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Program Schedule
Last Update: 16-April 2015 @ 1400 UTC

Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time Description Location
15:00 - 23:00 Exhibitor Setup Time Exhibit Hall
Friday, April 17, 2015
Time Description Location
06:30 - 08:30 "No-Host" Coffee & Rolls Registration Area
08:00 - 14:00 Annual Golf Tournament Valley Oaks
Golf Course
11:00 - 16:30 Registration Registration Area
10:00 - 17:00 Raffle Ticket Sales Registration Area &
Exhibit Hall
Contest Academy
Sponsored by NCCC
08:00 - 12:00 Description Location
08:00 - 08:45 Contesting Basics Bob, K6XX San Joaquin
A-B-C-D
08:45 - 09:30 Train your Weaknesses; Compete Your Strengths Tom, ND2T
09:30 - 09:45 BREAK
09:45 - 10:30 Contest Station Layout and DesignTom, K5RC
10:30 - 11:15 Terrain Analysis for HF Contesting Dean, N6BV
11:15 - 12:00 Radiosporting from the Pacific Northwest Andrew, W7VJ
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00 - 17:00 Description Location
13:00 - 13:45 Contest Logging Software John, K6MM San Joaquin
A-B-C-D
13:45 - 14:30 Contesting Advantage - Waterfall Bob, N6TV
14:30 - 14:45 BREAK
14:45 - 15:30 CQP 2015 - 50th AnniversaryKevin, K6TD
15:30 - 16:15 Contesting Live! – Interactive Skill BuildingHank, W6SX & Kurt, W6PH
16:15 - 17:00 Meet The Wizards - CA Panel Discussion
DX University
08:00 - 12:00 Morning Session Location
08:00 - 08:05 Welcome - Wayne, N7NG Charter Oak A-B-E
08:05 - 08:45 Working With Governments to Gain Access to Sensitive Locations -
Bob, K4UEE
08:45 - 09:30 A New View of Gray Line Propagation...And More - Carl, K9LA
09:30 - 09:45 BREAK
09:45 - 10:30 Propagation: What We've Leanred From DXpeditions - Carl, K9LA
10:30 - 11:15 Digital Communications Methods for the DXpedition Side - Ed, W0YK
11:15 - 12:00 ClubLog - Statistics, Leaderboards, and More - Jed, AD7KG
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH  
13:00 - 17:00 Afternoon Session Location
13:00 - 13:45 Topics in DXpedition Planning - Ralph, K0IR Charter Oak A-B-E
13:45 - 14:30 DQRM And Other Unnecessary QRM in Today's DXing - Wayne, N7NG
14:30 - 14:45 BREAK
14:45 - 15:30 Using Vacation Operating to Learn DXpeditioning - Rich, KE1B
15:30 - 16:15 Using Social Media in DXing and DXpeditioning - Rich, KY6R
16:15 - 17:00 DXU Panel Discussion
13:00 - 17:00 Exhibits and Displays Open Exhibit Hall
17:00 - 18:00 DX Bar: Attitude Adjustment Hour - Sponsored by
CADXA, Force12/InnovAntennas , HRO, Individual Sponsors
Eucalyptus Courtyard
18:30 - 21:00 20th Annual IOTA Dinner Charter Oak C-D
18:30 - 21:00 Annual Top Band Dinner Marriott Ballroom
18:30 - 21:00 Annual Contest Dinner Charter Oak A-B-E
21:30 - 23:00 NCCC Hospitality Suite San Joaquin A-B
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Time Description Location
06:30 - 08:30 "No-Host" Coffee & Rolls Registration Area
07:30 - 11:30 Registration Registration Area
08:00 - 17:00 Raffle Ticket Sales Registration Area &
Exhibit Hall
08:00 - 17:00 Exhibits and Displays Open Exhibit Hall
08:00 - 08:10  Welcome, John, K6MM, Co-Chairman Charter Oak A-B-E
08:10 - 08:30  Overview of Convention Schedule Charter Oak A-B-E
08:30 - 09:30  New Product Showcase  Charter Oak A-B-E
09:00 - 10:00  ARRL Forum, Chaired by Bob Vallio, W6RGG Charter Oak C-D
09:00 - 16:00  Saturday Tour of Local Area - Depart From Convention Center Main Entrance on Acequia Ave
10:00 Hourly Prize Drawing  #1 Registration Area
10:00 - 11:00  DX Forum, Chaired by Craig Thompson, K9CT Charter Oak A-B-E
11:00 - 12:00  Contest Forum, Chaired by Ward Silver, NØAX Charter Oak A-B-E
11:30 - 13:30  Saturday Taco Fiesta Lunch featuring the Mariachi Sol de Oro Band Plaza Courtyard
12:00 Hourly Prize Drawing  #2 Registration Area
13:00 - 16:00 DXCC & WAZ QSL Card Checking sponsored by UTAH DX Association
(including 160M, 10 year plus, Deleted, WAS, VUCC, and WAZ)
Grand Board Room
DX & Technical Presentations
  Track A
San Joaquin A-B
Monitor: Lee, KY7M
Track B
San Joaquin C-D
Monitor: Larry, WO7R
Track C
Charter Oak A-B-E
Monitor: Mike, K6MKF
Track D
Charter Oak C-D
Monitor:
13:00 - 13:40 EP6T
Iran

