Announcements: April 2010

Missouri QSO Party – This annual event, sponsored by the Boeing Employees’ Amateur Radio Society, St. Louis, will be held 1800Z April 3 through 0500Z April 4, and again beginning 1800Z April 4 though 2359Z April 4. The object is to make as many QSOs with as many Missouri amateur radio stations and to contact as many different Missouri counties as possible. Logs must be submitted no later than May 4, 2010. For complete contest information, go to: <>.


• These Special Event stations are scheduled for April:

K4S, from the Venice Sharks Tooth Festival, Venice, Florida; Tamiami ARC; 1300–1900Z April 11 on 21.313, 18.153, 14.236 MHz. For direct QSL send QSL and SASE to Jack Sproat, W4JS, 1419 E. Manasota Beach Rd., Englewood, FL 34223-6341. DX may QSL via the Bureau.

N4C, from the 38th Annual Raleich (NC) Hamfest & ARRL State Convention, Raleigh ARS; 8 AM to 3:30 PM EST April 3 on SSB approximately 7.235 or 14.235 MHz. QSL information at <www.>.


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

April 3, Longmont ARC Swapfest, Boulder County Fairgrounds, Boulder, Colorado. (Talk-in 147.270; exams 10 AM)

April 3, Raleigh ARS 38th Hamfest, ARRL NC State Convention, & Electronic Fleamarket, Expo Center Building, North Carolina State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, North Carolina. Contact Steve Farrarini, KJ4BX, e-mail: <>, phone 919-247-8690; <>. (Talk-in 146.64; exams WA4GIR phone 919-387-9152)

April 10, Orange County ARC Spring Hamfest, Town of Wallkill Community Center, Middletown, New York. Contact Don Sayre, AA2DS, e-mail: <>, phone 845-342-2056 after 6 PM. (Talk-in 146.76, PL100; exams)

April 10–11, 12th Annual Communications Academy, South Seattle Community College, Seattle, Washington (offering 30 workshops and seminars related to amateur radio, vendors, EmComm displays, and more). For details go to: <>.

April 16–18, 61st Annual International DX Convention, Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center, Visalia, California. Early registration suggested. For details go to: <>.

April 17, HamEXPO, Bell County Expo Center, Belton, Texas. Contact Mike LeFan, WA5EQQ, e-mail: <>, phone 254-773-3590, on the web: <>. (Talk-in 146.820, 123.0; exams)

May 1, Blue Ridge Amateur Radio Society Hamfest & ARRL South Carolina Section Convention, Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds, Spartanburg, South Carolina. For details go to: <www.>.

May 1, Valley of the Moon ARC (W6AJF) ARRL Hamfest, Sonoma Valley Veterans’ Memorial Building, Sonoma, California. Contact Darrel, WD6BOR, e-mail: <>, phone 707-996-4494; <>. (Talk-in 145.36, –600, PL 88.5; exams 9 AM)

May 1, 48th Annual Cadillac Swap, Cadillac Junior High School, Cadillac, Michigan. Contact Alton McConnnmell, e-mail: <>, phone 231-867-3774. (Talk-in 146.98; exams)


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