First Class CW Operators' Club


The W5 Dinner

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 2019 dinner will be held April 5 - 7, 2019 in Lafayette, LA

Hotel:  Homewood Suites by Hilton--All rooms are suites. Convention rate is $112 per night that includes breakfast.

Hotel Reservation link: Must identify W5FOC Weekend

Contact info for registration: 

Highlights: Saturday night event takes a new twist. Instead of a formal banquet, N5AN has graciously offered to host a Seafood Extravangaza at his QTH. This will be a completely casual event that will allow guests to mingle more and enjoy delicious Cajun fried seafood whenever they get hungry.

Many new tourism opportunities are available. Details to be posted on K5FOC page on

The 2018 dinner was held in Santa Fe, NM.

The 2017 W5 FOC weekend was held in Fredericksburg, Texas.

The 2016 dinner was held in Dallas, TX

The 2015 dinner was in Austin, TX.

Photos by WB6BEE/2.

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)
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AK5X with his raffle prize

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