Re: [nrc-am] Re: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule


PDF's of the presentation documents should go online for the benefit of hobbyists around the world.


-----Original Message-----
From: Les Rayburn <les@...>
To: markwa1ion@... <markwa1ion@...>
Cc: IRCA <>; UltralightDX <>; nrc-am <nrc-am@...>; mw-dx <>
Sent: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 11:41 pm
Subject: Re: [nrc-am] Re: [irca] Seattle Convention Schedule

Can’t make it to the convention this year—but would love to see this presentation. Any chance of sharing the materials afterwards? Even better-could someone videotape the presentation and provide a link? 

This technology is really adding a lot to the hobby. Thanks to all who are spearheading the effort. 


Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL 35114

Member WTFDA, IRCA, NRC. Former CPC Chairman for NRC & IRCA. 

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On Aug 25, 2019, at 10:16 PM, 'Mark Connelly' via NRC-AM <nrc-am@...> wrote:

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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From: Phil Bytheway via Groups.Io <phil_tekno@...>
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Sent: Sun, Aug 25, 2019 10:33 pm
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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