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CQ Announcements: March/April 2014

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA — Birmingham Amateur Radio Club (W4CUE) BirmingHAMfest 2014, Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2 at the Zamora Shrine Temple. E-mail: <kc4af@arrl.net> or <kw4j@arrl.net>. Website: <http://birminghamfest.org>. (Exams)

CAVE CITY, KENTUCKY — Mammoth Cave Amateur Radio Club 38th Annual Cave City Hamfest, Saturday, March 1 at the Cave City Convention Center. Contact: Larry Brumett, (270) 651-2363; e-mail: <lbrumett@glasgow-ky.com>. (Talk-in 146.34+; exams )

IRVING, TEXAS — Irving Amateur Radio Club, Inc. 12th Annual Hamfest Saturday, March 1 at the Betcha Bingo hall. Tim Fooks, N5MBQ, <n5mbq@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.irvingarc.org>. (Talk-in 146.72– [110.9]; exams)

ZEPHYRHILLS, FLORIDA — Zephyrhills Area Amateur Radio Club & East Pasco Amateur Radio Society East Pasco Hamfest and Tailgating, Saturday, March 1 at The Lions Club. Contact: Charlie Nelson, KE7UTH, (813) 344-9969. Website: <http://zaarc.org> and <http://eparsonline.org>. (Talk-in 147.135+; exams)

CLAREMORE, OKLAHOMA — Green Country Hamfest Inc. Green Country Hamfest, Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 at the Claremore Expo Center. Website: <http://www.greencountryhamfest.org>. (Talk-in 147.09+; exams)

CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA — Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society, Inc., 2014 Charlotte Hamfest, Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center. Website: <http://www.w4bfb.org>. (Talk-in 146.655– or 146.94– [PL 118.8]; exams)

PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON — Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club 33rd Annual Mike and Key ARC Electronics Show & Fleamarket, Saturday, March 8 at the Pavilion Exhibition Hall-Washington State Fair Grounds. Contact: Diane Dinkelman, (225) 631- 3756. E-mail: <dmdink@clearwire.net>. (Talk-in 146.82– [PL 103.5]; exams)

TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA — Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association (WVARA) 2014 Terre Haute Hamfest & Computer Expo, Saturday, March 8 at the Dede Activity Center-Indiana State University. Website: <http://www.w9uuu.org>. (Talkin 146.685 [PL 151.4]; exams)

TULLAHOMA, TENNESSEE — Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio SocietyMTARS Tullahoma Hamfest, Saturday, March 8 at the First Methodist Church. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/mtars>. (Talk-in 146.700– [PL 114.8]; exams)

FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA — Playground Amateur Radio Club PARC/Fort Walton Beach 2014 Hamfest, Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 at the C.H. “Bull” Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreational Complex. E-mail: <parcfest14@w4zbb.org>. Website: <http://www.w4zbb.org>. (Talk-in 146.79– [PL 100]; exams)

RAYNE, LOUISIANA — Acadiana Amateur Radio Association, 54th Acadiana Hamfest & ARRL Delta Division Convention, Friday, March 14 and Saturday, March 15 at the Rayne Civic Center. Contact: Galen Wilson, KF5BET. Website: <http://www.w5ddl.org/hamfest>. (Exams)

ANNANDALE, NEW JERSEY — Cherryvale Repeater Association II Hamfest 2014, Saturday, March 15 at 1445 Route 31. Contact: Anthony Ploski, W2HWW, <aploski@comcast.net>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/w2cra>. (Talk-in 147.375+ [PL 151.4])

LINCOLN, NEBRASKA — Lincoln Amateur Radio Club 2014 Lincoln Hamfest & ARRL Nebraska State Convention, Saturday, March 15 at the Lancaster County Event Center. Website: <http://www.lincolnhamfest.org>. (Talk-in 146.16+, D-STAR 145.25–, APRS beacon 144.39; exams.)

MARSHALL, MICHIGAN — Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society 54th Annual Michigan Crossroads Hamfest & Radio Swap, Saturday, March 15 at the Marshall Activity Center. Contact: Tom, WR8G, (269) 962-8007. E-mail: <wr8g@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.w8df.com>. (Talk-in 146.660– [PL 94.8];exams)

MIDLAND, TEXAS — Midland Amateur Radio Club 59th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Hamfest & ARRL West Texas Section Convention, Saturday, March 15 at the Midland County Horseshoe Arena. Contact: Randy Karch, N5OVH, (432) 683-7328. E-mail: <n5ovh@gmail.com>. Website: <http://hamfest.w5qgg.org>. (Talk-in 147.300+; exams.)

PALM SPRING, CALIFORNIA — Desert Rats Club & The Palm Springs DX Club Palm Springs Hamfest 2014, Saturday, March 15 at the Palm Springs Pavilion. E-mail: <info@palmspringshamfest.com>. Website: <http://palmspringshamfest.com>.

SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA — Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club & Amateur Radio Council of Arizona Scottsdale Spring Hamfest, Saturday, March 15 at the Mountain Valley Church. Website: <http://www.scottsdalearc.org>. (Talk-in 147.18 [PL 162.2]; exams)

STUART, FLORIDA — Martin County Amateur Radio Association 39th Annual Stuart Hamfest, Saturday, March 15 at the Martin County Fairgrounds. E-mail: <hamfest@mcaraweb.com>. Website: <http://www.stuarthamfest.com>. (Talk-in 147.060+; exams)

JEFFERSON, WISCONSIN — Tri County Amateur Radio Club (W9MQB) Hamfest 2014, Sunday, March 16 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds Phone: (920) 390-9068. E-mail: <hamfest@w9mqb.org>. (Talk-in 145.49 [CTCSS 123]; exams)

PERRYSBERG, OHIO — Toledo Mobile Radio Association TMRA 59th Hamfest, Sunday, March 16 at the Owens Community College-Student Health and Activities Building. Website: <http://www.tmrahamradio.org>. (Talk-in 147.27+ [PL 103.5]; exams)

SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT — Southington Amateur Radio Association Flea Market, Sunday, March 16 at the Southington High School. E-mail: <w1ecv@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.chetbacon.com/sara.htm>. (Talk-in 147.345 [PL 77], 145.49, 444.25, 145.17; exams)

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — 16th Annual Communications Academy, Saturday, March 22 and Sunday, March 23 at the South Seattle Community College, Olympic Building and Jerry Brockey Student Center. Contact: Marina Zuetell, <n7lsl@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.commacademy.org>. (Talk-in 441.8000 [PL 141.3])

BUFFALO, MINNESOTA — Maple Grove Radio Club Midwinter Hamfest, Saturday March 29 at the Buffalo Civic Center. Website: <http://www.k0ltc.org>.

COLUMBUS, INDIANA — Columbus Amateur Radio Club 31st Annual Hamfest, Saturday, March 29 at the Bartholomew County 4H Fairgrounds-Community Building. Phone: (812) 375-4860. E-mail: <kc9bwo@att.net>. (Talkin 146.79 [PL 146.79]; exams)

THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA — Thomasville Amateur Radio Club 2014 Hamfest & Tailgate, Saturday, March 29 at the Morningside Methodist Church. Email: <ke4fgf@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.thomasvilleamateurradioclub.com>. (Talk-in 147.195+ [PL 141.3]; exams)

TUCSON, ARIZONA — Radio Society of Tucson Tucson Spring Hamfest, Saturday, March 29 at the Golden Corral Buffet & Grill. Website: <http://www.k7rst.org>. (Talk-in 146.800 [PL 156.7] or 145.250 [PL 156.7]; exams)

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — The Oklahoma City-County Health Department, Southwest Utah Public Health Department, Kennehoochee Amateur Radio Club, Cobb County ARES, and National Association of County, City Health Officials will air special event station, N4P, from 1700-2030 UTC, Wednesday, April 2 and from 1700-2030 UTC, Thursday, April 2. Frequencies include 28.365, 21.365, 14.265, and 7.265. QSL a SASE to Andrew Roszak, NACCHO, 1100 17th Street NW, Seventh Floor, Washington, DC 20036. Contact: Dave Cox, (918) 271-1419. Email: <dave_cox@occhd.org>.

VISALIA, CALIFORNIA — The Southern California DX Club will hold the 65th Annual International DX Convention from Friday, April 4 to Sunday, April 6. Contact: Kris Jacob, KC6TOD, P.O Box 5565, Fullerton, CA 92835-5565. Website: <http://www.dxconvention.com>.

ELIZABETHTOWN, KENTUCKY — The Lincoln Trail Amateur Radio Club will hold its 36th Annual Ham-Fest beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, April 5. Contact: Lincoln Trail Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 342, Vine Grove, KY 40175. David Gregory, <k4dcg@gmx.com>. Archie Mack, <amack1@insightbb.com>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/ltarc>. Talk-in 146.980.

LONGMONT, COLORADO — The Longmont Amateur Radio Club will hold LARCfest 2014 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 5. Contact: Gerald Schmidt, (303) 772-6736. Email: <n0ouw@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.w0eno.org>. Talk-in 147.270+ (PL 100).

NOBLE, ILLINOIS — The WHERE Amateur Radio Club will hold the April Fools Fest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 5. Website: <http://whereradio.webs.com>.

PALMYRA, NEW YORK — The Drumlins Amateur Radio Club will hold the 28th Annual Drumlins Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, April 5. Contact: David Taylor, KB2KBY, 228 W. Jackson Street, Palmyra, NY 14522. Phone: (315) 597-4293. Email: <kb2kby@rochester.rr.com>. Website: <http://www.drumlinsarc.org>. Talk-in 146.685.

PORTSMOUTH, OHIO — The Portsmouth Radio Club will hold its Portsmouth Radio Club Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 5. Website: <http://www.portsmouthradioclub.org>. Talk-in 145.39.

