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Section Name:
Maine
Contact:
PIC Joy Lynne Foss, K1SEW
Daytime Phone:
207-948-6222
Evening Phone:
207-948-6222
Email:
k1sew@arrl.net

Basic Information

Division:
New England
Alert:

CANCELED EVENTS

  • HAMFEST/CONVENTION CANCELED  the annual Androscoggin Hamfest/ARRL Maine Section Convention, has been CANCELED  Originally scheduled for April
  • DAYTON CANCELED "The Hamvention Executive Committee has  CANCELED
  • The 2020 Piscataquis River Race has been CANCELED

EYEBALL MEETINGS SWITCHED TO ON THE AIR

  • April Andy Club regular eyeball meeting has been CANCELED Lee Trask will try to hold an on air meeting.,Lee  meeting.on the 610 machine our on the on air meeting at 7pm on April 1st. This net will cover only basic items. The live on air meeting will be kept to one hour or less.So please mark your calendars. Contact: Lee Trask President  w1lwt@yahoo.co
  • Oxford ARES/RACES Monday, April 6th *Monthly Meeting -  will be On the Air starting at 19:30 local time due to EMA access limitations. Please check on the 146.88 repeater and the W1OCA/W1IF/N1BBK repeater system for updates and changes.
  • PARC Monthly eye ball meetings have been CANCELED for the foreseeable Future Club business as part of our regular weekly Pre Net Net at 1830 and PARC Net at 1900 every Wednesday during our club 440 and 2-meter nets.  If you have any club business you want to bring up, please bring it to one of these meetings.  If you can't get on the 440 repeater you can check in using Echolink.  And we will meet as usual at 1900 on the N1BUG repeater on 147.105 with a 103.5 tone.
Description:

 LAST UPDATE 03/29/20

Exam information also available at:

http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session

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 k1sew@arrl.net  and 

All web page links are posted on the Maine Section web page or you can email Joy email K1SEW@arrl.net

 

TESTING SESSIONS 

 Friday April 17th 6 pm Caribou Public Library 30 High St Caribou  Pre-registration Required go to: https://tinyurl.com/y5chtlp8  Sponsor: United Veterans of Maine Contact: George L. Hurteau 694-5441 northwoodsguide@gmail.com

 

Saturday April 25th 9 am  Knox Co. EMA Office 301 Park St Rockland Walkins are welcome. Sponsor: PenBay ARC Contact: Joseph Devonshire 549-0061 trainbee@aol.com

 

UP COMING TESTING SESSIONS

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. 

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******Amateur Extra Class (Element 4) question pool has been in effect since July 1, 2016, and will be valid until JUNE 30, 2020

 

Special Bulletin 4  ARLX004

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington CT  March 19, 2020

To all radio amateurs 

Errata to 2020-2024 Amateur Extra-Class Question Pool Released

The NCVEC Question Pool Committee has issued errata to the new (2020-2024) Amateur Extra-class question pool that goes into effect on July 1st Submit feedback or questions to the Question Pool Committee via email at, qpcinput@ncvec.org . If you would like a list of the changes to the question pool please email Joy Foss, K1SEW, PIC k1sew@arrl.net

 

ARRL Bulletin 9  ARLB009

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington CT  March 24, 2020

To all radio amateurs 

ARLB009 W1AW to limit transmit schedule

ARRL W1AW has suspended its morning code practice and qualifying run transmissions, beginning March 24th.  However, W1AW's evening transmissions, including qualifying runs, will be sent as usual -- there are no changes to the evening transmit schedule.

W1AW remains closed to the public.

 

 

CLUB MEETINGS COMING UP

 

EVENTS AND NEWS

ARRL Suspending Tours and Guest Visits to Headquarters.

ARRL remains operational. During this period we strongly encourage members to use email as the preferred method of communication with ARRL in order to get you the timeliest response possible.

VEs  need to follow their local community's guidelines and then use their best judgement when deciding whether to conduct, postpone, or cancel an exam session.

