Pittsburgh Area Events Calendar

Note: This information is announced during most TRARC Club Radio Nets.

January 2023
14 W.A.S.H. 2 Meter Simplex Contest

Febraury 2023
18 Breezeshooters  Ten Meter Ground Wave Contest-8pm to 11pm-CW
26 HAMFEST-WASHFEST 2023-Home Economics Bldg, South Park PA
North Hills ARC Icom IC705 Rafffle & Accessories-Limited raffle tickets available-More Info: www.nharc.org.

March 2023
4 Breezeshooters  Ten Meter Ground Wave Contest-8pm to 11pm-SSB-More Info: breezeshooters.org
11 Breezeshooters  Ten Meter Ground Wave Contest-8pm to 11pm-DIGITAL-breezeshooters.org
12 HAMFEST-NOARS Winter Hamfest-Lorain County Community College-Elyria  OH-
      More Info: www.NOARS.net
14 Two Rivers ARC Exams-630 pm-McKeesport Area High School-1960 Eden Park Blvd-McKeesport PA-More Info:www.trarc.net-(412) 980-7881-Email: kv3l@arrl.net
18-19 -PUB SERVICE-Steel City ARC-Rabid Racoon Run-Racoon Creek State Park-Radio Operator Needed- More Info:www.w3kwh.net/rabid

April 2023
15 HAMFEST-Cuyahoga Falls ARC-67th Annual Hamfest/Electronics/Computer Show-Emidio & Sons Expo Center-Cuyahoga Falls, OH-More Info: www.w8pv.org/hamfest
16 HAMFEST-Two Rivers ARC Hamfest-Elizabeth Boro VFD Bingo Hall, 101 South 1st Avenue, Elizabeth PA 15037. More Info: www.trarc.net/home/random-Phone: 412 260 5699 or 412 974 9695-
Exam Session Scheduled-More Info: (412) 980-7881 Email: kv3l@arrl.net
22 HAMFEST-TUSCO ARC Hamfest, Computer,Electronic Show-Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds-259 S. Tuscarawas Ave-
Dover OH-More Info: www.w8zx.net
23 ANTIQUE RADIO FEST-Tri State Radio Fest-Center Stage Banquet Hall-1495 Old Brod Head Rd, Monaca PA-More Info: www.pittsburghantiqueradiosociety.org.

May 2023
7 - PUB SERVICE-Pittsburgh Marathon-Radio Operators Needed-Contact Jeff N3NHS at 412-401-8348-email: jhutz000@gmail.com-marathon.central.org.
11 TRARC Operations Night-7pm-Blaine Hill VFD, Elizabeth PA
13 TRARC Hams n Eggs Breakfast-Rock Run Inn-Butlers Golf Course-Elizabeth  PA
16 TRARC Club Meeting-7pm-Blaine Hill VFD-409 Oxford Dr-Elizabeth PA
19-21 HAMFEST-Dayton Hamvention-Greene County Fairgrouns-Xenia, OH

June 2023
4 HAMFEST-Breezeshooters Hamfest-Butler Farm Show Grounds-625 Evans City Road-Bulter PA 16001-www.breezeshooters.org
Amenities to include ARRL W.PA Section Convention, Amateur Exams, and Forums.
8 TRARC Operations Night-7pm-Location Blaine Hills VFD-409 Oxford Ave-Elizabeth PA
10 TRARC Hams n Eggs Breakfast-Rock Run Inn-Butlers Golf Course-Elizabeth  PA
13 EXAMS-Two Rivers ARC Exams-630 pm-McKeesport Area High School-1960 Eden Park Blvd-McKeesport PA-More Info: www.trarc.net-(412) 980-7881-Email: kv3l@arrl.net
13 CLASS-Advanced Skywarn Class-7pm-Skyview RS Club House-New Kensington PA
20 TRARC Club Meeting-7pm-Blaine Hill VFD, 409 Oxford Dr-Elizabeth PA
20 TRARC Lottery Strip Ticket Drawing-Contact BOD members for strip tickets
24-25 ARRL FIELD DAY-Two Rivers ARC located at White Oak Park-Water Tower Site-Muse/Carpenter Lane-White Oak/Irwin PA.

