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The W5 Dinner


Register for the W5 Dinner on the dinner's web site:  http://ac4ca.us/w5foc/index.htm


This social event is held every year during March or April and is the first FOC social event of the year.  It is open to members and their guests. The 2015 dinner was held in Layfayette, LA April 10-12.

The 2017 W5 FOC weekend will be held in Fredericksburg, Texas April 27, 28, 29 and 30.

Things will kick off on Thursday evening the 27th with a dinner for early arrivals. We will have a fun filled set of events Friday and Saturday topped off by a dinner at one of the local vineyards on Saturday evening. This is the weekend following the Visalia DX Convention which some of our overseas members often attend. If you are one of those, plan to stay an extra week and come to Fredericksburg! 

Our hotel will be The Inn on Barons Creek. It is only a short walk from shopping, dining, and two unique museums. While a bit more expensive than past locations I think you will find it is worth the price. And by the way for those who want to stay longer the rates are much lower Sunday through Thursday nights. We have blocked 50 rooms and though it is almost a year off, it's not too early to reserve a room to make sure you have a spot. Our reduced price is only available by calling the hotel at 830 990 9202 and mentioning you are with the FOC group (Overseas members - if this is a problem email n5aw@arrl.net and Marv will try to help).

Don't make online reservations - we have better rates; $119/night (plus taxes) for Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday nights and $189 for Friday and Saturday!

Fredericksburg is a popular vacation spot for very good reasons - museums, vineyards, art, unique history, national and state parks.  In addition to all the local attractions April is the season for beautiful wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country. Take a look at this link and you will see why this area us so popular!

For anyone flying in, the nearest major airports are Austin (84 miles) and San Antonio (68 miles).


Marv N5AW n5aw@arrl.net

Benny K5KV  k5kvm5@gmail.com

John AC4CA john@ac4ca.us

Fred K5FP  fred.k5fp@gmail.com

The 2015 dinner was in Austin, TX.

Photos by WB6BEE/2.

       
 WB6BEE, N4TY, AC5K  NA5G, K5LY & XYLs  K5NA, K5XK  K5LY, N5AN
Photos by WB6BEE/2



The 2014 dinner, hosted by K1JD and KT5X, was held in Santa Fe, NM.

Photos below by N5AN and WB6BEE/2


WB6BEE, K5ALU and W7GKF visiting the W8ZR superstation
W4MQC and daughter Meredith
N5RW, K6RB, N5AM, KT5X and K6ZB out for a little Summits on the Air hike
N5AN, the photographer caught by the photographer (WB6BEE/2)
KR3E operating W5FOC
The Californians, K8RD and K6RB (N3BB and W0JX seated)
Our hosts, K1JD and KT5X
AK5X with his raffle prize
KZ5D and KT5X (a rare, hatless shot)
9 photo(s) Updated on: 10 Jul 2014
  • WB6BEE, K5ALU and W7GKF visiting the W8ZR superstation
  • W4MQC and daughter Meredith
  • N5RW, K6RB, N5AM, KT5X and K6ZB out for a little Summits on the Air hike
  • N5AN, the photographer caught by the photographer (WB6BEE/2)
  • KR3E operating W5FOC
  • The Californians, K8RD and K6RB (N3BB and W0JX seated)
  • Our hosts, K1JD and KT5X
  • AK5X with his raffle prize
  • KZ5D and KT5X (a rare, hatless shot)

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