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CQ Announcements: August 2013 FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA — Cape Fear Amateur Radio Society 15th Annual Ole Fashioned CFARS SwapFest, Saturday, August 3 at the Cumberland County Shrine Club. Contact: David, KR4OE, (910) 624-1394; e-mail: <kr4oe@nc.rr.com>. (Talk-in 146.910 [PL 100]; VE exams that begin at 9 a.m.)

LYONS, WISCONSIN — Lakes Area Amateur Radio Club Freefest, Saturday, August 3 at the Lyons Town Hall. Admission is free for both buyers and sellers. Website: <https://sites.google.com/site/laarcradioclub/home>; VE exams from 9 to 11 a.m..

TRUMANSBURG, NEW YORK — Tompkins County Amateur Radio Association Ithaca Hamfest 2013, Saturday, August 3 at the Trumansburg Fairgrounds, Route 96. Contact: Bill, (607) 738-4694; email: <whk2@cornell.edu>. (Talk-in 146.97– [PL 103.5]; VE exams)

BERRYVILLE, VIRGINIA — Shenendoah Valley Amateur Radio Club, Inc. 63rd Annual Berryville Hamfest and Computer Show, Sunday, August 4 at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. Contact: John Cottrell, WD4GEK, or Elizabeth Cottrell, W4EHC, (540) 436-3818; e-mail: <berryvillehamfest@gmail.com>; website: <https://www.shenvalarc.org/hamfest>. (Talk-in 146.82–; VE exams begin at noon)

CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club CVARC SummerFest 2013, Sunday, August 4 at the Teamster’s Hall. General contact: Dave Wilson, KBØDW, (319) 393-3776;. <https://cvarc.rf.org/Website/index.html>. (Talk-in 146.745 or 146.520 Simplex; VE exams begin9:30 a.m.)

ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — New Mexico Hamvention, Inc. 2013 Albuquerque Duke City Hamfest & ARRL New Mexico State Convention, Friday, August 9 to Sunday, August 11 at the Hotel Albuquerque. Contact: New Mexico Hamvention, Inc., P.O. Box 30394, Albuquerque, NM 87190; <https://www.dukecityhamfest.org>.

MILO, MAINE — Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club Three Rivers Hamfest, Saturday, August 10 at the American Legion Hall-Post 41. Email: <parc@k1pq.org>; <https://www.k1pq.org>. (Talk-in 147.105+ [PL 103.5]; VE exams)

SAINT ALBANS, VERMONT — Saint Albans Amateur Radio Club STARC 2013 Summer Hamfest, Saturday, August 10 at the VFW-Post 758. Contact: Arn Benjamin, N1ARN, (802) 309-0666; e-mail: <n1arn@yahoo.com>, or Michael Gladu, N1FBZ, <n1fbz@arrl.net>. Website: <https://www.starc.org/>. (VE exams for Technician class only)

STURTEVANT, WISCONSIN — Racine Megacycle Club 6th Annual Racine Megacycle Freefest, Saturday, August 10 at the Fireman’s Park. Contact: Paul Giannoni <kc9pg@yahoo.com>; <https://www.w9udu.org>.

LAWRENCEBURG, KENTUCKY — Bluegrass Amateur Radio Society 2013 BARS Central Kentucky Hamfest, Sunday, August 11 at the American Legion Post 34 Fair Grounds. Website: <https://www.bluegrassars.org/>. (Talk-in 146.760; VE exams begin at 11 a.m.)

HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA — Huntsville Hamfest, Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 at the Von Braun Civic Center. Young Ham of the Year Award presentation. Exhibitors contact: Charlie Emerson, N4OKL, 8003 Craigmont Road SW, Huntsville, AL 35802; phone (256) 882-9137. Flea market contact: Dave Givens, K5RSI, 10000 Ramsbeck Circle, Huntsville, AL 35803; phone: (256) 883-2760. website: <https://www.hamfest.org>. (VE exams that begin at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday.)

WESTON, WEST VIRGINIA — West Virginia State Amateur Radio Council 55th West Virginia State Amateur Radio Convention & ARRL Section Convention, Saturday, August 17 at the Jackson’s Mill WVU Conference Center. Contact: Bob West, WA8YCD, 883 Goshen Road, Morgantown, WV 26508; phone: (304) 672-6381; e-mail: <wa8ycd@arrl.net>; <https://www.qsl.net/wvsarc>. (VE exams)

CORTLAND, OHIO — Warren Amateur Radio Association WARA Hamfest/Computer Show , Sunday, August 18 at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. Contact: Jacqueline Williams, KD8DNE, P.O. Box 809, Warren, OH 44482; phone: (440) 636-2806; e-mail: <kd8dne@gmail.com>; <https://www.warrenhamfest.blogspot.com>. (Talk-in 146.970–;VE exams begin at 10 a.m.)

