W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention 2018
Convention Schedule Snapshot
Friday September 21st
0900 - 1545 Ham Radio Bootcamp
1730 - 1900 Calhoun's BBQ Dinner
1930 - ... Late Night Presentations
Saturday September 22nd
0800 - ... Convention Registration Opens
0830 - 1700 Presentations Main Hall
1830 - 2100 Banquet and Grand and Special Prize Drawing
W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention every year for the past 13 years has welcomed Hams from around the world. Our goal is simple, provide a place where All hams can come and enjoy fellowship with other Hams for several days each September.
We bring together Top equipment manufacturers and suppliers to be on hand to allow each attendee access for one on one demonstrations. Ham Radio Bootcamp is a day long Ham Training Session for the New and Seasoned hams alike. Experienced Hams guide the inexperienced on how to setup and work their stations. Sessions on "Working DX" and "How to Contest" will be presented. It is a must see.
The location is Pigeon Forge Tennessee a very popular location for families with and without kids. The shopping is great and attractions for young adults and kids is awesome. While you enjoy the Convention the family plays on the town. This all within driving distance.
We will have a radio shack setup with some latest gear so you can go and use the radios you might like to buy. Experienced Hams are available for any questions that may come up. In fact everyone you see is a source for your questions on all areas of the hobby.
This year will be our biggest yet. Make plans now for attending the W4DXCC convention. We suggest that you book your room early since all 129 available rooms at the Mainstay will go fast. We will look for you in September 21st and 22nd, 2018!
Fun Stuff To Do at the Mainstay
The Ham Shack is open Friday and Saturday well into the evening. Come and play with the latest radio gear and meet some new friends in room 134. Its located just down the hall from the convention room. Heck you might just work a new country!
CWOPs CW Contest
The CWOPs members will have a contest for those of you who will try their hand at copying CW. Its fun and lots of laughs. Its located in the Ham Shack room 134