Boxboro Convention to Feature Amateur Radio Exposition For Young People

The 2018 Boxboro! ARRL New England  Division is pleased to announce that the Nashua Area Radio Society (NARS) will be presenting an Amateur Radio Exposition for Young People on September 8-9, 2018. This exposition will include many hands-on activities, videos, and displays about amateur radio and wireless communications, including: Software Defined Radios …

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2018 Boxboro! Program Schedule Announced

The 2018 Boxboro! New England ARRL Division Convention has released its program schedule of forums, meetings and presentations on September 7-9, 2018.  “We’ll feature a wide variety of technical and non-technical talks and presentations throughout the weekend,” said Phil Temples, K9HI, Boxboro Program Chair. “Everything from: SKYWARN Training, AMSAT and …

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Be A Boxboro Volunteer!

Are you planning to attend the Boxboro ARRL New England Division Convention on September 7-9, 2018? Volunteers play a crucial role in making the convention possible. Help your fellow hams, and have a fun time doing it. Convention volunteers working for a two or more hour slot receive a voucher …

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2018 Boxboro! Call For Speakers

Don’t just attend Boxboro 2018—BE A PART OF IT! The Boxboro Committee seeks fresh and exciting presentations for this year’s ARRL New England Division Convention, September 7-9, 2018. We’re looking for talks of both a technical and non-technical nature. As a Boxboro speaker, you will have the opportunity to share …

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JOIN US AT THE ARRL CONVENTION – BOXBORO MA SEPTEMBER 8 – 10

The ARRL New England convention will be held Friday through Sunday September 8 – 10 in Boxboro MA.

While we have not planned a table this year, there will be a “Meet and Greet” get-together at 1:00 PM Saturday September 9 in the Board Room for all traffic handlers and anyone interested in the handling of formal message traffic.  Meet traffic handlers from all over New England and have an opportunity to talk about your questions and concerns regarding NTS, traffic nets and message handling in general.  Hope to see you there.

73, Marcia KW1U, STM East and West Mass

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Boxboro 2017 Tickets Now On Sale

Boxboro/New England Division Convention logoBob Di Mattia, K1IW writes:

Hello All,

Just a quick note that we have opened ticketing on the Boxboro website. Boxboro! The ARRL New England Convention is held annually at the Boxboro Regency, just of I-495, in Boxborough, Mass.

This year, the convention is on September 8, 9, and 10. Friday the 8th is special forum day with emergency management, SKYWARN, and other special-topic forums. Friday wraps up with the DXCC/Contesting dinner where this year our speaker is Jeff Briggs, K1ZM. He will be telling us all about the 7O6T DXpedition to Yemen.

The convention gets into full swing on Saturday and Sunday when the exhibit hall and flea is open, along with an excellent set of forums, VE exams, License-is-a-Day, and other goodies.

Our Saturday Grand Banquet features Paul Stoerzer, N8HM, of AMSAT. He has racked up all sorts of awards based on a small apartment-based station and will be letting on about his tricks or the trade.

Learn more about the convention, and purchase general admission, flea spaces and banquet tickets at http://www.boxboro.org.

General admission tickets (only) are also available at Ham Radio Outlet in Salem, NH, and at Electronics Plus! in Littleton, MA.

73,
Bob – K1IW
Boxboro 2017! Publicity Chair

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ARRL New England Division Convention, Call for Speakers

Boxboro logoDon’t just attend Boxboro 2017—BE A PART OF IT! The Boxboro Committee seeks fresh and exciting presentations for this year’s ARRL New England Division Convention, September 8-10, 2017. We’re looking for talks of both a technical and non-technical nature. As a Boxboro speaker, you will have the opportunity to share your subject and knowledge with Amateur Radio operators from around New England, surrounding states, and Canada.

In addition to forums throughout the day Saturday, we will feature Saturday evening entertainment, workshops on Friday, and a half-day Sunday program.

If you represent a regional club or organization (e.g. YCCC, NEQRP, WRONE, MARS, etc.) we can help facilitate open forums or closed meetings by providing you a meeting space.

Groups who wish to set up information tables should get your requests in early. While the tables are offered without charge, we ask for some volunteer time in return to assist us with ticket sales and other logistics during the convention.

To register as a presenter, please go to http://boxboro.org/forums-and-classes or email or call us if you have additional questions.

We look forward to meeting all of you at the convention.

73,

Phil Temples, K9HI
Program Chair
Boxboro! ARRL New England Division Convention
k9hi@boxboro.org

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NTS PRESENCE AT BOXBORO CONVENTION SEPTEMBER 10-11

The 2016 New England Division ARRL convention is being held September 9-11 at the Sheraton Boxboro in Boxboro MA.  In 2015 NTS had a table in the exhibit hall where folks could stop by and greet friends or get information on message handling and traffic nets in the area.  We will again have a table this year and you are invited to stop by and say hello.  If any traffic handlers have some time we would welcome you to help man this table during Saturday and Sunday.

This year we will also have an NTS forum scheduled at 11 AM Saturday morning.  Check the schedule for room location and come join us to meet friends, ask questions, learn more about NTS and message handling.

Marcia KW1U

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Volunteers Sought for Boxboro Convention, Sept. 9-11, 2016

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Boxboro Convention Volunteer Chair Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ writes:

Please forward this information to the members of your club.

The ARRL New England Convention will be held in Boxboro, MA on September 9, 10, and 11, 2016. We are looking for a large number of volunteers and are asking for your help.

Volunteers are asked to work a 2-hour shift, and will receive a voucher for a free lunch (maximum: $10 value). Jobs involve a minimum of physical activity, mostly long periods of sitting. Some jobs are outdoors, while others are indoors.

