CQ Announcements: September 2017
SHELBY, NORTH CAROLINA — The Shelby Amateur Radio Club will hold the 61st Annual Shelby Hamfest and 2017 ARRL North Carolina State Convention on Friday, September 1 through Sunday, September 3 at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds, 1752 E. Marion Street. Contact: Tom Forgas, KBØPD, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <www.shelbyhamfest.org>. Talk-in 146.880-. VE exams.
UNIONTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA — The Uniontown Amateur Radio Club will hold its 68th Annual GABFEST on Saturday, September 2 at the Radio Club Grounds, Old Pittsburgh Road and RT 51. Contact: Tony Alviar, (724) 430-1277 (M-F from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.). Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <www.w3pie.org>. Talk-in 147.045+ (PL 131.8).
BOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS — FEMARA Inc. will hold the Boxboro Amateur Radio Convention and 2017 ARRL New England Division Convention on Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10 at the Holiday Inn Boxborough, 242 Adams Place. Contact: Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <https://boxboro.org>. Special event station, W1A.
MENA, ARKANSAS — The Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest Association will hold the 48th Annual Queen Wilhelmina Hamfest on Friday, September 8 and Saturday, September 9 at Queen Wilhelmina State Park on Highway 88. Contact: Randy, KG5NE, (479) 461-1519. Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <www.menahamfest.net>. VE exams.
LANCASTER, NEW YORK — The Lancaster Amateur Radio Club will hold the Lancaster Hamfest Sunday, September 9 at the Bowen Road Grove, 3845 Bowen Road. Website: <https://w2so.org>. Talk-in 147.225 (PL 107.2).
SHEPHERDSVILLE, KENTUCKY — The Greater Louisville Hamfest Association will hold the Greater Louisville Hamfest 2017 on Saturday, September 9 at the Paroquet Springs Conference Centre, 395 Paroquet Springs Drive. Contact: Bob Myers, K4RVM, (502) 618-4443. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <https://louisvillehamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.700 (PL 79.7) or 443.7000 (PL 79.7).
VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA — Tidewater Radio Conventions Inc. will hold the Virginia Beach Hamfest on Saturday, September 9 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th Street. Contact: Bill Holland, WA4EUL, 833 Earl of Chesterfield Lane, Virginia Beach, VA 23454. Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <www.vbhamfest.com>. Talk-in 146.970 (PL 141.3). VE exams.
BALLSTON SPA, NEW YORK — The Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association will hold its 32nd Annual Hamfest on Sunday, September 10 at the Saratoga County Fair Grounds, 162 Prospect Street. Contact: Jim Polewczak, KG2H, 231 Northline Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Phone: (518) 703-9558. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Talk-in 147.000 (PL 91.5) or 147.240 (PL 91.5). VE exams, fox hunt.
BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA — The Butler County Amateur Radio Association will hold the Radio, Computer, Electronics SwapFest on Sunday, September 10 at the Unionville Fire Department, 102 Mahood Road. Contact: Joe Sciulli, N3WH, (412) 337-1687. Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <https://w3udx.org>. Talk-in 147.36+. VE exams.
MULLICA HILL, NEW JERSEY — The Gloucester County Amateur Radio Club will hold its 39th Annual Hamfest and 2017 ARRL New Jersey State Convention on Sunday, September 10 at the Gloucester County 4-H Fairgrounds, 235 Bridgeton Pike. Website: <www.w2mmd.org>.
EARTH CITY, MISSOURI — Tucson Amateur Packet Radio will hold the 2017 ARRL/TAPR Digital Communications Conference Friday, September 15 through Sunday, September 17 at the Holiday Inn Airport West, 3400 Rider Trail South. Phone: (972) 671-8277. Website: <www.tapr.org/dcc>.
SCHAUMBURG, ILLINOIS — The 65th Annual W9DXCC Convention and Banquet will be held on Friday, September 15 and Saturday, September 16 at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 East Golf Road. Contact: Bill Axelrod, K3WA, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <www.w9dxcc.com>. DXCC/WAS/VUCC and CQ WAZ/WPX/CQDX card checking.
GREENFIELD, INDIANA — The Hancock Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2017 Hamfest on Saturday, September 16 at the Hancock County Fairgrounds, 619 E. Park Avenue. Website: <www.w9atg.org>.
LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS — The Central Arkansas Radio Emergency Net will hold the 2017 All Arkansas Hamfest on Saturday, September 16 at Catholic High School, 6300 Father Tribou Street. Contact: Mark Barnhard (501) 221-3909. Website: <www.carenclub.com>. Talk-in 146.940-.
PEORIA, ILLINOIS — The Peoria Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Peoria Superfest on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17 at the Exposition Gardens, 1601 W. Northmoor Road. Contact: PAARC, P.O. Box 3508, Peoria, IL 61612-3508. Phone: (309) 453-9331. Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <www.w9uvi.org>. Talk-in 147.075+ (PL 156.7). VE exams.
RICHMOND, KENTUCKY — The Central Kentucky Amateur Radio Society will hold the Richmond Hamfest on Saturday, September 16 at the Madison County Fairgrounds, 3237 Old KY 52. Contact: Mike Rogers, KE4ISW, (859) 575-2199. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <www.ckars.org>. Talk-in 145.370 (PL 192.8). VE exams.
