Radio Fiesta 2020 – Was 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 was held on Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11, 2020. In addition to expanded number of dealer and flea market tables, there was a tailgate area on Saturday, a program of presentations, and amateur radio license testing.
This year the club used a new on-line application (Eventbrite) to sell vendor, flea market and admission tickets. The application allowed for streamlined check-in via the Eventbrite app on cell phones.
This was the 6th year that Radio Fiesta was located at the Schertz Civic Center. Cheer Leaders from Schertz High School sold hot coffee, hot dogs, breakfast tacos, chips and sodas along with an assortment of snacks.
Winners of Grand Prizes
1st.- Yaesu FT-450D 100W HF/6 Meter Base Station – N5IUT, Paul Guido
2nd. Yaesu FTM-100DR C4FM/FM 144/430MHz Mobile – W5CWP, Pape, Chester W
3rd.-Yaesu FT-70DR C4FM FDMA Handheld – KG5UBQ, Smitley Sr, Daniel W
There were nineteen other door prize winners between Friday and Saturday. There was over $1000.00 in donated door prizes by various vendors plus over a $1000.00 in the grand prizes purchased by the club.