July 2023
1-7 SPECIAL EVENT-13 Colonies HF Operating Event-Skyview RS operating as K2M. New op's welcome.
9  HAMFEST-Somerset County  ARC-Somerset Coulnty Technology Center-Somerset PA
29 HAMFEST-PA State  Convention-Cumberland Valley Antique Engine Grounds-1501 Criders Church Road-Chambersburg PA
30 HAMFEST-Washington Area Communications 'WACOM'-Washington Crowne Center Mall (rear parking area near Bonton Entrance)-1500 W Chestnut Street, Washington PA-More Info: n3ws@protonmail.com

August 2023
12 HAMFEST-Uniontown ARC 73 Annual GABFEST-Club Grounds-Old Pittsburgh Road-Uniontown PA-More Info: 724 430 1277/724 439 1554-www.w3pie.org.
19 TRARC Family Picnic-White Oak Park-Chestnut Grove-White Oak, PA
20 HAMFEST-Warren ARC Tail Gate Swapfest-Mosquito Lake State Park, 1439 State Route 305, Cortland, OH-More Info: w8vtd.com.
27 HAMFEST-Skyview Radio Society Swap n Shop-Club Grounds-2335 TUrkey Ridge Road,New Kensington PA-
More Info: k3mjw@arrl.net orwww.facebook.com/skyview radio society

September 2023
10  HAMFEST-Butler County ARA-Unionville VFD, 102 Mahood Road-Butler PA 16001-More Info: Mike N2EM
        Phone- 724 496 3008
12  EXAMS-Two Rivers ARC Exams-630 pm-McKeesport Area High School-1960 Eden Park Blvd-McKeesport PA-More Info:     
      www.trarc.net-(412) 980-7881-Email: kv3l@arrl.net
19 Two Rivers ARC Club Meeting-7pm-Blaine Hill VFD-409 Oxford Drive-Elizabeth PA- Note: This is the annual election of officers.
21 ARES-Tour of Pittsburgh Weather Service-Contact Eddy KB3YRU for more information.
24 ARES-Pittsburgh Great Race-Amateur Operators Needed-Contact Bob Mente NU3Q for more information.
24 HAMFEST-Cleveland Hamfest-Berea County Fairgrounds-Berea , OH- More Info: Hamfest Association of Cleveland (hac.org)
30 HAMFEST-Chester WV-More Info TBA.

October 2023
12 TRARC Operations Night-7pm-Lincoln Boro VFD #184-Liberty Way-Elizabeth PA
14 CONTEST-Solar Eclipse QSO Party-More Info: www.hamsci.org
14 TRARC Hams n Eggs Breakfast-9am-Rock Run Inn-Elizabeth PA
14-15 CONTEST-Pennsylvania QSO PArty-More Info: PA QSO Party - PA QSO PA
17 TRARC Club Meeting-7pm-Blain Hill VFD-Oxford Drive-Elizabeth PA
22 MEETING-Western Pennsylvania Repeater Council-130 pm-Hoss's Restaurant-Grove City, PA-More Info: Western Pennsylvania Repeater Council Home Page (wprcinfo.org)
28-29 CONTEST-CQ World Wide DX Contest

November 2023
18 CONTEST ARRL Sweepstakes
21 Two RIvers ARC Club Meeting-7pm-Blaine Hill VFD-Oxford Ave-Elizabeth PA
25-26 CQ World Wide DX Contest (CW)

December 2023
Santa Net--3916 kHz

9 TRARC Hams n Eggs Breakfast-9am-Rock Run Inn at Butlers Golf Course-Elizabeth, PA
9-10 CONTEST ARRL 10 Meter Contest-CW/Phone-Exchange: RST and State.
12 Two Rivers ARC Exams-630 pm-McKeesport Area High School-1960 Eden Park Blvd-McKeesport PA-www.trarc.net-(412) 980-7881-Email: kv3l@arrl.net
14 TRARC Operations Night-7pm-Lincoln Boro VFD Social Hall-Liberty Way, Lincoln PA
16 TRARC Christmas Party-2pm-Rock Run Inn at Butler's Golf Course-Elizabeth, PA
17 CONTEST-ARRL Rookie Roundup
31-Jan 1 ARRL Straight Key Night (CW)

January 2024
27-28 Contest Winter Field Day

February 2024
25 HAMFEST-Wireless Association of South Hills-8am-Home Economics Building-South Park, PA

1. National Contests:  WA7BNM Calendar: https://www.contestcalendar.com/
2. ARRL EXAM SESSIONS: ARRL W.PA. Exams Sessions: http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session
3. Most TRARC activities are held at the Blaine Hill VFD Main Hall-409 Oxford Ave, Elizabeth PA.
4. Information on this page was received from announcements at area hamfests, the ARRL, ARRL W.PA Section Manager W3BC, the WASHRAG newsletter of the W.A.S.H. newsletter (W3WN editor), and the Allegheny County ARES Coordinator Bob NU3Q..
5. The TRARC also has a  social gathering on the second Saturday of each  month, starting at 9am at a local restaurant.
The current location is the Rock Run Inn at Butler's Golf Course, Elizabeth PA.
6. The TRARC also has an operations night on the second Thursday of each month, starting at 7pm. Location TBA.