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

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New England
Description:

 LAST UPDATE 06/23/19

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 29th 9 am Whitefield Fire and Rescue 26 Townhouse Road Whitefield Walk-ins are Welcome Sponsor: Lincoln Cty Amt Radio club Contact person:Joseph Devonshite 549-0061 trainbee@aol.com

 Last general exam testing before the book changes.

 

Tuesday, July 16th, 5pm  Mark & Emily Turner Library 39 2nd St Presque Isle Wak-ins welcome Sponsor: Aroostook ARA Contact: Darius J. Haskell 631-6178 darius.haskell@maine.edu

 

Friday, July 19th 6pm United Veterans of Maine 358 Washburn Street Caribou Pre-regesteration is a must either through contact person or through web site: https://k1uvm.us/testing.htm Sponsor: United Veterans of Maine Contact: Dana G. Jones 768-0890  dgjones1956@gmail.com

 

UP COMING TESTING SESSIONS

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, 2018, and will be valid until June 30, 2021

**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. 

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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   *****

 

FIELD DAY

2019 ARRL Field Day is still going on today Sunday, June 23rd

Open to the public. Come and join the fun and get on the air!!

 

Pen Bay ARC Field Day  -  Rockport  The former Rockpot Elementry School site at the intersection of Rt 1 & Rt 90 ends at Noon

 

9th Annual ARRL Field Day at Wassamki Springs Campground, 56 Saco Street, in Scarborough. ends at 2p

 

Andy Club Field Day W1B Beaver Park Cotton Road Lisbon, ME ends at 2059 UTC

Open to the public. Come and join the fun and get on the air!! 

 

 

CLUB MEETINGS COMING UP

PARC Meeting Tuesday, June 25th Milo Town Hall  7:00 PM

Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Breakfast Wednesday June 26th 0700 EDT We may change location, at  club meeting we will decide to change or stay at Webster St, Conv and Deli, 715 Webster Street , Lewiston

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

 

VOLUNTEERS:

HAMFEST:

Saturday, July 27th  Windsor Fairgrounds 82 Ridge Road Windsor Sponsor: Augusta Amateur Radio Association Website: http://w1tlc.org Talk-In: 146.88 (PL 100) Contact: Bill Crowley, K1NIT 623-9075 studebakerbill@yahoo.com

 

 

ARRL BULLETINS:

ARRL Bulletin 17  ARLB017

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington CT  June 17, 2019

To all radio amateurs

ARRL Files Interim Report with FCC in "Symbol Rate" Proceeding

 

 ARRL has filed an interim report with the FCC in order to report on its efforts to find common ground regarding issues surrounding the "symbol" or "baud" rate proceeding, FCC Docket WT 16-239 (the FCC has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in WT 16-239, which stemmed from ARRL's rulemaking petition RM-11708).

 

ARRL highlighted that the public benefits from the FCC's "fairly flexible" regulation of Amateur Radio. In particular, innovative developments in digital technology, including WSJT-X, were cited. 

 

The NPRM can be found online in PDF format at

https://ecfsapi.fcc.gov/file/0728122180423/FCC-16-96A1.pdf

 

The ARRL interim report can also be found online at:

https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filing/10612301212113 .

 

 

CLASSES & TRAINING:

EVENTS:

 

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National Weather Service-Caribou, Maine  

http://www.weather.gov/car/Outreach_Spotters             

National Weather   Service-Gray, Maine   https://www.weather.gov/gyx/skywarn

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

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So Now What?

"Highlights from Hamvention" the topic of the latest as of June 13th for "So Now What?" podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers.  This biweekly podcast has answers to your questions! New episodes will be posted every other Thursday.

 

The Doctor Will See You Now!  

The Doctor opens the Listener Mailbag  Starting June 20th Listen... and learn all things technical. You can also email your questions to doctor@arrl.org, and the Doctor may answer them in a future podcast.Pod Casts episodes are archived on the ARRL Website.

 

SUPPORT THE ARRL THROUGH AMAZON SMILE.

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 www.smile.amazon.com

 

PUBLICIZE YOUR EVENT

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, Burnham ME 04922 k1sew@arrl.net 

207-948-6222  

 

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ARRL Bulletin 9  ARLB009

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington CT 

March 15, 2019

To all radio amateurs   

Commenting Electronically on FCC Proceedings  

Those interested in posting brief comments on Petitions for Rulemaking (PRMs) to the FCC, such as the ARRL using the Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) should access FCC Electronic Comment Filing System Express at,     https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express 

In the "Proceeding(s)" field, enter the number of the PRM, complete all required fields, and enter brief comments in the box provided. You may review your post before filing. All information you provide, including name and address, will be publicly available once you post your comment(s).  Visit "How to Comment on FCC Proceedings" for additional information at https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/how-comment .

 

 

***Check out the SWAP NET on Sunday Evenings at 6:30 pm on the link system with Miriam, kc1aih as your net contol, You never know what bargins you can find.  Looking for something put it on the swap net someone just might have it. .Just listening check in anyway to let Miriam know you are there***

 New Repeater up and running!!

The new repeater at the bunker is on the air! Time to give it a try--a workout actually. please do a report of your experience with it day or night mobile or fixed. 449.225, negative offset, with a 103.5 TS for more information and send a report Contact: Pete, KC1DFO connectme2pw@gmail.com 

NEWCOMERS ROUND TABLE NET 

Check out a great net on every Sunday at 6:45 pm on the 147.090 W1QUI ( 100+pl)  repeater in Falmouth. New or long time hams are all welcome to join in the  newcomers round table net. Interesting topics are always discussed. Your net controller is Paul Courchene. KJ6JBH

NEW REPEATER ON - THE AIR

Livermore ME at Tim WT1A's residence.146.895MHz - 103.5Hz(input AND output) Like the Lewiston 146.610MHz-88.5Hz and Poland 147.135MHz+103.5Hz this is a Yeasu Fusion C4FM Digital/Analog Repeater. check for channel activity in other modes before transmitting

Maine Packet Group
https://groups.io/g/MainePacketRadio/topics


1st and 2nd Wednesday 4pm Mt. Washington Repeater 146.655MHz- 100.0MHz HARP Net -Hospital Amateur Radio Program http://gblakesl.net/N1GB/N1GB_HARP.html

 

Lewiston Net on 146.610MHz-88.5Hz Repeater every Thursday, currently is at 7pm. As of January 3rd it will be held at  it's new time 7:30pm.

 

Maine Officials