ARRL New England Division Convention Web Site Live!

The 2019 ARRL New England Division Convention (now branded as “Northeast HamXposition @ Boxboro“) web site is now live.   Sign-ups for speakers and volunteers are now available, as are applications for commercial, non-profit, and club vendor tables. Ticket pre-orders will be available in early June.  The three-day convention is held September 6-8, 2019 at the Boxboro Regency Hotel and Conference Center (formerly the Boxboro Holiday Inn), 242 Adams Place, Boxborough, MA 01719. Be sure to make your reservations early as the hotel fills up quickly. See https://hamxposition.org/travel-and-hotel for details.

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Framingham ARA Flea Market and VE Session, April 7, 2019

The Framingham ARA Spring Flea Market will take place on April 7, 2019 at the Keefe Technical School, 750 Winter Street in Framingham. Admission for buyers is $5; under the age of 12 is free. Tables are $20 in advance and $25 at the door if available. There will be refreshments, a VE session and door prizes. For complete information, visit <https://w1fy.org/flea>.

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New England Vintage Electronics Expo 2, Nashua, New Hampshire, March 3, 2019

The New England Antique Radio Club will hold its New England Vintage Electronics Expo 2 on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 8 AM to 4 PM at the Courtyard Marriott Event Center, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, New Hampshire. Billed as “the East Coast’s largest antique radio and vintage electronics show and flea market”, the event features over a hundred indoor tables and more than sixty vendors. Adult admission is $10; spouses, and children under 18 are admitted free. Flea market admission is free from 11 AM to 1 PM. Onsite parking is free. For more information, see http://www.nearc.net/swapmeetinfo.htm.

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Algonquin ARC Flea Market, Marlborough, February 16, 2019

The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club is again holding its Marlborough Flea Market on February 16, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the 1Lt Charles W. Whitcomb School, 25 Union St., Marlborough, MA. Talk-in is on the MMRA repeater, 147.27+ (PL 146.2). A VE session will be held beginning at 9:00 AM. General admission is $5. Vendor tables are $15 before February 9, 2018, or $20 at the door if space is available. Each table includes one admission. For more information, contact Tim Ikeda, KA1OS at 508-919-6136 (before 9:00 PM), email fleamarket@n1em.org or visit http://www.qsl.net/n1em/FleaMarketFlyer.jpg.      

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New England Area Flea Markets, January 15, 2019

New England Area   Ham – Electronic Flea Market  ***  DATES ***   2019 P 1 of 2 All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~ ******************************************************************************* 2018                                                    Contact          Source ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ******************************************************************************* LAST UPDATE 1-15-19 de W1GSL          http://swapfest.us                    P 1          List is normally updated twice a month – look for the latest version   *******************************************************************************   Additions/ Corrections …

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Whitman ARC Winterfest, January 19, 2019

The Whitman Amateur Radio Club will hold its Winterfest on January 19, 2019 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/Winterfest2019Flyer.pdf.  

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New England Area Flea Markets, October 17, 2018

New England Area   Ham – Electronic Flea Market  ***  DATES ***   2018 P 1 of 2 All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~ ******************************************************************************* 2018                                                    Contact          Source ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~           21 October   Cambridge MA        Flea at  MIT             Mitch 617 253 3776 F                            Third Sunday April thru …

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SEMARA Flea Market, October 6, 2018

The SEMARA Flea Market 2018 will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the SEMARA Clubhouse located at 54 Donald Street, Dartmouth, MA.  The event will be held rain or shine from 9:00 AM to 12 noon, with vendor setup beginning at 8:00 AM.  There is handicapped parking and access available.  Over the air talk-in will be on the SEMARA 147.000 repeater.  We will also be conducting a VE exam session inside the clubhouse at 10:30 AM for anyone interested in obtaining or upgrading their amateur radio license. For more information, please contact us at (508) 997-7070 or hamfest [at] semara [dot] org.

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“Woodstock of Amateur Radio”: NEAR-Fest, October 12-13, 2018

NEAR-Fest will be held on October 12-13, 2018. 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” you probably …

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Flea at MIT in Cambridge, September 16, 2018

This Coming Sunday, the September  Flea at MIT ******************************************************************************* ******************************************************************************* Summary: Buy Sell SWAP    Ham Radio    Electronics Computers    9AM – 2PM  *** !!!!  In our Traditional GARAGE  !!!!!  ****           so come rain or shine or super heat the Flea is on !!! ******************************************************************************* ******************************************************************************* Summary: Buy Sell SWAP    Ham Radio    Electronics Computers    9AM – 2PM *** !!!!  In our Traditional GARAGE   !!!!  ****          so come rain or shine or super heat the Flea is on !!! *********  $1  buyers discount with hardcopy of this notice …

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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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Flea at MIT, August 19, 2018 in Cambridge, MA

This Coming Sunday, the August Flea at MIT ******************************************************************************* ******************************************************************************* Summary: Buy Sell SWAP    Ham Radio    Electronics Computers    9AM – 2PM  *** !!!!  In our Traditional GARAGE  !!!!!  ****           so come rain or shine or super heat the Flea is on !!! Outdoor space is questionable for this month, call ahead if your will not fit in 6′ 8″ height. Due to changes in the construction crane, we may have some street space for oversize trucks for the next couple months.   Call for details. ******************************************************************************* ******************************************************************************* Summary: Buy Sell SWAP    Ham Radio    …

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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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YCCC Members Attend Lithuanian Hamfest

Dennis Egan, W1UE, Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, and Rich Assarabowski, K1CC, represented the Yankee Clipper Contest Club at the 2018 LRMD (Lithuania) Hamfest held on July 27-29, 2018. The event was held in Miego Klinika, a rural resort on a small lake in the middle of a forest in the northern part of Lithuania. Dennis, Fred, and Rich traveled to LY-land following the 2018 World Radiosport Team Championship in Germany.  (See also: https://ema.arrl.org/2018/07/06/yccc-well-represented-at-wrtc2018-july-12-16-2018/) “The tradition of summer radio amateur meetings in Lithuania goes back to 1989. This was at the end of the Soviet occupation, when the country was a republic in the …

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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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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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New England Area Flea Markets, June 1, 2018

New England Area   Ham – Electronic Flea Market  ***  DATES ***   2018 P 1 of 2 All events are Ham Radio/ Electronic related except ~_____~ ******************************************************************************* 2018                                                    Contact          Source ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2 June Brookline NH NEARC antique                               603 772 7516 F+ 2 June Hermon ME PSARC @HS                          Jerry …

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