Session Highlights

The 2014 PNW DX Convention was packed with informative, interesting and insightful presentations.


  • PJ2T contest station update Geoffry Howard W0CG/PJ2DX
  • Software Defined Radio - what it is and how it works. Peter Driessen VE7AB
  • VE6JY Edmonton contest station Mitch Mitchell VE6OH on behalf of Don Moman VE6JY
  • TX5RV a true suitcase expedition Dave Lloyd K3EL and Don Studney VE7DS
  • The Sun's Strange Behavior
    - National Research Council Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory Dr. Ken Tapping
  • Amsterdam Island Dxpedition 2014 Steve Wright VE7CT
  • Dinner speaker "Remembering the Magic"
    NRC Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory
    Dr. Ken Tapping
  • Wake Island Expedition 2013 K9W - Lou Dietrich N2TU
  • DXCC Card Checking by Alan Rovner K7AR and Dick Swanson K7BTW (including 160M)


And Radio Amateurs of Canada members held the RAC annual general meeting Sunday afternoon.



We're planning an extraordinary time for all attendees -- DXers will enjoy a riveting lineup of presentations and seminars, and plenty of prizes to make things even more interesting.


For your non-DXer companions, New Westminster offers a wealth of activities and sights to see, and downtown Vancouver is nearby.


Friday, July 25 -- Day One

  • 3 to 5 p.m. -- Convention check-in
  • 4 to 7 p.m. -- Welcome Reception on the Sun Deck (hosted by British Columbia DX Club)
  • 7 to 9 p.m. -- Dinner on your own (dozens of choices close by)
  • 9 to midnight -- Hospitality Suite (hosted by BCDXC and Orca DXCC)


Saturday, July 26 -- Day Two

  • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. -- Convention check-in
  • 8:30 a.m. -- Welcome and opening remarks ("Remember the magic")
  • 9 to 12 noon -- Scheduled programs
  • 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. -- Lunch on your own (dozens of choices close by)
  • 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. -- Scheduled programs
  • 6 to 7 p.m. -- No-host bar open on the Sun Deck
  • 7 p.m. -- Buffet dinner (incl. great vegetarian options), after-dinner speaker Dr. Ken Tapping (Remembering the Magic), and major prize draw
  • 9:30 to midnight -- Hospitality Suite (hosted by BCDXC and Orca DXCC)


Sunday, July 27 -- Day Three

  • 9 a.m. -- Buffet brunch
  • 9:30 a.m. -- Scheduled presentation
  • 10 a.m. -- Closing remarks, Sunday prize draw, and hand-off for PNW DX Convention 2015
  • 12 noon to 3 p.m. -- Radio Amateurs of Canada AGM (members of RAC welcome to attend)

About the
Pacific Northwest DX Convention

The PNW DX Convention has been held every summer since 1955 with the sponsorship rotating between:


This year's 59th annual DX Convention is hosted by the Orca DX and Contest Club, which formed in 2010 and now welcomes the privilege of hosting the conference when it is in British Columbia every fourth year.


Together, these clubs have upheld the rich traditions of amateur radio and the pursuit of DX through five solar cycles. Over the decades, we have enjoyed wonderful friendships and the very special international cameraderie that ham radio fosters in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.


Planning Committee

  • Dave Johnson VE7VR - Chair
  • Steve Wright VE7CT - Vice Chair
  • Rebecca Kimoto VA7BEC - Logistics
  • Dave Shipman VA7AM - Registration and budget
  • Fred Orsetti VE7IO - Printing and more
  • Dick Moen N7RO - US Advisor
  • Ralph Parker VE7XF - Audio/Visual Advisor
  • Paul Peters VE7BZ - Island Advisor
  • Bud Mortenson VA7ST - Web, Interior Advisor