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CQ Announcements: February 2011 The following Special Event stations are scheduled for February:

Feb 4-7 - President Ronald Reagan Centennial special events (2): Ventura County Amateur Radio Society will operate N6R from Thousand Oaks, California, from 1600 UTC on Sunday, Feb. 6, through 0200 UTC Monday, Feb. 7, and intermittently at other times on Saturday (2/5) and Monday. Tentative frequencies (+/- QRM): CW: 3545, 7045, 14045, 21045, 28045 kHz; SSB: 3820, 7260, 14255, 21320, 28490 kHz, plus local repeaters and FM simplex. More details at <www.qrz.com/db/n6r>. E-mail scheduled requests to <n6rn6r@aol.com>. QSL with SASE (no eQSL or LoTW) to Peter Heins, N6ZE.

Santa Barbara Amateur Radio Club will operate W6R at various times and from various locations on Friday, Feb. 4 through Monday, Feb. 7. Main operation will be on 2/5 from 0300-2100 UTC. In addition, a rover operation from the Reagan ranch is scheduled on Feb. 7. For updates and QSL information, see <www.sbarc.org/w6r.html>.

Feb 24 - QCWA Chapter 154 will operate W0G from Rancho Mirage, California, between 1800 and 2400 UTC, in honor of the 100th birthday of World Radio Laboratories founder Leo Meyerson, W0GFQ. Leo is expected to be at the event. QSL to individual operator whom you contact.

W3C, Washington County Sportsmen Show, Washington Crown Center Mall, Washington, Pennsylvania; 1200 to 1800 UTC each day, February 3-6 on 7.225 and 14.250 MHz (SSB). QSL information: Ed Oelschlager, 60 Carl Ave., B2, Eighty Four, PA 15330. Details: <https://www.wa3comarc.org >.

WA5DTK, Siege Days at the Alamo Historic Commemoration, San Antonio, Texas; February 23 through March 6 , frequencies 7.040 and 7.240 MHz; and 14.050 and 14.250 MHz. For special QSL, write to Barry Brewer, 601 Wagon Wheel Trail, Pflugerville, TX 78660.

K8BF, Sixth Annual Freeze Your Acorns Off (FYAO) QRP Station; Portage County Amateur Radio Service (PCARS) <https://www.portcars.org>, Kent, Ohio; February 19, 1500-2300 UTC in general areas of 15, 20, 40 and 80 meters SSB, CW, and Digital. Also FM on Echolink through the KC8RKV node. Contact K8BF or the other stations signing/FYAO. Certificate available: Send QSL and large SASE to Al Atkins, KB8VJL, 12433 Chamberlain Rd., Aurora, OH 44202.

· The following hamfests, etc., are slated for late January and February:

Jan. 29, Desert Rats and Palm Springs DX Club Hamfest, Raffle, Winter Field Day; Palm Springs, California. Contact Peter Reinzuch, VE7REZ, or Evan DeRoun, KI6WNF, <riversidecountyares@gmail.com>; <https:// www.desertrats.am>. (Talk-in 146.94-- PL 107.2)

Feb. 6, Great Hamfest of the North, Hatillo Municipal Coliseum, Hatillo, Puerto; Caribbean Amateur Radio Club. Contact SerafinMartinez, KP4FIE: <serafinmrtnz@yahoo.com>. (Talk-in 147.21-,tone 127.3, 146.52 simplex; walk-in exams)

Feb 11-13, Orlando HamCation, ARRL Southeastern Division Convention, Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando, Florida. Information: <www.hamcation.com>; telephone 407-841-0874 (tollfree 800-214-7541); e-mail: <info@hamcation.com>; P.O. Box 547811, Orlando, FL 32854-7811 [SASE]. (Talk-in 146.76; exams Saturday) See Us at the CQ Booth!

Feb. 26, HAM-CON, Vermont's Amateur Radio Convention, Hampton Inn Convention Center, Colchester, Vermont; The Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont. Information: e-mail <w1sj@arrl.net>, web <https://www.ranv.org>, or contact W1SJ at 802-879-6589. (Talkin on 145.15, 146.67; exams)

Please submit hamfest and special event announcements at least 3 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: Hamfest (or Special Events), 25 Newbridge Rd., Hicksville, NY 11801.
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