ARRL Sections - Maine



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Basic Information

New England




LAST UPDATE:  05/26/16


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


Thursday, June 2nd 7:00 PM Cumberland Cty EMA 22 High St Windham Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: Wireless Society Southern ME Contact: (207) 831-8132

Saturday, June 4th - 9:00 am Hermon HS (Hermon Hamfest) 2415 Route 2 Hermon. Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: Pine State ARC Contact: Don D. Tarbet (207) 327-1453

Sunday, June 12th 9:00 am Meadow View Apts 25 Tweedie Ln Phase IV Dining Hall Ellsworth Sponsor: Poverty Hill ARG  Contact: Philip W. Duggan (207) 546-1575 Email:


Saturday, June 25th, 10:00 am Alexander Elementary School Route 9Alexander Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: St Croix Valley ARC Contact: Jon Watts (207) 733-4715,

Saturday, June 25th - 3:00 pm North Lakes Fire Department 1636 New Sweden Rd. Stockholm, Maine, Walk-ins are welcome, Sponsor: Aroostook Amateur Radio Association Contact: Steve Sandelier N1NXU

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, 2012, and will be valid until JUNE 30, 2016. 


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

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


Waterville Area Wireless Association next meeting Saturday, June 11th at 9:00 am at the Winslow Public Library. Come and see what WAWA is doing in 2016.

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




Weather Spotter Training -

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

SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Class to be held in Dover-Foxcroft on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 6:00pm at the Piscataquis County Commissioners office meeting room, 163 East Main Street Dover-Foxcroft. It will be taught by a representative of the National Weather Service – Caribou.


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ARRL uses Instagram to promote current events, happenings at Headquarters, and news. ARRL is on Instagram as @arrlhq. Follow ARRL and you'll have instant access to all photos and videos that they post.




Saturday, June 4th Hermon HS route 2 in Hermon. Starts at 8 am Sponsor: Pine State Amateur Radio Club. Talk-In: 146.940 (PL 100) Public Contact: Jerry Burns , K1GUP 207-848-3400 Website:



2016 Tour de Cure of the Kennebunks

This year’s American Diabetes Association bike event, the Tour de Cure, will be held on Sunday, June 12th. 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 radio. A Hi-Viz safety vest would be beneficial. For more information or to volunteer please contact Barry Kray, KB1VX at



2016 Field Day is June 25th - 26th For packets and other information about field day

Just as a heads up there Just as a heads up are two new rule additions for Field Day 2016 both affecting Bonus Points. Want to publish field day events and get the information out over the air, please send in your information and it will be announced and on the ARRL Maine Section Web Page. Please send information to: Joy Foss Public Information Coordinator at with your information. For more information - email: or call 860) 594-0236

The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast. Listen...and learn! Current topic started on May 19th : "Hunting Down Interference." Email your questions to:, They just might be answered on the air. 



Don Kunst, W3LNE is the new Vice President and JOTA Chairman of K2BSA,and  is reaching out to as many Scouts and Amateur Operators as possible to share the great news about Radio Scouting and K2BSA.

The K2BSA Board has been hard at work and is very excited by all the interest and help pledged by many of you in promoting Radio Scouting and in raising the awareness. The K2BSA Amateur Radio Association (KARA) goals are straight forward.

· Increase awareness of Radio Scouting.

· Provide resources that can be used at the local level.

· Increase participation in every type of Radio Scouting event.

· Be the clearing house for Radio Scouting information.

sub-committees have already been set up -Scouting Nets, Radio Merit Badge revision, 2017 National Jamboree, Scout Camps On The Air, JOTA. Please consider joining K2BSA Amateur Radio Association. For more information please go to their website website or email Don Kunst,



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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

Joy Lynne Foss, K1SEW, Public Information Coordinator P.O. Box 59, 20 Leonard Lane, Burnham ME 04922 207-948-6222 

Maine Officials