Radio Fiesta 2020 – Now a 2 day event
A long time tradition in San Antonio is the San Antonio Radio Club’s annual Radio Fiesta. This event brings together amateur radio operators, vendors, and those interested in the hobby for a day of exploration, testing, and informational sessions.
Radio Fiesta 2020 is scheduled for Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11, 2020, with setup for dealers and flea market participants on the afternoon and evening before. The operating hours will be 12:00 – 4:00 pm Friday and 8:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. on Saturday, January 11, 2020. In addition to expanded number of dealer and flea market tables, there will be a tailgate area on Saturday, a program of presentations, and amateur radio license testing.
Radio Fiesta 2019
San Antonio Radio Club held its annual Radio Fiesta on January 13th at the Schertz Civic Center. The Event featured ham fest sale tables, classes, VE testing, a snack bar and door prizes. This was the first event of our centennial year.
More people passed through the exhibit hall and tailgate sale than we have ever recorded.. Tables sold out early this year and we had to scramble to install additional tables to fulfill our orders. Some vendors occupied tables in the hallways surrounding the exhibit center.
JC Smith N5RXS, chair of the Radio Fiesta for 2019, said the number of vendors exceeded past year’s events.
JC N5RXS said that total attendance at this year’s event topped the charts, it was another record for our annual fiesta. He added that administration was smooth and he was happy with the staff of club members who worked the show.
This was the 5thyear that Radio Fiesta was located at the Schertz Civic Center. Cheer Leaders from Schertz High School sold hot dogs, chicken strips with gravy, chips and sodas.