John Wass KA9QJX
July 17-19 (Thurs-Sat) – ARRL National Centennial Convention. Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT. All-Day Training Tracks, exhibit hall, manufacturers, equipment sellers, indoor flea market, over 70 hrs of forums and presentations, youth activities.
July 19 (Sat.) - CARMA regular meeting. Our local scanner group. Meet at Phillies Pizza, Rt 83 and 63rd St., Willowbrook, IL. Lunch at 12 Noon, Meeting at 1PM.
July 20 (Sun) – Wisconsin Antique Radio Club, Inc. Meeting and Swapfest. 8 AM -11AM. The Terminal, 5917 S. Howell, Milwaukee, WI.
July 20 (Sun) – KARSFEST 2014. Will County Fairgrounds, Peotone, IL (I-57 to Peotone Exit 327 East). Tickets $10. Indoor/Outdoor, Bldg.’s open at 8AM, fleamarket opens at 6AM Forums, VEC Testing, Card Checking.
July 24-27 (Thurs-Sun) – Central States VHF Society Conference. Austin Marriott South, I35 at HWY 71(SE), Austin, TX. Registration $60 (conference fee + membership). Presentations, Rover Row Display, Antenna Range, PreAmp Noise figure Contest, VHF-101, Grand Banquet (speaker: Jimmy Treybig, W6JKV).
July 31 – Aug. 2 (Thurs-Sat) – Antique Radio Club of Illinois RadioFest. Willowbrook Inn, 7800 South Kingery Hwy (Route 83), Willowbrook, IL. No admission charge. Swapfest and Presentations. Antique radios and parts, accessories, and related materials, forums, Radio Clinic, appraisal booth, ham station.
Aug 3 (Sun) – Hamfesters Hamfest. Will County Fairgrounds, Peotone, IL Admission: $10. Opens 6:00AM (Flea Market) & 8:00AM (Exhibits). VE Testing 8AM to 10:30AM. Talk-in 146.52/s
Aug 9 (Sat) – Racine Megacycle Club Freefest. Fireman’s Park, 9600 Charles St., Sturtevant, WI. Talk-in on 147.270/+ (PL 127.3). No admission charge. 7AM-1PM.
Aug 15 (Fri) – CARMA Friday Nighter. Every other month informal meeting of Scanner group. Meets at the O’Hare Oasis (above I-294 just South of I-90), 7PM in the food court near McDonalds.
Aug 17 (Sun) – Lafayette Hamfest. Cary Boy Scout Camp, 6286 State Rd. 26 East, Lafayette, IN. (~1.5 miles east of I-65). 8AM – 1PM. Admission $5. Talk-in on 147.135/+ (PL 88.5).
Aug 30-31 (Sat-Sun) – Shelby Hamfest, Shelby, N.C. (~35 miles West of Charlotte). One of the largest hamfests in the South. Cleveland County Fairgrounds (1751 E. Marion St., Shelby). Gates open 7AM both days. Exhibits 8AM-5PM (Sat.) & 8AM-1PM Sunday. Talk-in on 146.880/- (no PL). Admission $8. http://www.shelbyhamfest.org/ (Well worth a look!)