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CQ Announcements: February 2017

FEBRUARY 2017


FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA — The Dade Radio Club of Miami will hold the 2017 Tropical Hamboree Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4 at the War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8th Street. Phone: (305) 590-8523. Email: <tropicalhamboree@gmail.com>. Website: <http://hamboree.org>. Talk-in 147.000 (PL 94.8). VE exams.


NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Charleston Amateur Radio Society will hold the 44th Annual and Original Charleston Hamfest, Computer Show and the 2017 ARRL South Carolina State Convention Saturday, February 4 at the Armory Park Community Center, 5000 Lackawanna Blvd. Contact: Greg Amirrault, KI4TVA, (843) 469-5305. Email: <carsinfo@wa4usn.org>. Website: <http://wa4usn.org>. Talk-in 146.790-. 146.940- (PL 123), or 147.045+ (PL 103.5). VE exams.


NEGAUNEE, MICHIGAN — The Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association of Marquette County will hold the HARA Swap and Shop Saturday, November 4 at the Negaunee Township Community Center. Contact: Fred Mouser, KD8JIP, (906) 662-0106 or (906) 360-3326. Email: <fmouser@gmail.com>. Website: <www.qsl.net/k8lod>. Talk-in 147.27+ (PL 100).


PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA — The Desert Radio Amateur Transmitting Society will hold the 2017 Palm Springs Hamfest Saturday, February 4 at the Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail. Website: <http://palmspringshamfest.com>. VE exams.


RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — The Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society will hold Frostfest 2017 Saturday, February 4 at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. Contact: RATS/Frostfest, P.O. Box 14828, Richmond, VA 23221-0828. Website: <http://frostfest.com>. VE exams and DXCC card checking.


ORLANDO, FLORIDA — The Orlando Amateur Radio Club will hold the Orlando Hamcation 2017 Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 12 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park, 4603 West Colonial Drive. Contact: 2017 Orlando Hamcation, P.O. Box 574962, Orlando, FL 32857. Phone: (407) 841-0874 or (800) 214-7541. Email: <info@hamcation.com>. Website: <www.hamcation.com>. Talk-in 146.760- or 147.015-. VE exams, special event station, W1AW/4.


YUMA, ARIZONA — The Yuma Amateur Radio Hamfest Organization will hold the Yuma Hamfest and 2017 ARRL Arizona Section Convention Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds, 2520 East 32nd Street. Email: <info@yumahamfest.org>. Website: <www.yumahamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.840- (PL 88.5). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


BROOKSVILLE, FLORIDA — The Hernando County Amateur Radio Association will hold the Brooksville Hamfest Saturday, February 18 at he Sand Hill Scout Reservation, 11210 Cortez Blvd (Hwy 50). Contact: HCARA, 15430 Waxweed Ave., Spring Hill, FL 34610. Email: <wb4nod@tampabay.rr.com>. Website: <www.hcara.org>. Talk-in 146.715-. VE exams.


BROWNSBURG, INDIANA — The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society will hold the 6th Annual HCARS Brownsburg Hamfest Saturday, February 18 at the American Legion Post #331, 636 E. Main Street. Email: <hcars46122@gmail.com>. Website: <www.hcars.org>. Talkin 147.015+.


MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS — The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club will hold its Amateur Radio Flea Market, Saturday, February 18 at the Marlborough 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb School, 25 Union Street. Contact: Tim Ikelda, KA1OS, (508) 919-6136 (before 9 p.m.). Email: <fleamarket@n1em.org>. Talk-in 147.27+ (PL 146.2). VE exams.


RICKREAL, OREGON — The Salem Repeater Association will hold the 37th Annual Salem Hamfair, Saturday, February 18 at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Highway West. Contact: Wayne Silver, KE7ANM, (503) 779-6998. Email: <hamfair@w7sra.org>. Talk-in 145.33- (PL 186.2). VE exams.


WORLDWIDE — The Novice Rig Roundup will be held from 0000 UTC Saturday, February 18 through 0000 UTC Monday, February 27. For more information and rules contact: Brian Carling <ah4k@hotmail.com>. Website: <http://novicerigroundup.com>.


BRIGHTON, COLORADO — The Aurora Repeater Association, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, and Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club will hold the ARA Swapfest Sunday, February 19 at the Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road. Contact: Wayne Heinen, NØPOH, (303) 699-6335. Email: <info@n0ara.org>. Website: <http://n0ara.org>. Talk-in 147.15+ (PL 100). VE exams.


