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

WX3MAS, from Nazareth and Bethlehem, Pennsylvainia, to celebrate the holidays from the twin Christmas Cities of Nazareth and Bethlehem; the Christmas City Amateur Radio Club and the
Delaware/Lehigh Amateur Radio Club; December 10 and 11 from 1400 UTC to 0200 UTC. The station will be on 28.465, 21.365, 14.265, 7.270, and 3.850 MHz. Depending on conditions, it will also operate on PSK-31 on 20 and 40 meters, and 10 and 15 meters if band conditions permit. For colorful commemorative certificate send QSL and 9×12 SASE to Christmas Coty Amateur radio Club, RR 8, Greystone Bldg., Nazareth, PA 18064-9211.

WD4WDW, from Orlando, Florida, to commemorate the 110th birthday of Walt Disney from Disney World; DEARS (Disney Emergency Amateur Radio Service); December 10 from 1000 UTC to 2200 UTC on 14.260, 7.260, and 28.360 MHz. For an 8×10 certificate, send an SASE to DEARS, PO Box 22346, Orlando, FL 32830. Website: <https://www.wd4wdw.org>.

These hamfests are slated for December:

MESA, ARIZONA: The Superstition Amateur Radio Club will host the Superstition Hamfest on Saturday, December 3 from 5:30 AM to 2 PM at the Mesa Community College south parking lots, just north of US 60 Freeway on Dobson Road, Exit 177. Activities include VE Testing from 9 to 11 AM, an ARCA meeting at 11 AM, main prize drawing at 12:30 PM, and food and refreshments. Contact: <https://wb7tjd.org/wiki/Our_Contact_Page>.

TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA: The 36th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest will be held at the Manatee Civic Center, US-301 and Haben Blvd., Palmetto on December 3 and 4. Sponsored by the Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council. Doors open at 8 AM on Saturday and Sunday. Activities include VE exams and card checking plus a flea market. Website: <https://www.tampabayhamfest. org>. Talk in 145.430 (PL 100).

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