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Friday

Friday 9:00 AM
NEQRP Kickoff Breakfast Group Meeting
Time: 9:00 - 9:50 AM
Room: Atrium/Lobby
Friday 10:00 AM
W1B Setup Group Meeting
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room: Marlborough, W9
Friday 1:00 PM
SKYWARN Spotter Class Robert Macedo, KD1CY
This is the traditional SKYWARN Training class offered by NWS Boston/Norton office and can be taught by Amateur Radio coordinators within the Boston/Norton coverage area. With changes due to COVID: to get your Spotter ID a basic 20-question online quiz ca
Time: 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Room: Seminar, E3
Kit-Building Workshop Joe Eisenberg
Join kit building guru Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, in this workshop. With Joe’s guidance, you will be building a high-quality FM receiver. Joe will supply the kit, batteries, and stereo ear buds. It has one surface mount part on the bottom of the board. Joe will offer two different methods to solder it in place and use this part to teach how to deal with surface mount parts. The rest of the parts are conventional through-hole components. Joe will go over some methods to make the best solder connections. Joe will also supply 63/37 solder to show why this type of solder is best for hand soldering as we are doing. Total cost for each builder will be $10. If you have the proper tools, please bring them.
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Room: Marlborough, W9
Friday 5:00 PM
NEQRP Friday Night Dinner Get-Together Group Meeting
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 PM
Room: Marlborough, W9
Friday 7:00 PM
Contest/DXCC Banquet Joe Reisert, W1JR
Joe will present "Untold DX Stories" in which he covers his early radio days and helping get people into DXing. Next, he will talk about his DX'pedition to Navassa Island in 1957 (with some interesting twists and turns) and about his trip with Danny Weil, VP2VB on the Yasme 2 to Tortola in the BVI in 1958. He will wrap up with some stories, lies, and etc. about some of the most prominent DX and DX'ers of yesteryear. Door prize: $500 HRO Gift Certificate. Tickets must be purchased in advance for this event.
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Room: Salon AB, E2/E4



Saturday

Saturday 9:00 AM
Keynote Address David Minster, NA2AA
In his keynote, David will highlight current ARRL initiatives to engage and inspire this current generation of hams: Accelerating ARRL’s digital transformation, ensuring ARRL is a focal point amateur radio learning, developing experiences that motivate licensees to become (more) radio active, and improving training and tools for radio clubs, emergency communication volunteers, and students.
Time: 9:00 - 9:50 AM
Room: Salon A, E2
Saturday 10:00 AM
AMSAT Update Burns Fisher, WB1FJ
An overview of current activities at AMSAT, including current AMSAT Engineering Projects as well as the status of both old and new AMSAT-related satellites
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room: Duchess, E1
The How and Why of Engaging Youth in Amateur Radio Steve Goodgame, K5ATA
This presentation will share methods and techniques for engaging youth and tools and tips for approaching schools about inclusion of amateur radio in their programs and curriculum.
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room: Salon A, E2
Low Power Mesh Networking Using LoRa Bruce MacKinnon, KC1FSZ
LoRa is a long-range, low-power digital modulation method originally developed for industrial applications such as water/gas/power meter reading. The Wellesley Amateur Radio Society has been using LoRa radios to construct an experimental mesh data network that is capable of passing text messages in the Natick/Wellesley/Needham area. In this session, Bruce MacKinnon (KC1FSZ) will provide an overview of this unusual project and will demonstrate the potential of LoRa technology in the amateur radio service.
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room: Seminar, E3
Fox Hunting 101 Skip Denault, KB1CNB
How-to suggestions about fox hunting - equipment and methods for the fox and the hunters, tips and tricks, and time for Q & A. A fox hunt on the grounds will follow - bring your fox hunting gear!
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room: Salon B, E4
CW Academy Bruce Blain, K1BG
Bruce K1BG, will talk about CWops' “CW Academy.” CW Academy has trained an estimated 6,000 students in the past few years in the art of CW and telegraphy. If learning Morse code or improving your Morse skills is of interest, this talk is for you!
