Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 3, 4, and 5
REGISTRATION: Although mail-in registration closed on May 15th, there is still time to register. You can save $5.00 and register on-line before 1 June (tickets will be held in will call for you) or register at the door. Either way, please plan to attend.
MAJOR PRIZES: This year’s major prizes include a Kenwood TS-590SG, an ICOM IC-7300 and an ICOM IC-718. There are also a multitude of mobiles and handhelds from various manufacturers to win along with a variety of other prizes.
WHAT TO SEE AND DO: See your friends, make new friends, and meet ARRL and Northwestern Division officials. Visit the great lineup of commercial exhibitors and the giant flea market. Plan to spend some time enjoying Seaside and the beautiful Oregon Coast.
CONVENTION INFORMATION: To learn about lodging, Friday workshops, Saturday & Sunday seminars, meetings, the convention schedule of events, the Saturdayevening banquet, the exhibitors that will be there, the complete list of prizes, how to volunteer to help and much more, please visit our website atwww.seapac.org.
We’re looking forward to seeing you there!
The SEA-PAC Committee
This week (May 31), Dr Bob Schmieder, KK6EK, leader of the 2016 Heard Island Dxpedition, will join us. Dr. Bob will share pictures and discuss the Dxpedition; journey, propagation, weather, logistics, overall operation, crew, scientific work, and more. The phone lines will be open for viewers to ask questions later into the interview. You will learn a lot of interesting facts about this Dxpedition.
Amateur Radio Roundtable is a live weekly amateur radio webcast, held every Tuesdaynight at 8 PM CT (0200 UTC Wednesday) at W5KUB.com. The Tuesday night show is also simulcast on international shortwave station WBCQ on 5130 KHz.
The kids from St.Thomas Moore are hoping someone will hear their satellite signal. To read the entire story go to
The Burnaby Amateur Radio Club along with Coquitlam and New Westminster have their Field Day plans set. To see what they are up to go to
This contest will be a test for the new station. Increased involvement in future contests is planned. To read more go to
The CQ World Wide WPX Contest (CW Portion) will be held the weekend of May 28 2016. For more information including the rules go to
The 73rd Swiftsure International Sailing Racing will occur on the weekend of May 28th 2016. For this event over 60 amateur radio operators from the southern half of Vancouver Island will be activated. Multiple stations covering fixed, marine and mobile will be established. One station is a complete field day setup outside of cellular or internet connections. Communications will be provided for race officials as well as vessels. The primary focus is safety. In addition various stations will work with the US and Canadian Coast Guards, the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre and Vessel Traffic Servicesin both Canada and the United States to ensure everyone is safe.
Here are some statistics from last years race. Over 60 amateurs were involved , 200 vessels, and crews numbering in excess of 1500 people are involved in the various races. There were over 1500 voice messages and over 300 digital messages passed during the event. The race area the race covers some 4000 square km of water. Communication is provided on a 24 hour basis starting Saturday morning and ending when the race is over.
For more information go to
ARRL Hq has confirmed their participation in the earthquake simulated emergency test Cascadia Rising. To read about their involvement go to
PLEASE NOTE INFORMATION IN THIS BULLETIN DOES NOT START UNTIL 2017
At the Dayton Hamvention, Radio Amateurs of Canada announced that it has secured permission for all Canadian Radio Amateurs to use special call sign prefixes to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation.
The following was announced earlier today by the Radio Amateurs of Canada
Radio Amateurs of Canada would like to welcome David Gervais, VE6KD, as the Deputy Director for the Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut region. RAC Alberta/NWT/NU Director, Ernest Clintberg, VE6EC/VE6ECK, appointed David as Deputy Director because he is dedicated to the betterment of the Amateur Radio Service, acts with integrity and is willing to serve others.
On the US East Coast they are getting ready for hurricane season.. Here is a story of a rebuild after a battering by a hurricane. Nice to see ham radio involvement.