PACIFICON 2018

San Ramon Marriott
2600 Bishop Drive
San Ramon  CA  94583


Friday through Sunday
Oct. 19-21, 2018


Our Theme: Sounds Like Fun



 Pacificon gives you three great days of activities for one low cost:
* A full slate of outstanding Forum
presentations about a wide range of amateur radio topics
* A large Vendor Expo filled with exciting products and exhibits
* An outdoor Swap Meet
* QRP activities
* Youth Activities
* Electronics kit building and soldering instruction
* A One Day License Prep Class to prepare you to pass the amateur radio Technician license examination and get your first amateur radio license
* Two days of License Testing
* A Special Events Station where you can operate and contact other hams worldwide, even if you don't have a General or Extra Class license
* A wonderful Banquet with Keynote Speaker Jeri Ellsworth, AI6TK
* Our annual Wouff Hong Initiation ceremony
* A chance to hear about and discuss important national amateur radio issues with top ARRL leaders
* A chance to win radios and other great prizes throughout the convention

And perhaps the best part -
a chance to interact and share information with lots of other amateur radio enthusiasts to further (or begin) your own knowledge and to advance the hobby.
Pacificon Announcements

06/20/2018
The Pacificon Digital Dinner has a new location this year: Clementine's; just across I-680 from the Marriott. See our Digital Dinner page for details.

06/14/2018
A new introductory video is now available at the bottom of the home page; prepared by none other than Randy Hall, K7AGE. Check it out; and Thank You, Randy!

06/08/2018
The Hotel Layout page has been redrawn to make it more clear and to add details. Take a look at it here.

06/04/2018
A partial list of topics and speakers is now available on our Antenna Seminar page. Check them out.

05/22/2018
A partial list of vendors is now on the web site. Check it out on our Vendors List page. More vendors will be added to the list when they're confirmed, so keeping checking back.

05/04/2018
Customized Pacificon 2018 T-Shirts are now available to order!
See our T-Shirts page for details and a link to order.

04/27/2018
Our Brochure page has been updated with the current 2018 brochure. go to Brochure page, down load the PDF and hand out copies.

04/20/2018
The Pacificon 2018 web site is live!
Registrations are open. Order your attenda
nce badges, banquet tickets and more now. Don't forget to reserve your hotel room.

04/20/2018
We still have a lot of information and web pages to post. We'll get them up just as soon as we can.  So keep checking back.

Among those pages yet to come are (not a complete list):
* Forum schedule
* Exhibit Hall layout diagram.
* Vendor list.
* Non-Profit Exhibitor list.
* Customized Pacificon T-shirts from Hip-Ham Shirts



CALL FOR SPEAKERS

PACIFICON is looking for qualified people to give presentations at our next conference. Just a few of the topics we're looking for include tuning duplexers, coax termination, configuring certain handheld radios, fundamentals of radio technology, antennas, public service, emergency response, digital communications, maker kits and just about any other subject of interest to hams.

If you are interested in presenting at PACIFICON, please go to our
Speakers Proposals page
to complete the speaker application

and THANK You!
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Volunteer at PACIFICON

Volunteers make all the difference at Pacificon.
We need your help in all areas to make Pacificon the best conference possible. Whether it be registration, security, the talk-in station, forums or any of the many other events, we can use your help. Even just a couple of hours will be appreciated. We also need volunteers to help plan and prepare for the Big Weekend. Go to our Volunteers registration page





Courtesy of Randy Hall, K7AGE
Thank you, Randy!

PACIFICON 2018 Introductory Video



Pacificon 2018 T-Shirts are Available!

Hip-Ham Shirts will again offer customized Pacificon T-shirts.
See our T-Shirts page for details and a link to order.

A few shirts will be made available at the show for purchase at the Hip Ham Shirts booth,
but they sell out quickly. Order on-line now and get free delivery at Pacificon.







Most of the images on this web site are provided by MDARC's photographer extraordinaire,
Pete Harris, KE6ZIW. Thank you, Pete!


ARRL Logo

Pacificon 2018

is the ARRL Pacific Division
Annual Conference
presented by the
Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club.