Announcements: June 2008

Ham Station on Icebreaker Mackinaw Museum Ship The Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet Counties Public Service Communications Organization, a northern Michigan Amateur Radio emergency communications organization, received permission in March from the Icebreaker Mackinaw Maritime Museum, in Mackinaw City, Michigan, to establish a full-time ham radio station onboard the Mackinaw. In addition to HF operations, included will be the installation and operation of two repeaters to provide VHF and UHF coverage in the Straits of Mackinaw. The station will operate with the callsign W8AGB, selected to commemorate the ships WAGB-83 designation. For more information, contact the CCECPSOC at <>.

The following special event stations are scheduled for June:

NC4ZO, from the North Carolina Aviation Museum annual Fly-in and War Bird display, Asheboro, NC; 14002000Z on 21.350, 14.260, 7.260, all QRM. For QSL send SASE or SAE and one IRC, for certificate send QSL and $1.00 or one current IRC if DX, to: Butch Simpson, WS4H, 6747 King Mtn. Rd., Asheboro, NC 27205. Bureau QSL via WS4H okay.

W4RKC, from the 60th anniversary of the Shenandoah Valley ARC, Winchester, VA; 00002359Z June 78 on SSB 3.840, 7.240, 14.240, 21.240 MHz; CW 3.540, 7.040, 14.040, 21.040 MHz. For QSL send QSL and SASE to: Shenandoah Valley ARC, P.O. Box 139, Winchester, VA 22604.

K9UXZ, from 50th anniversary of the National Trail ARC, Effingham, IL; 9 AM to 6 PM CDT June 14 on 7.250 and 14.250 QRM. For certificate send QSL and SASE to National Trail ARC, P.O. Box 903,
Effingham, IL 62401.

NB9QV, from aboard the WW II Memorial Submarine USS Cobia AGSS-245, Manitowoc, WI, for Memorial Ships Afloat weekend; USS Cobia Radio Club & ManCoRad Radio Club; 1400Z June 7 to 2100Z June 8 on 3.900, 7.250, 14.260 MHz (25 kHz). For USS Cobia QSL send QSL and #10 SASE to: Fred Neuenfeldt, W6BSF, 4932 So. 10th St., Manitowoc, WI 54220-9121. <>

WS, from Stars & Stripes National Museum and Library, birthplace of the Stars & Stripes newspaper, Bloomfield, MO; SEMO ARC and Bootheel ARC; 6 PM (local time) June 13 to 6 PM June 14 on 3.950, 14.260, 7.260, 28.500 MHz. For certificate send QSL and SASE to Stars & Stripes, P.O. Box 98, Jackson, MO 63755. <>.

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

June 7, Good Old Days Hamfest/Computer Fair, Hudsonville Fairgrounds, Grand Rapids, MI. Contact Kathy, e-mail: <>, phone 616-698-6627 after 4 PM EDST. <>. (Exams 12:30 PM)

June 8, Six Meter Club of Chicago Hamfest, DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton, IL. Info: call 708-442-4961, <>, e-mail: <>. (Talk-in 146.52, 146.37/97 [107.2 Hz]; exams 911 AM)

June 8, Egyptianfest, Granite City, IL campus of SW Illinois College. Contact Frank Shears, K7RMJ, e-mail: <>, phone 615-796-0314. (Talk-in 146.79, CTCSS 127.3; exams)

June 8, Hall of Science ARC Hamfest, NY Hall of Science parking lot, Flushing Meadow Corona Park, Queens, NY. Contact Stephen Greenbaum, WB2KDG, e-mail: <>, phone 718-898-5599, <>. (Talk-in 444.200 PL 136.5, 145.270 600 kHz PL 136.5; exams 10 AM)

June 1314, Ham-Com, Plano Centre, Plano, TX. Information: <>. See us at the CQ Booth.

June 14, Knoxville Hamfest & Electronics Exposition, Kerbela Temple, Knoxville, TN. Contact Louis Dreinhoefer, WB3JKQ, e-mail: <, phone 865-675-3206, <>. (Talk-in 147.30, 224.50, 444.575; exams)

June 14, Kootenai ARS Hamfest, American Legion Hall, Post Falls, ID. Contact Jim Monroe, N7ESU, e-mail: <>, phone 208-755-2100. (Talk-in 146.98/146.38 PL 100, 146.50; exams 9 AM)

June 14, Midland Hamfest, Midland County Fairgrounds, Midland, MI. Contact Del, W8FYR, e-mail: <>, phone 989-689-3477, <>. (Talk-in 147.000+; exams 9 AM, registration 8 AM)

June 15, Monroe Hamfest, Monroe County Fairgrounds, Monroe, MI. Contact Fred VanDaele, KA8EBI, e-mail: <>, phone 734-242-9487 after 5 PM, <>.

June 21, Lufkin Hamfest, Denman Avenue Baptist Church, Lufkin, TX. Contact Jerry Wilson, K5JLW, e-mail: <>, <>. (Talk-in 146.940/ 141.3 PL; exams 9 AM)

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