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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:   7/05/2015

 

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 

Thursday, July 16th - 6:00 pm Stewart Morrill American Legion Post #35413 Broadway South Portland Walk-ins are Welcome. Sponsor: Portland Amateur Wireless Association Contact: John Bogner, W1JLB  776-2288 jbogner1@maine.rr.com Web Site: http://www.qsl.net/pawa

Saturday, July 18th - 10:00 am Northern Door Inn 356 West Main Street Fort Kent Walk-ins are Welcome Sponsor: Saint John Valley ARA  Contact: Derrick P. Ouellette   231-1852  Kb1wka@me.com

 
Sunday, July 19th - 4:00 pm Calais Methodist Home Office/Rec Room 10 Sunrise Cir. Calais Walk-ins are Welcome Sponsor: St. Croix Valley ARC Contact: William A. McGarvey  853-2951  Email: aa1zr@roadrunner.com

Thursday, July 23rd - 5:30 pm Manchester Fire Station, 18 Readfield Rd.(Route 17), Manchester. Walk-ins are Welcome please come early. Sponsor: Augusta ARA Contact: Bill Crowley, K1NIT, 512-0312

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, 2011, and will be valid until June 30, 2015

***Amateur Extra Class (Element 4) question pool has been in effect since July 1, 2012, and will be valid until June 30, 2016. 

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*****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: 

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

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FUTURE EVENTS:.
CLASSES & TRAINING

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Weather Spotter Training -

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

Training Classes

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED 

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HAMFEST

Saturday, August 8th - Three Rivers Hamfest Kiwanis Club 24 Gerrish Road Milo Sponsor Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club Talk-in: 147.105 (PL 103.5) & 444.950 (PL 103.5) Contact: George Dean, WA1JMM 441-6112, wa1jmm@roadrunner.com                  http://k1pq.org/

 

 BULLETINS

 Note from our ARRL President Kay Cragie, N3KN, and our Section Manager Bill Crowley, K1NIT

Regarding ~~~ HR-1301 The Amateur Radio Parity Act.

The Stated purpose of each bill is To direct the Federal Communications Commission to Extend to private land use restrictions its rule relating to reasonable accommodation of amateur service communications.

We are looking for Maine hams, especially ones in the 2nd congressional district to contact your representative to urge support for the bill, HR-1301. ARRL Washington council Chris Imlay, W3KD, recently met with Brendan Conley in Rep. Bruce Poliquin's office, to request that he sign on as a cosponsor, as his predecessor Rep. Mike Michaud did. To date, Rep. Poliquin has not made a commitment one way or the other.

Rep. Chellie Pingree has already signed on as a cosponsor for the bill, as she did in the last session of Congress, and hams who live in her district are asked to drop her a note, send her an e-mail, or call her thanking her for her support.

Please take just a few minutes of your time and help ARRL and your fellow hams, both here in Maine and throughout the country. The ideal way for members to contact their Congressmen is to write personalized, signed paper letters based on the sample letter on the ARRL web site at  

For more information you can go to: www.arrl.org/hr-1301 and send the letters  c/o ARRL. The address mailing address is :

ARRL
Attn: HR 1301 grassroots campaign
225 Main St
Newington CT 06111

For more information - http://www.arrl.org/amateur-radio-parity-act

GENERAL

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PUBLICIZE YOUR EVENT

If you are responsible for a testing session, ham fest, club meetings 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 K1SEW@arrl.net 207-948-6222 (home)

Joy Lynne Foss, Public Information Coordinator

P.O. Box 59

20 Leonard Ln

Burnham, ME 04922

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Androscoggin ARES/RACES Net Thursday 7 pm on the 146.610 MHz (no PL) repeater. Backup frequency 146.450 MHz simplex.  Monthly meeting on the third Wednesday at 6 p.m., Androscoggin Unified EMA Office, basement of Central Fire Station, 2 College St., Lewiston http://w1npp.org/pages/aresraces.html

Aroostook Emergency Net Monday at 8:00 p.m. on the 146.730  (no PL) repeater

Cumberland County ARES Net meets every Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. on the 146.730 - (PL 100 HZ) machine.

Franklin County ARES Net meets every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on the 147.180  (PL 123 HZ) Farmington repeater.  The team meets on the first Wednesday at the Franklin County Courthouse, 140 Main Street, Farmington, at 6:00 p.m.  All are welcome.

Hancock County EMCOMM (ARES) Net Every Tuesday, 7:00 p.m., on the 146.910 (PL 151.4 HZ) repeater. All licensed operators are welcome and encouraged to check-in and participate.

Kennebec County ARES Net Sunday at 7:00 p.m. on the 145.390 repeater (PL 100 HZ).

