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Maine

Maine

Contact Information

Section Name:
Maine
Contact:
PIC Joy Lynne Foss, K1SEW
Daytime Phone:
207-948-6222
Evening Phone:
207-948-6222
Email:
k1sew@arrl.net

Basic Information

Division:
New England
Description:

 

LAST UPDATE: 5/26/2015

 

Exam information also available at:

 

 http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session

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 k1sew@arrl.net

TESTING SESSIONS 

Saturday, June 6th - 9:00 am Hermon HS 2415 Route 2 Hermon, Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Pine State ARC Contact: Don D. Tarbet 327-1453
dtarb@myfairpoint.net

Saturday, June 13th - 10:15 a.m., Winslow Public Library, 114 Benton Ave., Winslow. Walk-ins are welcome please come early Sponsor: Waterville Area Wireless Association Contact: Ron Manson, W1SSF, 207-332-6660, e-mail w1ssf@hotmail.com

Sunday, June 21st - 10:00 am. Narraguagus Estates Lower Community Hall, Estates RD, Cherryfield. Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: Poverty Hill Amateur Radio Group. Contact Phil Duggan N1EP 546-1575 n1ep@arrl.net
Web Site http://www.qsl.net/hrde Talk-in frequency simplex 146.595 Mhz.
 

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 in advance of the exam date.

REMINDER -- When preparing for an exam, be sure you are studying the current question pool.

*Technician Class (Element 2) question pool has been in effect since July 1, 2014, and will be valid until June 30, 2018.

**General Class (Element 3) question pool has been in effect since July 1, 2011, and will be valid until June 30, 2015

***Amateur Extra Class (Element 4) question pool has been in effect since July 1, 2012, and will be valid until June 30, 2016. 

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*****Web site addresses for today’s announcements are on the ARRL Maine Section Web Page as a Link for your convenience. 

www.arrl-me.org   *****

REMEMBER ------- General Class (Element 3) question pool has been in effect since July 1, 2011, and will be valid until June 30, 2015. 

CLUB MEETINGS COMING UP: 

Greater Kennebec Valley Wireless, Caffeine, Donut, Muffin, & Marching Society - Every Wednesday, 6:00 a.m., Dave's Diner, Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

The PARC is in need of volunteers for Saturday May 30th to help provide communication support for the Piscataquis Canoe River Race put on for the Dover-Foxcroft Kiwanis. The Piscataquis Canoe River Race Starts at 10:00 AM in Guilford and Finishes at Foxcroft Academy. Start/Finish Personnel need to be on site NLT 8:00 am.  All others will meet at the McDonalds in Dover-Foxcroft at 8:30 AM

You should bring a 2 Meter hand held, (with spare batteries), extendable Antenna, pen/pencils, clipboard, and proper clothing for the weather conditions. You may want to think about bringing some boots. A lawn chair might be a good idea.  In the past we have had

rain, snow, wind, and once we had sun.  You might want to bring some snacks and drinks as necessary for yourself.

To Volunteer please contact: George Dean, WA1JMM 441-6112  w1jmm@roadrunner.com

 

VOLUTEERS NEEDED
2015 Tour de Cure of the Kennebunks

On Sunday, June 14th the 2015 American Diabetes Association bike event, the Tour de Cure will be held. The Start/Finish will be at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm in Wells , Maine.

This will be an all day event. The event will include five different length courses 5K (3 mi),25K (16 mi), 50K (32 mi), 100K (62 mi) and 100 mile. We are looking for many ham radio operators to man communications at Rest Stops and in SAG vehicles.

Required equipment would be a 2 meter mobile or a good hand held with an external gain antenna (rubber duck antennas will not provide good communications in the terrain covered by these courses).

For more information or to volunteer please contact Barry Kray, KB1VX at KB1VX@arrl.net.

