[CQ-Contest] Austin Summerfest DX & Contest Forum

Kenneth E. Harker kenharker at kenharker.com
Tue Jun 24 14:15:31 EDT 2008

Austin Summerfest DX and Contest Forum Program Announcement

     The Central Texas DX & Contest Club (CTDXCC) is proud to be the 
continuing sponsor of the DX and Contest Forum at Austin Summerfest. 
The 2008 Austin Summerfest is August 1st and 2nd, at the Wyndham Garden 
Hotel, 3401 South IH-35 (@ Woodward Street), Austin, Texas, 78741. 
The DX and Contest Forum is scheduled to be from 10 AM to noon on 
Saturday, with two great guest speakers:

DXpeditioning in India

     Sarla Sharma VU2SWS is one of India's most active DXpeditioners. She 
     has been a member of the AT0BI, AT0RI, and AT0AI IOTA DXpeditions and 
     the 2006 VU7LD Dxpedition to Lakshadweep. Presenting documentary 
     photos and video from the VU7LD DXpedition, Sarla will talk about 
     the challenges and rewards of serious amateur radio operating 
     from difficult and remote island locations in south Asia. Sarla is 
     the Vice President and IARU Liaison Officer of the Amateur Radio 
     Society of India.

Software Defined Radios, the CW Skimmer, and the Future of CW Operating

     Bob Wilson N6TV will be addressing one of the most timely and 
     controversial developments in amateur radio contesting and DXing. 
     Come learn more about the capabilities of software defined radios 
     and the advanced software that can decode hundreds of on-air 
     signals at once. Bob has extensive hands-on experience with the 
     latest hardware and software, including practical considerations 
     for competitive stations. Bob is a former president and active 
     member of the Northern California Contest Club and has twice 
     represented the USA in the World Radiosport Team Championships. 
     You don't want to miss this!

Austin Summerfest is supported by the Austin Amateur Radio Club and the 
Austin Repeater Organization.  This year, Austin Summerfest is also the 
ARRL Texas State Convention.  Advanced registration for Austin Summerfest 
is open through July 23, but you can also register at the event.  For 
more information, see:


For more information about the Central Texas DX & Contest Club, and 
the DX and Contest Forum at Summerfest, see:


Austin is great place to visit, with many family-friendly activities 
including the Texas State History Museum, the Zilker Botanical Gardens, 
Barton Springs Pool, and the nightly emergence of as many as a million 
Mexican free-tail bats from underneath the Ann Richards Congress Avenue 
bridge downtown.  Austin is also the Live Music Capital of the World.  
For more information on Austin as a tourist destination for the whole
family, see: 


Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
kenharker at kenharker.com

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