[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
Kenneth E. Harker WM5R
kenharker at kenharker.com
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