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CQ Announcements: December 2016


DELTA, OHIO — The Fulton County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Fulton County Winterfest Saturday, December 3 at the Delta American Legion Hall Post 373, 5939 State Route 109. Website: <www.k8bxq.org/hamfest>. Talk-in 147.195+. VE exams.

MESA, ARIZONA — The Superstition Amateur Radio Club will hold the Superstition SuperFest 2016 Saturday, December 3 at Mesa Community College. Email: <info@superstitionsuperfest.org> or <chairman@superstitionsuperfest.org>. Website: <www.superstitionsuperfest.org>. Talk-in 147.120+ (PL 162.2) or 449.600- (PL 100). VE exams, card checking, special event station, K7A.

OCALA, FLORIDA — The Silver Springs Radio Club will hold its annual Hamfest Saturday, December 3 at the Florida National Guard Armory. Contact: Silver Spring Radio Club, P.O. Box 787, Silver Springs, FL 34489. Phone (352) 233-8663. Website: <https://k4gso.us/hamfest>. Talk-in 146.610- (PL 123). VE exams, DXCC/VUCC/WAS card checking.

MADISON HEIGHTS, MICHIGAN — The L'Anse Creuse Amateur Radio Club will hold its 44th Annual Swap & Shop Sunday, December 4 at the United Food & Commercial Workers 876 Hall. Contact: Dale McGorman, K8RO, 2855 Norton Lawn, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Email: <k8ro@arrl.net>. Website: <www.n8lc.org>. Talk-in 147.08+ (PL 100). VE exams.

PLANT CITY, FLORIDA — The Florida Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Council will hold the 41st Annual Tampa Bay Hamfest and 2016 ARRL West Central Florida Convention Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 at the Strawberry Festival Grounds Expo Building. Contact: FGCARC, P.O. Box 22042, Tampa, FL 33622. Email: <president@fgcarc.org>. Website: <www.tampabayhamfest.org>. Talk-in 145.410- (PL 131.8). VE Exams, WAS/DXCC/IARU/VUCC card checking.

MINDEN, LOUISIANA — The Minden Amateur Radio Association will hold the MARA Christmas Hamfest Saturday, December 17 at the Minden Civic Center. Website: <https://n5rd.org>. Talk-in 147.300. VE exams.


LOCUST FORK, ALABAMA — The Blount County Amateur Radio Club will hold FreezeFest 2017 Saturday, January 7 at Locust Fork High School, 155 School Road. Email: <info@w4blt.org>. Website: <https://freezefest.w4blt.org>. Talk-in 146.700- (PL 91.5). VE exams.

WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN — The West Allis Radio Amateur Club will hold the 45th Annual Midwinter Swapfest Saturday, January 7 at the Waukesha County Expo Arena, 1000 Northview Road. Contact: Steve, NO9B, (262) 993-9470. Website: <www.warac.org>. VE exams.

WHITE PINE, TENNESSEE — The Lakeway Amateur Radio Club will hold the LARC 25th Annual Hamfest Saturday, January 7 at its clubhouse. Email: <gapritikin4128@aol.com>. Website: <www.morristownhamfest.com>.

BETHPAGE, NEW YORK — New York Area Amateur Radio Clubs will hold Ham Radio University 2017 and the 2017 ARRL New York City/Long Island Section Convention Sunday, January 8 at Briarcliff College, 1055 Stewart Avenue. Website: <www.hamradiouniversity.org>. Talk-in 146.850 (PL 136.5). VE exams, special event station, W2HRU.

GREENWOOD, SOUTH CAROLINA — The Greenwood Amateur Radio Society will hold the Greenwood Hamfest Saturday, January 14 at the James Medford Family Event Center-Piedmont Technical College, 620 North Emerald Road. Contact: GARS, P.O. Box 2404, Greenwood, SC 29646. Email: <ai4wn@arrl.net> or <wj4x@arrl.net>. Website: <www.w4gwd.org>. Talk-in 147.165+ (PL 107.2) or 443.900+ (PL 107.2). VE exams.

LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA — The Gwinnett Amateur Radio Society will hold TechFest Saturday, January 14 at the Gwinnett Medical Resource Center, 665 Duluth Highway. Email: <techfest@gars.org>. Website: <www.techfest.info>. VE exams.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA — The Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club will hold the Thunderbird Hamfest 2017 Saturday, January 14 at the Northwest Community Church, 16615 N. 43rd Avenue. Email: <hamfest@w7tbc.org>. Website: <www.w7tbc.org>. Talk-in 146.700- (PL 162.2) or 446.150- (PL 100). VE exams, DXCC card checking.

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — The San Antonio Radio Club will hold its Radio Fiesta 2017 Saturday, January 14 at the Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Parkway. Contact: Harold, AE5AS, (210) 497-2532. Email: <ae5as@arrl.net>. Website: <www.w5sc.org>. Talk-in 146.940- (PL 179.9). VE exams, card checking.

WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA — The Forsyth Amateur Radio Club will hold the Winston-Salem FirstFest Saturday, January 14 at Summit School, 2100 Reynolda Road. Email: <hamfest@w4nc.com>. Website: <www.w4nc.com>. Talk-in 146.64 (PL 100) or 145.47 (PL 100). VE exams.

FORT MYERS, FLORIDA — The Fort Myers Amateur Radio Club will hold the Southwest Florida Hamfest Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 at the Gulf Coast Church of Christ, 9550 Six Mile Cypress Parkway. Email: <wo4k@arrl.net>. Website: <https://fmarc.net/hamfest>. Talk-in 147.345 (PL 136.5). VE exams, ARRL card checking.

QUARTZSITE, ARIZONA — Quartzfest will be held from Sunday, January 22 through Saturday, January 28 on Bureau of Land Management property outside of Quartzsite. Website: <https://www.quartzfest.org>.

ST. CHARLES, ILLINOIS — The Wheaton Community Radio Amateurs will hold the WCRA 50th Annual Mid-Winter Hamfest Sunday, January 22 at the Kane County Fairgrounds Expo Center, 525 S. Randall Road. Contact: WCRA, P.O. Box QSL, Wheaton, IL 60187-1055. Phone: (630) 604-0157. Email: <info@w9ccu.org>. Website: <www.w9ccu.org>. Talk-in 145.31- (PL 107.2). VE exams.

COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS — The St. Louis & Suburban Radio Club will hold its Winterfest 2017 Saturday, January 28 at the Gateway Center, One Gateway Drive. Contact: Rebecca, <winterfest@slsrc.org>. Website: <https://winterfest.slsrc.org>.

MADISON HEIGHTS, WISCONSIN — The Hazel Park Amateur Radio Club will hold its 51st Annual Swap & Shop Sunday, January 29 at the UFCW Local 876. Contact: Hugh Boyle (248) 755-6094. Email: <hazelparkswap@gmail.com>. Website: <www.hparc.org>. Talk-in 146.640 (PL 100).

ODENTON, MARYLAND — The Maryland Mobileers Amateur Radio Club will hold the MMARC Hamfest Sunday, January 29 at the Odenton Fire Hall, Route 175. Email: <n3seo@aol.com>. Website: <https://sites.google.com/marylandmobileers>. Talk-in 146.805- (PL 107.2). VE exams.

STRASBURG, OHIO — The Tusco Amateur Radio Club will hold its 27th Annual Hamfest Sunday, January 29 at 965 North Wooster Avenue. Contact: Janice Green, KB8YDK, 32210 Norris Road, Tippecanoe, OH 44699. Phone (740) 922-4454. Email: <k8wfn@tusco.net>. Website: <www.tuscoarc.org>. Talk-in 146.730-.


FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA — The Dade Radio Club of Miami will hold the 2017 Tropical Hamboree Friday, February 3 and Saturday, February 4 at the War Memorial Auditorium, 800 NE 8th Street. Phone: (305) 590-8523. Email: <tropicalhamboree@gmail.com>. Website: <https://hamboree.org>. Talk-in 147.000 (PL 94.8). VE exams.

PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA — The Desert Radio Amateur Transmitting Society will hold the 2017 Palm Springs Hamfest Saturday, February 4 at the Palm Springs Air Museum, 745 North Gene Autry Trail. Website: <https://palmspringshamfest.com>. VE exams.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA — The Orlando Amateur Radio Club will hold Orlando Hamcation 2017 Friday, February 10 through Sunday, February 12 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds and Expo Park, 4603 West Colonial Drive. Contact: 2017 Orlando Hamcation, P.O. Box 574962, Orlando, FL 32857. Phone: (407) 841-0874 or (800) 214-7541. Email: <info@hamcation.com>. Website: <www.hamcation.com>. Talk-in 146.760- or 147.015-. VE exams, special event station, W1AW/4.

YUMA, ARIZONA — The Yuma Amateur Radio Hamfest Organization will hold the Yuma Hamfest and 2017 ARRL Arizona Section Convention Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 at the Yuma County Fairgrounds, 2520 East 32nd Street. Email: <info@yumahamfest.org>. Website: <www.yumahamfest.org>. Talkin 146.840- (PL 88.5). VE exams, DXCC card checking.

BRIGHTON, COLORADO — The Aurora Repeater Association, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio, and Cherry Creek Young Amateur Radio Club will hold the ARA Swapfest Sunday, February 19 at the Adams CountyFairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road. Contact: Wayne Heinen, NØPOH, (303) 699-6335. Email: <info@n0ara.org>. Website: <https://n0ara.org>. Talk-in 147.15+ (PL 100). VE exams.

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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