All of these actions will remain in place until further notice. We thank you for your understanding and patience during this difficult time.

 CANCELED EVENTS

  • HAMFEST/CONVENTION CANCELED  the annual Androscoggin Hamfest/ARRL Maine Section Convention, has been CANCELED

 

  • DAYTON CANCELED
  • "The Hamvention Executive Committee has been CANCELED 

 

  • The 2020 Piscataquis River Race has been CANCELED
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EYEBALL MEETINGS SWITCHED TO ON THE AIR

  • April Andy Club regular eyeball meeting has been CANCELED Lee Trask will try to hold an on air meeting.,Lee  meeting.on the 610 machine our on the on air meeting at 7pm on April 1st. This net will cover only basic items. The live on air meeting will be kept to one hour or less.So please mark your calendars. Contact: Lee Trask President  w1lwt@yahoo.co

 

  • Oxford ARES/RACES Monday, April 6th *Monthly Meeting -  will be On the Air starting at 19:30 local time due to EMA access limitations. Please check on the 146.88 repeater and the W1OCA/W1IF/N1BBK repeater system for updates and changes.

 

  • PARC Monthly eye ball meetings have been CANCELED for the foreseeable Future Club business as part of our regular weekly Pre Net Net at 1830 and PARC Net at 1900 every Wednesday during our club 440 and 2-meter nets.  If you have any club business you want to bring up, please bring it to one of these meetings.  If you can't get on the 440 repeater you can check in using Echolink.  And we will meet as usual at 1900 on the N1BUG repeater on 147.105 with a 103.5 tone.

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National Weather Service-Caribou, Maine  

http://www.weather.gov/car/Outreach_Spotters             

National Weather   Service-Gray, Maine   https://www.weather.gov/gyx/skywarn

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

Skywarn Recognition Day

SKYWARN MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE AREAS

Skywarn- for NWS Gray area Western/Southern/Coastal Maine and New Hampshire. 

http://www.ws1sm.com/SKYWARN.html

 

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PUBLICIZE YOUR EVENT

If you want a link from todays announcments please email me and i will send it to you. Please send along any of your cancellations. If you are responsible for a testing session, ham fest, or other events  Please make sure to send your listing in as soon as you have the date and other info. Please send all information to Joy Lynne Foss, Public Information Coordinator

Joy Lynne Foss, K1SEW, Public Information Coordinator k1sew@arrl.net  948-6222  

 

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Youth in Amateur Radio Resource links... All addresses are post on the Maine Section Web Page.

The Kids Radio Zone- www.ztlearn.com/radio-kids

Teacher Radio Zone- www.ztlearn.com/radio-teachers

Ham Radio Youth Resources Handout- tiny.cc/hry

Tri-fold STEM brochure “Ham Radio- The Original Maker Movement”- tiny.cc/hr-makers

Scouting & Amateur Radio- tiny.cc/ar-scout 

Ham Radio Quick Start Guide- tiny.cc/new-ham

K8ZT Amateur Radio Resources- www.k8zt.com

K8ZT Amateur Radio Education Outreach Column Collection - tiny.cc/ar-ed-out

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,     https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express 

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 https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/how-comment .

 

 

***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 connectme2pw@gmail.com 

NEWCOMERS ROUND TABLE NET 

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

NEW REPEATER ON - THE AIR

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
https://groups.io/g/MainePacketRadio/topics


1st and 2nd Wednesday 4pm Mt. Washington Repeater 146.655MHz- 100.0MHz HARP Net -Hospital Amateur Radio Program http://gblakesl.net/N1GB/N1GB_HARP.html

 

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.

 

Interested in the skywarn program and need more information for your area please email Eric Emery KC1HJK@MAINE.RR.COM for more details on training, reporting information, questions, updates, events, and skywarn net questions or drills and schedules! please put "SKYWARN" in the subject line of your email.

 

 

Maine Officials