Lincoln County ARES Monday nights 1900 on Dick Glidden's k1nyy repeater 147.39+ 179.9 pl tone Backup is  on the w1pbr system 147.06+ and 145.49- 91.5 pl Jose, kb1tcd is the coordinator

Maine Emergency Communications Net Sunday at 5:00 p.m. on 3940 KHz (alternate freq. 7180 KHz).  John Goran K1JJS, Net Manager.

Maine Public Service Net Sunday at 9:00 a.m., 3940 KHz..  K1NIT, Section Manager, conducts administrative duties as Net Control the last Sunday of each month. FMI contact Al Sirois, N1MHC, Net Manager and Lincoln County ARES Emergency Coordinator.

Midcoast ARES Net Monday at 7:30 p.m.on the 147.210 repeater (PL 100 Hz).

Oxford County ARES Net second, third, fourth, (fifth) Monday at 7:30 p.m.on the KQ1L 146.88 (PL 100 Hz) repeater

Penobscot County ARES Net fourth Wednesdays, 7pm local time on the 145.450 (WA1RES) repeater (pl tone is 67.0).  We do monitor the N1ME repeater in case someone cannot reach the WA1RES repeater. Kevin 'Doc' Badger, N0UKM American Red Cross ME region Communications Lead, Penobscot County ARES Emergency Coordinator,  Penobscot County RACES County Radio Officer

Piscataquis County ARES Net Wednesdays, following the Piscataquis ARC on-the-air weekly meeting (which starts at 7:00 p.m.), 147.105 MHz repeater (PL 103.5).

Somerset County EmComm Net first and third Mondays on the 146.970 (PL 100 HZ) Sugarloaf repeater and on the second, fourth, and fifth Mondays on the 146.730 (PL 91.5 Hz) Madison repeater. All nets start at 7:30 p.m.

Twelve County Emergency Net opens around 9:30 a.m. (at the close of the Public Service Net on 75 meters) each Sunday, on the KQ1L linked  repeater system. Has Announcements read. Net manager: KA1RFD.

Waldo County ARES/RACES Net Monday (except the first Monday) at 7:30 p.m.on the 147.27 (PL 136.5 HZ) repeater.

Waldo County Emergency Management Agency's RACES/ARES HF digital training net every Wednesday at 1930 on 3.583 MHz. Early check-ins are taken at 1915. The net opens with Olivia 8-500, then switches to
Thor 50x1, both centered at 1000Hz on the waterfall. This is a training net and amateurs new to the digital modes are encouraged to check-in and will be “elmered”. We use the 147.270 (+,PL 136.5) Aborn Hill repeater for coordination. For those who cannot hit Aborn, we use the instant messaging program SPARK. For details on SPARK, the net and other digital “how-to” see www.midcoastdigiham.belljar.net

Washington County ARES on-the-air meeting Monday on the 147.330 (PL 118.8 Hz) repeater at 7:00 p.m. All licensed amateurs are invited to check in.

York County ARES Training Net, Thursday, 7:00 p.m., Mt. Hope repeater (145.210 MHz, 156.7 pl tone).  Group meets first Thursday, 6:00 p.m., York County Government Building, 149 Jordan Springs Rd. (Route 4), Alfred.

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OTHER MAINE NETS OF INTEREST

Chimes Net Daily at 8:00 p.m. on the 147.060 (PL 91.5) repeater

Elmer Net/Class Somerset County EMCOM/ARES team will be doing an Elmer net on the Madison repeater (146.730 PL tone 91.5). The net will run every other Wednesday. It will be moderated by Steve KA1C steverod@myfairpoint.net and Net Control is Dave, W1DSA w1dsa@beeline-online.net, All amateurs are welcome, from newcomers to oldtimers. Questions and comments will be welcome during the net.

Maine NBEMS VHF Net every Sunday at 1900 on the KQ1L linked repeater system, KB1TCE net manager. This net is a continuation of the Midcoast NBEMS Net that met on the Waldo County W1EMA repeater

Maine Seagull Net Monday thru Saturday at 5:00 p.m., 3940 KHz, LSB. Handling traffic into, out of, and throughout the State of Maine.  K1GUP net manager.

Maine Slow Speed Net  Monday thru Friday, 6:00 p.m. 3585 KHz.  Traffic handling at slow speeds.  W1JX net manager.

Maine Swap Net Sunday Swap Net Maine Pine Tree Net  Daily at 7:00 p.m. on 3596 KHz. Traffic into and out of the State of Maine.  W1KX net manager.

New England Party Line Net Mondays and Thursdays at 7:00 a.m. on 14.293 Mhz USB.  W1UZR net manager

Maine Officials