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CQ Announcements: September 2016

SEPTEMBER


INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI — The Association of Saints Church Radio Amateurs will air special event station WØSHQ all year in honor of their 40th Anniversary. Frequencies include 14.287 and 7.190. QSL to ASCARA, P.O. Box 73, Independence MO 64051. Website: <http://ascara.org>.


SHELBY, NORTH CAROLINA — The Shelby Amateur Radio Club will hold the 60th Annual Shelby Hamfest and 2016 ARRL North Carolina State Convention Friday, September 2 through Sunday, September 4 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. Contact: Hamfest Chairman, (980) 295-5151. Email: <chairman@shelbyhamfest.org>. Website: <http://shelbyhamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.880-. VE exams.


ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO — The Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club will hold its 32nd Annual Hamfest Saturday, September 3 at the Otero County Fairgrounds. Contact: Rick Norton, KB7SQF, (575) 491-4290. Email: <alamogmailgmail.com>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/k5lrw>.


UNIONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA — The Uniontown Amateur Radio Club will hold its 67th Annual Hamfest Saturday, September 3 at its club grounds on Old Pittsburgh Road. Contact: Tony Alviar, (724) 430-1277 (MF, 8-4). Email: <talviar@fcema.org>. Website: <http://www.w3pie.org>. Talk-in 147.045+ (PL 131.8).


WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN — The Mid-State Repeater Association will air special event station W9W from 0001-2359 UTC daily from Wednesday, September 7 through Monday, September 13. Frequencies include 21.350, 14.250, 7.250, and 3.850. QSL to: Mid-State Repeater Association, W9W Event, P.O. Box 1001, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495.


BOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS — FEMARA will hold Boxboro! 2016 and 2016 ARRL New England Section Convention Friday, September 9 through Sunday, September 11 at the Holiday Inn Boxboro Woods. Contact: Mike Raibeck, K1TWF, <k1twf@boxboro.org>. Website: <http://boxboro.org>.


LUBBOCK, TEXAS — The Lubbock Amateur Radio Club will hold its 3rd Annual LARC Hamfest Saturday, September 10 at the Noble Stidham Memorial Club House. Website: <http://k5lib.org>. Talk-in 147.200.


MENA, ARKANSAS — The Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest will be held Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10 at the Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Contact: Randy, (479) 461-1519. Email: <randykg5ne@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.menahamfest.net>. VE exams.


OMAHA, NEBRASKA — The Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club will hold Flea-Esta 2016 Saturday, September 10 at the 4-H Building at the Sarpy County Fair Grounds. Email: <flea@aksarbenarc.org>. Website: <http://www.aksarbenarc.org>.


RUSH CITY, MINNESOTA — The East Central Minnesota Amateur Radio Club will hold its annual Rush City Radio Rendezvous Saturday, September 10 at Rush City High School. Email: <lj@ecenet.com>. Website: <http://www.arz.com/db/k0ecm>. Talk-in 145.33- (PL 146.2)


SHEPHERDSVILLE, KENTUCKY — The Greater Louisville Hamfest Association will hold the Greater Louisville Hamfest 2016 and 2016 ARRL Kentucky State Convention Saturday, September 10 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. Contact: GLHA, P.O. Box 34444, Louisville, KY 40232-4444. Website: <http://louisvillehamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.7000 (PL 79.7) or 443.700. VE exams and card checking.


VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA — The Tidewater Radio Conventions Inc. will hold the Virginia Beach Hamfest Electronic & Computer Flea Market Saturday, September 10 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Website: <http://www.vbhamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.970 (PL 141.3). VE exams.


BALLSTON SPA, NEW YORK — The Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association will hold Hamfest 2016 Sunday, September 11 at the Cornell Co-Op Ext. (Solar Bldg.). Contact: Jim Polewczak, KG2H, (518) 703-9558. Email: <kg2h@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.k2dll.org>. Talk-in 147.000 (PL 91.5) or 147.240 (PL 91.5).


BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA — The Butler County Amateur Radio Club will hold the BCARA/W3UDX Swapfest 2016 Sunday, September 11 at the Unionville Fire Department. Website: <http://www.w3udx.org>. Talk-in 147.360+ (PL 131.8). VE exams


FINDLAY, OHIO — The Findlay Radio Club will hold the 74th Annual Findlay Hamfest Sunday, September 11 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Contact: Findlay Radio Club, Box 587, Findlay, OH 45839. Phone: (419) 423-3402. Email: <hamfest@findlayradioclub.org>. Website: <http://findlayradioclub.org>. Talk-in 147.15+ or 444.15+.


