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CQ Announcements: July – Nov 2015 / Jan 2016

JULY

MURGAS, PENNSYLVANIA — The Murgas Amateur Radio Club will hold the 36th Annual Wilkes-Barre Murgas ARC Hamfest and Computerfest Sunday, July 5 at the Polish American Veterans Pavilion Grounds. Contact: Bill, KB3KUJ, (570) 510-1680 or Herb, K2LNS, (570) 829-2695. Website: <http://www.murgasarc.org>. Talk-in 146.61 (PL 82.5). VE exams.

WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Washington Amateur Communications will air special event station, W3R, 1900-2300 UTC daily from Sunday, July 5 through Sunday, July 12. Frequencies include 21.360, 14.270, 7.275, and 3.865 MHz. Certificate and QSL to Bill Steffey. 401 Bells Lake Road, Radio Hill, Prosperity, PA 15329. Website: <http://wacom.org>.

AUSTINTOWN, OHIO — The 20/9 Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest, Computer, & Electronics Show Saturday, July 11 at the Austintown Senior Center. Email: <hamfest@20over9.org>. Website: <http://www.20over9.org>. Talk-in 147.315+. VE exams.

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — The Indianapolis Hamfest Association will hold the Indianapolis Hamfest Saturday, July 11 at the Marion County Fairgrounds. Contact: Indianapolis Hamfest Association, P.O. Box 1672, Noblesville, IN 46061. Phone: (317) 261-6658. Email: <wtakin@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.indyhamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.76-. VE exams.

KIMBERTON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Mid-Atlantic Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2015 MARC Hamfest Saturday, July 11 at the Kimberton Fire Company Grounds. Email: <kf3cd@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.marc-radio.com>. Talk-in 145.13 (PL 131.8) or 147.06 (PL 131.8). VE exams and DXCC/WAS card checking.

NORTH BEND, NEBRASKA — The Pioneer Amateur Radio Club will hold its 18th Annual Flea Market Saturday, July 11 at the St. Charles Parish Center. Contact: Rich Mehaffey, KBØARZ, 230 West 11th Street, North Bend, NE 68649-4011. Phone: (402) 652-3410. Email: <4randjme@futuretk.com>. Website: <http://www.k0jfn.com>. Talk-in 146.67-. VE exams.

OAK CREEK, WISCONSIN — The South Milwaukee Amateur Radio Club Inc. will hold its Swapfest ‘15’ Saturday, July 11 at the American Legion Post 434. Contact: Robert (414) 764-3871. Email: <wb9tik@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/wa9txe>. Talk-in 146.52.

ROSEWOOD, MINNESOTA — The MAGIC Repeater System will hold the 12th Annual MAGIC Tailgater Saturday, July 11 at the Galilee Lutheran Church. Website: <http://www.magicrepeater.net>.

AUGUSTA, NEW JERSEY — The Sussex County Amateur Radio Club will hold the SCARC Hamfest Sunday, July 12 at the Sussex County Farm & Horse Show Fairgrounds. Phone: (973) 862-8197. Email: <hamfest@scarcnj.org>. Website: <http://www.sussexhamfest.org>. Talk-in 147.30+ (PL 151.4). VE exams.

CICERO, NEW YORK — The Radio Amateurs of Greater Syracuse will hold the RAGS 2015 Hamfest Sunday, July 12 at the American Legion Post 787. Email: <hamfest@ragsclub.org>. Website: <http://www.ragsclub.org>. Talk-in 146.91- (PL 103.5). VE exams.

ATHENS, TENNESSEE — The McMinn County Amateur Radio Club will hold its 11th Annual Hamfest Saturday, July 18 at the McMinn County Expo Center. Contact: Phil Pritchard, KC4JIY, 1978 County Road 50, Riceville, TN 37370. Phone: (423) 368-1473. Email: <kg4fzr@yagoo.com>. Website: <http://www.mcminnarc.com>. Talk-in 147.060- (PL 141.3) or 145.15- (PL 141.3). VE exams.

ELYRIA, OHIO — The Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society will hold NOARSFEST Saturday, July 18 at the Lorain County Community College-Spitzer Conference Center. Contact: Darlene Ohman, KA8VTS, (216) 398-8858. Email: <noarsfest@noars.net>. Website: <http://www.noars.net>. Talk-in 146.70 (PL 110.9).

WARRENSBURG, MISSOURI — The Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club Inc. will hold the Warrensburg Hamfest Saturday, July 18 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Contact: WAARCI, P.O. Box 1364, Warrensburg, MO 64093. Ken Smith, (660) 441-0007. Email: <hamfest@waarci.org>. Website: <http://www.waarci.org>. Talk-in 146.880 (PL 107.2). VE exams.

VAN WERT, OHIO — The Van Wert Amateur Radio Club will hold the 28th Annual Van Wert Hamfest Sunday, July 19 at the Van Wert Fairgrounds. Contact: Steve Kouts, WA8WKF, (419) 771-8152. Email: <secretary@w8fy.org>. Website: <http://www.w8fy.org>. Talk-in 146.850.

OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA — The Central Oklahoma Radio Amateurs, Inc. will hold Ham Holiday 2015 Friday, July 24 and Saturday, July 25 at the Bricktown Hotel & Conference Center. Contact: CORA Inc., P.O. Box 1103, Nicoma Park, OK 73066. Email: <vicepresident@hamholiday.org>. Website: <http://hamholiday.org>. Talk-in 146.82- (PL 151.4). VE exams.

WILLIAMS, ARIZONA — The Amateur Radio Council of Arizona and the City of Williams will hold he 2015 ARCA/Williams Hamfest from Friday, July 24 through Sunday, July 26 at the Williams Rodeo Grounds. Contact: ARCA/Williams Hamfest, 16845, N. 29th Avenue, #312, Phoenix, AZ 85053-3041. Phone: (602) 881-2722. Website: <http://www.arca-az.org>. Talkin 146.78- (PL 91.5). VE exams.

CULLMAN, ALABAMA — The Cullman Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2015 Cullman Hamfest Saturday, July 25 at the Sacred Life Family Life Center. Website: <http://cullmanarc.com>. VE exams.

RANDOLPH, OHIO — The Portage Amateur Radio Club will hold Hamfair 2015 Sunday, July 26 at the Portage County Fairgrounds. Contact: Joanne Solak, KJ3O, PARC Inc., 9971 Diagonal Road, Mantua, OH 44255. Phone: (330) 274-8240. Email: <kj3O@arrl.net>. Website: <http://portagearc.org>. Talk-in 145.39-. VE exams.

AUGUST

CARLINVILLE, ILLINOIS — The Macoupin County Amateur Radio Club and the Montgomery County Amateur Radio Emergency Corp. will hold the West Central Illinois Hamfest Saturday, August 1 at the Macoupin County Fairgrounds. Contact: Jim Pitchford, N9LQF, (217) 854-3352. Email: <james@royell.org>. Website: <http://www.k9mce.org>. Talkin 444.250 (PL 103.5). VE exams.

TRUMANSBURG, NEW YORK — The Tompkins County Amateur Radio Association will hold the Annual Ithaca Hamfest Saturday, August 1 at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds. Email: <ithacahamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <http://tcara-ny.org/hamfest>. VE exams.

BERRYVILLE. VIRGINIA — The Shenandoah Valley Amateur Radio Club, Inc. will hold the 65th Annual Berryville Hamfest Sunday, August 2 at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. Contact: John, WD4GEK, or Elizabeth, W4EHC, Cottrell (540) 436-3818 or (540) 333-0837. Email: <berryvillehamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.w4rkc.org/hamfest>. VE exams.

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — The Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold Hamfest 2015 Sunday, August 2 at the Teamsters’ Hall. Contact: Dave Wilson, KBØDW, (319) 393-3776. Email: <krk9840@msn.com>. Bob Klaus, NØYWB, (319) 521-1134. Email: <n0ywb1@gmail.com>. Website: <http://cvarc.rf.org>. Talk-in 146.745. VE exams and card checking.

PEOTONE, ILLINOIS — The Hamfesters will hold their 81st Annual Hamfesters Hamfest Sunday, August 2 at the Will County Fairgrounds. Contact: Dave Bulowski, N9KPD, 6030 Brookwood Drive, Oak Forest, IL 60452. Website: <http://www.hamfesters.org> or <http://www.ham-ham.org>.

HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA — The Tri-State Amateur Radio Association will hold the 53rd Annual Hamfest Saturday, August 8 at the Tri-State Fire Academy. Contact: Fred Herr (304) 736-2057. Email: <wd8agh@gmail.com>. Teresa Killen (740) 550-3811. Email: <tkillen@zoominternet.net>. VE exams and card checking.

AVELLA, PENNSYLVANIA — The Washington Amateur Communications will air special event station, W3M, daily from 1900-2300 UTC from Saturday, August 12 through Sunday, August 23 to commemorate Meadowcroft. Frequencies include 21.360, 14.270, 7.275, 3.865 MHz. QSL to Wiley Dawson, WD8W, 139 Blanche Avenue, Benwood, WV 26031. Website: <http://www.wacomarc.org>.

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA — The Huntsville Hamfest will be held Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16 at The Von Braun Center. Contact: Charlie Emerson, N4OKL, (256) 882-9137. Email: <bluzman512@comcast.net>. Dave Givens, K5RSI, (256) 883-2760. Email: <dagivens@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://www.hamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.94 or 147.30. VE exams and card checking.

LAFAYETTE HAMFEST — The Tippecanoe Amateur Radio Association will hold the 45th Annual Lafayette Hamfest Sunday, August 16 at the Cary Boy Scout Camp. Contact: Bub Lusby, K9FOH. Website: <http://www.w9reg.org>. Talk-in 145.370- (PL 131.8) or 147.135+ (PL 131.8). VE exams.

