ARRL Sections - Maine



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PIC Joy Lynne Foss, K1SEW
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New England




LAST UPDATE:  10/22/16


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



Wednesday October 26th  6 pm at Meadow View Apartments Phase IV Dining Hall at 25 Tweedie Lane, Ellsworth. Walk-ins are welcome, All exam levels are being offered. Contact Phil Duggan N1EP 598-5397 or Email


Saturday,, October 29th  9:00 am, : Lincoln County Complex - 911 Communications Building (2 story brick bldg. on left of street entrance) 34 Bath Rd. (PO Box 249) Wiscasset, ME 04578 Sponsor: Lincoln County Amateur Radio Team  Contact: Joe  (no phone calls please) 


Saturday, October 29th  9am, Auburn Library at 49 Spring St. Auburn, walk-ins welcome, Cost is still $15 cash only, Bring a Photo ID. Parking is behind Denny's on Troy St and the parking lot is next to the Railroad tracks. Cross the tracks and the Library is on the right. Contact: Ivan Lazure, N1OXA at 207-577-5152 If special accommodation are needed please contact me as soon as possible.


Saturday, November 5th , 9 am Machias Savings Bank 581 Wilson St Brewer Walk ins are welcome. Sponsor: Pine State Amt Radio Club Contact: Peter Bither  944-2616


Monday, November 7th  6 pm Mid-coast (Topsham) American Red Cross 16 Community Dr Topsham Walk-ins are Welcome, Sponsor Merrymeeting ARA Contact: Donald S. Wakeman  751-1166


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.   *****



Piscataquis and the Aroostook Club Monday, October 24th 2 pm, will hold their meeting at the National Weather Service NWS

Androscoggin Club Breakfast,  will meet Wednesday, October 26th   0730 EDT at the Ramada Inn Pleasant Street. Lewiston

Waterville Area Wireless Association will hold their next meeting on  November 5th, at the Winslow Public Library. Come and see what WAWA is doing this fall.

Greater Kennebec Valley Wireless, Caffeine, Donut, Muffin, & Marching Society - Every Wednesday, 6:00 a.m., and later at 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 



The Maine SET is scheduled for October 22th  0800 to 1300

The New Hampshire SET is scheduled for November 5th .

If your club would like to participate in the New Hamshire SET please contact Steve KB1TCE 


Space Bulletin 007 ARLS007

From ARRL Headquarters 

Newington, CT October 13, 2016

To all radio amateurs


New Satellites with Amateur Radio Payloads Launched, Monitored


The AlSat-1N and Pratham satellites, both carrying Amateur Radio payloads, have both been heard and identified following the India Space Research Organization (ISRO) PSLV-C35 mission launch on September 26. Reports are requested. Reports on AMSAT-BB indicate the Pratham CW beacon on 145.980 MHz is active.\

AlSat-1N is also hosting three UK payloads from various institutions and aims to take images of the Earth and send back data from the UK payloads. The IARU coordinated downlink is 437.650 MHz (9,6 FSK). Down linked data reports are welcome, both decoded hex files and recordings. They can be emailed to, .



ARRL Bulletin 37  ARLB037

From ARRL Headquarters  

'Newington CT  October 12th,

To all radio amateurs   

ARLB037 Current Rules Holding Hams Back from Adopting State-of-the-Art Technology, ARRL Says   In comments filed on October 12th with the FCC, ARRL reiterated its case that the FCC should impose a 2.8 kHz limit on symbol rate for digital modes, arguing that its approach is both balanced and necessary.  ARRL told the FCC  that the current HF symbol rate "speed limit" reflects 1980s technology and has no place in an experimental radio service in which modern protocols could be efficiently deployed in crowded RTTY/data subbands.  

The deadline to file reply comments in the proceeding - ie, comments on  already filed - is November 10th    ARRL's comments can be found in PDF format on the web at:    

This is a work in progress, so a timetable is not known yet. We will keep you posted when details and more information becomes available.    Steve Ewald, WV1X  Supervisor, Field Organization Team 860-594-0265 


The Doctor Will See You Now! 

Current topic "HF Mobile Antennas" 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 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