UPCOMING HAMFESTS + MORE

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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60th ARRL West Virginia State Amateur Radio Convention
Date: Friday, August 24th to Sunday. August 26th

Location: Jackson's Mill WVU Conference Center, Weston, WV
Sponsor: West Virginia State Amateur Radio Council
Talk-in: 145.390 (-) PL 123.0 WD8EOM
Website: http://qsl.net/wvsarc/
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Pennsylvania State Convention (Uniontown Gabfest)
Date: Saturday, September 01, 2018

Location: Uniontown ARC Clubhouse, Uniontown, PA
Sponsor: Uniontown Amateur Radio Club
For more info, click on: www.w3pie.org
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Virginia Beach Hamfest
Date: Saturday, September 8, 2018

Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, VA
For more info, click on: virginiabeachhamfest.com
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REDBALL Swap Meet
Military Radio Collectors Association (MRCA)
Military Radio Meet/Redball Military Transport Rally
Date: Fri thru Sat, 21 - 22 Sept. 2018, 8 AM - 5 PM

Location: West End Fairgrounds, Gilbert, PA
Between Lehighton and Stroudsburg, PA
Website: https://redballonline.org/
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CARAfest
Date: Sunday, October 7, 2018

Location: Howard County (Maryland) Fairgrounds
Sponsor: Columbia Amateur Radio Association
For more info, click on: www.carafest.org
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Mason Dixon Hamfest
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018

Location: Sportsman's Hall Roller Skating Center
15500 Hanover Pike
Upperco, MD 21155
Sponsor: Carroll County Amateur Radio Club
Public Contact: Steve Beckman, N3SB
2145 Bethel Road, Finksburg, MD 21048
Phone: 410-876-1482   Email: n3sb@qis.net
Website: https://k3pzn.net/
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Third Annual SantaFest
Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018

Location: American Legion Youth Camp, Cheltenham, MD
Sponsor: Prince George's County Emergency Radio Association & American Legion
For more info, click on: pgares.org/santafest

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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."

Special on-the-air-events

09/03/2018 - Brickyard 400 Special Event
09/08/2018 - Route 66 On-The-Air

Other:

New AMSAT Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/AMSATNA/about/

Shortwave Radiogram via WRMI, Radio Miami International, w/ transmission schedule http://swradiogram.net/

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Something New & Interesting

Digital Radio Mondiale or DRM is a digital audio & data-casting broadcast technologies for existing analog commercial radio on AM, SW and FM; for higher quality audio across a wider-bandwidth using MPEG-4 audio coding formats.
Follow the latest news and information about DRM at http://drmna.info/
DRM, Digital Radio Mondiale North America, DRMNA
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WINB on 9265 kHz AM is America's oldest domestic commercial shortwave station; a brokered Christian shortwave radio station in Red Lion, PA. They are testing DRM using two different transmitters directed to both Europe and North America on 15670 kHz M-F between 1100-1700 UTC with approx. 10 kW DRM power and transmitting Bit Rate of 8.28 kbps.
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The GAMUT, LP 820 kHz AM station near Frederick MD switched to DRM on Monday, July 16th. If you have a DRM car radio or looking to explore DRM several radio brands are available. Enjoy the high AM fidelity DRM brings.
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The weekly 'Shortwave Radiogram' is a digital MFSK program via domestic station WRMI (Radio Miami International) in Okeechobee, FL. Read more about this excellent opportunity to hone your digital skills, flex your knowledge and adjust your Radio/App configurations.

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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