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New England

 LAST UPDATE 08/22/19

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 21st 9 am Machias Savings Bank 581 Wilson St Brewer Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Pine State Amt Radio Club Contact: Peter Bither 944-2616



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 porewerol.

*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, 2019, and will be valid until June 30, 2023. 

***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.   *****



Greater Kennebec Valley Wireless, Caffeine, Donut, Muffin, & Marching Society - Every Wednesday, please note new time 7:00 a.m., and later at Dave's Diner, Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner



The New England Division Convention (re-branded as “Northeast HamXposition @Boxboro”)  Friday, September 6th - Sunday, September 8th 

The forum schedule for the convention at Boxboro! 2019 is now available on website.  On it you will find a wide variety of topics - everything from antique radio to the newest technology.  There are technical presentations and speakers that will tell you about all sorts of ham activities.

New this year is "Ham Bootcamp".  Just got your license, or know someone who just got theirs and doesn't know what to do with it?  Join the bootcamp and join the fun.

Another new addition this year is Sunday morning music band and brunch.  The Millis Berfield Band will be playing in the hotel atrium Sunday from 10AM to Noon. Bring your own brunch or buy some at the hotel restaurant breakfast buffet - then enjoy the music.



Next Ham Fest -  

Saturday, September 21st,  Alexander Elementary School 1430 Airline Rd Alexander Talk-In: 147.330 (PL 118.8) Sponsor: St. Croix Valley Amateur Radio Club Contact: Michael C Sanford KB1GEO 214-0126




BikeMaine 2019

This is a week-long event for the Bicycle Coalition of Maine.  Sunday  September 8th - Saturday, September 14th.  Volunteers needed to help either part time or all week. Some HAM Radio Operators are needed for the lunch, rest stops and SAG vehicles throughout the Midcoast, on the days the route is open.

If anyone is able to volunteer the whole week or part of the week.  To sign up, please email the Volunteer Coordinator Liz Hall at

If you would like to have a copy of the rest stops, lunch locations and the hours that  HAM volunteers are needed to help.  Please email at Eric Rider, KC1FZB net control for the event at



Sunday, September. 29th is the 11th annual Dempsey Challenge, go to this web site Any questions email Ivan Lazure, N1OXA at 





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 -




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



If you have any Skywarn questions, comments, suggestions, or need information on training. Please email Eric Emery KC1HJK  KC1HJK@MAINE.RR.COM and please put "SKYWARN" in the subject line.

Skywarn Page link is listed on the Maine Section Web Page



So Now What?

"Contesting," involvement in the hurricane season using Amateur Radio" is the topic of the latest as of August 22nd for "So Now What?" podcast for Amateur Radio newcomers.  This biweekly podcast has answers to your questions! New episodes will be posted every other Thursday.


The Doctor Will See You Now!  

"The Legendary G5RV Antenna" Starting August 15th Listen and learn all things technical. You can also email your questions to, and the Doctor may answer them in a future podcast.Pod Casts episodes are archived on the ARRL Website.



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, Burnham ME 04922 





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.


Maine Officials