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LAST UPDATE: 8/16/18

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



Saturday, September 15th 9:00 AM   Machias Savings Bank 581 Wilson St Brewer  (Walk-ins Welcome) Sponsor: Pine State Amt Radio Club Contact: Peter Bither 944-2616


Wednesday, September 19th, 5:30 pm United Veterans of Maine 358 Washburn St Caribou Walk-ins are Welcome Sponsor: United Veterans of Maine ARC Contact: Brandin S. Hess  496-8802


Saturday September 29th 9:00 AM Knox co. EMA Office 301 Park St Rockland (Walk-ins Welcome) Sponsor: PenBay ARC Contact: Joseph G. Devonshire 549-0061




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 Club Breakfast Wednesday August 29th 0700 EDT at Bates College cafeteria commons 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 

Northwoods Gravel Grind Saturday, September 15th Rangeley

This event benefits the locally run non-profit Rangeley Lakes Trail Center to stay open and available to all. There will be a meeting as a group at the Franklin County Courthouse at 6:30 a.m. to gather HT radios, vests, etc., then head to Rangeley in a “convoy”, unless you are closer coming from Mexico on Rt 17. 

This is a fun event supporting cyclists as they ride varying mileages through back roads around Northern Franklin County.

It is an all day event with a Communication meeting at 8:00 am. There will be a Post Race BBQ and Celebration at AJ's Cycle's.  

For more information regarding the event and volunteering please contact: Randy Gauvin KB1RDG Emergency Coordinator (EC) for Franklin County ARES

For additional information go to the web site




The ARRL New England Division Convention Friday September 7th through Sunday September 9th Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center Boxborough, Massachusetts

Order Tickets Now:

The last day to purchase tickets and pay by US Mail is August 24th.

The last day to purchase tickets and pay by Paypal is September 5th.


Top-notch Forums and Classes all three days 

Large Exhibit Hall & Flea Market: Sat 9 AM to 5 PM & Sun 9 AM to1 PM 

Friday DXCC/Contesting Dinner featuring N1DG back from the KH1/KH7Z Baker Is. DXpedition 

Saturday morning opening ceremony 

Saturday Grand Banquet featuring Abigail Harrison and her journey to be a Mars astronaut 

Post banquet fun - movie night - open mic storytelling - jam session 

VE Exams and Free Technician-in-a-day license study course 

W1A special event station. Reserve your time at 

For more information go to



Presented by the Saratoga County Amateur Radio Association

Sunday, September 9th Saratoga County Fair Grounds, 162 Prospect St, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 Bring your ticket stub from Boxboro and get in for half price!



Windsor hamfest is back Saturday, September 22nd. Sponsored by the Augusta Amateur Radio Association

Windsor Fairgrounds 82 Ridge Road Windsor Talk-In: 146.670 (PL 100) Contact: Bill Crowley , K1NIT 512-0312






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! 

"Dummy Loads"  is the topic of the latest  as of August 16th, 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. 

The Doctor’s advice is available in book form entitled 'ARRL's Best of The Doctor is In'  Volume 1



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



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