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Phil Duggan N1EP
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ARRL  Maine Section Web Page

Update: 2/03/2023

Thank you for visiting the Maine ARRL section official web site, where you will find the latest news, upcoming test sessions, hamfests and other events, bulletins, and links to Maine's ARRL affiliated ham radio clubs. Check back often for the latests updates!

Maine Legislature Lauds Ham Radio

I was honored to join other Maine hams at the State House in Augusta on Feb 2 to be present as lawmakers both in the Senate chambers and on the House floor proclaimed the accomplishmenst and value of Maine amateur radio operators and also to recognize World Amateur Radio Day, which is April 18. State Senator Marianne Moore and State Representative Tiffany Strout, both from Washington County, sponsored the Joint Resolution. Joining me to witness this proclamation were Brenda Duggan N1ZPV, Randi Bolen (our granddaughter), Bill Mann W1KX, Michelle Mann WM1C, Cory Golob KU1U, and Jose Douglass KB1TCD, as well as Sen. Moore and Rep. Strout. Also introducing themselves to our group were Maine Senator Mike Tipping N1YIQ, of Orono, and Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows.  

73 de Phil Duggan, N1EP

 Maine Amateur Radio Bulletin


Organizers of the CanAm Dog Sled Races in Aroostook County are looking for more ham radio volunteers to help provide communications for the event. The event is March 4 - 6 but volunteers can attend a Mar 3 planning meeting and are also invited to the dinner and awards ceremony on March 7.

Derrick Ouelette, KW1A, is requesting more amateur radio operators to help with communications, especially in Allagash March 5-6,  and he also may need a net control station. 

Past ham volunteers have said that the dog sled race communications is an amazing public service event and one well worth participating in. Contact Derrick if you can help. He can give you all the details on lodging, and other information. Email

Take It To The Field!

Check out this awesome article by Maine Assistant Section Manager Jeff Hanscom, KA1DBE, about portable operations. Click on below link and then scroll down a bit. Great article, Jeff!

Worked All Maine Award

The Pine State Amateur Radio Club sponsors a "Worked All Maine" award where if you get a confirmed contact in all 16 Maine counties, you can apply for a Worked All Maine certificate. If you need more wallpaper, here is your chance! Details are listed at

 VOTA 2023

The ARRL's Volunteers On The Air event is going to be a year-long operating activity that is sure to be fun! I already have plans to be on the air often to give participants my 175 points as a section mananger. Folks will upload their logs to Logbook of the World and will be able to earn certificates and awards. Every state will also be actived twice in 2023 for week-long W1AW portable activations. What a great way to earn your Worked All States award! Point systems, state schedules, and other details are listed at

Much appreciation to John Huffman, K1ESE, who has volunteered to be Maine's W1AW Activation Copordinator. As it stands now, Maine's activation for W1AW will be next September and in December. But you can get on the air anyday and everyday making contacts, earning points, and having a blast during VOTA 2023!




Bring a legal photo ID or two alternate forms of ID as listed at ( and your FRN (FCC Registration Number) gotten prior to the testing session. web page:  for free. Bring the FRN and any certificates of successful completion of examinations, and copy of amateur radio license if applicable. The photocopies will not be returned. Persons needing special accommodations should check with the contact person. Face Masks may be required. Check with contact person for details and to confirm session dates, pre-registration, etc.


REMINDER -- When preparing for an exam, be sure you are studying the current question pool:Last moth lef.

Technician Class (Element 2) question pool has been in effect since July 1, 2022, and will be valid until June 30, 2026

**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



Sponsor: Augusta ARA
Date: Feb 11 2023
Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
Contact: Joseph G. Devonshire
(207) 549-0061
Location: Le Club Calumet
334 West River Rd
Augusta ME 04330


Sponsor : Portland Amateur Wireless Assoc. (PAWA)

Date : March 1, 2023

Time:7:00pm (no walk /Register or call ahead call a head)

Contact: John Bogner W1JLB



Location: Red Cross

2401 Congress St.

Portland, ME.. 04102


March 18, 2023 Saturday - Ellsworth

Exam session starts at 10AM. Candidates must pre-register by emailing Phil Duggan N1EP,  207-598-5397

Location: Meadow View Apartments Phase IV Dining Hall, 25 Tweedie Lane, Ellsworth. 


Sponsor: Poverty Hill Amateur Radio Group & Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association




Boat Anchor Hamfest FEB 11, 2023

Don't miss the Boat Anchor Hamfest that is from 0800 to noon on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at the Calumet Club, 334 West River RD, Augusta, ME. Admission is $5.  Come find a great deal on ham radio and other electronics gadgets. Maine Section Emergency Coordinator Keith Anoe, KE4UCW will be a guest speaker to discuss the state of Maine Amateur Radio Emergency Service. Hamfest coordinator is George Szadis, K1GDI, email There will be a VE exam session during the event at 9AM. (See exams above.)


Androscoggin ARC Hamfest & Maine State ARRL Convention March  24 - 25, 2023

Ham radio gear, electronics equipment, and more will be at your fingertips during the hamfest and convention. There will be featured speakers and presentations on Friday evening. Saturday morning is the hamfest and more featured speakers and presentations, as well as a VE exam session.Hamfest Chairman is Ivan Lazure, N1OXA, email

LOCATION: Ramada Inn Conference Center 490 Pleasant Street Lewiston ME



If you would like to assist a new or perspective ham or even an experienced ham in need of help, please ask N1EP to add you to the Maine Statewide Mentoring list. You can provide advice, actual physical assistance or whatever level of amateur radio help you are comfortable with. Your name and local region of Maine will be listed at BUT your contact info will remain private. If someone needs help from your region, we will put you in contact with them.

PLEASE become an Elmer! Contact person Phil Duggan, N1EP Maine Section manager, email 598-5397 


Maine ARRL Affiliated Clubs

Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club

Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association

Maine Ham Radio Society

Merrymeeting Amateur Radio Association

Pen Bay Amateur Radio Club

Pine State Amateur Radio Club

Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club

Portland Amateur Wireless Association

Saint Croix Valley Amateur Radio Club

Saint John Valley Amateur Radio Association

Waldo County Amateur Radio Association

Waterville Area Wireless Association

Wireless Society of Southern Maine




Maine Officials

  • Deborah Leonard

    Public Info Coordinator

    Deborah Leonard KB1DEB

  • Philip Duggan

    Section Manager

    Philip W. Duggan N1EP

  • Cory Golob

    Assistant Section Manager

    Cory M. Golob KU1U

  • Peter Hatem

    Assistant Section Manager,
    State Government Liaison

    Peter L. Hatem KC1HBM

  • Derrick Ouellette

    Assistant Section Manager

    Derrick P. Ouellette KW1A

  • Joseph Grace

    Assistant Section Manager,
    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    Joseph M. Grace W1SK

  • Jeffrey Hanscom

    Assistant Section Manager

    Jeffrey D. Hanscom KA1DBE

  • Joan Hildreth

    Assistant Section Manager

    Joan D. Hildreth W1DLC

  • Leo Langelier

    Technical Coordinator

    Leo H. Langelier N1BOK

  • Dennis Bosley

    Section Traffic Manager

    Dennis Lee Bosley WA1URS

  • Bradley Brown

    Section Youth Coordinator

    Bradley M. Brown KC1JMH

  • Keith Anoe

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Keith E. Anoe KE4UCW


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