TOWAMENCIN TOWNSHIP, PENNSYLVANIA — WV2M will air special event station W3L Saturday, September 16 through Monday, September 25 to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the saving of the Liberty Bell. Frequencies include 14.240, 7.240, and 3.840 SSB; 14.030, 7.030 CW; and 14.070, 7.070 PSK. Website: <www.w3l.info>.
CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — The Harvard Wireless Club, The MIT Electronics Research Society, the MIT UHF Repeater Association, and the MIT Radio Society will hold the Flea at MIT on Sunday, September 17 at the parking garage on Albany and Main Streets. Phone: (617) 253-3776. Website: <www.swapfest.us>. Talkin 146.520 or 449.725- (PL 114.8).
PENSACOLA, FLORIDA — The Five Flags Amateur Radio Association will hold the Pensacola Hamfest on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 at the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds, 6655 W. Mobile Highway. Website: <www.pensacolahamfest.com>.
PIGEON FORGE, TENNESEE — The Southeastern DX & Contesting Organization will hold W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23 at the Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center, 410 Pine Mountain Road. Website: <www.w4dxcc.com>.
BELVIDERE, ILLINOIS — The Chicago FM Club will hold the Radio 2017 Expo on Saturday, September 23 at the Boone County Fairgrounds, 8791 IL-76. Phone: (773) 614-4733. Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <www.chicagofmclub.org>. Talk-in 147.255+ (PL 114.8) or 147.150+ PL 107.2). VE exams.
CEDARBURG, WISCONSIN — The Ozaukee Radio Club will hold the ORC Regional Fall Swapfest on Saturday, September 23 at the Fireman's Park, 796 Washington Avenue. Contact: W9IPR, (262) 377-6945. Website: <www.ozaukeeradioclub.org>.
CINCINNATI, OHIO — The OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society will hold its 4th Annual Hamfest on Saturday, September 23 at Aiken High School, 5641 Belmont Avenue. Contact: Lynn Ernst, WD8JAW, 10650 Aspen Place, Union, KY 41091. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>. Website: <https://ohlyin.org>. Talkin 146.67- (PL 123). VE exams, fox hunt.
COLOGNE, MINNESOTA — The Smarts Radio Club and Sibley Emergency Radio Team will hold SMARTSFEST 2017 on Saturday, September 23 at the Cologne Community Center, 1211 Village Parkway. Website: <www.smartsfest.org>. Talk-in 147.165+. VE exams, all ARRL card checking.
LACOMBE, LOUISIANA — The Ozone Amateur Radio Club will air a special event station on Saturday, September 23 to celebrate its 53rd Anniversary. Frequencies include 14.310, 7.210 SSB and 7.060 for CW. QSL a SASE to Michael White, KM5LS, 63128 Pine Acres Road, Lacombe, LA 70445.
MADISON, WEST VIRGINIA — The Coal Country Amateur Radio Club will hold its Inaugural CCARC Hamfest on Saturday, September 23 at the Madison Civic Center, 261 Washington Avenue. Contact: Ken Cregger, K8KDC, (304) 307-2216. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <www.wv8ccc.org>. Talk-in 147.195 or 442.55. VE exams.
SPOKANE VALLEY, WASHINGTON — The Northwest Tri-State ARO, Inland Empire VHF Radio Amateur, PHARC, SDXA, UHSARC, and KBARA will hold the Spokane Hamfest and 2017 ARRL Washington State Convention on Saturday, September 23 at University High School, 12420 E. 32nd Avenue. Contact: Mike Grounds, KE7PG, (509) 924-6377. Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <www.n7cfo.com>. Talk-in 147.38. VE exams.
BEREA, OHIO — The Hamfest Association of Cleveland will hold the 2017 Cleveland Hamfest and Computer Show on Sunday, September 24 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, 19201 W. Bagley Road. Contact: Hamfest Association of Cleveland, P.O. Box 81252, Cleveland, OH 44181-0252. Phone: (800) CLE-FEST. Website: <www.hac.org>. Talk-in 146.73. VE exams, DXCC/VUCC card checking.
HORSEHEADS, NEW YORK — The Amateur Radio Association of the Southern Tier will hold the 42nd Annual Elmira International Hamfest/Computerfest on Saturday, September 30 at the Chemung County Fairgrounds, Grand Central Avenue. Contact: Elmira Hamfest, P.O. Box 614, Horseheads, NY 14845-0614. Phone: (607) 301-0040. Website: <www.arast.org>. Talk-in 147.360+ or 146.700-. VE exams, bunny hunt.
WEST FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA — The Red River Radio Amateurs will hold the RRRA Hamfest and 2017 ARRL North Dakota State Convention on Saturday, September 30 at the RRV Fairgrounds-Hartl Building, 1805 Main Avenue West. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <https://rrra.org>.
Please submit hamfest and special event announcements at least three months in advance by e-mail to <email@example.com> or <firstname.lastname@example.org>, or by postal mail to: CQ Magazine, Attn: Hamfests (or Special Events), 17 West John St.., Hicksville, NY 11801.