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.


I regret to inform the membership that we have cancelled the 2021 W5 FOC gathering planned for the last weekend in April.  While we were hopeful the pandemic would be under control and a vaccine widely available by then that seems unlikely. A group of mostly older men and women spending the weekend socializing in a hotel just doesn't seem wise at this point. Hopefully we can resume our annual meeting in 2022.

Meanwhile we are planning an on the air event around the weekend we would have held the W5 FOC gathering. We plan for as many of our USA 5th call area members to be on the air and to also activate all the 5FOC suffix club calls. It will be an opportunity to renew acquaintances on the air since we won't be able to do so in person. More information will be provided once the details are worked out.

Marv N5AW

2021 W5 FOC coordinator


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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