Amateur Radio Exposition for Young People

Amateur Radio Exposition for Young People

We are very pleased to announce that the Nashua Area Radio Society (NARS), will be presenting an Amateur Radio Exposition for Young People on September 7th and 8th. This exposition will include many hands-on activities, videos, and displays about amateur radio and wireless communications, including:

  • Software Defined Radios
  • High-Altitude Balloons
  • Portable and Mobile stations
  • Emergency Communications
  • Fox-hunting

The Amateur Radio Exposition for Young People will be located along the rear wall of the Exhibitor Hall.


In addition to the displays, the exposition will also feature two different kit building activities!. For a small cost, you can purchase a kit and build it using NARS's equipment and help from their mentors. They will be available on a walk-up basis anytime on Saturday or Sunday that the Exhibit hall is open.

  • Kit #1: A functional Morse Code Touch Keyer and practice oscillator
  • Kit #2: 70cm ground plane antenna



The exposition will also include a computer-controlled Satellite Ground Station. Using this satellite ground station, folks can communicate with other amateur radio operators using satellites in space!

More information from the Nashua Area Radio Society website


Ham Bootcamp

Have your Tech or General license already, but need help getting on the air? Interested in seeing what the hobby is all about before getting your license? In addition to the Amateur Radio Exposition for Young People, the Nashua Area Radio Society will also be hosting a Ham Bootcamp on Saturday at 9 AM. More details about the Ham Bootcamp here.

Free Admission for Students

As always, General Admission tickets for the convention are absolutely free for all students! Just bring your student ID to the ticket booth in the atrium for your free student General Admission ticket.