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Phil Duggan N1EP
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ARRL  Maine Section Web Page

Update: 3/20/2023

Thank you for visiting the Maine ARRL section official web site, where you will find the latest news, upcoming test sessions, hamfests and other events, bulletins, and links to Maine's ARRL affiliated ham radio clubs. Check back often for the latests updates!

Maine Legislature Lauds Ham Radio

I was honored to join other Maine hams at the State House in Augusta on Feb 2 to be present as lawmakers both in the Senate chambers and on the House floor proclaimed the accomplishmenst and value of Maine amateur radio operators and also to recognize World Amateur Radio Day, which is April 18. State Senator Marianne Moore and State Representative Tiffany Strout, both from Washington County, sponsored the Joint Resolution. Joining me to witness this proclamation were Brenda Duggan N1ZPV, Randi Bolen (our granddaughter), Bill Mann W1KX, Michelle Mann WM1C, Cory Golob KU1U, and Jose Douglass KB1TCD, as well as Sen. Moore and Rep. Strout. Also introducing themselves to our group were Maine Senator Mike Tipping N1YIQ, of Orono, and Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows.  

73 de Phil Duggan, N1EP

Maine Amateur Radio Bulletin

Take It To The Field!

Check out this awesome article by Maine Assistant Section Manager Jeff Hanscom, KA1DBE, about portable operations. Click on below link and then scroll down a bit. Great article, Jeff!

Worked All Maine Award

The Pine State Amateur Radio Club sponsors a "Worked All Maine" award where if you get a confirmed contact in all 16 Maine counties, you can apply for a Worked All Maine certificate. If you need more wallpaper, here is your chance! Details are listed at

 VOTA 2023

The ARRL's Volunteers On The Air event is going to be a year-long operating activity that is sure to be fun! I already have plans to be on the air often to give participants my 175 points as a section mananger. Folks will upload their logs to Logbook of the World and will be able to earn certificates and awards. Every state will also be actived twice in 2023 for week-long W1AW portable activations. What a great way to earn your Worked All States award! Point systems, state schedules, and other details are listed at

Much appreciation to John Huffman, K1ESE, who has volunteered to be Maine's W1AW Activation Copordinator. As it stands now, Maine's activation for W1AW will be next September and in December. But you can get on the air anyday and everyday making contacts, earning points, and having a blast during VOTA 2023!




Bring a legal photo ID or two alternate forms of ID as listed at ( and your FRN (FCC Registration Number) gotten prior to the testing session. web page:  for free. Bring the FRN and any certificates of successful completion of examinations, and copy of amateur radio license if applicable. The photocopies will not be returned. Persons needing special accommodations should check with the contact person. Face Masks may be required. Check with contact person for details and to confirm session dates, pre-registration, etc.


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

Technician Class (Element 2) question pool has been in effect since July 1, 2022, and will be valid until June 30, 2026

**General Class (Element 3) question pool has been in effect since July 1, 2019, and will be valid until June 30, 2023. 

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



Sponsor: Caribou, ME EARS Club
Date: Mar 21 2023
Time: 8:00 PM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)
Contact: Heath A. Harvey
(207) 492-9505
Location: Caribou EOC
121 High St
Caribou ME 04736-2710


Mar 25 at 12:30PM at the Androscoggin ARC Hamfest and State Convention at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, Lewiston. See hamfest bulletin below.



Sponsor: PBARC
Date: Apr 29 2023
Time: 9:00 AM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)
Contact: Joseph G. Devonshire
(207) 549-0061
Location: Warren Sanitary District - pre-registration is required
442 Cushing Rd (Rt 97)
Look for sign at entrance
Warren ME 04864-9999



Sponsor: Merrymeeting ARA
Date: May 01 2023
Time: 6:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed)
Contact: Donald S. Wakeman
(207) 751-1166
Location: American Red Cross
16 Community Way
Topsham ME 04086-9999



Sponsor: Waterville Area Wireless Association
Date: May 06 2023
Time: 10:00 AM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)
Contact: Weldon R. Black
(207) 873-3869
Location: Somerset EOC
8 Country Dr
Skowhegan ME 04976



Androscoggin ARC Hamfest & Maine State ARRL Convention March  24 - 25, 2023

Ham radio gear, electronics equipment, and more will be at your fingertips during the hamfest and convention. There will be featured speakers and presentations on Friday evening. Saturday morning is the hamfest and more featured speakers and presentations, as well as a VE exam session  at 12:30pm.Hamfest Chairman is Ivan Lazure, N1OXA, email

LOCATION: Ramada Inn Conference Center 490 Pleasant Street Lewiston ME



If you would like to assist a new or perspective ham or even an experienced ham in need of help, please ask N1EP to add you to the Maine Statewide Mentoring list. You can provide advice, actual physical assistance or whatever level of amateur radio help you are comfortable with. Your name and local region of Maine will be listed at BUT your contact info will remain private. If someone needs help from your region, we will put you in contact with them.

PLEASE become an Elmer! Contact person Phil Duggan, N1EP Maine Section manager, email 598-5397 


Maine ARRL Affiliated Clubs

Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club

Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association

Maine Ham Radio Society

Merrymeeting Amateur Radio Association

Pen Bay Amateur Radio Club

Pine State Amateur Radio Club

Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club

Portland Amateur Wireless Association

Saint Croix Valley Amateur Radio Club

Saint John Valley Amateur Radio Association

Waldo County Amateur Radio Association

Waterville Area Wireless Association

Wireless Society of Southern Maine




Maine Officials

  • Deborah Leonard

    Public Info Coordinator

    Deborah Leonard KB1DEB

  • Philip Duggan

    Section Manager

    Philip W. Duggan N1EP

  • Peter Hatem

    State Government Liaison,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Peter L. Hatem KC1HBM

  • Cory Golob

    Assistant Section Manager

    Cory M. Golob KU1U

  • Derrick Ouellette

    Assistant Section Manager

    Derrick P. Ouellette KW1A

  • Joseph Grace

    Assistant Section Manager,
    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    Joseph M. Grace W1SK

  • Jeffrey Hanscom

    Assistant Section Manager

    Jeffrey D. Hanscom KA1DBE

  • Joan Hildreth

    Assistant Section Manager

    Joan D. Hildreth W1DLC

  • Leo Langelier

    Technical Coordinator

    Leo H. Langelier N1BOK

  • Dennis Bosley

    Section Traffic Manager

    Dennis Lee Bosley WA1URS

  • Bradley Brown

    Section Youth Coordinator

    Bradley M. Brown KC1JMH

  • Keith Anoe

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Keith E. Anoe KE4UCW


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