QSL Bureau Services at Northeast HamExposition @ Boxboro, September 7-8, 2019

Eric Wililams, KV1J, writes on the YCCC mailing list: Next weekend [September 7-8, 2019] we have a QSL Bureau booth at the HamXposition/Boxboro show. Our booth will be next to the ARRL booth. You can fund your Bureau account and get answers to your questions about the Bureau. We will be accepting cards for the ARRL Outgoing Bureau at the booth. Please see the instructions on the ARRL web for sending your cards and the fee structures.   There is also a simple form to submit with your cards found on the ARRL web. Fee payments can be done by check …

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Dayton Hamvention Radio Club of the Year to Hold Ham Bootcamp at New England Convention

From ARRL Web: “The Nashua (New Hampshire) Area Radio Society (NARS) will conduct a free Ham Bootcamp at the ARRL New England Division Convention next month to encourage and assist new and inexperienced radio amateurs in becoming more active and engaged in the various facets of ham radio. NARS, the Dayton Hamvention® Club of the Year for 2019, operated a guest exhibit for ARRL at this year’s show. It will also sponsor a Ham Expo for Young People at the New England Division Convention, with hands-on activities, videos, and displays about Amateur Radio and wireless communication.” [Full story]

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Northeast HamXposition @Boxboro 2019 Forum Schedule Now Online

Bob DeMattia, K1IW, writes: The forum schedule for the Northeast HamXposition @Boxboro! 2019 is now available on our website.  On it you will find a wide variety of topics – everything from antique radio to the newest technology.   There are technical presentations and speakers that will tell you about all sorts of ham activities. All new for this year is “Ham Bootcamp.”  Just got your license, or know someone who just got theirs and doesn’t know what to do with it?  Join the bootcamp and join the fun! Another new addition this year is Sunday morning music band and brunch.  …

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ARRL Volunteer Exams at Northeast HamXposition, September 7-8, 2019

Three volunteer exam sessions will be conducted by an ARRL VEC-accredited team at the Northeast HamXposition (“Boxboro”) at the following times: Saturday, September 7, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Saturday, September 7, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM Sunday,  September 8, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM All sessions will be held in the Deck Room of the Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center (Formerly the Boxboro Holiday Inn), 242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA 01719, Phone: 978-263-8701.  No pre-registration is required. For more information, visit https://hamxposition.org/get-licensed.

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Dan Barstow, KA1ARD, Keynote Speaker at Northeast HamXposition, September 7, 2019

Dan Barstow, KA1ARD, will be the featured keynote speaker at the Northeast HamXposition @ Boxboro’s Saturday Grand Banquet September 7, 2019. Barstow is Senior Education Manager for the International Space Station National Lab. In this role, he supports large-scale use of the ISS by students, teachers and the public. He does this work through the Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and the Space Station Explorers program. Dan has a long-term interest in ham radio and its space connections. Through Space Station Explorers, he supports the Amateur Radio on the ISS (ARISS) program to connect students with astronauts, and has developed …

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Tech-In-A-Day™ Review Session at Northeast HamXposition, September 7, 2019

The New England Division Convention / Northeast HamXposition @ Boxboro will again feature a Tech-in-a-Day™ review session, sponsored by instructors from the   Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association. The day-long technician study course will be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 9 AM to 5 PM. After the end of the class, there will be a special VE Exam for course attendees. There is a small fee to cover course materials, along with an FCC established $15 exam fee. If you wish to participate, please preregister for the class using this online signup form. For more information about the Tech-in-a-Day™ program …

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Amateur Radio Exposition for Young People, Northeast HamXposition @Boxboro, September 7-8, 2019

The Nashua Area Radio Society (NARS), will be presenting an Amateur Radio Exposition for Young People on September 7-8, 2019 at the Northeast HamXposition  @Boxboro. This exposition will include many hands-on activities, videos, and displays about amateur radio and wireless communications, including: Software Defined Radios High-Altitude Balloons Portable and Mobile stations Emergency Communications Fox-hunting The Amateur Radio Exposition for Young People will be located along the rear wall of the Exhibitor Hall. [Complete details]

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HamXposition @Boxboro, Online Ticketing Open

Bob De Mattia, K1IW, writes:   The doors are open on our online ticketing system.  Please visit our website to find out more about our [September 6-8,] 2019 program and to purchase your general admission, flea market vendor, and Friday and Saturday dinner tickets!   www.hamxposition.org   ================ We still need about forty more volunteers to help out on 2 to 4 hours shifts. Receive a $10 lunch voucher for each day you help out.   To volunteer, please see our simple 30-second signup at: http:///www.hamxposition.org/volunteer   ================ And it you are interested in being a forum speaker, please see …

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New England QRP Club Program at HamXposition, September 6-8, 2019

The New England QRP Club has announced its agenda for the Northeast HamXposition convention (formerly known as “Boxboro”) September 6-8, 2019.  The three-day program kicks off with a Friday breakfast followed by setup of the special event station WQ1RP on the hotel grounds. Throughout the weekend is a pizza party, a “night owl” gathering, a kit build-a-thon, breakfasts, a full symposium of talks, and more.  A full description can be found by viewing the attached flyer.

