CQ Announcements: January 2017
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: <firstname.lastname@example.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: <email@example.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: <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>. 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: <firstname.lastname@example.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. 43rdAvenue. Email: <email@example.com>. 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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <www.w5sc.org>. Talk-in 146.940-(PL 179.9). VE exams and card checking.
WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA — The Forsyth Amateur Radio Club will hold the Winston-Salem FirstFest Saturday, January 14 at the Summit School, 2100 Reynolda Road. Email: <email@example.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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <https://fmarc.net/hamfest>. Talk-in 147.345 (PL 136.5). VE exams and 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: <email@example.com>. 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, <firstname.lastname@example.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: <email@example.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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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: <email@example.com>. 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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. 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 the 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: <email@example.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: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <www.yumahamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.840- (PL 88.5). VE exams, DXCC card checking.
WORLDWIDE — The Novice Rig Roundup will be held from 0000 UTC Saturday, February 18 through 0000 UTC Monday, February 27. For more information and rules contact: Brian Carling <email@example.com>. Website: <https://novicerigroundup.com>.
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 County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Road. Contact: Wayne Heinen, NØPOH, (303) 699-6335. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <https://n0ara.org>. Talk-in 147.15+ (PL 100). VE exams.
LIVONIA, MICHIGAN — The Livonia Amateur Radio Club will hold its 46th Annual Swap-N-Shop Sunday, February 19 at the Civic Park Senior Center, 15218 Farmington Road. Contact: Livonia ARC, P.O. Box 51532, Livonia, MI 48151-0532. Phone: (734) 941-5043. Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <www.livoniaarc.com>. Talk-in 145.35 (PL 100).
BIG FLATS, NEW YORK — The K2LIM Contest Group will hold its Winter Hamfest Saturday, February 25 at the Big Flats American Legion, 45 Olcott Road S. Phone: (607) 739-7305. Website: <www.ka2lim.com>. VE exams.
LA PORTE, INDIANA — The La Porte County Amateur Radio Club will hold the Cabin Fever HamFest Saturday, February 25 at the La Porte Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge Street. Contact: LPARC, P.O. Box 148, Michigan City, IN 46361. Phone: (219) 851-2143. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <https://lparc.org>. Talk-in 146.610 (PL 131.8). VE exams.
DALTON, GEORGIA — The Dalton Amateur Radio Club will hold its Annual Hamfest Tuesday, February 28 at the Dalton Fairgrounds. Contact: Tom Smith, KI4IG, <email@example.com>. Website: <https://w4drc.webstarts.com>.
RUSSELLVILLE, ARKANSAS — The Arkansas River Valley Amateur Radio Foundation will hold the 25th Annual Russellville Hamfest and 2017 ARRL Arkansas Section Convention Saturday, March 4 at the L.V. Williamson Boys and Girls Clubs of the Arkansas River Valley, 600 East 16th Street. Contact: Jonathan Setcer, N5QT, (501) 580-5789. Website: <www.arvarf.com>. VE exams.
CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA — The Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society will hold the Charlotte Hamfest 2017 Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11 at the Cabarrus Arena & Events Center, 4551 Old Airport Road. Phone: (704) 948-7373. Website: <https://charlottehamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.655 or 146.940 (PL 118.8). VE exams, card checking.
PUYALLUP, WASHINGTON — The Mike & Key Amateur Radio Club will hold the 36th Annual Mike & Key ARC Electronics Show & Fleamarket Saturday, March 11 at the Pavilion Exhibit Hall-Washington State Fair Grounds, 110 9th Avenue SW. Contact: Diane Dinkelman, (253) 631-3756. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>. Website: <www.mikeandkey.org>.Talk-in 146.82- (PL 103.5). VE exams
GEORGETOWN, TEXAS — The Williamson County Amateur Radio Club will hold the WCARC Swapfest Saturday, March 18 at the Community Center, San Gabriel Park, 455 E. Morrow Street. Website: <https://wcarc.com>. Talk-in 146.64 (PL 162.2). VE exams.
KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN - The Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society will hold the Michigan Crossroads Hamfest and Radio Swap Saturday, March 18 at Wings Event Center, 3600 Vanrick Drive. Contact: Jay Jarrett, N8ARR, (269) 815-8007. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Website: <www.w8df.com/hamfest>. Talk-In 147.000- (PL 94.8). VE exams.
SCOTTSDALE, ARIZONA — The Scottsdale Amateur Radio Club will hold the Scottsdale Springfest Saturday, March 18 at the Scottsdale Bible Church-Mountain View Campus,17705 N. Pacesetter Way. Website: <https://scottsdalearc.org>. Talk-in 147.180+ (PL 162.2). VE exams.
THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA — The Thomasville Amateur Radio Club will hold the Great Southern Hamfest Saturday, March 18 at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds, 2057 GA 122. Website: <https://thomasvilleamateurradioclub.com>.
ANNANDALE, VIRGINIA — The Vienna Wireless Society will hold the Vienna Wireless Winterfest Sunday, March 19 at the Northern Virginia Community College-Annandale Campus, 833 Little River Turnpike. Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <https://viennawireless.net>. VE exams, card checking (until noon).
ROSENBERG, TEXAS — The Brazos Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold the 16th Annual Greater Houston Hamfest Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 TX-36S. Website: <www.houstonhamfest.org>.
MT. VERNON, MISSOURI — The Ozarks Amateur Radio Society will hold its Hamfest Saturday, March 25 at the Mt. Vernon Arts and Recreation Center, 822 W. Mt. Vernon Boulevard. Contact: Mike Sanders, KØAZ, <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Bob Myers <email@example.com>. Website: <www.w0oar.com>. Talk-in 146.970- (PL 162.2). VE exams.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA — The Las Vegas Amateur Radio Club will host the 2017 ARRL Nevada State Convention Friday, March 31 through Sunday, April 2 at the Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel. Website: <https://nvcon.org> or <www.lvrac.org>. Talk-in 146.94 (PL 100). VE exams.
Please submit hamfest and special event announcements at least three months in advance by e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>, or by postal mail to: CQ Magazine, Attn: Hamfests (or Special Events), 25 Newbridge Rd., Hicksville, NY 11801.