Forums and Classes


Here are just a few of the exciting and informative talks in store at this years' Boxboro!

  • SKYWARN & ARES Training

  • ARRL and AMSAT forums

  • Raspberry Pi repeater controller

  • Modernizing & Growing Your Amateur Radio Club

  • National Parks On The Air

  • High-Altitude Balloon Project Report
  • The Science of HF Propagation

  • Youth Forum

  • New England QRP (full afternoon/evening program)

  • Amateur Radio and Performance Rallies

  • MARS forum

  • Collegiate Amateur Radio forum

... and much, much more!

View the Forum Schedule

Tech-in-a-Day™ Study Course

If you wish to attend the Tech-in-a-Day™ course, please preregister for the class using this online signup form.

The Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association is holding a technician study course at the convention on Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM. After the end of the class, there will be a special VE Exam for course attendees. There is a small fee to cover course materials, along with an FCC established $15 exam fee.

Find more information about the Tech-in-a-Day™ program from the CAARA website.

Contact Rick Maybury, WZ1B, if you have any questions about the Tech-In-A-Day™ study course.

Tech-in-a-Day™ is a trademark of Stanley Stone, W4HIX, for FCC Amateur Radio Technician Class examination preparation.

New England QRP (NEQRP) Symposium

The QRP Club of New England (NEQRP) club will have their annual Boxboro! symposium of talks for low-power radio enthusiasts, field operators, and home-brewers/kit builders on Saturday, beginning at 1:00 PM in the Seminar room. More details on the Forum Schedule.

NEQRP will also be hosting a Build-a-thon of their WBB, or "World's Biggest Buildathon" kit. What is a WBB kit? It is a simple little one transistor transmitter with a switchable two frequency operation mode. The oscillator runs continuously but at two different output levels. On key up, the oscillator runs at very low power to use as a radiated local oscillator in an inexpensive SWL receiver close by. On key down, the output increases to a much higher level that can be picked up in receivers further away.

The Build-a-thon is at 7:00 PM on Saturday in the Seminar room. There is a limited amount of spots available, so be sure to register ahead of time by signing up on NEQRP's website.

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VE Exams

Get an upgrade, or licensed for the first time! There will be two VE exam sessions on Saturday at 11 AM and 1 PM, and one session at 11 AM on Sunday. No preregistration required.

Those wishing to take an exam are required to bring the following:

  • Two (2) forms of identification, one with photo
  • $15 exam fee
  • Original of any Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) being claimed
  • Original of current FCC issued license (if licensed)
  • Copy of any Certificate of Successful Completion of Examination (CSCE) being claimed
  • Copy of current FCC issued license (if licensed)

More information about the VE exams.