Forums and Classes


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

  • SKYWARN Training

  • ARRL and AMSAT forums

  • Raspberry Pi repeater controller

  • Amateur Radio - the Ultimate STEM Activity

  • ENIGMA: Cracking the WW-2 Enigma Codes & Spy Radio

  • Easy RF Fingerprinting
  • The Science of HF Propagation

  • Youth Forum

  • New England QRP (full afternoon/evening program)

  • Young People Who Do Reverse- and Forward-Engineering Projects

  • MARS forum

  • Vintage Radio

... and much, much more!

View the Forum Schedule

To register as a presenter, please visit complete this online form.

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.

License 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 license exams.