MIT Swapfest Cancelled for Remainder of 2020

From http://w1mx.mit.edu/flea-at-mit/ As MIT has announced that only seniors will be back on-campus with heavy restrictions in place, we have determined that we won’t be able to hold Swapfest without excessive risk for the rest of the calendar year. Swapfest will (tentatively) pick back up on April 18 of next year, and anyone who submitted preregistration should have either recently received an email or will shortly receive postal mail returning their payment.

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Mark Your Calendars for the DXE Virtual Hamfest and DX Academy, July 25, 2020

Join the Elmers at DX Engineering and a host of Ham Radio luminaries on Saturday, July 25, 2020, for the first DXE Virtual Hamfest and DX Academy—two online events combined into a full day of fun, learning, and drawings for DX Engineering gift cards. Both events are free and open to all.  Once signed up, you will receive a link to access the events in real-time on the Zoom webinar platform, or you can watch live on the DX Engineering YouTube channel. The day kicks off with the DXE Virtual Hamfest, featuring presentations from top contributors to OnAllBands (DX Engineering’s blog site), …

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List of New England Hamfests and Flea Markets, March 24, 2020

Here is a list of New England area events and their current status as of March 24th 2020. Source:<http://forum.near-fest.com/index.php?topic=1480.0> Canceled (check organization/club web site for reschedule information) March 22:  Henniker NH CVARC https://k1bke.wordpress.com/ March 29:  Southington CT. Southington Amateur Radio Ass’n. Flea Market  http://www.chetbacon.com/sara.htm April 4: Hampton NH Seacoast Amateur Radio Flea Market http://w1wqm.org/ April 10,11: Lewiston ME ARRL Maine State Convention http://w1npp.org/ April 17: Manchester CT.  Eastern VHF/UHF/Microwave Conference   http://newsvhf.com/conference/ April 18: Center Ossipee  NH Lakes Region Hamfest and Flea Market   https://www.w1bst.org/ April 19: Cambridge MA   Flea at MIT https://w1mx.mit.edu/flea-at-mit/ April 25: Gales Ferry CT   RASON Auction  http://www.rason.org/ April 16: Thompson CT    Eastern …

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Whitman ARC Winterfest, January 18, 2020

The Whitman Amateur Radio Club will hold its Winterfest on January 18, 2020 from 9 AM until 1 PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Route 18, in Whitman. A VE testing session will be conducted at the event. Admission is $5; tables cost $15. Raffle prizes will be drawn at noon. Talk-in will be provided on the Whitman ARC repeater: 147.225Mhz+ PL67. For vendor information, call: 781-523-5010 or visit http://www.wa1npo.org/WF/WinterfestFlyer2020.pdf.

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Whitman ARC Winterfest, January 18, 2020

The Whitman Amateur Radio Club will hold its Winterfest on January 18, 2020 from 9 AM until 1 PM at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Route 18, in Whitman. A VE testing session will be conducted at the event. Admission is $5; tables cost $15. Raffle prizes will be drawn at noon. Talk-in will be provided on the Whitman ARC repeater: 147.225Mhz+ PL67. For vendor information, call: 781-523-5010 or visit http://www.wa1npo.org/WF/WinterfestFlyer2020.pdf.

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Framingham ARA Flea Market Suspended

John Iwuc, KB1VXY, writes on the Framingham ARA mailing list: The Framingham Amateur Radio Association board has made the very difficult decision to suspend the club flea at this time.  So we will not be having a 2020 flea.   If at some point we decide to revive it we will announce that later.  We appreciate all the help and support that folks have provided in past years to make it successful.  We have posted this on our website http://w1fy.org/2020-flea-market.   John KB1VXY President of Framingham Amateur Radio Association

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Falmouth ARA FARA Fest, Bourne, November 2, 2019

FARA Fest is held annually at the Upper Cape Cod Regional Vocational School in Bourne.  The Fest provides and opportunity for local hams to buy, sell, or swap items of interest to amateur radio operators.  VE license exam sessions are also held as part of the Fest.  Flyers are distributed and available on this site prior to each annual FARA Fest.   Outside Spaces are $10.00 per space. All vendors will be given a placard to display, bring your own table.  Indoor spaces are $10.00 per table, we supply the table. All vendors will be given a placard to display. …

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New England Area Flea Markets, October 4, 2019

New England Area   Ham – Electronic Flea Market  ***  DATES ***   2019 P 1 of 2 All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except “____” *******************************************************************************      2019                                                    Contact          Source      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 6 Oct Queens NY HOSARC @HOS                     Stephen WB2KDG 718 898 5599    11,12 Oct Deerfield NH NEARfest XXVI @FG             Mike K1TWF 978 250 …

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Flea at MIT, October 20, 2019

Steve Finberg, W1GSL, writes: The October FLEA at MIT is Sunday, October 20, 2019.    Also known as SWAPFEST it is held in MIT’s Albany Street garage near the corner of Albany and Main Street in Cambridge. It features high-tech goodies such as electronics, computers and ham radio. “All things nerdly.”      We have had real Enigma machines to a NASA Gemini space craft  show up.   It starts at 9 AM for buyers and runs till 2 PM,  be early for the  good stuff.   All vendors are in the covered garage, which makes a weatherproof event.   Its …

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Woodstock of Amateur Radio: NEAR-Fest XXVI, October 11-12, 2019

NEAR-Fest XXVI will be held on October 11-12, 2019. It is held twice annually, spring and fall, rain or shine, at the Deerfield Fairgrounds in Deerfield New Hampshire beginning on Friday at 0900 and ending Saturday at 1500 hours. Admission is $10. Persons under 18 and over 80 are admitted free of charge upon presentation of government-issued ID. Inside parking is available for $10 and includes a “reasonable amount of flea market selling space” for PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS selling their own personal property. Commercial vendors must register and pay applicable fees. If you are wondering if you are a “commercial vendor” …

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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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Flea at MIT, Cambridge, August 18, 2019

Steve Finberg, W1GSL, writes: The July FLEA at MIT is this coming Sunday, August 18, 2019   Also known as SWAPFEST it is held in MIT’s Albany St garage near the corner of Albany and Main St in Cambridge.   It features “hi tech” goodies such as electronics, computers and ham radio,”all things nerdly.”   We have had real Enigma machines to a NASA Gemini spacecraft  show up.   It starts at 9 AM for buyers and runs till 2 PM,  be early for the  good stuff.   All vendors are in the covered garage, which makes a weather proof event.   …

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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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New England Area Flea Markets, July 31, 2019

New England Area   Ham – Electronic Flea Market  ***  DATES ***   2019 P 1 of 2 All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except “____” *******************************************************************************      2019                                                    Contact          Source      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  3 Aug Milo ME PARC @Kiwanis                       George WA1JMM 207 441 6112 A 3 Aug Cent Ossipee NH LRRA @TownHall $5B $10/T     Shawn KC1DNA 603 235 5360  …

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