GOLDEN, COLORADO — Denver Radio Club (WØXT) Denver Radio Club Hamfest, Sunday, August 18 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds. Contact: Bryan Steinberg, KBØA, (303) 987-9596; email: <drcfest@w0tx.org>; <https://www.w0tx.org/hamfest.htm>. (Talk-in 145.49– [PL 100] or 448.625– [PL 100];VE exams begin at 10 a.m.)

LAFAYETTE, INDIANA — Tippecanoe Amateur Radio Association 43rd Annual Lafayette Hamfest, Sunday, August 18 at the Home Economics Building, Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds. Website: <https://www.w9reg.org>. (Talk-in 147.135+ [PL 88.5]; VE exams begin at 9 a.m. )

SALINA, KANSAS — Central Kansas Amateur Radio Club 2013 Kansas ARRL Convention, Sunday, August 18 at the Webster Conference Center; <https://www.centralksarc.com/>. (Talk in 147.030+; VE exams)

LEBANON, TENNESSEE — Short Mountain Repeater Club 33rd Annual Cedars of Lebanon Hamfest & Self Reliance Expo, Friday, August 23 and Saturday, August 24 at the Cedars of Lebanon State Park. E-mail: <col2013hamfest@smrclub.com>; <https://www.smrclubcom>. (Talk-in 146.910–; VE exams)

ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS — Northern Berkshire Amateur Radio Club Hamfest, Sunday, August 25 at Bowe Field (Adams Agricultural Fair Grounds), Route 8. Website: <https://www.nobarc.org>. (Talk-in 146.91 [PL 162.2]; VE exams begin at 9 a.m.)

BARABOO, WISCONSIN — Yellow Thunder Amateur Radio Club, Inc. Circus City Swapfest, Saturday, August 24 at the Badger Steam & Gas Engine Property located on Sand Road. Contact: Tom Harrison, N9PQJ, (608) 963-0762; e-mail: <n9pqj@yellowthunder.org>; <https://www.yellowthunder.org>. (Talk-in 147.315+ [PL 123]; VE exams begin at 10 a.m.)

CORONADO NATIONAL MONUMENT, ARIZONA — Sierra Vista Contesting Club will air Special Event station W7SVD from 1500 to 2400 UTC, Saturday, August 24 to commemorate the establishment of the National Park Service on August 25, 1916. Frequencies include 7.185, 14.275, 21.285, and 28.350 for SSB; 7.050, 14.050, 21.050, and 28.050 for CW; 7.070, 14.070, 21.070, and 28.120 for PSK31. To receive a card, send QSL and SASE to: Sierra Vista Contesting Club, 3707 Elder Court, Sierra Vista, AZ 85650.

DES MOINES, WASHINGTON — Highline Amateur Radio Club HARC Annual Swap Fest, Saturday, August 24 at the Des Moines Activity Center. Contact: Dennis Reanier, (206) 241-6812; e-mail: <swapfest@highlinearc.org>; <https://www.highlinearc.org>. (Talk-in 146.660+ [PL 103.5]).

HALEDON, NEW JERSEY — Ramapo Mountain Amateur Radio Club Hamfest, Saturday, August 24 at Camp Veritans. Website: <https://www.qsl.net/rmarc>. (Talk-in 146.49/147.49 [PL 107.2])

OWOSSO, MICHIGAN — Shiawassee Amateur Radio Association SARA Swap, Saturday, August 24 at the Baker College Auto Diesel Institute. Contact: Don Warner, WB8GUS, (810) 599-0729; e-mail: <wb8gus@arrl.net>; <https://www.w8qqq.org>. (Talk-in 147.02 [PL 100]; VE exams begin at 11 a.m.)

SPENCER, INDIANA — Owen County Amateur Radio Association & Bloomington Amateur Radio Club Owen-Monroe Amateur Radio Hamfest, Saturday, August 24 at the Owen County Fairgrounds-Community Building. Contact: Katie Smith, K9INU, (812) 829-2140; e-mail: <k9inu@arrl.net>. (Talk-in 146.985 [PL 136.5]; VE exams begin at 1 p.m.)

SWAINSBORO, GEORGIA — Southeast Amateur Radio Association 2013 Hamfest, Saturday, August 24 at the William Varner 4-H Center. Contact: Ronald Hill, N4SFU, (912) 531-5173; e-mail: <rhill2@pineland.net>. Jim Hill, (478) 237-4663; e-mail: <jimhill@bellsouth.net>. (VE exams begin 10 a.m.)

