Convention Schedule
Tentative Schedule
Times and events subject to change


MH = Marriott Hotel  -  VCC = Visalia Convention Center
Time   Friday Events   Location
07:30   22nd Annual DX Convention Golf Tournament   Valley Oaks Golf Course, Visalia
11:00 - 17:00 Walk-In Registration, Pre-registration Pick Up, and Raffle Tickets Sales VCC Plaza Lobby
13:00 - 17:00 Banquet Table Reservation VCC Plaza Lobby
13:00 - 17:00 Vendors and Displays Open VCC Vendor Hall
14:00 - 14:40 RFI Solutions - Bob Brehm, AK6R VCC San Joaquin Rooms A-B
14:00 - 14:40 Using WSPRLite for Comparing HF Antenna Performance - Bill Mader, K8TE VCC San Joaquin Rooms C-D
14:50 - 15:30 High Performance Receive Antennas for 160 & 80 - Tim Duffy, K3LR VCC San Joaquin Rooms A-B
14:50 - 15:30 Remote Access to your station: Latest developments - Mark Aaker, K6UFO VCC San Joaquin Rooms C-D
15:40 - 16:20 Learning Morse Code "after puberty" - Bob Carter, WR7Q VCC San Joaquin Rooms A-B
15:40 - 16:20 Space Communicator- Robert McHale, KE6BLR
Connecting to the ISS, pcSat, and pSat on FM 145.825 MHz via APRS
VCC San Joaquin Rooms C-D
17:30 - 18:30
"Attitude Adjustment Hour Sponsored by"

Amateur Radio Educational Foundation, Inc.

The Southern California DX Club, & Individual Sponsors
VCC Eucalyptus Courtyard
18:00 23nd Annual IOTA Dinner
Requires separate registration. NOT included with IDXC registration.
MH Restaurant
18:00 19th Annual Contest Dinner
Requires separate registration. NOT included with IDXC registration.
VCC
18:30 Annual Top Band Dinner
Requires separate registration. NOT included with IDXC registration.
MH Ballroom
MH = Marriott Hotel  -  VCC = Visalia Convention Center

Time   Saturday Events   Location
08:00 - 16:00   Registration and Raffle Tickets Sales   VCC Plaza Lobby
08:00 - 08:05 Welcome: Mel Hughes, K6SY, President SCDXC VCC Charter Oak Ballroom
08:05 - 08:10 Introductions: Mel Hughes, K6SY, President SCDXC VCC Charter Oak Room A,B,E
08:10 - 08:20 Introductions of DX Visitors: Mel Hughes, K6SY, President SCDXC VCC Charter Oak Room A,B,E
08:30 - 09:15 Vendor & New Product Showcase: Chip Margelli, K7JA VCC Charter Oak Room A,B,E
08:50 - 16:30 Tour of Local Area MH Main Entrance
09:00 - 17:00 Vendors and Displays Open VCC Vendor Hall
09:25 - 10:40 DXCC Update & DX Forum: Wayne Mills, N7NG - Chair VCC Charter Oak Room A,B,E
10:00 Prize Drawing Ticket Drum in the
VCC Vendor Hall
10:50 - 11:30 Contest Forum: Scott Wright, KØMD - Chair VCC Charter Oak Room A,B,E
11:30 - 13:30 "BBQ Lunch" (Ticket is in Your Registration Packet) VCC Plaza Courtyard
12:00 Prize Drawing Ticket Drum in the
VCC Vendor Hall
13:00 - 15:00 DXCC & WAZ QSL Card Checking
(Including 160M, 10 year plus, deleted, WAS, VUCC) Note: Payments for awards must be by credit card or check. NO CASH
MH Nevada Room
13:00 - 13:40 ARRL Forum VCC Charter Oak Room A,B,E
13:00 - 13:40 YL Forum: Gayle Olson, K6GO - Chair VCC San Joaquin Room
13:00 - 13:40 Radiosport 2.0 - Lightning Ideas and Views - Ward Silver, NØAX VCC Charter Oak Room C,D
13:45 - 14:25 DXpeditions Old School - Don Miller, W9WNV VCC Charter Oak Room A,B,E
13:45 - 14:25 Getting to 3000 on the DXCC Challenge - Ned Stearns, AA7A VCC San Joaquin Room
13:45 - 14:25 Remote Operation with SMARTLINK - Dr. Howard White, KY6LA VCC Charter Oak Room C,D
14:00 Prize Drawing Ticket Drum in the
VCC Vendor Hall
14:30 - 15:10 9M0W Spratly Island - Dave Jorgensen, WD5COV VCC Charter Oak Room A,B,E
14:30 - 15:10 The Early Days of MFJ - Martin F Jue, K5FLU VCC San Joaquin Room
14:30 - 15:10 Grounding and Bonding for the Radio Amateur - Ward Silver, NØAX VCC Charter Oak Room C,D
15:15 - 15:55 ET3AA Ethiopia - Ken Claerbout, K4ZW & Rediet Getahun Teffera VCC Charter Oak Room A,B,E
15:15 - 15:55 US Army Hams during the Vietnam War - Dennis Vernacchia, N6KI VCC San Joaquin Room
15:15 - 15:55 Saint Martin 2013 - 2017 - John Sweeney, K9EL VCC Charter Oak Room C,D
16:00 Prize Drawing Ticket Drum in the
VCC Vendor Hall
16:00 - 16:40 6O6O Somalia - Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA & Ken Opskar, LA7GIA VCC Charter Oak Room A,B,E
16:00 - 16:40 Amateur Radio Diplomacy - Paul Ewing, N6PSE VCC San Joaquin Room
16:00 - 16:40 The Deleted Entities Chase, Part 2 - Jim McCook, W6YA VCC Charter Oak Room C,D
17:30 - 18:30
"Attitude Adjustment Hour Sponsored by"

The Southern California DX Club, & Individual Sponsors

VCC Eucalyptus Courtyard
19:00 - 22:00 DX Convention Banquet and Awards
Emcee: Chip Margelli, K7JA

Keynote Address:
Those long years for DXCC country 340 - The Republic of Kosovo
Jim Fenstermaker, K9JF
Vjollca Caka, Z61VB
Martti Lane, OH2BH

Grand Prize Drawing

VCC South Exhibit Hall
MH = Marriott Hotel  -  VCC = Visalia Convention Center

Time   Sunday Events   Location
07:30 - 10:00   Breakfast Buffet   VCC South Exhibit Hall
08:30 - 11:00 DX Breakfast
Emcee: Chip Margelli, K7JA

Keynote Speaker: Robert Fanfant, N7QT - VK9MA: Mellish Reef

Final Prize Drawings

VCC South Exhibit Hall
MH = Marriott Hotel  -  VCC = Visalia Convention Center