New England Amateur Radio Festival

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New England Amateur Radio Festival


October 12 & 13, 2018

Deerfield, New Hampshire

NEAR-Fest XXIV is dedicated in memory of longtime NEAR-Fest staff member and friend Larry Damour, N1PHV, who recently lost his long battle with cancer. More information is available on the fourm

Remembering Larry

General Admission Ticket News

Not available online

Regretfully we can no longer sell advance tickets online. It is a PayPal thing! You may still purchase them at Ham Radio Outlet in Salem NH (cash sales only) starting in mid-September as well as at Boxborough MA Sept. 8 & 9 and at the M.I.T. Flea Sept. 15 …. OR YOU CAN ALWAYS GET THEM AT THE GATE on Friday morning.

Vendor/Exhibitor Reservations

Vendor and Exhibitors


Vendors and Exhibitors

See you there!

Please review the FAQ and Rules

— Returning Again This Fall
More Info Soon—

New England Tech Trek

— Attention Clubs —

Clubs who wish to continue participation in NEAR-Fest’s club pass program – Please download the Club Pass Program Letter and the Club Pass Application Forms and return to MisterMike with a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope addressed to the club president or responsible person by October 1st 2018.

Since time is short please mail to:

316 Atlantic Avenue
Marblehead MA 01945

Also please remember that early entry time is now 8:00AM on Friday.