Boxboro! 2015 Convention August 21, 22, 23

2015-02-01Tickets for the 2015 Boxboro! convention are now on sale.

As you may have noticed, we are breaking are usual “every other year”
schedule having a convention this year, so help us spread the word to your friends and acquaintances that there IS a convention this year.

The committee is lining up speakers, forums and exhibitors, so many details are still to be announced. However, Gordon West WB6NOA is confirmed as the keynote speaker at our Saturday banquet.

And finally.. be the first on your block to get tickets.

Bob DeMattia
Vice Chairman, Boxboro Convention Committee

AARC Flea Market in Marlborough – February 15th

The Algonquin Amateur Radio Club (AARC) will be holding it’s annual flea market on Saturday, February 15, 2014.  It will be held from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the 1LT Charles W. Whitcomb Middle School, 25 Union Street, Marlborough, Massachusetts.  This is near the intersection of Bolton Street (MA Route 85).  General admission is $5.00 and a VE session well be held at 9:00 AM.  Check the AARC website for the flea market flier and more information.

FARA Fest – Saturday, November 9th

15th Annual FARA Fest

The Falmouth Amateur Radio Association (FARA) is sponsoring it’s 15th annual FARA Fest on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School (Upper Cape Tech), 220 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA.  Per FARA’s October newsletter, Ben, K2LYE and the FARA VE team will be offering VE exams.

For full details, check out the document above. Adobe Reader or a PDF viewer is required.

ARRL Convention: Boxboro! – August 24-26th

The 2012 ARRL New England Division Convention: “Boxboro!” will be held at the Holiday Inn Boxborough, in Boxborough, MA on August 24, 25 and 26.  Enjoy an incredible convention for the day or the entire weekend!  A perfect club activity or fun for the entire family!  For tickets, reservations and more visit

The ARRL special event bulletin provides the following additional information:

The New England ARRL Convention in Boxboro is one of the most successful and consistent Ham Radio gatherings in the country! Since 1978 hams of New England and the Northeast have gathered in Boxborough, Massachusetts on even years to attend seminars, swap stories, and buy equipment. We will be again using our winning August time frame for Boxboro 2012. Please join us for a tremendous convention – the only hamfest that covers all of New England, New York, New Jersey, and even Canada!

There is so much to do at Boxboro! Meet and greet your friends at the DX Dinner Friday night. Hear Geoff Fox, K1GF, a well-known Connecticut television meteorologist, at the Saturday night banquet. Walk the flea market and inside exhibits Saturday and Sunday. VE exams and educational forums on all sorts of topics. Take part in the Wouff Hong ceremony Saturday at midnight! Plus, hourly prizes, an Elecraft KX3 for the Saturday night banquet, and the grand prize, a Kenwood TS-590S!

This year, we are making a special effort to bring clubs and club groups to the convention. There are special deals on club tables at both banquets. Get 8 people together, reserve a table, and only pay for 7! Does your club have something to say? Contact us for more information regarding club tables today.

12th Annual FARA Fest 2010 – November 13th

The Falmouth Amateur Radio Association, Inc. is sponsoring their Twelfth Annual FARA Fest on Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 9am to 12pm.  This year’s FARA Fest features ham radio, computers, electronics equipment, a VE testing session and e-recycling.  The event is located at the Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School, 220 Sandwich Road, Bourne, MA.  Admission is $5.00 for buyers with free parking.  For more information, check out the FARA Fest page on

ARRL Convention: Boxboro! – August 27-29th


The ARRL New England Convention, “Boxboro!”, is around the corner!! ItÂ’s at the Holiday Inn Boxborough, in Boxborough, MA. There are ICS and Skywarn courses on Friday, August 27 (signup will be required). The Flea Market and Exhibits run Saturday, August 28 and Sunday, August 29. ThereÂ’s the Friday night Contesting Dinner, the Saturday Night Banquet with keynote speaker ARRL CEO Dave Sumner, K1ZZ and the ARRL Wouff Hong Ceremony on Saturday at midnight. Go to to see the latest details.

ThereÂ’s still time to order your tickets. Visit and click on BUY TICKETS. Remember, tickets for the Friday Contesting dinner and Saturday Banquet must be preordered.

WeÂ’ll see you there!

Mike Raisbeck, K1TWF
on behalf of the Boxboro Convention Committee