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OCTOBER

ALPENA, MICHIGAN — The Thunder Bay Amateur Radio Club will hold Alpena’s 6th Annual Swap Meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at the Alpena Mall, 2380 US-23 South. Email: w1up@thunderbayarc.org. Website: http://thunderbayarc. org.


BELTON, MISSOURI — The Southside Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2019 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at Mill Creek Upper Elementary School, 308 South Cleveland Avenue. Contact: Jay Duthler, WØJD, (816) 607-1330. Email: info@southsidearc.net. Website: http://southsidearc.net. Talk-in 147.12+ (PL 151.4). VE exams.


BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY — The Kentucky Colonels Amateur Radio Club will hold the VetteCity Hamfest from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at the WKU Knicely Conference Center, 2355 Nashville Road. Contact: Frank Armstrong, KI4HEJ, (270) 781-0349. Email: franarmstrong@insightbb.com. Website: www.vettecityhamfest.com or http://kcarconline. com . Talk-in 147.33 (PL 107.2).


HOLLYWOOD, MARYLAND — The St. Mary’s Co. Amateur Radio Association will hold its 7th Annual TaigateFest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 5 at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Bingo Hall, 24801 Three Notch Road (MD RT 235). Contact: Chuck Gantz k3wjx@yahoo.com. Website: www.k3hki.org . VE exams.


LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA — The Lakeside Amateur Radio Club will hold the San Diego Hamfest and Disaster Preparedness from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, 12584 Mapleview Street. Website: www.sdhamfest. org or www.lakesidearrc.org. VE exams, T-hunt.


MITCHELL, INDIANA — The Hoosier Hills Ham Club will hold the 58th Annual Hoosier Hills Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, October 5 at the Lawrence County 4H Fairgrounds, 11265 U.S. Highway 50 West. Contact: W.W. Warren, KB9TMP, (812) 675-2450. Email: hamfest@w9yqy.org. Website: www.w9qyq.org;. Talk-in 146.73- (PL 107.2). VE exams, fox hunt.


MONCKS CORNER, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Trident Amateur Radio Club will air special event station, W4D, from 1330- 2200 UTC, Saturday, October 5 at the Old Santee Canal State Park, 900 Stony Landing Drive. Frequencies include 14.320, 14.262, and 7.262 MHz. QSL a SASE and $5 to Trident ARC, Attn: John Satterfield, P.O. Box 60732, North Charleston, SC 29419. Email: w4d@trideenthams.org. Phone: (843) 608-4780. Website: http://tridenthams.org.


ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA — The York County Amateur Radio Society will hold its 68th Annual Hamfest from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at 175 Museum Road. Email: ycars@ycars.org. Website: www.ycars.org. VE exams.


WICHITA, KANSAS — The Valley Center Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2019 Wichita Area Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 5 at the Riverwalk Church of Christ, 225 N. Waco. Contact: Brice Barley, KKØS, (316) 744-3555 or Steve Periman, NØYYI, (316) 617-1658. Email: wichitaareahamfest2019@gmail.com. Website: www.vcarc.org. Talk-in 146.94-. Free VE exams.


FLUSHING, NEW YORK — The Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2019 Hamfest from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, October 6 at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street. Contact: Steve Greenbaum, WB2KDG, (718) 898-5599 (evenings only). Email: wb2kdg@arrrl.net. Website: http://hosarc.org. Talk-in 444.200+ (PL 136.5). VE exams.


LONGMONT, COLORADO — The Boulder Amateur Radio Club will hold the 65th Annual BARCfest Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Sunday, October 6 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road. Contact: Mike, W3DIF, (303) 404-2161. Email: barc70@arrl.net. Website: www.qsl.net/w0dk . VE exams.


WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND — The Columbia Amateur Radio Association will hold the 2019 CARAFest beginning 6 a.m., Sunday, October 6 at the Howard County Fairgrounds, 2210 Fairgrounds Road. Contact: David Parkison, KB3VDY, (410) 977-1249. Email: vendorsales@carafest.org or info@carafest.org. Website: www.carafest.org. VE exams, DX card checking.


WEST LIBERTY, IOWA — The Muscatine Amateur Radio Club and the Washington Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Southeast Iowa Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Iowa State Convention from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, October 6 at the Muscatine County Fairgrounds, 101 N. Clay Street. Contact: C. Scott Richardson, NØMRZ, (563) 506-0304. Website: www.waarc.net. Talk-in 146.910- (PL 192.8) or 147.760-. VE exams, card checking.


