexpo.com>. Talk-in 147.090+ (PL156.7). VE exams.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — The Orange Park Amateur Radio Club will hold the OPARC Hamfest Saturday, October 4 at the Jacksonville Dog Fanciers’ Association Inc. Website: <http://oparc.net/hamfest>. Talk-in 146.670.

WICHITA, KANSAS — The Valley Center Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2014 Wichita Area Hamfest Saturday, October 4 at the Riverwalk Church of Christ. Contact: Steve Periman, NØYYI, (316) 617-1658 or Bruce Barley, KKØS, (316) 744-3555. Email: <wichitaareahamfest2014@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.vcarc.org>. Talk-in 146.940-. VE exams.

QUEENS, NEW YORK — The Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club will hold its semi-annual Hamfest Sunday, October 5 at the New York Hall of Science parking lot in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Contact: Stephen Greenbaum, W2KDG, (718) 898-5599 (nights only). Email: <wb2kdg@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.hosarc.org>. Talk-in 444.200 repeat (PL 136.5). VE exams.

WEST LIBERTY, IOWA — The Muscatine Amateur Radio Club and the Washington Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Southeast Iowa Hamfest and ARRL Iowa Section Convention Sunday, October 5 at the Muscatine County Fairgrounds. Contact: Tom Brehmer, NØLOH, 1114 East Tenth Street, Muscatine, IA 52761. Phone: (563) 263-3097. Email: <n0loh@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.kc0aqs.org>. Talk-in 146.31+ (PL 192.8) or 146.520. VE exams.

MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — The Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society will hold the 49th Annual Melbourne Hamfest and ARRL State Convention Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 at the Melbourne Auditorium. Contact: PCARS Melbourne Hamfest. P.O. Box 1004, Melbourne, FL 32902-1004. Email: <hamfest2014@pcars.org>. Website: <http://www.pcars.org/hamfest>. Talk-in 146.25+. VE exams.

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA — The Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club will hold Pacificon 2014 and the ARRL Pacific Division Convention from Friday, October 10; Saturday, October 1; and Sunday, October 12 at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel. Contact: Misa Siemons, (925) 945-8007. Email: <misa@siemons.com>. Website: <http://pacificon.org>. Talk-in 147.060 (PL 100) or 441.325 (PL 100). VE exams.

BLYTHE, GEORGIA — The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta will hold the Augusta Georgia Hamfest Saturday, October 11 at the Blythe Area Recreation Center. Contact: Doug, KE4JSJ, (803) 279-6725. Email: <doug9945@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://w4dv.org>. Talk-in 145.490-. VE exams.

LA GRANGE, GEORGIA — The La Grange Amateur Radio Club, Inc. will hold the La Grange Hamfest Saturday, October 11 at the Oakside Baptist Church. Contact: Anna Pike (334) 521-2662. Email: <lagrangehamfest@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://www.lagrangeradioclub.org>. Talk-in 146.70- (PL 141.3). VE exams.

MINERAL WELLS, WEST VIRGINIA — The Wood County Emergency Communications will hold the Parkersburg 2014 Hamfest Saturday, October 11 at the Wood County 4-H Fairgrounds. Contact: Ken Harris, WA8LLM, P.O. Box 3328, Parkersburg, WV 26103. Phone: (304) 679-3470. Email: <wa8llm@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://wc8ec.com>. Talk-in 147.255 (PL 131.8). VE exams.

MORRILTON, ARKANSAS — The Randy Griffin Memorial Radio Club will hold the Randy Griffin Memorial Hamfest Saturday, October 11 at the Petit Jean State Park-Recreation Hall. Contact: Brian Sherrod (501) 626-6252. Website: <http://www.k5boc.org>.

MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT — The Meriden Amateur Radio Club, Inc. will hold the 22nd Annual Nutmeg Hamfest and ARRL Connecticut State Convention Sunday, October 12 at the Sheraton Four-Points Hotel. Email: <nutfest@qsradio.com>. Website: <http://www.nutmeghamfest.com>. VE exams.

SEASIDE, OREGON — The Pacific Northwest VHF Society will hold the Pacific Northwest VHF Conference from Saturday, October 11 through Sunday, October 12 at the Shiloh Inn Suites. Contact: PNW VHF Society, P.O. Box 147, Fox Island, WA 98333. Website: <http://www.pnwvhfs.org>.

HUBERTUS, WISCONSIN — The Southeastern Wisconsin FM Amateur Repeater Society Inc. will hold its annual Swapfest Sunday, October 12 at the Sterling Chalet. Contact: SEWFARS Swapfest, P.O. Box 105, Eagle, WI 53119. Phone: (262) 742-4903. Email: <sewfars@hotmail.com>. Talk-in 146.82- (PL 127.3).

