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NOVEMBER

ENID, OKLAHOMA — The Enid Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2018 Enid Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, November 3 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds-Hoover Building, 302 E. Oxford Avenue. Contact: Bill, W5EIY, (580) 716-4788. Email: nokes3139@gmail.com. Website: www.enidarc.org. Talk-in 147.375+, 444.825+, and 145.290-. VE exams.


INDEPENDENCE, MISSOURI — The Raytown Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2018 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, November 3 at the American Legion Post 21, 16701 East U.S. 40 Highway. Contact: Dan, KCØNYT, (816) 674-8854. Email: dlcole640@gmail.com. Website: www.k0gq.com. Talk-in 145.17-. VE exams.


LAKEWOOD, COLORADO — The 285 TechConnect Radio Club will hold the 2018 Fall TechFest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, November 3 at The Bridge Church at Bear Creek, 3101 S. Kipling Street. Website: www.na0tc.org. Talk-in 145.145- (PL 107.2).


LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA — The Stone Mountain Hamfest and 2018 ARRL Georgia State Convention will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, November 3 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, November 4 at the Gwinnet County Fairgrounds, 2405 Sugarloaf Parkway. Contact: Stone Mountain Hamfest, P.O. Box 1282, Stone Mountain, GA 30086. Phone: (855) 786-8643. Website: http://stonemountainhamfest.com. VE exams.


MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — The Milwaukee Repeater Club will hold it 34th Annual Swapfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, November 3 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).


NORFOLK, NEBRASKA — The Elkhorn Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2018 Northeast Nebraska Hamfest from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, November 3 at CHC Hall, 105 West Elm Avenue. Contact: Fred Wiebelhaus, KØFJW, (402) 992- 7653. Email: fwiebelhaus@cableone.net.


CANONSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA — Washington Amateur Communications Inc. will hold the WACOM 2018 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, November 4 at The Printscape Arena at Southpointe, 114 Southpointe Boulevard. Contact: Bud, N3TIR, (724) 350-6745. Email: bud@n3tir.com. Website: www.wacomarc.org. Talk-in 146.790, 147.285, 147.390, 145.250, and 147.315 (PL 131.8 for all). VE exams, card checking.


MANITOWIC, WISCONSIN — The U.S.S. Cobia’s, a WWII submarine, radio (NB9QV) will be activated from 1400-2100 UTC, Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 to honor Veteran’s Day. Frequencies include 7.240 and 14.240 +/-. QSL to W6BSF with a #10-sized SASE to 4932 S. 10th Street. Manitowic, WI 54220.


MARANA, ARIZONA — The Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, November 10 at the Marana Middle School, 11285 West Grier Road. Email: hamfest@tucsonhamradio.org. Talk-in 146.620-, 444.100+, 147.320-, and 447.525- (PL 156.7 for all). VE exams, card checking.


MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA — The Montgomery Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2018 Hamfest and the 2018 ARRL Alabama Section Convention beginning 8:30 a.m., Saturday, November 10 at the Alcazar Shrine Temple, 555 Eastern Boulevard. Contact: Fred Beatty, K8AJX, (334) 270-0909. Website: www.w4ap.org. Talk-in 146.84-. VE exams, card checking.


FORT WAYNE, INDIANA — The Allen County Amateur Radio Tech Society will the 46th Annual Fort Wayne Hamfest & Computer Expo and 2018 ARRL Central Division Convention from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, November 17 and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, November 18 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Avenue. Contact: Hamfest Chairman (260) 579-2196. Email:chairman@fortwaynehamfest.com. Website: www.fortwaynehamfest.com. Talk-in 146.880-. VE exams, DXCC/WAS card checking.


BENSON, NORTH CAROLINA — The Johnston Amateur Radio Society will hold its Hamfest on Sunday, November 18 at the Benson American Legion Post 109, 605 North Wall Street. Contact: Mark Gibson, (919) 614-6822. Email: president@jars.net. Website: www.jars.net. Talk-in 147.270+ or 146.970-.


WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA — The Palms West Amateur Radio Club will hold The Fall 2018 WV4I Memorial Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, November 24 at the Alpert Family Service Center, 5841 Corporate Way. Contact: John, K2CIB, radiowhiz@gmail.com. Talk-in 147.045+ (PL 110.9).


WORLDWIDE — FISTS Friday will be held from 0000-23:59 UTC, Friday, November 23 to encourage FISTS/CW activity during the Thanksgiving weekend. Frequencies include 28.058, 24.908, 21.058, 17.085, 14.058, 10.118, 7.028, 3.558, and 1.808 MHz. QSL to awards@fistsna.org. Website: www.fistsna.org.


DECEMBER

DELTA, OHIO — The Fulton County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Winter Hamfest from 8-11 a.m., Saturday, December 1 at the Village of Delta Memorial Hall, 401 Main Street. Contact: Bryan Patterson, KBELG, (419) 822-5038 or (419) 250-6694. Email: kb8elg@hotmail.com. VE exams.


MESA, ARIZONA — The Superstition Amateur Radio Club will hold Superstition SuperFest 2018 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, December 1 at Mesa Community College, 1833 W. Southern Avenue. Email: . Website: www.sperstitionsuperfest.org. Talk-in 147.120+ (PL 162.2), 448.275- (PL 100), 449.600- (PL 100). VE exams, card checking, fox hunt, special event station K7A.


OCALA, FLORIDA — The Silver Springs Radio Club will hold its Hamfest from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, December 1 at the Southeast Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road. Email: hamfest@k4gso.us. Website: http://k4gso.us. Talk-in 146.610 (PL 123). VE exams.


MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN — The L’Anse Creuse Amateur Radio Club will hold its 46th Annual Swap & Shop from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, December 2 at UFCW Local 876 Hall, 876 Horace Brown Drive. Contact: Russ Price, N8HAR, n8har1977@gmail.com. Website: . Talk-in 147.08+ (PL 100). VE exams.


PLANT CITY, FLORIDA — The Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council will hold the 43rd Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest and Electronics Show and 2018 ARRL West Central Section Convention from 1-6 p.m., Friday, December 7 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, December 8 at the Strawberry Festival Grounds Expo Building, at the intersection of Lemon Street and W. Palmetto Avenue. Website: www.tampabayhamfest.org. Talk-in 146.685- (PL 127.3) or 147.165+ (PL 136.5). VE exams, WAS / DXCC / IARU / VUCC card checking.


CHELTENHAM, MARYLAND — The Prince George’s County ARES/RACES will hold the Second Annual American Legion PGCERA SantaFest from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, December 9 at the American Legion Youth Camp, 9201 Surratts Road. Email: selbynet@hotmail.com. Website: http://pgares.org. Talk-in 145.230 (PL 110.9).


MINDEN, LOUISIANA — The Minden Amateur Radio Association will hold the MARA Christmas Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, December 15 at the Minden Civic Center, 520 Broadway. Website: http://n5rd.org. Talk-in 147.300. VE exams.


JANUARY 2019

BROOKVILLE, NEW YORK — The 20th Annual Ham Radio University and the 2019 ARRL NYC/ Long Island Section Convention will be held beginning 7:30 a.m., Saturday, January 5 at the LIU/Post Hillwood Commons Student Center, 720 Northern Boulevard. Contact Tom Carrubba, KA2D, info@hamradiouniversity.org. Website: www.hamradiouniversity. org. VE exams.


WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN — The West Allis Radio Amateur Club will hold the 47th Annual Midwinter Swapfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 5 at the Waukesha County Expo Center Arena, 1000 Northview Road. Contact: Erwin von der Ehe, WI9EV, (262) 271-0630. Email: wi9ev@wi.rr.com. Website: http://warac.org.


WHITE PINE, TENNESSEE — The Lakeway Amateur Radio Club will hold the 27th Annual Morristown Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, January 5 at the Walters State Expo Center, 1615 Pavilion Drive. Email: lakewayarcboard@ gmail.com. Website: www.morristownhamfest.com. Talk-in 147.030. VE exams.


