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New England

 LAST UPDATE 10/20/19

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 November 4th 6 pm Midcoast (Topsham) American Red Cross 16 Community Dr Topsham Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Merrymeeting ARA Contact: Donald S. Wakeman 751-1166 

Sunday November 17th 10am Meadow View Apartments Phase IV Dining Hall, 25 Tweedie Lane, Ellsworth Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: Poverty Hill ARG contact: Phil Duggan N1EP 598-5397



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.   *****



WSSM Meeting on Thursday, October 24th promptly at 7pm at the CCEMA Bunker at 25 High Street, Windham, will feature Cory Golob,  KU1U, giving a 30 minute presentation on "Taking the AMATEUR out of Amateur Radio"

Mr. Golob has given a similar talk to Public Safety professionals in Maine. Please join us for this lively and informative presentation! For more information Peter Hatem  KC1HBM

PARC Next meeting Tuesday,  November 26th Milo Town Hall  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


ARRL Creating New Online Groups for Members to Have More Direct Communication with Organizational Leaders

This will enhance and improve communications between the ARRL leadership and staff and the members and prospective members. It will enable both timely updates and collegial discussion, Online forums where all amateur radio operators can discuss issues and topics in two-way conversation with ARRL leadership.  

The ARRL will be adding three groups:

    • ARRL- Contesting

    • ARRL-Awards



ARISS Invites Proposals to Host Ham Radio Contacts & Space Station Crew

The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) Program is seeking formal and informal education institutions and organizations — individually or working together — to host an Amateur Radio contact with a member of the International Space Station crew. The deadline to submit a proposal is November 30th. Proposal information and documents are on the ARISS website.

ARISS anticipates contacts would take place between  July 1. 2020 and December 31, 2020. To make the most of these radio contact opportunities, ARISS is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan.

Send questions to


The 14th Annual ARRL On-Line Auction is now live, and continues through Thursday, October 24th at 10 pm Eastern Standard time.

The 2019 auction includes lab-tested QST “Product Review” gear, vintage books, used equipment, and one-of-a-kind items, plus the ARRL Lab team has contributed six of the very popular “mystery boxes."

All bidders must register If you have registered for a previous ARRL On-Line Auction, you may use the same log-in information. Make sure your correct address and other information are up to date. The auction site only accepts Visa and MasterCard.


Maine Section Simulated Emergency Test(SET) is Saturday November 9th 0800L to 1300L

Event: Multiple Plane “crashes” with little or no fatalities.

SET: is to exercise message handling and other Emergency and Auxiliary Communications Skills.

For more information contact:

David Lowe WE1U, Maine Section Emergency Coordinator

Links are listed on the Maine section web page: 

flmsg CUSTOM Form HTML Teme plate:

Instructions for using CUSTOM flmsg forms can be found toward the end of the flmsg help page/manual:

The American Red Cross Safe and Well page:

Other SETS

Lincoln, Knox, Waldo and Cumberland are planed for Saturday October 26th For more information contact Michael Courtenay, KB1DBL 

New Hamshire ARES State SET is Saturday November 2nd


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

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.

Skywarn Page link is listed on the Maine Section Web Page



So Now What?

"Ham Lingo" is the topic of the latest as of October 17th for "So Now What?" podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers.  This biweekly podcast has answers to your questions! New episodes will be posted every other Thursday.


The Doctor Will See You Now!  

"Antenna EnTRAPment! All about Traps" Starting October 10th Listen and learn all things technical. You can also email your questions to, and the Doctor may answer them in a future podcast.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.


Maine Officials