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CQ Announcements: September 2013 MENA, ARKANSAS — Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest Association 44th Annual Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest September 6 & 7 at the Queen Wilhelmina State Park. Contact: Randy Baggett, (479) 928-5845. Website: <https://www.menahamfest.net>. (Exams 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

AUSTINTOWN, OHIO — 20/9 Radio Club Tailgate/Hamfest September 7 at the Austintown Senior Center. Contact: 20/9 ARC, 4939 East Radio Road, Austintown, OH 44515; phone: (330) 651-8420; e-mail: <k8tkanews@hotmail.com>.

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

BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS — Chicago FM Club Radio Expo 2013, September 7 at the Boone County Fairgrounds. Contact: Chicago FM Club, 5127 N. Monterey Drive, Norridge, IL 60706-3245; phone: (708) 357-1049; Email: <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; exams 9 a.m. to noon)

DELTA, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA — Delta AES special event station (no callsign given at time of this writing)) to celebrate the Harris Barn Restoration from 1500 UTC September 7 to 0500 UTC September 8. All frequencies and modes will be utilized. QSL via the bureau. Website: <https://www.deltaamateurradio.com>.

GAINESVILLE, TEXAS — Cooke County ARC Gainesville Hamfest 2013, September 7 at the Gainesville Civic Center. Contact: James K. Floyd, N5ZPU, (940) 668-7511; e-mail: <jfloyd54@suddenlink.net>; website: <https://www.gainesvillehamfest.org>. (Talk-in: 147.34 [PL 100] or 442.775 [PL 100]; exams 9:30 a.m.)

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

WYOMING, MICHIGAN — Grand Rapids ARAGRAHamfest 2013, September 7 at The Home School Building. General contact: Rich Douglas, KC8NKA, (616) 531-6218 in the evenings. (Talk-in 147.26+ [PL 94.8]; exams 10 a.m.)

FINDLAY, OHIO — Findley Radio Club 71st Findlay Hamfest, September 8 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds. Contact: Findlay Radio Club, Box 587, Findlay, OH 45839; phone: (419) 423-3402; e-mail: <w8ftfrc@gmail.com>; <https://findlayradioclub.org>. (Talk-in 147.15+ or 444.15+)

NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT — Candlewood ARA Western CT Hamfest, September 8 at the Edmond Town HallContact: Joe de Groot, AB1DO, 30 Sunnyview Drive, Redding, CT 06896; phone: (203) 938-4880; e-mail: <ab1do@arrl.net>;<https://www.hamfest.cararadioclub.org>. (Talk-in 147.300+ [PL 100])

SPRINGFIELD, NEBRASKA — Ak-Sar-Ben ARC Flea-east, September 8 at the Sarpy County Fair Grounds. Contact: Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club, c/o Pat Joseph, 1821 Robertson Drive, Omaha, NE 68114; phone: (402) 492-9156; e-mail: <flea@aksarbenarc.org>; <https://www.aksarbenarc.org>. (Talk-in 146.940)

GARDNER, KANSAS — Santa Fe Trail ARC Hamfest 2013, September 14 at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. Contact: Del Sawyer, (913) 244-6150; e-mail: <k0dds@arrl.net>. Mike Costello, (913) 764-0702; e-mail: <kb0isq@arrl.net>; <https://www.sftarc.org>. (Talk-in 147.24)

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA — Tidewaters Radio Conventions, Inc. Virginia Beach Hamfest & ARRL Roanoke Division Convention, September 14 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Website: <https://www.vbhamfest.com>. (Talk-in 146.970; exams from 9 a.m. to noon)

WEST WINDSOR, NEW JERSEY — Delaware Valley Radio Association, W2ZQ, Hamfest, September 14 at the West Windsor Community Park. E-mail: <kcc2pqc@snip.net>; <https://www.w2zq.com/>.

ADRIAN, MICHIGAN — Adrian ARC 40th Annual Hamfest & Computer Show, September 15 at the Lenawee County Fairgrounds, 602 North Dean Street. Contact: Mark Hinkleman, NU8Z, (517) 423-5906; e-mail: <adrianhamfest@w8tqe.com>; <https://www.w8tqe.com>. (Talk-in 145.370 [PL 85.4]; exams 9:30 a.m.)

MULLICA HILLS, NEW JERSEY — Gloucester County ARC Hamfest 2013, September 15 at the Gloucester County 4-H Farigrounds. Contact: Cory Sickles, WA3UVV, (856) 582-9146; e-mail: <wa3uvv@arrl.net>; <https://www.w2mmd.org>. (Talk-in 147.180+ [PL 131.8]; exams 9 a.m.)

ELK GROVE, ILLINOIS — Northern Illinois DX Association 61st W9DXCC Convention, September 20–21 at the Elk Grove Village Holiday Inn. Contact: W9DXCC, 1150 McKee Street, Batavia, IL 60510; e-mail: <w9xa@yahoo.com>; <https://www.w9dxcc.com>.

