2016 CW Weekend June 3-5

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 (be certain to mention you are with the “North American CW Weekend party).  Reservations may also be made online at marriott.com/wasfp.  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 (w4zyt.don@gmail.com) 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!
The annual North American CW Weekend will be held 5-7 June 2015 in the Washington, DC area.  This is a month later than in previous years, to allow for a broader participation.  The CW Weekend is for Morse code aficionados of all stripes:  members of FOC, FISTS, CWOPS, Straight Key Club, and Morse Telegraph Society, or any individual with a special interest in Morse code communication.

Rooms have been reserved at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Virginia, at the special rate of $99 per night.  The special rate will be honored a day before and two days after the weekend for CW Weekend participants.  A hospitality suite will be available at the Marriott for socializing and libations on Friday and Saturday evenings.  Contact  Marriott reservations at 800-288-9290 or 703-849-9400 and specify “The North American Radio Weekend.”

The Weekend kicks off with an informal pizza dinner on Friday, followed Saturday morning by brunch hosted by N3JT at his McLean home.  The afternoon is free for touring or shopping.  Cocktails and dinner follow at 6 pm at Clyde’s Restaurant at Tyson’s Corners.  We generally meet on Sunday morning at the Marriott for an informal breakfast before heading home.  On Sunday afternoon, tours of the world famous W3LPL station and antenna farm may be available by prearrangement with Frank.

The late spring is a pleasant time in the nation’s capital, and there are numerous sights, museums, and world-class shopping centers within easy access to the hotel.  A modest registration of $25 per person is requested to defray the cost of the hospitality suite and refreshments.  Contact W4ZYT, Don, at w4zyt.don@gmail.com to register or for questions.  Come and join your fellow brass pounders for a pleasant and memorable event!

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