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New England

 LAST UPDATE 06/15/19

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



Friday, June 21st 6pm United Veterans of Maine 358 Washburn st Caribou No Walk-ins, must register Sponsor: United Veterans of Maine Contact: Dana  Jones 768-0890 See website to register ahead:


Saturday, June 22nd  10 am Alexander Elementary School Route 9 Alexander Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: St Croix Valley ARC Contact person: Jon Watts, 733-4715


Saturday, June 29th 9 am Whitefield Fire and Rescue 26 Townhouse Road Whitefield Walk-ins are Welcome Sponsor: Lincoln Cty Amt Radio club Contact person:Joseph Devonshite 549-0061

 Last general exam testing before the book changes.


Tuesday, July 16th, 5pm  Mark & Emily Turner Library 39 2nd St Presque Isle Wak-ins welcome Sponsor: Aroostook ARA Contact: Darius J. Haskell 631-6178


Friday, July 19th 6pm United Veterans of Maine 358 Washburn Street Caribou Pre-regesteration is a must either through contact person or through web site: Sponsor: United Veterans of Maine Contact: Dana G. Jones 768-0890




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.   *****



2019 ARRL Field Day is Saturday, June 22nd - Sunday, June 23rd

Open to the public. Come and join the fun and get on the air!!


Pen Bay ARC Field Day  -  Rockport  The former Rockpot Elementry School site at the intersection of Rt 1 & Rt 90 Starts at 2pm Saturday and ends on Noon Sunday


9th Annual ARRL Field Day at Wassamki Springs Campground, 56 Saco Street, in Scarborough.  2P Saturday  to 2p Sunday.


Andy Club Field Day W1B Beaver Park Cotton Road Lisbon, ME GPS: 44.02658N 70.1331878W for more information contact: Lee W1LWT website:

Open to the public. Come and join the fun and get on the air!! 




PARC Meeting Tuesday, June 25th Milo Town Hall  7:00 PM

Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Breakfast Wednesday June 26th 0700 EDT We may change location, at  club meeting we will decide to change or stay at Webster St, Conv and Deli, 715 Webster Street , 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






Space Bulletin 003  ARLS003

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington, CT  June 14, 2019

To all radio amateurs


Ham Radio Satellites to Deploy from ISS


Three BIRDS-3 satellites with Amateur Radio payloads are scheduled to be deployed from the International Space Station on Monday, June 17th. The BIRDS-3 constellation includes CubeSats from three countries: Nepal, Japan, Sri Lanka

The primary mission of the BIRDS constellation is to provide short messages via its 435.375 MHz beacon, giving the opportunity for the Amateur Radio community to decipher the messages using a publicly available key on the BIRDS-3 website at, .

Operators able to successfully decipher the message will be recognized on the BIRDS-3 website and receive a BIRDS-3 QSL card.







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


So Now What?

"Highlights from Hamvention" the topic of the latest as of June 13th 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!  

"Stringing Up Wire Antennas" is the topic of the latest  as of June 6th 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