ARRL Sections - Maine



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PIC Joy Lynne Foss, K1SEW
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New England




LAST UPDATE:  07/24/16


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 28st  6:00 pm Stewart Memorial American Legion Post #35 413 Broadway South Portland Walk-ins are Welcome Sponsor: PAWA  Contact: John Bogner 490-0533

 Monday, August 1st 6:00 PM Midcoast  American Red Cross16 Community Dr Topsham  Walk-ins are welcome, Sponsor: Merrymeeting ARA Contact: Donald S.Wakeman 751-1166

Saturday, August 6th 9 am  Kiwanis Bldg 24 Gerrish Rd opposite 179 Park Milo Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor. Piscataquis Amt Radio Club Contact: Ben Kittredge 943-2849


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.   *****



Androscoggin Club Breakfast - Wednesday July 27th  0730 EDT Held at the Ramada Inn Pleasant Street Lewiston, Maine

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 





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

Following is a list of participates  for the Hamfest:

  • Fox Hunt
  • Tailgators
  • Maine Forest Service Helicopter
  • Maine Warden’s Service - North Woods Law
  • National Weather Service Skywarn
  • Brownville and Milo Fire and
  • Police Departments
  • Three Rivers Ambulance
  • Amateur Radio Emergency Service
  • Military Recruiters, Chamber of Commerce,
  • Jobs for Maine Graduates, Key Club and
  • Local Historical Societies..
  • Red Cross
  • Live Music



 ARRL Bulletin 25 ARLB025

From ARRL Headquarters 

Newington CT July 20, 2016

To all radio amateurs 

Amateur 47 GHz Allocation Avoids 5G Juggernaut in the US for Now, Worldwide Defense Continues

There's good news regarding the future of Amateur Radio's primary allocation at 47 GHz in the US. Still a test bed for point-to-point propagation experimentation by dedicated enthusiasts, the 47-47.2 GHz band is among those under consideration at the next World Radio communication Conference in 2019 (WRC-19) to accommodate so-called 5G wireless broadband devices. 

Maintaining the status quo in the 47-47.2 GHz band is a win for continued Amateur Radio use of the band in the United States, and amateurs continue to do great things there


The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast. Listen...and learn! Current topic started  on July 14th   "Propagation"

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