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CQ Announcements: February 2013 CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — Charleston Amateur Radio Society, Inc. 40th Annual Charleston Hamfest and Computer Show & ARRL 2013 State Convention, February 2 at the Armory Park Community Center. Contact: Jenny Myers, WA4NGV, 2630 Dellwood Ave., N. Charleston, SC 29405-6814; phone: (843) 747-2324; e-mail: <brycemyers@aol.com>; website: <https://www.wa4usn.org>. (Talk-in 146.790-, 146.940- (PL 123), or 147.045+ (PL 103.5); VE exams begin at 1 p.m.)

MIAMI, FLORIDA — The Dade Radio Club of Miami Miami Hamfest and Tropical Hamboree February 1 & 2 at the Miami-Dade Fair Expo Center. Contact: Dade Radio Club of Miami, Inc., P.O. Box 452253, Miami, FL 33245- 2253; phone (305) 590-8523; e-mail: <info@miamihamfest.net>; website: <https://miamihamfest.net>. (Talk-in 147.00 -600 or 146.925 -600 [PL 94.8]; VE exams 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday)

NEGAUNEE, MICHIGAN — Hiawatha Amateur Radio Association Winter Swap-meet February 2 at the Negaunee Township Hall. Contact: John, N8RSE, <carczar52@gmail.com>. (Talk-in 147.27 [PL 100]).

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA — Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society (RATS) Frostfest 2013&ARRL Virginia State Convention February 2 at the Richmond Raceway Complex. Call (804) 657-7038 for exhibit booth pricing. Contact: Rob Marshall, KI4MCW, phone (804) 657-7038; e-mail: <info@frostfest.com>; website: <https://www.frostfest.com>. (VE exams)

ELYRIA, OHIO — Northern Ohio Amateur Radio Society Winter Hamfest & Computer Show February 3 at the VFW Post 1079. Contact: Darlene Ohman, KA8VTS, phone (216) 398-8858 before 11 p.m. EST; e-mail: <winterhamfest@noars.net>; website: <https://www.noars.net>. (Talk-in 146.70 [PL 110.9])

WASHINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA — Washington Amateur Communications, Inc. (WACOM) will air Special Event Station W3C from 1500 to 2100 UTC Wednesday, February 6 to Sunday, February 10 in conjunction with the Washington County Sportsman Show. Frequencies include 21.250, 18.130, 14.260, 7.120 MHz. QSL to Bill Steffey, NY9H, 401 Bells Lake Rd., Radio Hill, Prosperity, PA 15329. Website: <https://www.wacomarc.org>.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA — Orlando Amateur Radio Club will hold the 67th Annual HamCation® Amateur Radio and Computer Show and ARRL South Eastern Convention February 8–10 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Special Event Station K4H will be on the air during HamCation®. Contact: Orlando HamCation, P.O. Box 547811, Orlando, FL 32485-7811; phone: (407) 841-0874; e-mail: <info@hamcation.com>; website: <https://www.hamcation.com>. (Talk-in 146.760 -600, 147.015 +600 (PL 103.5), and 146.570 -600 D-Star; VE exams Saturday for attendees who pre-register)

YUMA, ARIZONA — Yuma Amateur Radio Hamfest Organization and the Amateur Radio Council of Arizona 9th Annual Yuma Hamfest & ARRL 2013 Arizona State Convention February 15–16 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds. E-mail: <info@yumahamfest.org>; website: <https://www. yumahamfest.org>. (Talk-in 146.840- [PL 88.5]).

BROWNSBURG, INDIANA — Hendricks County Amateur Radio Society Second Annual Brownsburg Indiana Hamfest February 16 at the American Legion Post 331. Contact Wayne Fox, KE9P, phone: (317) 204-2725; e-mail: <hcars46122@gmail.com>; website: <https://www.hcars.org>. (Talk-in 147.015+)

HOXIE, ARKANSAS — Lawrence County Amateur Radio Club, Inc. 2013 Winterfest February 16 at the Hoxie (Community) Service Center. Contact: Glendal Floyd, W5WEC, 104 North Larkspur Lane, Walnut Ridge, AR 72476; phone: (870) 886-1360; e-mail: <w5wec@suddenlink.net>; website: <https://www.w5wra.org>. (Talk-in 147.045/645; VE exams at 11 a.m.)