GREENEVILLE, TENNESSEE — The Andrew Johnson Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2nd Annual Greeneville Tennessee Hamfest Saturday, October 18 at the Greene County Fairgrounds. Contact: Bob Gass, N4FV, <n4fv@greenevillehamfest.com>. Website: <http://www.greenevillehamfest.com>. VE exams.

MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN — The Muskegon Area Amateur Radio Council and the Muskegon County Emergency Communication Services will hold the 3rd Annual Muskegon Color Tour Hamfest Saturday, October 18 at the Fellowship Reformed Church. Contact: Jim Duram (231) 638-7010. Website: <http://www.mcecs.net>. Talk-in 146.820 (PL 94.8). VE exams.

ROME, GEORGIA — The Northwest Georgia Amateur Radio Club will hold the Al Brock Memorial Hamfest/Tailgate Saturday, October 18 at the Rome Senior Center. Contact: Grover Keith, KA5QFI, (706) 766-1118. Email: <ka5qfikeith@aol.com>. Website: <http://w4vo.org>. Talk-in 146.940- (PL 88.5). VE exams.

SOCORRO, NEW MEXICO — The Socorro Amateur Radio Association, Tech Amateur Radio Association, West Mountain Radio, City of Socorro, and the Vertu Fine Arts Gallery will hold the 2014 Socorro Hamfest Saturday, October 18 at the New Mexico Fire Fighter’s Academy. Contact: Al Braun, AC5BX, 722 California Street, Socorro, NM 87801. Phone: (575) 835-3456. Email: <ac5bx@juno.com>. Website: <http://socorroara.org>. 146.68- (PL 100) or 444.500. VE exams.

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN — The Wisconsin ARES/ RACES and WeComm, Ltd. will hold the Wisconsin ARES/RACES Conference and ARRL Convention Saturday, October 18 at the McMillian Memorial Library. Website: <http://www.wi-aresraces.org>. Talk-in 146.790 (PL114.8).

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Harvard Wireless Club, MIT Electronics Research Society, MIT UHF Repeater Association, and MIT Radio Society will hold the monthly Flea at MIT Sunday, October 19 at the Albany Street Garage. Contact: MIT Radio Society, W1GSL, P.O. Box 397082, Cambridge, MA 02139-7082. Phone: (617) 253-3776 (9-5, Monday-Friday). Website: <http://www.swapfest.us>. Talk-in 146.52 or 449.725- (PL 114.8).

CONNEAUT, OHIO — The Conneaut Amateur Radio Club and The Conneaut American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Cowle Unit 151 will hold the Conneaut Hamfest Sunday, October 19 at the Conneaut American Legion Hall. Contact: Conneaut ARC, P.O. Box 661, Conneaut, OH 44030. Email: <kd8osj@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://qsl.net/w8bhz/>. Talk-in 147.390 (PL 131.8).

KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN — The Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club and the Southwest Michigan Amateur Radio Team will hold the 32nd Annual Kalamazoo Hamfest Sunday, October 19 at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center & Fairgrounds. Contact: Kalamazoo Hamfest, P.O. Box 33, Richland, MI 49083-0033. Phone: (269) 205-3560. Email: <info@kalamazoohamfest.com>. Website: <http://www.kalamazoohamfest.com>. Talk-in 147.040 (PL 94.8). VE exams.

SELLERSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA — The RF Hill Amateur Radio Club will hold its 38th Annual Hamfest Sunday, October 19 at the Sellersville Fire House. Contact: Jim Soete, WA3YLQ, P.O. Box 336, Perkasie, PA 18944. Phone: (215) 723-7294. Fax: (215) 257-0724. Email: <wa3ylq@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.rfhillarc.org>. Talk-in 145.31- (PL 131.8). VE exams.

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE — The Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club will hold the 36th Hamfest Chattanooga Saturday, October 25 at the Alhambra Building. Contact: Wayne James, WB4IEJ, (423) 899-7970 (from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). Email: <hamfest@w4am.org>. Website: <http://www.hamfestchattanooga.org>. Talk-in 146.790-. VE exams.

HAZARD, KENTUCKY — The Kentucky Mountains Amateur Radio Club will hold the Hazard Hamfest on Saturday, October 25 at the Hazard DAV #64. Contact: Johnnie Brashear, KY4JLB, (606) 438-5557. Email: <jlb741@yahoo.com>. Talk-in 146.07+ (PL 103.5). VE exams.

KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI — The Saint Louis Amateur Radio Club will hold the 23rd Annual Halloween Hamfest Saturday, October 25 at the Kirkwood Community Center. General contact: Steve Welton, WØSLW, (314) 941-8500. Email: <swelton@clear.net>. Website: <http://www.halloweenhamfest.org>. Talk-in 147.75-. VE exams.



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), 25 Newbridge Rd., Hicksville, NY 11801.

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