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LAST UPDATE 11/22/20

Exam information also available at:

Below you will find a list of EXAM and HAMFEST DATES. We will do our best to keep this list up-to-date. Please send along any additions and corrections to Joy Lynne Foss, Public Information Coordinator at .

All web page links are posted on the Maine Section web page or you can email Joy at



 Saturday, December 12th, 9 am Garage 179 Thorton Rd Bangor Must pre-register Outdoors masks Sponsor: Pine State ARC Contact: Peter Bither 944-2616


If you are interested in the  video-supervised online exam sessions. Contact:  Amanda Grimaldi, N1NHL ARRL VEC Assistant Manager


These are tentative dates only. Please check with the contact person before traveling to verify date, time, location and exams being offered.  Bring two forms of identification, including a photo I-D as well as the original and photocopies of all current FCC licenses and certificates of successful completion of exam. The photocopies will not be returned. Persons needing special accommodations should check with the contact person.


National Weather Service-Caribou, Maine             

National Weather   Service-Gray, Maine

Weather Spotter Training - Free and open to the public. Sessions Run  1 hr - 2 hr 


area Western/Southern/Coastal Maine and New Hampshire.


SKYWARN Recognition Day 2020 Adjusts for COVID-19

Since 1999, the annual SKYWARN™ Recognition Day (SRD) has celebrated the long relationship between the amateur community and the National Weather Service (NWS). SKYWARN Recognition Day 2020 will take place from 0000 UTC to 2400 UTC on December 5th. Participants may  fill out the form. Facebook page has been created and will host a variety of live and recorded segments throughout the day.


2021 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program is  accepting  Applications until  December 31st  All applicants must be FCC-licensed radio amateurs, and many scholarships have other specific requirements, such as intended area of study, residence within a particular ARRL Division, Section, or state, and license class.


The Maine Amateur Radio Foundation is an organization to support amateur radio throughout Maine. Check them out. Please see the link: (email for the link and it will be emailed to you).


 If  you are interested in receiving the monthly "Maine Telegraph" ham radio  newsletter by email, please fill out the form and you will be added to  the email list. Please pass along, reshare or post to groups/clubs to get the word out.  ( want the link email


 ARRL Bulletin 34  ARLB034

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington CT 

To all radio amateurs 

Clear Frequencies Requested for Caribbean Hurricane Emergency Traffic

Stations handling emergency traffic during the response to  Iota,  Radio amateurs not involved in the emergency response are asked to keep emergency frequencies clear. For the frequencies please email


ARRL Bulletin 35  ARLB035

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington CT 

To all radio amateurs:


 ARRL Seeks Waiver of Proposed FCC Amateur Application Fees

ARRL has urged the FCC to waive its proposed $50 amateur radio application fee. The Commission proposal was made last month. The proposal already has drawn more than 3,200 individual comments overwhelmingly opposed to the plan.

The NPRM can be found in PDF format at: ( want the link email .


ARRL's formal comments can be found online at: (want the link email . 

Lots will have difficulty paying the proposed application fees of $50, $100, or $150

ARRL has prepared a Guide to Filing Comments with the FCC which includes tips for preparing comments and step-by-step filing instructions. File comments on MD Docket 20-270 using the FCC's Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS).  The instructions can be found online at, (want the link email


ARRL's Eclectic Tech Podcast is features an interview with ARRL Emergency Preparedness Director Paul Gilbert, KE5ZW, about the future of amateur radio technology in public service, In addition it will cover a new power source that uses diamonds and nuclear waste.


ARRL's On the Air Podcast  --  The latest episode of On the Air podcast will discuss how to choose the right antenna for your station, considering several aspects that go beyond cost and complexity. The podcast is a monthly companion to On the Air magazine, ARRL's magazine for beginner-to-intermediate ham radio operators.

Both podcasts are sponsored by Icom.



Just make ARRL as your charity of choice on the Amazon web page. With every purchase you make Amazon will make a contribution to ARRL



The DEAD LINE for annoucements is Saturday each week. in order to get your announcement on Sunday Mornings net. Please email me all the information to be announced to. Joy Lynne Foss, Public Information Coordinator  948-6222  





Youth in Amateur Radio Resource links... All addresses are post on the Maine Section Web Page.

The Kids Radio Zone-

Teacher Radio Zone-

Ham Radio Youth Resources Handout-

Tri-fold STEM brochure “Ham Radio- The Original Maker Movement”-

Scouting & Amateur Radio- 

Ham Radio Quick Start Guide-

K8ZT Amateur Radio Resources-

K8ZT Amateur Radio Education Outreach Column Collection -

ARRL Bulletin 9  ARLB009

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington CT 

March 15, 2019

To all radio amateurs   

Commenting Electronically on FCC Proceedings  

Those interested in posting brief comments on Petitions for Rulemaking (PRMs) to the FCC, such as the ARRL using the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) should access FCC Electronic Comment Filing System Express at, 

In the "Proceeding(s)" field, enter the number of the PRM, complete all required fields, and enter brief comments in the box provided. You may review your post before filing. All information you provide, including name and address, will be publicly available once you post your comment(s).  Visit "How to Comment on FCC Proceedings" for additional information at .



***Check out the SWAP NET on Sunday Evenings at 6:30 pm on the link system with Miriam, kc1aih as your net contol, You never know what bargins you can find.  Looking for something put it on the swap net someone just might have it. .Just listening check in anyway to let Miriam know you are there***

 New Repeater up and running!!

The new repeater at the bunker is on the air! Time to give it a try--a workout actually. please do a report of your experience with it day or night mobile or fixed. 449.225, negative offset, with a 103.5 TS for more information and send a report Contact: Pete, KC1DFO 


Check out a great net on every Sunday at 6:45 pm on the 147.090 W1QUI ( 100+pl)  repeater in Falmouth. New or long time hams are all welcome to join in the  newcomers round table net. Interesting topics are always discussed. Your net controller is Paul Courchene. KJ6JBH


Livermore ME at Tim WT1A's residence.146.895MHz - 103.5Hz(input AND output) Like the Lewiston 146.610MHz-88.5Hz and Poland 147.135MHz+103.5Hz this is a Yeasu Fusion C4FM Digital/Analog Repeater. check for channel activity in other modes before transmitting

Maine Packet Group

1st and 2nd Wednesday 4pm Mt. Washington Repeater 146.655MHz- 100.0MHz HARP Net -Hospital Amateur Radio Program


Lewiston Net on 146.610MHz-88.5Hz Repeater every Thursday, currently is at 7pm. As of January 3rd it will be held at  it's new time 7:30pm.


Interested in the skywarn program and need more information for your area please email Eric Emery KC1HJK@MAINE.RR.COM for more details on training, reporting information, questions, updates, events, and skywarn net questions or drills and schedules! please put "SKYWARN" in the subject line of your email.



Maine Officials