MARA Calendar of Events

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JANUARY 2018

January 1:  Rockingham County ARES Net (146.550 simplex)

January 2:  VARA Club Meeting

January 4:  MARA Club Meeting

January 5:  PVARC Club Meeting

January 6:  Winston-Salem (NC) Hamfest

January 6-7:  ARRL RTTY Roundup

January 7:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

January 8:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

January 11:  Augusta County ARES Net (146.850 PL 131.8)

January 12-13:  North American QSO Party CW

January 14:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

January 15:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

January 20-22:  ARRL VHF Sweepstakes

January 21-22:  North American QSO Party SSB

January 21:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

January 22:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

January 26-28:  CQ 160m Contest CW

January 28:  Maryland Mobileers ARRL Hamfest (Odenton, MD, south of Glen Burnie)

January 28:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

January 29:  Rockingham County ARES Net (145.130 PL 131.8)

 

FEBRUARY 2018

February 1:  MARA Club Meeting

February 2-4:  Ten-Ten international 10m QSO Party - Phone

February 3:  Richmond FrostFest and Virginia State ARRL Convention

February 3:  North American Sprint CW

February 4:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

February 5:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.55 Simplex)

February 6:  VARA Club Meeting

February 8:  Augusta County ARES Net (146.850 PL 131.8)

February 8:  PVARC Club Meeting

February 9-11:  Orlando (FL) Hamcation  (Dayton of the Southeast)

February 9-11:  CQ WW WPX RTTY Contest

February 10:  VE Exams

February 11:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

February 12-16:  ARRL School Club Roundup

February 12:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

February 16-18:  ARRL DX Contest CW weekend

February 18:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

February 19:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

February 23-25:  CQ 160m Contest SSB

February 24-25:  North American QSO Party RTTY

February 24:  South Carolina QSO Party

February 25:  North Carolina QSO Party

February 25:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

February 26:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

 

MARCH 2018

March 1:  MARA Club Meeting

March 2-4:  ARRL DX Contest SSB weekend

March 4:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

March 5:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.55 Simplex)

March 6:  VARA Club Meeting

March 8:  Augusta County ARES Net (146.850 PL 131.8)

March 8:  PVARC Club Meeting

March 9-10:  Charlotte (NC) Hamfest

March 10:  North American Sprint RTTY

March 10-11:  Idaho QSO Party

March 10-11:  Oklahoma QSO Party

March 11:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

March 11-12:  Wisconsin QSO Party

March 12:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

March 17-18:  Virginia QSO Party

March 18:  Vienna (Annandale) Winterfest

March 18:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

March 19:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

March 24:  Charleston (WV) Hamfest

March 23-25:  CQ WW WPX Contest SSB

March 25:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

March 26:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

March 31:  Raleigh (NC) Hamfest

 

APRIL 2018

April 1:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

April 2:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.55 Simplex)

April 3:  VARA Club Meeting

April 5:  MARA Club Meeting

April 7-8:  Mississippi QSO Party

April 8:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

April 9:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

April 12:  Augusta County ARES Net (146.850 PL 131.8)

April 12:  PVARC Club Meeting

April 14:  VE Exams

April 15:  ARRL Rookie Roundup SSB

April 21:  Radio/Electronics Expo – Georgetown (DE) Hamfest, ARRL DE Convention

April 21-22:  Michigan QSO Party

April 15:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

April 16:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

April 22:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

April 23:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

April 28:  Yorktown (PA) Hamfest

April 28-29:  Ten-Ten International 10m QSO Party – RTTY/Digital

April 29:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

April 30:  Rockingham County ARES Net (145.130 PL 131.8)

 

 

MAY 2018

May 1:  VARA Club Meeting

May 3:  MARA Club Meeting

May 5:  Hagerstown (MD) Hamfest

May 5-6:  New England, Delaware QSO Parties

May 6-7:  Ten-Ten International 10m QSO Party - CW

May 6:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

May 7:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.55 Simplex)

May 6:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

May 7:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

May 10:  Augusta County ARES Net (146.850 PL 131.8)

May 10:  PVARC Club Meeting

May 12-13:  Arkansas QSO Party

May 13:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

May 14:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

May 19-20:  Massanutten Mtn Trails (MMT) 100 Mile Run Public Service Event

May 18-20:  Dayton Hamvention (new location: Xenia Ohio)

May 20:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

May 21:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

May 26-27:  CQ WW WPX Contest CW Weekend

May 27:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

May 28:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

 

JUNE 2018

June 3:  Manassas Hamfest

June 3:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

June 4:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.55 Simplex)

June 5:  VARA Club Meeting

June 7:  MARA Club Meeting

June 9:  VE Exams

June 9-11:  ARRL VHF QSO Party

June 10:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

June 11:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

June 14:  Augusta County ARES Net (146.850 PL 131.8)

June 14:  PVARC Club Meeting

June 17:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

June 18:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

June 22-24:  ARRL Field Day

June 24:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

June 25:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

June 30:  Harrisburg (PA) Firecracker Hamfest

 

