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Admission is $15, good all weekend - Flea Spaces $10, good for Sat/Sun
Free admission for high school students & younger
Admission is reduced to $10 on Sunday at 11AM (no advance purchase available)
Door Prizes!

Just place your ticket stub in the prize drum.

Every paid admission earns you a chance:

Special Prizes for the Friday and Saturday Dinners that only dinner attendees can win!

ICOM IC-7300

Yaesu FTM400XDR

Alinco DJ500T

Tytera MD-380
Friday DXCC/Contest Dinner First Prize

Yaesu FT-857D

Elecraft KX2
Saturday Banquet First Prize

And many more!
Friday DX/Contest Dinner
Doors Open 6:30 PM
The VP8S South Sandwich & South Georgia DXpedition
Keynote Speaker David Collingham, K3LP

First Prize- FlexRadio1500

David Collingham, K3LP, was a co-leader of the fourteen member team that visited South Sandwich and South Georgia Islands in February 2016 to put VP8STI & VP8SGI on the air. David has participated in dozens of DXpeditions as noted on his K3LP.COM website. He will be sharing his experiences from his last one with us.
Saturday Grand Banquet
Doors open 6:30 PM
Heroes of Amateur Radio, Past, Present, and Future
Keynote Speaker Radio Historian Donna Halper

First Prize = Elecraft KX2
Donna Halper
Donna Halper is a respected and experienced media historian, her research has resulted in many appearances on both radio and TV, including WCVB's Chronicle, Voice of America, PBS/NewsHour, National Public Radio, New England Cable News, History Channel, ABC Nightline, WBZ Radio (Boston) and many more. She is the author of six books, including Boston Radio 1920 - a history of Boston radio in words and pictures. Ms. Halper attended Northeastern University in Boston, where she was the first woman announcer in the school's history. She turned a nightly show in 1968 on the campus radio station into a successful career in broadcasting, including more than 29 years as a radio programming and management consultant in markets of all sizes, at college and commericial stations, all over North America.

Donna's talk is titled "Meet Some Heroes of Ham Radio -- Past and Present". We all know about the famous amateurs like Hiram P. Maxim and Irving Vermilya, the men (along with a few women like Edith Rotch and Eunice Randall) who helped to promote the amateur radio craze of the 1910s and 1920s. But there are also some forgotten pioneers, from the old days right up to modern times; their contributions deserve to be remembered too. In this talk, Donna will discuss some of the heroes of ham radio, past and present, including some current innovators who are continuing the tradition of using amateur radio to make a difference.
Help out at the convention for two hours and receive a free lunch - We need people to staff the ticket booths and other functions.

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Frequency Movie Friday & Saturday at 9:30PM in the Colonial Room (2 showings)

starring Dennis Quaid & Jim Caviezel

This 2000 production features magical auroral propagation and tube transmitters! What more could you ask for?

What if you had the chance to travel back in time and change just one event in your life? What would it be? For John Sullivan (Jim Caviezel), there is no question. He would undo the events of October 12, 1969, when the out-of-control Bruxton fire took the life of his father (Dennis Quaid), a heroic firefighter. Now John may get exactly what he wished for -- and much more than he bargained for.

Free to all paid attendees! Popcorn Included!
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Here are some highlights you will see in our 2016 Forum Schedule:
  • Program your radios using Chirp
  • Care and feeding (repair and upgrading) of Astron power supplies
  • Elecraft Forum
  • The Test Bench for non-Technologist Hams
  • The Amazing Effectiveness of the Double Extended Zepp
  • FLEX-6000 for Contesting and DXing
  • The Doctor Is In with Joel Hallas, W1ZR
  • YCCC Forum
  • EZNEC Antenna Modeling
  • Eastern MA ARES Program
  • Fast Scan Digital ATV - Station Construction and Operation
  • Design and Operation of a Remote Gateway using a Software Defined Radio
  • Things I Wish Someone Told Me When I First Got My General License

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