Forums and Classes

Call for Speakers

To register as a presenter, please visit complete this online form.

Don'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.

Here are just a few of the exciting and informative talks in store at this years' Boxboro!:

  • SKYWARN & ARES Training

  • ARRL and AMSAT forums

  • Raspberry Pi repeater controller

  • Modernizing & Growing Your Amateur Radio Club

  • National Parks On The Air

  • High-Altitude Balloon Project Report
  • The Science of HF Propagation

  • Youth Forum

  • New England QRP (full afternoon/evening program)

  • Amateur Radio and Performance Rallies

  • MARS forum

  • Collegiate Amateur Radio forum

... and much, much more!

Tech-in-a-Day™ Study Course

If you wish to attend the Tech-in-a-Day™ course, please preregister for the class using this online signup form.

The Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association is holding a technician study course at the convention on Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM. After the end of the class, there will be a special VE Exam for course attendees. There is a small fee to cover course materials, along with an FCC established $15 exam fee.

Find more information about the Tech-in-a-Day™ program from the CAARA website.

Contact Rick Maybury, WZ1B, if you have any questions about the Tech-In-A-Day™ study course.

Tech-in-a-Day™ is a trademark of Stanley Stone, W4HIX, for FCC Amateur Radio Technician Class examination preparation.

VE Exams

Get an upgrade, or licensed for the first time! There will be two VE exam sessions on Saturday at 11 AM and 1 PM, and one session at 11 AM on Sunday. No preregistration required.

Those wishing to take an exam are required to bring the following:

  • Two (2) forms of identification, one with photo
  • $15 exam fee
  • Original of any Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) being claimed
  • Original of current FCC issued license (if licensed)
  • Copy of any Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) being claimed
  • Copy of current FCC issued license (if licensed)

More information about the VE exams.