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Program Schedule
Last Update: 11-March 2017 @ 0900 UTC

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time Description Location
12:00 - 23:00 Exhibitor Setup Time Exhibit Hall
15:00 - 17:00 Convention Registration Opens Registration Area
Friday, April 21, 2017
Time Description Location
06:30 - 08:30 "No-Host" Coffee & Rolls Registration Area
08:00 - 14:00 Annual Golf Tournament Valley Oaks GC
08:00 - 08:10  Welcome & Overvew, John, K6MM, Co-Chairman Charter Oak A-B-E
08:10 - 08:15  ARRL Introductions  
08:15 - 08:30  Introduction of DX Visitors  
11:00 - 17:00 Registration Registration Area
10:00 - 17:00 Raffle Ticket Sales Registration Area
Contest Academy
Sponsored by NCCC
09:00 - 17:00 Basic Track Location
08:00 - 08:45 Onsite Registration For Late Deciders ($40) CA Staff San Joaquin
A-B
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome & Introductions Stu, K6TU
09:30 - 10:45 Contesting Basics Bob, K6XX
10:45 - 10:55 Break
10:55 - 12:00 Pump Up Your Score With Logging Software John, K6MM
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH  
13:00 - 13:40 Optional: Contest Ethics - Don't Be "That Guy" - Ward, NØAX
Note: This is also part of Seminar Track A - Afternoon Session (see below)
Charter Oak
A-B-E
14:00 - 14:55 Contesting Live! – Interactive Skill BuildingHank, W6SX & Kurt, W6PH San Joaquin
A-B
14:55 - 15:05 BREAK
15:05 - 16:00 5 Ways for Contesters to Lose Weight, Have Better Sex, and Get Invited On A DXpedition Tom, ND2T
16:00 - 17:00 WRTC 2018 Chris, DL1MGB
09:00 - 17:00 Advanced Track Location
09:00 - 09:30 Welcome & Introductions Bob, W1RH San Joaquin
C-D
09:30 - 10:30 The Evolving Contest Station Craig, K9CT
10:30 - 10:40 BREAK
10:40 - 12:00 Remote ContestingChris, N6WM
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH  
13:00 - 13:40 Optional: Contest Ethics - Don't Be "That Guy" - Ward, NØAX
Note: This is also part of Seminar Track A - Afternoon Session (see below)
Charter Oak
A-B-E
14:00 - 14:55 The Advantages Of Waterfall Displays For Contesting & DXingBob, N6TV San Joaquin
C-D
14:55 - 15:05 BREAK
15:05 - 16:00 CW & RTTY Skimmer & The Reverse Beacon NetworkBob, N6TV
16:00 - 17:00 Software Defined Radio (SDR) Stu, K6TU
DX & Technical Presentations
08:00 - 12:00 Morning Session
Monitor: Lee, KY7M
Location
08:45 - 08:55 Introduction - Ned, AA7A & Lee, KY7M Charter Oak
A-B-E
09:00 - 09:40 DXLab Suite For DXers - David, AA6YQ
09:45 - 10:25 Learning Morse Code After Puberty - Bob WR7Q
10:30 - 11:10 SDR With Knobs On - John, G3WGV
11:15 - 12:00 Finding And Killing Receiver Noise - Jim, K9YC
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH  
13:00 - 17:00 Afternoon Session
Monitor: Ned, AA7A
Location
13:00 - 13:40 Contest Ethics - Don't Be "That Guy" - Ward, NØAX Charter Oak
A-B-E
13:45 - 14:25 Stealth Antennas - Carl, KB7AZ
14:30 - 15:10 E51AMF - First DXpedition Experience - Ben, K7ADD
15:15 - 15:55 DXpedition Lessons Learned - Paul, N6PSE
16:00 - 17:00 Planning A Mega-DXpedition - Glenn, WØGJ & Bob, K4UEE
13:00 - 17:00 Exhibits and Displays Open Exhibit Hall
13:00 - 17:00 N6V Special Event Station Open Exhibit Hall
17:00 - 18:00 DX Bar: Attitude Adjustment Hour
Sponsored by CADXA and 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 22, 2017
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
08:00 - 17:00 Exhibits and Displays Open Exhibit Hall
08:30 - 09:15  New Product Showcase  Charter Oak A-B-E
09:00 - 17:00  N6V Special Event Station Open Exhibit Hall
09:30 - 10:25 DX Forum, Chaired by Bob, K4UEE Charter Oak A-B-E
09:00 - 15:00  Saturday Bus Tour of Local Area
Depart From Convention Center Main Entrance on Acequia Ave
10:00 Hourly Prize Drawing  #1 Registration Area
10:30 - 11:25  Contest Forum, Chaired by Bob, N6TV Charter Oak A-B-E
11:30 - 13:30  Saturday Buffet 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)
Kings Canyon
DX & Technical Presentations
  Track A - San Joaquin A-B-C-D
Monitor: Lee, KY7M
Track B - Charter Oak A-B-E
Monitor: Ned, AA7A
13:00 - 13:40 NEW YL Forum
Gayle, K6GO
Remote Access To Your
Amateur Radio Station

Mark, K6UFO
13:45 - 14:25 ClubLog: Integration With LoTW
Michael, G7VJR
How Much Did That QSO Really Cost?
Financing a DXpedition

Don, N1DG
14:30 - 15:10 V6Z
Chris, GM3WOJ
Cycle 24, Cycle 25, 160m,
and Cloudwarmer Antennas

Carl, K9LA
15:15 - 15:55 TO5FP
St. Pierre & Miquelon Island

Laurent, F5TMJ
Deleted Entities Chase
Jim, W6YA
16:00 - 16:40 DXpedition Doctor
Linking DXpedition Adventures
With Medical Preparedness

Arnie, N6HC
ARRL Forum
Bob, W6RGG
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 and Individual Sponsors
Eucalyptus Courtyard
19:00 - 21:30 DX Convention Awards Banquet - Emcee: Chip Margelli, (K7JA)
Tribute To Dave Bell, W6AQ
Keynote Speaker: "The Funny Side Of Radio" - Bob Beebe, GU4YOX
Announcements
Major Prize Drawings

Banquet Hall
21:30 - 23:00 NCCC Hospitality Suite San Joaquin A-B
Sunday, April 23, 2017
07:30 - 10:00 Breakfast Buffet Banquet Hall
08:30 - 11:00 DX Convention Breakfast Meeting - Emcee: Chip Margelli, (K7JA)
Fun Exercise
Keynote Speaker:
"The Future Of DXing and DXpeditioning"
, Dr. Bob Schmieder (KK6EK)
Major Prize Drawings
Closing Comments & Departure

Banquet Hall

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