GLENDALE, ARIZONA — The Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club will hold the Thunderbird Hamfest 2019 from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, January 12 at the Glendale Narazene Church, 5902 W. Cactus Road. Email: hamfest@w7tbc.org. Website: . VE exams, DXCC card checking.


SCHERTZ, TEXAS — The San Antonio Radio Club will hold The San Antonio Radio Fiesta from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, January 12 at the Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway. Contact: JC Smith, N5RXS, 8734 Melrose, San Antonio, TX 78250. Phone: (210) 849-3404. Email: n5rxs2@gmail.com. Website: http://w5sc.org. VE exams, DXCC / WAS card checking.


FORT MYERS, FLORIDA — The Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club will hold the Southwest Florida Regional Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Southern Florida Section Convention from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, January 18 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, January 19 at Riverside Church, 8660 Daniels Parkway. Contact: FMARC, P.O. Box 061183, Fort Myers, FL 33906-1183. Website: www.swflhamfest.info. Talk-in 147.165 (PL 137.3). VE exams, card checking.


FORT WORTH, TEXAS — The Cowtown Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cowtown Hamfest and 2019 ARRL North Texas Section Convention from 3-7 p.m., Friday, January 18 and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, January 19 at the Forest Hill Civic & Convention Center, 6901 Wichita Street. Phone: (817) 731-6347. Email: info@cowtownhamfest.com. Website: www.cowtownhamfest.com. VE exams.


HAMMOND, LOUISIANA — The Southeast Louisiana Amateur Radio Club will hold the 38th Annual HamFest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, January 19 at the SLU-Pennington Student Activities Center, 1350 North General Pershing Drive. Contact: Tyrone Burns, N5XES, (985) 687-2139. Email: n5xes@arrl.net. Website: www.selarc.org. Talk-in 147.000- (PL 107.2). VE exams.


LOVELAND, COLORADO — The Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club will hold the its Winter 2019 Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 19 at the Larimer County Fairgrounds-Thomas McKee 4H Building, 5280 Arena Circle. Contact: Joe Hawley, KDØTYU, (970) 689-0828. Email: president@ncarc.net. Website: www.ncarc.net. Talk-in: 448.025- (PL 100). VE exams.


QUARZSITE, ARIZONA — Quartzfest 2019 will be held from Sunday, January 20th through Saturday, January 26th at U.S. Bureau of Land Management property on U.S. 95 and La Paz Valley Road. Contact: Kris, KR1SS, kristyweed@gmail.com. Website: www.quartzfest.org. VE exams and a myriad other activities.


ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS — The Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs will hold the WCRA 52nd Annual Mid-Winter Hamfest & Electronics Hobby Expo from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, January 20 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.


JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — The Jackson Amateur Radio Club will hold the Capital City Hamfest 2019 and the 2019 ARRL Mississippi State Convention from 5-8 p.m., Friday, January 25 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, January 26 at the Mississippi Trade Mart, 1200 Mississippi Street. Contact: Gary Young, K5GCY, (601) 260-8214. Email: hamfest@ msham.org. Website: www.msham.org. Talk-in 146.760 (PL 77). VE exams.


COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS — The St. Louis and Suburban Radio Club will hold Winterfest 2019 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, January 26 at the Gateway Convention Center, One Gateway Drive. Contact: Rebecca Carroll, KC9CIJ, (314) 496- 7271. Email: kc9cij@slsrc.org. Wesbite: winterfest.slsrc.org. Talk-in 146.970- (PL 141.3). VE exams, card checking.


FEBRUARY

ORLANDO, FLORIDA — The Orlando Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2019 Orlando Hamcation and 2019 ARRL Southeastern Division Convention from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, February 8; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 9; and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, February 10 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds & Expo Park, 4603 West Colonial Drive. Contact: 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- (PL 103.5) or 443.050+ (PL 103.5). VE exams, special event station K1AA.


MARCH

ANNANDALE, VIRGINA — The Vienna Wireless Society will hold its Winterfest from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, March 24 at the Northern Virginia Community College Annandale Campus-Richard J. Ernst Cultural Center, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Website: www.viennawireless.net. Talk-in 146.910. VE exams, card checking.





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