 

FUTURE EVENTS:.
CLASSES & TRAINING

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Weather Spotter Training -

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

Training Classes

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HAMFESTS 2015

Next Hamfest is on Saturday. June 6th Hermon High School Route 2 in Hermon. Sponsor: Pine State ARC Talk-in 146.94 (PL 100) Gates open at 8 am (6:30 for tailgaters) Admission is $5 ( under 18 free). There will be a Balloon launch with payloads, R/C aircraft, prizes, Displays, 50/50 Raffle, Food, QSL award Checking and Exams (all Classes). Contact: Jerry Burns, K1GUP  848-3400 k1gup@roadrunner.com         http://n1me.com



Gear-up for Field Day 2015 -- June 27th - June 28th Let people know where you are on field day Have your location announced send the location information to Joy Foss email k1sew@arrl.net

 

BULLETINS

Space Bulletin 008  ARLS008
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington, CT  May 19, 2015
To all radio amateurs

Radio Amateur Sworn In as New NASA Deputy Administrator

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Dava Newman, KB1HIK, has been sworn in as the deputy administrator of NASA.
President Barack Obama appointed Newman last October, and the US
Senate confirmed her appointment on April 27. The swearing-in took
place on May 15 in her MIT office in Cambridge. Newman is Apollo
Professor of Astronautics and Engineering Systems and the director
of the Technology and Policy Program at MIT. She started her
official duties as NASA's new deputy administrator on May 18 at the
agency's headquarters in Washington, DC.

 

ARRL Bulletin 19  ARLB019
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  May 26, 2015
To all radio amateurs

ARLB019 FCC Eliminates Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Regulatory Fee

The FCC is eliminating the regulatory fee to apply for an Amateur Radio vanity call sign. The change will not go into effect, however, until required congressional notice has been given. This will take at least 90 days. As the Commission explained in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Report and Order, and Order (MD Docket 14-92 and others), released May 21, it's a matter of simple economics.

"The Commission spends more resources on processing the regulatory
fees and issuing refunds than the amount of the regulatory fee payment," the FCC said. "As our costs now exceed the regulatory fee, we are eliminating this regulatory fee category.

GENERAL

Dear Amateur Radio Operators

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PUBLICIZE YOUR EVENT

If you are responsible for a testing session, ham fest, club meetings or other events, please make sure to send your listing in as soon as you have the date and other info. All info to: Joy Lynne Foss, Public Information Coordinator K1SEW@arrl.net 207-948-6222 (home)

Joy Lynne Foss, Public Information Coordinator

P.O. Box 59

20 Leonard Ln

Burnham, ME 04922

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Androscoggin ARES/RACES Net Thursday 7 pm on the 146.610 MHz (no PL) repeater. Backup frequency 146.450 MHz simplex.  Monthly meeting on the third Wednesday at 6 p.m., Androscoggin Unified EMA Office, basement of Central Fire Station, 2 College St., Lewiston http://w1npp.org/pages/aresraces.html

Aroostook Emergency Net Monday at 8:00 p.m. on the 146.730  (no PL) repeater

Cumberland County ARES Net meets every Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. on the 146.730 - (PL 100 HZ) machine.

Franklin County ARES Net meets every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on the 147.180  (PL 123 HZ) Farmington repeater.  The team meets on the first Wednesday at the Franklin County Courthouse, 140 Main Street, Farmington, at 6:00 p.m.  All are welcome.

Hancock County EMCOMM (ARES) Net Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., on the 146.910 (PL 151.4 HZ) repeater. All licensed operators are welcome and encouraged to check-in and participate.

Kennebec County ARES Net Sunday at 7:00 p.m. on the 145.390 repeater (PL 100 HZ).

Lincoln County ARES Monday nights 1900 on Dick Glidden's k1nyy repeater 147.39+ 179.9 pl tone Backup is  on the w1pbr system 147.06+ and 145.49- 91.5 pl Jose, kb1tcd is the coordinator

Maine Emergency Communications Net Sunday at 5:00 p.m. on 3940 KHz (alternate freq. 7180 KHz).  John Goran K1JJS, Net Manager.

Maine Public Service Net Sunday at 9:00 a.m., 3940 KHz..  K1NIT, Section Manager, conducts administrative duties as Net Control the last Sunday of each month. FMI contact Al Sirois, N1MHC, Net Manager and Lincoln County ARES Emergency Coordinator.

