Ken Harker WM5R
2007 Austin Summerfest

The 2007 Austin Summerfest amateur radio convention was held August 3-4, 2007 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel at IH-35 and Woodward Street in south Austin. I helped organize the DX and Contest Forum on behalf of the Central Texas DX and Contest Club.

These photos are copyright © 2007 Kenneth E. Harker. All rights reserved.

In the hallway between the two large ballrooms, various groups had display tables. This was the display for the local Amateur Radio Emergency Service group.
This was the display table for the American Radio Relay League, manned by ARRL West Gulf Division Director Coy Day N5OK.
Chuck Sanders NO5W (left) proselytizes on behalf of the Texas QSO Party to Craig Markley AD5YJ.
Volunteers at check-in. THe man in the red shirt is Joe Fisher III K5EJL.
The display table for the local amateur satellite enthusiasts.
Contester Bob Naumann W5OV was in the swapfest area selling SPE Expert 1K-FA Linear Amplifier from Array Solutions.
George Fremin III K5TR.
At the swapfest. Maybe a fifth of the tables were empty. I always find it amusing that people are buying and selling the grungiest of ancient radio gear in a room full of chandeliers.
Gary Schmidt W5ZL, Tim Duffy K3LR, and Ted Rapaport N9NB.
The team at the Flex-Radio Systems booth were debuting the FLEX-5000A model at Summerfest.
Gerald Youngblood K5SDR and Gary Schmidt W5ZL at the Flex-Radio Systems booth.
Tim Duffy K3LR was the keynote speaker of the DX and Contest Forum. Tim walked straight into the audience and engaged people directly.
Jay Sewell W5SL gave a presentation about his DXpedition to Botswana as A25SL.
Gary Schmidt W5ZL gave a presentation entitled "An introduction to DXing".

Last Updated 26 June 2020