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CQ Announcements: December 2012 BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY — Boy Scout Troop 139/Venture Crew 7373 Hamfest, Saturday, December 1 at the St. John the Evangelist’s Conlon Hall. Activities include an indoor flea market, technical forums. Tickets are $5. Contact: Diana V., (201) 446-0355; E-mail: <troop139parents@aol.com>. Gordon Beattie, W2TTT, (201) 314-6964; E-mail: <w2ttt@arrl.net>. (Talk-in 146.955– [PL 141.3] or 146.52; exams).

MESA, ARIZONA — Superstition Amateur Radio ClubSuperstition Hamfest, Saturday, December 1 at the Mesa Community College SW Parking Lot. Activities include a flea market, prizes, concessions, an Amateur Radio Council of Arizona meeting at 11 a.m. For more information visit: <https://wb7tjd.org/wiki/Superstition_Hamfest>. (Talk-in 147.12+ [PL 162.2] or 449.60- [PL 100]; VE exams begin at 8 a.m.)

TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA — Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council 37th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest, Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2 at the Manatee Civic Center. Activities include commercial vendors, a swap meet, DXCC/WAS/ VUCC/IARU card checking, forums, group meetings. Website: <https://www.fgcarc.org> or <https://www.tampabayhamfest.org>. Talk-in 145.430– [PL 100]; VE exams, ARECC testing)

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN — L’Anse Creuse Amateur Radio Club 40th Annual Swap & Shop, Sunday, December 2 at the L’Anse Creuse High School. Flea market, prizes. Contact: LCARC SWAP, 29729 S. River Road, Harrison Township, MI 48045. Greg Crump, e-mail: <n8geo@arrl.net>. Website: <https://bit.ly/Qei6uf>. (Talk-in 147.080+ [PL 100]; VE exams 9 a.m.)

OCALA, FLORIDA — Silver Springs Radio Club Amateur Radio Festival, Saturday, December 8 at the Green Clover Hall. Indoor/outdoor flea market, prizes. Contact: Bill Miller, (352) 873-2017; e-mail: <n6wgm@cfl.rr.com>. Paul Klawunn, (352) 288-2444; e-mail: <kj4amh@gmail.com>. (VE exams)

AITUTAKI ISLAND DXPEDITION — 5B4AIF will be heading a DXpedition to Aitutaki Island, December 10, 2012 to January 5, 2013. They will be operating SSB and RTTY from 6m up to 80m with full legal power and will use a 6m beacon when not on the band, using their sms number ready for when the band opens. Go to: <https://www.aitutaki2012.com/> for details.

MINDEN, LOUISIANA — Minden Amateur Radio Association Christmas Hamfest, Saturday, December 15 at the Minden Civic Center. Flea market, concessions, prizes. Contact: Fran, KD5LKLB, <fran@n5rd.org>. Dusty, N5COL, <dusty@n5rd.org>. Website: <https://www.n5rd.org/>. Talk-in 147.300; VE exams 9 a.m. to noon)

WAUKESHA WISCONSIN — West Allis Radio Amateur Club, Inc. 41st Annual Midwinter Waukesha Swapfest, Saturday, January 5, Waukesha County Expo Center. Contact: WARAC Swapfest, P.O. Box 1072, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Phil, W9NAW, (414) 425-3649. Website: <https://www.warac.org>. (VE exams at the AMF Waukesha Lanes 9 to 11:15 a.m.)

SOUTH CAROLINA — Greenwood Amateur Radio Society Greenwood South Carolina Hamfest, Saturday, January 12, Piedmont Technical College Multipurpose Building. ARRL forums, dealers, flea market, prizes, concessions. Contact: GARS, P.O. Box 2404, Greenwood, SC 29646 or Tedd Davison, AI4WN, phone: (864) 377-1872; <ai4wn@arrl.net>; <https://www.w4gwd.org>. (Talk-in 147.165+ or 443.900+ (PL 107.2); VE exams 10:30 a.m.)

MARATHON, NEW YORK — Skyline Amateur Radio Club January Winterfest 2013, Saturday, January 12 at the Lovell Field Civic Center. Indoor flea market, prizes. Contact: SARC, P.O. Box 5241, Cortland, NY 13045. E-mail: <k2iwr@arrl.net>. Vendors contact: Patrick Dunn, <kc2bqz@gmail.com>. Website: <https://www.skylineradioclub.org>. Talk-in 147.180 +0.600; VE exams 9 a.m.)

PHOENIX, ARIZONA — Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club & Amateur Radio Council of Arizona Thunderbird Hamfest 2013, Saturday, January 12 at the Northwest Community Church. Activities include hourly prizes. E-mail: <hamfest@w7tbc.org>. Website: <https://www.w7tbc.org/>. (Talk-in 146.700 –600 [PL 162.2] or 446.150 –5 [PL 100]; VE exams 10 to 11:30 a.m.)

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. In addition, CQ’s sister publication WorldRadio Online has extensive information on hamfests and special event stations months in advance of the events; go to <www.worldradiomagazine.com>.

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