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LAST UPDATE 08/02/20

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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 .


All web page links are posted on the Maine Section web page or you can email Joy email



Saturday, August 8th 9 am Wells community Center - Wells recreation department. 412 Branch Rd Registion is required. The tests shall be conducted under an open-air tent. Social distancing will be strictly followed.  Face masks will be required except while seated during testing. Please bring masks. Sponsor: Southern Maine Packet Group. Contact: Roger Pience, N1XP


Saturday,  August 15th 10 am  Mundt-Allen Post #81 85 Vernon St. Bethel. MUST register. There is only 18 spots available. Sponsor: Androscoggin ARC VEC For registration contact Ivan Lazure, N1OXA  577-5152. The cost is $15 cash only


If you are interested in the  video-supervised online exam sessions. Contact:  Amanda Grimaldi, N1NHL ARRL VEC Assistant Manager


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.



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 


area Western/Southern/Coastal Maine and New Hampshire.


Message from our ARRL Maine Section Manager  

 Robert L Gould, N1WJO

I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to vote for Section Manager. It is important to keep the hobby going and to try and expand our membership. That is something that I am going to try to accomplish with the help of other HAMS. We also need to preserve our bands and operational modes. 

I am new to this position and have several people that had offered assistance. I am still working on filling vacancies for some positions. If you feel comfortable in your position and would like to continue in your roll I would appreciate that. Additional appointments may come to some areas that I see need some assistance. 

The ARRL has been in a difficult position as they have been limited to on-line and phone interaction. They are trying to get things back in line but they are behind on all things. This is the same issue we have seen almost everywhere.

I have had a Zoom meeting with the Section Managers from the rest of our region and had a warm welcome from them. We will continue with Zoom meetings as this seems to be one of the easiest ways to get everyone together. 

If you have any questions or concerns you can always send me an e-mail at

Robert L Gould, N1WJO ARRL Maine Section Manager 



QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo on Saturday and Sunday, August 8 – 9, 2020.

Attendance is free and registration is now open at

Built on a live, virtual platform this ARRL–sanctioned hamfest will let you:

   1) Learn from a packed line-up of 70+ world 

    2) See demos of the latest ham radio equipment



The next regular meeting of PARC will be Tuesday, August 25th , 7 pm, Milo Town Hall.


 AMSAT Partners with University of Maine

The University of Maine Wireless Sensing Laboratory (WiSe-Net Lab) and AMSAT have signed an agreement to collaborate on building and operating MESAT1, Maine's first small satellite. MESAT1 is set to launch sometime in from 2021-2023  under NASA's CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI).

The amateur radio community. MESAT1 will be one of 18 small research satellites selected by NASA The University of Southern Maine (USM), trio of K - 12 schools. UMaine graduate students and USM undergraduates will collaborate on CubeSat design, development, integration, and testing.

UMO Lab researchers have developed the first wireless sensor network for NASA's lunar habitation project and launched wireless leak detection to the International Space Station.



ARRL's Eclectic Tech Podcast will feature discussions about wireless charging on the fly, and and discusstion about the state of amateur radio Automatic Link Establishment (ALE).

Link: Eclectic_podcast_logo.jpg


ARRL's On the Air Podcast  --  The latest episode of On the Air podcast features tips for soldering a PL-259 connector onto the end of a coaxial cable, and information on beginner courses for hams who want to serve their communities during disasters and other incidents. The On the Air podcast is a monthly companion to On the Air magazine, ARRL's magazine for beginner-to-intermediate ham radio operators

The podcast is a monthly companion to On the Air magazine, ARRL's magazine for beginner-to-intermediate ham radio operators.

Both podcasts are sponsored by Icom.




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



Please email cancellations, testing sessions, and other events should be sent in as soon as you have date and other information. The DEAD LINE is Saturday each week. to have the news announced on the Sunday Mornings net. Joy Lynne Foss, Public Information Coordinator

Joy Lynne Foss, K1SEW, Public Information Coordinator  948-6222  





Youth in Amateur Radio Resource links... All addresses are post on the Maine Section Web Page.

The Kids Radio Zone-

Teacher Radio Zone-

Ham Radio Youth Resources Handout-

Tri-fold STEM brochure “Ham Radio- The Original Maker Movement”-

Scouting & Amateur Radio- 

Ham Radio Quick Start Guide-

K8ZT Amateur Radio Resources-

K8ZT Amateur Radio Education Outreach Column Collection -

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.


Interested in the skywarn program and need more information for your area please email Eric Emery KC1HJK@MAINE.RR.COM for more details on training, reporting information, questions, updates, events, and skywarn net questions or drills and schedules! please put "SKYWARN" in the subject line of your email.



Maine Officials