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You’re Invited! October 11-13: Pacificon

Posted by ks6m on 20th August 2013

The ARRL Pacific Division and the Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club present:

PACIFICON 2013 – October 11-13, 2013

  • The Great West Coast Ham Radio Convention!
  • Largest West Coast Vendor Show of Amateur Radio Gear!
  • More Than 75 Outstanding Technical Forums!
  • Great Swap Meet!
  • and much, much more!

Returning to the magnificent Santa Clara venue:
Marriott Santa Clara Hotel
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, California

For Events, Latest Updates and Registration go to (http://www NULL.pacificon

If hotel lodging is needed, make reservations before September 26, 2013, to qualify for the special Pacificon rate of $109/night. You can make reservations on line (http://www with the special Pacificon Group Code rate already entered. Or, call the Marriott Hotel Reservations Desk at 1-800-228-9290 and ask for the Pacificon rate.

PACIFICON 2013 Events, Forum Topics, and Exhibits Include:

  • Friday All-Day Antenna Seminar
  • Friday Evening New Media Elmers and Podcasters
  • Saturday Morning Kickoff with Speaker Gordon West
  • More Than 75 Outstanding Technical Forums
  • Largest West Coast Vendor Show of Amateur Radio Gear
  • Saturday Amateur Radio and the Law Seminar
  • Great Saturday Swap Meet
  • Ham License Exams
  • Daily Radio Prize Drawings
  • Direction Finding: Fox-Hunting, Beginner and Advanced
  • Great QRP Programs
  • Amateur Television (ATV/DATV)
  • HFpack Activities
  • Saturday All-Day Technician License Class
  • Working Satellites
  • DXpeditions
  • Contesting
  • A Full Slate of Youth Projects and Activities
  • Kit Building
  • Emergency Communications
  • Saturday Evening Banquet with Guest Speaker
  • Annual ARRL Pacific Division Director’s Forum
  • Understanding the Physics of Radio
  • Moon Bounce – EME
  • Antenna Theory & Construction

Come and Experience the Many Facets of Ham Radio!

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SPECIAL EVENT: W6BB ARC Invited to operate aboard USS Iowa – May 18th, 2012

Posted by k6jeb on 17th May 2012

USS Iowa

USS Iowa docked in Richmond, CA

This is a last minute heads-up:

The W6BB Amateur Radio Club (http://www NULL.w6bb at the University of California, Berkeley has been invited to operate aboard the Battleship, USS IOWA (BB-61) (http://en NULL.wikipedia as final preparations are completed to depart for her new home as a museum ship in San Pedro, CA.

We will have a small contingent of W6BB operators onboard and will be working CW, SSB and PSK modes. Bands will likely be 15/20/40m, others as conditions allow.

Date and time, 5/18/2012 from 1300-1930 PDT (2000 UTC 20120518 through 0230 UTC 20120519 ) .

We would very much appreciate being spotted on the Clusters.

For those of you who are able to work us, there will be a special QSL card for this one time W6BB on BB-61 operation.

Please pass the word around.



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