FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 20, 2023 from Dick, K5AND and Jimmy, W6JKV
SAVE THE DATE:
2023 6M Reunion BBQ, September 29-30 in Austin, TX
YOU ARE INVITED TO THE REUNION W6JKV/K5AND 6M BBQ
SEPTEMBER 29-30, 2023, IN AUSTIN, TX
Please join Jimmy and Dick for another great opportunity to BS about Cycle 25, talk about dxpeditions, equipment, antennas and meet hams and their spouses from all over the world who love 6m, white noise, EME, hear presentations on relevant topics, and see demos of really cool equipment. It’s also a great chance to meet and learn about technologies that are changing our hobby from the people involved in making it happen.
This year marks the 27th time that hams from all over the world and 35 states will gather together to eat TexMex, BBQ, drink margaritas and talk about 6m & our great hobby.
The event will be at Jimmy and Drew’s ranch in Bee Cave, at 10915 FM2244.
For those not familiar with Austin, it is the “live music capital of the US”, featuring blues, rock, country, and folk. It is second to Silicon Valley in high tech, has Tesla headquartered here, is hilly and has beautiful lakes nearby. It can get pretty warm here, and we have an outstanding assortment of bats, insects, snakes and other varmints. Here’s an excellent site that ‘splains a lot more about the Hill Country: https://www.traveltexas.com/cities-and-regions/hill-country/. For those RVing it, here’s a couple links which may be helpful:
The website is now up as a work in progress: https://w6jkvk5andbbq.com/; more news will be added over the next few months. We have selected the La Quinta Hotel in Lakeway as our main hotel, and special rates are available for the BBQ attendees. More info available on our website.
For those arriving early, there will be an on your own dinner on Thursday nite at a local restaurant (to be announced later), so please let me know if you’d like to be included.
Friday: official kick off is lunch at 1130, but coffee and donuts (and margaritas) will be available that morning for early birds. There will be coffee, water, soda, beer, popcorn, Blue Bell ice cream cups, and non-stop margaritas. Sandwiches will be offered for lunch to alleviate parking and re-parking. Exhibitors will have their equipment set up by noon so you can go one on one with them. TexMex dinner will be at 5:30.
Saturday: women who have signed up will gather at the La Quinta Lakeway at 0830 to get on a bus for an all-day excursion including lunch. The women will be returned to the La Quinta about 3p. Carpool to Jimmy’s by 4:30p (10min drive). Questions and comments about the women’s event should be addressed to Kathie (email@example.com).
Tech talks will begin at 0900 on the pavilion.
Once again, sandwiches will be provided for lunch.
Tech talks resume after lunch and will run thru 4p.
BBQ supper will be served at 5.
The TexMex meal will be $20 and BBQ will be $25. Lunches, water, coffee, soda, beer, popcorn, ice cream, and margaritas are FREE.
The women’s event, Touring Austin Highlights, including the bus and lunch, will be $30.
MOST IMPORTANT: EVERYONE PLANNING TO ATTEND MUST RSVP TO DICK: (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SPOUSES WHO WANT TO GO ON THE EXCURSION MUST RSVP TO KATHIE: (email@example.com).
Please send your payments to Dick (firstname.lastname@example.org). Checks, Zelle, PayPal, & Venmo will work.
Dick will need your RSVP and payment by September 1 in order to lock in food quantities and server requirements. Please help us serve you better thru timely communications. Remember …
your paid RSVP is how we keep score for food, seating, parking, etc.
If you are an exhibitor planning to show equipment, please coordinate your needs with Dick.
If you are a Tech Talk presenter, again please coordinate with Dick.
73 for now and see y’all in September!