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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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Division:
New England
Description:

 LAST UPDATE 11/18/18

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, December 15th 9:00 am Machias Savings Bank 581 Wilson St Brewer Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Pine State Amt Radio Club Contact: Peter Bither 944-2616 redbeard104@aol.com

 

Wednesday December 19th 5:30 pm United Veterans of Maine 358 Washburn St Caribou  You need to  register ahead of time.  Sponsor: United Veterans of Maine Contact: Brandin S. Hess 496-8802 brandinhess@acsalaska.net

 

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 Amateur Radio Club ARES/RACES Meeting Wednesday November 21st  1730 EDT Androscoggin Unified EMA Office Basement of Central Fire Station 2 College Street Lewiston

 

Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Breakfast Wednesday November 28th 2018 0700 EDT Webster St, Conv and Deli, 715 Webster Street 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

ARRL BULLETINS;

HAMFEST: 

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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 ***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***

 

The Doctor Will See You Now! 

"External Speakers" is the topic of the latest  as of November 8th, 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. 

 

 David E. Martin KA1IUJ (SK)

David E. Martin, 72, of Jefferson, died November 9th at the Sussman House in Rockport.

David attended Wentworth Institute and worked many years at exotic places, such as McMurdo Station Antarctica, Johnston Atoll, Kuwait and Kwajalein.

He was a fixer of things, be it mechanical or electrical. An avid ham radio person, David held a FCC Advanced Radio Operator license KA1IUJ. He took pride in keeping his 1987 Ford pickup truck running smoothly and  looking like new. He enjoyed listening to classical music and viewing the night sky with his binocular telescope. He was a Meals on Wheels volunteer and F.I.S.H. driver. He loved stopping in unexpectedly at friends’ houses for a visit. David had many lifelong friends and made it a point to keep in touch with them. He knew the name of every wild flower growing on his property. Bird watching was a favorite pastime and he provided housing, feed and water for them.

A graveside memorial service will be held in June of next year at David’s maternal grandparents’ family plot in Bartlett Cemetery, Bartlett, Neb.

Memorials or donations may be made to:

Meals on Wheels, PO Box 474, Damariscotta, ME 04543. 

   

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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