ISSAQUAH, WASHINGTON — The Pacific Northwest VHF Society will hold the 25th Annual Pacific Northwest VHF Society Conference from Friday, October 11 through Saturday, October 12 at the Holiday Inn Hotel, 1801 12th Avenue NW. Contact: Jim, K7ND, secretary@pnwvhfs.org. Website: http://pnwvhfs.org. VUCC card checking.


MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — The Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society will hold the 54th Annual Melbourne Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Florida State Convention from 1 to 7 p.m., Friday, October 11 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 13 at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Boulevard. Email: hamfest@pcars.org. Website: http://pcars.org. Talk-in 146.850- . VE exams, DXCC card checking.


LIMA, OHIO — The Northwest Ohio Amateur Radio Club will hold its Fall Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, October 12 at the Rabbit Barn – Allen County Fairgrounds, 2750 Harding Highway. Contact: Bob Butlet, KE8BCJ, (419) 230-7977. Email: officerbob28@yahoo.com. Website: www.nwoarc.com. Talk-in 146.670.


MORRILTON, ARKANSAS — The Randy Griffin Memorial Radio Club will hold the K5BOC Memorial HamFest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 12 that Petit Jean Lutheran Camp, 110 Montgomery Trace. Phone: (501) 771-1111 or (501) 626- 6252. Website: http://k5boc.org. VE exams


REDDING, CALIFORNIA — The Amateur Radio Club of Anderson California and ARES will hold the ARCA & ST-ARES Swap Meet from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 12 at 141 Locust Street. Contact: Bill at (530) 246-2227. Website: http://st-ares.org. VE exams.


TOWNSHIP OF WASHINGTON, NEW JERSEY — The Bergen Amateur Radio Association will hold the BARA Fall Hemfest announcements from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 12 at Westwood Regional Jr./Sr. High School, 701 Ridgewood Road. Contact: Jim Joyce, K2ZO, (201) 664-6725. Email: k2zo@arrl.net. Website: http://bara.org. Talk-in 146.76- (PL 141.3). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA — The Forsyth Amateur Radio Club will hold the Winston-Salem Fallfest from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 12 at the Robinhood Road Baptist Church, 5422 Robinhood Road. Website: http://w4nc.com. Talk-in 145.470 (PL 100).


MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT — The Meriden Amateur Radio Club will hold the 27th Annual Nutmeg Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Connecticut State Convention from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, October 13 at the Sheraton Four-Points Hotel, 275 Research Parkway. Contact: John Bee, N1GNV, (203) 440-4973 (days only). Email: nutfest@qsradio.com. Website: www.nutmeghamfest. com. VE exams.


EAST RIDGE, TENNESSEE — The Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club will hold Hamfest Chattanooga 2019 and the 2019 ARRL Delta Division Convention Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at the Camp Jordan Arena, 323 Camp Jordan Parkway. Contact: Gary Ownsby, AK4ZX, gsownsby@w4am.net or Barclay (Mac) Thomas, WT4BT, macthomas@w4am.net. VE exams, DXCC card checking, fox hunts.


SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA — The Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club will hold PACIFICON 2019 and the 2019 ARRL Pacific Division Convention from Friday, October 18 through Sunday, October 20 at the San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive. Website: www.pacificon.org. VE exams, special event station, T-hunt.


GREENEVILLE, TENNESSEE — The Andrew Johnson Amateur Radio Club will hold the 7th Annual Greeneville Hamfest from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, October 19 at the Greene County Fairgrounds – The Commercial Building, 123 Fair Grounds Road. Contact Rodney Webb (423) 235-4351. Email: w4wreares@gmail.com. Talk-in 145.390- (PL 88.5), 147.060+ (PL 123), 443.150+ (PL 100), or 443.200+ (PL 100). VE exams.


MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN — The Muskegon Area Amateur Radio Council and the Muskegon County RACES will hold the Musekegon Color Tour Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 19 at the Fellowship Reformed Church, 4200 E. Apple Avenue. Contact: Jim Duram, (213) 638-7010. Email: mcthamfest@gmail.com. Talk-in 146.82 (PL 94.8).


