The 64th annual W9DXCC DX Convention and Banquet will be held Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, in Schaumburg, Illinois. ARRL’s new CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, will be the Saturday evening banquet speaker. Sponsored by the Northern Illinois DX Association, the W9DXCC DX Convention is an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty convention.
Contest University and DX University programs will be presented on Friday. Day-long sessions on Saturday will include speakers, exhibits, QSL card checking, and a CW pileup contest. On Saturday, there will be presentations on the VP8STI/VP8SGI Sandwich Island/South Georgia Island, VK0EK Heard Island, and K5P Palmyra Island DXpeditions, as well as a Cycle 24 update, “DXing During Declining Conditions,” and using the FLEX-6000 for contesting and DXing.