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Friday Federal (350) Colonial (125) Seminar (72) Cotillion (100) Directors (40) Board (50) Greenwood (14) Deck (40)
8:00 AM
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
1:00 PM SKYWARN Training
2:00 PM
3:00 PM ARES 101
4:00 PM Ham Radio: Educational Tool in the Classroom
5:00 PM
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM DX Dinner
8:00 PM
9:00 PM
10:00 PM
Saturday Federal (350) Colonial (125) Seminar (72) Cotillion (100) Directors (40) Board (50) Greenwood (14) Deck (40)
8:00 AM
8:30 AM Keynote Address
9:00 AM Yaesu System Fusion II Tech-in-a-Day Course
10:00 AM Nashua ARC High-Altitude Balloon Project Programming With CHIRP LINUX in the Ham Shack Basics of HF Propagation Intro to Fox Hunting VE Session I
11:00 AM Utilizing the Capabilities of an SDR Care and Feeding of Astron Power Supplies SKYWARN Overview The Science of HF Propagation YLs at Noon
12:00 PM ARRL Forum I Digital Radio Repeater Modes Forum Practical Lightning, Static, and Impulse Protection Upper Level Lows and 6-Meter Sporadic E
1:00 PM AMSAT Forum NE QRP Forum PiPtr - Open Source Raspberry Pi Repeater Controller NTS Forum VE Session II
2:00 PM Cubes in Space for Kids YCCC Meeting Modernizing and Growing Your AR Club RF Fingerprinting
3:00 PM Youth Forum NESMC Forum
4:00 PM Building & Operating a Portable Satellite Station BITX40 SSB QRP Transceiver Nat'l Parks On The Air (NPOTA)
5:00 PM
6:00 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Convention Banquet
NE QRP Meet & Greet, Vendors Night & Build-A-Thon
8:00 PM
9:00 PM
9:30 PM Movie Night Music Jam Session Collegiate A R Reception Open Mic
10:00 PM
Sunday Federal (350) Colonial (125) Seminar (72) Cotillion (100) Directors (40) Board (50) Greenwood (14) Deck (40)
8:00 AM
8:30 AM Collegiate Amateur Radio Forum
9:00 AM Getting Started in Amateur Satellites 80-Meter Extended Double Zepp Antenna PAVE PAWS CE0X-San Felix I. Attempt Intro to Vintage Amateur Radio Restoration
10:00 AM AMSAT Forum II Evaluating Antennas Using WSPR Entry Level License - What's Worked and What Hasn't Spy Radios MARS Meeting (open) VE Session III
11:00 AM ARRL Forum II Intro to Antenna Modeling Share the Magic - Bringing Local Kids into AR Getting Involved with Public Service Events MARS Membership Meeting
12:00 PM WCC Museum Intro to JT65 Growing Your Ham Radio Club
1:00 PM
2:00 PM Prize Drawing & Convention Wrap-up
3:00 PM

Friday

SKYWARN Training Rob Macedo, KD1CY
SKYWARN is a volunteer program with between 350,000 and 400,000 trained severe weather spotters. These volunteers help keep their local communities safe by providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather to the National Weather Service. Learn the basics of thunderstorm development; fundamentals of storm structure; identifying potential severe weather features; information to report; how to report it; basic severe weather safety.
Time: 13:00 - 16:00
Room: Seminar

ARES 101 Pete Stohrer, K1PJS
An introduction to the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES). How hams can utilize their communication assets for public service and served agencies. Amateurs have provided emergency communication since the early days of radio. All license classes are welcome and encouraged to participate in the ARES program.
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Room: Colonial

Ham Radio: Educational tool in The Classroom Joe Fairclough, WB2JKJ
How to use Amateur Radio in the classroom as an educational tool, while creating some young hams along the way.
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Room: Seminar

DXCC/Contest Dinner Special Guest Jeff Briggs, K1ZM/VY2ZM
Join your fellow hams for a delicious DXCC/Contest dinner on the first night of the convention. Accompanying us will be Jeff Briggs, K1ZM/VY2ZM, recounting the story of the 7O6T DXpedition to Yemen in 2012. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
More details available on the DXCC/Contest Dinner page. Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Room: Federal

