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CQ Announcements: April 2013 ELIZABETHTOWN, KENTUCKY — Lincoln Trail Amateur Radio Club (LTARC) 35th Annual Ham-Fest, April 6 at the Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, State Fire and Rescue Facility Training Center. Contact: LTARC, P.O. Box 342, Vine Grove, KY 40175. David VanderMolen <dvanman@windstream.net> or Archie Mack <amack1@insightbb.com>. Website: <https://www.qsl.net/ltarc/page6.html>. (Talk-in 146.980; exams 9:30 a.m.)

KENNER, LOUISIANA — Jefferson Amateur Radio Club New Orleans Hamfest, April 6 at the Woodlake Gymnasium. Contact: Keith Barnes <w5kb@arrl.net>. Website: <https://www.w5gad.org/home/hamfest/>. (Talk-in 146.860 –600 [PL 114.8]; exams 8:30 a.m.)

LONGMONT, COLORADO — Longmont Amateur Radio Club LARCFest 2013, April 6 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building. Contact: LARC, c/o Jerry Schmidt, 1541 Judson Drive, Longmont, CO 80501; e-mail: <nickijerry@comcast.net>; <https://www.w0eno.org>. (VE exams, $15, 10 a.m.)

TIMONIUM, MARYLAND — Baltimore Amateur Radio Club, Inc. Greater Baltimore Hamboree and Computerfest, April 6 at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Contact: GBHC, P.O. Box 120, Reisterstown, MD 21136; phone: 443-590-1444; e-mail: <gbhc2013@yahoo.com>; <https://www.gbhc.org>. (Talkin 146.67– [PL 107.2]; exams at the Crowne Plaza Hotel)

FRAMINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS — Framingham Amateur Radio AssociationSpring Flea Market and Exams, April 7 at Keefe Technical School. Contact: Steve Hewlett, KB1NIV, phone: 508-872-9336 before 9 p.m.; e-mail: <tables@fara.org>; <https://www.w1fy.org/Flea.aspx>. (Talk-in 147.15; exams)

SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT — Southington Amateur Radio Association Flea Market, April 7 at Southington High School. Contact: Norm, W3IZ, phone: 860-584-1403 in the evening or 860-594-0230 during the day. E-mail: <w1ecv@arrl.net>. Website: <https://www.chetbacon.com/sara.htm>. (Talk-in 147.345; exams 10 a.m.)

VENICE, FLORIDA — Tamiami Amateur Radio Club Special Event station K4S, 1800 to 2400 UTC, Friday, April 12 to Sunday, April 14 on behalf of the Venice Sharks Tooth Festival. Frequencies include 14.236, 14.075 (digital), 18.153, and 28.483. QSL with SASE to Jack Sproat, W4JS, 1419 East Manasota Beach Road, Englewood, FL 34223. Website: <https://tamiamiarc.org>.

AURORA, MISSOURI — Ozarks Amateur Radio Society Hamfest, April 13 at the Pate Early Childhood Center. Contact: Mike Sanders, KØAZ, 18169 Highway 174, Mt. Vernon, MO 65712; e-mail: <k0az@centurytel.net>. Bob Myers, <bhmeyer@centurytel.net>. Website: <https://www.w0oar.com/>. (Talk-in 146.970–; exams 10 a.m.)

COLUMBUS, INDIANA — Columbus Amateur Radio Club 30th Annual Columbus Hamfest, April 13 at the Bartholomew County 4H Fairgrounds Community Building, 750 W. County Road 200 S. Contact: Matthew Bruner, KC9BWO, 325 Robbins Street, Hope, IN 47246; phone: 812-375-4860; e-mail: <kc9bwo@att.net>; <https://www.carcnet.org>. (Talk-in 146.79 –600 [PL 100]; VE exams 11 a.m.)

