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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Boxboro Call For Speakers

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Ken Caruso, WO1N writes:

All speakers and organizations wanting to participate in the 2012 ARRL New England Division Convention program, please contact us at your earliest opportunity. Note the dates for the convention this year: August 24 – 26, 2012.

While there has been good response to date, open program hours remain available. Contact us if you wish to present a talk; include a subject title and, if you are so prepared, include a brief abstract.

If you represent a regional club or organization (e.g. NESMC, CEMARC, MARS, NEWS etc.) we can help facilitate open forums or closed meetings by providing you a meeting room. We do ask that organizations like this to please consider Sunday morning time slots for their closed meetings.

Groups looking to set up information booths should get your request 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 operation.

Note, if you require a hotel room, make your reservations ASAP per the instructions contained on the web site to get the special convention rate.

Keep an eye on the convention web site, http://www.boxboro.org, for the latest information.

We look forward to meeting you at the convention,

Ken Caruso, WO1N
Boxboro Program Chairman
Wo1n@arrl.net
508-572-3347

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

Hello to all..

The Boxboro Hamfest and New England ARRL Division Convention will be held Friday August 27th-29th 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 27th, 2010 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

-ICS-100 Training Class on Friday August 27th, 2010 from 9 AM-4:30 PM in the Seminar Room

Emergency Communications/SKYWARN Presentations on Saturday August 28th, 2010 in the Seminar Conference Room:

-Winlink 2000/Winmor presentation by Massacusetts State RACES Radio Officer Tom Kinahan-N1CPE from 9-10 AM.

-Vermont RACES by Rob Schnell-W1RVT, John Borichevesky-N1TOX and Ray Machell-KC1BT from 10-11 AM.

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

-ARES SEC Forum moderated by Rob Macedo-KD1CY with presentations from various ARES Section Emergency Coordinators and their designees Noon-1 PM.

Emeregency Communications Presentations on Sunday August 29th, 2010:

-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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Boxboro 2010 is Coming!

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ARRL New England Division Convention Chairman Mike Reisbeck, K1TWF writes:

The ARRL New England Convention, “Boxboro!”, is around the corner!! It’s at the Holiday Inn Boxborough, in Boxborough, MA. There are ICS and Skywarn courses on Friday, August 27 (signup will be required). The Flea Market and Exhibits run Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29. There’s the Friday night Contesting Dinner, the Saturday Night Banquet with keynote speaker ARRL CEO Dave Sumner, K1ZZ and the ARRL Wouff Hong Ceremony on Saturday at midnight. Go to www.boxboro.org to see the latest details.

There’s still time to order your tickets. Visit www.boxboro.org and click on BUY TICKETS. Remember, tickets for the Friday Contesting dinner and Saturday Banquet must be preordered.

We’ll see you there!

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ICS-100 Training At Boxboro

MEMATom Kinahan, N1CPE writes on mras-general list:

We’ve asked MEMA to hold a special ICS-100 training class for any and all ham radio operators during the Boxboro ARRL New England Ham radio convention.

On Friday August 27 from 9am to 4pm, we will be offering an in person ICS-100 training class. If you are involved or want to be involved in emergency communications or emergency management with any government or non-government agency, they will require you to have taken this class, and some others. The training class is Free, and you will need to bring your lunch, or buy it there. On Saturday and Sunday August 28 and 29 there will be many other seminars and events including a flea market.

In order to attend this ICS-100 class, you will need to pre-register. Convention tickets will not required for this class. (but will be available)

Go to http://www.boxboro.org for details.

Download the registration form at: http://www.boxboro.org/Boxborough_ICS100_App.pdf

and either fax it, or email it to James.Mcloughlin@state.ma.us

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MMRA Fox On The Air At Boxboro Convention

MMRA logoThe Minuteman Repeater Association Foxbox will be hidden and activated at the ARRL New England Division Convention in Boxboro on August on August 27, 2010 before 6 PM. It will continue to operate during the Convention.

According to a special edition of the organization’s newsletter, the device will periodically transmit on 145.630, PL 146.2. It will be moved on Saturday at around 5 PM to a new location. MMRA will publish a list of those who find the box on Friday and Saturday at their booth by noon on Sunday. The successful foxhunters’ identities will also be announced in the MMRA September newsletter.

The organization wants to assist those newcomers who desire a little help in getting started in fox hunting. “Let us know if you would like to have an experienced fox hunter give you tips or even potentially lead you on a fox hunt.”

