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Offline Andrew Yoder

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NASWA Winter SWL Fest
« on: February 18, 2013, 1434 UTC »
A lot of the people who report stations here are far from Philly, but just in case anyone is interested, this is the only shortwave conference in North America and run by the only shortwave club in North America that still publishes a hardcopy bulletin.

About the Fest
March 1–2, 2013, Doubletree Guest Suites, Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

The Winter SWL Fest is a conference of radio hobbyists of all stripes, from DC to daylight. Every year scores of hobbyists descend on the Philadelphia,  Pennsylvania suburbs for a weekend of camaraderie. The Fest is sponsored by NASWA, the North American Shortwave Association, but it covers much more than just shortwave; mediumwave (AM), scanning, satellite TV, and pirate broadcasting are among the other topics that the Fest covers. Whether you’ve been to every Fest (all 26, starting with the first year at the fabled Pink & Purple Room of the Fiesta Motor Inn) or this year’s will be your first, you’re sure to find a welcome from your fellow hobbyists.

For 2013, the Winter SWL Fest will have two days of sessions where you can learn about the latest developments in the radio listening hobbies, but there’s so much more going on. There’s a silent auction that takes place, where you’re bound to find something of interest. There’s the Hospitality Suite, where attendees partake of tuning oil and other treats and engage in spirited conversations. There is the closing Banquet, with after-dinner remarks by a luminary from the field, often one of the many broadcasters who attend the Fest, followed by the raffle, where you could win one or more of the dozens of prizes, ranging from pens from stations up to top-notch communications receivers. And of course, the infamous midnight ride of Pancho Villa that closes things out every year.

Fest registration information:

If you wish to download and print the registration form and mail it in, you’ll find it here. Note the new mailing address for 2013!

If you wish to register online and pay with Paypal, you’ll find that page here.

Hotel reservation information:

You can reserve a room at the special $97 Fest rate using this link.  IMPORTANT — this steeply discounted rate is only available until February 12th — after that, the room rate may be much higher.

Your hosts, Richard Cuff and John Figliozzi, work throughout the year to ensure that attendees have a great time over the weekend, and by all accounts, they succeed stunningly. How else could this event have lasted for 26 years (egad) and draw people from around the world to southeastern Pennsylvania? Won’t you join us?
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