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.

Santa Fest
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016

Location: American Legion Youth Camp
  9201 Surratts Road
  Cheltenham, MD 20623
Sponsor: American Legion & Prince George's County Emergency Repeater Association
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 145.230 (PL 110.9)
Public Contact: Charles Hallock, AA3WS
  16203 Manning Road
  West Accokeek, MD 20607
  Phone: 301-535-1666
Email: selbynet@hotmail.com

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Post Holiday Hamfest
Date: Sunday, January 29, 2017

Location: Odenton Volunteer Fire Company
  1425 Annapolis Road
  Odenton, MD 21113
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/marylandmobileers/hamfests-1/hamfest-2
Sponsor: Maryland Mobileers Amateur Radio Club
Talk-In: 146.805- (PL 107.2)
Public Contact: Bruce McPherson, AB3AC
  484 Peach Leaf Court
  Odenton, MD 21113
  Phone: 410-456-2500
Email: bmcpherson73@verizon.net

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Virginia State Convention (FrostFest)
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2017

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
Email: timfarrell57@gmail.com

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Orlando [Florida] HamCationŽ
Dates: Friday, February 10, 2017 through Sunday, February 12, 2017

Location:Central Florida Fairgrounds
  4603 West Colonial Drive
  Orlando, FL 32801
Website:www.hamcation.com
Sponsor: Orlando Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 146.760 (No CTCSS)
Public Contact: Lidy Meijers, KJ4LMM
  PO Box 574962
  Orlando, FL 32857
  Phone: 407-841-0874 or 1-800-214-7541
Email: info@hamcation.com

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Winterfest
Sunday, March 19, 2017

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
  Phone: 202-495-1315
Email: thor.berglie@gmail.com

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Delaware State Convention (Delmarva Amateur Radio and Electronics EXPO)
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Location: Cheer Center
  546 South Bedford Street
  Georgetown, DE 19947
Website: www.radioelectronicsexpo.com
Sponsor: Sussex Amateur Radio Association
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 147.090 (PL 156.7)
Public Contact: Herbert Quick, KF3BT
  PO Box 1431
  Seaford, DE 19973
  Phone: 302-629-4949
Email: herb@hamiltongraphics.com

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2017 York (Pensylvania) Hamfest
Date: Saturday, April 29, 2017

Location: Elicker's Grove Park
  511 Roth Church Road
  Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
Website: www.yorkhamfest.org
Sponsor: York Hamfest Foundation
Public Contact: Duane Sterner
Email: duane.sterner@yahoo.com

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The Greater Hagerstown Hamfest
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017

Location: Washingtown County Agriculture Center
  MD Route 65 South, Sharpsburg Pike
  Hagerstown, MD
Website: w3cwc.org/Portals/5/Hagerstown%20Hamfest%202017.pdf
Sponsor: Antietam Radio Association
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 147.09 (PL 100) & 146.94 backup
Public Contact: Herm Niedzielski, K2AVA
  21512 Leitersburg-Smithsburg Rd
  Hagerstown, Md 21742
  Phone: 301-791-5841
E-mail: k2ava@myactv.net

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2017 Dayton [Ohio] Hamvention
Dates: Friday, May 19, 2017 through Sunday, May 21, 2017

Location: Greene County Fair & Exposition Center
  120 Fairground Road
  Xenia, OH 45385
Website: http://www.hamvention.org
Sponsor: Dayton Amateur Radio Association
Talk-In: 146.94 & 146.91 (alternate)
Public Contact: Phone: 937-276-6930
Email: info@hamvention.org

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BARC's Father's Day Hamfest
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2017

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: None
Public Contact: Dave Shadwell, AB3TE
  PO Box 120
  Reisterstown, MD 21136
  Phone: 443-465-6583
Email: 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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