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Area Events

Here's a list of upcoming ham and computer-related events, most NOT sponsored by our club but of interest to club members. Many dates may be unconfirmed or inaccurate. They are based on last year's information and updated when new information comes in, so the information may be inaccurate until then.

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2013

January

  • Sunday, January 6 - NPARC Kid's Day -- BH Community Center -- 2 - 5 PM (Flyer).  Confirmed for 2013.
  • Sunday, January 6 - HRU (Ham Radio University) - Bethpage NY (Long Island) http://www.hamradiouniversity.org/ - a full day of information sessions on ham radio topics. Confirmed for 2013

February

  • Friday evening February 22  - New Providence ARC Auction -  New Providence Municipal Center Gymnasium, New Providence NJ.  (more info) $5 donation. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for sellers. Auction at 7:00 p.m. Anyone (non-club members, too!) can submit items for auction sale. No commission on auction sale. Confirmed  for 2013

March

April

  • Saturday, April 20th - Splitrock (SARA) Hamfest .  Roxbury Senior Center, Horseshoe Lake Park, 72 Eyland Avenue. Succasunna, NJ , 07876 (Easy access from I-80, I-280, I-287 and Routes 46 and 10). Sellers at 6:00 am ; Buyers at 8:00 am - Tailgating WILL be available!  The NJDXA will provide DXCC QSL Field checking. Talk-in: 146.985 (-) PL:131.8. Web site at: http://www.splitrockara.org  Hamfest Chairman: PO Box 610 Rockaway, New Jersey 07866 Voice: (866) 457-6687 Email: hamfest@splitrockara.org Confirmed for 2013.
     

  • Saturday, April 20th - New Jersey Antique Radio Club (NJARC)  Spring Swap Meet. Parsippany PAL building, 33 Baldwin Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054.  8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Admission $5. (See  http://www.parsippanypal.org/ for directions. http://www.njarc.org/.  Confirmed for 2013

  • Sunday, April 29th - Jersey Shore ARS "Hamfest  by the Shore" Riverwood Park, Riverwood Drive & Whitesville Road Toms River, New Jersey. See directions in flyer on website. TALK-IN: W2DOR/R 146.910 PL 127.3 minus  FEATURING: l Indoor and Outdoor spaces l Tailgating l Door Prizes l VE Testing DOORS OPEN Vendors at 6:00 AM -- Buyers at 8:00 AM.  ADMISSION: Buyers $5 Tailgaters $15/space Inside Vendors $15/space (includes one admission).  Bring your own table.  A limited number of tables for inside spaces are available for an additional $5 each, please reserve in advance. VE SESSION Registration 11:00 AM Exams 11:10 AM. To reserve your space in advance or for questions, please e-mail jsars910@gmail.com or Call Darleen at 732-237-9448. Snail mail to JSARS, PO Box 295, Toms River, NJ 08754 Not Confirmed for 2013
     

     

May

  • Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and May 6th - Vintage Computer Festival East 8.0 at InfoAge Science Center, 2201 Marconi Rd., Wall, NJ. Workshops, Exhibits and Tours. $10/day, $15/weekend; under 17 free.  Confirmed for 2013

  • Sunday, May 6th  - Warminster ARC ( PA) Hamfest  at the Middletown Grange Fairgrounds in Wrightstown (Bucks County), Pennsylvania. 7 a.m. start - $5. VE testing at 10:00 AM.  Not Confirmed for 2013

