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CQ Announcements: April 2011 Nebraska QSO Party (NQP), 1700 UTC April 24 to 1700 April 25. The goal is to promote activity from Nebraska and hopefully give amateurs worldwide a contact from Nebraska. Details: < https://www.hdxa.net/neqso/ >.

The following Special Event stations are scheduled for April:

VENICE, FLORIDA: Special Event Station K4S, from the Venice Sharks Tooth Festival, Venice, Florida; Tamiami ARC; 1300–2400Z, April 8–10. Frequencies: 28.383, 21.313, 18.153 and 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.

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA: Special Event Station N4C, operating from the 39th Annual Raleigh Hamfest and ARRL North Carolina State Convention, April 23 from 8 AM. to 3:30 PM EST on approximate frequencies: 7.235 or 14.235 MHz SSB, and 7.055 and 14.055 MHz CW. QSL info: < https://www.rars.org/hamfest >.

MARTINEZ, CALIFORNIA: Special Event Station K6M. Martinez Amateur Radio Club operating April 16 from 1600Z–2300Z from the John Muir House National Historic Site in celebration of the 173rd birthday of John Muir, father of the U.S. National Parks System. Frequencies: 14.255 and 21.350 MHz. QSL: Martinez ARC, 230 F St., Martinez, CA 94553.

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

April 2, BELTON, TEXAS, HamEXPO, 7 AM to 2 PM at the Bell County Expo Center, 301 W. Loop 121. Sponsored by the Temple Amateur Radio Club. ARRL-sponsored exams. Talk-In frequency: 146.820/123.0. At-door admission fee: $5. Table fee: $15 to $25. Details: < https://www.beltonhamexpo. org/ >. E-mail: < expo@tarc.org >. Contact: Mike LeFan, WA5EQQ, telephone 254-773-3590, 10 AM to 9 PM.

April 9, SPRING GROVE, PENNSYLVANIA, York Hamfest. From 8 AM to 2 PM. Sponsored by the York Hamfest Foundation. Location: Porters Community Fire Co., 1199 Porters Rd. Spring Grove, PA. Hamfest website: < https://www. yorkhamfest.org >. Inside Tables: Tabitha Zier, < tazier@embarqmail.com >. Phone: 717-632-6719. Other Information: Duane Sterner . VE Testing starting at noon. Talk-In: 147.330 MHz (±PL123 Hz), simplex backup: 147.495 MHz.

April 18, CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS – Flea at MIT. From 9 AM to 2 PM, Albany and Main St., Cambridge, MA. Sponsored by the Harvard Wireless Club (W1AF), the MIT Electronics Research Society, the MIT UHF Repeater Assn. (W1XM), and the MIT Radio Society (W1MX) For space reservations and details go to < www.swapfest.us >. Talk-in 146.52 and 449.725/444.725 W1XM/R, PL 114.8.

April 30, SONOMA, CALIFORNIA - Valley of the Moon ARC (W6AJF) ARRL Hamfest. Ongoing demonstrations, indoor and outdoor spaces available, Operations on PSK-31, APRS, and other digital modes (guest operators welcome), VE exams (registration starting at 9 AM), Talk-in 145.35 -600, PL 88.5. Details: Call Darrel, WD6BOR, telephone 707-996-4494; e-mail: < wd6bor@vom.com >; < https://vomarc.org/ >.

May 20–22, DAYTON, OHIO – Dayton Hamvention®. Hara Arena, 1001 Shiloh Springs Rd. Complete details at: < https://www.hamvention.org/ >. See us at the CQ Booth.

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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