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Section Name:
Maine
Contact:
PIC Joy Lynne Foss, K1SEW
Daytime Phone:
207-948-6222
Evening Phone:
207-948-6222
Email:
k1sew@arrl.net

Basic Information

Division:
New England
Description:

LAST UPDATE 09/19/20

Exam information also available at:

http://www.arrl.org/find-an-amateur-radio-license-exam-session

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 k1sew@arrl.net .

All web page links are posted on the Maine Section web page or you can email Joy email K1SEW@arrl.net

 

TESTING SESSIONS 

Saturday October 3rd 9 am Warren Sanitary District 442 Cushing Rd (Rt 97) Look for sign at entrance pre-registration is REQUIRED please call ahead spaces are filling up quick. There is a need for a few more tables. If you can bring one with you please contact trainbee.Sponsor: PBARC Contact: Joseph  Devonshire 549-0061 trainbee@aol.com

 

Saturday, October 17th 6 pm Wells Activity Center 113 Sanford Rd Wells Face masks are required please bring your own mask, Email Pre-registraion is requried Sponored by the Southern ME Packet Group Contact: Roger Pience,roger@n1xp.com 608-9635

 

If you are interested in the  video-supervised online exam sessions. Contact:  Amanda Grimaldi, N1NHL ARRL VEC Assistant Manager agrimaldi@arrl.org

 

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.

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National Weather Service-Caribou, Maine http://www.weather.gov/car/Outreach_Spotters             

National Weather   Service-Gray, Maine https://www.weather.gov/gyx/skywarn

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

SKYWARN MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE AREAS

area Western/Southern/Coastal Maine and New Hampshire. http://www.ws1sm.com/SKYWARN.html

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THE 2020 MAINE QSO PARTY

Contest Period: 1200 UTC Saturday September 26th to 1200 UTC Sunday September 27th

Exchange: Stations in Maine send signal report and county. Stations outside of Maine, but within either the United States or Canada, send signal report and state/province. DX stations send signal report and "DX."

For more information email k1sew@arrl.net for the link.  http://www.ws1sm.com/MEQP.html

 

 

PODCASTS

ARRL's Eclectic Tech Podcast is a chat about the 222 MHz band, with QST's "The World Above 50 MHz" columnist Jon Jones, N0JK. Also, Steve Ford, WB8IMY, offers some tips on shopping for coaxial cable.email Joy at k1sew@arrl.net for the link.

Link: Eclectic_podcast_logo.jpg

ARRL's On the Air Podcast  --  The latest episode of On the Air podcast features a discussion on how to tune HF signals and use transceiver tools to enhance reception.  The On the Air podcast is a monthly companion to On the Air magazine, ARRL's magazine for beginner-to-intermediate ham radio operators

The podcast is a monthly companion to On the Air magazine, ARRL's magazine for beginner-to-intermediate ham radio operators.

Both podcasts are sponsored by Icom.

 

ARRL Bulletin 21  ARLB021

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington CT

To all radio amateurs

FCC Application Fee Proposal Proceeding is Open for Comments

Comments are being accepted on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in MD Docket 20-270, which proposes application fees for radio amateurs. The docket is already open for accepting comments, even though formal deadlines have not yet been set.      

Comment Filing System (ECFS).  You can email Joy k1sew@arrl.net for the links

https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings  and

https://docs.fcc.gov/public/attachments/FCC-20-116A1.pdf

 

 ARRL Bulletin 22  ARLB022

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington CT  

To all radio amateurs:

Channels Designated for Wildfires and Hurricane Sally Response

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced that two 60-meter channels have been made available, as necessary, for emergency communications related to the wildland firefighting response in California, Oregon, and Washington, and to Hurricane Sally. These channels will remain active until the need for these channels no longer

*  Channel 1 - primary voice traffic 5332 kHz channel center, 5330.5

kHz USB voice.

*  Channel 2 - digital traffic 5348 kHz channel center, 5346.5 kHz

USB with 1.5-kHz offset to center of digital waveform.

 

ARRL Bulletin 23  ARLB023

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington CT 

To all radio amateurs 

 

Northern Florida ARES Requests Clear Frequencies for HF Nets

Northern Florida Section Emergency Coordinator Karl Martin, K4HBN, is requesting that stations not directly involved in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) response to Hurricane Sally please avoid 3.950 MHz (primary) and 7.242 MHz (backup).

 

ARRL Bulletin 24  ARLB024

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington CT

 

To all radio amateurs 

From ARRL Headquarters   Newington CT To all radio amateurs    FCC Grants ARRL Rules Waiver Request for Fire Emergencies, and Hurricanes   The FCC has granted ARRL's request for a temporary waiver to permit amateur data transmissions at a higher symbol rate than currently permitted by section 97.307(f) of the FCC Amateur Service rules. The FCC acted to facilitate hurricane and wildfire relief communications within the US and its territories.  

 

Need Back up NET Controls

Currently looking for back up net controls for the Sunday Morning Net. If you can help/volunteer, it would be greatly appreciated If you are interested please email Joy Foss K1SEW, PIC k1sew@arrl.net

 

The Maine Amateur Radio Foundation is an organization to support amateur radio throughout Maine. Please see the link: (email k1sew@arrl.net for the link and it will be emailed to you).

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1URVdgh7GKzmkcNWlR_BF4ELNHfZ4C8np/view?usp=sharing 

 

SUPPORT THE ARRL THROUGH AMAZON SMILE.

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 www.smile.amazon.com

 

PUBLICIZE YOUR EVENT

The DEAD LINE for annoucements is Saturday each week. in order to get your announcement on Sunday Mornings net. Please email me all the information to be announced to. Joy Lynne Foss, Public Information Coordinator  k1sew@arrl.net  948-6222  

 

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Youth in Amateur Radio Resource links... All addresses are post on the Maine Section Web Page.

The Kids Radio Zone- www.ztlearn.com/radio-kids

Teacher Radio Zone- www.ztlearn.com/radio-teachers

Ham Radio Youth Resources Handout- tiny.cc/hry

Tri-fold STEM brochure “Ham Radio- The Original Maker Movement”- tiny.cc/hr-makers

Scouting & Amateur Radio- tiny.cc/ar-scout 

Ham Radio Quick Start Guide- tiny.cc/new-ham

K8ZT Amateur Radio Resources- www.k8zt.com

K8ZT Amateur Radio Education Outreach Column Collection - tiny.cc/ar-ed-out

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,     https://www.fcc.gov/ecfs/filings/express 

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 https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/how-comment .

 

 

***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 connectme2pw@gmail.com 

NEWCOMERS ROUND TABLE NET 

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

NEW REPEATER ON - THE AIR

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
https://groups.io/g/MainePacketRadio/topics


1st and 2nd Wednesday 4pm Mt. Washington Repeater 146.655MHz- 100.0MHz HARP Net -Hospital Amateur Radio Program http://gblakesl.net/N1GB/N1GB_HARP.html

 

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.

 

Interested in the skywarn program and need more information for your area please email Eric Emery KC1HJK@MAINE.RR.COM for more details on training, reporting information, questions, updates, events, and skywarn net questions or drills and schedules! please put "SKYWARN" in the subject line of your email.

 

 

Maine Officials