ARRL Sections - Maine



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New England


LAST UPDATE:  03/20/17

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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, April 1st 9:00 am Machias Savings Bank 581 Wilson St Brewer Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Pine State Amt Radio Club Contact: Peter Bither AI1O 944-2616


Saturday, April 1st 9:00 am  Milo Town Hall 6 Pleasant St Milo Walk-ins are Welcome.Sponsor: Piscataquis ARC Contact: Ben W. Kittredge,WA1PBR 943-2849


Saturday, April 1st 12:30 pm, at the Maine State Convention at the Ramada Conference Center, 490 Pleasant St, Lewiston Walk-ins are welcome. Please bring a photo ID and the cost is $15 cash, Sponsor: Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Contact person is Ivan Lazure n1oxa,


Saturday, April 8th 10:00 am  Winslow Public Library136 Halifax St Meeting Room Winslow Walk-ins are welcome, Sponsor: WA1WA Waterville Area Wireless Contact: Weldon R. Black  873-3869


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.   *****



The Maine Amateur Radio Communications System. Saturday, March 25th 10 AM public meeting at the Kennebec County Government Center 125 State Street Augusta. Please use the south side entrance nearest the rotary. Talk-in 146.52 Contact: Joe Grace W1SK 689-8284

The club website is:


The Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club next breakfast meeting will be Wednesday March 29th at 7:30 am at the Fusion Restaurant at the Ramada Inn 490 Pleasant Street Lewiston Maine.


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





The 2017 ARRL Maine state Convention and Hamfest 

Friday, March 31st  and Saturday April 1st 

Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club presents the 2017 American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Maine State Convention and Hamfest at the Ramada Convention Center  490 Pleasant St, Lewiston Friday there are seminars and talks (free) 7 pm- 9pm Saturday there will be more talks and the hamfest 8 am - noon With a VE Session at 12:30 pm - Admission is $7 for 18 yrs. and older, free for under 18 yrs old. 


The Door Prizes including a gift Cert. Grand Prize a Xiegu 108G HF Transceiver Outdoor Edition 


Tables at the Hamfest are $7 for each table in advance, till March 25th  and $8 on Saturday April 1st. For clubs or non-profit groups, your registration gives you one free table with one free admission to promote your club or group. If you want to sell items, then additional tables are $8 each and $7 for each person working the tables.Contact: Jerry Hume Hamfest Co-Chairman, E-mail: / 207-225-3886


Ramada Conference Center is again having their Hamfest Special of $65 (plus tax) per day, single or Double. This includes indoor heated pool, sauna and Jacuzzi. Call (207) 784-2331 for reservations and mention “Androscoggin Hamfest or ARRL Convention”. 



You are invited to order in advance and pick up at the convention. 


Cobra Antennas:

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All forums are free. We are scheduling many interesting talks and forums starting at 1900(7pm) and more talks at 2000(8pm). The ARRL will have an official here to talk about the latest news on amateur radio, and have a Q & A section. There will be more talks on Saturday. Check out the web site "" for list of Seminar and updates.

For additional information or questions call or email: Tim Bubier, WT1A Hamfest chairman Tel 207-784-0147 Cell 603-986-0640 Email:


Port City Amateur Radio Club Seacoast Amateur Radio Flea Market

Saturday April 8th 8 am - Noon St. James Masonic Lodge 77 Tide Mill Rd. Hampton, NH Admission $5 per person. Children under 12 – Free! Call in Freq. is 145.150

All ticket holders are eligible for the door prize drawing.Additional Door Prize tickets may be purchased for $5 each.All winners must be present at the time of the drawing. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Sponsored by the Port City Amateur Radio Club VE Session will be held at 1 PM 

There are more tables available. If anyone is interested in one please email Dick Cooper - W1MSN Please place "Tables" in the subject line and they can pay us at the door. For more information:



Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race

Saturday, April 15th from 0630 to 1530. Volunteers are still needed. To sign up or for more information Please contact Steve Jordan, KB1OM


Piscataquis River Race

Saturday April 22nd Piscataquis River Race (P. A. R. C.) Canoe Race put on by The Dover Kiwanis Canoe Race. Race Starts at 10:00 AM in Guilford and Finishes at Foxcroft Academy.  Start/Finish Personnel need to be on site NLT 8:00 am.  All others will meet at the McDonalds in Dover at 8:30 AM

You should bring a 2 Meter hand held, (with spare batteries), extendable Antenna, pen/pencils, clipboard, and proper clothing for the weather conditions. You may want to think about bringing some boots, as there maybe snow at some of the checkpoints. A lawn chair might be a good idea for the checkpoint personnel to have along.  In the past we have had rain, snow, wind, and once we had sun.  You might want to bring some snacks and drinks as necessary for yourself.

To sign up or for more information please contact George Dean, WA1JMM race coordinator,




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 



The Doctor Will See You Now! 

Current topic  "CTCSS, DTMF, and More" as of  March 6th Email your questions to: They just might be answer them on the air. Pod Casts episodes will be  archived on the ARRL Website



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If you are responsible for a testing sessios, 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 (back up email ) 207-948-6222 

Maine Officials