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help to support community service in amateur radio.

ARRL Convention / Hamfest look up:

Superstition SuperFest 2015

December 5, 2015

LOCATION: Mesa Community College 1833 West Southern Avenue Mesa, AZ 85201

SPONSOR: Superstition Amateur Radio Club

TYPE: ARRL Hamfest


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Chapter 7 QCWA's Winter 2015 Meeting!

Date: Sunday, December 13, 2015 Time: 1330 to 1600 PDST

PLACE: Jack's Restaurant    13221 East Whittier Blvd.    Whittier, CA 90602    PHONE: 562-693-8713

NO HOST BRUNCH -- Please bring a uni-sex wrapped gift if you would like to participate in the holiday Thieve's Gift Exchange -- in addition Chapter 7 will have door prizes that paid up members are eligible to win.

                      Please RSVP to  ASAP
so I can advise the venue on the
set up & head count!!!

73 - Doug - W6HB
Chapter 7 QCWA Coordinator

Santa's Visiting Battleship Iowa

December 16-17, 2015


The Battleship Iowa Amateur Radio Association has been in contact with the North Pole offices of Santa Claus. Having been assured that the Elves can keep everything going smoothly, we have made arrangements for Santa to visit the Battleship Iowa for a 24-hour period from 1800 UTC on December 16th until 1759 UTC on
December 17th. There is even a possibility that Mrs. Claus may accompany him.

Round up the kids and keep an ear to the speaker listening for Santa at the microphone of NI6BB. Operations are hoped to be on 10 through 75 meters if the bands behave and we will be spotting on the cluster. Most activity will be on SSB as Santa admits to being rusty on CW. Realize that Santa has to make a long trip to get here, will naturally be tired and may take some rest periods.....

QSL's are available per the instructions on NI6BB's listing.

For more information, contact Doug-W6HB at

Thunderbird Hamfest

January 9, 2016

LOCATION: Northwest Community Church, 16615 North 43rd Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85001

SPONSOR: Thunderbird Amateur Radio Club

TYPE: ARRL Hamfest


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An ARRL Specialty Convention

January 17-23, 2016

LOCATION: Roadrunner Short-term BLM Land US Highway 95 and 53rd Street North Quartzsite, AZ 85346

SPONSOR: QuartzFest Planning Commit

TYPE: ARRL Convention


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2016 Southwestern Division Convention
Yuma, Arizona

— February. 19-20, 2016 —

LOCATION: Yuma County Fairgrounds 2520 East 32nd Street Yuma, Arizona 85364

The Yuma Hamfest is just three months away on February 19-20, and we request the assistance of you, your club or group in spreading the word about our event. Yuma has become the site of one of the largest hamfests in the southwestern U.S. and will be the ARRL SW Division Convention for 2016.

We feature commercial vendors, tailgating, grand prizes worth over $18,000, on-site RV camping, free parking, seminars held in parallel tracks, $5.00 amateur license testing, DXCC card checking, an antenna clinic & transmitter hunt, our famous "Buzzard BBQ" dinner, a near-space balloon launch, great hourly door prizes, a hospitality area, the "Country Store" consignment sales area, and much more.

Admission is only $5, tailgating spots are $10 for the weekend, and we offer a food concession run by a professional chef. Our now-famous "Buzzard BBQ" dinner is only $10. We hope you and members of your club mark February 19-20 on your calendars and plan on attending the SW Division Convention in Yuma.

Please check our website at for more information. If you have questions, contact us at or by phone at 928-305-1034. Attached is a FLYER for the 2016 Yuma Hamfest.

Roger Hunt, K7MEX

Director, Yuma Hamfest 

Palm Springs HamFest

March 12, 2016

LOCATION: Palm Springs Pavilion, 401 S Pavilion Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

SPONSOR: Desert R.A.T.S. A.R.C.

TYPE: ARRL Hamfest


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HamFest 2016

March 12, 2016

LOCATION: Historic Loomis Train Depot Plaza, 3640 Taylor Road, Loomis, CA 95650

SPONSOR: Sierra Foothills Amateur Radio Club

TYPE: ARRL Hamfest


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Baker to Vegas Relay Challenge

March 19-20, 2016

For more information and volunteering as a communicators! Go to:

VHF Super Conference
Sponsored by Southeastern VHF Society,
North East Weak Signal Group
and the Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club.
Hosted by the Grid Pirates Contest Group
and Directive Systems and Engineering

April 15-17, 2016

First Call for Papers and Presentations for the Super VHF Conference, April 15-17, 2016, near Washington, DC. Jointly sponsored by Packrats, NEWS Group, and SVHFS. details at  looking for presentations or papers on VHF, UHF, microwaves, and higher. all aspects welcome - operating, contesting, homebrewing, software, EME, surplus, antennas, test equipment, amplifiers, SDR, 47 GHz superregen, whatever. this is the first call, so you have time to think about it, heat up your soldering iron if needed, take pictures, win the January contest... N2CEI and W1GHZ will be coordinating the Proceedings. details for submission will be on the website soon.  73 Paul and Steve


June 25-26, 2016

For more information go to 

If you're interested in volunteering as a Field-day radio communicator, check with your club or clubs and let them know that your willing to work stations with your radio or with a station (radio) already set up.

Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run

August 6, 2016

For more information and volunteering as a communicators! Go to: 

Arizona State Convention
(CopaFest 2016)

October 21-22, 2016

LOCATION: Ultra Star Center at Harrah's Ak-Chin 16000 Maricopa Road Maricopa, AZ 85238

SPONSOR: Maricopa Amateur Radio Association

 TYPE: ARRL Convention


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Oro Valley ARC Hamfest

December 12, 2016

LOCATION: Marana Middle School, 11279 West Grier Road, Marana, AZ 85653

SPONSOR: Oro Valley Amateur Radio Club

TYPE: ARRL Hamfest


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