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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.


MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN — The Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will hold its 53rd Annual Swap & Shop from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, January 27 at the UFCW Local 876, 876 Horace Brown Drive. Contact: Hugh Boyle, KE8BED, (248) 755-6094. Email: hazelparkswap@gmail.com. Website: http://hparc.org. Talk-in 146.640 (PL 100).


STRASBURG, OHIO — The Tusco Amateur Radio Club will hold its 29th Annual Hamfest, Electronics, and Computer Show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, January 27 at 965 N. Wooster Avenue. Contact: Janice Green, KB8YDK, 32210 Norris Road, Tippecanoe, OH 44699. Phone (740) 922-4454. Email: k8wfn@tusco.org. Website: www.tuscoarc.org. Talk-in 146.730.


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.


DANVILLE, INDIANA — The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society will hold the Hendricks County Hamfest 2019 on Saturday, February 9 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Main Street. Website: . YUMA, ARIZONA — The Yuma Amateur Radio Hamfest Organization and the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona will hold the Yuma Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Southwest Division Convention from noon to 5 p.m., Friday, February 15 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 16 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds, 2520 East 32nd Street. Email: info@yumahamfest.org. Website: www.yumahamfest.org. Talk-in 146.780- (PL 103.5). VE exams, DXCC card checking, T-hunt, balloon launch.


MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSSETS — The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club will hold its Amateur Radio Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, February 16 at Marborough 1Lt Charles W. Whitcomb School, 25 Union Street. Contact: Tom Ikeda, KA1OS, (508) 919-6136 (before 9 p.m.). Email: fleamarket@n1em.org. Talk-in 147.27+ (PL 146.2). VE exams.


BRIGHTON, COLORADO — The Aurora Repeater Association, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, and Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club will hold the ARA Swapfest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, February 17 at the Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road. Contact: Wayne Heinen, NØPOH, (303) 699-6335. Email: info@n0ara.org. Website: n0ara.org. Talk-in 147.15+ (PL 100). VE exams.


LIVONIA, MICHIGAN — The Livonia Amateur Radio Club will hold its 49th Annual SWAP-N-SHOP from 8 a.m. to noon, Sunday, February 17 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 . Talkin 145.35 (PL 100).


BIG FLATS, NEW YORK — The K2LIM VHF/UHF Contest Group will hold its Winter Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, February 23 at the Big Flats American Legion, 45 Olcott Road S. Phone: (607) 739-7305. Website: www.ka2lim.com. VE exams.


DALTON, GEORGIA — The Dalton Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2019 Dalton Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23 at the North Georgia Agricultural Fairgrounds, 500 Legion Drive. Contact: DARC, P.O. Box 211, Dalton, GA 30722. Email: w4drc@yahoo.com or w4drchamfest@yahoo.com. Website: www.w4drc.com. Talk-in 145.230- (PL 141.3). VE exams.


SOUTH BULRINGTON, VERMONT — The Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont will hold HAM-CON from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 23 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, 1068 Williston Road. Phone (802) 879-6589 (afternoon and evenings only). Email: w1sj@arrl.net. Website: www.ranv.org.


MARCH

CAVE CITY, KENTUCKY — The Mammoth Cave Amateur Radio Club will hold the 43rd Annual Cave City Hamfest beginning 7:30 a.m., Saturday, March 2 at the Cave City Convention Center, 502 Mammoth Cave Street. Contact: Larry Brumett, KN4IV, 108 Withers Street, Glasgow, KY 42141. Phone: (270) 651-2363. Email: lbrumett@glasgow-ky.com. Talk-in 146.34+. VE exams.


CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA — The Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society will hold the Charlotte Hamfest and 2019 ARRL North Carolina Section Convention from 3-7 p.m., Friday, March 8 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4551 Airport Road. Phone: (704) 948-7373. Website: www.charlottehamfest. org. Talk-in 146.655 or 146.940 (PL 118.8). VE exams, card checking.


EAU CLAIRE, WISCONSIN —The Eau Claire Amateur Radio Club will hold its 32nd Annual Amateur Equipment Auction from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at the Saving Grace Lutheran Church, 2124 EastRidge Center. Website: www.ecarc.org.


PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON — The Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club will hold the 38th Annual Mike and Key ARC Electronics Show & Swap Meet beginning 9 a.m. at the Puyallup Fair & Events Center-Pavilion Exhibition Hall, 110 9th Avenue SW. Contact: Diane Dinkelman, N7WA, (253) 631-3756. Email: ddmdink@gmail.com or n7wa@arrl.net. Talkin 146.82- (PL 103.5). VE exams.


TULLAHOMA, TENNESSEE — The Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society will hold the MTARS Tullahoma Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 9 at the First United Methodist Church, 208 West Lauderdale Street. Contact: Larry Cagle, K4WLO, 100 Urban Farms Road, Manchester, TN 37355. Phone: (251) 680-3520. Email: k4wlo@arrl.net. Website: www.qsl.net/mtars . VE exams.


KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN — The Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society will hold the Michigan Crossroads Hamfest & Radio Swap from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 16 at Wings Event Center, 3600 Vanrick Drive. Contact: SMARS P.O. Box 934, Battle Creek, MI 49016. Phone: (269) 815-8007. Email: crossroadshamfest@w8df.com. Website: www.w8df.com . Talk-in 147.00+ (PL 94.8). VE exams.


CHARLESTON, WEST VIRGINIA — The 35th Annual Charleston Area Hamfest and 2019 ARRL West Virginia Section Convention will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 23 at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center, 200 Civic Center Drive. Contact: Rick Cummings, WV8RC, (304) 610-6404. Email: rickwv8rc@gmail.com. Talk-in 145.35 (PL 91.5). VE exams, DXCC / WAS / VUCC and CQDX card checking.


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. Contact: Doug, AK4AO, (703) 698-6158. Website: www.viennawireless.net. Talk-in 146.910. VE exams, WAS / DXCC / VUCC card checking.


SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE — The Sevier County Amateur Radio Society will hold the 2019 Sevier County Hamfest and 2019 ARRL Delta Section Convention from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at the Sevier County Fairgrounds, 754 Old Knoxville Highway. Email: hamfest@seviercountyars.org. Website: http://seviercountyars.org . VE exams, card checking.





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