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CQ Announcements: January 2013 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 examsthe AMF Waukesha Lanes 9 to 11:15 a.m.)

LOCUST FORK, ALABAMA — Blount County Amateur Radio Club FreezeFest 2013, Saturday, January 5, Locust Fork High School. Contact: Bill Pond, AE4IE, (205) 647-5705. Website: <https://freezefest.w4blt.org/>. (Talk-in 146.700– [PL 91.5; exams 10 a.m.)

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI — Ozark Mountain Amateur Radio Ozark Mountain Hamfest, Saturday, January 5, Faith Lutheran Church. Contact: James, KCØTQD, (417) 425-9962; e-mail: <kc0tqd@gmail.com>; <https://www.w0omd.org>. (Talk-in: 147.015– [PL 162.2]; exams 10 a.m.)

WHITE PINE, TENNESSEE — Lakeway Amateur Radio Club 2013 Winter Hamfest, Saturday, January 5, Smoky Mountain Expo Center. Contact: Lakeway ARC, P.O. Box 1138, Morristown, TN 37887-1138. Website: <https://lakewayarc.org/2013-hamfest>.

GREENWOOD, SOUTH CAROLINA — Greenwood Amateur Radio Society Greenwood South Carolina Hamfest, Saturday, January 12, Piedmont Technical College Multipurpose Building. 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); 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>. Website: <https://www.skylineradioclub.org>. (Talk-in 147.180 +0.600; 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. E-mail: <hamfest@w7tbc.org>. Website: <https://www.w7tbc.org/>. (Talk-in 146.700 –600 [PL 162.2] or 446.150 –5 [PL 100]; exams 10 to 11:30 a.m.)

QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA — Annual RV Campout Quartzfest, January 15–25 at the Bureau of Land Management campsite located 10 miles south of Quartzsite on US 95 at La Paz Valley Road. Contact: Steve Weed, KO4QT, <organizer@quartzfest.org>; website: <https://www.quartzfest.org>. (Exams)

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Lockheed Martin Recreation Association & W5SJZ Radio Club Cowtown Hamfest 2013, January 18 and 19 at the Lockheed Martin Recreation Area. Contact: David Forbes, KC5UYR, e-mail: <KC5UYR@compuserve.com>. Website:<https://www.cowtownhamfest.com>.
(Talk-in 147.28 [PL 110.9]; exams).

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA — Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club Southwest Florida Hamfest & Computer Show 2013, January 19, Southwest Florida Public Service Academy. Contact: FMARC, P.O. Box 061183, Fort Myers, FL 33906. Drexel Turner, W4DHT, 7670 Eaglet Court, Fort Myers, FL 33912-1828. Phone: (239) 225-0826 or (239) 464-1350. E-mail: <dturner@embarqmail.com>. Website: <https://www.fmarc.net/hamfest.htm>. (Talk-in 147.345 [PL 136.5]).

HAMMOND, LOUISIANA — Southeast Louisiana Amateur Radio Club 32nd Annual Hammond Hamfest, January 19 at the Quality Inn & Conference Center. Contact: SELARC, P.O. Box 1324, Hammond, LA 70404. E-mail: <wb5net@arrl.net>. Website: <https://www.selarc.org/selarchamfest.htm>. (Talkin 147.000 -600 [PL 107.2] or 145.130 -600 [PL 107.2] or 444.250 +5 [PL 107.2]; exams).

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI — North Kansas City Hamfest & Emergency Communications Expo, January 19, Hillside Christian Church. Website: <https://www.northkchamfest.com>. (Exams)

ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS — Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs Mid-Winter Hamfest, January 20 , Kane County Fairgrounds. Contact: WCRA, P.O. Box QSL, Wheaton, IL 60187-1055. Phone: (630) 604-0157. E-mail: <info@w9ccu.org>. Website: <https://www.w9ccu.org>. (Talk-in 145.31– [PL 107.2] or 146.52.; exams)

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — Jackson Amateur Radio Club 2013 Capital City Hamfest & Mississippi State ARRL Convention, January 25 and 26 at the Trade Mart Building, Mississippi State Fairgrounds. Website: <https://hamfest.msham.org/>. (Exams Saturday 8 a.m.)

COLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS — The St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club, Inc. Winterfest 2013, Saturday, January 26 at the Gateway Convention Center. Contact: Jim Glasscock, WØFF, (636) 584-888 or Bill Coby, KBØMWG, (314) 504-1104. E-mail: <bcoby@sbcglobal.net>. Website: <https://slsrc.org>. (Talk-in 146.760)

PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA — Desert RATS Palm Springs Hamfest, January 26 at KD6QLT’s ranch. Contact: Peter Reinzuch, VE7REZ/W6, (760) 318-0186. E-mail: <palmsprings.hamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <https://desertrats.x.am>.

STRASBURG, OHIO — Tusco Amateur Radio Club 23rd Annual Tusco A.R.C. Hamfest, Sunday, January 27 at 965 North Wooster Avenue. Contact: Janice Green, KB8YDK, (740) 922-4454. E-mail: <k8wfn@tusco.net>. Website: <https://www.tuscoarc.org>. (Talk-in 146.730–)

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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