Saturday

Beginning at 8:30 AM

Conference Keynote Address Tom Frenaye, K1KI, ARRL Director, New England Division
In his opening remarks, Tom will welcome Convention attendees and discuss the important issues of the day affecting our hobby.
Time: 08:30 - 10:00
Room: Federal

Beginning at 9:00 AM

Tech-in-a-Day™ Review [Tech-in-a-Day™ is a trademark of Stanley Stone, W4HIX for FCC Amateur Radio Technician Class examination preparation.]
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Room: Directors

Yaesu System Fusion II John Kruk, N9UPC
Yaesu will present information in regards to the second generation of Yaesu System Fusion. This covers the new DG-ID/DP-ID feature, the DR-2x, and many more exciting things.
Time: 09:00 - 10:00
Room: Colonial

Beginning at 10:00 AM

Nashua ARC High Altitude Balloon Project: Engaging Young People in Stem Careers and Amateur Radio Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC
Fred will present on the creation and delivery of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum that uses the construction, launch, tracking and recovery of a high-altitude balloon carrying a 2-meter APRS system and atmospheric experiments.
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Room: Federal

Basics of HF Propagation Tom Carrigan, NE1R
An introduction to the fascinating subject of HF radio propagation. Tom will discuss ground wave, sky wave, NVIS, skip, and other phenomena, as well as an introduction to space weather and interpretation of published indexes. The talk is intended for radio enthusiasts with a limited knowledge of the subject. It does not assume any formal scientific education.
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Room: Cotillion

Linux in The Ham Shack Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ
Andy will present about various ham radio-related programs that are freely available for Linux, as well as recent developments.
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Room: Seminar

Introduction to Fox Hunting John Salmi, KB1MGI
Fox Hunting / Direction Finding techniques equipment and demonstrations for finding hidden fox transmitters and tracking down interference.
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Room: Board

Programming with CHIRP James Lee, N1DDK
An overview of the open source CHIRP software which can be used to program most radios. What is CHIRP? What radios are supported? How do I download and use Chirp? Along with common problems and solutions.
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Room: Colonial

VE Session - I Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Room: Deck

Beginning at 11:00 AM

YLs at Noon Anne Manna, WB1ARU
Women Radio Operators of New England and Young Ladies' Radio League are co-sponsoring this forum for all YLs, licensed or not. Every woman ham is a "Young Lady" no matter what her age. Forum includes a presentation, as well as time to socialize. Bring a snack or lunch if you like; beverages will be available. Topics will include: what YLs are doing and have done in our shared hobby; reports on new nets and awards; ways to join in the fun. Bring your questions to the YL Forum and find out more about women in Amateur Radio and hear from Young Ladies of all ages! OMs are also welcome to earn awards and are appreciated for their support.
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Room: Board

The Science of HF Propagation Phil Erickson, W1PJE
Earth's ionosphere, produced each day by solar extreme ultraviolet light, provides the reason why HF frequencies do not propagate in straight lines. Phil will follow on NE1R's introduction to propagation with a deeper discussion of the ionosphere and its variations, and how it relates to amateur radio propagation. He will also describe national and international space weather research, including observation programs at MIT Haystack Observatory in Westford MA, and will present information on how hams can participate in active scientific research through the HamSCI citizen science initiative. The talk will be at a general public level, with particular focus on Amateur Radio enthusiasts.
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Room: Cotillion

Care and Feeding of Astron Power Supplies James Lee, N1DDK
Astron power supplies are the most common work horse supplies found in ham shacks. This presentation will outline repairs and upgrades to a few Astron power supplies done by the author. Suggested improvements and repairs will be applicable for the RS20 RS35 and other models. Issues with different versions of the supplies will be discussed. Photos and hands on parts will be part of the presentation. Although not every possible repair will be discussed, the attendees should walk away with the confidence and sources to repair their power supply.
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Room: Colonial

