October 20-22, 2023 

San Ramon Marriott
2600 Bishop Drive
San Ramon, CA  94583

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The Many Stories of PacificonSM 2022 in Photo

The Pacificon 2022 photo album is available for viewing at the link below. These photos were taken during the convention which took place October 14, 15 and 16, 2022. The primary Pacificon photographers last year were Pete Harris, KE6ZIW, and Judi Clark, KKZCU. We recommend full screen viewing on a computer if possible.

 Pacificon℠ gives you three great days of activities for one low cost:

* A full slate of outstanding Forum presentations about a wide range of amateur radio topics

* An all-day Antenna Seminar (additional fee required)

* Gordon West, WB6NOA: Author, educator, speaker and irrepressible promoter of all things ham radio

* A large Vendor Expo filled with exciting products and exhibits

* An outdoor Swap Meet

* Youth Activities

* Electronics kit building and soldering instruction

* A One Day License Prep Class to prepare you to pass the amateur radio Technician license examination and get your first amateur radio license

* A One Day License Prep Class to prepare you to upgrade to the General Class level

* Two days of License Testing

* A Special Events Station where you can operate and contact other hams worldwide, even if you don't have a General or Extra Class license

* A wonderful Banquet with Keynote Speaker Steve Goodgame K5ATA, ARRL Education and Learning Department  (additional fee required)

* Our annual Wouff Hong Initiation ceremony

* A chance to hear about and discuss important national amateur radio issues with top ARRL leaders

* A chance to win radios and other great prizes throughout the convention

And perhaps the best part - a chance to interact and share information with lots of other amateur radio enthusiasts to further (or begin) your own knowledge and to advance the hobby. 

Pacificon Announcements


Attendee registration prices rise from $30 to $35 on Oct 1 so register asap.

San Ramon Marriott hotel reservations are full but a few rooms may still be available at the Residence Inn (a Marriott Bonvoy property), one mile from the Marriott. We will update the web page as availability changes.

Our banquet speaker is Steve Goodgame K5ATA, ARRL Education and Learning Department.

No decision has been made to hold Pacificon 2024 by the MDARC Board yet but some necessary volunteer positions have been filled and we are hopeful. Thank you to those responding to our request to help run Pacificon. Join us as a volunteer. Organizer zoom meetings continue:


More vendors and non-profit exhibitors have been added to the website. Have a look at and


Pacificon Registration is open! See

Pacificon 2023 T-Shirts are now available to order in advance!
Order now and pick them up at Pacificon to avoid the shipping charge.
See our T-Shirt page.


PACIFICON℠ is looking for qualified people to give presentations at our next conference. We need good speakers for the Antenna Seminar on Friday and the Forums on Saturday and Sunday. Just a few of the topics we're looking for include tuning duplexers, coax termination, configuring certain handheld radios, fundamentals of radio technology, antennas, public service, emergency response, digital communications, maker kits and just about any other subject of interest to hams.

If you would like to be considered as a backup speaker, please send an email to Julie Mah at

If you are interested in presenting at PACIFICON℠, please go to our
Speaker Proposals page
to complete the speaker application

and THANK You!
Volunteer at PACIFICON

Volunteers make all the difference at Pacificon℠.

We need your help in all areas to make Pacificon℠ the best conference possible. Whether it be registration, security, forums or any of the many other events, we can use your help. Even just a couple of hours will be appreciated. We also need volunteers to help plan and prepare for the Big Weekend. Go to our Volunteers registration page. 

NOTICE: Photographers and/or videographers may be on site to document the Pacificon℠ Conference events and activities. Photos and videos are the sole property of the Mt. Diablo Amateur Radio Club. By registering for and/or attending Pacificon℠ events, attendees understand that Pacificon℠/MDARC may use their likenesses for future promotional purposes. If you do not wish to be photographed, please notify the photographer and/or videographer on site.

Most of the images on this web site are provided by MDARC's photographers extraordinaire, Pete Harris, KE6ZIW and Barry Isseks, K6ZA.
Thank you, Pete! Thank you, Barry!

Pacificon℠ 2023

is the ARRL Pacific Division

Annual Conference

presented by the
Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club. 

Note: we have no affiliation with the pacificonGameExpo dot com

Note: we have no affiliation with pacificon dot com