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Section Name:
Maine
Contact:
PIC Joy Lynne Foss, K1SEW
Daytime Phone:
207-948-6222
Evening Phone:
207-948-6222
Email:
k1sew@arrl.net

Basic Information

Division:
New England
Description:

LAST UPDATE 07/17/21

Exam information also available at:

http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session

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 k1sew@arrl.net .

All web page links are posted on the Maine Section web page or you can email Joy at K1SEW@arrl.net to email them to you.

 

TESTING SESSIONS 

The free FCC Registration Number (FRN) is required for ALL examinees Go to the web pag:  fcc.gov for free.

 

Monday, August 2nd, 6 pm Shiloh Chapel, 38 Beulah Lane, Durham ME The cost for the test session is $15.00 cash,  registeration  via email  The free FCC Registration Number (FRN) is required for ALL examinees web page      fcc.gov for free.  Face Masks are required. Please practice social distancing.Don Wakeman KA1WAL 751-1166  ka1wal.dsw@gmail.com

 

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These are tentative dates only. Please check with the contact person before traveling to verify date, time, location, exams being offered and to register forthe session

Bring two forms of identification, including a photo I-D and your FRN (FCC Registration Number) gotten prior to the testing session. web page: fcc.gov  for free. Bring the FRN and/or certificates of successful completion of examination. The photocopies will not be returned. Persons needing special accommodations should check with the contact person. Face Masks are required Please practice social distancing.

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National Weather Service-Caribou, Maine http://www.weather.gov/car/Outreach_Spotters             

National Weather   Service-Gray, Maine https://www.weather.gov/gyx/skywarn

Weather Spotter Training - Free and open to the public. Sessions Run  1 hr - 2 hr 

SKYWARN MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE AREAS area Western/Southern/Coastal Maine and New Hampshire. http://www.ws1sm.com/SKYWARN.html

 

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The Maine Amateur Radio Foundation is an organization to support amateur radio throughout Maine. They are very active. 

Link (email k1sew@arrl.net for the link and it will be emailed to you).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1URVdgh7GKzmkcNWlR_BF4ELNHfZ4C8np/view?usp=sharing

 

If  you are interested in receiving the monthly "Maine Telegraph Newsletter" by email, please fill out the form.  (want the link for the formemail k1sew@arrl.net)

LINK  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfixF3MZbeXg3o0EeYSWz8X7ge0nS_ZDMzogPhu-FNZiGwOrQ/viewform

 

The July edition of the Maine Telegraph is photo heavy, so it is too large to email. You can either click the link for the PDF or click the link to view it as a Google Doc, whatever method you prefer. As always, all editions are posted and archived at https://www.mainearrl.org/newsletter 

 

MAINE VEHICLE  LICENSE PLATES

The initial application fee for the registration is $30. $5 of which are to cover the administrative cost of processing the license plate application. The $30 fee is NON-REFUNDABLE. If MARF fails to reach the necessary 2,000 applications, all application fees will be treated as a donation to the Foundation, and the money will be used to fund successful grant applicants within Maine.

According to MARF, the State of Maine requires 4,000 active registrations per year to maintain a specialty plate. They encourage all Maine amateurs to order a set for each vehicle that is registered. For more information and the link. email k1sew@arrl.net and the link will be sent to you.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1URVdgh7GKzmkcNWlR_BF4ELNHfZ4C8np/view?usp=sharing   

 

Maine July Virtual Talk being re-Scheduled.

The 2nd talk was hacked and Zoom Bombed. scheduled talk  It is  going to be reschedule to  the last week of July. Stand by for details: WB4APR Bob Bruninga talk

 

HAMFEST

Call for Speakers, Northeast HamXposition @ Marlborough MA,

Friday, September 10th - Sunday September 12th

Don’t just attend the 2021 Northeast HamXposition @ Marlborough MA—BE A PART OF IT! The HamXposition Committee seeks fresh and exciting presentations for this year’s ARRL New England Division Convention, They are looking for talks of both a technical and non-technical nature. As a HamXposition speaker, you will have the opportunity to share your subject and knowledge with Amateur Radio operators from around New England, surrounding states, and Canada. 