RICKRREAL, OREGON — The Mid Valley ARES will hold Swap-Tober-Fest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 19 at the Polk County Fairgrounds, 520 S. Pacific Highway West. Contact: Don Brusch, K7UN, k7un@swaptoberfest.net.


SHELBYVILLE, INDIANA — The Blue River Valley Amateur Radio Society will hold the 2019 Shelbyville Tailgate from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 19 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds, 500 Frank Street. Website: www.brvarrs.com. Talk-in 145.48 (PL 88.5).


SINTON, TEXAS — The South Texas Hamfest Association will hold the South Texas Hamfest & Electronics Expo 2019 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, October 19 at the San Patricio County Fairgrounds-Event Center, 219 W. 5th Street. Website: www.southtexashamfest.org.


WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN — The 21st Annual Wisconsin State ARES / RACES Conference will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, October 19 at the McMillan Memorial Library, 490 East Grand Avenue. Website: http://wi-aresraces.org.


CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Harvard Wireless Club, MIT Electronics Research Society, MIT UHF Repeater Association, and the MIT Radio Society will hold the Flea at MIT from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, October 20 at the Parking Garage on the corner of Albany and Main Streets. Phone: (617) 253-3776. Website: www.swapfest.us. Talk-in 449.725- (PL 114.8).


KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN — The Kalamazoo Amateur Radio Club and the Southwest Michigan Amateur Radio Team will hold the 37th Annual Kalamazoo Hamfest & Amateur Radio Swap and Shop from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, October 20 at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center and Fairgrounds, 2900 Lake Street. Phone: (269) 205-3560. Email: info@kalamazoohamfest. com. Website: http://kalamazoohamfest.com. Talk-in 147.040 (PL 94.8). VE exams.


SELLERSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA — The RF Hill Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, October 20 at the Sellersville Fire House, 50 N. Main Street. Contact: Jim Soete, WA3YLQ, (215) 622-4344, Fax: (215) 257-0724. Email: wa3ylq@hotmail.com. Website: www.rfhillarc.club. Talk-in 145.31- (PL 131.8). VE exams.


ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA — The Texoma Hamarama Association will hold the 72nd Annual Temoma Hamarama on Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 at the Ardmore Convention Center, 2401 Rockford Road. Contact: Roland, (580) 222-8814. Website: www.hamarama.org. VE exams.


DADE CITY, FLORIDA — The East Pasco Amateur Radio Society will hold its Free Hamfest & Tailgate from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, October 26 at 37745 Church Avenue. Contact: EPARS, P.O. Box 1292, San Antonio, FL 33576. Email: aa4cb@arrl.net. Website: http://eparsonline.org. Talk-in 146.660 (PL 146.2).


JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA — The North Florida Amateur Radio Society will hold the Jacksonville Free Fest from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 26 at the Terry Parker Baptist Church Parking Lot, 7024 Merrill Road. Contact: Billy Williams, N4UF, (904) 765-3230. Email: n4uf@nofars.net. Website: http://nofars.net. Free VE exams.


KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI — The Saint Louis Amateur Radio Club will hold the Saint Louis Halloween Hamfest from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 26 at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road. Contact: Steve Welton, (314) 941- 8500. Email: slwelton@gmail.com. Website: http://halloweenhamfest.org. Talk-in 147.75- VE exams.


LYNNVILLE, INDIANA — The Tri-State Amateur Radio Society will hold the Southern Indiana Second Annual Hamtober Fest from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, October 26 at the Lynnville Community Center, 416 W. State Road 68. Email: hamfest@w9og.net. Website: http://hamtoberfest.com. Talk-in 146.790 (PL 88.5).


MARICOPA, ARIZONA — The Maricopa Amateur Radio Association will hold COPAFEST 2019 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, October 26 at The Ultrastar at Ak-Chin Circle, 16000 N. Maricopa Road. Website: www.copafest.org. Talk-in 449.125 (PL 136.5), 145.210 (PL 162.2), or 446.300 (PL 100).


MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN — The Utica-Shelby Emergency Communication Association will hold the USECA Hamfest 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, October 27 at the UFCW Local 876 Hall, 876 Horace Brown Drive. Contact: Gary Simms, KI8M, (586) 322-2134. Email: gtsimms@yahoo.com. Website: http://usecaarc.com. Talk-in 147.180+ (PL 100). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


UPPERCO, MARYLAND — The Carroll County Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2019 Hamfest Sunday, October 27 at
Sportman’s Hall, 15500 Hanover Pike. Website: http://kwpzn.net.