  • Saturday,May 11th  -- Cherryville Repeater AssociationHamfest.  North Hunterdon Regional High School, 1445 State Route 31 South, Annandale, NJ 08801.  Indoors.  8AM to 4PM. $7 Public Admission. Confirmed for 2013.
  • Saturday, May 18th - OMARC TAILGATE HAMFEST Ocean-Monmouth ARC  7:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.  http://www.omarc.org/hamfest.htm - Wall Twp. Contact:Jeff Harshman, N2LXM OMARC, Inc., PO Box 267 Oakhurst, NJ 07755 Phone: 732-996-0637 Email: n2lxm@juno.com  Talk-In: 145.110 -600 (PL 127.3) & 443.00 +5MHz (PL 127.3)Directions: From the North, take the Garden State Parkway SOUTH to EXIT 100 (Route 33 east), Exit ramp will merge with Route 33 east, continue to Route 18 South, follow Route 18 to EXIT 7A. Exit jug handle will put you on Brighton Ave heading North, follow to bottom of hill, turn RIGHT onto Marconi Road. Continue past the "T" insection to Monmouth Road on your right; as the road bends you will pass a softball field on your right, then as the road bends again you will see the Diana site on your left with large Satellite antenna, just proceed through the open gates to the building at the far east of the complex.  Confirmed for 2013
  • Friday - Sunday May 17-19  Dayton Hamvention  Confirmed for 2013

  • Saturday, May 23rd - Bergen ARA Spring Hamfest -  Westwood Regional High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, NJ 07675  8 am to 2 pm. Directions  from Garden State Parkway NorthboundExit the Parkway at Exit 165. After paying the toll, bear right, up hill toward Oradell. At the first light make a left onto Pascack Road. At the second traffic light you will see the Bacari Restaurant diagonally to your left. Make a right on to Ridgewood road and continue 1/4 mile to the high school, on your right.  Confirmed for 2013

June

  • Sunday, June 10th - Splitrock (SARA) Aution.  Roxbury Senior Center, Horseshoe Lake Park, 72 Eyland Avenue. Succasunna, NJ , 07876 (Easy access from I-80, I-280, I-287 and Routes 46 and 10).  Doors open at 11:00 am $3.00 admission. Auction starts at Noon. Talk-in: 146.985 (-) PL:131.8. Web site at: http://www.splitrockara.org  Email: auction@splitrockara.org.  Not Confirmed for 2013.

  • Saturday, June 15th  - W2QW (Raritan Valley Radio Club) Hamfest, Piscataway, NJ;  8 am to 12 pm. Admission $7.00. Piscataway High School at Hoes Lane and Behmer Road. See website for more information and directions or phone Eric (NW2P) (908) 251-3938.   Confirmed for 2013.

July

  • Sunday, July 14th - The Sussex County ARC Hamfest - Augusta, New Jersey.  8:00 a.m. at the Sussex County Fairgrounds. Directions: From Rt. 80.   Take Rt. 15N  Approx. 20 Miles then Rt. 206N 1 Mile, Make Right on Plains Rd. - go approx. 1/4 mile - Fairgrounds will be on your Right - follow signs. Talk-in: 147.30+ rpt;   pL 151.4 Admission:$7. Tailgate spaces: $20. Exhibition building spaces: $20. Overnight camping: $25 -you can setup at 6:00 p.m. Saturday. For more information and advance indoor registration contact: hamfest@scarcnj.org phone (973) 948-6999.   Confirmed for 2013

August

  • Saturday, August 24th - Ramapo Mountain ARC's Hamfest  - 8 am to noon.; vendors at 6:00 a.m.  Camp Veritans, 225 Pompton Road, Haledon, NJ 07508-1697. Admission $7.00; Inside tables $20; tailgate vendors $15.00.  Info: Contact: Dave Schwartz c/o Ramapo Mountain ARC PO Box 364 Oakland, NJ 07436 Phone: 201-891-8060 x101 (before 9:00 PM) Email: w2dis@arrl.net. Talk-In: 146.490 + 1 MHz (PL 107.2)  Confirmed for 2013
     

September

  • Saturday and Sunday - Vintage Computer Festival East 6.0  at the InfoAge Science Center in Wall, NJ. For more information, see http://www.vintage.org Not confirmed for 2013
     

     

