Our theme this year is DX’ing, Contesting,
Technology, and Relationships.
Watch this space for news about the 2022 PNW DX Convention.
NOTE: Convention Registrations are now being accepted. Use the “Registration” tab above to see the different ways you may submit your registration.
Other News: Please note that we now have menu tabs above for our tentative convention schedule, and what prizes we will be offering as of the current date.
We have received approval of the Pacific Northwest DX Convention as an ARRL Operating Specialty Convention. Approval means that the convention will appear on the ARRL Hamfest and Conventions Calendar on the ARRL Web page and in the July QST issue of QST. We also get a handful of ARRL gift certificates to be used as door prizes for the convention.
Every week or so I’m going to post a introduction and profile of some of our speakers that we will have at our convention. I think you will agree, our convention team did a great job of recruiting some of the best in their fields of DX’ing, Contesting, and Technology.
Bernie McClenny – W3UR
Bernie McClenny was first licensed as WB3JRU in September 1977 and quickly became interested in working DX. In 1991 he changed his callsign to WR3E and became a member of the ARRL DXCC Honor Roll at the age of 27. On November 4, 1996 WR3E was exchanged under the Vanity Call program for W3UR. In March 1997 Bernie started the first daily e-mail DX Bulletin called The Daily DX. In the summer of the following year he was asked and accepted as the editor of QST’s “How’s DX?” column. In March 2001 he purchased The 599 DX Report and renamed it The Weekly DX. He has operated from two all time new DXCC counters – E44DX in Gaza, Palestine and 4W/W3UR in Baucau, East Timor. Other DXpeditions include A61AJ, AH3D, OH0/W3UR, VU4AN, & YU8/OH2R (Kosovo), 8P9UR, J77A and most recently, V47UR. He has also been a guest op multiple times at 4U1UN. When not writing or on DXpeditions Bernie can often be found on the air chasing new ones in the DXCC Challenge, hunting IOTA, working grid squares on 6 meters and guest operating in contests next-door at W3LPL.
At the convention, Bernie’s presentation is titled the “Most Needed DXCC Locations” where he will discuss what is at the top of most DX’ers most wanted list, and the prospects of working those stations in the coming years. It should be a great presentation, and we thank Bernie for being one of our speakers.
Convention History: The PNW DX Convention has been held every summer since 1955 with the sponsorship rotating between the major DX clubs of the Pacific Northwest. There was no convention in 2020 because of Covid, and the convention in 2021 had to be done via Zoom for the same reasons. The 67th Annual Convention will be hosted by the Spokane DX Association (sdxa.org).
Together, these organizations have upheld the rich traditions of amateur radio and the pursuit of DX through five solar cycles. Over the decades, we have enjoyed wonderful friendships and the very special international camaraderie that ham radio fosters in the Pacific Northwest and around the world.
The convention chairpersons are Randy Foltz (K7TQ) and Mel Ming (N7GCO). Jay Lopes (N7ZUF) is in charge of getting us some great prizes next year, Jay Holcomb (WA0WWW) is in charge of registrations, and I’m the webmaster, John Gager (K7KB). Please use the “Contact Us” tab at the top of the page if you need to get in touch with anyone on the convention committee.
We will be having our convention at the beautiful Centennial Hotel, part of the Davenport Hotel chain, in downtown Spokane. The Hotel is now taking reservations and you can get more information by clicking the “Hotel Reservations” menu tab above.
Pacific Northwest DX and Contest Clubs