ARRL Sections - Maine



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Basic Information

New England




LAST UPDATE:  05/05/16


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


Tuesday, May 10th - 6 pm Lee Town Hall 29 Winn Road Lee Walk-ins are Welcome, Sponsor: Piscataquis ARC Contact: Ben W. Kittredge 943-2849

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, 2012, and will be valid until JUNE 30, 2016. 


 Amateur Extra Class (Element 4) question pool has been in effect since July 1, 2012, and will be valid until JUNE 30, 2016. 

*****Web site addresses for today’s announcements are on the ARRL Maine Section Web Page as a Link for your convenience.   *****


 Waterville Area Wireless Association next meeting will be held on Saturday, May 7th at the Winslow Public Library, at 9am. Cone and see what WAWA is doing in 2016.

Andy Club ARES/RACES next meeting will be held  Wednesday May 18th  1730 EDT Androscoggin Unified EMA Office Basement of Central Fire Station 2 College Street Lewiston

Andy Club: next breakfast meeting will be Wednesday May 25th0730 EDT Held at the Ramada Inn Pleasant Street Lewiston1730 EDT Androscoggin Unified EMA Office Basement of Central Fire Station 2 College Street Lewiston

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




There are currently three course available to take online. All are free. All you have to do is register.

Basic Radio Awareness

Introduction to DMR

Introduction to P25

Those that pass the final exams with 80% or better grades will be issued a certificate.


Weather Spotter Training -

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

SKYWARN Storm Spotter Training Class to be held in Dover-Foxcroft on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 6:00pm at the Piscataquis County Commissioners office meeting room, 163 East Main Street Dover-Foxcroft. It will be taught by a representative of the National Weather Service – Caribou.


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2016 Tour de Cure of the Kennebunks

This year’s American Diabetes Association bike event, the Tour de Cure, will be held on Sunday, June 12th. The Start/Finish will be at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm in Wells , Maine.

This will be an all day event. The event will include five different length courses 5K (3 mi), 25K (16 mi), 50K (32 mi), 100K (62 mi) and 100 mile. We are looking for many ham radio operators to man communications at Rest Stops and in SAG vehicles.

Required equipment would be a 2 meter mobile radio. A Hi-Viz safety vest would be beneficial.

For more information or to volunteer please contact Barry Kray, KB1VX at



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If you are responsible for a testing session, ham fest, club meetings 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