March 2015


March 8

Sterling, IL� Sterling Rock Falls Hamfest.  Location: Challand Middle School, 1700 6th Avenue, Sterling, IL.  Sponsor: Sterling Rock Falls Amateur Radio Society.  Talk-In: 146.850 (PL 114.8).  Public Contact: Paula Portner , KC9FQK, 1302 West 2nd Street Dixon, IL 61021; Phone: 815-284-5650; Email: pportner@comcast.net; Website: http://w9mep.org.

March 15

Jefferson, WI�HAMFEST/CONVENTION.  Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds – Activity Center, 503 North Jackson Avenue, Jefferson, WI.  Sponsor: Tri-County Amateur Radio Club �W9MQB.  Talk-In: 145.49 (PL 123).  Public Contact: Stan Lichtenberg , W9FIB; PO Box 411 Johnson Creek, WI 53038; Phone: 920-390-9068; Email: hamfest@w9mqb.org; Website: http://w9mqb.org.


April 11

STOUGHTON, WI・  Madison Hamfest.  Location: Mandt Community Center, 400 Mandt Parkway, Stoughton, WI.  Sponsor: Madison Area Repeater Association.  Talk-In: 147.150 +600 (PL 123.0).  Contact: Paul Toussaint , N9VWH, 3835 County Road A Stoughton, WI 53589; Phone: 608-205-1994; Email: w9hsy@execpc.com; Website: http://www.qsl.net/mara.

April 14

DES MOINES, IA・ DMRAA Hamfest.  Location: Iowa State Fairgrounds, Elwell Family Center, East 30th Street and East University Avenue, Des Moines, IA.  Sponsor: Des Moines Radio Amateurs’ Association.  Talk-In: 146.940 (PL 114.8).  Contact: Bruce Brumm , KC0ZMT,PO Box #88 Des Moines, IA 50301;  Phone: 515-999-0426 (999-0-HAM); Email: info@dmraa.com; Website: http://www.dmraa.com/hamfest.

April 19

GALVA, IL–  AAROFest 2015.  Location: Galva American Legion,  45 Wallace Street, Galva, IL.   Sponsor: Area Amateur Radio Operators.  Talk-In: 145.490.   Contact: William Anderson , WA9BA, 30 Wallace Street Galva, IL 61434; Phone: 309-525-0061; Email: wa9ba@arrl.net; Website: http://qsl.net/aa9ro.

MILWAUKEE, WI・ Wisconsin State Convention (AES Milwaukee Superfest 2015).  Location: AES Milwaukee, 5710 West Good Hope Road, Milwaukee, WI.  Sponsor: Amateur Electronics Supply.  Talk-In: 145.130 (PL 127.3).  Contact: Tom Pachner , W9TJP, 5710 West Good Hope Road Milwaukee, WI 53223; Phone: 414-358-0333; Email: tomp@aesham.com; Website: http://www.aesham.com/aes-superfest.

May 5

SANDWICH, IL・  THE DEKALB HAMFEST.  Location: Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Road, Sandwich, IL.  Sponsor: Kishwaukee Amateur Radio Club.  Talk-In: 146.730 minus (PL 100) & 146.53 Simplex.  Contact: Bob Yurs , W9ICU, 1107 Commercial Street Sycamore, IL 60178; Phone: 815-895-7584; Email: w9icu@arrl.net; Website: http://www.karc-club.org.


June 7

Princeton, IL�Starved Rock Radio Club’s (W9MKS) 2015 Hamfest.  Location: Bureau County Fairgrounds, 811 West Peru Street, Princeton, IL.  Sponsor: Starved Rock Radio Club.  Talk-In: 146.955 (PL 103.5).  Public Contact: Matthew Weaver , KB9VZH, 319 Desoto Street Ottawa, IL 61350; Phone: 815-313-5924; Email: kb9vzh@mchsi.com; Website: http://www.w9mks.org.

July 19

PEOTONE, IL– Karsfest.  Location: Will County Fairgrounds, 710 South West Street, Peotone, IL .  Sponsor: Kankakee Area Radio Society.  Talk-In: 146.940 (PL 107.2).  Contact: Craig Cahan , N9FD, 7 Franklin Drive Manteno, IL 60950; Phone: 815-348-7752; Email: karsfest@gmail.com; Website: http://w9az.com/karsfest.html.

