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LAST UPDATE:  07/20/17

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



Tuesday, July 25th, 6:00 PM Mark & Emily Turner Library39 2nd St Presque Isle, Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: Aurora ARG Contact: Brandin S. Hess, 254-7240,

Thursday July 27th 6:00 pm Stewart Morrill American Legion #35 413 Broadway South Portland. Walk-ins are Welcome sponsor: PAWA Contact: John W Bogner, 776-2288,


Saturday, August 5th 9:00 am Kiwanis Bldg 24 Gerrish Rd (Industrial Park)  opposite 179 Par Milo Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Piscataquis Amt Radio Club Contact: Ben W. Kittredge (207) 943-2849


Monday, August 7th, 6:00 pm  Midcoast (Topsham) American Red Cross16 Community Dr Topsham Walk-ins are Welcome. Sponsor: Merrymeeting ARA Contact: Donald S. Wakeman 751-1166

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, 2015, and will be valid until June 30, 2019. 

***Amateur Extra Class (Element 4) question pool has been in effect since July 1, 2016, and will be valid until JUNE 30, 2020. 


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



Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club ARES/RACES July Meeting has been CANCELLED

Piscataquis ARC Meeting Monday, July 24th 7 pm Milo Town Office

Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Will have their Club Breakfast, Wednesday July 26th  0730 EDT It will be at new location,  Check W1NPP web site for new location and time.

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



This is NOT law yet. No mention is made to Amateur Radio. Bill Crowley, K1NIT Section Manager checked with his legislator (who is on the Transportation Committee), and she said this does not apply to two-way radios.

For more information: (See links on the ARRL Maine Section Web Page)




Piscataquis ARC Three Rivers Hamfesst is Saturday, August 5th Kiwanis Building 24 Gerrish Road (Industrial Park) Milo 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM for more information please E-mail

The grand prize is an Acurite weather station with tickets @ $2.  Minor prizes include several gift certificates.  There will be a separate ARRL drawings for several prize certificates.  Exams are at 0900.  State ARES meeting at 1030.  Live music 1100 to 1300 with grand prize drawing at noon.  Other drawings during the morning. Live HF station too.  Radio Fox Hunt at 11:00 am and Ham Tailgators are Welcome.



Space Bulletin 008  ARLS008

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington, CT  July 11, 2017

To all radio amateurs


ARISS to Celebrate 20th Anniversary with SSTV Event

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) program is planning a slow-scan television (SSTV) event starting on Thursday, July 20th, and continuing for 2 days, to commemorate its 20th anniversary. Transmissions, set to get under way around 2125 UTC, will feature 12 images from past and present ARISS activities. The SSTV signal should be available nearly anywhere on the globe at some point during the event. 

SSTV signals will be transmitted on 145.80 MHz using FM. The SSTV mode is expected to be PD120, with PD180 as a possible second option. Free SSTV decoder software is available on the Internet. Those receiving the images can post them for public viewing.


News and updates are on the (ARRL Maine Section Web Page)

ARISS website -,

AMSAT website -,

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ARISS Facebook page

ARISS Twitter feed @ARISS_status.



Brian Lloyd WB6RQN Flight Commemorates 80 Years Since Earhart

While he is in the air, using the call sign WB6RQN, Brian encourages Ham radio operators to contact him.during June and July.  Brian has been a ham radio operator since 1976.

The public can track his flight on the web, social media, as well as Ham radio. Brian Lloyd's radio schedule is posted on the project's website



Do you like foxhunting? Do you like sharing information on how to foxhunt? Would you  please consider either your club or you holding a "how to foxhunt" workshop and run one at the New England Division Convention in Boxboro, MA on September 8th-10th. For more informaiton please contact Phil Temples, K9HI at





Weather Spotter Training -

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

National Weather Service-Caribou, Maine             

National Weather   Service-Gray, Maine .



The Doctor Will See You Now! 

This podcast is a lively discussion of all things technical. Current topic "Power Supplies"  as of July 20th Email your questions to: They just might be answered on the air. Pod Casts episodes will be archived on the ARRL Website. 



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



If you are responsible for a testing sessions, ham fest  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

Joy Lynne Foss, K1SEW, Public Information Coordinator P.O. Box 59,  20 Leonard Lane, Burnham ME 04922 207-948-6222  (Please No phone calls at this time.)

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