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LAST UPDATE: 7/30/2015
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, August 1st - 10:15 a.m., Winslow Public Library, 114 Benton Ave., Winslow. Walk-ins are welcome please come early Sponsor: Waterville Area Wireless Association Contact: Ron Manson, W1SSF, 207-332-6660, email@example.com
Monday, August 3rd- 6:00 pm Midcoast Chapter of the American Red Cross 16 Community Drive Topsham Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Merrymeeting ARA Contact: Donald S. Wakeman (207) 751-1166 firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, August 8th- 9:00 am Kiwanis Club 24 Gerrish Road Milo at the HAM FEST Walk-ins are Welcome Sponsor: Piscataquis Amt Radio Club Contact: Ben W. Kittredge email@example.com
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, 2012, and will be valid until June 30, 2016.
*****Web site addresses for today’s announcements are on the ARRL Maine Section Web Page as a Link for your convenience.
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.
CLASSES & TRAINING
Weather Spotter Training -
Free and open to the public. Sessions Run 1 hr - 2 hr
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) Tables are $5.00. Tailgating is free. Contact: George Dean, WA1JMM 441-6112, firstname.lastname@example.org http://k1pq.org/
ARRL NEW ENGLAND CONVENTION IN BOXBORO MASS is set for Friday, 8/21st - Sunday, 8/23rd. Gordon West WB6NOA will be the keynote speaker. For more information or tickets: www.boxboro.org
NEW ENGLAND HAM RADIO HISTORY
Art Donahue, W1AWX from Franklin, MA. is a recently retired TV broadcaster who has been building an illustrated history of New England ham radio and broadcasting on his QRZ webpage. There are several stories from Maine. To check out the Maine Stories please go to: www.qrz.com/db/w1awx
ARRL Bulletin 23 ARLB023
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT July 30, 2015
To all radio amateurs
Amateur Radio Vanity Call Sign Fee to Disappear in September
The Amateur Radio vanity call sign regulatory fee is set to disappear in the next few weeks. According to the best-available information from FCC sources, the first day that applicants will be able to file a vanity application without having to pay a fee is Thursday, September 3rd.
SWAP NET IS BACK!!!!
On Sundays at 6:30 pm Please join Miriam, KC1AIH,net control for the swap net, on the KQ1L Link Repeater System.
Dear Amateur Radio Operators
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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
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.
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 email@example.com and Net Control is Dave, W1DSA firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Sunday - 6:30 pm Please join Miriam, KC1AIH, net control, on the Swap net on the KQ1L Link Repeater System.
Section ManagerBill Crowley K1NIT
Assistant Section ManagerWilliam C. Mann W1KX
State Government LiaisonRodney L. Scribner KA1RFD
Assistant Section ManagerJeff Weinstein K1JW
Assistant Section ManagerIvan L. Shapiro WK1W
Assistant Section ManagerRoberta P. Donohue W1JX
Section Emergency CoordinatorPhilip W. Duggan N1EP
Assistant Section ManagerGeorge T. Drisko KB1AQE
Section Youth CoordinatorGeorge R. Szadis K1GDI
Section Traffic ManagerJohn C. Huffman K1ESE
Official Observer CoordinatorRay Sirois N1RY
Technical CoordinatorLeo H. Langelier N1BOK
Affiliated Club CoordinatorCory M. Golob KU1U
Public Info CoordinatorJoy Lynne Foss K1SEW
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