San Ramon Marriott
2600 Bishop Drive
San Ramon CA 94583

for joining us at Pacificon 2021!!
We'll see you next year at Pacificon 2022
October 14-16, 2022
back at the San Ramon Marriott


Friday through Sunday
Oct. 15-17, 2021

Pacificon℠ Registration is Closed!!

See our Registration Section for Attendee, hotel guest room, and other registrations.


Pacificon is committed to keeping our guests and staff as safe as we can during our convention. We will follow the recommendations and mandates from the Contra Costa County health officials that are in effect at the time of the convention.

In compliance with those mandates,
to attend Pacificon 2021 you must verify that you are either 1.) fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to the event or 2.) have a negative result on a COVID test taken no more than 3 days prior to the event. Also, attendees will be required to wear a mask in all public areas.

Please study Pacificon's COVID-19 Action Plan for details on what you must bring with you to attend Pacificon.

We appreciate your cooperation, as we are striving to make Pacificon 2021 as safe as possible for everyone.

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

* Gordon West

* A large Vendor Expo filled with exciting products and exhibits

* An outdoor Swap Meet

* 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

* A One Day License Prep Class to prepare you to upgrade to the General Class level.

* 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

* 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

Forum Schedule has been published!! Checked back occasionally, as we still might have some updates.

Some other updates have been added to the website as well. See the Announcements page for details.

Hotel guest room r
eservations at the Pacificon rate have expired. Rooms are still available at the standard hotel rate.

We have posted a new page,
Pacificon's COVID-19 Action Plan. Please read it in detail.


Our Vendor Layout and Vendor List pages have been updated.


Pacificon 2021 T-Shirts are available for pre-ordering! See our T-Shirts page for details.


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 would like to be considered as a backup speaker, please send an email to Julie Mah at

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

and THANK You!
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

Pacificon 2021 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.

NOTICE: Photographers and/or videographers may be on site to document the Pacificon℠ Conference events and activities. Photos and videos are the sole property of the Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club. By registering for and/or attending Pacificon℠ events, attendees understand that Pacificon℠/MDARC may use their likenesses for future promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, please notify the photographer and/or videographer on site.

Most of the images on this web site are provided by MDARC's photographers extraordinaire,

Pete Harris, KE6ZIW and Barry Isseks, K6ZA. Thank you, Pete! Thank you, Barry!

Pacificon℠ 2021

is the ARRL Pacific Division

Annual Conference

presented by the
Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club.