August 2

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA・  CVARC Hamfest.  Location: Teamsters Hall, 5000 J Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA.  Sponsor: Cedar Valley Amateur Radio club.  Talk-In: 146.745 (no tone).  Contact: David Wilson , KB0DW, 3200 Silverthorne Road NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402; Phone: 319-393-3776; Email: krk9840@msn.com; Website: http://cvarc.rf.org.

PEOTONE,IL ・ Hamfesters 81st Annual Hamfest. Location: Will County Fairgrounds, 170 South West Street, Peotone, IL.  Sponsor: Hamfesters Radio Club (W9AA). Talk-In: 146.52.  Contact: Kurt Pawlikowski , WB9FMC, PO Box 474 Crestwood, IL 60445; Phone: 773-284-9500; Email: kurtt@pinrod.com; Website: http://ham-ham.org.

August 29

BARABOO, WI– Circus City Swapfest.  Location: Badger Steam and Gas Engine Club Property, E3347 Sand Road, Baraboo, WI.  Sponsor: Yellow Thunder Amateur Radio Club. Talk-In: 147.315 (PL 123.0).  Contact: Thomas Harrison , N9PQJ, E7983 east Lake Virginia Road Reedsburg, WI 53959; Phone: 608-963-0762; Email: n9pqj@yellowthunder.org.

September 12

BELVIDERE, IL  –  Radio Expo 2015.  Location: Boone County Fairgrounds, 8791 IL Route 76, Belvidere, IL.  Sponsor: Chicago FM Club.  Talk-In: 146.760- (PL 107.2), 443.750+ (PL 114.8), 147.255+ (PL 114.8), & 444.725+ (PL 107.2).   Contact: Steve Bosnyak , K9VO, 6778 West Ardmore Avenue Chicago, IL 60631; Phone: 773-614-4733; Email: k9vo@arrl.net; Website: http://chicagofmclub.org.

September 19

Peoria, IL — Peoria Superfest.  Location: Exposition Gardens, 1601 West Northmoor Road, Peoria, IL.  Sponsor: Peoria Area Amateur Radio Club.  Talk-In: 147.075.  Public Contact: Deb Suhs , KA4DEB, 25857 Longview Road Hopedale, IL 61747; Phone: 309-453-9331; Email: debsuhs@gmail.com; Website: http://www.w9uvi.org/?page_id=2715.

September 26

Cedarburg, WI�  Ozaukee Radio Club’s Annual Regional Fall Swapfest.  Location: Firemans Park, 796 Washington Avenue, Cedarburg, WI.  Sponsor: Ozaukee Radio Club.  Talk-In: 146.97 (PL 127.3).  Public Contact: Thomas Ruhlmann , W9IPR, 465 Beechwood Drive Cedarburg, WI 53012; Phone: 262-377-6945 (H); Email: teruhlmann@wi.rr.com; Website: http://ozaukeeradioclub.org.

October 11

HUBERTUS, WI – SEWFARS Swapfest.  Location: Sterling Chalet, 1271 Highway 175, Hubertus, WI.   Sponsor: Southeastern Wisconsin FM Amateur Repeater Society.  Talk-In: 146.820 (PL 127.3).  Contact: Darrell Welch , K9ABC, 4006 Monches Road Colgate, WI 53017; Phone: 414-899-6010; Email: dw@charter.net; Website: http://www.sewfars.com.

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Greetings Everyone!

All amateurs and those interested in amateur radio are welcome at club meetings and events.

The Hidden Valleys Amateur Radio Club is a small friendly club located in the hills and valleys of Southwestern Wisconsin. Our members participate in Field Day, Wisconsin QSO parties, local community service activities, and also offer ham licensing classes. Many of us are trained storm spotters, some have CPR, and a few have multiple Red Cross certifications.

Our club meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00PM in the lower level of the Southwest Health Center in Platteville Wisconsin. We have a weekly Sunday night net meeting at 7:30 PM on the N0WLU repeater on 146.895Mhz 114.8 pl. All check-ins are welcome.

We wish to thank Scott Onson for the server space on which this web site is hosted.