Announcements: February 2008

Dayton Hamvention® Nominations for 2008 Awards – The Dayton Hamvention® is accepting nominations for its 2008 awards for Amateur of the Year, Special Achievement, and Technical Excellence. The deadline for nominations is Februiary 18. Documentation that informs the Awards Committee of a candidate’s accomplishments may include magazine articles, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and videos (the materials become the property of the Hamvention® and will not be returned). For additional details on the awards and a nomination form go to the Dayton Hamvention® website, or nominations are accepted via U.S. mail to Dayton Hamvention® Awards, P.O. Box 964, Dayton, OH 45401.

FAR Scholarships 2008–2009 – The Foundation for Amateur Radio, Inc., a non-profit organization, plans to administer 55 scholarships for the academic year 2008–2009 to assist licensed radio amateurs. The Foundation, composed of over 75 local area amateur radio clubs, funds three of these scholarships. Eleven are funded with income from grants. The remaining 41 are administered by the Foundation without cost to the donors. Licensed radio amateurs may compete for these awards if they plan to pursue a full-time course of studies beyond high school and are enrolled in or have been accepted for enrollment at an accredited university, college or technical school. Awards range from $500 to $3000 with preference given in some cases to residents of specified geographical areas or the pursuit of certain study programs. More information and an application may be requested by letter or QSL card postmarked prior to March 30, 2008. Send name, call, and address to: FAR Scholarships, P.O. Box 831, Riverdale, MD 20738. Applications are also available on: <>.

The following Special Event stations are scheduled for February:

W7G, the celebration of George Washington’s birthday from the town of George, Washington; 0000Z Feb. 21 to 0000Z Feb. 23 on 14.250, 18.135, 7.225, and 3.880 MHz. Operators will be W7BJN, N7AU, and W7LEA. QSL via W7BJN.

NI8G, from the celebration of Thomas Edison’s birthday and in memory of Tom O’Connor, NI8G; Ohio; Thomas Edison Memorial Radio Club; 1000–1600 EST Feb. 9 and 1000–1600 EST Feb. 10 on 7.265, 14.265, 21.265 MHz. For QSL send QSl and SASE to Jack Hubbard, NI8N, 13113 River Road, Milan, OH 44846.


The following hamfests, etc., are slated for February:

Feb. 1–2, Capital City Hamfest & MIssissippi ARRL State Convention, Mississippi Trade Mart, Jackson, MS. Contact Lew King, W5LEW, e-mail <>; <>. (Exams)

Feb. 2, Charleston Hamfest & Computer Show, ARRL South Carolina State Convention, Exchange Park Fairgrounds, Ladson, SC. Contact Jenny Myers, WA4NGV, e-mail <>, phone 843-747-2324; <>. (Talk-in 146.790–, 145.250– tone 123.0; exams 1 PM)

Feb. 2, Hiawatha Amateur Radio Swap & Shop, Negaunee Township Hall, Negaunee, MI. Contact Robert Serfas, N8PKN, e-mail <>, phone 906-225-6773; <>. (Talk-in 147.27 100 Hz tone)

Feb. 3, Caribbean Amateur Radio Group Hamfest, Paco Abreu Community Center, Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Contact frequency is 146.52 MHz or e-mail: <>.

Feb. 8–10, Orlando HamCationsm & Computer Show, Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando, FL. Contact Mort & Roberta Cohen, e-mail <>, phone 4-7-814-0434; general e-mail <>; <>. (Talk-in 146.760 [–600], 147.015 [+600] 103.5 tone; exams Saturday preregistration only) See us at the CQ Booth.

Feb. 10, Mansfield*Mid Winter Hamfest, Richland County Fairgrounds, Mansfield, OH. Contact Dean Wrassa, KB8MG, e-mail <>, phone 419-589-2415; <>. (Talk-in 146.94, 71.9 tone; exams)

Feb. 15–16, Yuma Hamfest & Electronics Expo, Yuma County Fairgrounds, Yuma, AZ. For details go to <>. (Talk-in 146.840–, PL 88.5; exams)

Feb. 16, Cabin Fever Reliever Hamfest, St. Cloud Armory, St. Cloud, MN. Contact Art Carlson, WAØNJR, e-mail <>. (Talk-in 147.015, 100 tone)

Feb. 23, Orange ARC & Jefferson County ARC Hamfest, VFW Hall, Orange, TX. Contact Delores, e-mail <>, phone 409-962-1435; <>. (Talk-in 147.180; exams)

Feb. 23, Central Dakota ARC Hamfest, St. Mary’s Grade School, Bismarck, ND. Contact Dick Veal, KAØETO, e-mail <>, phone 701-223-7481. (Talk-in 146.34/146.94; exams)

Feb. 23, Cabin Fever Hamfest, Civic Auditorium, LaPorte, IN. Contact John Rozinski, N9ROH, e-mail <>; <>. (Talk-in 146.61–, PL 131.8)

Feb. 23, Northern Vermont Winter Hamfest & ARRL Vermont State Convention, Milton High School, Milton, VT. Contact W1SJ at e-mail <>, phone 802-879-6589; <>. (Talk-in 145.15, bulletins 146.67; exams at noon)

Feb. 24, Vienna Wireless Society Winterfest, Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA. Contact Dennis Voegler, WA4QMS, phone 703-534-2081; <>. (Talk-in 146.91; exams 9 AM to noon Sat., Feb. 23)


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