LIVONIA, MICHIGAN — The Livonia Amateur Radio Club will hold its 46th Annual Swap-N-Shop Sunday, February 19 at the Civic Park Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Road. Contact: Livonia ARC, P.O. Box 51532, Livonia, MI 48151-0532. Phone: (734) 941-5043. Email: <k8uns@arrl.net>. Website: <www.livoniaarc.com>. Talk-in 145.35 (PL 100).


MANSFIELD, OHIO — The Intercity Amateur Radio Club Inc. will hold the Mid*Winter Hamfest & Computer Show Sunday, February 19 at the Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 North Home Road. Contact: Danny Bailey, W8DLB, 70 Euclid Street, Shiloh, OH 44878. Phone: (419) 896-2165 (after 3 p.m.). Email: <w8dlb113@gmail.com>. Website: <www.iarc.ws>. Talkin 146.94 (PL 71.9). VE exams.


ALBEQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will hold the 2017 New Mexico TechFest Saturday, February 25 at the New Mexico Veterans' Memorial Event Center, 1100 Louisiana Blvd. SE. Website: <www.rmham.org>.


BIG FLATS, NEW YORK — The K2LIM Contest Group will hold its Winter Hamfest Saturday, February 25 at the Big Flats American Legion, 45 Olcott Road S. Phone: (607) 739-7305. Website: <www.ka2lim.com>. VE exams.


LA PORTE, INDIANA — The La Porte County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cabin Fever HamFest Saturday, February 25 at the La Porte Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge Street. Contact: LPARC, P.O. Box 148, Michigan City, IN 46361. Phone: (219) 851-2143. Email: <cabinfeverhamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <http://lparc.org>. Talk-in 146.610 (PL 131.8). VE exams.


SARASOTA, FLORIDA — The ARRL West Central Florida Section will hold the 3rd Annual TechCon Saturday, February 25 at the Sarasota County Red Cross Headquarters, 2001 Cantu Ct. Website: <http://arrlwcf.org>.


ORANGE, TEXAS — The Orange Amateur Radio Club and the Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Orange Hamfest 2017 Saturday, February 25 at the Orange County Convention & Expo Center, 11475 FM 1442. Contact: Rocky Wilson (409) 988-8906. Email: <n5mtx55@gmail.com>. Additional Contact: Chuck Vincent (409) 540-0477. Email: <batmo@aol.com>. Website: <www.qsl.net/w5nd>. VE exams.


SOUTH PARK TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA — The Wireless Association of South Hills Amateur Radio Club will hold WASHfest 2017 Sunday, February 26 at the Home Economics Building-South Park, 3735 Buffalo Drive. Contact: Carol Danko, KB3GMN, (412) 884-1466. Email: <n3sbf@comcast.net> or <washarc@yahoo.com>. Website: <www.n3sh.org>. Talk-in 146.955- or 443.650+ (PL 131.8).


DALTON, GEORGIA — The Dalton Amateur Radio Club will hold its Annual Hamfest Tuesday, February 28 at the Dalton Fairgrounds. Contact: Tom Smith, KI4IG, <ki4ig@windstream.net>. Website: <http://w4drc.webstarts.com>.


MARCH 2017


IRONDALE, ALABAMA — The Birmingham Amateur Radio Club will hold BirminHAMfest 2017 Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 at the Zamora Temple, 3521 Ratliff Road. Contact: BirmingHamfest 2017, c/o Jeff Drew N4JDU, P.O. Box 10464, Birmingham, AL 35203. Email: <birminghamfest@w4cue.com>. Website: <www.w4cue.com>.


CAVE CITY, KENTUCKY — The Mammoth Cave Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cave City Hamfest, Saturday, March 4 at the Cave City Convention Center, 502 Mammoth Cave Street. Contact: Larry Brumett, KN4IV, 108 Withers Drive, Glascow, KY 42141. Phone: (270) 651-2363. Email: <lbrumett@glascowky.com>. Website: <www.ky4x.org>. Talk-in 146.34+. VE exams.


RUSSELLVILLE, ARKANSAS — The Arkansas River Valley Amateur Radio Foundation will hold the 25th Annual Russellville Hamfest and 2017 ARRL Arkansas Section Convention Saturday, March 4 at the L.V. Williamson Boys and Girls Clubs of the Arkansas River Valley, 600 East. 16th Street. Contact: Jonathan Setcer, N5QT, (501) 580-5789. Website: <www.arvarf.com>. VE exams.


CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA — The Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society will hold the Charlotte Hamfest 2017 Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 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.


