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PIC Joy Lynne Foss, K1SEW
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New England

LAST UPDATE 10/25/20

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 .

All web page links are posted on the Maine Section web page or you can email Joy at



Monday, November 2nd 6 pm Shiloh Chapel, 38 Beulah Ln. Durham ME NO Walk-ins allowed. All Must pre-register. Face Masks are required Sponsor: Merrymeeting ARA.For more information or to register please get in touch with the the contact person. Contact: Donald Wakeman 751-1166


If you are interested in the  video-supervised online exam sessions. Contact:  Amanda Grimaldi, N1NHL ARRL VEC Assistant Manager


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.


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 


area Western/Southern/Coastal Maine and New Hampshire.



PAWA Monthly Administrative Meeting -  Nov 4th 7:00 PM

PARC Next club meeting is  Oct. 27th - Milo Town Hall at 7PM


The Maine Amateur Radio Foundation is an organization to support amateur radio throughout Maine. Check them out. Please see the link: (email for the link and it will be emailed to you). 


The ARRL New England Division Convention’s Committee is pleased to announce a series of virtual and on-air events: 

October -  Basic Track One-hour classes will be held on weeknights from 7:30 to 8:30 PM EDT

October -  Advanced classes Two-hour workshop sessions will be held Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 AM EDT.

November 6th-8th - W1A special event stations 

November 7th  - Virtual Banquet

November 7th - Ham Bootcamp

Here is a link to Join Zoom Meeting program All courses and workshops will be held via Zoom. (please email Joy PIC, for the link)

If you would like the complete Academy schedule and to register, visit (please email Joy PIC, for the link)

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ARRL's Eclectic Tech Podcast is features discussions of a revolutionary new RF-shielding material; storing software in the Arctic, and the importance of fan cooling with Al Rabassa, NW2M email Joy at for the link.

Link: Eclectic_podcast_logo.jpg

ARRL's On the Air Podcast  --  The latest episode of On the Air podcast will include an interview with ARRL Lifelong Learning Manager Kris Bickell, K1BIC, about ARRL's new "Learning Network" webinars.

The podcast is a monthly companion to On the Air magazine, ARRL's magazine for beginner-to-intermediate ham radio operators.

Both the podcasts are sponsored by Icom.


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


The DEAD LINE for annoucements is Saturday each week. in order to get your announcement on Sunday Mornings net. Please email me all the information to be announced to. Joy Lynne Foss, 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