2018 Special Event Station W5SFA

195th Anniversary of the  Founding of San Felipe de Austin  

W5SFA will again be operating from the San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site on Saturday, November 3 to commemorate the 195th Anniversary of the founding of Austin's Colony in Texas.

We plan to operate primarily on 20m and 40m SSB with a 500-Watt amplifier to hopefully overcome poor band conditions. Look for us around 7.240 and 14.240 Mhz. In addition, we plan to do some digital operations, including FT8 (version 1.9).  The digital operations may be on other bands.  We plan to operate between 9 am and 4 pm CST (1400 - 2100Z)

Also taking place that same weekend is the annual celebration of Stepen F. Austin's birthday with various activities, presentations and demonstrations.  The San Felipe de Austin State Historic site is located on FM 1458, 2.2 miles north of IH-10 exit 723.  Visitor center hours are from 9 am - 5 pm Tuesday - Sunday.  Admission is free.  Stop by for an eyeball QSO!

For a QSL Card:  Send a SASE to the following address:

W5SFA, c/o Roger Klein
PO Box 161
New Ulm, TX  78950


We will be uploading our logs to LoTW.