LANCASTER, NEW YORK — The Lancaster Amateur Radio Club will hold the Lancaster Hamfest Sunday, September 11 at the Bowen Road Grove. Website: <http://w2so.org>. Talk-in 147.255 (PL 107.2).


MULLICA HILLS, NEW JERSEY — The Gloucester County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest 2016 Sunday, September 11 at the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds. Contact: Sheldon Parker, K2MEN, P.O. Box 370, Pitman, NJ 08071. Email: <sheldonparker@comcast.net>. Website: <http://www.w2mmd.org>. Talkin 147.180+ (PL 131.8). VE exams and DXCC/VUCC/WAS card checking.


SCHAUMBURG, ILLIONOIS — W9DXCC will hold the 64th Annual W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 at the Hyatt Regency. Contact: Jim Westberg, K9IDX, <westbej@gmail.com>. Website: <http://w9dxcc.com>. DXCC/WAS/VUCC & WAZ/WPX/CQDX card checking.


ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA — The Tucson Amateur Packet Radio Corp. and the ARRL will hold the 35th Annual Digital Communications Conference Friday, September 16 through Sunday September 18 at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront. Contact: TAPR, P.O. Box 852754, Richardson, AZ 75085-2754. Phone: (972) 671-8277. Website: <http://www.tapr.org>.


CINCINNATI, OHIO — The OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society will hold its 3rd Annual Hamfest Saturday, September 17 at Aiken High School. General Contact: Lynn Ernst, WD8JAW, 10650 Aspen Place, Union, KY 41091. Email: <wd8jaw@arrl.net>. Vendor contact: Ted Morris, NC8V, 6306 Kincaid Road, Cincinnati, OH 45213. Email: <nc8v@arrl.net>. Website: <http://hamfest.ohkyin.org>. Talk-in 146.67- (PL 123). VE exams and fox hunt.


GROVETOWN, GEORGIA — The Amateur Radio Club of Augusta will hold the Augusta Hamfest 2016 Saturday, September 17 at the Liberty Park Community Center. Website: <http://w4dv.club>.


LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS — The Central Arkansas Radio Emergency Net will hold the 2016 All Arkansas Hamfest Saturday, September 17 at the Catholic High School. Website: <http://www.carenclub.com>. VE exams.


PEORIA, ILLINOIS — The Peoria Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Peoria Superfest Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18 at the Exposition Gardens. Contact: PAARC, P.O. Box 3508, Peoria, IL 61612-3508. Phone: (309) 692-3378. Email: <w9uvi@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.w9uvi.org>. Talk-in 147.075+ (PL 156.7). VE exams.


ADRIAN, MICHIGAN — The Adrian Amateur Radio Club will hold its 44th Annual Hamfest and Computer Show Sunday, September 18 at the Lenawee County Airport. Email: <adrianhamfest@w8tqe.com>. Website: <http://www.w8tqe.com>. Talk-in 145.370 (PL 85.4).


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Harvard Wireless Club, MIT Electronics Research Society, MIT UHF Repeater Association, and the MIT Radio Society will hold Flea at MIT Sunday, September 18 at the Parking Garage on Albany and Main Streets. Contact MIT Radio Society, P.O. Box 397082, Cambridge, MA 02139-7082. Phone: (617) 253-3776. Website: <http://www.swapfest.us>. Talk-in 146.52 or 449.725- (PL 114.8).


MADISON, INDIANA — The Clifty City Amateur Radio Society and the Ivy Tech Community College Amateur Radio Club will air special event stations from 1700-2100 UTC Sunday, September 18 during the 15th Annual Riley Memorial Air Show. Frequencies include 7.268, 14.268, and 28.440. Electronic QSL only to <k9@cinergymetro.net>.


TINTON FALLS, NEW JERSEY — The Garden State Amateur Radio Association will hold its Hamfest Sunday, September 18 at the MOESC Parking Lot, 100 Tornillo Way. Contact: Rem Hunnewell, K2REM, (732) 889-6692. Email: <hamfest@gardenstateara.org>. Website: <http://www.gardenstateara.org>. VE exams and card checking.


