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New England


LAST UPDATE:  08/21/17

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



Thursday, September 7th7:00 PM 56 Saco St Scarborough Walk-ins are Welcome Sponsor: Wireless Soc of Southern Maine Contact: Timothy W. Watson 831-8132


Tuesday, September 12th, 6:00 pm Henry D Moore LIbrary and Parish House, 22 Village Road Steuben. All levels of exams offered Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: Poverty Hill Amateur Radio Group. Contact: Phil Duggan N1EP 598-5397

Saturday, September 30th 9:00 am Knox Country EMA Office 1 Park street Rockland, Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: Pen Bay ARC Contact: Joseph G. Devonshire, 549-0061 



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, 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.   *****




Androscoggin Club Breakfast Wednesday Aug 30th  0730 EDT It will be at the usual location Ramada Inn Lewiston.

AROOSTOOK AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION Monday,September 4th 3:00 pm, LABOR DAY there will be a CORN ROAST at Ivan's WK1W home located at 101 Presque Isle Road (e911 thinks it is 141 Presque Isle Road which is State Rout 167).    

Please bring a covered dish to pass, beverage, place setting.  Just like the Spring and Fall socials ("POT-LUCK") but we roast the corn (N1NXU elmered Ivan on  just how GOOD roasted corn is) Members and guests are welcome.  Club buys the corn.   for more information contact Ivan Shapiro, MD, 

Directions are post on the ARRL Maine Section Web Page. Coming from US 1A it is top of first hill… 1.2 miles from JCT 167/1A.  Coming from Presque Isle it is 2 miles East of Quoggy Joe ski hill.  Notably, the next hill after Q.J., approximately 2 miles hence.


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


From Rick - K5UR, President ARRL - The national association for Amateur Radio®

Based on feedback he has received, it seems some members still don’t fully understand certain features of the Amateur Radio Parity Act (ARPA) and what it is meant to do. To make things clearer, a FAQ was developed. Please take a few minutes and read the FAQ to learn more about the ARPA. Links are on the ARRL Maine section web page :   

Direct link

Additional information:

 Congress letters:

Thanks to those of you who have written your Senators in support  of the ARPA. If you have not done so, please do so right away It only takes a minute.  Let’s keep the effort  moving!    






The ARRL New England Division Convention

September 8th -10th Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center, Boxborough, MA.

Top notch Forums and Classes all three days 

Large Exhibit Hall & Flea Market: Sat 9 AM to 5 PM & Sun 9 AM to 2 PM 

Major prize drawings 

Friday DXCC/Contesting Dinner 

Saturday morning opening ceremony featuring New England Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI 

Saturday Grand Banquet 

VE Exams and Free Technician-in-a-day license study course 

Collegiate Amateur Radio: reception on Saturday night, forum on Sunday 

W1A special event station. Reserve your time at …and more! 

Boxboro supports Students! Donations and proceeds from the convention go to the New England FEMARA Scholarship fund, administered by the ARRL Foundation, supporting young hams attending college and trade schools.

The last day to purchase tickets and pay by US Mail is August 26th. The last day to purchase tickets and pay by Paypal is September 6th. Order Tickets Now:


The 2017 Maine QSO Party is right around the corner! This year's contest takes place September 23-24 for 24 hours, beginning at 1200 UTC on 9/23. Be sure to mark your calendars and get your county on the air! for more information go to the link on the Maine Section Web Page




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 .



Don't forget the Swap Net is on the air Sunday's 6:30 pm on the link system.


The Doctor Will See You Now! 

This podcast is a lively discussion of all things technical. Current topic "S-Units" as of August 17th. Email your questions to: They just might be answered on the air. Pod Casts episodes will be 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,  20 Leonard Lane, Burnham ME 04922 207-948-6222  

Maine Officials