SPENCER INDIANA — The Bloomington Amateur Radio Club will hold the Owen-Monroe Hamfest Saturday, August 22 at the Owen County Fairgrounds. Contact: Jimmy Merry, KC9RPX, (812) 391-2661. Email: <kc9rpx@arrl.net>.

KENSINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Skyview Radio Society will hold its 2015 Swap ‘N Shop and ARRL Western Pennsylvania Section Convention Sunday, August 30 at the Club’s Grounds. Contact: John Italiano, WA3KFS, (724) 339-3821. Website: <http://www.skyviewradio.net>. Talk-in 146.640- (PL 131.8).

SEPTEMBER

SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS — The 63rd Annual W9DXCC Convention will be held Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12 at the Hyatt Regency. Contact: Casey Coley, 23083 High Ridge Road, Barrington, IL 60010. Email: <casey@w9lp.org>. Website: <http://www.w9dxcc.com>. Card checking.

BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS — The Chicago FM Club will hold its Hamfest Saturday, September 12 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 146.76- (PL 107.2) or 443.750+ (PL 114.8). VE exams.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA — The Tidewaters Radio Conventions, Inc. will hold the Virginia Beach Hamfest Electronic & Computer Flea Market Saturday, September 12 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Contact: Bill Holland, WA4EUL, 833 Earl of Chesterfield Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Email: <wa4eul@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.vbhamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.970 (PL 141.3). VE exams.

BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA — The Butler County Amateur Radio Association, Inc. will hold its SwapFest Sunday, September 13 at the Unionville Fire Department. Contact: Rick Melton, <n3vkm@arrl.net>. Website: <http://w3udx.org>. Talk-in 147.36+.

FINDLAY, OHIO — The Findlay Radio Club will hold the 73rd Findlay Hamfest, Sunday, September 13 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Website: <http://www.findlayradioclub.org>.

PEORIA, ILLINOIS — The Peoria Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Peoria Superfest, Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20 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.

OCTOBER

FLUSHING, NEW YORK — The Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club will hold its semi-annual Hamfest and Electronics Bazaar Sunday, October 18 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Contact: Steve Greenbaum (718) 898-5599 evenings only. Email: <wb2kdg@arrl.net>. Website: <http://hosarc.org>. Talk-in 444.200+ (PL 136.5) or 145.270- (PL 136.5). VE exams.

KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN — The Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club and the Southwest Michigan Amateur Radio Team will hold the 33rd Annual Kalamazoo Hamfest and Amateur Radio Swap and Shop Sunday, October 18 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.org>. Website: <http://kalamazoohamfest.org>. Talk-in 147.040 (PL 94.8). VE exams and DXCC/WAS card checking.

MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN — The Utica Shelby Emergency Communication Association, Inc. will hold the USECA Hamfest 2015 Sunday, October 25 at the United Food & Commercial Workers 876 Hall. Contact: Rob Lifton, NY8W, (248) 716-8042. Email: <ny8w@arrl.net>. Talk-in 147.180+ (PL 100). VE exams and DXCC card checking.

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE — The Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club will hold its 37th Annual Hamfest Chattanooga, Saturday, October 31 at the Alhambra Shrine Temple. Contact: Charles White, Jr., WJ4HCP, (432) 421-3165. Email: <wj4hcp@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.hamfestchattanooga.org>.

NOVEMBER

GEORGETOWN, OHIO — The Grant Amateur Radio Club will hold its 22nd Annual Hamfest Saturday, November 7 at the ABCAP Building. Contact: Rodney Crawford, WD8CTX, (937) 446-2338. Email: <wd8ctx@juno.com>. Talk-in 146.730.

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA — The Allen County Amateur Radio Technical Society (ACARTS) will hold the 43rd Annual Fort Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo and 2015 ARRL Indiana State Convention Saturday, November 14 and Sunday, November 15 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum Exposition Center. Contact: ACARTS, P.O. Box 10342, Fort Wayne, IN 46851-0342. Phone: (260) 579-2196. Website: <http://www.fortwaynehamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.880-. VE exams.

JANUARY 2016

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA — The Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club will hold the Southwest Florida Hamfest and ARRL Southern Florida Section Convention Friday, January 15 and Saturday, January 16 at the Gulf Coast Church of Christ. Contact: FMARC, P.O. Box 061183, Fort Myers, FL 33906-1183. Phone: (941) 380-2483. Email: <w4lwz@arrl.net>. Website: <http://swflhamfest.info>. Talk-in 147.345 (PL 136.5). VE exams and card checking.

STRASBURG, OHIO — The Tusco Amateur Radio Club will hold its 26th Annual Hamfest Sunday, January 24 at 965 N. Wooster Avenue. Contact: Janice Green, KB8YDK, 32210 Norris Road, Tippecanoe, OH 44699. Phone: (740) 922-4454. Email: <k8wfn@tusco.net>. Website: <http://www.tuscoarc.org>. Talkin 146.730-.




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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