Pacificon 2024

Pacificon 2024

Event Details:

  • Event Dates: October 18-20, 2024
  • Location: San Ramon Marriott Hotel, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583
  • Website: Pacificon
  • Sponsor: Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club
  • Type: ARRL Convention
  • Talk-In: None
  • Public Contact:
    • Name: Mike Patterson, N6JGA
    • Mailing Address: PO Box 31372 Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    • Phone: 925-288-1730
    • Email:

Event Highlights:

  • Forum Presentations: A wide range of amateur radio topics presented by experts.
  • Antenna Seminar: A full-day seminar (additional fee required).
  • Gordon West, WB6NOA: Author, educator, speaker, and promoter of all things ham radio.
  • Vendor and Nonprofit Expo: Exciting products and exhibits from various vendors and nonprofits.
  • Events and Activities:
    • Outdoor Swap Meet hosted by
    • Youth Activities.
    • Parachute Mobile contacts.
    • Electronics kit building and soldering instruction.
    • One Day License Prep Class for Technician license examination.
    • Two days of License Testing.
    • Special Events Station W1AW/6 hosted by
    • Banquet & Keynote Speaker (additional fee required).
    • Annual Wouff Hong Initiation ceremony.
    • Discussions on national amateur radio issues with top ARRL leaders.
    • Radio and prize giveaways throughout the convention.
    • M17 digital voice mode (patent free) and MMDVM talk and booths.
    • Celebrating the first annual conference held in San Francisco in 1920.

Special Highlights from 2023:

  • Radios awarded to the youngest ham and twin 11-year-old girls who passed their Technician exam.
  • Over $11,000 in prizes given out.
  • Over 1,100 participants attended.
  • Parachute mobile contacts made.
  • Special Event Station W1AW/6 operations.
  • Elecraft KH1 radio release and giveaway as a grand prize.

Call for Speakers:

  • Pacificon is seeking qualified speakers for the Antenna Seminar on Friday and Forums on Saturday and Sunday. Topics of interest include tuning duplexers, coax termination, configuring handheld radios, fundamentals of radio technology, antennas, public service, emergency response, digital communications, maker kits, and more.
  • Interested speakers should email Julie Mah at and visit the Speaker Proposals page to complete the speaker application.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Pacificon is looking for volunteers to help make the event a success. Details on how to volunteer can be found on the Pacificon website.

Join us at Pacificon 2024 for three days of exciting activities, informative sessions, and a chance to connect with fellow amateur radio enthusiasts!

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