Utilizing The Capabilities of a Software-Defined Radio Gerald Youngblood, K5SDR
Gerald will explore the myriad of capabilities that have been added to Software-Defined Radios (SDRs) in the last few years, how these advances enhance both the enjoyment of radio and provide new key insights into the radio spectrum, and the signals that occupy it. He will cover several operating modes focusing on the SDR features that enhance those modes and make contacts both easier and more enjoyable. He'll also show how the ever-increasing integration of SDR radios and other hardware and software can provide new features not previously available.
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Room: Federal

SKYWARN Overview Rob Macedo, KD1CY
An overview of the popular SKYWARN program sponsored by the National Weather Service.
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Room: Seminar

Beginning at 12:00 N

Digital Radio Repeater Modes Forum Rick Zach, K1RJZ
This forum will discuss the newest equipment and operating trends, covering the most popular digital voice modes found on local New England repeaters. In five parts:

  • Part 1: An abbreviated comparison of all digital voice mode repeaters modes used in New England: DMR, Fusion, D-Star, NXDN.
  • Part 2: How do the many IP-linked repeater networks talk to each other or not talk to each other? Comparing NEDECN/DMR-MARC, Brandmiester, EWARN, D-Star, AllStar, Fusion.
  • Part 3: The many types of digital dongles out there. Oh my!
  • Part 4: The newest digital voice radios available as of this week... and there are now several available at under $100!
  • Part 5: Considering the evolving dynamic technology change, how can a normal human stay current? Resources will include podcasts, forums, Facebook groups, and email groups and more.
    Time: 12:00 - 14:00
    Room: Colonial

Upper Level Lows and 6-meter Sporadic E Joe Dzekevich, K1YOW
This presentation uses Amateur Radio to explore possible correlations between weather storm systems and sporadic E clouds to see if they are collocated. While some of the main causes of sporadic E propagation are wind shear, meteor strikes and upper atmospheric tides (ultimately coming from solar EUV energy inputs), radio operators have noticed that sporadic E propagation is also changed significantly by hurricanes and storms. This talk will present specific cases where Amateur Radio has been used to investigate the effects of low-pressure weather storms on the formation and/or enhancement of 6-meter sporadic E clouds. The author used DX Maps and earth wide weather model charts combined with operations on 6 meters to examine possible correlations between the location of the sporadic E clouds and the low-pressure weather storm systems. Initial findings show a high degree of correlation when magnetic field strength is taken into consideration.
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Room: Cotillion

Practical Lightning, Static, and Impulse Protection Joe Reisert, W1JR
Joe will discuss the danger and damage caused by lightning and surges, as well as the latest techniques to prevent or decrease same versus prior art.
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Room: Seminar

ARRL Forum - I Tom Frenaye, K1KI, New England Division Director, and Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, ARRL CEO
Tom and Tom will discuss current affairs at the League, followed by a Q&A session. Ask the League leadership some tough questions! (This forum will be repeated on Sunday.)
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Room: Federal

Beginning at 1:00 PM

Traffic Handlers Meet & Greet Marcia Forde, KW1U
Already a traffic handler? Meet your fellow traffic handlers and discuss concerns you might have. Interested in learning more about traffic handling? Get information from those who have the experience.
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Room: Board

AMSAT Forum - I Barry Baines, WD4ASW
Barry will present an overview of the state of AMSAT and the engineering status of the Fox projects and other programs, followed by a Q&A.
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Room: Federal

PiPtr - Open Source Raspberry Pi Repeater Controller James Lee, N1DDK
The Raspberry Pi can be used for many ham radio projects, including an inter-linkable repeater controller.
James will discuss the goals and current state of the project. He will present an overview of the hardware and software architectures.
Participants will gain:

  • An introduction to Python and Github
  • The ability to replicate the prototype
  • The ability to contribute to the hardware, software, and testing.
    Time: 13:00 - 14:00
    Room: Cotillion

VE Session - II Time: 13:00 - 17:00
Room: Deck

New England QRP Forum Carl Achin, WA1ZCQ
NEQRP's annual Boxboro 'Symposium of Talks' for low-power radio enthusiasts, field operators, and home-brewers/kit builders.

