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Announcements

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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Cowtown Hamfest and 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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: www.quatzfest.org . 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

WORLDWIDE — The Fourth Annual AM Rally will kick off 0000 UTC, Saturday, February 1 and run through 0700 UTC, Monday, February 3 to encourage use of the AM mode. Activity will be on the 160-, 80-, 40-, 20-, 15-, 10-, and 6-meter bands and you must use AM. For more information, contact Clark, N1BCG, n1bcg@internetwork.com. Website: www.amrally.com .


ORLANDO, FLORIDA — The Orlando Amateur Radio Club will hold the 2018 Orlando Hamcation and 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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.


IRVING, TEXAS — The Irving Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 7 at the Betcha Bingo Hall, 2420 Irving Boulevard. Contact: Ken Hansen, N2VIP, ken@n2vip.org. Website: http://irvingarc. org . Talk-in 146.720- (PL 110.9). 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 2018 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 2018 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.


STATE OF MAINE — The Maine Bicentennial Special Event Group will air special event stations K1B, K1J, K1P, W1C, W1H, W1K, W1L, W1O, W1P, W1S, W1W, and W1Y from 0000 UTC, Tuesday, March 16 through 2359 UTC, Sunday, March 22 to honor Maine’s Bicentennial. Activity will be on the 20-, 40-, and 80-meter bands using only SSB and CW. Certificates will be awarded to hams that contact special event stations with endorsements for bands and modes. Contact: Maine 200 Special Event, P.O. Box 6833, Scarborough, ME 04074. Email: mainehamradio@gmail.com. Website: https://maine200specialevent.com .


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 2018 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: hamfest2018@protomail.com. Website: http:// seviercountyars.org . Talk-in 146.34+ (PL 118.8). VE exams.


UNION CITY, TENNESSEE — The Reelfoot Amateur Radio Club will hold the Ides of March Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 28 at the Tennessee National Guard Armory, 2017 E. Reelfoot Avenue. Contact: Bob Miles greenacres113@charter.net. Website: www.reelfootarc.com . Talk-in 146.70 (PL 100). 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.



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