ARRL Sections - Maine



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PIC Joy Lynne Foss, K1SEW
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Basic Information

New England




LAST UPDATE:  06/26/16


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, July 21st  6:00 pm Stewart Memorial American Legion Post #35 413 Broadway South Portland Walk-ins are Welcome Sponsor: PAWA  Contact: John Bogner 490-0533


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. 


*****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 Breakfast next meeting Wednesday June 29th  0730 EDT Held at the Ramada Inn Pleasant Street Lewiston

Waterville Area Wireless Association a FOX HUNT on Saturday July 23rd. The fox hunt will be at the Quarry Road Recreation Area, 300 Quarry Road, Waterville. A short WAWA club meeting will be held at 11:30, followed by time for lunch. A gas grill will be available for those wishing to cook. The fox hunt should begin at 12:30. Bring your gear, and practice your hunting skills. Bring your friends and show them how it's done. Everyone is invited! fmi 873-3869 Weldon KB1UPM

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




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 

 Monday July 11TH  7 pm South Paris Fire Station, Western Ave, Paris




Space Bulletin 005 ARLS005

From ARRL Headquarters 

Newington, CT June 24, 2016

To all radio amateurs


The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched several satellites carrying Amateur Radio payloads. Satellites put into orbit include Swayam-1, a 1U CubeSat that carries a digital store-and-forward messaging system for use by the Amateur Radio community.

To report  your reception of the CW beacon at 437.025 MHz. You can also get the decoded beacon data by entering 'beacon' in Swayam beacon signal decoder available on their website,"



Saturday, August 6TH  8AM - 3 PM Three Rivers Hamfest and public Safety Day Building 24 Gerrish Road (Industrial Park) Milo.. PISCATAQUIS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB



The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast. Listen...and learn! Current Topic started on June 16th   “Grounding” 

Email your questions to:, They just might be answered on the air.



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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