For more information please email  Phil Temples phil@temples.com &/or the link below. email joy K1sew@ARRL.net and the link will be emailed to you.

https://nediv.arrl.org/2021/05/18/call-for-speakers-northeast-hamxposition-marlborough-ma-september-10-12-2021 

 

FCC Not Collecting $35 Application Fees yet

FCC Requires email addresses on all applications as of June 29th

 

PODCASTS

ARRL's Eclectic Tech Podcast features ia discussion about the mysterious Schumann Resonances and a chat with Grant Connell, WD6CNF, about an interesting Morse sending and receiving application he created for Windows

 

ARRL's On the Air Podcastfeatures a discussion with ARRL Lifelong Learning Manager Kris Bickell, K1BIC, about the launch of the new ARRL Learning Center later this month. 

Both podcasts are sponsored by Icom.

 

SUPPORT THE ARRL THROUGH AMAZON SMILE.

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 www.smile.amazon.com

 

PUBLICIZE YOUR EVENT

Please continue to send a copy of any announcements to Joy Foss, K1SEW, ARRL Maine Section information Coordinator. This way they will get put on the Maine Section Web page and other sites in the future. If you have a club newsletter please add me to the list. Then i can take information off the newsletter.

Email is k1sew@arrl.net 948-6222, P.O. Box 59 Burnham, ME 04922 Thank you

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MAINE INFORMAL VHF/UHF NETS

Androscoggin ARC

On-the-Air Net W1NPP/R (Lewiston) 146.610 MHz -0.6 PL 88.5 1st Wed 1900 Monthly on air meeting for the Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club, all are welcome to check in

 

Andy 10m Net 28.460 MHz USB Fri 1930

 

Casual Ragchew net on 10m every Friday evening in the Androscoggin area

 

Chimes Net KC1CG/R (Washington) 145.490 MHz -0.6 PL 91.5 Daily* 2000

 

*While listed as Daily, there is typically a Net Control assigned for Wednesday and Saturday

The Chimes net was first started in 1995 by Charlie (W1BDL) and Dave (W1GQL) and has been in almost continuous nightly operation ever since. This is an informal non-directed chat net.

 

EAWA Net W1TU/R (Bar Harbor) 147.030 MHz +0.6 PL 100.0 Wed 1900

Informal gathering of local hams, welcome to all licenses

 

Franklin County

Round table Net W1BHR/R (Farmington) 147.18 MHz +0.6 PL 123.0 Daily 1930

 

General chat net with wide ranging topics from operators' daily activities, weather, current events plus other ham related topics.

 

Maine Ham Radio

Society Net K1HF/R (Marshfield) 146.775 MHz -0.6 PL 192.8 Thur 1900

 

Weekly Club net. The last Thursday of the month includes a ham radio swap net.

 

Newcomers Net W1QUI/R (Falmouth) 147.090 MHz +0.6 PL 100.0 Sun 1845

All hams are welcome to join us for the Newcomers Round table, as we discuss interesting ham radio topics, and introduce newly licensed hams to the various different aspects of the hobby.

 

Pine State Weak

Signal Group 144.225 USB Tue 1930

 

Weekly net on 2-meter simplex using Upper Sideband, Net Control is in Carmel, Maine so point your beam towards Maidenhead Grid FN54lt. The Net will begin by beaming to Central/Southern New England and then to Quebec.

 

Piscataquis ARC

Pre-Net Net K1PQ/R 444.950 MHz +5.0 PL 103.5 Wed 1830

On Air Meeting N1BUG/R 147.105 MHz +0.6 PL 103.5 Wed 1900

Weekly on air meeting for the Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club

 

Thursday Nite Net K1QA/R (Calais) 145.15 MHz -0.6 (100.0) Thur 2000

Casual ragchew net Downeast, very informal

 

 

WAWA Net KA1C/R (Madison) 146.73 MHz -0.6 PL 91.5 Thur 1930

 

The Waterville Amateur Wireless Association (WAWA) Net discusses club news, meeting info, what’s new with you, amateur news, member projects and idea swaps. The net is open to all.

 

WSSM

On-the-Air Meeting W1QUI/R (Falmouth) 147.09 MHz +0.6 PL 100.0 3rd Thur 1900

 

Join us on the 3rd Thursday of each month, for the Wireless Society of Southern Maine (WSSM) Meeting on the Air, at 7:00PM local time, on the W1QUI 147.090 + (100) repeater. The purpose of the net is to keep members who can’t attend in-person meetings, up to date on club activities. We also discuss various ham radio topics, which often coincide with upcoming events. All are welcome to join us. You don’t have to be a member to check in. The net welcomes all forms of traffic.

