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 LAST UPDATE 01/15/19

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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




Tuesday, January 15th 5:00 pm Mark & Emily Turner Library 39 2nd St Presque Isle walk-ins are Welcome Sponsor: Aroostook ARA Contact: Darius J. Haskell 631-6178

Sunday, January 20th  3:00 pm York County EMA 149 Jordan springs Rd Alfred walk-ins are Welcome  Sponsor: YCARC Contact: Leo H. Langelier 676-2779


Monday February 4th 6:00 pm  at the Topsham American Red Cross, 16 Community Way Topsham. Walk-in are Welcome, $15 cash only.  Sponsored by the Merrymeeting Amateur Radio Association Contact: Donald Wakeman KA1WAL 751-1166  or


Saturday, February 16th 11:00 am Le Club Calumet 334 West River Road Augusta  (at winterfest) Walk-in's are Welcome Sponsor: Augusta Amateur Radio Association. Contact: Bill Crowley, K1NIT, 150 Maple Street Farmingdale 512-0312


Wednesday, February 20th 5:30 pm, United Veterans of Maine 358 Washburn Street.Caribou Pre-registration only Sponsor: United Veterans of Maine Contact and to register Brandin Hess 987-6716



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. 


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



GENERAL CLASS (Element 3) question pool valid until JUNE 30. 2019. You will need a new book  as of July 1st.





Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club ARES/RACES Meeting Wednesday January 16th 1730 EDT Androscoggin Unified EMA Office Basement of Central Fire Station 2 College Street Lewiston


Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Breakfast Wednesday January 30th 0700 EDT at the 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



Rod Scribner KA1RFD will be leaving the  Augusta Rehabilitation Center, on Monday January 14th  He got a good report from his doctor.




Volunteers Needed

Greenville Sled Dog Race Needs Volunteers  

The race is set for Saturday, February 2nd  Folks who will participate as operators need to be at the Leisure Life Resort between 0630 and 0800.There will be a FREE breakfast for all volunteers at 0700 and the meeting will start at 0800. They anticipate this to be a 12-hour race, so be prepared to be at your checkpoint for that long at least.  

Mobile/portable radios that will do 40 watts or more. We need volunteers to sign up as soon as possible. Please include your cell phone number and email address so George can pass the information on to Rangers that  are at the event.. If you can volunteer please contact George Dean at 





 Friday, March 1st - Monday March 4th for Can - Am dog sled race

Assignments vary by lengths and locations. Each may require different equipment and has a different task. We are mainly responsible for handling traffic containing official times, messages, and safety information and is often the only link between some of the checkpoints in the vast wilderness of the Allagash waters areas so ham radio volunteers are very important to the success in the races. We have volunteer opportunities for 1 day assignments or the whole weekend. Whatever you can do will be greatly appeciated! 

There will be a meeting on Friday, March 1st at Northern Door Inn Fort Kent at 4:00 pm and usually go out to catch a meal as a group before we all get ready for our morning assignments starting Saturday, March 2nd.

For more information and to volunteer please contact please don't hesitate to contact Derrick Ouellette. KW1A@ARRL.NET






Saturday February 16th, 8 am - noon at the Le Club Calumet 334 West River Road Augusta Sponsor: Augusta Amateur Radio Association there will be a testing session  at 11:00 am.

Set-up for the flea market starts at 7 am, The flea market tables are free and on a first come first served basis. For table registration and questions please contact Bill Crowley, K1NIT, 150 Maple Street Farmingdale 512-0312  Talk in: 146.88 (PL 100) Club Website:




Ham Radio Technician Class 

Ham Radio Technician Class will be held on Saturday, January 19th through Sunday, January 20th at the York County Emergency Management Agency 149 Jordan Springs Road Alfred 

Class will start at 0800 and end at approximately 16:00 on both days. Your class instructor is Leo Langelier. N1BOK. The cut off for registration for the class January 16th Please RSVP to N1BOK@MAINE.RR.COM

Students are required to obtain a Technician License Manual and read/study it prior to the class starting.  The books are available at the ARRL & HAM Radio Outlet or license manuals are available for loan by the York County Amateur Radio Club.

There will be an hour for lunch and lunch is on your own. The exam is on January 20th 3:00 pm 




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



 ***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!  

"Log-Periodic Antennas" is the topic of the latest  as of January 3rd Listen... and learn all things technical. Email your questions to: They just might  answer on the air. Pod Casts episodes are archived on the ARRL Website. 



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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, Burnham ME 04922 207-948-6222  



  ***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***



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.


Maine Officials