Near Fest Coming Up

Northeast HamXposition  was quite an event. From what I have read there were a lot of upgrades and new Hams. I had the opportunity to attend a few Forums and wished I could of attended a few more. I see that K1DIN won the Icom IC-7300, KA1OXQ won the Yaesu FTDX-10 and WS1K won the RFinder B1. I would like to give a BIG Thank You to Mike Raisbeck K1TWF and all his Officers, Convention Committee Members, and Guest Speakers for taking their much needed time and showing the dedication to Amateur Radio. You all did GREAT and should be proud of what you stand for. Again Thank You for a great Event.

Next is the Near-Fest XXX on October 15th and 16th in Deerfield NH. Don’t forget about the Advance Tickets Sales on line and save a little money which will also put you in for the on-line only door prize drawing for an Xiegu G90 HF-20W SDR transceiver valued around $500.00. Hope to see you there.

As a special reminder Ballots for the up-coming election for the ARRL New England Director will go out on October 1st. This is an important election and all should vote. It’s a Three Way Race for Director and you can get more information the ARRL web site  and search each  Three Way Race for Director.

ARRL members in the New England and Roanoke Divisions will choose among three candidates running for Director in each Division. The candidates include two incumbents. Those are the only contested races in this year’s election cycle for Director and Vice Director.

In the New England Division, the candidates for Director are the incumbent, Fred Hopengarten, K1VR, of Lincoln, Massachusetts; Tom Frenaye, K1KI, of West Suffield, Connecticut, and Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC, of Hollis, New Hampshire.

New England Vice Director Phil Temples, K9HI, of Watertown, Massachusetts, was uncontested and has been declared elected.