ARRL

Secure Site Login

ARRL Sections - Maine

Maine

Maine

Contact Information

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 09/16/19

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

 

TESTING SESSIONS  

Saturday, September 21st 9 am Machias Savings Bank 581 Wilson St Brewer Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Pine State Amt Radio Club Contact: Peter Bither 944-2616 redbeard104@aol.com

Saturday, September 21st 10 am  Alexander Elementary School Route 9 Alexander Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: St Croix Valley ARC Contact: Jon Watts 733-4715 jwhec718@gmail.com


UP COMING TESTING SESSIONS

October 5th Fairfield

Octomber 5th Rockland

October 15th Caribou

October 18th Caribou

 

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. www.arrl-me.org   *****

 

CLUB MEETINGS COMING UP

PARC Next meeting Tuesday,  September 24th Milo Town Hall  7:00 PM.

Greater Kennebec Valley Wireless, Caffeine, Donut, Muffin, & Marching Society - Every Wednesday, please note new time 7:00 a.m., and later at Dave's Diner, Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner

 

HAMFEST:

Next Ham Fest -  

Saturday, September 21st,  Alexander Elementary School 1430 Airline Rd Alexander Talk-In: 147.330 (PL 118.8) Sponsor: St. Croix Valley Amateur Radio Club Contact: Michael C Sanford KB1GEO 214-0126 kb1geo@hotmail.com

 

EVENTS NEEDING VOLUNTEERS: 

Sunday, September. 29th is the 11th annual Dempsey Challenge, go to this web site  http://ham.dempseycenter.volunteerhub.com/ and open a new account. Than fill out the info and your in. They have a new Data Base, so that is why you need to open a new account. Their are two positions, Rest Stop or SAG vehicle, Any questions please email Ivan Lazure, N1OXA at ilazure@roadrunner.com 

 

 BULLETINS:

ARRL Bulletin 19  ARLB019

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington CT  September 13, 2019

 

To all radio amateurs 

FCC Seeks to Streamline its Hearings Process

The FCC is asking for public comments on procedural changes that, if adopted, would streamline many administrative hearings under the Communications Act of 1934, as amended.

"Currently, these hearings typically are conducted like trials incivil litigation and include, among other things, live testimony before an administrative law judge, cross-examination of witnesses, and an initial decision by the administrative law judge that is subject to review by the Commission," the FCC said in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in EB Docket 19-214. The FCC said its proposals "are designed to supplement the Commission's current administrative law judge referral process and promote more efficient resolution of hearings."

The NPRM can be found in PDF format at, link is one the arrl maine section web page. https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-19-86A1.pdf

 

FCC Proposes to Make All Universal Licensing System Filings Electronic 

The FCC is seeking comment on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that is part of an overall plan to transition completely to electronic filing, licenses, authorizations, and correspondence. The notice proposes to make all filings to the Universal Licensing System (ULS) electronic, expand electronic filing and correspondence elements for related systems, and require applicants to provide an email address on the FCC forms related to these systems. Although much of the FCC's ULS filings are already electronic, the changes suggested in the NPRM (in WT Docket No. 19-212) would require all Amateur Radio Service applications to be filed electronically. Under current rules, Amateur Radio applications may still be filed manually, except those filed by Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VECs).

 

FCC Proposes to Make All Universal Licensing System Filings Electronic

The FCC is seeking comment on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that is part of an overall plan to transition completely to electronic filing, licenses, authorizations, and correspondence. The notice proposes to make all filings to the Universal Licensing System (ULS) electronic, expand electronic filing and correspondence elements for related systems, and require applicants to provide an email address on the FCC forms related to these systems. Although much of the FCC's ULS filings are already electronic, the changes suggested in the NPRM (in WT Docket No. 19-212) would require all Amateur Radio Service applications to be filed electronically. Under current rules, Amateur Radio applications may still be filed manually, except those filed by Volunteer Examiner Coordinators (VECs). FCC said in the NPRM, released on September 6th. "We therefore propose to eliminate Section 1.913's exemptions to mandatory electronic filing."

 

Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980,

Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis 1. As required by the Regulatory Flexibility Act of 1980, as amended (RFA),1 the Commission has prepared this Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (IRFA) of the possible significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities by the policies and rules proposed in this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Notice). Written public comments are requested on this IRFA. 

CLASSES & TRAINING:

EVENTS:

The Maine QSO Party. 1200 UTC Saturday September 28th, to 1200 UTC Sunday September 29th. Bands and Modes: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10, CW, and phone (SSB, FM, AM). Great for either an individual or the club. It's a fun HF contest that rewards stations outside Maine for contacting Maine counties. It would be really awesome to have every county in Maine represented! Check out the website below if interested. http://www.ws1sm.com/MEQP.html

 

===============================================================

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

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

Interested in the skywarn program for your area please contact 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.

Skywarn Page link is listed on the Maine Section Web Page 

http://www.ws1sm.com/SKYWARN.html

 

=========================================================

So Now What?

"Contesting," involvement in the hurricane season using Amateur Radio" is the topic of the latest as of August 22nd 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!  

"Coaxial Cable Connectors" Starting September 12th Listen and learn all things technical. You can also email your questions to doctor@arrl.org, and the Doctor may answer them in a future podcast.Pod Casts episodes are archived on the ARRL Website.

 

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

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, Burnham ME 04922 k1sew@arrl.net 

207-948-6222  

 

========================================================

Youth in Amateur Radio Resource links... All addresses are post on the Maine Section Web Page.

The Kids Radio Zone- www.ztlearn.com/radio-kids

Teacher Radio Zone- www.ztlearn.com/radio-teachers

Ham Radio Youth Resources Handout- tiny.cc/hry

Tri-fold STEM brochure “Ham Radio- The Original Maker Movement”- tiny.cc/hr-makers

Scouting & Amateur Radio- tiny.cc/ar-scout 

Ham Radio Quick Start Guide- tiny.cc/new-ham

K8ZT Amateur Radio Resources- www.k8zt.com

K8ZT Amateur Radio Education Outreach Column Collection - tiny.cc/ar-ed-out

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,     https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express 

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 https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/how-comment .

 

 

***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 connectme2pw@gmail.com 

NEWCOMERS ROUND TABLE NET 

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

NEW REPEATER ON - THE AIR

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
https://groups.io/g/MainePacketRadio/topics


1st and 2nd Wednesday 4pm Mt. Washington Repeater 146.655MHz- 100.0MHz HARP Net -Hospital Amateur Radio Program http://gblakesl.net/N1GB/N1GB_HARP.html

 

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