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO — The Cuyahoga Falls Amateur Radio Club, Inc. w59th Annual Hamfest Electronics and Computer Show, April 13 at the Emidio and Sons Party Center. Contact Ted Sarah, W8TTS, 330-688-2013; email: <hamfest2013@cfarc.org>; <https://www.cfarc.org/hamfest2013r.html>. (Talk-in 147.27+)

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE — Mid-South Amateur Radio Association Memphis Freefest®, April 13 at the Bartlett Station Municipal Center. Contact: Tony Brignole, WA4KHN, 901-372-2738; e-mail: <freefest@maraonline.org>; <https://www.maraonline.org>. (Talk-in 147.03/63 [PL 107.2]; exams in the morning)

MOBILE, ALABAMA — Mobile Amateur Radio Club Mobile Hamfest, April 13 at the Abba Shrine Center. Contact: LJ Early, WB4YOR, 251-635-2327; email: <mobilehamfest@hotmail.com>. (Talk-in 146.82 [PL 203.5])

SALEH, WASHINGTON — Yakima Amateur Radio Club (W7AQ) Yakima Hamfest, April 13 at the Selah Civic Center. General contact: Lindsey Kooser, 509-965-6612; e-mail: <n7rhw@arrl.net>. Vendor contact: Ray Gregg, 206-619- 3619; e-mail: <k7val@arrl.net; <https://www.w7aq.org>. (Talk-in 146.660 [PL 123; exams at noon)

STOUGHTON, WISCONSIN — Madison Area Repeater Association 41st Annual Madison Hamfest, April 13 at the Mandt Community Center. Contact: MARA, 3835 County Road A, Stoughton, WI 53589-3913. Paul Toussaint, 608- 205-1994; e-mail: <w9hsy@execpc.com>; <https://www.qsl.net/mara>. (Talk-in 147.150 +600 [PL 123]; exams 10 a.m.)

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON — The Communications Academy, April 13– 14 at the So. Seattle Community College. Planned activities include keynote presentations, 40 hours of classes and workshops, exhibitors, vendors, communication van display, door prizes, and a radio kit contest. Registration begins in March at <https://www.commacademy.org>.

SPRING GROVE, PENNSYLVANIA — York Hamfest Foundation 2013 York Hamfest, April 13 at the Porters Community Fire Company. E-mail: <duane.sterner@yahoo.com>; vendor e-mail: <YorkHamfest.org@gmail.com>. Website: <https://www.yorkhamfest.org>. (Exams 10:30 a.m.)

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK — Binghamton Amateur Radio Association, Inc. Binghamton Hamfest & Technology Show, April 14 at the Broome Community College Ice Center. Contact: Vinnie Griggs, N1JPM, 607- 651-8884 or Louis Alfonsetti, AC2HL, 607-768-6685. Email: <barahamfest@gmail.com>. Website: <https://www.w2ow.org>. (Talk-in 146.865- [PL 146.2]; exams)

MIDDLETOWN, NEW YORK — Orange County Amateur Radio Club Spring Hamfest, April 14 at the Town of Wallkill Community Center. Contact: Neil Shubert, AC2O, 16 Pioneer Trail, Monroe, NY 10950; phone: 914-490-2001; e-mail: <carmic7@gmail.com>; website: <https://www.ocarc-ny.org>. (Talk-in 146.76 (PL 100); exams 9 a.m. to noon)

VISALIA, CALIFORNIA — Northern California DX Club & Southern California DX Club 64th International DX Convention, April 19–21 at the Visalia Conference Center.(Note: You can pre-register online at this website: <https://bit.ly/YbxP2J>.) E-mail: <info@dxconvention.com>; website: <https://www.dxconvention.com/>.

BELTON, TEXAS — Temple Amateur Radio Club HamEXPO 2013, April 20 at the Bell County Expo Center. Contact: Mike, WA5EQQ, 254- 773-3590 between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m. E-mail: <hamexpo@tarc.org>. Website: <https://www.beltonhamexpo.org>. (Talk-in 146.820– [PL 123]; exams 9:30 a.m.)

