Northeast HamXposition Press Release



June 1, 2024

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Plans are shaping up for the 2024 Northeast HamXposition and New England Division Convention on August 22-25, 2024 in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

This year’s convention will be held at the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road W, Marlborough, MA 01752. This venue is located off of I-495 on Route 20 west. It offers many amenities and lots of nearby family-friendly attractions and dining options.

The festivities kick off on Thursday evening, August 22 with entertainment provided by nationally known comedian Juston McKinney. Seating is limited to 250 people. Tickets are just $35, and also available as part of the “Convention Plus” package.

Join your fellow hams for a delicious DXCC/Contest Banquet on Friday night with Yuri Onipko, VE3DZ, as he recaps his 50 years of DX and contesting activities and shares his operating experiences from a variety of locations around the world.  

Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, will present the keynote on Saturday morning. Steve leads ARRL’s Education and Learning Department. He has a passion for youth outreach, and works constantly to find ways to engage more youth in wireless technology and help teachers ELEVATE their STEM programs.

The Saturday evening Grand Banquet will feature special guest Dr. Tamitha Skov, WX6SWW. Known as “Space Weather Woman” in social media, Dr. Skov forecasts and analyzes space weather processes – in the heliosphere and exosphere.

Several new vendors will have their wares on display at the convention this year: FlexRadio, Elecraft, and SteppIR Communications Systems. We’ll also feature Halibut Electronics, Club Gear Online, Reliance Antennas. Remote Ham Radio, VE2DX Electronics, Gold Medal Ideas, AG Custom Gifts, and others.

New for 2024 is “Mini-Contest University,” based on K3LR’s popular Contest University. CTU has been featured at the Dayton Hamvention since 2007 and has been presented in 15 countries to over 10,000 participants. Mini CTU is a series of contest-oriented talks and presentations offered at HamXposition all day Friday.

HamXposition is pleased to offer a Parks On The Air (POTA) track featuring presentations designed for both newcomer and experienced POTA operators alike. There will be a functioning portable station operating on the hotel grounds designed to show beginners how to “chase” POTA contacts. In addition, an actual POTA activation will occur in a nearby state park following the prize drawing and closing ceremony.

This year, volunteers will staff a special “Get On The Air” station, W1XPO, to mentor and assist newcomers in making their first HF contact.

Our popular EmComm track will be back for 2024. Veteran emergency communicators will share their knowledge and experience to help others to “up their game.” In addition to talks and presentations, convention goers will get to see operational emergency communications vehicles on display in the parking lot.

As always, the Northeast HamXposition will feature a robust flea market, open to tailgaters on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

No major convention would be worth its salt without great prizes. Along with hourly drawings, we’re pleased to announce that one lucky person will receive the grand prize—an Icom IC-705 QRP all-in-one transceiver. Second prize will be a Xiegu X6100 QRP HF/6m transceiver. The third prize will be an Icom ID-50A VHF/UHF/D-Star handheld. qr-codeTickets can be purchased in advance by visiting






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