JULY 2018

July 1:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

July 2:  Rockingham County ARES Net (146.550 simplex)

July 3:  VARA Club Meeting

July 5:  MARA Club Meeting

July 13-15:  IARU HF World Championship Contest

July 8:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

July 9:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

July 18-20 (tentative):  Bridgewater Lawn Party Public Service Event

July 12:  Augusta County ARES Net (146.850 PL 131.8)

July 12:  PVARC Club Meeting

July 14-15:  North American QSO Party RTTY

July 14-15:  CQ WW VHF Contest

July 15:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

July 16:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

July 22:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

July 23:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

July 28-29:  RSGB Islands-On-The-Air Contest

July 29:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

July 30:  Rockingham County ARES Net (145.130 PL 131.8)

 

 

AUGUST 2018

August 2:  MARA Club Meeting

August 4-5:  North American QSO Party CW

August 4-5:  Mountain Mama Public Service Event (Monterey, Virginia)

August 3-5:  10-10 International Summer Contest SSB

August 5:  Berryville Hamfest

August 5:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

August 6:  Rockingham County ARES Net (146.550 simplex)

August 7:  VARA Club Meeting

August 9:  Augusta County ARES Net (146.850 PL 131.8)

August 9:  PVARC Club Meeting

August 11:  VE Exams

August 12:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

August 13:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

August 17-19:  North American QSO Party SSB

August 17-19:  International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend

August 19:   ARRL Rookie Roundup RTTY

August 19:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

August 20:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

August 25-26:  Hawaii QSO Party

August 26:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

August 27:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

September 1-2:  Shelby (NC) Hamfest

September 2:  Page County ARES Net (146.550 simplex)

September 2:  Shenandoah 100 – Bike Race Public Service Event

September 3:  Rockingham County ARES Net (146.550 simplex)

September 4:  VARA Club Meeting

September 6:  MARA Club Meeting

September 8:  North American Sprint CW

September 8:  Valley Veterans Ride for Heroes – Public Service Event

September 8-9:  ARRL September VHF QSO Party

September 9:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

September 10:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

September 13:  Augusta County ARES Net (146.850 PL 131.8)

September 13:  PVARC Club Meeting

September 15:  Annual VARA Family Picnic at Gypsy Hill Park

September 16:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

September 15:  North American Sprint RTTY

September 17:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

September 22-23:  CQ WW DX Contest RTTY Weekend

September 23:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

September 24:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

 

 

OCTOBER 2018

October 1:  Rockingham County ARES Net (146.550 simplex)

October 2:  VARA Club Meeting

October 4:  MARA Club Meeting

October 5-7:  Grindstone 100 Public Service Event

October 6-7:  Northern Virginia Trail Riders Shenandoah 500 Public Service Event

October 7:  Camp Still Meadows Horse Ride:  Public Service Event

October 7:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

October 8:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

October 11:  Augusta County ARES Net (146.850 PL 131.8)

October 11:  PVARC Club Meeting

October 13:  VE Exams

October 13-14:  South Dakota QSO Party

October 14:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

October 15-19:  ARRL School Club Roundup Contest

October 15:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

October 19-21? (tentative):  Fall Foliage Bike Festival Public Service Event

October 20-21:  10-10 International Fall Contest CW

October 21:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

October 22:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

October 27-28:  CQ Worldwide DX Contest SSB Weekend

October 28:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

October 29:  Rockingham County ARES Net (145.130 PL 131.8)

 

 

NOVEMBER 2018

November 1:  MARA Club Meeting

November 3-4:  ARRL DX CW November Sweepstakes

November 4:  Page County ARES Net (146.550 simplex)

November 5:  Rockingham County ARES Net (146.55 simplex)

November 6:  VARA Club Meeting

November 8:  Augusta County ARES Net (146.850 PL 131.8)

November 8:  PVARC Club Meeting

November 10-11:  10-10 International Fall Contest Digital Weekend

November 11:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

November 12:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

November 16-18:  ARRL DX Phone Sweepstakes

November 18:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

November 29:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

November 24-25:  CQ World-Wide DX Contest CW Weekend

November 26:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

November 27:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

November 30:  ARRL 160-meter Contest

 

DECEMBER 2018

 

December 1:  ARRL 160-meter Contest (conclusion)

December 2:  10-meter RTTY Contest

December 3:  Page County ARES Net (146.550 simplex)

December 4:  Rockingham County ARES Net (146.55 simplex)

December 5:  VARA Club Meeting

December 7:  MARA Club Meeting and annual Christmas Banquet

December 9:  VE Exams

December 8-9:  ARRL 10-meter Contest

December 9:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

December 10:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

December 13:  Augusta County ARES Net (146.850 PL 131.8)

December 7:  PVARC Club Meeting

December 16:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

December 17:  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

December 23:  Page County ARES Net (146.625 PL 131.8)

December 24 (?):  Rockingham County ARES Net (147.225 PL 131.8)

December 31 (?):  Rockingham County ARES Net (145.130 PL 131.8)