The 30th Annual Austin Summerfest designated as the 2013 West Gulf Division Texas State Convention will be held on August 2nd and 3rd. The Summerfest organizers are pleased to announce that their location has changed and this year’s event is being hosted at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 6121 N IH 35, Austin, TX 78752.
The Keynote Speaker at the ARRL Forum will be the ever popular Riley Hollingsworth, K4ZDH and there is just no telling what topics he will touch on this year! Riley always speaks to a packed crowd so be sure to get to the ARRL Forum early for a seat! Mr. Hollingsworth is the retired Special Counsel for the Spectrum Enforcement Division of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau.
Pre-registrations must be postmarked by July 24th to save $2 on admissions. General admission at the door will be $10. This year’s Grand Prize is a Yaesu FT-857D and the Featured Prize is a Yaesu FT-7900R. A special Bonus Prize (and also the Pre-Registration Prize) is a Yaesu FT-60R. With each registration, you receive one (1) ticket that is good for all of the prizes. Additionally, for every qualifying room night that you spend at the Crowne Plaza, you will receive an additional five (5) bonus tickets (up to a total of 10). You may also purchase additional prize tickets at the door for $1 each.
You are encouraged to make your reservations now at the Crowne Plaza now. Call the CROWNE PLAZA
AUSTIN at (512) 323-5466 and ask for the Reservations Desk. State that you are coming to the Austin Summerfest Convention and you want the convention rate of $99 per room-night. This rate is still offered from 3 days prior to the convention through three days after the end of it. If you have problems with the hotel that they cannot
resolve for you, call Kees Talen at (512) 258-4282. He is the Austin Summerfest liaison with the hotel management and he will straighten things out.
Director Woolweaver and Vice Director Stratton will look forward to seeing everyone at the Austin Summerfest. Please stop by the booth and say hello!