HENDERSON, MINNESOTA — SMARTS Radio Club & Sibley Emergency Radio Team SMARTSFEST 2013, September 21 at the Henderson RoadHaus & Community Center, 514 Main Street. Website: <https://www.smartsonline.org/smartsfest>. (Talk-in 146.610– [PL 136.5]; exams from 8 to 10 a.m.)

MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT — Pioneer Valley Radio AssociationPVRA Superfest, September 21 at Marcus Communications, 33 Mitchell Road. Contact: PVRA, Inc., P.O. Box 903, Manchester, CT 06045-0903; e-mail: <membership@pvra.net>. Website: <https://www.pvra.net>. (Talk-in 146.790 [PL 82.5]; exams)

RICHMOND, KENTUCKY — Central Kentucky ARS Richmond Hamfest, September 21 at the Madison County Fair Grounds. Contact: CKARS, 144 Allen Douglas Dr., Richmond, KY 40475; e-mail: <ke4isw@arrl.net>; <https://www.qsl.net/ckars/>. (Talk-in 145.370 [PL 192.8]; exams 1 p.m.)

BEREA, OHIO — Hamfest Association of Cleveland, Inc. 39th Annual Cleveland Hamfest & Computer Show, September 22 at the Cuyahoga County) Fairgrounds. Contact: Hamfest Association of Cleveland, Inc., P.O. Box 81252, Cleveland, OH 44181-0252; phone: (800) CLE-FEST (253-3378); <https://www.hac.org>. (Talk-in 146.73– [PL 110.9] or 444.900+ [PL 131.8])

BENSALEM, PENNSYLVANIA — Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club Inc. (Packrats) 2013 Mid- Atlantic VHF Conference, September 27–29 at The InnPlace Hotel. Contact: Dave Mascaro, W3KM, 1603 Mink Road, Ottsville, PA 18942- 9541; <https://www.packratvhf.com>.

PIGEON FORGE, TENNESSEE — South- Eastern DX & Contesting Organization, Inc. (SEDCO) will hold W4DXCC IX from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, September 27, and from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, September 28 at the Mainstay Suites Conference Center. Saturday activities include the Ten-Tec Hamfest at the Ten-Tec factory at 6 a.m., manufacturer’s exhibit hall opens at 9 a.m., convention forums beginning at 11 a.m., and a banquet that begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 if you pre-register by September 15, $30 afterwards. Price of tickets includes one raffle ticket, drinks, and snacks. Banquet tickets are $30 and are available until September 15. Contact: Rosie Lamb, 3134 Allen Drive, Maryville, TN 37803; phone: (865) 681- 2279 or (865) 898-2279; <https://www.w4dxcc.com/>.

CARLTON, MINNESOTA — Carlton County RACES Fallfest-2013, Saturday, September 28 at the 4 Season Sports Facility. Contact: Teresa Dall, KAØCDO, 2848 County Road 4, Carlton, MN 55718; (218) 390-1308; email: <wd0gvw@gmail.com>. (Talk-in 146.94– [PL 103.5], 147.00– [PL 103.5], or 146.94– {PL 114.8})

CEDARBURG, WISCONSIN — Ozaukee Radio Club ORC Fall Swapfest, September 28 at the Fireman’s Park. Contact: Ozaukee RC, (262) 377-6945; <https://www.ozaukeeradioclub.org>. (Talk-in 146.97 [PL 127.3]).

HORSEHEADS, NEW YORK — Amateur Radio Association of the Southern Tier, Inc. (ARAST) 38th Annual Elmira International Hamfest/ Computerfest, September 28 at the Chemung County Fairgrounds. Contact: Elmira Hamfest, P.O. Box 614, Horseheads, NY 14845- 0614; phone: (607) 301-0040; <https://www.arast.org>. (Talk-in 147.360+ or 146.700–; exams 9 a.m.)

SPOKANE VALLEY, WASHINGTON — Inland Empire VHF Radio Amateurs, Kamiak Butte Amateur Repeater Association, Northwest Tri-State ARO, Spokane DX Association, Palouse Hills ARC, University High School ARC, Lilac City ARC, & Panoramaland ARC will hold the Spokane Hamfest & ARRL Washington State Convention, September 28 at the University High School. Contact: Spokane Hamfest, P.O. Box 2552, Spokane, WA 99220-2552. Betsy Ashleman, N7WRQ, (509) 448-5821; e-mail: <n7wrq@aol.com>; <https://www.kbara.org>. (Talk-in 147.38+; exams 11 a.m.)

TSAWWASSEN, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA — Delta Amateur Radio Society ComFest Swap Meet & Communications Fair, September 29 at the South Delta Recreation Center. Contact: Delta Amateur Radio Society, c/o Tom Robson, 6510 Bradford Place, Delta, B.C. V4E 1G3. Website: <https://bit.ly/16dPWG3>.

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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