  • 13:00 - 14:00 - Dave Benson, K1SWL
    Since the conclusion of the National Parks On The Air program hosted by ARRL in 2016, there has been considerable interest in maintaining outdoor-themed QRP activities. Dave will spotlight a number of programs supporting these interests. If you haven't already taken your QRP rigs into the field, now's a fine time! September means great weather here in New England. 'Field Basics' will be discussed, along with suggestions for minimizing weight and maximizing success. Ideas for portable antennas from the casual to the 'engineered' will be presented. The occasional field mishap will be shared, serving to illustrate the point, "an expert is someone with a wealth of experience--much of it bad."

  • 14:00 - 15:00 - Rex Harper, W1REX
    Have you ever build an electronic kit? Assembled a, crystal-radio, transmitter, or transceiver, that you made a contact with? If so you know that special feeling you get from communicating hundreds of miles that started as just electronic parts before you assembled it. It's a special exciting and gratifying feeling. Rex will go one step further, showing how he builds kits in-the-field! That's right--kit building from a park bench, grassy field, or even in the woods.

  • 15:00 - 16:00 - Greg Algieri, WA1JXR
    Have you ever wanted to know if your antenna was efficient? Wanted to know where it was radiating? Wanted to get peak performance from your antenna? Then this talk will show you how computer modeling can be very beneficial for all Amateur Radio stations for getting your signal heard, locally, and around the world. Greg will show how antenna computer modeling can give you lots of technical information and increased performance for your station needs.

Room: Seminar

Beginning at 2:00 PM

RF Fingerprinting John Salmi, KB1MGI
John will present and demonstrate simple and easy techniques to record the RF fingerprint of a radio transmission. These techniques can help to identify a particular transmitter brand name that is causing interference.
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Room: Board

Cubes in Space for Kids Bob Phinney, K5TEC
Cubes in Space™ is the only program in the world that provides students (ages 11-18) with a free opportunity to design experiments to be launched into space on a NASA rocket or balloon! This is a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) based global education program, enabling kids to learn about space exploration utilizing innovative problem-solving, inquiry-based learning methods. In this session, students from the Clay Center Amateur Radio Club (CC-ARC) and their adult mentors will show you how to bring this program to your ham radio club or school.
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Room: Federal

Modernizing and Growing Your Amateur Radio Club - The Nashua Area Radio Club Story Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC
How do you renew interest in, and grow your Amateur Radio club? Fred will describe how he and other Nashua Area Radio Club members grew their club from forty members to over 150 in two years.
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Room: Cotillion

YCCC Meeting Dennis Egan, W1UE
Program Highlights:
W1UE, K1VR, and KC1CWF- "Station Automation"
K1RX Mark Pride "OH5NQ- Greatest SWL Station in the World"
W3UA Eugene Shablygin- "Hamlogs.net"
YCCC Youth Scholarship Drawing
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Room: Colonial

Beginning at 3:00 PM

New England Spectrum Management Council (NESMC) Forum Bob DeMattia, K1IW
The New England Spectrum Management Council, the repeater coordinating body for Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island, will hold its Annual Meeting. We will also have a short presentation, "Repeater Coordination in the 21st Century."
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Room: Cotillion

Youth Forum Bob Phinney, K5TEC
How do we attract more youth to ham radio? Come to the Youth Forum to hear from youth amateurs themselves, panelists from ages 9 to 19, about how they got started in radio and what keeps them interested. Learn from the experiences of the Clay Center Amateur Radio Club which has educated and supported over 120 youth and currently has over 260 members, including 12 astronauts. Get tips that will help your club.
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Room: Federal

Beginning at 4:00 PM

Building & Operating A Portable Satellite Station Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC and Anita Kemmerer, AB1QB
Covers two different stations: a simple HT-based setup and tracking using a handheld Yagi; and a more complex station that uses full computer control but is still portable. For more information, visit https://stationproject.wordpress.com/2017/03/03/a-portable-satellite-station-part-4-2-0-station-first-contacts.
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Room: Federal

National Parks on The Air (NPOTA) Dennis Markell, N1IMW
The 2016 NPOTA event brought together a wide variety of operators in a remarkable year of success, and a lot of 'fail and learn' experiences. Come view and hear about the antenna quandaries, the rig contortions and all the wacky field station creations that made the NPOTA event so remarkable.
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Room: Cotillion