 

 

 

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ICS-100 Training at the ARRL New England Division Convention and Hamfest in Boxboro Massachusetts

Hello to all..

Please see the note from Massachusetts State RACES Radio Officer, Tom Kinahan-N1CPE, on ICS-100 Training being offered at the ARRL New England Division Convention and Hamfest in Boxboro, Massachusetts.

Hi Everyone!

 We’ve asked MEMA to hold a special ICS-100 training class for any and all ham radio operators
during the Boxboro ARRL New England Ham radio convention.

 On Friday August 27 from 9am to 4pm, we will be offering an in person ICS-100 training class. If
you are involved or want to be involved in emergency communications or emergency management with any
government or non-government agency, they will require you to have taken this class, and some
others. The training class is Free, and you will need to bring your lunch, or buy it there. On
Saturday and Sunday August 28 and 29 there will be many other seminars and events including a flea
market.

 In order to attend this ICS-100 class, you will need to pre-register. Convention tickets will not
 required for this class. (but will be available)

 Go to http://www.boxboro.org for details.

 Download the registration form at: http://www.boxboro.org/Boxborough_ICS100_App.pdf

 and either fax it, or email it to James.Mcloughlin at state.ma.us

 -Tom Kinahan

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Boxboro New England Divsion ARRL Convention 2010 Ticketing Is Open

Greetings! Tickets for the 2010 ARRL New England Convention – “Boxboro!” are now available at the convention website:

http://www.boxboro.org

We are working on a convention schedule full of interesting speakers as well as bringing in leading vendors from across the country.  Best of all, we are holding all ticket prices at 2008 levels.  I hope you will plan to attend!

73,
Mike – K1TWF
Boxboro Convention Committee Chairman

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You have received this email because you provided your email address to us at a previous ticket registraton.  If you wish to be removed from this list, please contact k1iw@boxboro.org.  FEMARA, c/o Bob DeMattia, PO Box 198, Berlin, MA 01503

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Preorder Your Boxboro Tickets

ARRL New England Division Convention logoMike Raisbeck, K1TWF writes:

As you have probably heard by now, the ARRL New England Convention, “Boxboro!”, is only days away. The convention begins Friday, August 22 and runs through Sunday, August 24. There’s still time to preorder your tickets at http://boxboro.org (through August 20). Tickets for the Friday DXCC dinner and Saturday Banquet must be preordered.

If you’d prefer to wait, you can also purchase General Admission and Flea Market spaces as the door.

Either way, we hope to see you there!

73,

Mike Raisbeck
on behalf of the Boxboro Convention Committee

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GEMOTO-900 MHz Repeater Presentation At Boxboro

Boxboro logoBOXBORO REPEATER PRESENTATION
GEMOTO-900 MHz repeater sub-group
Cotillion Room 2PM Saturday August 23,2008

GEMOTO 900 MHz repeater group

Between the internet and cell phones, we have all seen a lot of mainstream repeater operation become stagnated. However, 900 MHz repeater operation has seen dramatic sustained growth in 2008. One reason has been due to availability of “the new surplus” of very inexpensive, high quality 900 MHz commercial gear. Find out what all the talk is about.

* Rick Zach, K1RJZ will give a quick introduction to “the new surplus”.
* Depending on audience desires, Randy Krenz, N3HFK has several end-user topics prepared ranging from “what radios should I use” all the way to “how to link repeaters”. The audience will determine the direction.
* John Frye, N1OTY will have a presentation on the high-end Motorola MSF5000 repeater. In 2008, approximately fifty of these surplus repeaters have inexpensively landed in the hands of New England hams with many becoming IRLP-linked repeaters.

Part-2 of this presentation will continue at the Fall 2008 Nearfest.

Rick Zach, K1RJZ

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MMRA “Foxbox” Will Be QRV At Boxboro

MMRA logoThe [Minuteman Repeater Association] Foxbox will be hidden [at the ARRL New England Division Convention in Boxboro] on Friday afternoon before 3 PM. The Foxbox periodically transmits on 145.630 PL 146.2. The box will be moved Saturday at around 5PM to a new location. A list of those who found the box on Friday/Saturday will be posted in the MMRA booth by 8AM on Sunday. All who found the box (including those who find it after being moved on Saturday evening) will be announced in the September MMRA newsletter.

Let us know if you would like to have an experienced Foxhunter give you tips or even potentially lead you on a fox hunt.

–Thanks, MMRA’s The Minuteman Special Edition, August 12008

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