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!

Boxboro 2010 logo

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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Minuteman Repeater Assocation To Sponsor Talk-in for Boxboro

MMRA logoBob DeMattia, K1IW writes:

[The Minuteman Repeater Association] will be sponsoring talk-in for the ARRL New England Convention on August 22, 23, and 24. This is a great event stock full of commercial vendors, flea market sellers, and interesting speakers. The event also sponsors the special event station W1A and a number of other activities.

The pre-registration for this event has just opened. To buy tickets or just learn more, visit their website at http://www.boxboro.org.

I hope we’ll be “talking you in!”

73,
Bob – K1IW
President, MMRA

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Boxboro 2008 Call For Speakers

New England Division Boxboro ConventionKen Caruso, WO1N, Boxboro Program Chairman writes:

We are well into the planning phases of the 2008 edition of the ARRL New England Division Convention. This is a call for speakers and other participants to fill out the convention program.

Note the new dates for the convention this year: August 22, 23 and 24.The venue is the same as it has been for many years now, Boxboro.

If you would like a return engagement, you are more than welcome. We have some 50+ hours of programming to fill. For those that have already contacted us, Thank You!

Please drop me a note indicating your willingness to participate. At this point a subject title is fine, if you are so prepared include a brief abstract.

If you are a representative of a club or organization (e.g. NESMC, CEMARC, MARS) we can help facilitate open forums or closed meetings by providing you a meeting room. We are asking organizations like this to please consider Sunday time slots.

Additionally club or organization information tables can be arranged. Please get your request in early. We are asking volunteer assistance in return for the table to help us with parking, ticket sales and other convention logistics.

Keep an eye on the web site, www.boxboro.org, for the latest information.

I look forward to meeting you at the convention,

Ken Caruso, WO1N
Boxboro Program Chairman
WO1N@ARRL.NET

–Thanks, Billerica ARS Newsletter, April, 2008

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Boxboro ARES-SKYWARN Presentation On-line

Richard Amirault, N1JDU writes on the warc64 mailing list:

The ARES-SKYWARN talk moderated by [Eastern MA Section Emergency Coordinator] Rob Macedo, KD1CY at the 2006 ARRL New England Division Convention in Boxboro is now on-line in streaming video. Real Player and a broadband connection is needed to view:

http://n1jdu.org/videos/Boxboro_06_Skywarn.ram

Richard Amirault
Boston, MA, USA
http://n1jdu.org
http://n1jdu.org/Fandom/science.htm

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Help Promote Boxboro On Your Club Web Site!

Boxboro logoAttention radio club webmasters: there’s an easy and effective way for your club to promote the upcoming Boxboro/ARRL New England Division Convention. Please consider placing a Boxboro logo or button on your web site. It’s easy to do! There are some example images and accompanying snippets of HTML code on http://ema.arrl.org/mod.php?mod=userpage&page_id=55.

With Boxboro less than five weeks away, we need everyone’s help to ensure this convention is the best-attended, most successful Boxboxo yet!

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Boxboro Training, Forums Planned

Boxboro logoTom Kinahan, N1CPE writes on mass_races_ares_skywarn@yahoogroups.com:

Hi Everyone!

We’ve been working on a bunch of things for the Boxboro New England Division ARRL convention on August 25, 26, and 27th.

Here are a few things we’re planning:

Friday August 25:

9am-5pm ICS-100 Training. This is one of the requirements to work with any Emergency Management and even NGOs like Red Cross and Salvation Army, going forward.

1pm-5pm Hurricanes – by Rob Macedo

See the Boxoboro Website for details here:

http://www.boxboro.org/2006/friday.htm

On Saturday August 26:

10am-11am Winlink 2000 with DoC, W1EO and I, N1CPE

11am-12pm The New Standard for Emergency Communications with Don Carlton, W3DEC and I, N1CPE

12pm-1pm SKYWARN with Rob Macedo, KD1CY

1pm-2pm SEC Forum hosted by Rob Macedo, KD1CY

On Saturday we also have confirmation that MEMA will have the Mobile EOC from 9am to 5pm on site for tours.

On Sunday August 27:

10am-11am Introduction to Digital Amateur Radio – Steve Schwarm, W3EVE (Not directly EMComm related, but by a member of this group)

See the Boxboro web site for Saturday and Sunday here:

http://www.boxboro.org/2006/events.htm

There are many more events happening as well. We’re working to complete the signup forms for the ICS-100 class and when we do, we’ll try to get the widest distribution possible of that event information.

We can always use friendly faces in the crowds, so please help start get the words on out these opportunities.

-Tom Kinahan N1CPE

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Boxboro 2006: Call For Speakers And Organizations

Boxboro conventionOrganizers for the 2006 ARRL New England Division Convention (Boxboro) are calling for speakers and other participants to register for inclusion in the program.

According to Boxboro Program Chairman Ken Caruso, WO1N, “We are well into the planning phases of the 2006 edition. This is a call for speakers and other participants to help fill out the program aspects of the convention.”

Caruso says that previous presentors are more than welcome to volunteer for a return engagement. He adds, “We have some 50-plus hours of programming to fill.”

Clubs and organizations (e.g., NESMC, CEMARC, MARS) are especially welcome to hold open forums or closed meetings at the convention. Caruso is asking that these groups consider signing up for Sunday time slots.

Please note the new dates for the convention this year: August 25, 26 and 27. Visit http://www.boxboro.org for the latest news and information about the convention.

Ken Caruso, WO1N may be contacted by emailing WO1N@ARRL.NET or calling 978-952-5377 (Days), 978-663-3027 (Evenings).

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Boxboro: “Not ’til Next Year”

Boxboro logoListings in the July QST “Hamfest Calendar” (pp. 93-95) contained incorrect information, including an erroneous entry for a 2005 Boxboro New England Division ARRL convention! This has caused confusion among some League members in Eastern MA and elsewhere.

New England Division Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI writes, “A story about the errors was published on the ARRL web site last Wednesday.” He adds that the August QST will be out in mid-July with the corrected listings.

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