These are the times where volunteers are needed:

  • Friday: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Saturday: 7:00 AM – 5:30 PM, and also 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Sunday: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM

If you can help, please indicate the times that you are available, and if you are available to work for more than one shift.

Please reply directly to Andy (KB1OIQ): kb1oiq@arrl.net or kb1oiq@mval.net.

Thanks, and 73,

Andy

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NESMC Annual Membership Meeting, Boxboro, Sept. 10, 2016

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Bob DeMattia, K1IW writes:

[The New England Spectrum Management Council] will be holding its 2016 annual membership meeting at the New England Division ARRL Convention (‘Boxboro!’) on September 10, 2016. This is at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough, Massachusetts. The exact room and time will be made available when we have it.

We will be holding our biannual elections at this meeting. Nominations are being accepted for the positions of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and the eight directors (two in each ARRL section: EMA, WMA, ME, NH, and RI).

Our current secretary and treasurer have both indicated they will not be seeking re-election, so the need for nominations for these two positions is critical.

Please send any nominations to contact@nesmc.org.

Tickets to the convention and its activities can be found on the convention website, http://www.boxboro.org. A general admission ticket is required to visit the convention exhibit area, flea market, and most forums. It will not be required if you are only attending the NESMC meeting.

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CALL FOR SPEAKERS – BOXBORO – SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2016

CALL FOR SPEAKERS – BOXBORO – SEPTEMBER 9-11, 2016

Don’t just attend Boxboro 2016—BE A PART OF IT!  The Boxboro Committee seeks fresh and exciting presentations for this year’s ARRL New England Division Convention.  (Note the new date!) As a Boxboro speaker, you will have the opportunity to share your subject and knowledge with Amateur Radio operators from around New England, surrounding states, and Canada.

Last year’s program included top-notch presentations of both a technical, as well as non-technical nature. This year, we will feature workshops on Friday, a Saturday morning keynote address, and an enhanced Sunday program schedule. It’s our hope that Convention attendees will attend the many activities spanning the three-day event.

If you represent a regional club or organization (e.g. YCCC, NEQRP, WRONE, MARS, etc.) we can help facilitate open forums or closed meetings by providing you a meeting space.

Groups who wish to set up information booths should get your requests in early. While the information booths are offered without charge, we ask for some volunteer time in return to assist us with ticket sales and other logistics during the convention.

To register as a presenter, please visit https://goo.gl/Nrwu1g and complete the online form. For the latest information on Boxboro 2016! please visit http://www.boxboro.org, or email or call us if you have additional questions. We look forward to meeting all of you at the convention!

73,

Phil Temples, K9HI

Program Committee Chair,

ARRL New England Division Convention

k9hi@boxboro.org

Tel: 617-331-0183

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Boxboro Hamfest/New England ARRL Division Convention 2012 Features ARES/RACES/SKYWARN Booth/Presentations

Hello to all..

The Boxboro Hamfest and New England ARRL Division Convention will be held Friday August 24th-26th, 2012 at the Holiday Inn in Boxboro Massachusetts. General information on the Hamfest/Convention including the complete forum program, schedule, dinners, vendors and other events can be seen via the following link:

http://www.boxboro.org

There will be a RACES/ARES/SKYWARN booth at the Boxboro Hamfest/New England Division Convention staffed by Eastern Massachusetts ARES, RACES, SKYWARN personnel who can answer questions on the various EMCOMM programs in Massachusetts and direct folks within the New England Division to resources within their section. Please stop by and visit the booth during the convention/hamfest. Sign-ups for ARES and SKYWARN and various email lists will be taken at the booth throughout the convention timeframe. Additional booths by other organizations will be present and see boxboro.org for more information.

The Hamfest and New England Division Convention will feature the following in regards to SKYWARN/ARES/RACES/MARS/EMCOMM related items:

-SKYWARN Training on Friday August 24th, 2012 from 1-4 PM in the Cotillion Room at the Holiday Inn in Boxboro. The session is open to anyone wishing to receive SKYWARN training and will count for full training class credit.

Emergency Communications/SKYWARN Presentations on Saturday August 25th, 2012 in the Seminar Conference Room:

-MA Interoperable Program Mike Neilsen – W1MPN from 9 AM-10 AM

-9/11 – A 10 Year Retrospective Steve Schwarm – W3EVE from 10 AM-11 AM

-SKYWARN Overview presented by Rob Macedo-KD1CY from 11 AM-Noon.

-ARES SEC (Section Emergency Coordinator) Forum moderated/presented by Rob Macedo-KD1CY with representation from various ARES Section Emergency Coordinators and their designees Noon-1 PM.

It is also noted that at the Boxboro Banquet on Saturday Evening August 25th, Connecticut TV Meteorologist Geoff Fox-K1GF will be the guest speaker.

Emeregency Communications Presentations on Sunday August 26th, 2012:

-Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines MARS Joint Meeting moderated by Bob Veth-K1RJV/NNN0FCC in the Cotillion Conference Room from 10 AM-Noon. Open to all Amateur Radio Operators

Once again, a complete forum schedule, vendors and other information on the Boxboro Hamfest/New England Division Convention are available via their web site at http://www.boxboro.org

We look forward to seeing many folks at the convention!

Respectfully Submitted,

Robert Macedo (KD1CY)
ARES SKYWARN Coordinator
Eastern Massachusetts ARES Section Emergency Coordinator     
Home Phone #: (508) 994-1875 (After 6 PM)
Home/Data #: (508) 997-4503 (After 6 PM)
Work Phone #: 508-346-2929 (8 AM-5 PM)
Email Address: rmacedo@rcn.com
http://ares.ema.arrl.org
http://www.wx1box.org

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