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LAST UPDATE:  06/24/17

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



Thursday July 27th 6:00 pm Stewart Morrill American Legion #35 413 Broadway South Portland. Walk-ins are Welcome sponsor: PAWA Contact: John W Bogner, 776-2288,

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, 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 Club Breakfast Wednesday June 28th 0730 Held at the Ramada Inn Pleasant 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.


Joy, K1SEW is trying to update clubs contact information. Please send your clubs contact information as soon as possible. The following information is needed:

Club name

name of contact person

call sign

Phone Number

email address

snail mail address

Thank you in addvance! 



The MBEMS Digital net at 7:00 pm Sunday's has been put in hiatus. Return date, unknown.



Piscataquis ARC Three Rivers Hamfesst is Saturday, August 5th Kiwanis Building 24 Gerrish Road (Industrial Park) Milo 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM for more information please E-mail


Brian Lloyd WB6RQN Flight Commemorates 80 Years Since Earhart

While he is in the air, using the call sign WB6RQN, Brian encourages Ham radio operators to contact him.during June and July.  Brian has been a ham radio operator since 1976.

The public can track his flight on the web, social media, as well as Ham radio. Brian Lloyd's radio schedule is posted on the project's website




Do you like foxhunting? Do you like sharing information on how to foxhunt? Would you  please consider either your club or you holding a "how to foxhunt" workshop and run one at the New England Division Convention in Boxboro, MA on September 8th-10th. For more informaiton please contact Phil Temples, K9HI at



Last Field Day is Sunday, June 25th

The WCARA (WALDO COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION) will be holding field day at the Troy Howard Middle School on Lincolnville Avenue/Route 52 about 1/2 mile from US Route 1. Still going until approximately noon time Sunday. All are welcome to attend. For more info go to and click on contact us link.

Andy Club/Oxford ARES Auburn-Lewiston Airport. Still operating from 1400 until noon on Sunday, 25th. To volunteer and / or operate contact Tim, WT1A,at 

Aroostook Amateur Radio Association Northern Maine Fair Grounds, Presque Isle, Maine.  Forestry Building Contact Person: Steve Sandelier N1NXU 

St. Croix Valley ARC  Alexander Elementary School Route 9 in Alexander. Contact: Jon Watts 733-4715 

Piscataquis ARC N1BUG/K1PQ repeater site on Stickney Hill in Brownville We plan to show our ability to operate for 24 hours on different mode/frequencies etc. but we also want to have a lot of FUN!!



Weather Spotter Training -

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

National Weather Service-Caribou, Maine             

National Weather   Service-Gray, Maine .



The Doctor Will See You Now! 

This podcast is a lively discussion of all things technical. Current topic "Generators" as of June 22nd Email your questions to: They just might be answered on the air. Pod Casts episodes will be archived on the ARRL Website. 



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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  (Please No phone calls at this time.)

Maine Officials