BITX40 SSB QRP TransceIVer Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ
Andy will discuss a popular SSB QRP Kit from India.
Time: 16:00 - 17:00
Room: Seminar

Beginning at 7:00 PM

Convention Banquet With Keynote Speaker Paul Stoetzer, N8HM
Paul Stoetzer, N8HM, will be revealing his secrets on how to make big signals with little room, in a talk called Effective DX and Satellite Operation with Minimal Antennas. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
More details available on the Saturday Grand Banquet page.
Time: 19:00 - 21:30
Room: Federal

New England QRP Meet & Greet, Vendors Night & Build-a-thon Time: 19:00 - 23:00
Room: Seminar

Beginning at 9:30 PM

Open Mic Ham Radio Storytelling Phil Temples, K9HI
Have you had an amusing encounter with another ham, on or off the air? An antenna experiment that resulted in more sparks than signal? Or perhaps ham radio impacted your life in a way you couldn't have imagined? Now's the time to share your ham radio-related story! New to the convention this year, this event will allow each participant up to eight minutes to tell the audience their ham radio story.
Time: 21:30 - 23:00
Room: Board

Informal Music Jam Session Eliot Mayer, W1MJ
Get ready to rock out at the Boxboro! Saturday Night Jam Session, new for this year's convention! Hosted by Eliot Mayer, W1MJ, of The Chameleons. The jam session may go into some long blues improvisations or in other spontaneous rock, blues, or folkie directions, but we also offer chords and lyrics for fun but not-too-difficult songs for those that might want to practice playing or singing them in advance.
Time: 21:30 - 23:00
Room: Cotillion

Movie Night Time: 21:30 - 23:00
Room: Colonial

Collegiate Amateur Radio Reception Time: 21:30 - 23:00
Room: Directors

Sunday

Beginning at 8:30 AM

Collegiate Amateur Radio Forum Edward Snyder, W1YSM

  • Session 1 (08:30 - 10:00) Collegiate Club Update (max of four clubs to present).
  • Session 2 (10:00 - 11:00) Development of Collegiate Amateur Radio On-air Activities (Planning CAR QSO Parties, CAR Awards for on-air contacts, development of infrastructure to support this initiative). All clubs and ARRL leadership are invited to participate.
  • Session 3 (11:00 - 12:00) CAR Town Hall - Open Discussion led by W1YU and ARRL leadership. Manufacturers will also be invited to speak about how college Amateur Radio clubs can positively impact company activities.
    Time: 08:30 - 12:00
    Room: Federal
Beginning at 9:00 AM

80-Meter Extended Double Zepp Antenna Stephen Kercel, AA4AK
Stephen recounts his experiences constructing and operating with an extended double Zepp on 80 meters. The design uses a 600-Ohm ladder line of a precise length such that it produces a low SWR to 50-ohm source without the need of a tuner. With a tuner, the antenna is also remarkably effective on 160 and 60 meters. Stephen also shares some practical insights using a potato cannon for raising antenna wires in dense woods.
Time: 09:00 - 10:00
Room: Seminar

CE0X - San Felix I. attempt Mike Murphy, WU2D
While working in Chile, Mike traveled to San Felix, the site of a Chilean naval base. His adventures included obtaining licenses for San Felix and Robinson Crusoe I., installing DF gear and Zodiac fishing.
Time: 09:00 - 10:00
Room: Directors

Intro to Vintage Amateur Radio Restoration Dan Brown, W1DAN
While SDR radios and the latest ham technology is exciting, sometimes it is enjoyable to live in the past and light up some old tube gear. Dan will discuss the allure of old radios or "boat anchors": how to obtain, restore, and bring a relic back to life. He will also discuss vintage SSB, CW and AM.
Time: 09:00 - 10:00
Room: Board

Getting Started in Amateur Satellites Ernie Bauer, N1AEW
A presentation for beginners to understand, to plan, and make a QSO on the FM single-channel amateur satellites. Ernie will also provide an overview of the variety of currently available and soon to be launched amateur satellites and their capabilities (FM, SSB/CW and telemetry).
Time: 09:00 - 10:00
Room: Colonial