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON — Clark County Amateur Radio Club 3rd Annual Clark County Ham Fair, Saturday, August 24 at the Clark County Square Dance Center. E-mail: <clarkcountyhamfair@w7aia.org>; <https://www.w7aia.org>. (Talkin 147.240+ [PL 94.8]; VE exams)

MILTON KEYES, UNITED KINGDOM — Milton Keyes Amateur Radio Society MKARS Rally on Sunday, August 25 at Longueville Hall, Hammond Park, Whaddon Road, Newton Longville. Contact: Rally Manager Steve Goodall, G6KJU, phone: 07866 673192. Email: <rally@mkars.org.uk>. Twitter: <@mkars rally>.

UPPER BURRELL TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA — Skyview Radio Society Swap & Shop 2013 & ARRL Western Pennsylvania Section Convention, Sunday, August 25 at the Skyview Radio Society Clubhouse Contact: Skyview Radio Society, <ab3er@arrl.net>. Website: <https://www.skyviewradio.net>. Talk-in 146.640– [PL 131.8]).

ALAMOGORDO, NEW MEXICO — Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club 29th Annual Hamfest, Saturday, August 31 at the Otero County Fairgrounds. Contact: Alamogordo Amateur Radio Club, HAMFEST-12, P.O. Box 1191, Alamogordo, NM 88311-1191. Dave Pote, AE5OV, (575) 446-4441; <https://www.qsl.net/k5lrw/hamfest.htm>. (Talk-in 146.800– [PL 100); VE exams)

SHELBY, NORTH CAROLINA — Shelby Amateur Radio Club 57th Annual Shelby Hamfest Saturday, August 31 to Sunday, September 1 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. Contact: SARC, P.O. Box 2206, Shelby, NC 28151-2206; (980) 295-5151; e-mail: <chairman@shelbyhamfest.org>; <https://www.shelbyhamfest.org/>. (Talk-in 146.880-; VE exams on Saturday)

UNIONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA — Uniontown Amateur Radio Club (UARC) 64th Annual Gabfest, Saturday, August 31 at the UARC Grounds, Old Pittsburgh Road off Route 51 and U.S. Route 119. Contact: Mike Kosco, KA3WOI, (724) 437-9815 or George Syner, WA3OGQ, (724) 439-1554. (Talk-in 147.045 [PL 131.8]).

MENA, ARKANSAS — Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest Association 44th Annual Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest, September 6 and 7 at the Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Contact: Randy Baggett (479) 928-5845; <https://www.menahamfest.org>. (VE exams 9 a.m. to noon Saturday)

BALLSTON SPA, NEW YORK — Saratoga County RACES Association, Inc. Hamfest 2013, Saturday, September 7 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds. Contact: Darlene Lake, N2XQG, (518) 587-2385; <https://www.wa2umx.net>. (VE exams begin at 9:30 a.m.)

BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS — Chicago FM Club Radio Expo 2013, Saturday, September 7 at the Boone County Fairgrounds Contact: Chicago FM Club, 5127 N. Monterey Drive, Norridge, IL 60706-3245; phone: (708) 357-1049; e-mail: <chicagofmclub@gmail.com>. <https://www.chicagofmclub.org>. (Talk-in 146.76- [PL 107.2], 147.255+ [PL 114.8], or 444.725+ [PL 107.2] echolinked to 146.76; VE exams from 9 a.m. to noon.

DELTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA — Delta Amateur Radio Society will air a special event station to celebrate the Harris Barn Restoration from 1500 UTC, Saturday, September 7 to 0500 UTC, Sunday, September 8. All frequencies and modes will be utilized. QSL via the bureau. <https://www.deltaamateurradio.com>.

GAINESVILLE, TEXAS — Cooke County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Gainesville Hamfest 2013 on Saturday, September 7 at the Gainesville Civic Center, 311 S. Weaver Street. Activities include an air-conditioned indoor flea market with commercial dealers, tailgating, raffles, and VE exams that begin at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $8 if you preregister, $10 at the door. Tables are $10 if you preregister, $12 at the door. Contact: James K. Floyd, N5ZPU, (940) 668-7511; e-mail: <jfloyd54@suddenlink.net>; <https://www.gainesvillehamfest.org>. (Talk-in: 147.34 (PL 100) or 442.775 [PL 100]).

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY — Greater Louisville Hamfest Association will hold the Greater Louisville Hamfest 2013, Saturday, September 7 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre. Website: <https://www.louisvillehamfest.com>. (Talk-in 146.700–[PL 79.7]; VE exams from 9 a.m. to noon)

WYOMING, MICHIGAN — Grand Rapids Amateur Radio Association GRAHamfest 2013, Saturday, September 7 at The Home School Building. General contact: Rich Douglas, KC8NKA, (616) 531-6218 in the evenings. Website: <https://www.w8dc.org/>. (Talk-in 147.26+ [PL 94.8]; VE exams begin at 10 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.

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