Join your fellow hams for a delicious DXCC/Contest dinner on the first night of the convention! Accompanying us will be Adrian Ciuperca, KO8SCA, who will recap his recent DXPedition and IARU Contest activities/activations from the Market Reef and Aland Islands.
Adrian is a keen DXer with DXCC 317, 9BDXCC, IOTA and a passionate contester who competed in WRTC 2018 in Wittenberg, Germany. He usually operates in the contests as a guest operator from various superstations such as K1LZ, LZ5R, K2LE, K1TTT or NR4M.
During Field Day, Adrian is part of the WECA radio club team using the N2SF callsign. Adrian has taken part in DXpeditions to destinations including A5, ZK3, V8, TX0M/TX0A, 6O, 9M0, FJ, FM, J3, J8, VK9C, VK9X, VP5, VP9, and Z2. Recently he has been a guest operator at 4U1UN and HV0A. Adrian operated from some new and rare IOTAs, such as NA-211, EU-191, 183, OC-113, 297.
His preferred operating mode is CW, but he is also active in SSB and digital modes. Adrian is a member of several amateur radio DX and contesting clubs, namely, NCDXF, INDEXA, YCCC, FOC, CWOPS, LIDXA, Order of Boiled Owls of New York, LICWC, NYCDXA, WECA, Araucária DX Group, RRC.
The technical aspect of ham radio and the lure of the DX expeditions are what first attracted Adrian to the hobby, and now he is able to travel extensively and, at the same time whenever possible, to indulge his love for ham radio.
Attendees will have their choice of a chicken, fish, or vegetarian meal.
The DXCC/Contest dinner will feature a door prize of a Yaesu FTM-300!
Tickets are likely to sell quickly, so make sure to get your tickets online when they are available.
Doors will open at 6:30 PM on Friday.