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The ARRL New England Division Convention is coming soon !!
The New England Convention, better known as "Boxboro", is only two months away. The festivities take place on August 21 – 23, 2015, at the Holiday Inn, Boxborough, MA, a venue that is familiar to most of us as the home of the New England Convention for well over 30 years. This year's program is as rich as ever. Some of the highlights:
Special "course length" free programs during the day, including a
morning session "Ham Instructor Academy" with Gordon West, WB6NOA, and Skywarn training session with Rob Macedo, KD1CY.
In the evening, the DXCC dinner takes place with keynote speaker Jeff Jolie, NM1Y, giving a presentation on the recent Navassa DXpedition.
Social hour at 6, dinner at 7
Flea market entry for sellers starts at 7AM. The show, lectures, and flea market start at 9AM. In addition to the usual lectures and
seminars, there is a free one day Technician license course, so bring any ham hopefuls along. In the evening is the banquet with keynote speaker Gordon West. Social hour at 6, dinner at 7. Club tables for 8 are available at a discount.
The Convention and flea market open at 9 and continue until 2. The wrap up and prize drawing are at 2.
Of course, there are many, many more details. Have a look at the website for the latest information, www.boxboro.org. Tickets are available online or at the door (banquet tickets should be ordered online.) All profits go to the FEMARA scholarship, which helps support young ham college students.
Are you interested in helping? There are volunteer positions available. Contact Ed Deichler, K2TE if you're interested in helping out. firstname.lastname@example.org -- Mike Raisbeck/K1TWF Boxboro Chairman
"FINAL CALL FOR SPEAKERS"
We still have a few openings for speakers and presenters who wish to participate in the 2015 ARRL New England Division Convention in Boxboro, Massachusetts, August 21-23, 2015.
Contact us ASAP if you wish to present a talk; include a subject title and 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 meeting by providing you a meeting room.
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.
If you require a hotel room, make your reservations 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.
Tom Walsh, K1TW
Phil Temples, K9HI
Bull Net Activity
There have been a fair number of people on the Bull Net during the afternoons for the past week or so. Certainly understandable during a rainy day. However, there has been decent activity during Good weather as well. Often you can catch N1LAW on Wednesdays and N1VVM has been a regular before 5 PM. K4KSX and "Izzy" have been active as well as AA1LO, W1NOV, N1UB, K1YOT, and Ed AKA "Pete" from "Cape Cad" has been heard. Mikey - AA1US has a new radio and has been active on the Bull Net and Skidder Net during the past week. A new addition - Jim from northern Maine. I forget his call, but it is a 5 land call. Please welcome him aboard when you hear him on.
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N1EQ Tech Notes
You may have seen some of Mike Nadeau's tech notes in the past. He has added some and has published them in Blog format. If you have an Icom or Kenwood, you might be interested in some of his notes. Take a look.
Mike - N1EQ, has a radio repair business that he has operated in Central Maine for a number of years. It is an on-line business where accepted transceivers are shipped to Mike's shop, repaired, and shipped back to the customer. If you are in need of a repair to your transceiver, that fits the criteria, he might be the choice for you. Take a look at his business website.
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