Welcome from the ARRL New England Division Director

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Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC

Another successful Northeast HamXposition has passed. Once again, HamXposition performed a splendid job hosting the ARRL New England Division Convention.

I’m told that HamXposition features more talks and presentations than any other ham convention in the country! I can believe it. The only criticism I heard from folks went something like this: “Gee, I wished I could have attended ABC talk, but it met at the same time as DEF and XYZ.”

ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, traveled from Arkansas with his lovely wife, Holly, to attend our convention. Rick gave the Keynote address to officially kick off the Saturday program. Rick was followed by Josh Johnston, KE5MHV, ARRL Director of Emergency Management. Josh presented the EmComm Keynote address.

ARRL employees from Newington were on hand to staff the ARRL table to answer members’ questions and sell League merchandise.

Vice Director Phil Temples, K9HI, and I attended the ARRL Forum where we described our recent Board activities and answered questions from the audience.

The Northeast HamXposition is doing a remarkable job in providing a great flea market, vendor space, and an outstanding program of talks and other activities. It is no doubt a testament to the numbers of dedicated, active amateurs who call Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont their homes.

See you at next year’s ARRL New England Division Convention at HamXposition!