 

York County

ARC Net* W1BHR/R 147.345 MHz +0.6 PL 123.0 Thur 1900

 

The purpose of the York County Amateur Radio Club Net is to establish a regular meeting place for hams in and around the York County area, to support new and experienced operators, and to practice good operating and net procedures.  All are welcome! *The York County Amateur Radio Club is a different entity than the York County Emergency Communication Team (YCECT).

MAINE DMR NETS

 

For DMR Repeater Listings near your area please see next page

 

Eagle Net DMR MARC Knox Local TG9 Tue 1930

 

General chat net with some trivia added in. Open to all who can access the Knox Local Repeater.

 

 

Maine Dirigo

DMR Net DMR MARC Maine Statewide TG3123 Sun 1000

 

New Net effective April 11, 2021 that will function like the 12-county net while it is on Hiatus as the KQ1L Linked system gets updated. Check in and join the discussion with a question/poll of the day, technical topics, operation etiquette, DMR items or anything else ham radio related.

 

New England

Digital Swap Net DMR MARC New England Wide TG3181 Mon 1930

 

DMR net to list items that you wish to buy or have to sell

 

New England

DMR Net DMR MARC New England Wide TG3181 Mon 2000

Exchange of Information about DMR radio products, repeater site additions or changes and other amateur radio topics of interest.

 

PSARC DMR Net DMR MARC Holden Local TG9 Tue ~2100

The Pine State Amateur Radio Club DMR Net takes place directly after the Analog FM On-The-Air Net which starts at 2000 hours.

 

Region North Net DMR MARC Region North TG8 Wed 1930

Not an official net, but a group usually gathers here to chat on Wednesday nights. Give it a try on the Region North DMR MARC talkgroup.

 

YCCC Contesting

& DX Net DMR MARC NETAC1 TG8801 Wed 2000

 

Yankee Clipper Contest Club net that has contesting and DX related talk

 

Call Sign Location Frequency Color Code Network ID Network c-Bridge   K1DQ Shapleigh, ME 145.110 -0.600 4 312300 NewEng-TRBO   W1IMD Falmouth, ME - Blackstrap 145.340 -0.600 12 312301 NewEng-TRBO   N1IPA Topsham, ME 145.190 -0.600 13 312302 NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   W1LH Calais, ME 147.045 +0.600 1 312303 NewEng TRBO-BassHill   W1BHR New Sharon, ME - York Hill 145.140 -0.600 11 312304 NewEng TRBO-BassHill   KQ1L Augusta, ME 145.170 -0.600 12 312305 NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   KB1UAS Dexter, ME 145.220 -0.600 12 312306 NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   K1YFY Buckfield, ME - Streaked Mtn. 145.320 -0.600 12 312308 NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   W1EMA Knox, ME - Aborn Hill 145.420 -0.600 12 312309 NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   N1UGR Dresden, ME - Blinn Hill 145.430 -0.600 12 312310 NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   N1ME Holden, ME - Copeland Hill 145.310 -0.600 10 312311 NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   KC1FRJ Lincoln, ME - Bagley Mtn 145.350 -0.600 12 312312 NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   K1XI Camden, ME- Ragged Mtn. 145.370 -0.600 12 312313 NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   KQ1L Sidney, ME - Quaker Hill 145.240 -0.600 12 312316 NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   N1ITR Litchfield, ME - Danford Hill 146.700 -0.600 12 312320 NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   KC1FRJ Presque Isle, ME 145.180 -0.600 12 310198 NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   KC1FRJ Gouldsboro, ME 145.210 -0.600 12 310259 NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   K1XI Coming Soon Boothbay Harbor, ME 145.200 -0.600 12 310258 NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   KC1FRJ Fort Kent, ME 145.200 -0.600 12 310261 NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   KC1FRJ Smyrna, ME 147.090 +0.600 12   NewEng-TRBO-Augusta   W1BHR Farmington, ME – Mosher Hill 442.400 +5.0 11 312321 NewEng TRBO-BassHill  

