W9DXCC Convention & Banquet



Have made plans to attend “The 58th W9DXCC DX CONVENTION & BANQUET – SEPTEMBER 10 & 11, 2010” in Elk Grove IL.

Should have George W9EVT along:

W9EVT's Shack (partial)

W9EVT's Shack (partial)

Looks to be an excellent schedule:


7:30 PM – Registration Open
7:30 PM Welcome Reception – Hospitality Suite – Hosted by Northern Illinois DX Association


8:00 AM – Registration Opens
9:00 AM – Program Begins – Master of Ceremonies – Jim O’Connell, W9WU

  • K4M Midway Island by Bruce Butler, W6OSP and Craig Thompson, K9CT
  • T32 DXpedition by Mike McGirr, K9AJ
  • A Year of DX by Bob Locher, W9KNI
  • Telepost Inc. – Larry Phipps, N8LP
  • Propagation Update- Cycle 24 Predictions by Carl Luetzelschwab, K9LA

12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Program Resumes

  • Antenna Tuners – Peter Chadwick, G3RZP
  • ALPHA and Amplifiers – Molly Harman, W0MOM
  • IOTA Update, by Bruce Osterberg, N9BX and Mike McGirr, K9AJ
  • NCDXF by Bruce Butler, W6OSP
  • ARRL News and Views -with Joel Harrison, W5ZN, ARRL President, Dick Isley, W9GIG, Central Division Director, Kermit Carlson, W9XA, Vice Director, Jim O’Connell, W9WU, DXAC Advisory Committee

4:45 PM – Raffle Prize Drawing
5:00 PM – CW Copying Contest
5:30 PM – Reception – Hosted by The Directors of the Northern California DX Foundation
6:30- PM Grand Banquet and Grand Prize Drawing

  • Banquet Speaker – Bernie McClenny, W3UR, author of The Daily DX, The Weekly DX, “How’s DX”, DXpeditioner, DXer

10:00 PM Saturday – Hospitality Suite – Hosted by Greater Milwaukee DX Association

(This is a rough-up and NOT the exact program list – check with the W9DXCC group if any time is important for you)

Website:  http://w9dxcc.com/

Let me know if you will be there, and perhaps we can chat in person!



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