Luc Kerhofs, ON4IA
Effectve DXpedition Antennas
Ned Stearns, AA7A
TX7G
Marquesas Is

Jared Smith, N7SMI
MDs On
DXpeditions

Gary Stouder, K9SG
13:45 - 14:25 FT4TA
Tromelin

Seb Poulenard, F5UFX
Stubs As
Transmit Filters
Ward Silver, N0AX
3G0ZC
Juan Fernandez

Alain Thoisy, F5JTV
Holiday
DXpeditions

Rich Seifert, KE1B
14:30 - 15:10 VU4KV
Andaman Is

Krish Kanakasapapathi, W4VKU
Receiver
Performance

Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR
A Walk Down DX
Memory Lane

Don Miller, W9WNV
IT For
DXpeditions

Paula Keezer, NX1P
15:15 - 15:55 DXing from the
Heart of Africa

Bodo Fritsche, DF8DX
Remote
Operation

Stu Phillips, K6TU
E30FB
Eritrea

Paul Ewing, N6PSE
Elecraft
Eric Swartz, WA6HHQ
16:00 - 16:40 9K2HN
Kuwait

Bud Semon, N7CW
The Lighter Side
Of Ham Radio

Why We Do...What We Do
John Miller, K6MM
VK9MT
Mellish Reef

Gene Spinelli, K5GS
The Science
of Audio

Bob Heil, K9EID
14:00 Hourly Prize Drawing  #3 Registration Area
16:00 Hourly Prize Drawing  #4 Registration Area
17:00 - 18:00 DX Bar: Attitude Adjustment Hour - Sponsored by
CADXA, Force12/InnovAntennas , HRO, Individual Sponsors
Eucalyptus Courtyard
19:00 - 21:30 DX Convention Awards Banquet - Emcee: Chip Margelli, (K7JA)
Dinner
Keynote Speaker:
"If At First You Don't Succeed.....", Ms. Jeanne Socrates (KC2IOV)
Announcements
Major Prize Drawings

Banquet Hall
21:30 - 23:00 NCCC Hospitality Suite San Joaquin A-B
Sunday, April 19, 2015
07:30 - 10:00 Breakfast Buffet Banquet Hall
08:30 - 11:00

DX Convention Breakfast Meeting - Emcee: Chip Margelli, (K7JA)
Fun Exercise
Keynote Speaker:
"K1N Navassa DXpedition", Dr. Glenn Johnson (WØGJ)
Major Prize Drawings
Closing Comments & Departure

Banquet Hall

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