Austin Summerfest 2011 – This Weekend

Continuing a Ham tradition!

Once again it’s time for fun in the sun in central Texas as we make the Capital City the place to be in the middle of the Texas summer.  Come and enjoy old friends, the swapfest, and all the events at Austin Summerfest 2011, including the ARRL Texas State Convention.  And as always, we also host the Summer Meeting of the Texas VHF-FM Society.
August 5th and 6th – Friday 6:00-9:00 PM & Saturday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Same location as last year – Austin Marriott Airport South at 4415 South IH 35
Note: The 146.940 repeater requires a 107.2 input PL tone.

What Is It? Convention, presentations, and meetings, including civic, technical, and crafts events, and discussions, prizes, exams, and swapfests for amateur-radio operators, aspirants, dealers, and their families.
Where Is It? At the Austin Airport Marriott South, 4415 South IH-35 (Northbound access road, just South of the IH-35/Ben White Blvd.intersection). Please visit the DIRECTIONS page for more detailed instructions, including hints for GPS use.
When Is It? Friday August 5th (registration5:00 PM-9:00 PM). Indoor swapfest doors open at6:00 PMand close at 9:00 PM. On Saturday August 6th, 2009 (8:00 AM with swapping until 3:30 PM and dealers and sessions until4:30 PM).
How Much? $8.00 per person for advance registration, or $10.00 per person at the door.
What Prizes? Door prize drawings on Saturday until Noon. Final prizes at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. MORE…
Facilities? Meetings and accommodations – check out the 2011 Flyer , Chart of Events , and Event Descriptions .
Registration? Advance registration closes out July 27.Please use the form on Page 3 of the 2011 Flyer. Registration at the door begins at5:00 PM on Friday, August 5th. Swapfest at 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday and from 8:00 AM to 3:30 and dealers and sessions until4:30 PM on Saturday. A full range of activities on Saturday.
Saturday Lunch? Chicken fried steak, Meatloaf, Seasonal Vegetables, Mashed Potatoes, Chef’s Choice dessert and Iced Tea & Coffee for $10 inclusive as a buffet and will be available from 11am to 2PM.
Hotel Accommodations? Enjoy the facilities of the Austin Airport Marriott South, or its sister facility in the same complex, the SpringHill Suites Austin South. If you’re visiting Austin, please consider staying at one of these hotelsfor the special Convention rate of $89 per room night. (As a bonus, the SpringHill Suites serve a complimentary continental breakfast.) Showing support for our hotels helps to ensure that we can continue to stage our Convention in highquality surroundings.

We still need to get as many hotel reservations under the Austin Summerfest name as we can.  Now, call only the local hotel telephone number at (512) 441-7900 and ask for the local reservation desk. Try to make a reservation at the Austin Summerfest rate of $89.00. If they won’t give it to you or you get transferred to the national reservations people and they tell you that no rooms are available, call Kees Talen at (512) 258-4282 and tell him about your problem in making a reservation. We still have a big interest in getting more reservations under our name and room rate.


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