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.

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 (CTCSS 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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Fredfest Indoor Hamfest
Saturday, March 25, 2017

Location: Independent Hose Company
  310 Baughmans Lane
  Frederick, MD 21701
Website: http://frederickarc.org
Sponsor: Frederick Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.58
Public Contact: Jeff Fishman, KB3FIO
  905 Twin Oak Court
  Frederick, MD 21701
  Phone: 240-285-6596
Email: ljfish1@comcast.net

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

Location: Cheer Community Center
  20520 Sand Hill Road
  Georgetown, DE 19947
Website: www.radioelectronicsexpo.com
Sponsor: Sussex Amateur Radio Association
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 147.090 (CTCSS 156.7)
Public Contact: Vic Gumper, KC3BUI
  PO Box 566
  Seaford, DE 19973

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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 (CTCSS 100.0) & 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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Memorial Day Hamfest
Date: Sunday, May 28, 2017

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 (CTCSS 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'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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