NOVEMBER

INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI — The Raytown Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2019 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, November 2 at the American Legion Post 21, 16701 E. U.S. 40 Highway. Contact: Ralph, KEØSWK, (816) 810-4915. Email: ke0swk@arrl.net. Website: http://k0gq.com . Talk-in 145.17-. VE exams.


MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — The Milwaukee Repeater Club will hold Amateur Radio Fest 2019 from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, November 2 at the Elks Lodge, 5555 W. Goodhope Road. Contact: Karen, KC9WQJ, (414) 578-0492. Email: kc9wqj@ gmail.com. Website: www.mrc91.org. Talk-in 146.910- (PL 127.3).


LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA — The Alford Memorial Radio Club will hold the 2019 Stone Mountain Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Georgia State Convention from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, November 2 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, November 3 at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway. Phone: (855) 786-8643. Website: http://stonemountainhamfest.com . VE exams.


KAUKAUNA, WISCONSIN — The Fox Cities Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2019 Swapfest beginning 8 a.m., Sunday, November 3 at the Starlite Club, W2091 County Road JJ. Contact: Anthony Mach, AB9IO, (920) 858-6300. Email: hamfest@ fcarc.club. Website: www.fcarc.club. Talk-in 146.76 (PL 100). VE exams.


MASSILLON, OHIO — The Massillon Amateur Radio Club will hold its 59th Annual Hamfest and Auction beginning 8 a.m., Sunday, November 3 at the Massillon Boy’s & Girl’s Club, 730 Duncan Street SW. Contact: Terry Russ, N8ATZ, (330) 837-3091. Email: truss@sssnet.com. Website: www.w8np.org. Talk-in 147.18+. VE exams.


WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA — Washington Amateur Communications, Inc. will hold the WACOM 2019 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, November 3 at the Washington County Fairgrounds, 2151 North Main Street. Contact: Tom Wright, KC3TOM, (412) 414-5627. Email: kc3tom@arrl.net. Website: www.wacomarc.org. Talk-in 146.790 (PL 131.8), 147.285 (PL 131.8), 147.390 (PL 131.8), 145.250 (PL 131.8), or 147.315 (PL 131.8). VE exams, card checking.


MARANA, ARIZONA — The Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, November 9 at Marana Middle School, 11285 West Grier Road. Email: hamfest@tucsonhamradio.org. Website: www.tucsonhamradio. org. VE exams, ARRL award card checking.


PINELLAS PARK, FLORIDA — The St. Petersburg Amateur Radio Club will hold SPARCFest 2019 from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, November 9 at Freedom Lake Park, 9990 46th Street N. Contact: Ed Erny, NZ1Q, vice-president@sparc-club.org. Website: www.sparc-club.org. Talk-in 147.060+. VE exams.


FORT WAYNE, INDIANA — The Allen County Amateur Radio Technical Society will hold the 47th Fort Wayne Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Indiana State Convention from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, November 16 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, November 17 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue. Website: www.fortwaynehamfest.com . VE exams, DXCC / WAS card checking.


NORFOLK, NEBRASKA — The Elkhorn Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2019 Northeast Nebraska Hamfest from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, November 16 at the CHC Hall, 105 West Elm Avenue. Contact: Fred Wiebelhaus, KØFJW, (402) 992-7653. Email: fwiebelhaus@cableone.net. Website: http://qsl.net/evarc. VE exams.


BRAZIL, INDIANA — The Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association will hold the 2019 TurkeyFest & Computer Expo from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, November 30 at the Clay County 4-H Fairgrounds, 6550 North State Road 59. Email: hamfest@ w9uuu.org. Website: http://w9uuu.org. Talk-in 146.685- (PL 151.4). DXCC / VUCC / WAS card checking.


WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA — The Palms West Amateur Radio Club will hold the WV4I Memorial Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, November 30 at the Lampert Family Service Center, 5841 Corporate Way. Contact: John Samuels, K2CIB, (561) 909-7150. Email: radiowhiz@gmail.com. Website: www.palmswestradio.net. Talk-in 147.045+ (PL 110.9).


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.


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.


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.




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.



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