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FEBRUARY 2020

NORTH CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Charleston Amateur Radio Society will hold the 47th Annual Charleston Hamfest and Computer Show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, February 1 at the Armory Park Community Center, 500 Lackawanna Boulevard. Contact: Steven LaMendola, KE4THX, (336) 740-4382. Email: steven.lamendola@ gmail.com. Talk-in 146.790-, 146.940- (PL 123), or 147.045+ (PL 103.5). VE exams, card checking.


SPRINGFIELD, VERMONT — The Connecticut Valley FM Association will hold its Amateur Radio Swap Fest beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, February 1 at the VFW Post 771, 191 River Road. Email: swapmeet@cvfma.org. Website: www.cvfma.org . Talk-in 146.760- (PL 110.9).


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.

DANVILLE INDIANA — The Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society will hold the Hendricks County Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, February 8 at the Hendricks County 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Center, 1900 E. Main Street. Email: hcars46122@gmail.com. Website: http://hcars.org .


TRAVERSE CITY, MICHIGAN — The Cherryland Amateur Radio Club will hold its 47th Annual Ham Radio Swap-NShop from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, February 8 at the St. Francis High School Gymnasium, 123 East 11th Street. Contact: Joe Erlewein, N8CN, (231) 668-4223. Email: swap@cherrrylandarc.com. Talk-in 146.860- (PL 114.8). VE exams.

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.


MARLBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS — The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club will hold its Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, February 15 at the Marlborough 1Lt. Charles W. Whitcomb School, 25 Union Street. Contact: Tim Ikeda, KA1OS, (508) 919-6136. Email: fleamarket@n1em.org. Talk-in 147.27+ (PL 146.2). VE exams.


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.


MANSFIELD, OHIO — The Intercity Amateur Radio Club will hold the Mid*Winter Hamfest & Computer Show beginning 7 a.m., Sunday, February 16 at the Richland County Fairgrounds, 750 North Home Road. Contact: Danny Bailey, W8DLB, (567) 763-0021. Email: w8dlb113@gmail.com. Website: www.iarc.club . Talk-in 146.94 (PL 71.9). VE exams.


PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA — The ARRL West Central Florida Section will hold the 6th Annual TechCon from 1-5 p.m., Friday, February 21 and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, February 22 at the Charlotte County Emergency Communication Center, 26571 Airport Road. Website: http://arrlwcf.org. Talk-in 146.745.


DALTON, GEORGIA — The Dalton Amateur Radio Club will hold the Dalton 2020 Hamfest beginning 8 a.m., Saturday, February 22 at the North Georgia Agricultural Fairgrounds, 500 Legion Drive. Website: www.w4drc.com. Talk-in 145.230- (PL 141.3). VE exams.


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.


ORANGE, TEXAS — The Orange ARC, Jefferson County ARC, and Beaumont ARC will hold the Orange Hamfest 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, February 22 at the Orange County Convention and Expo Center, 11475 FM 1442. Contact: Rocky Wilson (409) 988-8906. Email: n5mtx55@gmail.com. Website: www.qsl.net/w5nd . 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).


ALBEQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — Rocky Mountain Ham Radio will hold the 2020 New Mexico TechFest on Saturday, February 29 at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Event Center, 1100 Louisiana Boulevard SE. Website: www.rmham.org.


BISMARK, NORTH DAKOTA — The Central Dakota Amateur Radio Club will hold the CDARC 2020 Hamfest from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, February 29 at St. Mary’s Grade School, 807 East Thayer Avenue. Contact: Jeff Strange, KØCMS, k0cms@arrl.net. Website: http://cdarcnd.com . Talk-in 146.85-. VE exams.


PERRY, IOWA — The Hiawatha Amateur Radio Club will hold the 12th Annual Winter RF Fest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, February 29 at the Perry National Guard Armory 2930 Willis Avenue. Email: hamfest@harciowa.org. Website: www.harciowa.org . Talk-in 145.190- (PL 114.8). VE exams, DXCC card checking.


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).


LINCOLN, NEBRASKA — The Southeast Nebraska Amateur Radio Club will air special event station, NØN, from the Nebraska State Capitol Building from 1300-2300 UTC, Sunday, March 1 in honor of Nebraska Statehood Day. Frequencies include 7.180, 14.265, and 18.150 MHz using SSB. QSL to Charles Bennett, SE Nebraska ARC, P.O. Box 67181, Lincoln, NE 68506. Email: kd0ptk@gmail.com.


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.


ROSENBERG, TEXAS — The Greater Houston Hamfest will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 7 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 Texas 36. Phone: (401) 584-4443, (713) 502-5896, or (713) 569-8799. Website: http://houstonhamfest.org. Talk-in 146.94 (PL 167.9). VE exams, fox hunt, balloon launch.


ROCK FALLS, ILLINOIS — The Sterling Rock Falls Amateur Radio Society will hold its 60th Annual Hamfest beginning 7:30 a.m., Sunday, March 8 at 601 W. 10th Street. Contact: Joe Baldwin (815) 526-4766. Email: w9mep@hotmail.com. Website: www.w9mep.com. Talk-in 146.850 (PL 114.8).


BRAZIL, INDIANA — The Wabash Valley Amateur Radio Association will hold its 2020 Hamfest & Computer Expo from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 14 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.


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.


LINCOLN, NEBRASKA — The Lincoln Amateur Radio Club will hold the Lincoln Hamfest and 2020 ARRL Nebraska State Convention from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 14 at the Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N. 84th Street. Website: www.lincolnhamfest.org. Talk-in 146.76-. VE exams.


NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA — The Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club will hold the GCARC Spring Hamfest from 7 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 14 at the Millennium Academy, 10005 Ridge Road. Contact: Barry Kevaney, N2NVP, (727) 277-5794. Email: keavbv@msn.com. Website: http://gulfcoastarc.org.


