Announcements: April 2008


ASCRA QSO Party The Association of Saints Church Radio Amateurs (WC) of Independence, MO will hold this event commemorating the founding of the Community of Christ Church in 1830 and ASCRA in 1973. April 67 from 00000500Z on 14.287, 7.233, and 3.985 MHZ. For certificate send QSL and SASE to ASCRA/WSHQ, P.O. Box 73, Independence, MO 64051. <>

10th Annual Communications Academy This event is scheduled for April 56 at South Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA. It is open to anyone with an interest in emergency communications, volunteer or professional. Presentations are designed to promote the development of knowledgeable, skilled emergency coordinators. Session descriptions, registration information, etc., online at <>.


The following special event stations are scheduled for April:

K4S, from Venice Sharks Tooth Festival, Venice, FL; Tamiami ARC; 13002400Z April 1113 on 21.313, 18.153, 14.236, 7.233 MHz. For QSL send SASE and QSL to Jack Sproat, W4JS, 1419 E. Manasota Beach Rd., Englewood, FL 34223-6341.

W7ZA, from 54th birthday celebration at Bowerman Airfield Tower, Hoquiam, WA; Grays Harbor ARC; 16002300Z April 2627 on 14.280, 14.100, 7.250, 3.950 MHz. For QSL send SASE and QSL to W7ZA, GHARC, P.O. Box 2250, Aberdeen, WA 98520.


The following hamfests, etc., are slated for April and early May:

Apr. 12, Raleigh ARS Hamfest, NCS ARRL Convention, & Electronics Fleamarket, Expo Center Building, NCS Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC. Contact Steve Ferrarini, KJ4BX, phone 919-247-8690, e-mail: <>; <>. (Exams)

Apr. 19, Temple ARCs HamEXPO, Bell County Expo Center, Belton, TX. Contact Mike LeFan, WA5EQQ, phone 254-773-3590 (10 AM 9 PM Central (MF), e-mail: <>; <>. (Talk-in 146.820 [PL 123.0]; exams)

Apr. 20, Cuyahoga Falls ARC Hamfest, Electronics, & Computer Show, Emidio & Sons Party Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH. Info: <>. (Talk-in 147.27+)

Apr. 26, Orange County ARC Spring Hamfest, Town of Wallkill Community Center, Middletown, NY. Contact Don Sayre, AA2DS, phone 845-342-2056 after 6 PM, e-mail: <>. (Talk-in 146.76 PL 100; exams)

Apr. 26, Red River Radio Amateurs Hamfest, Red River Valley Fairgrounds, West Fargo, ND. For more information: <>. (Talk-in 145.35 [123 Hz PL tone]; exams)

Apr. 27, Athens County ARA Hamfest, Athens Community Recreation Center, Athens, OH. Contact Drew McDaniel, W8MHV, phone 740-592-2106, e-mail: <mcdanield@ohio. edu>. (Talk-in 145.15; exams)

May 3, Valley of the Moon ARC ARRL Hamfest, Sonoma Valley Veterans Memorial Building, Sonoma, CA. Contact Darrel, WD6BOR, phone 707-996-4494, e-mail: <; <>. (Talk-in 145.35, 600, PL 88.5; exams)

May 3, Wexaukee ARC Cadillac Swap, Cadillac Junior High School, Cadillac, MI. Contact Alton McConnmell, NU8L, phone 231-867-3774, e-mail: <>. (Talk-in 146.98; exams)

May 3, Blue Ridge ARS Hamfest & ARRL South Carolina Section Convention, Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds, Spartanburg, SC. Info: <>. (Talk-in 146.610, 146.820; exams)

May 34, Birmingham, AL ARC BirmingHAMfest, Zamora Shrine Temple, Birmingham, AL. Info: <>. (Talk-in 146.88; exams 9 AM Sat. and Sun.)

May 4, Antietam Radio Association Hamfest, Washington County Agriculture Center, south of Hagerstown, MD. Contact Karin Christensen, KB3GFV, phone 301-432-2358, e-mail: <; web: <>. (Talk-in 147.09+; exams)

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