Re: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule


If the collaborators on the Phasing talk could send me a draft of their presentation (PowerPoint or Word presumably), I would be happy to supply comments that could form an addendum.

I would touch on the different requirements, e.g. broadband - driven by SDR spectrum capture, of today's phaser applications versus the one-frequency-at-a-time version that got going when Gordon Nelson first brought Beverage phasing to the MW DX hobby in the late '60s.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION
South Yarmouth, MA

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Subject: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Here it is!! Feel free to post this to any other eGroup that might be interested.
Thursday, September 5 2019
Guests arrive by air, train, bus, and cars (hotel provides shuttle van)

Courtyard by Marriott Seattle Southcenter, 400 Andover Park W, Tukwila WA  98188
  800-321-2211 or 206-575-2500.

 4:00P   Registration in Lobby. HOSTS: Mike Sanburn, Bruce Portzer.
 6:00P   Dinner on your own at near-by restaurants (possible group meal at Outback)
 5-9PM  Museum of Flight FREE night, only 10 minutes from the convention

Friday, September 6 2019
 9:00A   Meeting room opens
10:00+  Depart for KIRO tour (tour is at 11 AM)
 1:00P   KNHC tour (student run FM station)
 5:00P   Dinner Break
 6:30P   Transmitter sites - Ben Dawson
             Over the Pole DXing, What a Difference a Year Makes - Nick Hall-Patch
             DXing from Japan - Satoshi Miyauchi/Hiroo Nakagawa
             Rockworks' Greatest hits - Tom Rothlisberger
             Life as a DXer/group - Pat Martin group DXcussion
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes)

Saturday, September 7 2019
 9:00A    Innovative Ferrite Antennas - Gary DeBock
              Antenna phasing, an Introduction, by moderator, Bill Whitacre and Nick Hall-Patch
              Fixed Phasers For Pairs of Antennas - Dave Aichelman
              Phasing Backyard Antennas - Nick Hall-Patch
11:30A   Lunch Break
 1:00P   Social time, plus outside (weather permitting) informal demonstration of
                antenna arrays and techniques - Gary DeBock/Guy Atkins/Nick Hall-Patch
 4:00P   IRCA Business Meeting - Bruce Portzer
 4:45P   Group picture - gather in lobby
 5:00P   Gathering for banquet at Claim Jumper (on your own funds)
 5:30P   Leave for banquet
 6:00P   Banquet at Claim Jumper
 8:00P   Auction in the meeting room – auctioneers TBD
10:00P   Good night (meeting room closes) - see you next year!

Sunday, September 8 2019
No events planned, random gatherings with folks waiting to leave
I will have some free passes to the Museum of Flight should anyone
 want to go there.

There  will also be a DXpedition to Grayland WA after the convention,
starting Sunday night. See Bruce Portzer for details.

Phil Bytheway
IRCA's "DX Monitor" Editor-in-Chief
Seattle WA
Drake R-7 / KIWA Loop

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