New Mexico TechFest -- Call for Presentations
Rocky Mountain Ham Radio - New Mexico (RMHR-NM) is pleased to announce its sixth annual New Mexico TechFest, an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty event, on Saturday, February 29, 2020. 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.
TechFest is open to all interested hams and will occur at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Event Center located at 1100 Louisiana Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Admission is $10. Online registration will open on or about the week of January 6, when the event’s lineup of presentations, posterboards, and demonstrations is announced.
Presentation-related prizes will be drawn throughout the event. Refreshments including coffee, water, and light snacks will be available. Optional lunch, catered by local small business, will be available at an additional cost.
CALL FOR TECHFEST PRESENTATIONS, POSTERBOARDS, AND DEMONSTRATIONS: The New Mexico TechFest is seeking presentations, posterboards, 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. Shorter posterboard talks and demos will also occur throughout the day. AC-powered tables will be provided to facilitate presentations and demos. Hams interested in providing a presentation, posterboard, or demonstration are asked to submit a summary/abstract of their proposed topic for consideration by January 1, 2020. 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 2020.
Brian N5ZGT (President, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio — New Mexico)