2021 New Mexico TechFest -- Call for Presentations

Brian Mileshosky

Greetings —

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio - New Mexico (RMHAM) is pleased to announce its seventh annual New Mexico TechFest, an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty event, on Saturday, February 27, 2021.  TechFest features a day of quality presentations and demonstrations provided by some of New Mexico and Colorado’s leading technical hams on a variety of emerging and relevant topics within amateur radio.  Its purpose is to facilitate the sharing of technical knowledge and collaboration within the amateur radio community, and to encourage the discussion of new ideas with one another.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty around New Mexico’s public health orders, this year’s event will be conducted virtually. 

TechFest is open to all interested hams.  Admission is $10 (proceeds will offset event related expenses detailed on the event website).  Online registration will open on or about the weekend of January 23, when the event’s lineup of presentations and demonstrations is announced.  Presentation-related prizes will be drawn throughout the event.

CALL FOR TECHFEST PRESENTATIONS AND DEMONSTRATIONS: The New Mexico TechFest is seeking presentations and demos on emerging and relevant amateur radio technical topics, techniques, and applications.   If you’ve been working on a special project, are researching a technical topic, or have discovered or adopted a technology or technique that you’re applying within amateur radio, TechFest is a great venue to share your knowledge with the amateur radio community in a casual and friendly environment.  Presentations will generally be 50 minutes in total length.  Hams interested in providing a presentation or demonstration are asked to submit a summary/abstract of their proposed topic for consideration by January 17, 2021. We will be happy to assist you with conducting your presentation virtually.  Visit the New Mexico TechFest website for submission details and key dates.

Additional details about the New Mexico TechFest, for both attendees and potential presenters, can be found at http://www.rmham.org/wordpress/new-mexico-techfest  A printable event flyer for posting on ham listserves, your club’s website, or your club’s newsletter is attached.

We hope to see you at TechFest 2021.

Brian N5ZGT (President, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio — New Mexico)