NCDXA – a club with heritage, experience and proven performance in leading the way for DXers since 1972.

News Announcement - NCDXA's DXCC-EAST Convention Awards for 2012;



It's the accumulation of individual commitments that

make a club or group aspire great things!



See who came to the event in 2012


Prizes - Qty 4 Grand Prizes and 1 Raffle Prize, (over $15K) to be give away at the dinner plus door prizes during the day.


Our Total attendance for 2012 was 192 Paid: 170 (136 Full Convention plus 34 Dinner Only) Dinner paid and 22 Paid Non-Dinner.


Great Success - we exceeded our initial goal of 160.


Welcome to the
National Capitol DX Association's

"DXCC-EAST" Convention 2012 - August 25, 2012

"ARRL affiliated event"
General Information

NCDXA has been an active DX organization since 1972. Based on our past positive experiences with DXPO conferences from 1974 through 1992, we are excited to announce our new DXCC-EAST Convention for Saturday, August 25, 2012. It is our goal to make this an annual event here on the east coast of the United States.

The DXCC-EAST Convention will include presentations by well known DXers and principles that are knowledge of the DX community including participation by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).

Other Saturday agenda scheduled activities included are:

  • VE Exams – 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM –Schedule in Advance ( Welcome, $15.00 ARRL VEC Charge, Executive Board Room just outside convention area. ARRL VE Team Liaison is David Collingham (K3LP)
  • Portable Radio Operation: IC-746 PRO HF Station and 2 Meter: N3C Call Sign, Talk-In 146.480 Mhz. Simplex
  • QSL Card Checking; DXCC and other ARRL Awards: NCDXA Vendor Table # 6 & 7
  • Vendor Tables: Francis Scott Key Convention area combined rooms C, D, E & F, Tables 1 thru 29

Friday, August 24, 2012, Early Arrival - 6:00 PM-1:00 AM Hotel Bar (Casey's Lounge)

Frederick County Maryland is central to many exciting places to visit before and after the convention. Make the convention visit a tradition. Combine your trip with a Baltimore Orioles (Toronto Blue Jays in town Aug. 24-26, 2012) baseball game, visit the Inner Harbor, ESPN Center or Aquarium, historic district area or take a trip to Washington DC. There will be lots of fun for the whole family.

I look forward to seeing each of you at the DXCC-EAST Convention.


David Collingham – K3LP

NCDXA President

Who Should Come?

Whether you are an avid DXer, contester, teacher, scout leader or just getting started in amateur radio, there will be plenty to keep your interest. Come meet friends and future friends, vendors and start a new annual tradition.

There is plenty of parking space for your mobile home.

A - Pre-Conference Events
Friday, August 24, 2012, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM - ICOM Sponsored - Contester/DXer Product Evaluation and Social at W3LPL's QTH. ICOM will provide HF Radios that will be used by Contester/DXer's. Drinks and Snacks will be Sponsored by ICOM. A great Ham Radio Social Event - Don't Miss it!

Friday, August 24, 2012, Early Arrival - 6:00 PM-1:00 AM Hotel Bar (Casey's Lounge)

B - Convention Starts

Saturday, August 25, 2012, Convention Program: 8:15 AM to 9:15 PM

C - Convention Departure

Sunday, August 26, 2012, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM – Hotel Check-out


Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center at Francis Scott Key (FSK) Mall

5400 Holiday Drive • Frederick, Maryland 21703

Phone: (301) 694-7500 • Fax: (301) 694-0589