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Meet-and-greet the Director Candidates at Boxboro

We are pleased pleased to announce a last-minute addition to the Boxboro program line-up! At the conclusion of the Saturday afternoon forums, incumbent ARRL New England Division Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI, and challenger Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, will face off in the Cotillion Room beginning at 5:00 PM. (It will be friendly—we promise.) In addition, we’ll open the cash bar early. Be sure to stop by, grab your favorite beverage, and listen to Tom and Fred articulate their respective visions for the ARRL. There will be ample time for questions and answers. Oh yes—be sure to vote in the election this …

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W1QSL Bureau Accepting Cards at Boxboro

Eric Williams, KV1J writes on the Yankee Clipper Contest Club reflector: Next weekend we have a QSL Bureau booth at the Boxboro show.  Our booth will be next to the ARRL booth. You can fund your Bureau account or get answers to your questions about the Bureau. We will be accepting cards for the ARRL Outgoing Bureau at the booth. Please see the instructions on the ARRL web for sending your cards and the fee structures  There is also a simple form to submit with your cards.  See http://www.arrl.org/files/file/QSL/Submission%20Form%202017-02-24.pdf . We are just collecting the cards for the ARRL so please …

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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 High-Altitude Balloons Portable and Mobile stations Emergency Communications Fox-hunting In addition to the displays, the exposition will also feature a kit building activity. For a small cost ($20), you can purchase a kit and build it using NARS’s equipment and help from their mentors. The kit is a fully functional Morse code …

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Boxboro! Advance Ticket Registration, Hotel Room Deadline

Bob DeMattia, K1IW, writes on August 22:   There are only a few more days left before we close payments by US mail.  If you wish to use this option, please make sure to visit our website by this coming Friday.  We will continue to accept PayPal payments until September 5th.   If you are planning to stay overnight, rooms are available at the convention discount rate of $99/night.  Friday night is now sold out at this rate.  There are still a few rooms left on Saturday.  Call 978-263-8701 and use the discount code NEHAM!   http://www.boxboro.org   See you there!   Bob – K1IW …

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2018 Boxboro! Forum Schedule Posted

Information on forums and presentations at the 2018 Boxboro! New England Division Convention September 7-9, 2018 is now on-line, according to Boxboro Program Chair Phil Temples, K9HI. This year’s program spans three days, beginning on Friday, September 7 at 10:00 AM with a special ARES/SKYWARN track and concluding on Sunday, September 9 at 1:00 PM with the main prize drawing and convention wrap-up. See http://boxboro.org/forums-and-classes/forum-schedule for program presenters, titles, times, room locations, and abstracts. 

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Previous Year’s Boxboro Program Videos Now On-line

The Boxboro Committee is pleased to announce the creation of a video collection of talks and presentations at the 2017 Boxboro – New England Division Convention.  The collection can be found at https://archive.org/details/femarainc.  (FEMARA, Inc. is a Massachusetts non-profit corporation which sponsors and runs the ARRL New England Division Convention.)    The Committee plans to add future videos to the collection as well as older programs.   Contact committee member Kayla Creamer, W2IRY, if you have questions about the videos.  

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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 MARS forums, Easy RF Fingerprinting, along with several sessions on Youth STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and much, much more.” The entire schedule is now available for viewing on the Boxboro web site at: http://boxboro.org/forums-and-classes.

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Tech-In-A-Day™ Program At Boxboro Convention, September 8, 2018

The Boxboro-ARRL New England Division Convention will again feature a Tech-in-a-Day™ program, sponsored by instructors from the   Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association. The day-long technician study course will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 9 AM to 5 PM. After the end of the class, there will be a special VE Exam for course attendees. There is a small fee to cover course materials, along with an FCC established $15 exam fee. If you wish to participate, please preregister for the class using this online signup form. For more information about the Tech-in-a-Day™ program visit the CAARA website or contact Stan Stone, …

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Boxboro DXCC/Contest Dinner Guest Speaker: Don Greenbaum, N1DG

Join your fellow hams for a delicious DXCC/Contest dinner on the first night of the [Boxboro New England Division] convention. Accompanying us will be Don Greenbaum, N1DG, telling the story of his upcoming trip to Baker Island, as part of the KH1/KH7Z DXpedition. Don was a banker on Wall Street, and in the early 1980s, became Treasurer of Commodore International. The job at Commodore took him all over the world and he began operating from exotic DX locations as well. During this time, Don wrote one of the very first ham radio logging programs in BASIC for the Commodore 64 and …

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MMRA Announces Door Prizes at the 2018 Boxboro! Convention

In keeping with a 10 year or so tradition, MMRA will be offering Door Prizes at the 2018 MMRA convention. The prize winners will be announced at approximately noon in the MMRA room at the convention on Sunday September 9th. All holders of MMRA memberships expiring in August 2020 or later are eligible to win.  Additional opportunities to win are provided for donations as follows: 7 tickets for every $10 donated 3 tickets for every $5 donated 1 ticket for every $2 donated The prizes for this year are: 1st prize: Icom IC2730A Dual Band Mobile transceiver 2nd prize: Yaesu FT-70DR Dual Band …

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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 for a free lunch with the hotel! Just fill out the form, or contact Boxboro Volunteer Coordinator Steve Schwarm, W3EVE.

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