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.


2022 W5 FOC Gathering – April 28 -May 1 in Fredericksburg, Texas

After having to cancel the 2020 and 2021 W5 FOC gatherings due to Covid it is time to get together again! We are looking forward to seeing many of our FOC friends and their spouses the last weekend in April at the Inn on Barons Creek in Fredericksburg, Texas. This is the same location where we met in 2017.

You can make reservations at the W5FOC group rate by calling the hotel at 830 990 9202. If you are unsure of your plans don’t be reluctant to make a reservation as you can cancel up to 48 hours before your first night. Rates are $194 for Friday and Saturday and $119 for other nights. Fredericksburg is a popular tourist destination.

Check out their website at: Of particular interest is the world class National Museum of the Pacific War which is only two blocks from our hotel. Nearest major airports are Austin and San Antonio.

Details on group activities, plus an early arrival dinner Thursday night, our big banquet Saturday evening, and a members meeting Sunday morning, can be found on the official W5 weekend website:

Marv N5AW email: or Cell phone: 512 779 3730


The 2021 dinner was canceled due to COVID-19.

The 2020 dinner was canceled due to COVID-19.

The 2019 dinner was held Lafayette, LA

The 2018 dinner was held in Santa Fe, NM.

The 2017 dinner 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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N5AN, the photographer caught by the photographer (WB6BEE/2)

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