The Nashua Area Radio Society will be hosting several activities and displays at HamXposition this year. Our planned activities include:
- NEW! Ham Bootcamp Program – a hands-on activity to help folks get on the air and build their stations
- Our Ham Expo Display featuring information and hands-on activities you can do with Amateur Radio
- A Kit Building Activity featuring a choice of two different kits
- Multiple Get On The Air Stations including an HF Remote GOTA station and an on-site Satellite GOTA station
- A Special Event Station using the N1T Callsign
- NEW! Radio Programming Station – Get your FM HT programmed with a custom repeater list for your location
- Two Forum Presentations by Nashua Area Radio Society Members
The ARRL and the HamXposition team have been helping us to promote our activities. You can see what the ARRL is saying about our plans in their recent posting – Dayton Hamvention Radio Club of the Year to Hold Ham Bootcamp at New England Convention.
You can learn more about HamXposition and our activities there at the HamXpostion website.
We have created a program that we call Ham Bootcamp. Bootcamp to helps recently licensed and upgraded hams to get on the air. We are making this program available to up to 100 HamXpostion attendees on a first-come-first-served basis.
Our Bootcamp program will run from 9 am to noon on Saturday, September 7th in the Federal Room. Bootcamp will feature tracks for both Technician and General class license holders. It is also a great place for folks who are not yet licensed to learn more about Amateur Radio and how to get on the air.
Our Bootcamp program will include:
- How to make a contact and join a repeater net
- Putting together an HF station
- Radio, antenna, and feed line choices
- Getting started with FT8 and digital modes
- Exchanging QSL cards
- Learning Morse code
- Tips on upgrading
- Introduction to ham radio kit building
- Handheld radio programming tutorials
Ham Bootcamp is free. Participants will receive discount certificates for a kit build at the show and for purchase of Ham Radio Gear from Ham Radio Outlet.
I wanted to share our plans for several hands-on activities at HamXposition @ Boxboro in September. We hope that Ham Bootcamp will be of particular interest to folks getting into Amateur Radio. You can learn more about Ham Bootcamp and all of our planned activities via the link above. We hope to see some of our readers at HamXpostion next month!