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The OFFICIAL NEAR-Fest XXXI Program and Schedule of Events
« on: April 22, 2022, 03:56:35 AM »
Official Program
The Official Program.........

                             Welcome to NEAR-Fest XXXI Live and Online!
                     at the Beautiful Deerfield Fairgrounds, Deerfield NH USA!
               and now NEAR-Fest WORLDWIDE via ZOOM!
                                       April 29th and 30th 2022.
                         CANADIANS - WELCOME BACK TO DEERFIELD!

The Staff and Management of NEAR-Fest welcomes you to the 31st edition of the New England Amateur Radio Festival held twice a year since May 2007.  NEAR-Fest is not a club; it is a benevolent dictatorship run by MisterMike, W1RC, and many of his buddies.  The main purpose of NEAR-Fest is to have as much fun as you can with your clothes on buying and selling stuff, attending forums and seminars and socializing with old friends and making new ones too. 

NEAR-Fest XXXI is dedicated to the memory of Gardner Gardi Winchester II, KA1BTK (SK) and Christine C. Bowen, KB1UBW (SK) with a special AMer Celebration with our beloved Brentina, W1IA Friday Afternoon in the Relaxation Grove at 5:10.

Onsite Official Information Booth and questions answered: K1JEK repeater - 146.70 PL 88.5

Schedule of Events Friday April 29th 20212 - NOTE CHANGE OF FORUMS LOCATION!!!  The A&C Bldg next to the MIDWAY RIDES area.  The bldg is marked HamJam in red.

  9:00 AM Gates open for sellers and buyers. Flea market & commercial exhibits (3) open.
11:00AM Arts & Crafts Bldg: (7) ARRL Forum with Director Fred Kemmerer,  AB1OC
12:00 PM Arts & Crafts Bldg: (7) The Art of Festering, with Mitch, W1SJ and Mister Mike, W1RC.
  1:00 PM Arts & Crafts Bldg: (7  VHF Contesting with Dale Clement, AF1T.
  2:00 PM Arts & Crafts Bldg: (7) Introduction to Portable Satellite Operation, with Bill Acito, W1PA.
  3:00 PM Arts & Crafts Bldg: (7) Tools and Techniques for Tracking Down RFI with Tony Brock-Fisher, K1KP.
  4:00 PM Arts & Crafts Bldg: (7) WW-II Spy Radios Plus with George Rancourt, K1ANX.
  5:00 PM Relaxation Grove: Friday Grand Prize Drawing.  WINNER MUST BE PRESENT.
  5:10 PM Relaxation Grove: W1IA Brent Special AMers Celebration.

Schedule of Events - Saturday April 30th, th 2022 - NOTE CHANGE OF FORUMS LOCATION!!! 
10:00 AM Arts & Crafts Bldg, REAR ENTRANCE: (7)  Volunteer Licensing Exams, Bruce Anderson, W1LUS (see map)
10:00 AM Arts & Crafts Bldg: (7). HAMLOG ONLINE - Gene Shablygin W3UA
11:00 AM Arts & Crafts Bldg: (7) Portable HF Operation for Parks and Field Day with Mitch Stern, W1SJ
  2:00 PM Relaxation Grove: (1) Closing Ceremonies & Grand Prize Drawing.
  3:00 PM NEAR-Fest XXXI is now history!  See you at NEAR-Fest XXXII October 14th & 15th, 2022.

Download and print out the .pdf NEAR-Fest XXXI Gate Handout below.