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room: Princess, E9
Getting Started with Winlink RMS Express Marcia Forde, KW1U
The Winlink world-wide radio email system is one of two powerful digital message handling tools widely used by ARES. It’s fairly simple to get up and running, but this two-hour workshop will save you time. It will also help you become a proficient user very quickly.
Time: 10:00 - 11:50 AM
Room: Wayland, W1
HF Basics for EmComm George Lillinstein, AB1GL
Many folks get into ARES public service work with a Technician Class FCC license, and soon upgrade to a General or Extra Class license in order to be a more versatile member. This class will provide some emcomm-specific HF knowledge and techniques for those just getting started with home and field HF operation, including “rules of thumb” to simplify operations.
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room: Sterling, W2
Advanced Topics in SKYWARN: How You Can Help with Severe Weather Reporting Situational Awareness Rob Macedo, KD1CY
Have you wanted to get more involved in supporting SKYWARN but have rarely seen criteria to report on SKYWARN Nets? Very often, particularly for severe thunderstorm and localized flood events along with other weather scenarios, damage can be very localized but significant where the damage or flooding occurs. This seminar is intended to give Amateur Radio operators a way to contribute further by supporting proper public safety radio monitoring via personal scanners and online public safety feeds, proper social media monitoring techniques and monitoring local weather stations in your city or town or a local range of cities and towns to help support reporting into the National Weather Service to protect life and property. We will also cover the need for net controls and monitoring of local area repeaters during severe weather situations.
Time: 10:00 - 11:50 AM
Room: Hudson, W3
1-Day Tech Class Dan Romanchik, KB6NU
Get your tech license in one day with Dan's 1 day class. Pre-registration required.
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: Sudbury, W4
ARES Bootcamp Peter Stohrer, W1FEA
If you’re just getting started with ARES, this class is a great place to begin. Long-time broadcast engineer Pete Stohrer, W1FEA, NH-ARES ASEC for Operations and Section Manager will be the presenter. This class touches on all the basics to give you a good overview of the ARES program and the skills and knowledge needed to be an effective emergency communicator.
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room: Southborough, W6
VEC Session I Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Westborough, W8
New England QRP Forum Forum Discussion
Time: 10:00 - 11:50 AM
Room: Marlborough, W9
Saturday 11:00 AM
Cubes In Space - Awesome Youth Activity for Your Club Bob Phinney, K5TEC
Your club can host an activity that allows students between 11 and 18 to launch a small project on a NASA sounding rocket. Learn from several students who launched their project from Wallops AFB this past July.
Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Room: Duchess, E1
Elecraft K4 update Eric Swartz, WA6HHQ
Here all about the Elecraft K4 transceiver, ongoing updates and good things to come. Eric will also take questions as time allows.
Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Room: Seminar, E3
Cigar Box Radio: Thinking Inside the Box James Surprenant, AB1DQ
James Surprenant (AB1DQ) spent much of his formative years at his grandfather's basement workbench, a glorious wonderland chockfull of radio TV carcasses, tubes and other surplus parts, and dozens of back issues of Popular Electronics. As was not uncommon among men of that era, "Grampy" was seldom seen without a stink stick in his mouth. As a result, and to “Little Jimmy’s” delight, his workshop was well stocked with what seemed to be an endless supply of 7-20-4 cigar boxes. Abundant, free and easy to cut and drill into, these boxes became the chasses of many a crystal radio and other electronics projects. Now fast approaching 60, AB1DQ (having passed through his own obsessive phase for cigars) is enjoying a second childhood incorporating easily obtained wooden cigar boxes in creative and practical ways in on his workbench. This presentation will showcase some of James’ recent cigar box projects including his take on the Bob Heil Pine Board Project and other various QRP radios and accessories including both assembled kits and scratch builds. James will share tips and tricks on modifying kits for cigar box housing, planning parts layout and how to best work with the oftentimes fragile cigar box wood.
Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Room: Salon B, E4
Summits On The Air - All skill levels, All seasons Tim DApice, KA1YBS
Join Tim for a fun talk about SOTA, Summits On The Air. Tim will share his experiences as a SOTA enthusiast and encourage you to activate your first... or 100th Summit! You will learn beginner to advanced concepts. The discussion will focus on personal safety, essential hiking gear, radio equipment, and best practices for ALL seasons. The talk will cover operating techniques using HF, VHF and APRS to get the desired necessary points for activation credit. The discussion will also highlight how ANYONE with an amateur radio license can participate in the fun, from a hilltop, or the shack! Don't miss this fun and very informative talk!
Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Room: Princess, E9
So you're a new EC - What Now? Dave Colter, WA1ZCN
For new ARES Emergency Coordinators, the job can seem daunting. This class will give you a great starting place. We’ll cover all aspects of the job from recruiting and agency relationships to training and operations.
Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Room: Sterling, W2
Message Forms for Disaster Ops Peter Stohrer, W1FEA
Hams have long used a number of standard message forms to move messages across town and around the country. Knowing how it’s done is critical to our success.
Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Room: Southborough, W6
Saturday 12:00 PM
Youth Forum ~ New England Sci-Tech ARS Bob Phinney, K5TEC
What inspires today's youth in the amateur radio hobby? Come and find out what's on the minds of our youngest hams in this captivating panel discussion.
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Room: Duchess, E1
ARRL Forum Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC & Ria Jairam, N2RJ
New England Division Director Fred Kemmerer and Hudson Division Director Ria Jairam will host the ARRL forum.
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Room: Salon A, E2
Working HF DX Joe Reisert, W1JR
Many new hams and lots of old timers often just work the locals and FM repeaters etc. The High Frequency Bands are a great resource for fun and challenge in your spare time. On HF it's another world working and meeting hams from all over the world. Hopefully this talk will tell you how to do it.
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Room: Seminar, E3
The History of Vacuum Tube Radio Louis Tramontozzi, KA1HIH
his presentation reviews the History of Vacuum Tube Radio, from its' beginnings with tube type diode detectors up to the development of the TRF (Tuned Radio Frequency) and Superheterodyne circuit configurations. The general period of time covered is from the early 1920s to the 1970s.
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Room: Salon B, E4
ARDC - Introduction and Update John Hays, K7VE
This presentation will review ARDC Foundation activities and processes for making grants and managing the AMPRnet/44Net.
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Room: Princess, E9
NESMC Board Meeting Robert DeMattia, K1IW
Executive session meeting for NESMC officers (closed to general public)
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Room: Hudson, W3
NEQRP Lucheon Gathering Group Meeting
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Room: Marlborough, W9
Saturday 1:00 PM
Playing Radio Outside: So Creative And Fun Even Your Spouse Will Want To Join You! Mindy Hull, KM1NDY
Are you playing radio outdoors yet? Portable amateur radio is the arguably the trendiest version of ham radio to come along in a long time! With the advent and accessibility of the lightweight LiFePo4+ battery, the decreasing enjoyment of home based shacks in the era of HOAs and RFI, and enticing programs like Parks-On-The-Air (POTA) and Summits-On-The-Air (SOTA), getting outdoors and operating is an enticing alternative. This year's talks focuses on the many creative ways you can enjoy portable radio. Even better, bring your non-ham spouses, partners, kids, friends, and better halves... us portable operators are all learning that this is a way you can get your loved ones to go play radio with you too!
Time: 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Room: Duchess, E1
The Big E Project: Presenting Modern Ham Radio to the Public Larry Krainson, W1AST
Presentation and discussion about the 2022 Big E Project and getting the public interested in ham radio enough to sign up for classes. The Big E booth is just a month from the HamXpo and things will be in very good shape for the booth by then. But more help and interested parties is always welcome.
Time: 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Room: Salon A, E2
YCCC Forum - Introductions, Club Business and New Members Ken Casruso, WO1N
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
Room: Seminar, E3
How to fail at running a radio club. Aaron Addison, KF1G
The counterpoint to the wonderful presentations on having a growing and healthy club. This presentation will focus on the pitfalls and roadblocks I have found in trying to keep a club active and relevant in the 21 century.
Time: 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Room: Salon B, E4
RFI Team Meeting Rob Leiden, K1UI
Meeting to bring teams up to date on lessons learned, process changes, discuss obtaining additional equipment and training and get to know each other.
