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New England

LAST UPDATE 08/08/20

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 email



Saturday,  August 15th 10 am  Mundt-Allen Post #81 85 Vernon St. Bethel. MUST preregister. There is only 18 spots available. Sponsor: Androscoggin ARC VEC For registration contact Ivan Lazure, N1OXA  577-5152. The cost is $15 cash only


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.



The next regular meeting of PARC will be Tuesday, August 25th , 7 pm, Milo Town Hall


NOW ONLINE! Digital editions of September 2020 QST, July/August 2020 QTA, QEX AND NCJ



ARRL's Eclectic Tech Podcast will feature discussions about wireless charging on the fly, and and discusstion about the state of amateur radio Automatic Link Establishment (ALE).

Link: Eclectic_podcast_logo.jpg

ARRL's On the Air Podcast  --  The latest episode of On the Air podcast features tips for soldering a PL-259 connector onto the end of a coaxial cable, and information on beginner courses for hams who want to serve their communities during disasters and other incidents. The On the Air podcast is a monthly companion to On the Air magazine, ARRL's magazine for beginner-to-intermediate ham radio operators

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

Both podcasts are sponsored by Icom.


Searching for Back up NET Controls

I am currently looking for a back up for the Sunday Morning Net. If you can  help it would be greatly appreciated If you are interested please email Joy Foss K1SEW, PIC


The Maine Amateur Radio Foundation is pleased to offer an opportunity to apply for the new registration motor vechile plates.  IF, they collect 2000 signatures by September 1st, then they will submit them this year If not they well be submitted in 2021 The 2000 signatures would still be needed.  Please see the link: ( email k1sew for and the link will be emailed to you. 


Tom Belvin WA1LFW  (sk)

He was a member of the PARC Club for many years his General Class test when they were both stationed at Adak, Alaska.  He was the FCC rep as a Senior Chief Radioman there. He had retired from the U.S. Navy in 1972. Then he worked at Great Northern Paper Co. and retired again from the CP Railroad. He was an avid ham radio operator and Tom was a member of the PARC Club for many years.. He always said that he'd never met a stranger.Tom retired in Brownville Junction. Tom will be missed by many!

A graveside service with military and Masonic honors will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 13th  in the family plot at with Pastor Stephen Dean officiating. Arrangements are in the care of the Lary Funeral Home. Condolences and memories may be expressed at: 




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 your announced on Sunday Morning net. Please email me all the information you would like to have anounced 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