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New England


LAST UPDATE:  12/03/16

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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




Thursday, December 15th 6 pm. Narraguagus Estates Lower Community Building, Estates Rd in Cherryfield. All levels of exams offered. Walk-ins welcome, but recommend calling Phil Duggan N1EP 598-5397 or email to confirm and to get directions.


Thursday, January 19th, 6 pm Stewart Morrill American Legion #35 413 Broadway South Portland. Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: PAWA Contact: John W. Bogner 776-2288 or


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.   *****



 Androscoggin Amateur Radio Clubs next meeting is Wednesday December 7th 1830 EDT Potvin Room 99 Campus Ave. Lewiston

Androscoggin Amateur Radio Breakfast will be Wednesday Dec 28th  0730 EDT Ramada Inn Pleasant 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. 






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 



 ARRL Bulletin 44  ARLB044

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington CT  December 1, 2016

To all radio amateurs 


ARRL Issues Urgent Last Call to Press for Senate Passage of the Amateur Radio Parity Act

It's now down to the wire: ARRL has issued a last call  to urge their US Senators to support the Amateur Radio Parity Act (H.R. 1301) when it comes up during the "lame duck" session of Congress that adjourns in a couple of weeks. The House of

Representatives approved the bill in September, and the Senate must follow suit if the bill is to succeed. If it fails in the Senate, the entire process will have to be repeated in the new Congress. The legislation is now in the Senate in two forms - as H.R. 1301 and alternately in the packaged bill S. 253

Urging your US Senators' support is simple: Go to our Rally Congress page at, enter your ZIP code, fill in your name and address, press enter, and e-mails will go directly to your Senators.


 Harry Webber, N1PGW (SK)

Harry was the Piscataquis county EMA Director in 1994 and was the founder of the Piscataquis ARC. He was a life member of the club. 

Born in Dover-Foxcroft on February 10, 1943 to Harry A. Webber Sr. and Elva P. (Craig) Webber. He grew up in Greenville, ME. He served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1965. He married Janet in 1967. He served on the Dover-Foxcroft Fire Department. He was employed for 20+ years at Guilford of Maine.

Harry was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his wife of 50 years, four daughters; and many grandchildren. 


The Doctor Will See You Now! 

Current topic "Yagi Antennas" as of  December 1st 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 session, 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 207-948-6222 

Maine Officials