CQ Announcements: October 2017
WEST FRIENDSHIP, MARYLAND — The Columbia Amateur Radio Association will hold the 2017 CARAFest on Sunday, October 1 at the Howard County Fairgrounds. Contact: David Parkinson, KB3VDY, (443) 492-9501. Email: <email@example.com> Website: <www.carafest.org>. Talk-in 147.390 (PL 156.7). VE exams, card checking.
WEST LIBERTY, IOWA — The Muscatine Amateur Radio Club and the Washington Area Amateur Radio Club will hold the Southeast Iowa Hamfest on Sunday, October 1 at the Muscatine County Fairgrounds, 101 N. Clay Street. Contact: Bob Weatherman, KDØSVH, 408 Chestnut Street, Muscatine, IA 52761. Phone: (563) 506-3390. Website: <www.waarc.net>. Talk-in 146.31+ (PL 192.8) or 146.25+ (PL 192.8). VE exams, DXCC/VUCC/WAS/WAC card checking.
BENSALEM, PENNSYLVANIA — The Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club will hold the Mid-Atlantic States VHF Conference from Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8 at the Holiday Inn-Bensalem-Philadelphia. Website: <www.packratvhf.com>.
BELTON, TEXAS — The Temple Amateur Radio Club will hold HamEXPO on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October 7 at the Bell County Expo Center, 301 W. Loop 121. Website: <www.tarc.org>.
BROOKLYN, MICHIGAN — The Great Lakes Amateur Radio Association will hold the Great Lakes HamCon and 2017 ARRL Great Lakes Division Convention on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8 at the Michigan International Speedway, 12626 U.S. Highway 12. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <www.glhamcon.org>. VE exams, fox hunt, special event station.
LAKESIDE, CALIFORNIA — The Lakeside Amateur Radio Club will hold the San Diego Hamfest 2017 on Saturday, October 7 at the Lakeside Rodeo Grounds, 12584 Mapleview Street. Website: <www.sdhamfest.org>. VE exams, T-hunt.
PLYMOUTH, MINNESOTA — The Twin Cities FM Club will hold the Last Chance Tailgate Swapfest on Saturday, October 7 at 1705 Forestview Lane. Website: <https://tcfmc.org>. Talk-in 146.76.
WEST MITCHELL, INDIANA — The Hoosier Hills Ham Club will hold the 56th Annual Hoosier Hills Hamfest on Saturday, October 7 at the Lawrence County 4-H Fairgrounds, 11265 U.S. Hwy 50. Contact: W.W. Warren, KB9TMP, (812) 675-2450. Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <www.w9qyq.org>. Talk-in 146.73- (PL 107.2). VE exams, foxhunt.
FLUSHING, NEW YORK — The Hall of Science Amateur Radio Club will hold its semi-annual Hamfest Sunday, October 8 at the Hall of Science, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 47-01 111th Street. Contact: Steven Greenbaum, WB2KDG, (718) 898-5599 (nights only). Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <www.hosarc.org>. Talk-in 444.200 (PL 136.5). VE exams, card checking.
HUBERTUS, WISCONSIN — The Southeastern Wisconsin FM Amateur Repeater Society will hold its Swapfest on Sunday, October 8 at the Sterling Chalet, 1271 Hwy. 175. Phone: (262) 742-4903. Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <www.sewfars.com>. Talk-in 146.82- (PL 127.3).
LONGMONT, COLORADO — The Boulder Amateur Radio Club will hold the 63rd Annual BARCfest on Sunday, October 8 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds-Exhibit Building, 9595 Nelson Road. Contact: Mike Derr, W3DIF, (303) 404-2161. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org> or <email@example.com>.
DEERFIELD, NEW HAMPSHIRE — The New England Amateur Radio Festival (NEARFEST) XXII will be held on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14 at 34 Stage Road. Website: <www.near-fest.com>. Talk-in 146.700- (PL 88.5).
