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CQ Announcements: March 2011 SWODXA Ohio DX Association Dinner, Dayton Hamvention® 2011 - The annual DX Dinner™ will be held this year On Friday, May 20 at a new location, the Dayton Marriott, 1414 Patterson Blvd., Dayton, OH 45409. Details are avialable at <www.swodxa.org>. They are attempting to honor seating requests (tables fo 10), and so please contact (with check or money order & 40 payable in U.S. funds), Kirk Swallow, W8QID, 3137 Compton Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45251 (be sure to include SASE for return ticket).

SKYWARN CLASSES: The Lake County ARES, Lake ARA, and National Weather Service will sponsor two SKYWARN classes to become trained weather spotters at the Leesburg Library, Leesburg, FL on March 5. For more information go to: <www.skywarn.org>, <www.k4fc.org>, and < www.n4fla.org>.

· The following Special Event Stations are scheduled for late February and March:

K5B, from the 22nd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March Marathon, Las Cruces, New Mexico; Mesilla Valley Radio Club; March 27 from 1000Z to 2300Z on 3.893, 7.225, 14.330, 21.337 MHz. For QSL, write to: Special Event Station K5B, c/o Mesilla Valley Radio Club, PO Box 1443, Las Cruces, NM 88004-1443. For more information go to: <https://www.n5bl.org/bataan>.

WS7G, from celebration of George Washington's birthday, near the town of George in Washington State; 0001Z February 21 through 0400Z February 23 on 14.250, 18.135, 3.880, and 7.230 MHz (±QRM). QSL via WS7G.

W8FT, celebrating 90 years of existence of the Findlay Radio Club, Findlay, Ohio; from 1300Z March 20 to 0100Z March 21on 3.555, 3.855, 7.055, 7.260, 14.055, 14.255, 21.055, and 21.285 MHz. All contacts will receive a special QSL card from the club honoring the event.

· The following hamfests, etc., are slated for March:

March 12, 2011 Charlotte (NC) Hamfest, Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, Concord, North Carolina; sponsored by the Mecklenburg ARS. Contact Tom Hunt, e-mail: <dealers@w4bfb.org>; phone 704-948-7373; <www.w4bfb.org hamfest>. (Exams) See us at the CQ Booth.

March 19, Charleston, West Virginia Hamfest (ARRL affiliated), Coonskin Armory, Charleston, West Virginia. For more information and details, contact Jim Damron, N8TMW, <n8tmw@arrl.net> or call 304-965-5349; <https://www.w8gk.org>. (Exams 12:30 PM)

March 26, Orange County ARC Spring Hamfest, Town of Wallkill Community Center, Middletown, New York. Contact Neil Shubert, AC2O, e-mail: <cermic7@gmail.com>, cell 914-490-2001 (between 6 and 9 PM). (Talkin 146.76 PL 100; exams)

March 26, Columbus (IN) ARC Hamfest, Bartholomew County 4H Fairgrounds, Community Building, Columbus, Indiana. Contact Russ Holderness, KA9MZV, e-mail: <rholder433@live.com>, phone 812-372-7422, cell 317- 692-3345. (Talk-in 146.790/146.190w/PL100; exams 11AM [walk-ins OK] contact Rhonda, WS9H, e-mail: <KS9H@comcast.net, phone 317-654-0007)

March 26, HAM-EX™ 2011, Brampton Fall Fairgrounds, Mississauga, Canada. Contact the Mississauga Amateur Radio Club, VE3MIS. (Talk-in VE3PRC 146.880- [no tone], VE3MIS 145.430- [103.5 tone]; exams for Basic, Advanced, and CW Qualification [see <www.ham-ex.ca])

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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