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CQ Announcements: December 2013 PLANT CITY, FLORIDA — Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council 38th Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7 at the Evelyn & Bastista Madonia Sr. Agricultural Show Center (Strawberry Festival Grounds). Contact: FGCARC, P.O. Box 22042, Tampa, FL 33622-2042. Website: <https://www.tampabayhamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.940– (PL 146.2).

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, MICHIGAN — L’Anse Creuse Amateur Radio Club 41st Annual Swap & Shop Sunday, December 8 at the L’Anse Creuse High School. Contact: LCARC Swap, 29729 S. River Road, Harrison Township, MI 48045. Email: <n8geo@arrl.net>. Website: <https://www.qsl.net/n8lc/>. Talk-in 147.080+ (PL 100).

MINDEN, LOUISIANA — Minden Amateur Radio Association (N5RD) Annual Christmas Hamfest Saturday, December 21 at the Minden City Hall. Website: <https://www.n5rd.org>. Talk-in 147.300 (PL 186.2).

LOCUST FORK, ALABAMA — Blount County Amateur Radio Club FreezeFest 2014 Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Locust Fork High School. Contact: Bill Pond, AE4IE, (205) 647-5705. Website: <https://freezefest.w4blt.org>. Talk-in 146.700 (PL 91.5) or 443.775.

WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN — West Allis Radio Amateur Club 42nd Annual Midwinter Swapfest Saturday, January 4 at the Waukesha County Expo Center Forum. Contact: WARAC Swapfest, P.O. Box 1072, Milwaukee, WI 53201. Phil Gural, W9NAW, (414) 425-3649. Website: <https://www.warac.org>.

GREENWOOD, SOUTH CAROLINA — Greenwood Amateur Radio Society Hamfest Saturday, January 11 at the Piedmont Technical College Multipurpose Building N. Contact: GARS, P.O. Box 2404, Greenwood, SC 29646. Email: <w4dew@arrl.net> or <ai4wn@arrl.net>. Website: <https://www.w4gwd.org>. Talk-in 147.165+ or 443.900+ (PL 107.2).

SCHERTZ, TEXAS — San Antonio Radio Club (W5SC) 2014 San Antonio Amateur Radio Fiesta and Texas VHF Society Winter Meeting January 11 at the Schertz Civic Center. Contact: Amateur Radio Fiesta, c/o San Antonio Radio Club, P.O. Box 34263, San Antonio, TX 78265-4263. Rowena Archer, KF5JCZ, (210) 415-6894. Website: <https://www.w5sc.org>. Talk-in 146.940- (PL 179.9).

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Lockheed Martin Recreation Area and Amateur Radio Club (W5SJZ)Cowtown Hamfest and ARRL North Texas Section Convention Friday, January 17 to Saturday, January 18 at the Lockheed Martin Recreation Area. Contact: David Forbes, KC5UYR, <kc5uyr@compuserve.com>. Website: <https://www.cowtownhamfest.com>. Talk-in 147.28 (PL 110.9).

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA — Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club, Florida (W4LX) FMARC Hamfest Saturday, January 18 at 4312 Michigan Avenue. Contact: Drexel Turner, W4DHT, 7670 Eaglet Court, Fort Myers, FL 33912-1828. Phone: (239) 225-0826 or (239) 464-1350. Email: <dturner@embargmail.com>. Website: <https://www.fmarc.net>. Talk-in 147.345 (PL 136.5).

LOVELAND, COLORADO — Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club NCARC Winter Hamfest 2014 Saturday, January 18 at the Larimer County Fairgrounds, 1st National Bank Building, Contact: NCARC, P.O. Box 272956, Fort Collins, CO 80527. Email: <hamfest@ncarc.net>. Website: <https://www.ncarc.net>.

ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS — Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs WCRA 47th Annual Mid-Winter Hamfest Sunday, January 19 at the Kane County Fairground Expo Center. Contact: WCRA, P.O. Box QSL, Wheaton, IL 60187-1055. Phone: (630) 604-0157. Email: <info@w9ccu.org>. Website: <https://www.wheatonhamfest.org>.

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI — Jackson Amateur Radio Club and Jackson Mississippi Convention & Visitors Bureau Capital City Hamfest 2014 Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25, Mississippi State Fairgrounds, Trademart Building. Website: <https://hamfest.msham.org>.

ARCADIA, FLORIDA — DeSoto Amateur Radio Club Inc. (W4MIN) 18th Annual Hamfest in Arcadia Saturday, January 25 at the Turner Civic Center Exhibit Hall. Contact: Doug Christ, KN4YT, (863) 990-2507. Email: <kn4yt@yahoo.com>. Website: <https://desotoarc.org>. Talk-in 147.075+.

LOCKPORT, NEW YORK — Lockport Amateur Radio Association 53rd Annual Winter Hamfest Saturday, January 25 at the South Lockport Fire Company. Website: <https://www.lockportara.us/>.

MIAMI, FLORIDA — The Dade Radio Club of Miami, Inc. 48th Annual South Florida Tropical Hamboree Friday, January 31 to Saturday, February 1 at the Miami Dade Fair Expo Center. Contact: Dade Radio Club of Miami, Inc., P.O. Box 835387, Miami, FL 33283. Phone: (305) 590-8523. Email: <tropicalhamboree@gmail.com>. Website: <https://hamboree.org>.

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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