John Wass KA9QJX
Sept 3 (Sat) – CARMA Meeting. Note New Location! Steven’s Restaurant, 2393 W. 63rd St., Woodridge, IL.Lunch at 12 noon, meeting starts at 1 PM. Our regional scanner group discussing all things scanners: trading new frequency lists and discussing pro’s & con’s with the latest trunk trackers, also help to the befuddled with programming these.
Sept 3- 4 (Sat-Sun) – Shelby Hamfest, Shelby, N.C. (~35 miles West of Charlotte). Billed as largest in the Southwest. 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!)
Sept 16-17 (Fri-Sat) – W9DXCC Convention. Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 East Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL. The premier DX convention in the Midwest; DX presentations, DX & Contest University, Grand Banquet Guest Speaker Tom Gallagher (ARRL CEO), Prizes, Hospitality suites. For further info. Go to www.w9dxcc.com
Sept 17-18 (Sat-Sun) – Peoria Superfest. Exposition Gardens, 1601 W. Northmoor Rd., Peoria, IL. Sat: Flea Market 6AM – dusk, Bldgs. 8AM – 4PM, Sun: Flea Market 6AM – 1PM, Bldgs. 8AM – 1PM. Tickets $10 (12 & under free) Talk-in on 147.075/+ (PL 156.7). Forums (FCC testing, High Altitude Balloon Launch). For more info go to www.w9uvi.arrl.net
Sept 24 (Sat) – CFMC Radio Expo. Boone County Fairgrounds (US Rts 20 & IL 76), Belvedere, IL. Flea Market opens at 6AM, Bldgs- 8AM-3PM. Tickets $10 (under 12 yrs free). VEC testing 9-12 Noon. Talk in on CFMC [146.76/- (PL107.2)] or WX9MCS [ 147.255/+ PL(114.8)] Note: this is a Rockford repeater. Breakfast & lunch available on-site. Forums. Largest fest in our area.
Sept 24 (Sat) – Ozaukee RC Fall Swapfest. Firemans Park, 796 Washington Ave., Cedarburg, WI. Talk-in on 146.97 (PL 127.3). Admission $5. http://ozaukeeradioclub.org
Oct 9 (Sun) - SEWFARS Swapfest. Sterlling Chalet (formerly the Richfield Chalet), 1271 Hwy 175, Hubertus, WI, (Intersection of Hwy 175 and Hubertus Road). 8AM – 1 PM. Talk in on 146.82/- T 127.3). Tickets $5.00