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CQ Announcements: January 2015 & February 2015

JANUARY

LOCUST FORK, ALABAMA — The Blount County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Bill Pond Memorial Freezefest 2015 Saturday, January 3 at Locust Fork High School. Website: <http://freezefest.w4blt.org>. Talk-in 146.700 (PL 91.5). VE exams.

BETHPAGE, NEW YORK — The 2015 Ham Radio University and ARRL New York/Long Island Section Convention will be held Sunday, January 4 at Briarcliffe College. Website: <http://www.hamradiouniversity.org>. Talk-in 146.850 (PL 136.5). VE exams.

GREENWOOD, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Greenwood Amateur Radio Society will hold the Greenwood Hamfest Saturday, January 10 at the Piedmont Technical College-James Medford Family Event Center. Contact: GARS, P.O. Box 2404, Greenwood, SC 29646. Tedd Davison, AI4WN, (864) 377-1872. Email: <w4dew@arrl.net> or <ai4wn@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.w4gwd.org>. Talk-in 147.165+ (PL 107.2) or 443.900+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.

WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN — The West Allis Radio Amateur Club Inc., will hold the 43rd Annual Midwinter Swapfest Saturday, January 10 at the Waukesha County Expo Center Forum. Contact: Phil, W9NAW, (414) 425-3649. Website: <http://www.warac.org>. VE exams.

FOREST HILL, TEXAS — The Cowtown Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cowtown Hamfest 2015 and ARRL North Texas Section Convention Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17 at The Forest Hill Civic and Convention Center. Email: <info@cowtownhamfest.com>. Website: <http://www.cowtownhamfest.com>. Talk-in 147.28 (PL 110.9). VE exams.

HAMMOND, LOUISIANA — The Southeast Louisiana Amateur Radio Club will hold the 34th Annual Hammond Hamfest Saturday, January 17 at the Magnuson Hotel & Conference Center. Website: <http://www.selarc.org>. Talk-in 147.000- (PL 107.2), 145.130- (PL 107.2), or 444.250+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.

LOVELAND, COLORADO — The Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2015 Hamfest Saturday, January 17 at the Larimer County Fairgrounds, 1st National Bank Building. Website: <http://www.ncarc.net>. Talk-in 448.025- (PL 100). VE exams.

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — The Jackson Amateur Radio Club will hold the Capital City Hamfest and ARRL Mississippi State Convention Friday, January 23 and Saturday, January 24 at the Jackson MS Tradesmart. Contact: JARC, P.O. Box 55643, Jackson, MS 39216-5643. Email: <hamfest@msham.org>. Website: <http://hamfest.msham.org>. Talkin 146.16+ or 146.34+. VE exams.

ARCADIA, FLORIDA — The DeSoto Amateur Radio Club will hold its 18th Annual Hamfest in Arcadia Saturday, January 24 at the Turner Civic Center Exhibit Hall. Contact: Doug Christ, KN4YT, (863) 990-2507. Email: <kn4yt@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://desotoarc.org>. Talk-in 147.075+. VE exams.

COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS — The St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club Inc., will hold Winterfest 2015 on Saturday, January 24 at the Gateway Convention Center. Website: <http://slsrc.com>. Talk-in 146.760 or 146.940. VE exams.

OLATHE, KANSAS — Special Event Station, KSØKS, will air from 1600 to 2100 UTC, Saturday, January 24. Frequencies include 28.320, 21.320, 14.250, 10.115, 7.250. QSL a SASE to KSØKS, P.O. Box 3144, Olathe, KS 66063. EQSL and LOTW.

LOCKPORT, NEW YORK — The Lockport Amateur Radio Association will hold the 54th Annual Winter Hamfest Saturday, January 31 at the South Lockport Fire Company. Contact: Steve Ortner, KD2GBD, (716) 491-3158. Email: <lara.hamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.lockportara.us>. Talk-in 146.22+.

MIAMI, FLORIDA — The Dade Radio Club of Miami will hold the 2015 Tropical Hamboree in conjunction with Hamboree Mini Maker Faire Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31 at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center. Phone: (305) 590-8523. Email: <tropicalhamboree@gmail.com>. Website: <http://hamboree.org>. Talk-in 146.925 (PL 94.8). VE exams.

