North American (DC) CW Weekend 9-11 June 2023


This year’s North American CW Weekend is on, scheduled for June 9-11, 2023.

As in the past, the Weekend is primarily aimed at those amateur radio operators with a particular interest in Morse code (CW) operation – FOC, CWOPS, SKCC, FISTS  – but anyone with an interest in Morse code communication is welcome.  After two years of cancellations due to COVID restrictions, we had a good 2022 weekend, and are pleased to welcome regulars back, and look forward to meeting some new players. 

Although COVID-19 increasingly appears to be in the rearview mirror, we are asking participants to be vaccinated and to use good sense with respect to any recommendations about COVID in force at the time of the weekend.  At this point, masks are not required, and there are no other special precautions. 

Here’s the program:  

Hotel:  Fairview Park Marriott    (This is the usual for the past several years)

            3111 Fairview Park Drive

            Falls Church, VA 22042

            Phone: 703-849-9400

            Reservations: 800-507-8235 (Event is: “North American CW Weekend”)

UPDATED INFO: Rate: $ 109.00 plus taxes/night  (Friday/Saturday) Rate is good from 6/8 through 6/12. Taxes and fees not included.    

Here’s your reservation link your guests can use to make reservations:

Book your group rate for North American CW Room Block

You will find the information for your online reservation link below. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

Event Summary:

North American CW Room Block

Start Date: Thursday, June 8, 2022

End Date: Monday, June 12, 2022

Last Day to Book: Thursday, May 12, 2022

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

  • Falls Church Marriott Fairview Park for 129.00 USD per night

Book your group rate for North American CW Room Block

There will be a hospitality suite between 18:00-24:00 on Friday and Saturday.  There will be refreshments and snacks available, plus plenty of collegiality and good conversation. 

Pizza Friday Evening (6/10): 

                  The Italian Oven,

                        6852 Old Dominion Dr,

                        McLean, VA 22101. 

Salad, beverage (non-alcoholic), unlimited pizza.  Meet 18:00.  Dress casual.     Individual checks

Saturday Brunch (Sat 6/11; 09:00 to 12:00):  Home of Nina Lane and Jim Talens (K4NML and N3JT)

               6017 Woodley Road

               McLean, VA 22101

               Phone 703-241-1144

               Time: 9 to 12

Saturday Dinner:

                 Metro 29 Diner

                 4711 Lee Highway

                 Arlington, VA 22207


This was our dinner venue last year and proved to be a good choice. Don’t be put off by the “Diner” moniker –  take a look at the menu on the web site.  

This is an informal place with a class kitchen and a full selection of meal options which should suit every taste. 

Cocktails, beer, and wine available.  Dress casual.  Individual checks

 Meet at 18:00 until…


There is a nominal registration of $ 25 per couple or $ 15 per single person.  This will help defray costs and fees.  Any excess will be donated to the CWOPS Scholarship fund.  Please send your check, made out to “Don Lynch W4ZYT” to:

1517 West Little Neck Road

Virginia Beach, VA 23452-4717


email:               Questions to me.

 We are looking forward to a nice weekend and good participation.  Please stay safe and well, drive carefully, and come prepared for a good time.

 Vy 73,

Don, W4ZYT

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