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LAST UPDATE:  2/16/18

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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




Saturday, February 17th 9:00 am Machias Savings Bank 581 Wilson St Brewer Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Pine State Amt Radio Club Contact: Peter Bither 944-2616


Saturday, February 24th 10:00 During the WinterFest at the Le Club Calumet 334 West River Road Augusta Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: Augusta Amateur Radio Association The test is $15.00 Contact: Bill Crowley, K1NIT  512-0312


Wednesday, March 14th at 6:00 pm Henry D. Moore Library, 22 Village RD, Steuben, ME. Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: Poverty Hill Amateur Radio Group. The test is $15.00 Contact: Phil Duggan 598-5397 email



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. 


**Please be aware that the Current Technician Class (Element 2) question pool will only be valid until June 30, 2018


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.   *****



Greater Kennebec Valley Wireless, Caffeine, Donut, Muffin, & Marching Society - Every Wednesday, 6:00 a.m., and later at Dave's Diner, Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner.





Saturday, February 24th 8 am - noon  Le Club Calumet 334 West River Road Augusta Sponsor: Augusta Amateur Radio Association Talk-In: 146.88 (PL 100) The Adimtance is $5.00 and as usual there is no charge for tables, but it is on a first come, first served basis. .

Net meetings are at 9:00 am Testing session at 10:00 am.

K1GDI will be running his QLF again, as well as an auction at the end. 

Light refreshments will be available throughout the morning.

Door prizes will be awarded at noon; the winning ticket must be present to win. Top prize is a full-size  (140 foot) Cobra UltraLite Senior dipole antenna system from Granit State Antennas. Retail value is $160.00  Manufactured by K1JEK in Concord, NH.

For more information Contact: Bill Crowley, K1NIT  512-0312




The Maine State ARRL Convention and Hamfest is on Friday March 30th ,from 7 pm to 9 pm and Saturday March 31st, from 8 am to Noon. We will have talks on Friday like past years, anyone interested in giving a talk send Ivan, N1OXA, at, with a note of two or three sentences explaining the talk..

On Saturday there will be talks from 9 am to Noon. Plus the Hamfest  till noon, There will be a testing session at 12:30 pm

There will be a Door Prize, and other prizes as well, with coffee with Muffin and Donuts all morning as well.

Ramada Inn the  single or Double room special  $65 plus tax, per night.





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 .




 ***Check out the SWAP NET on Sunday Evenings at 6:30 pm on the link system with Miriam, kc2aih as your net contol, You never know what bargins you can find.  Looking for something put it on the swap net***


The Doctor Will See You Now! 

"Vacuum Tubes"-- the importance of maintaining proper equipment temperature"  as of February 8th  Email your questions to: They just might  answer on the air. Pod Casts episodes are archived on the ARRL Website. 

Now 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  

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