CQ Newsroom
Facebook
Facebook
Sign Up Now!


Click here to download Zinio Reader 4



Click here to download Acrobat Reader


Join Our Email List!

View products available on CQ's on-line store.

CQ Announcements


DECEMBER

MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN — The L’Anse Creuse Amateur Radio Club will hold its 47th Annual Swap & Shop from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, December 1 at Madison Place, 876 Horace Brown Drive. Contact: Russ Price, N8HAR, n8har@gmail.com. Talk-in 147.08+ (PL 100). VE exams.


CHELTEHAM, MARYLAND — The Prince George’s County ARES/RACES will hold the Fourth Annual American Legion PGCERA SantaFest from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, December 7 at the American Legion Youth Camp, 9201 Surratts Road. Email: selbynet@hotmail.com. Website: www.pgares.org. Talk-in 145.230 (PL 110.9). VE exams.


DELTA, OHIO — The Fulton County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Winter Hamfest 2019 from 8-11 a.m., Saturday, December 7 at the Village of Delta Memorial Hall, 401 Main Street. Contact: Bryan Patterson, KB8ELG, (419) 822-5038 or (419) 250-6694. Email: kb8elg@hotmail.com. Talk-in 147.195+ VE exams.


MESA, ARIZONA — The Superstition Amateur Radio Club will hold the Superstition SuperFest 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, December 7 at Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Avenue. Email: info@superstitionsuperfest.org. Website: www.supersitionsuperfest.org. VE exams, ARRL card checking, fox hunt, GOTA and special event station K7A.


OCALA, FLORIDA — The Silver Springs Radio Club will hold the Ocala HamFest from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, December 7 at the First Christian Church, 1908 East Fort King Street. Email: hamfest@k4gso.us. Website: http://k4gso.us/hamfest. Talk-in 146.610- (PL 123). VE exams, DXCC / VUCC / WAS card checking.


TUSCALOOSA, ALABAMA — The Tuscaloosa Amateur Radio Operators will air special event station N4T Monday, December 9 through Saturday, December 14 to celebrate Tuscaloosa’s Bicentennial. Frequencies include 21.335, 14.235, 7.235, 3.935, 1.835 MHz (+/- per conditions). Additional frequencies are 10.140, 14.080 MHz for FT4; 10.136, 14.074 MHz for FT8; 52.04 MHz; and 146.58 MHz. QSL a SASE to Tuscaloosa 200, P.O. Box 21174, Tuscaloosa, AL 35402-1174. Email: n4krj67@gmail.com.


NEWINGTON, CONNECTICUT — The ARRL will activate W1AW from 1300 to 0000 UTC, Wednesday, December 11 to commemorate the first Trans-Atlantic Test, which proved that low-power broadcasts using shortwave frequencies can reach Europe. Frequencies are posted at www.k3fef.com. Contact: Clark Burgard, N1BCG, n1bcg@internetwork.com.


BETHLEHEM & NAZARETH, PENNSYLVANIA — The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club and the Christmas City Amateur Radio Club will air special event station WX3MAS to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the original airing of the Christmas City Special Event Station. Frequencies include 3.850, 7.270, and 14.265 MHz. CW and PSK31 on 20 and 40 meters. QSL a 4- x 6-inch SASE to Christmas City Amateur Radio Club, 14 Gracedale Avenue, Greystone Building, Nazareth, PA 18064. Contact: Dave, N3EYT, n3eyt@arrl.ney.


PLANT CITY, FLORIDA — The Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council will hold the Tampa Bay Hamfest and Electronics Show from 1-6 p.m., Friday, December 12 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, December 14 at the Strawberry Festival Grounds Expo Building, 301 N. Lemon Street. Website: www.tampabayhamfest.org . Talk-in 147.165+ (PL 136.5). VE and Commercial exams, WAS / DXCC / IARU / VUCC card checking.


BURBANK, CALIFORNIA — CQ’s Kit Building Editor Joe Eisenberg will operate KA6LMS from the studio of the hit TV show “Last Man Standing” beginning 2330 UTC, Tuesday, December 17. He will operate primarily FT8 DXpedition Fox/Hound mode. Frequencies will be posted to the Mike Baxter Facebook page and will be available from the DX Cluster website.


MINDEN, LOUISIANA — The Minden Amateur Radio Association will hold the MARA Christmas Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, December 21 at the Minden Civic Center, 520 Broadway. Website: http://n5rd.org. Talk-in 147.300. VE exams.