PIGEON FORGE, TENNESSEE — The Southeastern DX & Contesting Organization (SEDCO, W4DXCC) will hold the W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention 2016 Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24 at the Mainstay Hotel & Conference Center. Contact: Rosie Lamb, 3134 Allen Drive, Maryville, TN 37803. Phone: (865) 898-2279. Email: <ka4s@roslynn.net>. Website: <http://www.w4dxcc.com>.


ALEXANDRIA, LOUISIANA — The Central Louisiana Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest Saturday, September 24 at the Shriner's Club. Contact: Jack Brossette, 580 Rubin Drive, Pineville, LA 71360. Phone: (318) 481-0929. Email: <wa5etl@suddenlink.net>. Website: <http://www.clarc.us>.


BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS — The Chicago FM Club will hold Radio Expo 2016 Saturday, September 24 at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Contact: Chicago FM Club, 218 S. Fairview Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068. Phone: (773) 614-4733. Email: <wa9orc@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.chicagofmclub.org>. Talk-in 147.255+ (PL 114.8) or 444.725+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.


BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA — The Bloomington Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest Saturday, September 24 at the Monroe County Fair Grounds, 4-H Building. Talk-in 146.640- (PL 136.5). VE exams.


CEDARBURG, WISCONSIN — The Ozaukee Radio Club will hold the 11th Annual ORC Regional Fall Swapfest Saturday, September 24 at the Fireman's Park. Phone (262) 377-6945. Website: <http://www.ozaukeeradioclub.org>.


GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA — The Qorvo Amateur Radio Club will hold Freegate 2016 Saturday, September 24 at the Qorvo Headquarters, 7628 Thorndike Rd. Contact: QARC, 7628 Thorndike Road, Greensboro, NC 27409. Email: <info@kd4rf.org>. Talk-in 145.250 (PL 88.5).


HORSEHEADS, NEW YORK — The Amateur RadioAssociation of the Southern Tier Inc. will hold the 41st Annual Elmira International Hamfest/Computerfest Saturday, September 24 at the Chemung County Fairgrounds. Contact: ARAST Inc., P.O. Box 614, Horse- heads, NY 14845-0614. Phone: (607) 301-0040. Website: <http://www.arast.org>. Talk-in 147.360+ or 146.700-. VE exams.


JOHNSON, NEBRASKA — The Southeast Nebraska Radio Club (aka Southeast Nebraska Amateur Radio Club) will air special event station KØC from 1500-2100 UTC Saturday, September 24 and from 1500-1900 UTC, Sunday, September 25 to celebrate their 80th Anniversary. Fre- quencies include 14.230 and 7.180. Contact: Chuck Bennett, KDØPTK, (402) 310-5003. Email: <kd0ptk@gmail.com>.


PENSACOLA, FLORIDA — The Five Flags Amateur Radio Association will hold the Pensacola Hamfest Saturday, September 24 at the Pensacola Fair Grounds. Contact: Dave, WA2MVH, (850) 393-0836. Email: <pensacolahamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.w4uc.org>. Talk-in 146.760- (PL 100). VE exams and DXCC card checking.


RICHMOND, KENTUCKY — The Central Kentucky Amateur Radio Society will hold the Richmond Hamfest Saturday, September 24 at the Madison County Fairgrounds. Contact: Mike Rogers, KE4ISW, 144 Allen Douglas Drive, Richmond, KY 40475. Phone: (859) 575-2199. Website: <http://www.ckars.org>. VE exams.


SAN FELIPE, TEXAS — The Stephen F. Austin Radio Club will air special event station W5SFA Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25. Frequencies include 14.240 and 7.240 (SSB) and 14.070 (PSK31). Website: <http://www.w5sfa.org>.


SPOKANE VALLEY, WASHINGTON — The Inland Empire VHF Radio Amateurs, Kamiak Butte Amateur Repeater Association, Northwest Tri-State ARO, Spokane DX Association, Palouse Hills ARC, and University High School ARC will hold the Spokane Hamfest and 2016 ARRL Washington State Convention Saturday, September 24 at University High School. Contact: Betsy Ashleman, N7WRQ, (509) 448-5821. Email: <n7wrq@aol.com>. Website: <http://www.kbara.org>. Talk- in 147.38. VE exams.


