The CQ World Wide WPX Contest (CW) will be held the weekend of May 26 2018. For rules and all other information go to
The Radio Amateurs of Canada have announced their Challenge Coin to commemorate the organizations 25th Anniversary
If you interested in becoming familiar with and using the National Traffic System the website below has a handbook that will get you started. In addition, there is other interesting information on the site
The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame has added 11 members in 2018. To learn more about these folks go to
Assistant Section Manage Ron McFadyen sends along this information about the Alaska Pacific Net. This is one of the nets the folks in the Yukon check into. We often forget our amateurs in the Yukon and Alaska. My amateur radio experiences in that part of the world have all been positive and this attachment shows the dedication of these folks Continue reading
Yakima County Washington Emergency Planners don’t know when it will happen, but a rather large landslide is expected. A fissure developed in a mountain ridge and was first a concern in January 2018. It continues to move.
The ARRL Logbook of the World reports 2.3 million FT8 contacts uploaded in one month. There is little doubt this mode has renewed the interest of some hams. To read more go to
You don’t have to attend Hamvention to help with amateur radio on the international space station. The amateur radio on the international space station kicked off their 2018 fundraising campaign at Hamvention. To learn more go to
Radioworld has announced they are the Canadian Authorized Dealer for Canadian Amateur Radio Acom Amplifiers
If you haven’t already registered, you can still register online for only a few more days.
The online registration will be open until May 29. Please note that tickets will now be held for you at Will-Call in the convention center lobby.
The two Friday workshops and all flea-market tables and the DX lunch tickets are SOLD OUT. Tickets are still available for the banquet and YL Luncheon.
Please note that if you have purchased workshop tickets, your registrations are being held at that venue for when you check in. The Antenna Modeling workshop has been moved to the Seaside Elks Club, 324 Avenue A, Seaside, OR 97138. The Emergency Communications and Preparedness Workshop will be held at the Convention Center in Riverview A/B/C. No other exhibits or the flea-market will be open on Friday. Please plan to attend the Seminars, flea market, commercial exhibits and other activities on Saturday and Sunday, June 2-3.
For those of you in Seaside Friday evening, we invite you to come down to the beach, west of the Shilo Inn. Some hams will have portable stations set up including a 160 meter antenna suspended from a sled kite. If you have a portable station, bring it along and test the salt water amplifier effect. Meet other hams and families, and enjoy the sunset. We will save some sand for you.
Saturday morning about 11:30 there is a fun balloon launch that will carry a bag of paper airplanes. You and the kids might even be asked to fold a couple for the cargo!
There is also a free program at Broadway Middle School, 630-800 PM Saturday Evening for families who do not attend the banquet. Bruce Jones, Deputy Director of the Columbia River Maritime Museum, will present a program on Maritime Disasters and Safety at Sea. The Columbia River bar is among the most dangerous crossings in the world.
We’ve also added more prizes to the drawings. Take a look at the web site for the new prize list.
Many of the hotel and motels have already received reservations for this year’s convention. Attendees are encouraged to make reservations now.
Check the lodging special rates at www.seapac.org on the Sponsor Lodging Page. When you call the hotel directly, be sure to tell them you want the SEA-PAC rate.
We are continuing to look for a few more additional volunteers for various positions. If you can help for just an hour or two that would be great. Plus, we’ll enter you into a drawing for each hour you volunteer. Reply to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone on the committee will get back to you.
Visit www.seapac.org for additional details, to register and see even more information as it becomes available.
Plan now to bring the family for a wonderful weekend at SEA-PAC, located in Seaside, Oregon near the beautiful Pacific Ocean beach.
The SEA-PAC Committee