Save The Date !!
The North American CW Weekend
5-7 June 2020
Fairview Park Marriott
Falls Church Virginia
by Don Lynch, W4ZYT

The 2020 CW Weekend will take place June 5-7 (first FULL weekend in June) at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Virginia. This event is open to all hams or others with an interest in CW or Morse code communication – FOC, CWops, SKCC, the Morse Operators Society, FISTS, and the American Telegraphy Society. 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 the Blackfinn Ameripub in Vienna. 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. Further specifics about the hotel, restaurants and other activities will be forthcoming.

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. World class museums abound, and excellent shopping at two huge shopping centers is convenient to the hotel.

A block of rooms will be set aside at the Fairview Park Marriott at a special rate of $ 109. The special rate is available from June 5th through June 9th. Book directly with the hotel (800) 228-9290 or (703) 849-9400. Please indicate you are with the “North American Account.” Further details on booking will be forthcoming shortly. The cutoff date for the special rate will be May 10th, 2019.

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, 4ZYT( and will be posted on the FOC and CWOPS web sites.

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

Hotel Information

Marriott Fairview Park Hotel
3111 Fairview Park Dr
Falls Church, VA
(855) 214-3079 [toll free]
(703) 849-9400 [local]

If you would like to make your reservation by phone, the phone number to call is 1-800-228-9290. When you are connected, tell them that you want to stay at the Marriott Fairview Park Hotel, Falls Church, VA; your arrival date; and ask for the “North American room block”.