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The Convention Begins In: 


Sponsored By

Northern California Contest Club

Friday, April 19, 2013
1:00 to 5:00 PM
IDXC • Visalia Convention Center • Visalia, CA

Please Note: Pre-Registration Has Now Ended

Walk-In Registrations Will Be Accepted On Friday, April 19 from 12:15 - 12:45 PM

This year at the International DX Convention, the Northern California Contest Club is again sponsoring a two-track 4-hour Contesting seminar:  “Contest Academy”.

Inspired by a strong growing interest in Contesting at IDXC, NCCC is honored to provide what we hope will be another valuable learning experience for attendees.  Drawing from NCCC’s 40-year history as a recognized participant and leader in amateur radio Contesting, NCCC will conduct two concurrent sessions on Advanced and Specialized Contesting Techniques.

We will be providing expert contest advice and training on Friday afternoon, April 19, 2013 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Our current agenda, subject to change as the Convention approaches:

Advanced Contesting Techniques:  "Take it to the Limit"
Session A  - 1:00 to 5:00 PM (San Joaquin A-B)

1:00 PM  “Contest Station Layout and Design”Tom, K5RC
2:00 PM  “Advanced Antenna and Terrain Analysis for Contest Stations”Dean N6BV
3:00 – 3:10 PM BREAK      
3:10 PM  “Using the Reverse Beacon As A Contesting Advantage”Bob, N6TV
4:00 PM  "Train your Weaknesses; Compete Your Strengths"Tom, ND2T
4:50 PM  Ask the Speakers – Q&A, Discussion

Specialized Contesting Techniques: "Unique Techniques for the New Playing Fields "
Session B - 1:00 to 5:00 PM (Charter Oak A-B)

1:00 PM  “Contesting With The New SDR Radios”Stu, K6TU
2:00 PM  “VHF Contesting” - Russ, K6KLY
3:00 – 3:10PM BREAK
3:10 PM  “RTTY Contesting”Jeff, WK6I
4:00 PM  “Contesting in the Second Century of Amateur Radio”Ward, N0AX
4:50 PM  Ask the Speakers – Q&A, Discussion

Topics will be presented by some of the NCCC and Contesting world’s most experienced contesters.

The cost for the 4-hour seminar will be $30 per person. Your registration provides access to either session – they are conducted at the same time (from 1:00 to 5:00 PM) in different rooms.  In-between presentations or at the break you may change rooms.

All attendees will receive a Contesting Resource Handout with information on how to access the presentation materials online, biographical information on our speakers, contact information for local Contest Clubs, and links to additional contesting resources.

Enhance your contesting skills and learn the latest contesting technologies and techniques. Contest Academy is for you!

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