JANUARY 2020

WORLDWIDE — To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the CW Operators’ Club will hold a month-long on air event in January beginning 0000 UTC January 1 through 2359 UTC January 31 urging all hams to make CW contacts with members to accumulate points. Amateurs will be active on all bands so work as many members and club calls as possible. Logs should be emailed to anniversarylogs@cwops.org. Website: http://cwops.org .


WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN — The West Allis Radio Amateur Club will hold the 48th Annual Midwinter Swapfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 4 at the Waukesha County Expo Arena, 1000 Northview Road (County Trunk FT). Contact: Erwin, WI9EV, (262) 271-0630. Email: wi9ev@wi.rr.com. Website: www.warac.org


LOCUST FORK, ALABAMA — The Blount County Amateur Radio Club will hold Freezefest 2020 from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, January 4 at Locust Fork High School, 155 School Road. Contact: Dr. David Skees, KG4HVQ, info@w4blt.org. Website: http://freezefest.w4blt.org. Talk-in 146.700- (PL 91.5). VE exams.


WHITE PINE, TENNESSEE — The Lakeway Amateur Radio Club will hold the 28th Annual Morristown Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, January 4 at the Walters State Expo Center, 1615 Pavilion Drive. Email: lakewayarcboard@ gmail.com. Website: www.morristownhamfest.com. VE exams.


SCHERTZ, TEXAS — The San Antonio Radio Club will hold the Radio Fiesta 2020 from 1-5 p.m., Friday, January 10 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, January 11 at the Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway. Email: radiofiesta@ w5sc.org. Website: http://w5sc.org. VE exams, DXCC / WAS card checking.


FOREST HILL, TEXAS — The Cowtown Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2020 Cowtown Hamfest and 2020 ARRL North Texas Section Convention from 3-7 p.m., Friday, January 17 and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, January 18 at the Forest Hill Civic & Convention Center, 6901 Wichita Street. Phone: (817) 731-6347. Email: kc5uyr@compuserve.com. Website: www.cowtownhamfest.com . Talk-in 146.94 (PL 110.9). VE & GROL exams.


HAMMOND, LOUISIANA — The Southeast Louisiana Amateur Radio Club will hold the 39th Annual Hammond Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, January 18 at the Pennington Student Activity Center, 1350 North General Pershing Street. Contact: Tyrone Burns, N5XES, n5xes@arrl.net. Website: 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 the Winter 2020 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 18 at the Thomas McKee 4-H Building, Larimer County Fairgrounds, 5280 Arena Circle. Contact: Joe Hawley, KDØTYU, (970) 689-0828. Email: president@ncarc.net. Website: www.ncarrc.net . Talk-in 448.025- (PL 100). VE exams.


QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA — Quartzfest 2020 will be held from Sunday, January 19 through Saturday, January 25 at Bureau of Land Management property located at La Paz Road and U.S. 95. Contact: Kris, KR1SS, kristynweed@gmail.com. Website: . VE exams, T-Hunt, antenna shootout, 4x4 off road trip, prospecting, campfires, night-time movies, pot luck dinner, hootenanny, and many other activities planned.


ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS — The Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs will hold its 53rd Annual Mid-Winter Hamfest & Electronics Hobby Expo from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, January 19 at the Kane County Fairgrounds Expo Center, 525 S. Randall Road. Phone: (630) 923-5447. Email: info@w9ccu.org. Website: www.w9ccu.org . Talk-in 145.31- (PL 107.2). VE exams.


COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS — The St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club will hold Winterfest from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, January 25 at the Gateway Center, 1 Gateway Drive. Email: winterfest@slsrc.org. Website: www.slsrc.org . VE exams, DXCC card checking.


STRASBURG, OHIO — The Tusco Amateur Radio Club will hold its 30th Annual Hamfest, Electronics, and Computer Show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, January 26 at 965 N. Wooster Avenue. Contact: Janice Green, KB8YDK, (330) 340- 4424. Email: k8wfn@tusco.net. Website: www.tuscoarc.org . Talk-in 146.730.


FEBRUARY 2020

ORLANDO, FLORIDA — The Orlando Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2020 Orlando Hamcation and 2020 ARRL Northern Florida Section Convention from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, February 7; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 8; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, February 9 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds & Expo Park, 4603 West Colonial Drive. Phone: (407) 841-0874 or (800) 214-7541. Email: info@hamcation.com. Website: www.hamcation.com . Talk-in 146.760- (PL 103.5) or 443.050+ (PL 103.5). VE exams, special event station K1AA.


