New Mexico TechFest

The second annual New Mexico TechFest, an ARRL-sanctioned operating specialty event hosted by Rocky Mountain Ham Radio on February 27, 2016, was a huge success! 77 hams from across New Mexico gathered at this annual technically-focused conference designed to facilitate education, demonstrations, and collaboration about relevant and emerging technical topics, techniques, and applications within amateur radio.

In addition to the top-notch technical presentations that were given, attendees were treated to snacks and refreshments as well as numerous prizes that were drawn throughout the event. Tables with AC power were provided for attendees to set up and conduct informal ham-related technology and home-brew project demonstrations and posterboard presentations throughout the day.

2016 TechFest Presentations

»»» Speaker Bios and Presentation Abstracts

TechFest Posterboards/Demonstrations:

  • P25 Digital Voice Communications – Bill Papatheofanis WD9CMS (Los Alamos, NM)
  • An Inexpensive, Flexible, Low-Loss (Ideal Diode) Power Sharing and Control Circuit – Ron Nelson NR5ON (Santa Fe, NM)
  • A Remote Controlled Antenna Switch Utilizing Hamlib Software Library – Ed James KA8JMW (Edgewood, NM)
  • Ham Stations Automation – Bill Mader K8TE (Rio Rancho, NM)

2016 TechFest Prize Donors

Rocky Mountain Ham Radio and the New Mexico TechFest wishes to recognize and thank the following prize donors:

2017 New Mexico TechFest

Stay tuned for the third annual New Mexico Techfest, scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017!