Time: 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Room: Princess, E9
Getting started with NBEMS Don Rolph, AB1PH
The Narrow Band Emergency Messaging Systems is one of the two most popular digital messaging platforms used by ARES. It doesn’t rely on any sort of infrastructure, making it the perfect tool for local and regional text-based message handling. This workshop will help you get started both with equipment setup and operations.
Time: 1:00 - 2:50 PM
Room: Wayland, W1
Lessons from the Big Ones Paul Silverzweig, W1PJS
Paul Silverzweig W1PJS was part of the ARES Puerto Rico hurricane deployment and many others. His experiences, good and bad, are food for thought. Paul is the current SEC for Rhode Island. We’re sure you’ll find Paul’s commentary and opinions stimulating.
Time: 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Room: Sterling, W2
Tactical Message Handling Dave Colter, WA1ZCN
In ARES, we move two types of messages – those sent on a form, and using a technique called “tactical voice.” ARRL research shows that approximately 95% of all real messages during disasters are handled by voice. This new class will teach you how to send and deliver tactical voice messages quickly and accurately. You’ll even learn why it’s called “tactical voice.”
Time: 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Room: Southborough, W6
VEC Session II Time: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Room: Westborough, W8
All Illuminating Introduction to Antennas Dale Clement, AF1T
Time: 1:00 - 1:50 PM
Room: Marlborough, W9
Saturday 2:00 PM
NTS Traffic Handlers and NE-ECAPS Meet and Greet Marcia Forde, KW1U & Cory Golob, KU1U
An opportunity to meet message traffic handlers from around New England and Hudson Divisions and talk about current happenings and topics of interest in the message handling world.
Time: 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Room: Duchess, E1
Hedy Lamarr and her inventions including Spread Spectrum Jules Hojnowski, KD2FOU
Hedy was an actress, but also was brilliant and invented many things.
Time: 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Room: Salon A, E2
YCCC: ARRL Sweepstakes - The Oldest and Most Challenging Contest Mitch Stern, W1SJ
Some operate in the SS. Some avoid it at all costs. We will look at why the SS is a great contest which not only provides super training but is also a lot of fun!
Time: 2:00 - 2:40 PM
Room: Seminar, E3
YCCC: An Effective Contest Station without Towers John Vogel, N1PGA
Come see how one ham has built a contest station that produces top-5 scores without using towers. You might just see the potential in your backyard a little differently.
Time: 2:50 - 3:30 PM
Room: Seminar, E3
New England Spectrum Management - Annual Meeting Robert DeMattia, K1IW
This is annual meeting of New England Spectrum Management (NESMC), the amateur radio repeater frequency coordinator for Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. Repeater owners, users, members, and non members are all invited.
Time: 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Room: Salon B, E4
RFI Locating - A Partnership Annette Conticchio, KA1RFI & Rob Leiden, K1UI
This presentation will outline a partnership between the ARRL and local utilities to locate and assist with RFI issues experiences by HAM operators.
Time: 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Room: Princess, E9
Brief Training Ideas for ARES Staff Dave Colter, WA1ZCN
From the guy who wrote ARRL’s ARECC training courses, here’s a trove of education and training ideas that will simplify the process for ECs and AECs. Both classroom and field training is covered for a wide range of subjects. This is the toolkit that every training officer needs.
Time: 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Room: Sterling, W2
Go-Kit Basics for Emcomm George Lillenstein, AB1GL
There’s a lot more to building a functional Go Kit than simply throwing items into a storage container. This course takes a slightly different approach to designing kits that work for all the situations you might find yourself in – without going broke. This class can benefit both new and experienced ARES members.
Time: 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Room: Southborough, W6
Classic Antennas Dale Clement, AF1T
Time: 2:00 - 2:50 PM
Room: Marlborough, W9
Saturday 3:00 PM
YL Gathering sponsored by YLRL and WRONE Anne Manna, WB1ARU & Barbara Irby, KC1KGS
This presentation will be an opportunity for women who are hams, interested in becoming hams, or curious about what women hams do, to learn more and meet one another. Opportunities and resources that are available will be shared. Come with your questions and suggestions!
