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Austin Summerfest 2007
Wyndham Garden Hotel, Austin, Texas The Central Texas DX and Contest Club (CTDXCC) is proud to be the continuing sponsor of the DX and Contest Forum at Austin Summerfest. The 2007 Austin Summerfest is scheduled to be on August 3rd and 4th, at the Wyndham Garden Hotel, 3401 South IH-35 (@ Woodward Street), Austin, Texas, 78741. The DX and Contest Forum is tentatively scheduled to be from 10 AM to noon on Saturday.

DX and Contest Forum Program

  1. Tim Duffy K3LR
    Tim Duffy K3LR knows what it takes to build a world-class amateur radio station!
    Contest Station Design and Tour
    Tim Duffy K3LR will cover the basics of station design for radio contesting. Tim has built an impressive, award-winning multi-operator contest station in western Pennsylvania, and has long been the organizer of the Dayton Hamvention Antenna Forum. Tim will be showing a video documentary of his station and describe the thought process behind its design and construction. Come see what's possible in amateur radio, and learn how you can improve your own station.

  2. Stevensford Game Reserve
    Can you imagine yourself on the radio from an exotic land?
    African DX Safari: Botswana 2007
    Jay Sewell W5SL/A25SL will share his story of amateur radio adventure in southern Africa. Organized by Frosty K5LBU of African DX Safaris, Jay's trip to Botswana included fourteen days of operating from the Stevensford Game Reserve located on the Limpopo River in Botswana's Tuli Block, about 450 kilometers northeast of Johannesburg. Come learn what it takes to become a DXpeditioner, and share in the challenges and rewards of being on the other side of the pileups!

  3. Image of HF Radio
    Join the excitement in DXing and radio contesting!
    DXing for Everyone
    You don't have to have an antenna farm and a few kilowatts to chase DX or enter a weekend radio contest. Gary Schmidt W5ZL will cover the basics, including operating techniques, propagation tips, station design, antennas, QSL cards and the Logbook of the World, Internet and packet-based DX spotting, fun contests to get your DXing totals up, where to find contest rules and other resources on the Internet, and more! This is a great opportunity to supercharge your ham radio experience!


Friday Night Contesters Dinner

Back by popular demand, the Summerfest Friday Night Contesters Dinner will be at Jaime's Spanish Village. Jaime's Spanish Village has been serving Tex-Mex food in Austin since 1931. The dinner will be Friday night, August 3, at 7:00 PM. Dinner topics are sure to be interesting! The dinner will also serve as a fund raiser for the CTDXCC - when you chip in for your meal, be generous, any overage will go to the club treasury! Please RSVP to k5nz@aol.com if you plan to attend. We will have room for about 30. RSVP cut off date is July 20, as a deposit is required by the restaurant. The dinner is organized by K5PI, K5TR, and K5NZ!

Jaime's Spanish Village
802 Red River St
Austin, TX
Phone: (512) 476-5149

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