[CQ-Contest] Austin Summerfest DX & Contest Forum

Kenneth E. Harker kenharker at kenharker.com
Mon Jul 6 20:28:43 PDT 2009

Austin Summerfest DX and Contest Forum

The Central Texas DX and Contest Club (CTDXCC) (http://www.ctdxcc.org/) is 
proud to be the continuing sponsor of the DX and Contest Forum at Austin 
Summerfest (http://www.austinsummerfest.info/).  The 2009 Austin Summerfest 
is August 7th and 8th, at the Austin Airport Marriot South Hotel, 4415 South 
IH-35, Austin, Texas, 78744.  The DX and Contest Forum is will be from 
10 AM to noon on Saturday. This year, there's no conflict with the NAQP CW!


DX and Contest Forum Program

Contesting in Jamaica
  David Kopacz KY1V will be the first of two excellent speakers in this 
  year's Summerfest DX and Contest Forum.  A successful web hosting 
  entrepreneur and founder of UltraDX.com, David was honored as the 
  Dayton Hamvention Amateur of the Year in 2004 for his "Young Ham Contest 
  Program", which provides a once in a lifetime opportunity for up-and-coming 
  contesters from all over the world to participate as part of a multi-op 
  team from a big-time contest station in the Caribbean.  In partnership 
  with Krassimir Petkov K1LZ, David has built the 6Y1V world-class multi-op 
  station in Jamaica from which a number of contesting records have been set.

The K5D Desecheo Island DXpedition
  Our second speaker will be Mike Thomas NA5U, who was the project leader 
  for the recent wildly successful K5D Desescheo Island DXpedition.  Much 
  to our delight, Mike was also the chief photographer for the trip, and 
  will give us the benefit of the view through his lens.  K5D chalked up 
  an incredible 115,000 QSOs. We are honored to have Mike bring the 
  Desescheo story to Summerfest.
CW Pileup Competition

Win a Begali Graciella Jr!

CTDXCC will also host the Second Annual Summerfest CW Pileup Competition 
with some incredible prizes for the winners.  How's a Begali Graciella Jr 
paddle for a starter?  Other major prizes have been donated by WB0W.  For 
the first time anywhere, thanks to the software wizardry of our own Chuck 
Sanders NO5W, CTDXCC's Pileup Competition will be a spectator sport as 
well, with a real-time scoreboard on the big screen.  No long waits for 
the results or for an awards ceremony.  You won't want to miss competing - 
or just watching!

ARRL DXCC Card Checking

Ed Cox KE3D will be at Summerfest to check QSL cards, and will be setup 
at the CTDXCC information table, located near the other organization 
tables at the convention.  Please review the ARRL's requirements and 
procedure for Field Checking of QSL Cards before the convention.  Not 
all DXCC entities are eligible for field checking. 

Austin, Texas

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.  Enjoy AAA baseball?  The Round Rock Expresss of the 
Pacific League have home games every night that weekend.  Austin is 
the "Live Music Capital of the World", and the home to fantastic Tex-Mex 
and BBQ restaurants.  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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