ARRL Sections - Maine



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New England


LAST UPDATE:  02/19/17

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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



Saturday, February 25th 11:00 AM Winter Fest Le Club Calumet, 334 West River Road Augusta Sponsor:  Augusta Amateur Radio Association Talk-In: 146.88 (PL 100) Contact: Bill Crowley, K1NIT 512-0312


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, 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.   *****



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


Date Change

With the inclement weather forecast for Sunday night and Monday, Augusta Amateur Radio Association has postponed its "free lunch" from Monday the 13th to Monday, February 20th at 11:00 am.  Bring your significant other and break bread with us at Dave's Diner, 390 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner.  Order from the menu, and AARA will pick up the tab!  To help plan, please send an e-mail to Bill Crowley k1nit, Section Manager if you are coming and/or bringing someone.




Augusta Amateur Radio Association's 21st annual WinterFest 

Saturday, February 25th Le Club Calumet, 334 West River Road Augusta Sponsor:  Augusta Amateur Radio Association
Talk-In: 146.88 (PL 100) Contact: Bill Crowley, K1NIT 207-512-0312

WinterFest traditionally kicks off the hamfest season in Maine. The event features a radio- and computer- related flea market (tables are free on a first-come, first served basis), meetings for the various local ham nets (Seagull, Pine Tree, Slow Speed), and ARRL coordinated exams for all classes of amateur licenses. The exams will be held at 11:00, require two forms of identification, and cost $15.00.

George Szadis, K1GDI, will conduct QLF (a sarcastic ham expression for “try sending morse code with your left foot”) qualifications throughout the morning. At the end of the hamfest, a charity auction, with all proceeds going to the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Items up for auction will include donated things which did not sell at the fea market.

Door prizes will be drawn at noon, where the winning ticket must be present to win. Top prizes include three Baofeng 7-watt hand-held dual band transceivers with associated programming cables and software.

Refreshments and an ATM are available on site. Admission is $5.00. For further information, contact Bill Crowley, K1NIT, at 207-512-0312.


The 2017 ARRL Maine state Convention and Hamfest 

Friday, March 31st  and Saturday April 1st 

At the Ramada Convention Center  490 Pleasant St, Lewiston Friday there are seminars and talks (free) 7 pm- 9pm Saturday there will be more talks and the hamfest 8 am - noon With a VE Session at 12:30 pm - Cost is $15 and bring your photo ID Check our web site "" for list of Seminar and updates. 


 Second Annual Seacoast Amateur Radio Flea Market - New Hampshire

Saturday, April 8, 2017 8 AM to 12 Noon - Ha

Sellers and Vendors

Indoor sellers 6’ tables $10 each, 22 available – first come first serve as

determined by email time stamp. Prepaid by 03/15/17

Tailgate sellers $10 per parking space, 10 available (weather permitting). Prepaid by 03/15/17 

To reserve space, please contact the PCARC via email or Mark, K1RX (603)231-8965




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 



The Doctor Will See You Now! 

Current topic  "AM and SSB" as of  February 9th  Email your questions to: They just might be answer them on the air. Pod Casts episodes will be  archived on the ARRL Website



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If you are responsible for a testing sessios, 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 (back up email 207-948-6222 

Maine Officials