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LAST UPDATE:  11/20/17

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




Tuesday, December 12th, 5 pm Mark & Emily Turner Library 39 2nd Street Presque Isle Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor:  WB1ILS VE TEAM 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, 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.   *****



Phil N1EP will be hosting a Group for the November Sweepstakes operation and social event at his QTH. Sunday November 19th All are invited.

Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Breakfast Wednesday November 29th 0730 EDT at Ramada Inn in 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.




 DIGITAL TRAINING - Tuesdays, 6:30pm on 146.910




 ARRL Bulletin 20  ARLB020

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington CT  November 6, 2017

To all radio amateurs 

W1AW 2017/2018 Winter Operating Schedule Is posted on the ARRL Maine Section Web Page.. W1AW Operating Schedule may also be found on page 95 in the November  issue of QST and  the web link is listed on the ARRL Maine Section Web Page .


Morning Schedule:

Time                  Mode     Days 

-------------------   ----     --------- 

1400 UTC (9 AM EST)   CWs      Wed, Fri 

1400 UTC (9 AM EST)   CWf      Tue, Thu 


Daily Visitor Operating Hours:

1500 UTC to 1700 UTC - (10 AM to 12 PM EST)

1800 UTC to 2045 UTC - (1 PM to 3:45 PM EST)


(Station closed 1700 to 1800 UTC (12 PM to 1 PM EST))


Afternoon/Evening Schedule:

2100 UTC (4 PM EST)    CWf      Mon, Wed, Fri 

2100  "      "         CWs      Tue, Thu

2200  "  (5 PM EST)    CWb      Daily

2300  "  (6 PM EST)    DIGITAL  Daily 

0000  "  (7 PM EST)    CWs      Mon, Wed, Fri 

0000  "      "         CWf      Tue, Thu

0100  "  (8 PM EST)    CWb      Daily

0200  "  (9 PM EST)    DIGITAL  Daily 

0245  "  (9:45 PM EST) VOICE    Daily 

0300  "  (10 PM EST)   CWf      Mon, Wed, Fri 

0300  "      "         CWs      Tue, Thu

0400  "  (11 PM EST)   CWb      Daily


                         Frequencies (MHz) 

CW:    1.8025 3.5815 7.0475 14.0475 18.0975 21.0675  28.0675 147.555

DIGITAL:  -   3.5975 7.095  14.095  18.1025 21.095   28.095  147.555

VOICE:  1.855 3.990  7.290  14.290  18.160  21.390   28.590  147.555




CWs = Morse Code practice (slow) = 5, 7.5, 10, 13 and 15 WPM

CWf = Morse Code practice (fast) = 35, 30, 25, 20, 15, 13 and 10 WPM  

CWb = Morse Code Bulletins = 18 WPM

CW frequencies include code practices, Qualifying Runs and CW bulletins.


DIGITAL = BAUDOT (45.45 baud), BPSK31 and MFSK16 in a revolving daily schedule.

Code practice texts are from QST, and the source of each practice is given at the beginning of each practice and at the beginning of alternate speeds.

On Tuesdays and Fridays at 2330 UTC (6:30 PM EST), Keplerian Elements for active amateur satellites are sent on the regular digital frequencies.

A DX bulletin replaces or is added to the regular bulletins between 0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Thursdays and 0100 UTC (8 PM EST) Fridays.

Audio from W1AW's CW code practices, CW/digital bulletins and phone bulletin is available using EchoLink via the W1AW Conference Server named "W1AWBDCT."  The monthly W1AW Qualifying Runs are presented here as well.  The audio is sent in real-time and runs concurrently with W1AW's regular transmission schedule.

All users who connect to the conference server are muted.  Please note that any questions or comments about this server should not be sent via the "Text" window in EchoLink. Please direct any questions or comments to

In a communications emergency, monitor W1AW for special bulletins as follows: Voice on the hour, Digital at 15 minutes past the hour, andCW on the half hour.

All licensed amateurs may operate the station from 1500 UTC to 1700

UTC (10 AM to 12 PM EST), and then from 1800 UTC to 2045 UTC (1 PM

to 3:45 PM EST) Monday through Friday.  Be sure to bring your current FCC amateur radio license or a photocopy.


Space Bulletin 015  ARLS015

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington, CT  November 20, 2017

To all radio amateurs


RadFxSat (Fox-1B) Launched Successfully, Designated AO-91

The latest CubeSat in the Fox series - RadFxSat (Fox-1B) - launched November 18th  from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.  The Delta II vehicle lifted off at 0948 UTC.

Following a picture-perfect launch, RadFxSat was deployed at 1109 UTC," AMSAT reported. It was confirmed that the satellite was alive and transmitting.

In the wake of the successful launch, deployment, and reception,OSCAR Number Administrator Bill Tynan, W3XO, designated the new satellite as AMSAT-OSCAR 91 (AO-91).

Stations please remember that the satellite will not be available for general use until the on-orbit checkouts are complete. AMSAT asks listeners to submit telemetry from RadFxSat (Fox-1B). link is listed on the ARRL Maine Section Web Page. .




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 .





Don't forget the Swap Net is on the air Sunday's 6:30 pm on the link system.


The Doctor Will See You Now! 

This podcast is "NVIS: Near Vertical Incidence Skywave"   as of November 9th. Email your questions to: They just might be answered on the air. Pod Casts episodes are archived on the ARRL Website. 

Now the Doctor’s advice is available in Volume 1 of ARRL's Best of The Doctor is In 



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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  

Maine Officials