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New England

 LAST UPDATE 01/19/20

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  and 

All web page links are posted on the Maine Section web page or you can email Joy email



Monday, February 3rd  6 p.m. at Topsham American Red Cross, 16 Community Way, Topsham.  Walk-ins welcome, $15.00 cash only.  Sponsored by Merrymeeting Amateur Radio Association.  Contact Donald Wakeman, KA1WAL,751-1166 or


Monday Februay 3rd 6 pm Milbridge Public Library 8 School St Milbridge Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Maine Ham Radio Society Contact: Philip Duggan 598-5397


Thursday February 20th 7 pm  Gorham Recreation Dept Ste 175 South St Gorham Walk-ins are Welcome Sponsor: Wireless Socierty of Southern  Maine Contact: Timothy Watson  831-8132





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 porewerol.

*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, 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. 


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




PARC will have a regular club meeting on Tuesday, January 28th 7:00 pm


Greater Kennebec Valley Wireless, Caffeine, Donut, Muffin, & Marching Society - Every Wednesday, 7:00 a.m.,at Dave's Diner, Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner



 Winter Field Day

Saturday January 25th - Sunday January 26th

Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) is a dedicated group of Amateur Radio Operators who believe that emergency communications in a winter environment is just as important as the preparations and practice that is done each summer but with some additional unique operational concerns. for More information:, please contact WFDA :



Brownville to KI race that we have done several times in the epast.  This time it will be for TWO 20 mile races on Saturday. January 25th and 26th.  The races start at 10 am but we would want to be at our checkpoints by 0930. George Dean WA1JMM,


"Wilderness Sled Dog Race"  is on Saturday, February 1st with NCS at the same place as last year;  Leisure Life Resort and Trailside Restaurant,  33 Leisure Life Rd, Greenville. Kevin, W1KMC has also volunteered to be NCS at this event.  There is a 70 mile and 30-mile race.  We should be there between 7:00 to 7:30 am or so and you get a FREE breakfast sandwich and drink. George Dean WA1JMM,


Derrick Ouellette is in need of voleenters for the CAN - AM dog sled races Fort Kent. It starts on Saturday February 29th The race usually is finished by late Monday or Tuesday morning.  Anyone that can help for any amount of time is needed.They really need help in portage lake and Allagash (both indoors assessments) and the  more help on the start Saturday morning and someone to watch a road crossing times and days very. Info can be found on the club the web page. under can- am guides.

Links are listed on the ARRL Maine Section Web Page

for more information you can also contact Derrick Ouellette at anytime via email at KW1A@ARRL.NET or 231-2556



Saturday, Februrary 15th : Doors open from 8 AM to Noon Admission is $5.00 Calumet Club 334 West River Road Augusta Sponsor: Augusta Amateur Radio Association Talk-Ins will be on the KQ1L Link System, the 146.670 Augusta Repeater the 146.70 Litchfield repeater as well a 146.520 Simplex.

Tables are free on a first come, first serve basis. Net meetings are at 9:00 am Breakfast and lunch snacks will be available.

Sponsor: Augusta Amateur Radio Association 

Contact: George Szadis , K1GDI 293 Memorial Drive Winthrop, ME 04364 




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 

Skywarn Recognition Day


Skywarn- for NWS Gray area Western/Southern/Coastal Maine and New Hampshire.




The Final Episode of So Now What? was Thursday January 9th

On the Air Magazine which is aimed at those just beginning their journey in amateur radio, ARRL is reconfiguring its podcast lineup is listed on the Maine Section Web Page.

For comments and questions, contact:


The complete podcast archive is available on this page for your listening pleasure. "Best of The Doctor is In" episodes will be released every other week until a new podcast, Electic Tech," debuts in February  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 testing session, ham fest, club meetings or would like a copy of a link.  Please make sure to send your listing in as soon as you have the date and other info. Plese send all information to Joy Lynne Foss, Public Information Coordinator

Joy Lynne Foss, K1SEW, Public Information Coordinator  948-6222  



Youth in Amateur Radio Resource links... All addresses are post on the Maine Section Web Page.

The Kids Radio Zone-

Teacher Radio Zone-

Ham Radio Youth Resources Handout-

Tri-fold STEM brochure “Ham Radio- The Original Maker Movement”-

Scouting & Amateur Radio- 

Ham Radio Quick Start Guide-

K8ZT Amateur Radio Resources-

K8ZT Amateur Radio Education Outreach Column Collection -

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, 

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 .



***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 


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


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.


Interested in the skywarn program and need more information for your area please email Eric Emery KC1HJK@MAINE.RR.COM for more details on training, reporting information, questions, updates, events, and skywarn net questions or drills and schedules! please put "SKYWARN" in the subject line of your email.



Maine Officials