QRP Pacificon 2015

Norcal will be returning to Pacificon this year. This years Pacificon will be a fun time for QRPers. We have evening events scheduled for Friday and Saturday nights October 16 and 17th.

Friday night we will have an open house, vendor night, and first annual KI6DS building contest.The building contest is open to two person teams and will consist of building an NE602/LM386 varactor tuned receiver. Teams will be given one hour to build the receiver. Kids will be supplied at no charge. Builder will need to supply solder and tools. Test equipment supplied will include VE3DNL Signal generators and frequency counters. There will be six of each available. You may want to bring your own. After the receivers are built there will be a Foxhunt to copy a secret message. There will be three Torroids to wind including one transformer.

The circuit comes from AA7EE and George Dobbs. The winner of the contest will be the first to correctly copy the secret message on their belt receiver. Again no charge for the building contest. The parts kits are my gift to you.

After the contest Chuck Adams will do a demo on how to make Muppet boards. He will show you how to produce a perfect board every time.

Saturday night will feature the annual Norcal QRP equipment auction starting at 7:30. The room will be open for hospitality and vendor night from seven till 10.

Hope to see you there at another Great Pacificon.

Doug, KI6DS

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The current board of directors consist of:

James Bennett, KA5DVS
Darrel Swenson, K0AWB
Dean Davis, N7XG
Dick Palmer, WB6JDH

We are pleased to announce that we are all working hard to get Norcal operational once again. Darrell and James are working on planning for Pacificon 2014 and everything is looking good. More details will be announced later in the year.


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