 

INFORMAL HF NETS

 

“291” 10m Net 29.1 MHz FM Wed 2000

Not an official net, but folks Downeast enjoy chatting on 10-meter FM on Wednesday nights

 

 MARA 10m Net 28.470 MHz USB Wed 1900

The Merrymeeting Amateur Radio Association 10-meter net, open to all who are within range

 

Northeast Cracker

Barrel Net 3832 kHz LSB Daily 1900

The friendliest net on the air.  We meet daily at 1900 Eastern (1830 in the winter) on 3.828 Megahertz. Please join our family of friends who are genuinely interested in each other’s welfare.  We regularly discuss our daily activities and challenges, the weather (of course), technical subjects, current events and many other topics. 

 

Pine Cone Net 3942 kHz Sun 1400

Round Table Net for the Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) Maine Chapter #134. All are welcome to join, you do not have to be a QCWA member.

 

Seacoast Net 3895 kHz LSB Sun 1000

Folks checking in do WX reports, mention shack updates, and exchange niceties. There are also NTS members aboard, and they handle NTS traffic as needed.

 

WSSM “After” Net 28.455 USB 3rd Thur 2000

Join us immediately after the close of the WSSM Meeting on the Air for “The After Net,” which meets on 28.455 USB. Once we take check-ins, and see who can hear each other, the net becomes a fun, informal roundtable.

 

Yankee Lassies’ Net 3912 kHz Wed 0830

Net for YL’s and Official Net for WRONE – Women Radio Operators of New England

 

HF EMCOMM & TRAFFIC NETS

 

EAST COAST AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE M-F 0730-1330 7255 KHZ

WKND 0800-1200 7255 KHZ

Net Operations occur daily on 7.255 MHz (LSB).  Weekday operations run from 7:30 am to 1:30 pm and weekend operations run from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, East Coast time. During the summer months, weekend operations may be suspended. ECARS offers service to mobiles and fixed stations, including weather information, road conditions, emergencies, and signal reports. ECARS is a great place to meet other Amateur Radio operators, obtain East Coast weather information, establish schedules, or to simply listen and enjoy.  You do not have to be a member of ECARS to check into ECARS nets, all that is required is a General Class Amateur Radio license or better. 

 

HURRICANE WATCH NET UPON ACTIVATION 14325 KHZ/DAY OR

7268 KHZ/NIGHT

The Hurricane Watch Net is a group of licensed Amateur Radio Operators, trained and organized to provide essential communications support to the National Hurricane Center during times of Hurricane emergencies.  We are not housed in a single location - as some of our followers believe - but strategically disbursed across North America, throughout the Caribbean Sea, and Central America so that we can provide a continuous path of communications from storm-affected areas to the forecasters in the National Hurricane Center in Miami, and when needed, the forecasters in the Canadian Hurricane Center in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
The primary mission of the Hurricane Watch Net is to disseminate tropical cyclone advisory information to island communities in the Caribbean, Central America, along the Atlantic seaboard of the U.S., and throughout the Gulf of Mexico coastal areas.   We also collect observed or measured weather data from amateur radio operators in the storm affected area as well as any post storm damage, and convey that information to the Hurricane Forecasters in the National Hurricane Center via the amateur radio station in the center (WX4NHC).  In addition, we provide the same service for the Canadian Hurricane Centre whenever a hurricane threatens their country.
The Hurricane Watch Net generally activates whenever a system has achieved hurricane status and is within 300 statute miles of populated landmass (this can vary, however, due to the forward speed and intensity of the storm) or at the request of the forecasters at the National Hurricane Center.

 

INTERCON/MARITIME MOBILE SERVICE NET DAILY 0700-1200 14300 KHZ

1200-1600 14300 KHZ

The Intercontinental Amateur Traffic Net [Intercon] 20-meter net was formed to promote goodwill and friendly relations among radio operators everywhere. We handle third party traffic, and provide emergency communications to any location where the normal means are disrupted.
The net operates every day from 0700 to 1200 Eastern time (1200Z-1700Z during standard time, and 1100Z-1600Z during daylight savings time) on 14.300 MHz which has been designated by the IARU as a worldwide
center-of-activity frequency for emergency traffic. The Maritime Mobile Service Net (a separate organization with their own management, rules, and website) takes over at noon Eastern time.

