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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

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New England
Description:

 LAST UPDATE 09/23/18

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

 

TESTING SESSIONS
 

Saturday September 29th 9:00 AM Knox co. EMA Office 301 Park St Rockland (Walk-ins Welcome) Sponsor: PenBay ARC Contact: Joseph G. Devonshire 549-0061  trainbee@aol.com

 

Saturday, October 6th 10:00 am Winslow Public Library 136 Halifax St Meeting Room Winslow  Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: WA1WA Waterville Area Wireless Contact: Weldon R. Black 873-3869  kb1upm@arrl.org

 

Tuesdsay, October 16th 5:00 pm Caribou Public Libraryc30 High St Caribou  (Walk-ins allowed)  Sponsor: Aroostook ARA (Walk-ins allowed) Contact: Darius J. Haskell 631-6178 darius.haskell@maine.edu

 

Thursday, October 18th 6:00 pm, Stewart Morrill American Legion #35 413 Broadway South Portland (Walk-ins allowed) Sponsor: PAWA Contact: John W. Bogner 776-2288 jbogner1@maine.rr.com

 

UP COMING TESTING SESSIONS

 

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, 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. 

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

 

CLUB MEETINGS COMING UP

 

Androscoggin Club Breakfast Wednesday September 26th 0730 EDT Webster St Conv. & Deli. at 715 Webster St, Lewiston 

 

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

 

VOLUNTEERS: 

Volunteers Needed

The 10th Annual Dempsey, Challenge is  Sunday. September 30th

All five bike treks are new routes and all Rest Stops are new. To volunteer Go to "w1npp.org" and click on the  link to Dempsey Challenge and select "Ham Radio Operator" and complete the form. 


After completeing the form Send Ivan Lazure, N1OXA, an email ilazure@roadrunner.com He will send you the list of Rest Stops and a map of the 5 treks, along with requirements of radio equipment and frequency for your radio's.

For more information, questions & to volunteer please Contact Ivan, N1OXA, ilazure@roadrunner.com  577-5152.

 

ARRL BULLETINS;

HAMFEST: 

 

NEAR-Fest XXIV Deerfield, New Hampshire

Friday, October 12th & Saturday October13th

Regretfully they can no longer sell advance tickets online. It is a PayPal thing! You may still purchase them at the Ham Radio Outlet in Salem NH (cash sales only) starting in mid September 

You can also get  them at the gate on Friday October 12th For more information please go to www.near-fest.com

 

CLASSES & TRAINING:

 

FUTURE EVENETS:

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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

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

 

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The SWAP NET is Cancelled for Sunday September 30th Miriam KC1AIH. will be helping at the Dempsy Challenge

 

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

 

The Doctor Will See You Now! 

"Tools for the Amateur Station" is the topic of the latest  as of September 13th, Listen...and learn all things technical. Email your questions to: doctor@arrl.org They just might  answer on the air. Pod Casts episodes are archived on the ARRL Website. 

The Doctor’s advice is available in book form entitled 'ARRL's Best of The Doctor is In'  Volume 1

 

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

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,  20 Leonard Lane, Burnham ME 04922 k1sew@arrl.net 207-948-6222  

 

 

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  ***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***

 

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

Maine Officials