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New England

LAST UPDATE 05/24/20


Hermon Hamfest Saturday, June 6th  has been canceled 

Three Rivers Hamfest Saturday, August 15th has been canceled.


 Follow the safety protocols, do the five!

1. Hands - Wash often

2. ELBOW - Cough into it

3. FACE - Don't touch it

4. FEET - Stay more than 6' apart

5. FEEL SICK - Stay Home


LAST UPDATE 05/24/20

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



Saturday June 27th 9 am Whitefield Fire and Rescue 26 Townhouse Rd Whitefield walk-ins are welcome Whitefield Sponsor: Lincoln Cty ARC Contact: Joseph G. Devonshire 549-0061

An option for the testing session is being developed.  The preliminary plan is to have the candidates sit in their own vehicles to take the exam.  Please bring either cash or a check for the testing fee. The candidates will be required to wear a face mask at any time they are interacting with the VE Team, or any other person at the session. Clipboards are needed so please if you have one that you can bring that would help out. All of this is dependent on the WX. for more information, registrtion and if you can bring a clipboard. please Contact: Joe Devonshire, or




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. 


 question pool

Amateur Extra Class (Element 4) question pool has been in effect since July 1, 2016, and will be valid until JUNE 30, 2020



The  Andy club will try tail gating In the parking lot for the Monthly Club Breakfast.

When you arrive and place your order they will deliver it to your car. Ordering as a group might be easier.

Tail gating in the parking lot will still do the suggested way of social distancing. Talk and have a good time!

Location: Kristi's Cafe

                767 Minot Ave.

                Auburn, Me.

phone: 1-207-241-7460

Meet up around 7 am in the east side of the parking lot.


Lee-W1LWT,  NCS/Presdient Andy Club 2020




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.



Field Day is Saturday June 27th - Sunday June 28th

Please email your club or group events,testing sessions and/or cancellations to have them posted on the web page. Email Joy Foss


Listen and learn with ARRL's Eclectic Tech Podcast

The latest episode of the Eclectic Tech podcast includes a discussion of HF aeronautical radio, the NCDXF beacon system, SpaceX's new Starlink satellites, and "Folding@Home," a system that uses distributed computing to search for a COVID-19 cure (among other things).

Link: Eclectic_podcast_logo.jpg


The latest episode of the On the Air podcast focasts on the various types of modulation and tips on go kits. The podcast is a monthly companion to On the Air magazine, ARRL's magazine for beginner-to-intermediate ham radio operators.

Both podcasts are available on iTunes (iOS) and Stitcher (Android) as well as on Blubrry. The On the Air and Eclectic Tech podcasts are sponsored by Icom.

 The May/June digital edition of ARRL's On the Air magazine is now available. Read it and other ARRL digital publications by browsing to the ARRL Magazines page.



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If you want a link from today's announcments please email Joy, K1SEW and it will be emailed to you.

Please email cancellations, testing sessions, and other event information should be sent as soon as possible. DEAD LINE is Saturday each week. to have it announced Sunday Morning. 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