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LAST UPDATE:  09/24/17

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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, September 30th 9:00 am Knox Country EMA Office 1 Park street Rockland, Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: Pen Bay ARC Contact: Joseph G. Devonshire, 549-0061 


Tuesday, October 17th 5 PM Caribou Public Library 30 High St Caribou Walk-ins are Welcome Sponsor: WB1ILS VE TEAM Contact: Brandin S. Hess 496-8802


Thursday, October 19th 6:00 pm Stewart Morrill American Legion #35 413 Broadway South Portland Walk-ins are Welcome. Sponsor: PAWA Contact: John W. Bogner 776-2288


Sunday, October 22nd, 3:00 pm  EMA Facility Swetts Rd Alfred Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: YCARC Contact: Leo Langelier 676-2779


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 Amateur Radio Club Club Breakfast Wednesday September 27th 0730 EDT It will be at  Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant St., Lewiston

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



Wireless Society of Southern Maine Amateur Radio Club



 Recent Weather Events....

Please be aware that due to the series of weather events, numerous emergency and public service nets are in session, especially on the 80, 40, and 20 meter bands. 

Unfortunately there have been reports of false information being apparently shared via Amateur Radio channels.  This type of misinformation can negatively affect the hard work being done by various Emergency Management agencies and can be harmful to the efforts of the Amateur community trying to assist in the response and relief efforts. 

Amateurs, please make sure you are leaving adequate breaks between transmissions to allow the primary stations to use the frequency

Thanks to the hundreds of Amateurs who are providing communications assistance.  With everyone working in concert and through appropriate channels, your work is helping make a difference.


Health and Welfare 

Those wishing to send Health and Welfare queries are encouraged to use the American Red Cross's ''Safe and Well'' website to facilitate those contacts: link is on Maine Section Web Page





October 13th & 14th Deerfield, New Hampshire.

This summer there have been some major changes at the Deerfield Fairgrounds. This will affect how and where we get on the Fairgrounds and how we access the camping area. For more information, tickets and updates please go to thier web site 






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 .



Don't forget the Swap Net is on the air Sunday's 6:30 pm on the link system.


The Doctor Will See You Now! 

This podcast is a lively discussion of all things technical. Current topic "How High is High Enough" as of September 14th. Email your questions to: They just might be answered on the air. Pod Casts episodes will be archived on the ARRL Website. 



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If you are responsible for a testing sessions, ham fest  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