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New England

 LAST UPDATE 11/13/18

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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




Wednesday, November 14th 5:30 pm United Veterans of Maine at 358 Washburn St Caribou Walk-ins are Welcome Sponsor: United Veterans of Maine ARC Contact: Brandin S. Hess 496-8802


Saturday, December 15th 9:00 am Machias Savings Bank 581 Wilson St Brewer Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Pine State Amt Radio Club Contact: Peter Bither 944-2616


Wednesday December 19th 5:30 pm United Veterans of Maine 358 Washburn St Caribou  You need to  register ahead of time.  Sponsor: United Veterans of Maine Contact: Brandin S. Hess 496-8802




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, 2018, and will be valid until June 30, 2021

**General Class (Element 3) question pool has been in effect since July 1, 2015, and will be valid until June 30, 2019. 

***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.   *****




Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club ARES/RACES Meeting Wednesday November 21st  1730 EDT Androscoggin Unified EMA Office Basement of Central Fire Station 2 College Street Lewiston


Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Breakfast Wednesday November 28th 2018 0700 EDT Webster St, Conv and Deli, 715 Webster Street Lewiston


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



Volunteers Needed






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



 ***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***


The Doctor Will See You Now! 

"External Speakers" is the topic of the latest  as of November 8th, Listen...and learn all things technical. Email your questions to: They just might  answer on the air. Pod Casts episodes are archived on the ARRL Website. 

 John S. Peters, K2LOT, (SK)

John Peters K2LOT, (Lots-of-Toys) Passed away at his home November 6th at the age of 90 years old, 

John participated in many nets and is a past President of the Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club. John attended a training course for New Hams when Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Station needed back-up communications in case of an emergency. John inspired many to get their ham license. He was a mentor to many and demonstrated stand-by emergency communications during the “Y2K” episode. 

John could be found on 20 meters talking to his WW-2 Navy buddies on the Tin Can Navy Net.  John's responsibilities included communications and back-up sonar.

Other interests of John included visiting various Club Meetings in Brunswick/Topsham and the United Stated Coast Guard Auxiliary for many years. He was a Head Usher at the St Patrick's Catholic Church in Newcastle

John Peters will be missed by many!

Condolences, and messages for his family, may be expressed by visiting wake will be at the Strong-Hancock Funeral Home Main St. Damariscotta, 4-6 PM, Monday, November 12th The funeral mass: will be at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Academy Hill, Newcastle 10:00 AM, Tuesday, November 13th. He will be laid to rest immediately following the service.


 David E. Martin KAIUJ (SK)

David E. Martin, 72, of Jefferson, died November 9th at the Sussman House in Rockport.

David attended Wentworth Institute and worked many years at exotic places, such as McMurdo Station Antarctica, Johnston Atoll, Kuwait and Kwajalein.

He was a fixer of things, be it mechanical or electrical. An avid ham radio person, David held a FCC Advanced Radio Operator license KA1IUJ. He took pride in keeping his 1987 Ford pickup truck running smoothly and  looking like new. He enjoyed listening to classical music and viewing the night sky with his binocular telescope. He was a Meals on Wheels volunteer and F.I.S.H. driver. He loved stopping in unexpectedly at friends’ houses for a visit. David had many lifelong friends and made it a point to keep in touch with them. He knew the name of every wild flower growing on his property. Bird watching was a favorite pastime and he provided housing, feed and water for them.

A graveside memorial service will be held in June of next year at David’s maternal grandparents’ family plot in Bartlett Cemetery, Bartlett, Neb.

Memorials or donations may be made to:

Meals on Wheels, PO Box 474, Damariscotta, ME 04543. 



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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,  20 Leonard Lane, Burnham ME 04922 207-948-6222  




  ***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***



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

Maine Officials