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Program Schedule

Since some program details are still being finalized, this page will be updated from time-to-time.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Time
Description
Location
17:00   5th Annual Bubba's BBQ Presented by Bubba, W6ZPL  
Bubba's BBQ in Visalia
Friday, April 19, 2013
Time
Description
Location
06:30 - 08:30
  "No-Host" Coffee & Rolls     
Concession Stand
08:00   16th Annual DX Convention Golf Tournament  
Valley Oaks
Golf Course
11:00 - 17:00   Registration and Raffle Ticket Sales  
Registration Area
08:00 - 12:00  
Friday Morning: DX Academy - Co-Sponsored by DX University and NCDXC
   
08:00 - 12:00   Session A - DX Best Practices
DX Station and Antenna Considerations -
Ned, AA7A
Getting Them In The Log: Effective On-Air Techniques -
Bob, W9KNI
Best Practices for DX and DXpedition Operating - Wayne, N7NG
Propagation -
Carl, K9LA
 
Session A:
San Joaquin A-B
08:00 - 12:00   Session B - DX Best Practices
Your First DXpedition: What To Expect - Don, N1DG
DX Awards -
Curt, K7CU
Successful QSLing -
John, K6YP
DXCC Honor Roll In One Solar Cycle (A Little Pistol Adventure) -
Rich, KY6R
 
Session B:
Charter Oak A-B
12:00 - 1:00  
LUNCH BREAK - There is no lunch served at the Seminars.
 
Marriott Restaurant,
Local Restaurants
13:00 - 17:00  
Friday Afternoon: Contest Academy - Sponsored by NCCC
   
13:00 - 17:00   Session A  - Advanced Contesting Techniques: "Take it to the Limit"
Contest Station Layout and DesignTom, K5RC
Advanced Antenna and Terrain Analysis for Contest Stations
Dean N6BV
Using the Reverse Beacon As A Contesting Advantage
Bob, N6TV
Train Your Weaknesses; Compete Your Strengths
Tom, ND2T
 
Session A:
San Joaquin A-B

13:00 - 17:00   Session B  - Specialized Contesting Techniques for the New Playing Fields
Contesting With The New SDR RadiosStu, K6TU
VHF Contesting -
Russ, K6KLY
RTTY Contesting
Jeff, WK6I
Contesting in the Second Century of Amateur Radio
Ward, N0AX
 
Session B:
Charter Oak A-B
13:00 - 17:00   Exhibits and Displays Open  
Exhibit / Banquet Hall
17:00 - 18:00  
DX Bar: Attitude Adjustment Hour
Sponsored by
Central Arizona DX Association, Ham Radio Outlet , Individual Sponsors
 
Eucalyptus Courtyard
18:30 - 20:30   16th Annual IOTA Dinner  
San Joaquin A-B
18:30 - 20:30   Annual Top Band Dinner  
Charter Oak C-D
18:30 - 20:30   Annual Contest Dinner  
Charter Oak A-B
20:30 - 23:00  
NCCC Hospitality Suite
 
Charter Oak A-B
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Time
Description
Location
06:30 - 08:30
  "No-Host" Coffee & Rolls     
Concession Stand
07:30 - 17:00
  Registration (thru 12:00 Noon) and Raffle Ticket Sales (thru 5:00 PM)  
Registration Area
08:00 - 17:00
  Exhibits and Displays Open  
Exhibit / Banquet Hall
08:00 - 08:10 
  Welcome  
Charter Oak A-B-E
08:10 - 08:20 
  1st Timer, Old Timer, ARRL, and DX Visitor Introductions  
Charter Oak A-B-E
08:20 - 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 - 16:00 
   
Main Entrance - CC
Acequia Avenue
10:00
 
Hourly Prize Drawing  #1
 
Registration Area
10:00 - 11:00    DX Forum, Chaired by Paul Ewing, N6PSE  
Charter Oak A-B-E
11:00 - 12:00    Contest Forum, Chaired by Ward Silver, NØAX  
Charter Oak A-B-E
11:00 - 12:00    ARRL Forum, Chaired by Bob Vallio, W6RGG  
Charter Oak C-D
11:30 - 13:30   
Saturday BBQ Lunch 
 
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)
 
San Joaquin D
   
DX & Technical Presentations
   
   
Session "A"
DX
San Joaquin A-B-C
Chair: Lee, KY7M
Session "B"
Technical
Charter Oak A-B
Chair: Joe, W6SNV
Session "C"
Combination
Charter Oak C-D
Chair: Larry, WOØZ
 
13:00 – 13:45  
3D2C
Conway Reef

Paul, N6PSE
RF Interference:
Causes and Cures

Jim, K9YC
ARRL Testing
Laboratory

Ed, W1RFI
 
Location Listed Under Session
A, B, or C
13:45 – 14:30  
NH8S
Swains Island

Craig, K9CT
Propagation Predictions
and DXing Strategy

Stu, K6TU
TX5K
Clipperton

Bob, KK6EK
 
Location Listed Under Session
A, B, or C
14:30 – 15:15  
7O6T
Yemen

David, K3LP
Practical Notes On Terrain Assessment
Dean, N6BV
DXing From
A City Lot

Ira, K2RD
 
Location Listed Under Session
A, B, or C
15:15 – 16:00  
TT8TT
Chad

Silvano, I2YSB
ClubLog For DXers & DXpeditions
John, K6MM
ZL9HR
Campbell Island

Gene, K5GS
 
Location Listed Under Session
A, B, or C
16:00 – 16:45  
6OØCW
Somalia

I2YSB Team
Low Band Receiving Antennas
Ned, AA7A
WRTC 2014
New England

Doug, K1DG
 
Location Listed Under Session
A, B, or C
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
Central Arizona DX Association, Ham Radio Outlet , Individual Sponsors
 
Eucalyptus
Courtyard
19:00 - 21:30   DX Convention Banquet and Awards - Emcee: Chip Margelli, K7JA

Keynote Speaker: Nobel Laureate, Dr. Joseph Taylor, K1JT
"Science & Ham Radio With The Biggest Dish"

Major Prize Drawings
 
Banquet
& Exhibit Hall
21:30 - 23:30  
NCCC Hospitality Suite
 
Charter Oak A-B
Sunday April 21, 2013
Time
Description
Location
07:30 - 10:00  
Breakfast Buffet
 
Banquet
& Exhibit Hall
8:30 - 10:30   Welcome - Emcee: Chip Margelli, K7JA
Fun Exercise

DX Presentation: "PTØS - St. Peter & St. Paul Rocks" - Fred Carvalho - PY2XB
Co-Chair Comments
A Look Ahead To IDXC 2014 - SCDXC
Final Major Prize Drawings
Closing Comments
Departure
 
Banquet
& Exhibit Hall

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