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New England

 LAST UPDATE 09/19/19

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



Saturday, September 21st 9 am Machias Savings Bank 581 Wilson St Brewer Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Pine State Amt Radio Club Contact: Peter Bither 944-2616

Saturday, September 21st 10 am  Alexander Elementary School Route 9 Alexander Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: St Croix Valley ARC Contact: Jon Watts 733-4715

Saturday, October 5th 10 am  Williamson Center 7 School St Fairfield  walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Waterville Area Wireless Assoc Contact: Weldon Black

Saturday, October 5th 9 am Knox Co. EMA Office 301 Park St Rockland Walk-ins welcome Sponsor: PenBay ARC Contact: Joseph Devonshire 549-0061


Tuesday  October 15th 5 pm Caribou Public Library 30 High St Caribou  Walk-ins welcome Sponsor: Aroostook ARA Contact: Darius J. Haskell 631-6178 Email:


Friday October 18th 6 pm  United Veterans of Maine 358 Washburn st  Caribou No Walk-ins Pre-registstration is a must See website to register ahead: Sponsor: United Veterans of Maine Contact: George L. Hurteau 694-5441 




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 porewerol.

*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, 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. 


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



PARC Next meeting Tuesday,  September 24th Milo Town Hall  7:00 PM.

Greater Kennebec Valley Wireless, Caffeine, Donut, Muffin, & Marching Society - Every Wednesday, please note new time 7:00 a.m., and later at Dave's Diner, Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner



Next Ham Fest -  

Saturday, September 21st,  Alexander Elementary School 1430 Airline Rd Alexander Talk-In: 147.330 (PL 118.8) Sponsor: St. Croix Valley Amateur Radio Club Contact: Michael C Sanford KB1GEO 214-0126



Sunday, September. 29th is the 11th annual Dempsey Challenge, go to this web site and open a new account. Than fill out the info and your in. They have a new Data Base, so that is why you need to open a new account. Their are two positions, Rest Stop or SAG vehicle, Any questions please email Ivan Lazure, N1OXA at 






The Maine QSO Party. 1200 UTC Saturday September 28th, to 1200 UTC Sunday September 29th. Bands and Modes: 160, 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10, CW, and phone (SSB, FM, AM). Great for either an individual or the club. It's a fun HF contest that rewards stations outside Maine for contacting Maine counties. It would be really awesome to have every county in Maine represented! Check out the website below if interested.



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



Skywarn- for NWS Gray area Western/Southern/Coastal Maine and New Hampshire. 

Interested in the skywarn program for your area please contact 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.

Skywarn Page link is listed on the Maine Section Web Page



So Now What?

"Demystifying the Language of Morse Code" is the topic of the latest as of Septemer 19th 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!  

"Coaxial Cable Connectors" Starting September 12th 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 




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

The Kids Radio Zone-

Teacher Radio Zone-

Ham Radio Youth Resources Handout-

Tri-fold STEM brochure “Ham Radio- The Original Maker Movement”-

Scouting & Amateur Radio- 

Ham Radio Quick Start Guide-

K8ZT Amateur Radio Resources-

K8ZT Amateur Radio Education Outreach Column Collection -

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