Time: 3:00 - 4:50 PM
Room: Duchess, E1
YCCC: Contest Quiz Randy Thompson, K5ZD
Join the competition to test your knowledge of Ham Radio Contests
Time: 3:30 - 4:00 PM
Room: Seminar, E3
Spy Radios Michael Crestohl, W1RC & Tom Perera, W1TP
A look at covert radio and cryptographic equipment with Tom Perera, W1TP.
Time: 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Room: Princess, E9
High powered magloop construction & theory Ted Robinson, K1QAR
A practical under $1000 kilowatt magloop will be demonstrated on stage. (Most web designs are over complicated). Discussion will include physics, design choices, construction procedures, and parts sources,
Time: 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Room: Wayland, W1
SEC Presentations & Panel Discussion Rob Macedo, KD1CY
This two-hour session is a forum to learn what the different Sections in the New England Division have been up to for the last year from an ARES and public service perspective, and their plans for the future. It’s also a forum for solving common problems within ARES and public service and to give an overview of what each section is doing from an ARES perspective.
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Room: Southborough, W6
Quintessential Things You Need to Know about Kit-Building Rex Harper, W1REX
Time: 3:00 - 3:50 PM
Room: Marlborough, W9
Saturday 4:00 PM
AM Forum Timothy Smith, WA1HLR
Tim is known throughout New England (and the country) as "Mister AM." He is active on most HF bands on the AM mode of transmission. He also operates from Monticello, Maine, which is the location of WBCQ, an international shortwave broadcast station, and makes use of their antennas when they are not on the air. His interests include radio, of course, music, and off-the-wall technologies.
Time: 4:00 - 4:50 PM
Room: Princess, E9
Saturday 7:00 PM
Grand Banquet Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB
Enjoy dinner with a keynote speaker Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB for an evening of fun and interesting discussion. Door Prize: Yaesu FT-891 mobile HF through 6m transceiver! Tickets must be purchased in advance for this event.
Time: 7:00 - 9:30 PM
Room: Salon AB, E2/E4
NEQRP Meet & Greet, Vendors Night, & Build-a-thon Group Meeting
Time: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
Room: Marlborough, W9



Sunday

Sunday 10:00 AM
A Little Bit About Forest Fires Barbara Dougan, N1NS
This presentation is a glimpse of the vast knowledge, skills, equipment and technology involved in wildland fire management. Review how the ICS structure works at forest fires, including the communications unit and how qualified people from across the country are deployed to incidents.
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room: Duchess, E1
Introduction to Microcontrollers Joel Curneal, N1JEO
An introduction to Arduino and PIC microcontrollers and some sample programming to do simple tasks.
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room: Salon A, E2
Transmitter testing using low cost test gear Shirley Dulcey, KE1L
The FCC has requirements for the spectral purity of ham radio transmitters; they have to meet requirements for harmonic and spurious radiation. There are additional things like in-band spurs and broadband noise that are not covered by FCC regulations, but best amateur practice calls for minimizing them. It is now possible to test your transmitters for these issues without a lab full of expensive gear. This presentation shows to perform tests using the tinySA, one of a number of inexpensive software defined receivers, and no-cost software.
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room: Seminar, E3
Linux in Your Hamshack Andy Stewart, KB1OIQ
Andy's Ham Radio Linux" has been downloaded over 100,000 times by hams who enjoy using Free Software and Open Source Software. Learn more about this popular software collection and what it contains. For more information, go to this website: https://sourceforge.net/projects/kb1oiq-andysham/
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room: Salon B, E4
Cybersecurity for the Radio Amateur John Tarbox, WA1KLI
Cybersecuriy is a hot topic with many companies being hacked and personal data being exposed. Hams can help protect themselves by taking simple precautions and being diligent. Particular concerns for hams are radios that they put on the internet for remote operation and Wi-Fi enabled devices. The unique needs of hams will be addressed.
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room: Princess, E9
VEC Session III Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: Westborough, W8
Military Auxiliary Radio System: How Amateurs Support the Department of Defense Tom Kinahan, N1CPE
The Army MARS Region Director and Air Force MARS Wing Commander for New England will present how individual amateur radio operators can support the Department of Defense as MARS members, but also as individual amateur radio operators. We'll talk about how all hams can play a role.
