Austin Summerfest is Coming – August 3-4 2012

This article was about the 2012 event and is now out dated. SEE THE 2013 Austin Summerfest Info here

Its once again time for the Summer Fest in Austin. This ham fest is like none other in the state! They offer different forums and classes on things such as Military radios and aircraft, Antenna building, DXing, Antique radios and Software Defined Radios (flex). Representatives from the ARRL and the TX-VHF Society will also be on hand. A short hop up to Austin is where all the fun happens!

When: August 3rd and 4th. Friday and Saturday (Friday from 6pm to 9pm and Saturday from 8am to 3:30)

Where: Austin Airport Marriott hotel on the south side of Austin.  It is at exit 228 (only 56 miles from I35 and 1604!)

Cost: $8 per person if paid in advance by July 25th. $10 at the door.

Here is a link to the Summer Fest web site:

Here is a link to the registration forms:

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 2012, including the ARRL Texas State Convention.  And as always, we also host the Summer Meeting of the Texas VHF-FM Society.
August 3rd and 4th – 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 3rd (registration 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM).  Indoor swapfest doors open at 6:00 PMand close at 9:00 PM with a special presentation on Antennas by Ward Silver N0AX from 7pm to 9pm.  On Saturday August 4th, 2012 (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 2012 Flyer , Chart of Events , and Event Descriptions .
Registration? Advance registration closes out July 25. Please use the form on Page 2 of the 2012 Flyer.  Registration at the door begins at5:00 PM on Friday, August 3rd. 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? Lunch Buffet ($10.00 inclusive per person) – Chicken Fried Steak, Meatloaf,  Seasonal Vegetables, Chef’s Choice of Dessert, Iced Tea and/or Water with Coffee  Service
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 $99 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.

Special Features of this event include:

AMSAT, ARES,  HSMM-MESH, SDR, Vintage Radio. ARRL Forum,FCC License Exams, DX and Contest Session,

Weather Session, ARES Session, Microwave Forum, Indoor Swapfest, Tailgate Swapfest, Crafts & Skills, QRP, A Special Friday Night presentation, and the Summer Meeting of TX VHF-FM Society.


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