MELBOURNE, FLORIDA — The Platinum Coast Amateur Radio Society will hold the 52nd Annual Melbourne Hamfest and 2017 ARRL Florida State Convention on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14 at the Melbourne Auditorium, 625 Hibiscus Boulevard. Contact: PCARS Melbourne Hamfest, P.O. Box 1004, Melbourne, FL 32902-1004. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <www.pcars.org>. Talk-in 146.85-. VE exams, DXCC card checking.
BREMERTON, WASHINGTON — The Kitsap County Amateur Radio Club will hold its 2017 Hamfest on Saturday, October 14 at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 W. E Street. Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <www.kcarc.org>. Talk-in 444.075 (PL 103.5).
MINERAL WELLS, WEST VIRGINIA — The Wood County Emergency Communications Inc. will hold the Parkersburg Area Hamfest on Saturday, October 14 at the Wood County 4-H Fairgrounds, Butcher Bend Road. Contact: Ken Harris, WA8LLM, (304) 481-3840. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <www.wc8ec.org>. W5YI VE exams.
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, October 15 at the parking garage on Albany and Main Streets. Phone: (617) 253-3776. Website: <www.swapfest.us>. Talk-in 146.520, 449.725- (PL 114.8).
SELLERSVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA — The RF Hill Amateur Radio Club will hold its Hamfest on Sunday, October 15 at the Sellersville Fire House, 50 N. Main Street. Contact: Jim Soete, WA3YLQ, 706 St. Andrews Court, Telford, PA 18969. Phone: (215) 723-7294. Fax: (215) 257-0724. Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <www.rfhillarc.org>. Talk-in 145.31- (PL 131.8). VE exams.
SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA — The Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club will hold Pacificon 2017 and b on Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22 at the San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive. Phone: (925) 288-1730. Email: <info@pacificon. org>. Website: <www.pacificon.org>. Talk-in 147.060 (PL 100) or 441.325 (PL 100). VE exams, special event station W1AW/6.
EAST RIDGE, TENNESSEE — The Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club will hold Hamfest Chattanooga 2017 on Saturday, October 21 at the East Ridge Community Center, 1517 Tombras Avenue. Website: <https://hamfestchattanooga.net>. VE exams.
NEW PORT RICHEY, FLORIDA — The Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club will hold its Fall Hamfest on Saturday, October 21 at the Millennium Academy, 10005 Ridge Road. Website: <https://gulfcoastarc.org>.
MERIDEN, CONNECTICUT — The Meriden Amateur Radio Club will hold the 25th Annual Nutmeg Hamfest and 2017 ARRL Connecticut State Convention on Sunday, October 22 at the Sheraton Four-Points Hotel, 275 Research Parkway. Contact: John Bee, N1GNV, 387 So. Colony Street, Meriden, CT 06451. Phone: (203) 440-4973 (days only). Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <www.nutmeghamfest.com>. VE exams.
ARDMORE, OKLAHOMA — The Texoma Hamarama Association will hold the Texoma Hamarama and 2017 ARRL Oklahoma Section Convention on Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28 at the Ardmore Convention Center, 2401 North Rockford Road. Contact: Don Loving, KM5OX, (580) 221-1894. Email: <email@example.com>. Website: <www.texomahamarama.org>. VE exams.
KIRKWOOD, MISSOURI — The Saint Louis Amateur Radio Club will hold its 26th Annual Halloween Hamfest on Saturday, October 28 at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road. Contact: Bob Sluder, NØIS, (636) 285-7605. Website: <www.halloweenhamfest.org>. Talkin 147.75-. VE exams.
HICKSVILLE, NEW YORK — The Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club will hold its semiannual Hamfest on Sunday, October 29 at Levittown Hall, 201 Levittown Parkway. Contact: Dave, AK1NS, or Richie, K2KNB, (516) 694-4937. Email: <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Website: <www.limarc.org>. Talk-in 146.820- (PL 136.5). VE exams, DXCC/WAS card checking.
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — The Tallahassee Amateur Radio Society will air the Halloween Howl Special Event station, K4TLH, from 0001 to 2359 UTC on Tuesday, October 31. Frequencies include 3.931, 7.231, and 14.331. QSL to Phil Fusilier. KA5USN. Website: <www.K4TLH.net>.
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.