WEST FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA — The Red River Radio Amateurs will hold the RRRA Hamfest and 2016 ARRL North Dakota State Convention Saturday, September 24 at the RRV Fairgrounds Hartl Building. Contact: WØHNV <wb0dsf@gmail.com>. Website: <http://rrra.org>.


WYOMING, MICHIGAN — The Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association will hold the GRAHamfest 2016 Saturday, September 24 at The Home School Building. Contact: KC8NKA, (616) 531-6218. Website: <http://www.w8dc.org>. Talk-in 147.26+ (PL 94.8). VE exams.


BEREA, OHIO — The Hamfest Association of Cleveland Inc. will hold the 2016 Cleveland Hamfest and Computer Show Sunday, September 25 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Contact: Hamfest Association of Cleveland, Inc., P.O. Box 81252, Cleveland, OH 44181-0252. Phone: (800) CLE-FEST. Website: <http://www.hac.org>. Talk-in 146.73- (PL 110.9) or 444.900+ (PL 131.8). VE exams and DXCC/WAS/VUCC card checking.


OCTOBER


BELTON, TEXAS — The Temple Amateur Radio Club will hold HamEXPO Fall 2016 – The Belton Hamfest Saturday, October 1 at the Bell County EXPO Center. Email: <expo@tarc.org>. Website: <http://www.beltonhamexpo.org>. Talk-in 146.820- (PL 123).


BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY — The Kentucky Colonels Amateur Radio Club will hold the Vette City Hamfest Saturday, October 1 at the Sloan Convention Center. Contact: Ed Gann, N4HID, (270) 843-8911. Email: <edwardgann@twc.com>. Website: <http://www.vettecity-hamfest.com> or <kcaraonline.com>. Talk-in 147.33 (PL 107.2). VE exams and DXCC/WAS card checking.


LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA — The Lakeside Amateur Radio Club will hold the San Diego Hamfest 2016 Saturday, October 1 at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds. Website: <www.sdhamfest.org>. VE exams.


ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — The York County Amateur Radio Society will hold the 64th Annual Rock Hill Hamfest Saturday, October 1 at the New Kirk Baptist Church. Contact: Brent, K4BSC, (803) 230-5305. Email: <k4bsc@arrl.net>. Talk-in 147.030- (PL 88.5). VE exams.


LONGMONT, COLORADO — The Boulder Amateur Radio Club will hold the 62nd Annual BARCfest Hamfest Sunday, October 2 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, Exhibit Building. Contact: Mike, W3DIF, (303) 404-2161. Email: <barc70@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/w0dk>. VE exams.


WEST LIBERTY, IOWA — The Muscatine and Wash- ington Area Amateur Radio Clubs will hold the Southeast Iowa Hamfest Sunday, October 2 at the Muscatine County Fairgrounds. Contact: Bob Weatherman, KDØSVH, 408 Chestnut Street, Muscatine, IA 52761. Phone: (563) 506-3390. Website: <http://www.waarc.net>. Talk-in 146.31+, 146.25+ (PL 192.8). VE exams and DXCC/VUCC/WAS/WAC card checking.


BEND, OREGON — The Pacific Northwest VHF Society will hold the 22nd Annual Pacific Northwest VHF-UHF- Microwave Conference Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at the Shiloh Inn Suites Hotel. Contact: Jim, K7ND, <secretary@pnwvhfs.org>. Website: <http://pnwvhfs.org>. VUCC card checking.


MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — The Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society will hold the 51st Annual Melbourne Hamfest and 2016 ARRL Florida State Convention Friday, October 7 and Saturday, October 8 at the Melbourne Auditorium. Contact: PCARS Melbourne Hamfest, P.O. Box 1004, Melbourne FL 32902-1004. Email: <hamfest@pcars.org>. Website: <http://pcars.org>. Talk-in 146.25+. VE exams.


BREMERTON, WASHINGTON — The Kitsap County Amateur Radio Club will hold the KCARC Hamfest Saturday, October 8 at the Filipino-American Community Center. Email: <hamfest@kcarc.org>.


TOWAMENCIN TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVNIA — Special event station W3T will air from Saturday, October 8 through Sunday, October 16. Frequencies include 7.030 (CW). QSL to Frank Gallo, 106 Tweed Way, Harleysville, PA 19438. Phone: (215) 272-9088. Website: <http://www.qrz.com/db/w3t>.


TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, NEW JERSEY — The Bergen Amateur Radio Association will hold the BARA Fall Hamfest Saturday, October 8 at Westwood Regional High School. Contact: Jim Joyce, K2ZO, (201) 664-6725. Email: <k2zo@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.bara.org>. Talk-in 146.19+ (PL 141.3). VE exams and DXCC card checking.


FLUSHING, NEW YORK — The Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club will hold its Semi-Annual Hamfest and Electronics Bazaar Sunday, October 9 at the New York Hall of Science. Contact: Steve Greenbaum, WB2KDG, (718) 898-5599 (evenings only). Email: <wb2kdg@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.hosarc.org>. Talk-in 145.270- (PL 136.5) or 444.200+ (PL 136.5). VE exams.


HUBERTUS, WISCONSIN — The Southeastern Wisconsin FM Amateur Repeater Society will hold its Swapfest Sunday, October 9 at the Sterling Chalet. Contact: SEWFARS Swapfest P.O. Box 105, Eagle, WI 53119. Phone: (262) 742-4903. Email: <sewfars@hotmail.com>. Website: <http://www.sewfars.com>. Talk-in 146.82- (PL 127.3).


WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND — The Columbia Amateur Radio Association will hold the 2016 CARAFest Sunday, October 9 at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Contact: David Parkison, KB3VDY, (443) 492-9501. Email: <vendorsales@carafest.org> or <info@carafest.org>. Web- site: <http://www.carafest.org>. VE exams and card checking.


ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI — The Saint Louis Area Microwave Society will hold the Microwave Update 2016 Thursday, October 13 through Sunday, October 16 at the Holiday Inn Airport West. Email: <mud2016.info@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.microwaveupdate.org>.


SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA — The Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club will hold Pacificon 16 and the 2016 ARRL Pacific Division Convention Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16 at the San Ramon Marriott Hotel. Contact: Pacificon 2016 P.O. Box 31372, Walnut Creek, CA 94598. Phone: (925) 778-8977. Email: <info@pacificon.org>. Website: <http://www.pacificon.org>. Talk-in 147.060+ (PL 100) or 145.390- (PL 100). VE exams.


LIMA, OHIO — The Northwest Ohio Amateur Radio Club will hold its Fall Hamfest Saturday, October 15 at the Allen County Fairgrounds. Contact: Dick, N8IJ, (419) 231- 7277. VE exams.


BELTON, MISSOURI — The SouthSide Amateur Radio Club will hold its SouthSide Hamfest Saturday, October 15 at the St. Sabina Catholic Church. Contact: SSARC, P.O. Box 701, Grandview, MO 64030. Email: <southsidearc@hotmail.com>. Website: <http://www.southsidehamfest.com>. Talk-in 147.12+ (PL 151.4). VE exams.


GREENVILLE, TENNESSEE — The Andrew Johnson Amateur Radio Club will hold the 4th Annual Greenville TN Hamfest Saturday, October 15 at the Greene County fair- grounds. Contact: Bob Etheredge, KM4EBZ, <km4ebz@greenvillehamfest.com>. Website: <http://greenvillehamfest.com>.


MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN — The Muskegon Area Amateur Radio Council and Muskegon County RACES will hold the 5th Annual Muskegon Color Tour Hamfest Saturday, October 15 at the Fellowship Reformed Church. Contact: Jim Durham (231) 638-7010. Website: <http://www.muskegoncolortourhamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.820 (PL 94.8). VE exams.


POOLER, GEORGIA — The Coastal Amateur Radio Society will hold its 2016 Tailgate & Swapmeet Saturday, October 15 at the Savannah Airport Facility. Website: <http://coastalamateurradiosociety.net>.


SOCORRO, NEW MEXICO — The Socorro Amateur Radio Association, Tech Amateur Radio Association, City of Socorro, Yaesu, and the Vertu Fine Arts Gallery will hold the 2016 Socorro Hamfest Saturday, October 15 at the NM Fire Fighter's Academy. Contact: Al Braun, AC5BX, (575) 835-3456. Email: <hamfest@socorroara.org>. Website: <http://socorroara.org>. Talk-in 146.68- (PL 100) or 444.500 (055A). VE exams.





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