TIMONIUM, MARYLAND — The Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, Inc. will hold the 2014 Greater Baltimore Hamboree & Computerfest and Maryland Emergency Preparedness Expo from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 5. Email: <gbhc2013@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://www.gbhc.org>.

FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS — The Framingham Amateur Radio Association will hold its Spring Flea Market and Exams beginning 9 a.m., Sunday, April 6 Email: <tables@fara.org>. Website: <http://www.w1fy.org>. Talkin 147.15.

VENICE, FLORIDA — The Tamiami Amateur Radio Club will air special event station, K4S, from 1800 to 2400 UTC daily, Friday, April 11 to Sunday, April 13. Frequencies include 14.236, 14.080 (digital), 18.153, and 21.313. <http://tamiamiarc.org>.

AURORA, MISSOURI — The Ozarks Amateur Radio Society will hold its Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 12. Email: <k0az@centurytel.net>. Talk-in 146.970-.

BARTLETT, TENNESSEE — The Mid-South Amateur Radio Association will hold the Memphis FreeFest® from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12. Email: <abrigno@comcast.net> or <freefest@maraonline.org>. Website: <http://www.maraonline.org>. Talk-in 147.03+ (PL 107.2).

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO — The Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club will hold its 60th Annual Hamfest Electronic and Computer Show from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 12. Email: <hamfest2014@cfarc.org>. Website: <http://www.cfarc.org>. Talk-in 147.27+.

HIGHLAND, MICHIGAN — The Milford Amateur Radio Club will hold its Swap-N-Shop from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 12. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/w8ydk>. Talk-in 145.490 (PL 67) or 146.52 simplex.

PERU, INDIANA — The Cass County Amateur Radio Club, Miami County Amateur Radio Club, Grant County Amateur Radio Club, and the Kokomo Amateur Radio Club will hold the Ninth Annual North Central Indiana Hamfest from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12. Email: <shepler1@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.nci-hamfest.net>. Talk-in 147.345+.

SPRING GROVE, PENNSYLVANIA — The York Hamfest Foundation will hold the 2014 York Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12. Email: <duane.sterner@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://www.yorkhamfest.org>. Talk-in 147.33+ (PL 123) or 146.52.

STOUGHTON, WISCONSIN — The Madison Area Repeater Association will hold the 42nd Annual Madison Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 12. Email: <w9hsy@execpc.com>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/mara>. Talk-in 147.150+ (PL 123).

SUCCASUNNA, NEW JERSEY — The Splitrock Amateur Radio Association will hold the 2014 North Jersey Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, April 12. Email: <hamfest2014@splitrockara.org>. Website: <http://www.splitrockara.org>. Talk-in 146.985- (PL 131.8).

BRAINERD, MINNESOTA — The Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club, Inc. will hold the Brainerd Area Hamfest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 19. Website: <http://www.brainerdham.org>. Talk-in 147.225+.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI — The Ararat Shrine Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hambash 2014 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 19. Email: <demichael38@hotmail.com>. Website: <http://www.hambash.com>. Talk-in 145.13-.

RALIEGH, NORTH CAROLINA — The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society will hold the 42nd Annual RARSFest and ARRL Roanoke Division Convention from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, April 19. Email: <jwit-tich@nc.rr.com>. Website: <http://www.rars.org>. Talk-in 146.64, 145.13 (PL 82.5), or 444.525 (PL 82.5).

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE — The Portland Amateur Wireless Association (PAWA) will hold the 2014 PAWA Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 19. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/pawa>. Talk-in 146.73- (PL 100).

GODFREY, ILLINOIS — The Lewis and Clark Radio Club will hold the Lewis & Clark Radio Club 2014 Hamfest from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 26. Email: <hamfest@k9ham.org>. Website: <http://www.k9ham.org>. Talk-in 145.230- (PL 79.7).

SONOMA, CALIFORNIA — The Valley of the Moon Amateur Radio Club (W6AJF) will hold its annual ARRL Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 26. Email: <wd6bor@vom.com>. Website: <http://vomarc.org>. Talk-in 145.35- (PL 88.5).

WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA — The Northern Lights Radio Society will hold its 2014 Aurora Conference from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26. Website: <http://www.nlrs.org>.

ATHENS, OHIO — The Athens County Amateur Radio Association will hold the Athens Ohio Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, April 27. Email: <n8vz@callsign.net> or <wd8rif@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.ac-ara.org>. Talk-in 145.15-.

BOSTON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Two Rivers Amateur Radio Club Inc. will hold its 42nd Annual Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, April 27. Email: <wi3r@comcast.net>. Website: <http://www.trarc.net>. Talk-in 146.73 or 146.52.

MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK — The Orange County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Spring 2014 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, April 27. <w2trr@ocarc-ny.org>. Website: <http://www.ocarc-ny.org>. Talk-in 146.76 (PL 100).


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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