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New England

 LAST UPDATE 12/15/18

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




Wednesday December 19th 5:30 pm United Veterans of Maine 358 Washburn St Caribou  You need to  register ahead of time.  Sponsor: United Veterans of Maine Contact: Brandin S. Hess 496-8802


Saturday December 29th 9:00 am Whitefield Fire and Rescue 26 Townhouse Road Whitefield Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: Lincoln Cty Amt Radio Club Contact: Joseph G. Devonshire 549-0061


Thursday January 3rd 7:00 pm Cumberland Cty EMA 22 High St Windham Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Wireless Society Southern ME Contact:  831-8132


Saturday January 5th 10:00 am Winslow Public Library 136 Halifax St Meeting Room Winslow Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: WA1WA Waterville Area Wireless Contact: Weldon Black 873-386


Tuesday, January 15th 5:00 pm Mark & Emily Turner Library 39 2nd St Presque Isle walk-ins are Welcome Sponsor: Aroostook ARA Contact: Darius J. Haskell 631-6178

Sunday, January 20th  3:00 pm York County EMA 149 Jordan springs Rd Alfred walk-ins are Welcome  Sponsor: YCARC Contact: Leo H. Langelier 676-2779




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. 


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




Androscoggin ARES/RACES Meeting Wednesday December 19th 1730 EDT Androscoggin Unified EMA Office Basement of Central Fire Station 2 College Street Lewiston


Androscoggin Club Breakfast Wednesday December 26th  0700 EDT at Webster Street, Conv and Deli, 715 Webster Street Lewiston


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.


PARC Breakfast meeting Saturday, January 5th at 1000 at Elaine's in Milo


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



Rod Scribner KA1RFD Is currently at the Augusta Rehabilitation Center, Eastern Ave, Augusta  04330 His room phone is 623-6858. Joy K1SEW talked with Rod Satureday the 15th. He is doing lots of Physical Therapy and is starting to get stronger. Rod wants to thank all for the many cards, visits and phone calls. Has enjoyed everyone of them! 

Thank you for volunteering as net control Eric!  

Thanks goes to David Herrick WA1BXM for filling for Rod on MSSN

Congratulations to Dustin Hinds, W1OPR from the PenBay ARC, Has been approved as an ARRL VE!





Volunteers Needed


Space Bulletin 010  ARLS010

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington, CT  

To all radio amateurs

JY1Sat, launched on December 3rd from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California as part of the SpaceX SSO-A: SmallSat Express launch, has been designated as Jordan OSCAR 97 (JO-97). The 1U CubeSat is a project of the Crown Prince Foundation of Jordan. Telemetry has been received and decoded around the world since the launch.

JO-97 carries a 435/145 MHz SSB/CW inverting Amateur Radio transponder and a Slow-Scan Digital Video (SSDV) system to transmit stored images. The telemetry downlink is on 145.840 MHz, the transponder downlink passband is 145.855-145.875 MHz, with an inverting uplink on 435.100-435.120 MHz.




Ham Radio Technician Class 

Ham Radio Technician Class will be held on Saturday, January 19th through Sunday, January 20th at the York County Emergency Management Agency 149 Jordan Springs Road Alfred 

Class will start at 0800 and end at approximately 16:00 on both days. Your class instructor is Leo Langelier. N1BOK. The cut off for registration for the class January 16th


Students are required to obtain a Technician License Manual and read/study it prior to the class starting.  The books are available at the ARRL & HAM Radio Outlet or license manuals are available for loan by the York County Amateur Radio Club.

There will be an hour for lunch and lunch is on your own. The exam is on January 20th




National Weather Service-Caribou, Maine             

National Weather   Service-Gray, Maine


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



 ***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***


The Doctor Will See You Now! 

"RF Safety" is the topic of the latest  as of December 6th, Listen...and learn all things technical. Email your questions to: They just might  answer on the air. Pod Casts episodes are 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, Burnham ME 04922 207-948-6222  



  ***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***



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


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

1st and 2nd Wednesday 4pm Mt. Washington Repeater 146.655MHz- 100.0MHz HARP Net -Hospital Amateur Radio Program

Maine Officials