Pacificon Banquet




Saturday Evening
October 21, 2017

No Host Bar - 6:30pm
Dinner - 7:00pm

Bishop Ranch Ballroom
Salon E - H

$56 Dinner
Rib-Eye Steak, Chicken, Salmon or Vegetarian

The annual Pacificon Banquet includes a sit-down dinner, with an excellent meal, including your choice of Rib-Eye Steak, Chicken, Salmon or Vegetarian for $56.00 per ticket.

The banquet sells out early - if you want to attend, purchase your tickets with your attendance registration to reserve your spot!  Space is limited.  You must purchase a Pacificon General Admission Badge to attend.


Keynote Speakers - Pacificon 2017

Rick Roderick, K5UR
President, ARRL
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Carole Perry, WB2MGP
Board Member; Youth Activities Committee Chair
Radio Club of America


Rick Roderick

Rick Roderick is the ARRL’s 16th president. An ARRL Life Member, he has been a radio amateur for 48 years and lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

President Roderick sat on the ARRL Board of Directors for 24 years.  He has served on all standing committees of the Board and on numerous other committees and task forces. An enthusiastic DXer with many operating awards to his credit, he also served on the DX Advisory Committee and was chairman for many years. He was instrumental in the creation and implementation of Logbook of the World and the DXCC Challenge Award.

President Roderick holds bachelor’s, master’s, and JD degrees from the University of Arkansas and is a managing partner in a law firm.


Carole Perry

Carole Perry worked as an executive secretary in an electronics manufacturing company and as a teacher for most of her career. She
wrote the curriculum and taught the course "Introduction to Amateur Radio" at a school in Staten Island, NY for almost 30 years, having 950 students a year coming through it.

Carole Perry is the recipient of the prestigious 1987 Dayton Ham of The Year Award, the 1987 ARRL Instructor of The Year Award, the 1991 Marconi Wireless Memorial Award, the 1993 QCWA President's Award, the 1996 Radio Club of America (RCA) Barry Goldwater Amateur Radio Award, the 2009 RCA President's Award, the 2012 RCA President's Award, and the 2015 Vivian Carr Award for Women in Radio. She is the winner of the 2016 SOAR (Sisterhood of Amateur Radio) Legacy award for Pioneering Women in Amateur Radio, and the 2016 recipient of the YASME Foundation Award for Excellence.

Carole is an RCA Fellow and member of its Board of Directors. She created and chairs its Youth Activities Committee, and serves on its Scholarship committee. She's also a Director for QCWA (Quarter Century Wireless Association).  The QCWA Youth Activities program was created and chaired by Carole.

Carole has presented and moderated innumerable forums at the Dayton Hamvention, Pacificon and other conventions for 30 years.
she's also a contributing columnist for CQ Magazine’s Youth Column.