RAYNE, LOUISIANA — The Acadiana Amateur Radio Association will hold he 57th Annual Acadiana Hamfest Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 at the Rayne Civic Center, 300 Frog Festival Drive. Website: <www.w5ddl.org>. Talkin 146.820 (PL 103.5). VE exams and card checking.


BRAZIL, INDIANA — The Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association will hold the 2017 Terre Haute Hamfest & Computer Expo Saturday, March 11 at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds, 6650 N. State Road 59. Website: <www.w9uuu.org>. Talk-in 146.685 (PL 151.4). DXCC/WAS/VUCC card checking.


CHICOPEE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Mt. Tom Amateur Repeater Association will hold its 30th Annual Amateur Radio & Electronics Hamfest Saturday, March 11 at the Castle of Knights, 1599 Memorial Drive. Contact: Brian Mullarney, KC1BDF, 20 Spring Street, Easthampton, MA 01027. Phone: (860) 478-6790. Email: <kc1bd@arrl.net>. Website: <www.mtara.org>. Talk-in 146.94 (127.3). VE exams.


PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON — The Mike & key Amateur Radio Club will hold the 36th Annual Mike & Key ARC Electronics Show & Fleamarket Saturday, March 11 at the Pavilion Exhibit Hall-Washington State Fair Grounds, 110 9th Avenue SW. Contact: Diane Dinkelman, (253) 631-3756. Email: <ddmdink@gmail.com> or <n7wa@arrl.net>. Website: <www.mikeandkey.org>. Talk-in 146.82- (PL 103.5). VE exams.


TULLAHOMA, TENNESSEE — The Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society will hold the MTARS Tullahoma Hamfest Saturday, March 11 at the First Methodist Church, 208 West Lauderdale Street. Contact: Michael Glennon, KB4JHU, 302 Twelve Oaks Rd., Tullahoma, TN 37388. Phone: (931) 588-0302. Email: <kb4jhu@arrl.net>. Website: <www.qsl.net/mtars> or <www.mtarsham.org>. Talk-in 146.700- (PL 114.8). VE exams.


FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA — The Playground Amateur Radio Club will hold the PARC/Fort Walton Beach 2017 Hamfest Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18 at the C.H. "Bull" Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreational Complex, 1958 Lewis Turner Blvd. Email: <parcfest@w4zbb.org>. Website: <www.w4zbb.org>. Talk-in 146.79- (PL 100). VE exams.


GEORGETOWN, TEXAS — The Williamson County Amateur Radio Club will hold the WCARC Swapfest Saturday, March 18 at the Community Center, San Gabriel Park, 455 E. Morrow Street. Website: <http://wcarc.com>. Talk-in 146.64 (PL 162.2). VE exams.


KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN — The Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society will hold the Michigan Crossroads Hamfest and Radio Swap Saturday, March 18 at Wings Event Center, 3600 Vanrick Drive. Contact: Jay Jarrett, N8ARR, (269) 815-8007. Email:<crossroadshamfest@w8df.com> Website: <www.w8df.com/hamfest>. Talk-In 147.000- (PL 94.8). VE exams.


SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA — The Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club will hold the Scottsdale Springfest Saturday, March 18 at the Scottsdale Bible Church-Mountain View Campus, 17705 N. Pacesetter Way. Website: <http://scottsdalearc.org>. Talk-in 147.180+ (PL 162.2). VE exams.


STUART, FLORIDA — The Martin County Amateur Radio Association will hold the 42nd Annual Stuart Hamfest Saturday, March 18 at the Martin County Fairgrounds, 2616 SE Dixie Highway (A1A). Contact: MCARA Hamfest Chairman, P.O. Box 1901, Stuart, FL 34995. Phone: (772) 349-7820. Email: <hamfest@mcaraweb.com>. Website: <www.stuarthamfest.com>. Talk-in 147.060+. VE exams.


THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA — The Thomasville Amateur Radio Club will hold the Great Southern Hamfest Saturday, March 18 at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 2057 GA 122. Website: <http://thomasvilleamateurradioclub.com>.


ANNANDALE, VIRGINIA — The Vienna Wireless Society will hold the Vienna Wireless Winterfest Sunday, March 19 at the Northern Virginia Community College-Annandale Campus, 833 Little River Turnpike. Email: <winterfest2017@viennawireless.net>. Website: <http://viennawireless.net>. VE exams, card checking (until noon).


PERRYSBURG, OHIO — The Toledo Mobile Radio Association will hold the TMRA Hamfest Sunday, March 19 at the Owens Community College-Student Health and Activities Center, 30335 Oregon Road. Website: <www.tmrahamradio.org>. VE exams.


SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT — The Southington Amateur Radio Association will hold its Annual Flea Market Sunday, March 19 at Southington High School, 720 Pleasant Street. Contact: John, WA1JKR, (860) 621-8791. Email: <johnrogus@aol.com>. Website: <www.chetbacon.com/sara.htm>. Talk-in 147.345 (PL 77). VE exams.


ROSENBERG, TEXAS — The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold the 16th Annual Greater Houston Hamfest Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 TX-36S. Website: <www.houstonhamfest.org>.


CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA — The Kanawha Amateur Radio Club will hold the 33rd Annual Charleston Area Hamfest Saturday, March 25 at the Charleston Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. Contact: Rick Cummings, WV8RC, (304) 610-6404. Email: <rickwv8rc@gmail.com>. Website: <http://w8gk.org>. Talk-in 145.35. VE exams and DXCC/WAS/VUCC card checking.


MT. VERNON, MISSOURI — The Ozarks Amateur Radio Society will hold its Hamfest Saturday, March 25 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Boulevard. Contact: Mike Sanders, KØAZ, <k0az@centurytel.net> or Bob Myers <bhmyers@suddenlink.net>. Website: <www.w0oar.com>. Talk-in 146.970- (PL 162.2). VE exams.


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — The Las Vegas Amateur Radio Club will host the 2017 ARRL Nevada State Convention Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2 at the Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel. Website: <http://nvcon.org> or <www.lvrac.org>. Talk-in 146.94 (PL 100). VE exams.


APRIL 2017


BRANSON, MISSOURI — The 4State QRP Group will hold the OzarkCon QRP Conference Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 at the Stone Castle Hotel & Conference Center, 3050 Green Mountain Drive. Website: <www.ozarkcon.com>.


CLAREMORE, OKLAHOMA — The Green Country Hamfest and 2017 ARRL Oklahoma State Convention will be held Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8 at the Claremore Expo Center, 400 Veterans Parkway. Contact: John Harwell, KD5NAQ, (918) 379-0950. Email: <info@greencountryhamfest.org>. Website: <www.greencountryhamfest.org>. Talk-in 147.09+. VE exams.


CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO — The Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club will hold its 63rd Annual Hamfest Electronics and Computer Show Saturday, April 8 at the Emidio and Sons Party Center, 48 E. Bath Road. Contact: Mike Luoma, K8MAL, (234) 206-0270. Email: <hamfest2017@cfarc.org>. Website: <www.cfarc.org>.


RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society will hold the 45th Annual RARSFest and 2017 ARRL Roanoke Division Convention Saturday, April 15 at the NC State Fairgrounds-Jim Graham Building, 1025 Blue Ridge Road. Website: <www.rars.org>. Talk-in 146.64. VE exams, DXCC/WAS/WAC/VUCC card checking.


VISALIA, CALIFORNIA — The Northern California DX Club will hold the 68th Annual International DX Convention Friday, April 21 through Sunday, April 23 at the Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia. Email: <info@dxconvention.com>. Website: <www.dxconvention.com>. Card checking.


CHASSELL, MICHIGAN — The Keweenaw County Repeater Association and Copper County Radio Amateur Inc. will hold the CCRAA & KCRA Hamfest & Swap Saturday, April 22 at the Chassell VFW Hall, 42103 Wilson Memorial Drive. Email: <ccraaclub@gmail.com>. Website: <http://kcra-mi.net>.


WHITE BEAR LAKE, MINNESOTA — The Northern Lights Radio Society will hold the 2017 Aurora VHF Conference Saturday, April 22 at the First Lutheran Church, 4000 Linden Street. Website: <www.nlrs.org>.


POOLER, GEORGIA — The Coastal Amateur Radio Society will hold its 2017 Hamfest Saturday, April 29 at the Savannah Airport Recreation Facility, 250 Crossroads Parkway. Website: <http://coastalamateurradiosociety.net>.


GLENWOOD, IOWA — The Heartland Hams Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest 2017 Saturday, April 29 at the American Legion Hall, 104 N. Vine Street. Contact: Don Brown (712) 520-7942 or Sharon Sullivan (402) 551-1673. Website: <http://heartlandhams.org>. Talk-in 145.290.


WALDO, FLORIDA — The Gainesville Amateur Radio Society will hold the Gainesville Hamfest Saturday, April 29 at the First Baptist Church of Waldo, 14370 Kennard Street. Contact: Larry Rovak, WB2SVB, (201) 697-7721. Email: <wb2svb@arrl.net>. Talk-in 146.820- (PL 123). VE exams.





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