[TowerTalk] W9DXCC CONVENTION - SEPTEMBER 17/18, 2004

Phil Camera kb9cry at comcast.net
Wed Aug 11 21:04:06 EDT 2004

The Northern Illinois DX Association is please to announce the 52nd 
annual  W9DXCC Convention.  The 2004 convention will be at a new 
location, the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove Village, IL, conveniently located 
to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Woodfield Mall and other 
suburban attractions. 
Our banquet speaker is John Devoldere, ON4UN.  John may be one of the 
few hams in the world who literally "needs no introduction."  John will 
also be appearing during the day, along with John Battin K9DX and Jerry 
Rosalius WB9Z, in the Low Band Forum.  Eric Scace K3NA will be on hand 
with the story of the 3B9C Rodrigues Island 150,000+ QSO DXpedition.  
Jay Terleski WX0B will tell us about his Fort Bragg NC military antenna 
farm, featuring phased log periodics.  Scott Robbins W4PA will have the 
Ten-Tec Orion Story and Lee Finkel KY7M has his 5U5Z African Adventure 
to relate.  Propagation expert Carl Luetzelschwab K9LA will be back for 
his fifth year as he updates our prospects in the declining years of 
Cycle 23.  The ARRL Forum again features Central Division Director Dick 
Isely W9GIG, Vice Director Howie Huntington K9KM, DX Advisory Committee 
Chairman Jim O'Connell W9WU, and Membership Service Chairman and Logbook 
of the World Guru Wayne Mills, N7NG.  For the IOTA fans, Mike McGirr 
K9AJ, Jim Model K9PPY, and Gordon Bazsali WB9EEE will have the latest 
Island News.
We even have a couple of innovations for 2004 - After many, many years 
of "chicken or beef'"  we have a third banquet menu choice, broiled 
salmon.  Our second innovation is at the recently updated website 
(http://www.w9dxcc.com/).  We have a link to the new convention hotel, 
the Holiday Inn in Elk Grove Village IL.  You can go directly from our 
site to theirs and book your room for the convention.  Just be sure to 
enter our "Group Booking Code" - W9D.  This gets you the special $69 
rate and complementary hot breakfast.  You can hardly afford to sleep at 
home. :<)
Our hard working prize chairman Mark Potter W9UZ has already received 
commitments for another great prize list, and we are pleased that ICOM 
has come through again with a IC706 MKIIG transceiver, which will be 
used as the raffle prize, proceeds to the Northern California DX 
Foundation for DXpedition funding.  The last two raffles have produced 
over $3,300 for our friends at NCDXF. 
You can register on-line or request more info -  w9va at aol.com 
<mailto:w9va at aol.com>.
73  Bill  W9VA   2004 W9DXCC Chairman

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