Please read this important update from our convention chair, Bob DeMattia, K1IW, regarding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the 2020 convention:

Hello All,

I hope this messages finds you safe and healthy. After long consideration, the convention committee has decided to postpone the 2020 HamXposition to the weekend of November 6th through 8th.

There are several reasons for this, the first and foremost is the health and well-being of our attendees. In addition, there are many logistical problems with holding the convention in July, even under the most favorable conditions of the pandemic emergency being over by then.

  1. We believe it is unlikely that the state's ban on large gatherings will be completely lifted by the end of July.

  2. Even if it were, we believe attendance will be severely impacted due to lingering (and quite appropriate caution).

  3. Almost all of our exhibitors are unwilling to commit to anything prior to June.

  4. The convention is subject to penalties for cancellation. The penalties increase as we get closer to the convention date. By moving to November, we move out the schedule on these penalties. This will allow us to reassess the viability of the convention in early August. By then we will have further insight into prevailing conditions.

  5. The November weekend was the only one available to us - and could be lost to another group if we did not act on it.

We know that many look forward to attending each year, and have probably grown weary of all the cancellations of events like these. However, given the reality of the situation, we believe it is in everyone's best interest to postpone.

Stay safe & 73,
Bob DeMattia, K1IW
Northeast HamXposition 2020/The ARRL New England Convention

The Northeast HamXposition is moving!

Please read this special message from our convention chair, Bob DeMattia, K1IW


I am pleased to announce that the Northeast HamXposition (formerly Boxboro!) is MOVING!

The 2020 Northeast HamXposition will be held (updated!) November 6th, 7th, and 8th at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, conveniently located in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

The new venue offers us much-needed additional capacity for forums, a larger flea market, and ample parking right in the hotel's main lot. For those staying at the convention hotel, your room rate includes a complimentary breakfast buffet. We will announce very soon when the hotel is accepting reservations.

For those that like to take a step away from the convention, the Marlborough location has tons to offer, including dozens of restaurants in the immediate vicinity, as well as the new APEX Entertainment Center on Route 20 adjacent to the hotel.

The Northeast HamXposition convention committee are looking forward to our new home and hope you are too. Stay tuned for additional developments!

Bob DeMattia, K1IW
Northeast HamXposition 2020/The ARRL New England Convention

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