TULLAHOMA, TENNESSEE — The Middle Tennessee Amateur Radio Society will hold the MTARS Tullahoma Hamfest from 8 a.m., to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 14 at the First United Methodist Church, 208 West Lauderdale Street. Contact: Michael Glennon, KB4JHU, (931) 5888-0302. Email: kb4jhu@arrl.net. Website: www.mtars-ham.org . Talkin 146.700- (PL 114.8). VE exams.


PERRYSBURG, OHIO — The Toledo Mobile Radio Association will hold the TMRRA Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 15 at Owens Community College – Student Health and Activity Center, 30335 Oregon Road. Website: www.tmrahamradio.org. Talk-in 147.270+.


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 .


FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA — The Playground Amateur Radio Club will hold the PARC / Fort Walton Beach 2020 Hamfest from 4-9 p.m., Friday, March 20 and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at the C.H. “Bull” Rigdon Fairgrounds and Recreational Complex, 1958 Lewis Turner Boulevard. Email: parcfest@w4zbb.org. Website: www.w4zbb.org . Talk-in 146.79- (PL 100). VE exams.


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).


BUFFALO, MINNESOTA — KØLTC will hold the 39th Annual Midwinter Madness Hobby Electronics Show from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at the Buffalo Civic Center, 1306 County Road 134. Phone: (763) 537-1722. Website: www.k0ltc.org. Talk-in 147.00+ (PL 114.8). VE exams, ARRL card checking.


FORT PAYNE, ALABAMA — The DeKalb County Amateur Radio Club will hold its 20th Annual Hamfest / Tailgate Outing from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 28 at the VFW Fair Grounds, 151 18th Street NE. Contact: Carlton Floyd, W4CTK, (256) 630-4639. Email: w4ctkk@gmail.com. Website: http://w4gbr.org . Talk-in 147.270+ (PL 100). VE exams.


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.


ANNANDALE, VIRGINIA — The Vienna Wireless Society will hold Winterfest and the 2020 ARRL Virginia Section Convention from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, March 29 at the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike. Contact: Mike, WA8AHZ, (703) 870-1730. Email: tablesales2020@viennawireless.net. Website: www.viennawireless.net . Talk-in 146.91. VE exams, WAS / DXCC / VUCC card checking.


APRIL

FORT SMITH, ARKANSAS — The Fort Smith Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Hanging Judge Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 4 at the Ben Geren Park (Safe Shelter Building), 7700 South Zero Street. Contact: Jim Weaver, KM5YV, (918) 895-5862 or (918) 730-2569. Email: kn5yv.jim@gmail.com. Website: www.hangingjudgehamfest.com . VE exams.


LONGMONT, COLORADO — The Longmont Amateur Radio Club will hold its annual Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 4 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building, 9595 Nelson Road. Email: larcfest@w0eno.org. Website: http://w0eno.org . Talk-in 147.270+ (PL 100). VE exams.


MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — The Milwaukee Radio Amateurs’ Club will hold the 9th Annual Interclub SwapFest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 4 at the Elks Lodge, 5555 W. Good Hope Road. Website: www.w9rh.org.


BARTLETT, TENNESSEE — The Mid-South Amateur Radio Association will hold the Memphis FreeFest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 11 at the Bartlett Station Municipal Center, 5868 Stage Road. Website: http://sites.google.com/ a/maraonline.org. Talk-in 145.21- (PL 107.2) or 147.03+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.


KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN — The Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society will hold the 60th Annual Michigan Crossroads Hamfest & Radio Swap, from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 11 at the Wings Event Center, 3600 Vanrick Drive. Phone: (269) 815-8007. Email: smarshamfest@gmail.com. Website: www.w8df.com . Talk-in 147.00+ (PL 94.8).


RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA — The Raleigh Amateur Radio Society will hold RARSfest 2020 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 11 at the Jim Graham Building-North Carolina State Fairgrounds, 1025 Blue Ridge Road. Contact: Jim Wittich, AC4ZO, (919) 362-4784. Email: jwittich@nc.rr.com. Website: www.rarsfest.org . Talk-in 146.64. VE exams, card checking.


CENTER OSSIPEE, NEW HAMPSHIRE — The Lakes Region Repeater Association will hold the Lakes Region 3rd Annual Ham Fest Flea and VE Session from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 18 at the Ossipee Town Hall Gymnasium, 55 Main Street. Website: www.w1bst.org. Talk-in 147.03.


STOUGHTON, WISCONSIN — The Madison Area Repeater Association will hold the 48th Annual Madison Hamfest from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 18 at the Mandt Community Center, 300 Mandt Parkway. Contact: Paul Toussaint, (608) 205-1994. Email: w9hsy@execpc.com. Website: www.w9hsy.org . Talk-in 147.150+ (PL 123). VE exams, card checking.


MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN — The GM Amateur Radio Club will hold its Third Annual Technology Expo and 2020 Spring Radio Raffle from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, April 19 at the UFCW Local 876 Union Hall, 876 Horace Brown Drive. Website: http://gmarc.org.


SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — The Communications Academy will be held Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26 at South Seattle College-Jerry Brockley Student Center, 6000 16th Avenue SW. Contact: Marina Zuetell, n7lsl@arrl.net. Website: http://commacademy.org. Talk-in 441.800 (PL 141.3).


SULLIVAN, ILLINOIS — The Moultrie Amateur Radio Klub will hold its 58th Annual Hamfest from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 25 at the Sullivan American Legion, 2 E. Strain Street. Phone: (217) 254-7574 or (217) 873-5287 (evenings). Website: www.qsl.net/mark/hamfest. Talk-in 146.655- (PL 162.2). 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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