Midcoast ARES Net Monday at 7:30 p.m.on the 147.210 repeater (PL 100 Hz).

Oxford County ARES Net second, third, fourth, (fifth) Monday at 7:30 p.m.on the KQ1L 146.88 (PL 100 Hz) repeater

Penobscot County ARES Net fourth Wednesdays, 7pm local time on the 145.450 (WA1RES) repeater (pl tone is 67.0).  We do monitor the N1ME repeater in case someone cannot reach the WA1RES repeater. Kevin 'Doc' Badger, N0UKM American Red Cross ME region Communications Lead, Penobscot County ARES Emergency Coordinator,  Penobscot County RACES County Radio Officer

Piscataquis County ARES Net Wednesdays, following the Piscataquis ARC on-the-air weekly meeting (which starts at 7:00 p.m.), 147.105 MHz repeater (PL 103.5).

Somerset County EmComm Net first and third Mondays on the 146.970 (PL 100 HZ) Sugarloaf repeater and on the second, fourth, and fifth Mondays on the 146.730 (PL 91.5 Hz) Madison repeater. All nets start at 7:30 p.m.

Twelve County Emergency Net opens around 9:30 a.m. (at the close of the Public Service Net on 75 meters) each Sunday, on the KQ1L linked  repeater system. Has Announcements read. Net manager: KA1RFD.

Waldo County ARES/RACES Net Monday (except the first Monday) at 7:30 p.m.on the 147.27 (PL 136.5 HZ) repeater.

Waldo County Emergency Management Agency's RACES/ARES HF digital training net every Wednesday at 1930 on 3.583 MHz. Early check-ins are taken at 1915. The net opens with Olivia 8-500, then switches to
Thor 50x1, both centered at 1000Hz on the waterfall. This is a training net and amateurs new to the digital modes are encouraged to check-in and will be “elmered”. We use the 147.270 (+,PL 136.5) Aborn Hill repeater for coordination. For those who cannot hit Aborn, we use the instant messaging program SPARK. For details on SPARK, the net and other digital “how-to” see www.midcoastdigiham.belljar.net

Washington County ARES on-the-air meeting Monday on the 147.330 (PL 118.8 Hz) repeater at 7:00 p.m. All licensed amateurs are invited to check in.

York County ARES Training Net, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Mt. Hope repeater (145.210 MHz, 156.7 pl tone).  Group meets first Thursday, 6:00 p.m., York County Government Building, 149 Jordan Springs Rd. (Route 4), Alfred.

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OTHER MAINE NETS OF INTEREST

Chimes Net Daily at 8:00 p.m. on the 147.060 (PL 91.5) repeater

Elmer Net/Class Somerset County EMCOM/ARES team will be doing an Elmer net on the Madison repeater (146.730 PL tone 91.5). The net will run every other Wednesday. It will be moderated by Steve KA1C steverod@myfairpoint.net and Net Control is Dave, W1DSA w1dsa@beeline-online.net, All amateurs are welcome, from newcomers to oldtimers. Questions and comments will be welcome during the net.

Maine NBEMS VHF Net every Sunday at 1900 on the KQ1L linked repeater system, KB1TCE net manager. This net is a continuation of the Midcoast NBEMS Net that met on the Waldo County W1EMA repeater

Maine Seagull Net Monday thru Saturday at 5:00 p.m., 3940 KHz, LSB. Handling traffic into, out of, and throughout the State of Maine.  K1GUP net manager.

Maine Slow Speed Net  Monday thru Friday, 6:00 p.m. 3585 KHz.  Traffic handling at slow speeds.  W1JX net manager.

Maine Swap Net Sunday Swap Net Maine Pine Tree Net  Daily at 7:00 p.m. on 3596 KHz. Traffic into and out of the State of Maine.  W1KX net manager.

New England Party Line Net Mondays and Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. on 14.293 Mhz USB.  W1UZR net manager

Maine Officials