YUMA, ARIZONA — The Amateur Radio Council of Arizona will hold the Yuma Hamfest and 2020 Southwestern Division Convention from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, February 14 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 15 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds, 2520 East 32nd Street. Email: info@yumahamfest.org. Website: www.yumahamfest.org . VE exams, DXCC card checking, T-hunt, and balloon launch.


RICKREALL, OREGON — The Salem Repeater Association will hold the 40th Annual Salem Hamfair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, February 15 at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Highway West. Contact: Chris Portal, W7CLP, (503) 779-6998. Email: hamfair@w7sra.org. Website: www.w7sra.org . Talk-in 145.33- (PL 186.2).


ST. CLOUD, MINNESOTA — The Saint Cloud Amateur Radio Club will hold its Cabin Fever Reliever Hamfest beginning 9 a.m., Saturday, February 15 at the Eagles Aerie 622, 730 41st Avenue North. Website: http://w0sv.club/hamfest. Talk-in 147.015+ (PL 100). VE exams, DXCC / VUCC / WAC / WAS / CQ WAZ card checking.


LA PORTE, INDIANA — The La Porte County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cabin Fever Hamfest 2020 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, February 22 at the La Porte Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge Street. Phone: (219) 851-2133. Email: cabinfeverhamfest@gmail.com. Website: http://lpcarc.org/hamfest. Talk-in 146.61 (PL 131.8). VE exams.


LIVONIA, MICHIGAN — The Livonia Amateur Radio Club will hold the 50th Annual Swap-N-Shop from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, February 23 at the Managhan Banquet Hall-Knights of Columbus, 19801 Farmington Road. Phone: (734) 941- 5043. Email: k8uns@arrl.net. Website: www.livoniaarc.com. Talk-in 145.35 (PL 100).


MARCH 2020

ELYRIA, OHIO — The Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society will hold the NOARS Winter Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, March 1 at the Lorain County Community College-John A. Spitzer Conference Center, 1005 N. Abbe Road. Contact: Carl Rimmer, W8KRF, (216) 256-9624 (before 9 p.m.). Email: winterhamfest@noars.net. Website: www.noars.net/winter-hamfest . Talk-in 146.70- (PL 110.96).


CAVE CITY, KENTUCKY — The Mammoth Cave Amateur Radio Club will hold the 44th Annual Cave City Hamfest beginning 7:30 a.m., Saturday, March 7 at the Cave City Convention Center, 502 Mammoth Cave Street. Contact: Larry Brumett, KN4IV, (270) 651-2363. Email: lbrumett@glasgow-ky.com. Talk-in 146.34+ (PL 114.8). VE exams.


PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON — The Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club will hold the 39th Annual Mike and Key ARC Electronics Show & Swap Meet beginning 9 a.m., Saturday, March 7 at the Pavilion Exhibition Hall-Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 9th Avenue SW. Phone: (253) 631-3756. Email: ddmdink@gmail.com or n7wa@arrl.net. Talk-in 146.82- + (PL 103.5). VE exams.


CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA — The Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society will hold the 2020 Charlotte Hamfest from 3-7 p.m., Friday, March 13 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 14 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4551 Old Airport Road. Phone: (704) 948-7373. Website: http://charlottehamfest.org. Talk-in 146.655 or 146.940 (PL 118.8). VE exams, card checking.


CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA — The 36th Annual Charleston Area Hamfest and 2020 ARRL WV Section Convention will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 14 at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. Contact: Russ Dean, KE8DMB, (304) 988-1373. Email: ke8dmb@gmail.com. Website: http://chaswvhamfest.com . VE exams, DXCC / CQDX / WAS / VUCC card checking.


BOONVILLE, MISSOURI — The Boonville Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at the Cooper County Youth Fairgrounds, 16899 Dunkles Drive. Contact: Dwight (660) 621-1265, Tom (660) 841- 5287, or Bob (660) 537-4211. Email: wa0e@arrl.net. Website: http://w0brc.org . Talk-in 147.360+ (PL 127.3).


SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE — The Sevier County Amateur Radio Society will hold the 2020 Sevier County Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 28 at the Sevier County Fairgrounds, 754 Old Knoxville Highway. Contact: Rick Sawaya, N4JTQ, (865) 888-0555. Fax: (865) 888-0255. Email: hamfest2020@protomail.com. Website: http:// seviercountyars.org . Talk-in 146.34+ (PL 118.8). 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), 17 West John St., Hicksville, NY 11801.



CQ Store
OpusHealthkit