FEBRUARY

ELYRIA, OHIO — The Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society will hold its Winter Hamfest & Computer Show 2015, Sunday, February 1 at the VFW Post 1079. Contact: Dee Dee, KA8VTS, (216) 398-8858 before 11 p.m. Email: <winterhamfest@noars.net>. Website: <http://www.noars.net>. Talk-in 146.700 (PL 110.9)

NEGAUNEE, MICHIGAN — The Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association of Marquette County will hold the HARA Swap and Shop, Saturday, February 7 at the Negaunee Township Hall. Contact: Fred Mouser, KD8JIP, (906) 360-3326. Email: <fmouser@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/k8lod>. Talk-in 147.27+ (PL 100).

NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Charleston Amateur Radio Society, Inc. will hold the 42nd Annual Charleston Hamfest and Computer Show and the ARRL South Carolina State Convention Saturday, February 7 at the Armory Park Community Center. Contact: Greg Amirault, KI4TVA, 109 Four Iron Drive, Summerville, SC 29483. Phone: (843) 469-5305. Email: <geamirault@sc.rr.com> or <carsinfo@wa4usn.org>. Website: <http://www.wa4usn.org>. Talk-in 146.790-, 146.940- (PL 123), or 147.045+ (PL 103.5). VE exams.

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — The Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society will hold Frostfest 2015 and the ARRL Virginia State Convention Saturday, February 7 at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Contact: RATS/Frostfest 2015, P.O. Box 14828, Richmond, VA 23221-0828. Phone: (804) 657-7038. Email: <info@frostfest.com>. Website: <http://www.frostfest.com>. VE exams.

SPRINGFIELD, VERMONT — The Connecticut Valley FM Association will hold the Springfield Amateur Radio Swap Fest Saturday, February 7 at the VFW Post 771. Contact: Steve, (802) 885-8110. Email: <n1qtd@aurorasky.net>. Website: <http://www.cvfma.org>. Talk-in 146.760- (PL 110.9).

BRIGHTON, COLORADO — The Aurora Repeater Association, The Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club, and Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will hold Swapfest 2015 Sunday, February 8 at the Adams County Fairgrounds. Contact: Wayne, NØPOH, (303) 699-6335. Website: <http://n0ara.org>.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA — The Orlando Amateur Radio Club will hold the Orlando Hamcation® 2015 Friday, February 13; Saturday, February 14; and Sunday, February 15 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Contact: OARC, (407) 841-0874 or (800) 214-7541. Email: <info@hamcation.com>. Website: <http://www.hamcation.com>. Talk-in 146.760-, 147.015+, or DSTAR 146.820-. VE exams.

BROWNSBURG, INDIANA — The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society will hold the 2015 Brownsburg Hamfest Saturday, February 14 at the American Legion Post 331. Email: <hcars46122@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.hcars.org>. Talk-in 147.015+.

MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS — The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club will hold the Amateur Radio Flea Market Saturday, February 14 at the Marlborough 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb School. Contact: Tim Ikeda, KA1OS, (508) 919-6136 before 9 p.m. Email: <fleamarket@n1em.org>. Website: <http://www.n1em.org>. Talk-in 147.27+ (PL 146.2). VE exams.

RICHREALL, OREGON — The Salem Repeater Association will hold The 34th Annual Salem Hamfair Saturday, February 14 at the Polk County Fairgrounds. Contact: Wayne Silver, KE7ANM, (971) 599-1270. Email: <hamfair@w7sra.org>. Website: <http://www.w7sra.org>. Talk-in 145.33- (PL 186.2). VE exams.

BROOKFIELD, WISCONSIN — The Milwaukee Amateur Radio Club and the Milwaukee Area Amateur Radio Society will hold the Mid-Winter Interclub SwapFest Sunday, February 15 at 12560 West Townsend Street. Contact: MRAC, P.O. Box 26233, Wauwatosa, WI 53226-0233. Phone: (414) 332-6722. Email: <swapfest@w9rh.org>. Website: <http://www.w9rh.org>. Talk-in 145.390 (PL 127.3).

LIVONIA, MICHIGAN — The Livonia Amateur Radio Club will hold the 44th Annual Swap-N-Shop Sunday, February 15 at the Civic Park Senior Center. Contact: Livonia ARC, P.O. Box 51532, Livonia, MI 48151-5532. Phone: (734) 941-5043. Email: <k8uns@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.livoniaarc.com>. Talkin 145.350-.

MANSFIELD, OHIO — The Intercity Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2015 Mid*Winter Hamfest and Computer Show Sunday, February 15 at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Website: <http://hamfest.w8we.org>.

