Pacificon 2018
Conference Schedule

- An Overview -


Below is the Conference Schedule, an overview of 
Pacificon events and activities. Please go to the pages linked in
the Conference Schedule for details of each event.

Note: As with all schedules, some details are subject to change. Please check back occasionally.

A download-able PDF version is now available. Download & print it from here.
(Note: in full size, it's formatted to print on 11" x 17" paper.)

We will have printed schedules for pick-up at Registration and Will-Call

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Friday - October 19, 2018

7:00 am to 3:00 pm & 5:00pm to 7:00pm Registration Desk Open  Mt. Diablo
7:00 am to  7:00 pm
Will Call Desk Open
Hotel Main Lobby
8:00 am to 5:00 pm  Antenna Seminar Salons E-H
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Cash Sales Lunch
Bishop Ranch Patio
Continuous
12 noon Fri to 12 noon Sun
Special Event Station
(W1AW/6 Get-on-the-Air opportunity)
Bishop Ranch Patio
9:00 am to 3:00 pm Vendor Setup (closed to public) Salons 1; D
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm ARRL Section Manager Meeting
(closed to public)

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm Vendor Exhibit Hall Open Salons 1; D
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
Cash Sales Dinner
Outside Salon E
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Digital Dinner
Clementine's
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm QRP Activities
Pleasanton/Danville
7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club Meeting
 (Open to All; Please Join Us)
Salons E-H
End of MDARC meeting
Prize Drawings
Salons E-H


Saturday - October 20, 2018

6:00 am to 4:00 pm Registration & Will Call Desks Open Mt. Diablo
7:00 am to 8:00 am Breakfast With Gordo Salon E
7:30 am to 9:30 am
Cash Sales Breakfast
Bishop Ranch Patio
8:00 am to 9:50 am
Ham Instructor Academy
by Gordon West

Salon E 
8:00 am to 1:00 pm          Ham License Testing Tri-Valley 1
 8:00 am to 3:00 pm Outside Displays
(USS Hornet Museum F-8 Crusader Cockpit; Alameda Sheriff’s, San Ramon Valley Fire & MDARC Comm Vans; Special Event Station Tower)
Parking Lot
8:00 am to 4:00 pm Technician One Day License Class
(Exam follows)
Pacific
Continuous
12 noon Fri to 12 noon Sun
Special Event Station
(W1AW/6 Get-on-the-Air opportunity)
Bishop Ranch Patio
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Forums:  Forums Schedule See Forums Schedule
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tri-Valley 2
9:00 am to 3:00 pm Electronic Kit Assembly
(for youth & adults)
Bishop Ranch Hallway Foyer
 9:00 am to 5:00 pm  ARRL Booth
Salon 1
9:00 am to 5:00 pm Vendor Exhibit Hall Open Salons 1; D
10 am, 1 pm & 4 pm
Prize Drawings
Prize Booth
10:00 am to 10:50 am Bob Heil, K9EID
So you fixed your transmit audio, what about your receive audio?
Salon E
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
ARRL QSL Card Checking
Contra Costa Hallway
 11:00 am to 11:50 am Randy Hall, K7AGE
Amateur Radio Digital Modes,
20 Years of Innovation

Salon E
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Cash Sales Lunch
Bishop Ranch Patio
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm,
and possibly until 6:00 pm
Parachute Mobile
(See Parachute Mobile Booth for Jump Times.)

 Bishop Ranch Hallway
 1:00 to 1:50 pm Kristen McIntyre
Op-amps for fun and profit!
Salon E
  2:00 to 2:50 pm Bob Heil, K9EID
The Pine Board Project

Salon E
 3:00 to 4:50 pm  Jonathan Naylor, G4KLX &
Jim Mc Laughlin, KI6ZUM

My Journey in Amateur Digital Voice-
From Sound Card Software to MMDVM

Salon E
  3:00 to 4:50 pmYLRL Forum
Salon F
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Amateur Radio License Exams
Tri Valley 1
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Banquet Dinner Salons E-H
7:00 pm to 11:00 pm QRP Activities Pleasanton/Danville
11:45 pm to 1:00 am
Wouff-Hong Initiation Ceremony
Contra Costa
Salon 2

Sunday - October 21, 2018

6:00 am to 12:00 noon Swap Meet  Parking Lot-Rear
7:00 am to 11:00 am Registration & Will Call Desks Open  Mt. Diablo
Continuous
12 noon Fri to 12 noon Sun
Special Event Station
(W1AW/6 Get-on-the-Air opportunity)
Bishop Ranch Patio
7:30 am to 9:30 am
Cash Sales Breakfast
Bishop Ranch Patio
8:00 am to 9:50 am
 Forums:  Forums SchedulePleasanton/Danville 
8:00 am to 12:00 noon Ham Radio 101/201
(for new and upgraded licensees)
Salon E
 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Digital Radio Academy
Salon F/G/H
9:00 am to 11:00 am Electronic Kit Assembly/Soldering
(for youth & adults)
Bishop Ranch Foyer
9:00 am to 12:00 noon Ham License Testing Tri-Valley 1
 9:00 am to 1:00 pm ARRL Booth
Salon 1
9:00 am to 1:00 pm Vendor Exhibit Hall Open  Salons 1; D
 10:00 am to 10:15 am
Prize Drawing
Prize Booth
10:00 am to 12:00 noon ARRL East Bay Section Meeting
(Open to All)
Pleasanton/Danville
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm ARRL Forum Salon E
End of ARRL Forum Prize Drawings and Grand Prize Drawing Salon E