ZANESVILLE, OHIO — Muskingum Valley Council Boy Scouts of America Special Event station, K2BSA/8 from 1700 UTC, Friday, April 19 to 1700 UTC, Sunday, April 21 to honor Scoutfest 2013. Frequencies include 14.290 and 7.190. QSL with SASE to Matt Murphy c/o Muskington Valley Council BSA, 734 Moorehead Avenue, Zanesville, OH 43701; email: <kc5bew@gmail.com>; <https://kc8bew.net>.

BRAINERD, MINNESOTA — Brainerd Area Amateur Radio Club, Inc. Brainerd Area Hamfest, April 20 at the Brainerd National Guard Armory. Contact: BAARC, 33247 East Shaminueau Drive, Motley, MN 56466. Website: <https://www.brainerdham.org>. (Talk-in 147.225+; exams 10 a.m.)

DES MOINES, IOWA — Des Moines Radio Amateurs’ Association 2013 Des Moines Hamfest, April 20 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Website: <https://dmraa.com/hamfest>. (Talk-in 146.940– [PL 114.8]; exams from 9 to 11:45 a.m.)

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI — Ararat Shrine Amateur Radio Club Hambash 2013, April 20 at the Ararat Shrine Temple. General contact: Clayton Riley, KBØWYH, 1324 Park Lane, Liberty, MO 64068. Website: <https://www.hambash.com/>. (Talk-in 145.13–; exams 9 a.m.)

MONROE, LOUISIANA — Twin City Ham Club Northeast Louisiana Regional Ham Radiofest & ARRL Louisiana State Convention, April 20 at the Barak Shrine Temple. Email: <webmaster@w5ea.org>. Website: <https://www.w5ea.org>. (Talk-in 146.85; exams 9 a.m.)

PERU, INDIANA — Kokomo Amateur Radio Club, Cass County Amateur Radio Club, Miami County Amateur Radio Club, and the Grant County Amateur Radio Club Eighth Annual North Central Indiana Hamfest, April 20 at the Miami County 4H Fairgrounds. Contact: Steve Shepler, Box 824, Marion, IN 46952; e-mail: <shepler1@gmail.com>. Website: <https://www.nci-hamfest.net>. (Talk-in 147.345+; exams from 8 to 10 a.m.)

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE — Portland Amateur Wireless Association 2013 PAWA Hamfest, April 20 at the Stewart Morrill American Legion Post #35. Contact: John Bogner, W1JLB, (207) 776- 2288. Website: <https://www.qsl.net/pawa/hamfest.html>. (Talk-in 146.73 -600 [PL 100]; exams 10 a.m.)

SUCCASUNNA, NEW JERSEY — Splitrock Amateur Radio Associ - ation 2013 North Jersey Hamfest, April 20 at the Roxbury Senior Center. Contact: Splitrock ARA, P.O. Box 610, Rockaway, NJ 07866; phone: (866) 457-6687; e-mail: <hamfest@splitrockara.org>; <https://www.splitrockara.org>. (Talk-in 146.385+ [PL 131.8]; exams 8:30 a.m.)

ARTHUR, ILLINOIS — Moultrie Amateur Radio Klub 51st Annual Arthur IL Hamfest, April 21 at the Moultrie Douglas County Fair Grounds. Contact: M.A.R.K., P.O. Box 91, Lovington, IL 61937. Ralph Zancha, WC9V, (217) 254-7574; e-mail: <rzancha@one-eleven.net>; <https://www.qsl.net/mark/>. (Talk-in 146.055/146.655 [PL 162.2] or 449.925/444.925 (PL 103.5); exams 10 a.m.)

BOSTON, PENNSYLVANIA — Two Rivers Amateur Radio Club Hamfest, April 28 at The Spectrum. Contact: TRARC, P.O. Box 225, Greenock, PA 15047; e-mail: <wi3r@comcast.net>; phone: (412) 203-2015.

Please submit hamfest and special event announcements at least three months in advancehamfest@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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