GLOUCESTER CITY, NEW JERSEY — The Gloucester City Amateur Radio Club, NJ2GC, will hold its annual Hamfest Saturday, February 21 at the Pine Grove Fire Association Hall. Contact: Bill, NJ2S, (609) 820-4699 or John, K2AEN, (609) 221-2291. Email: <kb2adl@comcast.net>. Talk-in 146.820 (PL 131.8) or 447.115 (PL 146.2). VE exams.

CASTLE SHANNON, PENNSYLVANIA — The Wireless Association of South Hills Amateur Radio Club Inc., will hold WASHfest 2015 Sunday, February 22 at the Castle Shannon VFD Memorial Hall. Contact: Carol Danko, KB3GMN, (412) 884-1466. Email: <washarc@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://www.n3sh.org>. Talk-in 146.955- or 443.650+ (PL 131.8).

YUMA, ARIZONA — The Yuma Amateur Radio Hamfest Organization and the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona will hold the Yuma Hamfest and ARRL 2015 Arizona State Convention Friday, February 20 and Saturday, February 21 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds. Contact: YARHO, P.O. Box 1843, Yuma, AZ 85366-1843. Email: <info@yumahamfest.org>. Website: <http://www.yumahamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.840- (PL 88.5). VE exams.

BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA — The Hernando County Amateur Radio Association will hold the Brooksville Hamfest Saturday, February 21 at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation. Contact: HCARA, 15430 Waxweed Avenue, Spring Hill, FL 34610. Email: <wb4nod@tampabay.rr.com>. Website: <http://www.hcara.org>. Talk-in 146.715-. VE exams.

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — The Rocky Mountain Ham Radio Club will hold the New Mexico Techfest Saturday, February 28 at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Event Center. Website: <http://www.rmham.org>.

BIG FLATS, NEW YORK — The KA2LIM Contesting Club will hold its Winter Hamfest Saturday, February 28 at the Big Flats American Legion. Phone: (607) 739-7305. VE exams.

BISMARK, NORTH DAKOTA — The Central Dakota Amateur Radio Club will hold the CDARC Hamfest Saturday, February 28 at St. Mary’s Grade School. Website: <http://cdarc.weebly.com>.

DALTON, GEORGIA — The Dalton Amateur Radio Club will hold the Dalton Hamfest Saturday, February 28 at the North Georgia Fairgrounds. Contact: James Jordan, K4FLG, (706) 217-7284. Email: <w4drchamfest@yahoo.com>. Website: <http://w4drc.webstarts.com>. Talk-in 145.230-. VE exams.

ORANGE, TEXAS — The Orange Amateur Radio Club and Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Orange Hamfest 2015 Saturday, February 28 at the Orange County Convention & Expo Center. Contact: OARC, P.O. Box 232, Orange, TX 77631-0232. Rocky Wilson, (409) 988-8906. Email: <n5mtx@gmail.com>. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/w5nd>. Talk-in 147.180+. VE exams.

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT — The Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont will hold HAM-CON Saturday, February 28 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. Phone: (802) 879-6589. Talk-in 145.15-. VE exams. Special event station, W1V.

MARCH

ANNANDALE, NEW JERSEY — The Cherryville Repeater Association will hold the Cherryville Hamfest 2015 Saturday, March 7 at the North Hunterdon Regional High School. Contact: CRA, P.O. Box 623, Pittstown, NJ 08867. Website: <http://www.qsl.net/w2cra>. Talk-in 147.375+ (PL 151.4). VE exams.

IRONDALE, ALABAMA — The Birmingham Amateur Radio Club will hold BirmingHAMfest 2015 and ARRL Alabama Section Convention Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 at the Zamora Temple. Contact: Ken Adkisson, Sr., WB4FAY, (205) 960-1647. Email: <ken@wb4fay.com>. Website: <http://birminghamfest.org>. VE exams.

IRVING, TEXAS — The Irving Amateur Radio Club, Inc. will hold its 13th Annual Hamfest Saturday, March 7 at the Betcha Bingo Hall. Contact: Irving Amateur Radio Club, Inc., P.O. Box 153333, Irving, TX 75015-3333. Tim Fooks, N5MBQ, <n5mbq@arrl.net>. Website: <http://www.irvingarc.org>. Talk-in 146.72- (PL 110.9). 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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