Wednesday, February 24, 2016

This look interesting!

North American CW Weekend
3-5 June 2016
Fairview Park Marriott
Falls Church, Virginia

        The 2016 CW Weekend will take place June 3-5 at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Virginia.  This is open to all hams or others with an interest in CW or Morse code communication - FOC, CWOPS, SKCC, the Morse Operators Society, and FISTS.  It is predominantly a social event and provides a great opportunity to connect with old friends, make new ones, and enjoy those eyeball QSOs with folks you have worked on the bands for years.

        As in years past, we'll kick off with an informal pizza dinner on Friday evening, followed by a brunch on Saturday morning hosted by Jim N3JT and Nina KE4PSV at their home in McLean.  Dinner will follow that evening at Clyde's in Tyson's Corners.  There will be a hospitality suite with refreshments at the hotel on Friday and Saturday evenings.  Sunday morning, many attendees meet informally at the hotel restaurant for breakfast before heading home or on to other activities.  It is likely that Frank, W3LPL, will make a tour of his world class contest station available Sunday afternoon if there is interest.

        Early June is a nice time of year to visit the Washington, DC area, and the schedule allows plenty of time for sightseeing, shopping, and socializing, or visiting with family and friends.

        A block of rooms has been set aside at the Fairview Park Marriott at a special rate of $ 99.  You may reserve by calling the hotel at 800-228-9290 FREE (be certain to mention you are with the "North American CW Weekend party).  Reservations may also be made online at  The special booking code for our group is "NACNACA."  The special rate is available from June 3d through June 6th.

        There will be a modest registration fee of $ 15 per person or $ 25 per couple to cover refreshments and the hospitality suite, payable by check to Don W4ZYT [1517 W. Little Neck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23452-4717].  Further information is available from Don, W4ZYT ( and will be posted on the FOC and CWOPS web sites..

        We really do look forward to seeing lots of CW folks at this gathering.  Talk it up, mark it down, and come!

They sent this announcement to me as an e-mail and I thought it looks interesting, so I thought I'd post it. 

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the least!

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