Time: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Room: Marlborough, W9
Sunday 11:00 AM
Fox Hunters Meeting George Allison, K1IG
Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Room: Duchess, E1
CW Academy Bruce Blain, K1BG
Bruce K1BG, will talk about CWops' “CW Academy.” CW Academy has trained an estimated 6,000 students in the past few years in the art of CW and telegraphy. If learning Morse code or improving your Morse skills is of interest, this talk is for you!
Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Room: Salon A, E2
Growing Your Club Through Mentoring & New Ham Development Anita Kemmerer, AB1QB
Anita will share some success stories showing how a focus on mentoring and skills development for new and inactive hams can bring new energy to your club and help to grow ham radio. She will share programs that have proven successful. Bring your own men
Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Room: Seminar, E3
The "New" FCC RF Exposure Rules: A Practical Methodology Larry Banks, W1DYJ
The FCC recently changed the "rules" about RF Exposure for all of us.  The exposure criterion have not changed, but the rules about assessing our personal station's exposure have: there is no longer a simple exemption and we are required to do this assessment.  I recently assessed my station here in Woburn MA -- and it turned out to be much less an issue than I expected. This talk describes the process I used; it could be a model for your own station assessment. And as I was doing this, I learned some other interesting stuff!
Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Room: Salon B, E4
Signals on the Hill: A Brief History of Radio at Blue Hill Observatory Rusty Moore, K1FVK
Beginning in 1899 the Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory in Milton, MA was contributing to the advancement of radio science. Learn how scientists and amateur radio operators used kites, airplanes, and balloons in the development of both radio and atmospheric studies.
Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Room: Princess, E9
MARS Closed Meeting Tom Kinahan, N1CPE
Closed Meeting for MARS Members Only
Time: 11:00 - 11:50 AM
Room: Marlborough, W9
Sunday 12:00 PM
APRS, Golden Packet, & - the diy APRS Appliance John Tarbox, WA1KLI
With Kenwood not currently offering any APRS capable radios, we felt the need to develop a simple, low-cost Raspberry-PI based solution that could be used with many standard VHF/UHF mobile radios. Don led this effort, and these devices were tested during this year's Appalachian Trail Golden Packet event. This session will present the appliance, the results of this year's ATGP event as well as the future of APRS.
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Room: Duchess, E1
Multi-Band End Feds - Theory and Design Robert Glorioso, W1IS
Short history followed by theory of multi-band antenna design, theory of end feds, design constraints, RF feedback (why and management) and, of course, how to build one.
Time: 12:00 - 1:50 PM
Room: Salon A, E2
DIY Electronics and APRS for HAB Payloads Max Kendall, W0MXX
Many think that only professionals can launch weather balloons, or you need a costly kit to fabricate a payload. This presentation aims to show the fun learning of making your own HAB systems, including the use of amateur radio for tracking. This is a continuation of last year's presentation about using APRS on weather balloons, however, updated to discuss the recent systems in my latest HAB launch.
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Room: Seminar, E3
Introduction to Minuteman Repeater Association and Raffle drawing Kevin Paetzold, K1KWP
An overview of the MMRA will be presented followed by the annual MMRA raffle
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Room: Salon B, E4
Cape Cod's Fabulous Radio History - Facts to Remember, Fictions to Forget Edwin Moxon, K1GGI
The Cape has some truly interesting radio history that has been told and retold, sometimes getting better or worse in the process. We’ll take a look at some local radio lore and sort out a few mythconceptions that have become common knowledge thanks to some imaginative contributors.
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Room: Princess, E9
The Progression and Combination of Drones and HAM Radio Richard Bruce
This will be a speech on the crossover of HAM Radio and the progression of drone technology. It will cover a wide array of topics from the crystal days to GPS positioning systems.
Time: 12:00 - 12:50 PM
Room: Marlborough, W9
Sunday 1:00 PM
Closing Ceremony & Prize Drawings Convention Committee
Closing remarks by the committee, followed by the grand finale door prize drawings. See the HamXposition home page for a list of the major prizes. You need not be present to win for the majors, however you must be present to win the many smaller prizes which will are also offered.
Time: 1:00 - 2:50 PM
Room: Salon AB, E2/E4