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DX Convention Ham Radio Event

April 12 April 14 PDT

The 75th Annual International DX Convention sponsored by the Southern California DX Club and to be held at the Visalia Convention Center.

 The International DX Convention is the world’s foremost DX convention. If you are a DXer or interested in any aspect of ham radio you need to be at Visalia. Top DX operators from around the world will be there. Meet the big guns from the US, Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania. Meet the people on the other side of the mic or key. Shake hands with the person you have had that sked with for the past 10 years. Renew friendships.

Top DXpeditioners from every continent tell you how they did it. Learn the secrets for big signals on the top band, how to have fun and adventures chasing IOTA, contest forum, DX forum, seminars for everyone from the seasoned pro to the beginning DXer. Bring your latest QSL card arrivals for checking. Attend the traditional Saturday night banquet where great friends and good food are met with lively presentations. The Sunday breakfast buffet has ample selection and variety. Visit the manufacturers’ midway where you can talk to the people who design and use the latest and best equipment.

Pre-register (Before March 20, 2024) to be eligible for pre-registration drawing.
Online Registration Ends April 04, 2024)
 Please complete the online registration form then select to pay online or print your filled out form and mail your form and payment.NOTE: If you paid using PayPal/credit card save the e-mailed receipt from PayPal as that is your only proof of registration and payment. You will NOT get any other confirmation by mail. The confirmation number or “Item #” (2023xxxx-xxxxxx or 2024xxxx-xxxxxx) on the PayPal e-mailed receipt will be required for banquet seating to be assigned. For questions regarding registration please e-mail the convention registrar. DX stations who need assistance please e-mail Bill Kendrick, N6RV. Companies needing vendor assistance or information please e-mail Bill Shell, N6WS.
Online Registration Form
  Like last year the Saturday Banquet will have open seating. So there will be no seating reservations needed. You must have your meal ticket with you at the banquette or you will not be served a meal Raffle Ticket Pre-Sales: Raffle tickets can be purchased prior to the convention and they will be included in your convention attendee packet that you receive upon check in at the convention. There are several ways to order raffle tickets.24 tickets for the price of $20 when purchased in advance (vs. 20 tickets for $20 at the convention)Call Rich Seifert, KE1B, at (408) 395-5700, 9am PST (1700z) to 8pm PST (0400z), any day. Leave a message with a callback number if you get voicemail.We accept all major credit/debit cards. No personal information (e.g., credit card number) is retained in the system.We also accept PayPal transfers. Send funds to: ke1b@richseifert.com, be sure use “Friends and Family” transfer to minimize fees. Include a note with your name and callsign, indicating funds are for IDXC raffle tickets.You can also purchase by check, include your call on check. Send check, payable to IDXC, to:Rich Seifert
21885 Bear Creek Way
Los Gatos, CA 95033
  There will be no RV Parking at the Convention Center. The closest campground is the Visalia/Sequoia KOA This years convention shirt will be available in light gray for men and dark gray for women. The shirts will have embroidered convention patch with your name and callsign on the opposite side. Mens shirts will have a pocket and ladies will not, The cost per shirt is $49.00. Please indicate mens or ladies and size on the registration form. Once again, we will be having a Golf Tournament Golf Tournament on Friday. Questions regarding the tournament should be e-mailed to Skip, KJ6Y. Please indicate your intention to participate in the tournament during registration. The convention does not charge any registration fee for the Golf Tournament but the local course will charge their usual greens fees. Attention all Wild Women and OM’s. Come join us for the Saturday Tour at the International DX Convention. We will have sight-seeing and lots of laughs. Come see old friends and meet new ones. We will travel in a luxurious bus, handicapped-equipped, and you will be picked up at 9:00am in front of the Marriott HotelDX University and Contest Academy will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain knowledge that might otherwise take you years of practice, trial and error to learn. Get the edge to improve your DXing/Contesting success and put your station in the leader’s circle! The cost is just US$20.00ea. So include it on your registration form.

Drink Sponsorship:  If you’re willing to help sponsor drinks at the attitude adjustment hours please include them on your registration. Drinks are US$5.00 each and your sponsorship of drinks is greatly appreciated to help with the enormous cost of the attitude adjustment hours. The convention committee would like to thank the following sponsors.

Please Note: Adult pre-registration (with meals) and youth pre-registration for young Hams under 21 (with meals) includes:
Special Pre-Registration DrawingEntrance to Exhibit HallSaturday BanquetSunday BreakfastPatchEntrance to all Technical Sessions (Does Not include Contest Academy or DX University) Individual Pre-registration without meals is available for those who wish to attend the Convention but don’t wish to attend the Saturday Banquet, or Sunday Breakfast. Contact convention registrarThe Saturday BBQ lunch is not included in the registration Fee. It must be purchased separately when you register Convention shirts must be purchased separately during registration, they are not included in Registration cost. To be eligible for the Major Prize drawings on Saturday night or Sunday morning, you MUST be a Registered Convention Attendee (registration for the DX University or Contest Academy does NOT count as a Registered Convention Attendee). However, you do NOT need to be present to win a major prize.

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