 

MAINE EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS NET SUN 1700 3940 KHZ

The MECN meets each Sunday at 1700 (1630 wintertime) on 3940 kHz. The purpose of the net is to discuss emergency communications related topics among Amateur Radio Emergency Service members, and others interested in disaster preparedness. Recently, the net has been designated as NTS affiliated and more radiogram traffic is being relayed during the net.

 

MAINE PUBLIC SERVICE NET SUN 0900 3941 KHZ

The Maine Public Service Net has a long history of promoting amateur radio as a hobby and public service. The net meets each Sunday morning at 0900 on 3940 or 3941 kHz and boasts an active core of check-ins. It is an NTS-affiliated net.

 

MAINE SLOW SPEED NET M-F 1800 3585 KHZ

The MSSN is a Slow Speed NTS traffic net for Morse Code and great for those either getting started with CW or the seasoned operator. When checking in, send the first letter of the suffix of your callsign, wait for acknowledgment then send your full callsign followed by QRU if you do not have any traffic.

 

PINE TREE NET DAILY 1900 3596 KHZ

The PTN meets daily at 1900 (1730 in the Winter) and is a NTS Morse Code net that passes traffic into and out of the State of Maine. Come be part of a great CW tradition.

 

SEAGULL NET M-SA 1700 3940 KHZ

The Maine Seagull Net is an amateur (ham) radio traffic net affiliated with the National Traffic System. It runs Monday through Saturday on 3940 kHz at 1700 hours (1630 wintertime). The net is the perfect place to meet hams throughout the state and beyond. Twice a year the net takes a step back in time and runs in AM as it did when it was founded in 1939: the Thursday after the time change in the Spring and the Thursday before the time change in the Fall. Otherwise, stations check into the net using Single Sideband. Do you want to learn how to relay a radiogram? If so, this is the net for you!

 

MAINE VHF/UHF EMCOMM & TRAFFIC NETS

 

ANDROSCOGGIN ARES/RACES THUR 1930 146.610 MHZ - (88.5)

AROOSTOOK AMATEUR RADIO ASSOC NET MON 2000 146.73 MHz – (123.0)

CUMBERLAND COUNTY EMERGENCY NET SUN 1930 146.730 MHZ – (100.0)

FRANKLIN COUNTY EMERGENCY NET WED 1930 147.180 MHZ + (123.0)

HANCOCK COUNTY EMCOMM NET TUE 1900 146.910 MHZ – (151.4)

KENNEBEC COUNTY ARES NET SUN 1900 145.270 MHz – (100.0)

145.290 MHz – (100.0)

145.390 MHZ – (100.0)

KNOX COUNTY ARES/RACES-CERT TUE 1900 145.490 MHZ – (91.5)

LINCOLN COUNTY ARES NET MON 1900 146.985 MHZ – (136.5)

MID COAST ARES NET (SAGADAHOC) MON 1930 147.210 MHZ + (100.0)

OXFORD COUNTY CERT/EMCOMM NET MON 1930 146.910 MHZ - (100.0)

147.120 MHZ + (136.5)

224.620 MHZ – (103.5)

PRE-CHIMES TRAFFIC NET (KNOX) SAT 1930 145.490 MHZ – (91.5)

PISCATAQUIS COUNTY ARES NET WED 1900 147.015 MHZ + (103.5)

ST JOHN VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO

ASSOCIATION “SJVARA” NET FRI 1900 146.64 MHZ – (100.0)

SKYWARN TRAINING NET SAT 1930 146.880 MHZ – (100.0)

SOMERSET COUNTY EMCOMM NET MON 1930 146.730 MHZ – (91.5)

WALDO COUNTY EMERGENCY NET MON 1930 147.270 MHZ + (136.5)

WASHINGTON COUNTY ARES NET MON 1900 147.330 MHZ + (118.8)

WSSM-ECT NET (CUMBERLAND) 4TH THUR 1900 147.090 MHZ + (100.0)

YORK COUNTY EMERGENCY

COMMUNICATION TEAM (YCECT) NET 2&4 TUE 1900 145.410 MHZ – (103.5)

YCECT SIMPLEX RELAY NET 3RD TUE 1900 147.540 MHZ X

Maine Officials