  • Sunday, September 30 - Pack Rats "Hamarama" flea market, sponsored by the Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club, Newton PA. Rain or Shine Gates Open: Buyers at 0700 a.m.;  Sellers at 0600 a.m.. General Admission $5.00 (Non-Ham XYLs & Children under 13 Free)  Outdoor Sellers Add: $10.00 per Car Space; 120 Indoor Spaces will be available - First Come, First Serve;  $15.00 per 10 Foot Table. Middletown Grange Fair Grounds, Penns Park Road, Wrightstown, PA Food, Beverages & Facilities on Site ---- No Overnight Parking.  http://www.packratvhf.com/Hamarama/hamarama.html 
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October

  • Saturday, September 29 - Ocean Monmouth Amateur Radio Club Tailgate Hamfest in Wall Township, NJ @ InfoAge Learning Center (Project Diana Site) Marconi Road http://www.omarc.org  Talk-In: 145.110 -600 (PL 127.3) Contact: Jeffrey Harshman, N2LXM c/o OMARC PO Box 267 Oakhurst, NJ 07755 Phone: 732-996-0637 Email: n2lxm@juno.com Not Confirmed for 2013

  • Saturday - October 6 - Bergen ARA Fall Hamfest -  Westwood Regional Jr/Sr High School, 701 Ridgewood Road, Washington Township, NJ 07675  8 am to 2 pm. Admission $5; non-ham spouses and children free. Sellers $15/ 2 spaces includes admission. Contact Jim Joyce, K2ZO by e-mail to hamfest@bara.org. Directions  from Garden State Parkway NorthboundExit the Parkway at Exit 165. After paying the toll, bear right, up hill toward Oradell. At the first light make a left onto Pascack Road. At the second traffic light you will see the Bacari Restaurant diagonally to your left. Make a right on to Ridgewood road and continue 1/4 mile to the high school, on your right. Talk-in: 146.19/146.79 (PL 141.3) and 146.52 Simplex. Not Confirmed for 2013

  • Saturday, October 13 - Mid-Atlantic States VHF Conference sponsored by the Mt. Airy VHF Radio Club, Newton PA. Conference Topics may include VHF, UHF, and microwave construction, operating, digital modes, EME, antennas, roving and more. New Location: Marriott Courtyard Bensalem, 3327 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020 215-639-9100.  http://www.packratvhf.com/2012_Conference/vhf conf.html#Anchor-49575. Admission is $40; dinner $35.  Confirmed for 2012

  • Sunday, October 14 - Splitrock ARA (SARA), Club Auction.  Roxbury Senior Center, 72 Eyland Ave., Succasunna, NJ 07876, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM (auction starts at 12 Noon). Admission $3.  Contact SARA via e-mail at auction@splitrock.org.  Talk-in 146.985 (-600; PL 131.8).  Not Confirmed for 2013

  • Sunday, October 21 - RF Hill ARC Hamfest - Sellersville, PA,   Setup 6 AM, buyers 7 AM to 1 PM. Sellersville Firehouse, Rte. 152, 5 miles south of Quakertown and 8 miles north of Montgomeryville. Admission $6. Sellers out-doors $8, indoors with table included $12.  Not Confirmed for 2013

November

  • Sunday, November 4 - New York City Marathon - volunteers needed. You would  need to report to your post very early somewhere along the 26-mile course and will probably be allowed to leave by 2:00 PM.  A 440 handheld, preferably with 2M capability, is a must. With the passing of Steve Mendelsohn (SK) coordination will be continued by Rick Ramhap, N2GQR and Thomas Raffaelli, WB2NHC who can be reached at coordinator@radiovolunteer.org Not Confirmed for 2013
     
  • Saturday - New Jersey Antique Radio Club (NJARC)  Fall Swap Meet. Parsippany PAL building.  8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. Walk-around auction at 11:30 am. Admission $5.  http://www.njarc.org/  Not confirmed for 2013
     
  • Friday, November 23  - Fair Lawn Radio Emergency Service Auction - The Friday after Thanksgiving at the Fair Lawn Senior Center, 11-05 Gardiner Rd, Fairlawn NJ. Free admission. Auction starts at 7:00 p.m.  Sellers can enter at 5:30 p.m. Talk-in on 146.79 - PL 141.3 http://www.flarc.net   Not Confirmed for 2013

December

  • None known