Pacific NW DX Convention

Ed Bishop AE7QD

        Hi all,

   Some info for the PNW DX Convention in Spokane on August 5-7.  Speakers, prizes and lots of fun stuff.

Ed Bishop   AE7QD
2817 Madrona St.
Bellingham, Wa. 98225-1524
Phone 360 733 6235
Cell 360 739 0770 when turned on

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Subject: Pacific NW DX Convention
Date: Fri, 15 Apr 2022 13:14:08 -0700
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To: Mel Ming <teammel@...>

Hello Washington State Amateur Radio Club Leader,


We would appreciate it if you could share with your Club information about the upcoming PNW DX Convention.

This is a great opportunity to get all the DXers and contesters together.


Here is a short two-minute video on the upcoming Pacific Northwest DX Convention.


Link to the video:  



If you would like a link to download the video to show at a meeting I can send it to you.


Here are the workshops:

THEME: DXing, Contesting and Technology


8:30 AM - “The 2022 DXpedition to Raivavae (Austral Islands) TX5N”

Presenter: Rob Fanfant N7QT

Bio: After a careen in Computer technology, Rob devotes his energies to operating from rare new places.


9:30 AM - “DX Spotting: VE7CC The Next Generation”

Presenter: Les Sawkins VE7CC

Bio: The creator of the most popular DX spotting program.


10:30 AM - “Top 25 DXCC Entities”

Presenter: Bernie McClenny, W3UR

Bio: The creator of the DX Daily and DX Weekly



1:00 PM - "A History of the World Radiosport Team Championship"

Presenter: Rusty Epps W6OAT

Bio: Rusty Epps, W6OAT, is one of only four individuals who has attended all eight WRTC events.  He wrote the rules and was Chief Judge for the first WRTC in Seattle in 1990. 


2:00 PM - “The North American Competitor Experience at the European in IARU World Radiosport Championship”

Presenter: Pat Barkey N9RV

Bio: Competed in the Championship in 1996, 2002, 2006, & 2018. Former editor of National Contest Journal, Professor at Contest University, and a member of Big Sky Contesters club



3:00 PM - “Distributed Contesting”

Presenter: Brian Moran N9ADG

Bio: He was the editor of the ARRL Contest Update for over six years and a technology innovator.


4:00 PM - “Node Red: Station Integration for Contesting and DXing”

Presenter: Kyle Krieg AA0Z

Bio: Kyle has his own YouTube Channel


BANQUET – Dr. Ed Schweitzer III W7KOW

Bio: A prolific writer and inventor, he has authored dozens of technical papers in the areas of digital relay design and reliability and holds more than 200 patents.


SUNDAY - Ned Sterns AA7A – “DXing Using Remote Stations”

Bio: The technology leader on many of the major Dxpeditions.


Here is the link to the convention website:


Thanks for sharing this with your club.

Hope to see you at the convention.