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New England

 LAST UPDATE 07/14/19

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



Tuesday, July 16th, 5pm  Mark & Emily Turner Library 39 2nd St Presque Isle Wak-ins welcome Sponsor: Aroostook ARA Contact: Darius J. Haskell 631-6178

Friday, July 19th 6pm United Veterans of Maine 358 Washburn Street Caribou Pre-regesteration is a must either through contact person or through web site: Sponsor: United Veterans of Maine Contact: Dana Jones 768-0890

Saturday, August 3rd 9:00 AM  Kiwanis Bldg 24 Gerrish Rd opposite 179 Par Near Milo Family Pract. Milo Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Piscataquis Amt Radio Club Contact: Ben W. Kittredge 943-2849

Monday  August 5th 6pm  Midcoast American Red Cross 16 Community Drive Topsham Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Merrymeeting ARA Contact: Donald S. Wakeman 751-1166

Friday, August 16th 6 pm United Veterans of Maine 358 Washburn street Caribou Must pre-register either on line or through the contact person. Sponsor: United Veterans of Maine Contact: Dana G. Jones 768-0890 See website to register ahead: the link to sign up is posted on the Maine Section Web Page.


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, 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 on Tuesday July 23rd 1900 local in the Milo Town Hall at 1900 local.

Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Breakfast Wednesday July 31st 0700 EDT at KRISTI’S CAFE on 767 Minot Ave. in Auburn

Knox County ARES/RACES-CERT Next meeting Saturday,  August 10th 9:15 AM, Knox EMA Office

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



Lobster Ride – Camden,  Sunday, July 21st need volunteers

Any help or participation would be greatly appreciated regardless of your skill or experience level. This is an especially good intro to emergency communications for hams. 

Our participation usually begins in the morning and wraps up by early afternoon. Hams that can only participate for part of the day. can accommodated. Net control will be at the Camden Snow Bowl.  Operators should bring mobile radios with mag-mount antennas and cigarette lighter adapters, as HTs do not have the power necessary to reliably reach the repeaters from very many locations along the routes.   APRS trackers will be deployed. Links are posted on the ARRL Maine Section Web Page:






If you are interested in helping with the event or for more information please contact: or 699-9844. 


TD Bank Beach to Beacon 10k Race

In need of volunteers!!

Saturday,  August 3rd 6am to about 12 Noon

The event will take place in Cape Elizabeth Hand Held Radio's For More Information Contact: Ivan Lazure  cell: 577-5152 Volunteers can Sign up on-line as a Medical Communications/Amateur Radio:  link is listed on the Maine Section Web Page


Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway 2019 

In need of volunteers

Saturday, August 10th -  Sunday,  August 11th 

The event will take place at the University of New England 11 Hills Beach Road Biddeford.  6am to about 12 Noon, HTs For More Information contact: John Mahon N1PYN,

sign-up link is listed on the Maine Section Web Page: 



Saturday, July 27th  Windsor Fairgrounds 82 Ridge Road Windsor Sponsor: Augusta Amateur Radio Association Website: Talk-In: 146.88 (PL 100) Contact: Bill Crowley, K1NIT 623-9075


Rag chew Saturday, August 10th 11am Sponsored  by the New England Radio Discussion Society Rogers Pond Park in Kennebunk, The event is intended to bring together the ham community, have fun meeting others, and looking towards ideas for future events.

Invitations are going out. All clubs, groups and hams are welcome, so please pass the word along. Invite family, friends, and would-be Radio Amateurs.

This will be a bring your own food event (no BBQs permitted), dogs are welcome (must be on a leash), and it will be held rain or shine (there is a nifty pavilion with indoor picnic tables on-site).

For more information please contact  Alex Mendelsohn, AI2Q 967-8812




Knox County ARES/RACES-CERT Waldo County Mass Care Exercise – Thorndike Friday August 9th - Saturday August 10th


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



If you have any Skywarn questions, comments, suggestions, or need information on training. Please email Eric Emery KC1HJK  KC1HJK@MAINE.RR.COM and please put "SKYWARN" in the subject line.

Skywarn Page link is listed on the Maine Section Web Page



So Now What?

"Fan Questions"  the topic of the latest as of July 11th 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!  

"Selecting Coaxial Cable"  Starting July 4th 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 





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