PAVE PAWS Capt. Theodore Kruczek, USAF
Kruczek and other operators from the 6th Space Warning Squadron will discuss PAVE PAWS and the military use of the shared 70 cm band to track satellites and provide early warning of ballistic missiles.
Time: 09:00 - 10:00
Room: Cotillion

Beginning at 10:00 AM

Evaluating Antennas Using WSPR Dennis Egan, W1UE
WSPR is an easy way of obtaining passive, objective signal reports from a variety of stations. Dennis will discuss methods of using WSPR to evaluate HF antennas.
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Room: Seminar

AMSAT Forum - II Barry Baines, WD4ASW
Barry presents an overview of the state of AMSAT in general, the engineering status of our Fox projects and other programs, followed by a Q&A.
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Room: Colonial

MARS Meeting (open) Robert Mims, WA1OEZ
What is the Military Auxiliary Radio Service? Come to the forum and learn about Army and Air Force MARS.
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Room: Board

Spy Radios Michael Crestohl, W1RC
Mike will present an overview on miniaturized covert radio equipment focusing on the WW2 years through the 1960s.
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Room: Directors

Entry Level License - What's Worked and What Hasn't Bruce Blain, K1BG
All of us entered the amateur radio hobby in a number of different ways. Whether it was the Class B license of the 30s and 40s, the Novice license of the 50s through the 90s, or the current Technician class license, Bruce looks at the history of entry level license requirements and conditions, what's worked and what hasn't, and what it means for attracting youth to the hobby.
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Room: Cotillion

VE Session - III Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Room: Deck

Beginning at 11:00 AM

Intro to Antenna Modeling Greg Algieri, WA1JXR
This presentation will assist hams in using EZNEC Antenna Modeling Software for the first time. Greg will discuss the fundamentals of antenna modeling and how to get started using the software.
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Room: Seminar

ARRL Forum - II Tom Frenaye, K1KI, New England Division Director, and Tom NY2RF, ARRL CEO
Tom and Tom will discuss current affairs at the League, followed by a Q&A session. Ask the League leadership some tough questions!
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Room: Colonial

Getting Involved with Public Service Events Gary Schwartz, N1ZCE
Public service events are a great way to build your radio operating skills, create visibility for ham radio, and serve the local community. Make sure you are prepared for emergency operations by working real-world events, and have some fun as well!
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Room: Directors

MARS Membership Meeting Robert Mims, WA1OEZ
A closed meeting for MARS members to discuss MARS.
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Room: Board

Share The Magic - Bringing Local Kids into Amateur Radio Douglas Sharafanowich, WA1SFH, Section Youth Coordinator, CT
This presentation is designed to give individual hams and club officials an insight into how to create a successful, results oriented, youth outreach program (or fine tune what they are currently doing).
Topics:

  • Hard Truths
  • The four essentials required to make it work
  • The three parts of a successful youth outreach program
  • Where to find our best prospects
  • Avoiding the brick walls
  • Capitalizing on existing opportunities
  • Creating opportunities to showcase Amateur Radio

(40 minute presentation followed by a 10-minute Question & Answer session)
Time: 11:00 - 12:00
Room: Cotillion

Beginning at 12:00 N

Intro to JT65 Charles Bures, WA3ITR
An introduction to the JT65 mode, developed by Joe Taylor, K1JT. How and why it was developed, what components are needed, and more. Charlie will explain the basic technical details by walking through a sample QSO, and also share his early experiences using JT65.
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Room: Seminar

The SS Hope Marine Radio at the WCC Museum Ed Moxon, K1GGI
The museum at Chatham Radio / WCC features a complete Mackay Marine radio console that sailed on the famous hospital ship SS Hope / WHNJ. This presentation details the acquisition and restoration of a special piece of maritime radio history.
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Room: Colonial

Growing Your Ham Radio Club Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ, Affiliated Club Coordinator, Eastern MA
Amateur Radio clubs can be great places to meet people, learn new things, and have a lot of fun.
Time: 12:00 - 13:00
Room: Cotillion

Beginning at 2:00 PM

Prize Drawing & Convention Wrap-up Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Room: Federal