LIVONIA, MICHIGAN — Livonia Amateur Radio Club 42nd Annual Swap- N-Shop February 17 at the Civic Park Senior Center. Contact: Livonia ARC, P.O. Box 51532, Livonia, MI 48151-0532; phone: (734) 941-5043; e-mail: <k8uns@arrl.net>; website: <https://www.livoniaarc.com>. (Talk-in 145.35 [PL 100] or 146.52)

MANSFIELD, OHIO — Intercity Amateur Radio Club, Inc. Mid-Winter Hamfest & Computer Show, February 17 at the Richland County Fairgrounds. Contact: Danny Bailey, KB8STK, 70 Euclid Street, Shiloh, OH 44878.; phone (after 3 p.m.); (419) 896-3603; website: <https://hamfest.w8we.org>. (Talk-in 146.94 [PL 71.9]; VE exams begin 1 p.m.)

NEW PROVIDENCE, NEW JERSEY — New Providence Amateur Radio Club (NPARC) Auction 7 p.m., Friday, February 22, New Providence Municipal Center. Contact: Dr. Barry Cohen, K2JV, <bgcohenusa@verizon.net>. Website: <https://www.nparc.org/auction.htm>. (Talk-in 147.255 [PL 141.3])

GEORGIA, WASHINGTON – Special Event Station WS7G to celebrate George Washington's birthday, 1101Z February 22 through 0220Z February 23 on SSB 3.880, 14.250, 18.135 ±QRM. QSL for QSL and SASE to address on QRZ.com.

DALTON, GEORGIA — Dalton Amateur Radio Club Dalton Hamfest, February 23 at the North Georgia Fairgrounds. Vendor contact: Tom Maheny, NS4U, 3–8 p.m. phone (706) 299-4859; e-mail: <w4drchamfest@yahoo.com>; website: <https://www.daltonhamfest.net/about.html>. (Talk-in 145.230-; VE exams begin at 1 p.m.)

LaPORTE, INDIANA — LaPorte County Amateur Radio Club will hold its Cabin Fever Hamfest, February 23 at the LaPorte Civic Auditorium. Contact: LPCARC, P.O. Box 148, Michigan City, IN 46361. Vendor contact: John Rozinski (219) 380-9684; e-mail: <info@lpcarc.org>; website: <https://www.lpcarc.org/hamfest>. (Talk-in 146.610 [PL 131.8]; VE exams begin at 8 a.m.)

ORANGE, TEXAS — The Orange Amateur Radio Club Orange Hamfest 2013 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., February 23 at the VFW Post 2775 Hall, 5303 16th Street; website: <https://www.qsl.net/w5nd/>.

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VERMONT — Radio Amateurs of Northern Vermont (RANV) HAM-CON The Vermont Ham Radio Convention, February 23 at the Holiday Inn Convention Center. Special Event Station W1V will operate during show hours. Contact: RANV afternoon and evening, (802) 879-6589; e-mail: <w1sj@arrl.net>; website: <https://www.ranv.org/hamcon.html>. (Talk-in 145.15 -600; VE exams begin at 1 p.m.)

ANNANDALE, VIRGINIA — Vienna Wireless Society Winterfest! The National Capital Area Ham Radio Fair, February 24 at the Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus. Vendor contact: Doug, AK4AO, (703) 698-6158; e-mail: <tablesales2013@viennawireless.org>. General contact: Jack, AI4SV, phone: (314) 266-8426; e-mail: <winterfest2013@viennawireless.org>. Website: <https://www.viennawireless.org/winterfest.php>. (Talk-in 146.91)

CASTLE SHANNON, PENNSYLVANIA — Wireless Association of South Hills Amateur Radio Club 18th Annual WASHfest 2013, February 24 at the Castle Shannon VFD Memorial Hall. Contact: Carol Danko, KB3GMN, phone (412) 884-1466; e-mail: <washarc@yahoo.com>. (Talkin 146.955- [PL 131.8])

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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