New Mexico TechFest -- February 27

Brian Mileshosky

Greetings — 

The 2021 New Mexico TechFest is scheduled just about two weeks from now...Saturday, February 27.  This year’s speaker lineup is outstanding (check out the attached PDF file which contains this year’s presentation abstracts and speaker bios!), the prize lineup is growing, and online registration is open.

Hosted by Rocky Mountain Ham Radio - New Mexico (RMHAM), the New Mexico TechFest features a day of quality presentations provided by some of New Mexico and Colorado’s (and beyond) leading technical hams on a variety of emerging and relevant topics within amateur radio.  The purpose of TechFest 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.  Admission is $10 with proceeds offsetting event related expenses…see website for details.  Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and uncertainty around New Mexico’s public health orders, this year’s event will be conducted virtually.  Join us from the comfort of your home!

Prizes will be drawn throughout the event.  This year’s TechFest will also feature the launch of a pico balloon (weather permitting), intended to travel across the country and possibly the world while carrying a solar powered VHF APRS beacon.  Hams will be able to track the location of this balloon online once launched.

Please visit the New Mexico TechFest website for more information, schedule of events, prize lineup, and to register online (  We look forward to your participation!

Brian N5ZGT
President, Rocky Mountain Ham Radio — New Mexico