Radio Fiesta 2018
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 2018 is scheduled for Saturday, January 13, 2018, with setup for dealers and flea market participants on the afternoon and evening before. The operating hours will be 8:00 a. m. to 2:00 p. m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018. In addition to dealer and flea market tables, there will be a tailgate area, a program of presentations, and at 12:00 p. m. amateur radio license testing.Vendor Information
Letters to dealers have been sent out. Copy above. When the general flyer is released in November 2018, this website will be updated with event information, visitor information, and a downloadable copy of the flyer.
Radio Fiesta 2017
Radio Fiesta 2017 was a great success for the San Antonio Radio Club and the many participants. This was an ARRL Affiliated Event that was held in the Schertz Convention Center in Schertz, Texas, on the northeast side of the Greater San Antonio Metropolitan Area.
The number one fact: Radio Fiesta 2017 sold out of dealer and flea market tables the day before it opened on January 14, 2017.
Setup started the afternoon before at 4:00 p. m. and ran into the night. It then finished the next morning between 6:30 a. m. and 8:00 a. m.
Check-In Station for Dealers and Flea Market Hams
Meeting Old Friends at Setup
Ready to Start!
By 8:00 a. m., everyone was moved in and the main hall with dealer tables and the flea market was opened.
Manned and Ready
Main Hall is getting busy.
General Admission table also provided information.
Main Hall is busy.
Main Hall still busy.
The very 1st Door Prize Winner!
The weather got better later in the Tailgate area, but it is active even while marginal.
No let up in the Main Hall.
Throughout the morning, Radio Fiesta 2017 was busy. In addition to activities in the Main Hall and in the Tailgate area, there were presentations as a part of the program in two separate spaces. ARRL had a table in the foyer area across from the General Admission table and just beyond them was the DX Card Check table. For the weary, there was a break area. The Samuel Clemens Cheer Booster was providing refreshments in a mix that changed as the day wore on.
Just before noon, Volunteer Examiners went down to the Schertz Library where they set up and conducted amateur radio license testing.
At 1:00 p. m., the Raffle Drawing was conducted. The first prize was an Alinco DX-SR8T 100W All Mode HF (160m to 10m) Transceiver. The second prize was a Yaesu FTM-3100 65W 144MHz FM Mobile Transceiver. There were two third prize Baofeng UV-5RT Hand Held Dual-Band [2M VHF, 70CM UHF] Transceivers.