UPCOMING HAMFESTS

This is a list of hamfests in the Maryland-DC area.

I am including a list of hamfests in nearby Pennsylvania, northern Virginia, West Virginia and Delaware as a courtesy to our neighboring Section Managers.

I, your MDC Section Manager, Marty Pittinger - KB3MXM, and/or a designated ARRL representative(s) plan to attend all hamfests in the Maryland-DC Section.

We hope to see you all there.

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Virginia State Convention (Frostfest)
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016

Location: Richmond International Raceway
  600 East Laburnum Avenue
  Richmond, VA 23218
Website: www.frostfest.com
Sponsor: Richmond Amateur Telecommunications Society
Talk-In: 146.880 (PL 74.4)
Public Contact: Timothy Farrell, KJ4NPB
  8287 Ellerson Drive
  Mechanicsville, VA 23111
  Phone: 804-306-1134
E-mail: timfarrell57@gmail.com

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Frederick Hamfest and Indoor Tailgating Expo (Fredfest)
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Location: Independent Hose Company Social Hall
  310 Baughmans Ln.
  Frederick, MD.
Website: frederickarc.org
Sponsor: Frederick Amateur Radio Club
Talk-In: 146.580 Simplex
Public Contact: Jeff Fishman, KB3FIO
  905 Twin Oak Court
  Frederick, MD 21701
  Phone: 240-285-6596
Email: ljfish1@comcast.net

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Winterfest 2016
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2016

Location: Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale Campus
  8333 Little River Turnpike
  Annandale, VA.
Website: viennawireless.net/wp/events/winterfest
Sponsor: Vienna Wireless Society
Talk-In: 146.910(-) MHz
Public Contact: Thor Berglie, KK4UYT
  2813 Hunter Rd
  Fairfax, VA 22031
E-mail: thor.berglie@gmail.com

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Culpeper Amateur Radio Swapfest
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016

Location: Culpeper Agricultural Enterprise
  10220 James Monroe Highway
  Culpeper, VA 22701
Website: w4cul.org
Sponsor: Culpeper Amateur Radio Association
Talk-In: 147.120 (PL 146.2)
Public Contact: Bob Stohlman, K4RCG
  223 West Park Avenue
  Culpeper, VA 22701
  Phone: 540-825-2770
E-mail: bobstohlman@gmail.com

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VHF Super Conference
Dates: Friday, April 15 thru Sunday April 17, 2016

Location: Holiday Inn Washington-Dulles International Airport
  45425 Holiday Drive
  Sterling, VA 20163
Website: vhfsuperconference.com
Sponsor: Southeastern VHF Society, North East Weak Signal Group and Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club
Hosted by The Grid Pirates Contest Group and Directive Systems and Engineering
Talk-In: None
Public Contact: Terry Price, W8ZN
  2702 Rodgers Terrace
  Haymarket, VA 20169
  Phone: 703-754-3876
E-mail: w8zn54@verizon.net

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The Greater Hagerstown Hamfest
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016

Location: Washingtown County Agriculture Center
  MD Route 65 South, Sharpsburg Pike
  Hagerstown, MD
Website: www.w3cwc.org/Menu/Hagerstown-Hamfest
Sponsor: Antietam Radio Association
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.09 (PL 100) & 146.94 backup
Public Contact: Brian Umbrell, W3PDW
  235 East King Street
  Chambersburg, PA 17201
  Phone: 717-264-6403
E-mail: w3pdw@earthlink.net

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Memorial Day Hamfest
Date: Sunday, May 29, 2016

Location: Howard County Fairgrounds
  2210 Fairgrounds Road
  West Friendship, MD 21794
Website: www.marylandfm.org
Sponsor:Maryland FM Association
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.76, 224.76, 444.0 (PL 107.2)
Public Contact: John Elgin, WA3MNN
  518 Copley Lane
  Silver Spring, MD 20904
  Phone: 301-641-5313
E-mail: marylandfm@verizon.net

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BARC Father's Day Hamfest
Date: Sunday, June 19, 2016

Location:Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company Grounds
  16020 Carnival Avenue
  Upperco, MD 21155
Website: www.w3ft.com
Sponsor: Baltimore Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.67 (PL 107.2)
Public Contact: Dave Shadwell, AB3TE
  PO Box 922
  Reisterstown, MD 21136
  Phone: 410-842-5019
E-mail: w3ft67@yahoo.com

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You may view upcoming hamfests which are being held in the MDC Section and nearby in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia and the northern Virginia area by clicking on the ARRL's Hamfest and Convention Calender, "WWW.ARRL.ORG/hamfests-and-conventions-calendar."

As always, "I am ready to serve you."

Tnx es 73,
Marty Pittinger, KB3MXM, <KB3MXM@ARRL.NET>
ARRL Maryland-DC Section Manager

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