ARRL Sections - Maine



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PIC Joy Lynne Foss, K1SEW
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New England




LAST UPDATE:  07/16/16


Exam information also available at:

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


Note change in the DATE  Thursday, July 28st  6:00 pm Stewart Memorial American Legion Post #35 413 Broadway South Portland Walk-ins are Welcome Sponsor: PAWA  Contact: John Bogner 490-0533

 Monday, August 1st 6:00 PM Midcoast  American Red Cross16 Community Dr Topsham  Walk-ins are welcome, Sponsor: Merrymeeting ARA Contact: Donald S.Wakeman 751-1166

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.   *****



ARES/RACES Meeting - Wednesday July 20th,  1730 EDT Androscoggin Unified EMA Office Basement of Central Fire Station 2 College Street Lewiston, ME

Waterville Area Wireless Association a FOX HUNT on Saturday July 23rd. The fox hunt will be at the Quarry Road Recreation Area, 300 Quarry Road, Waterville. A short WAWA club meeting will be held at 11:30, followed by time for lunch. A gas grill will be available for those wishing to cook. The fox hunt should begin at 12:30. Bring your gear, and practice your hunting skills. Bring your friends and show them how it's done. Everyone is invited! fmi 873-3869 Weldon KB1UPM


Androscoggin Club Breakfast - Wednesday July 27th  0730 EDT Held at the Ramada Inn Pleasant Street Lewiston, Maine


Greater Kennebec Valley Wireless, Caffeine, Donut, Muffin, & Marching Society - Every Wednesday, 6:00 a.m., Dave's Diner, Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner. Check out the QSL Display




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 23 ARLB023

From ARRL Headquarters 

Newington CT July 7, 2016

To all radio amateurs 

FCC Investigating Amateur Radio, Commercial Application Processing Glitch

The FCC information technology staff is continuing to look into why the Universal Licensing System (ULS) Electronic Batch Filing (EBF) system has stopped processing at least some - and perhaps all - Amateur Radio exam session files and applications. The stoppage, which began on June 28th, initially affected the handling of all Amateur Radio Volunteer Examiner Coordinator (VEC) and commercial license applications, 

Resolving the problem has been escalated to Priority 1 at the FCC, and resources have been reprioritized to

address the issue. As of July 6th , the ARRL VEC had more than 900 applications and nearly 275 exam sessions in the queue and awaiting FCC processing.


Leeds 440 repeater is up and running, 442.000 + 5M, PL 88.5


Local Ham operators participate in U.S./Canada Field Day exercises 2016 Field Day participants 

Amateur radio enthusiasts practice communicating skills in case of catastrophic event. Ham operators Ron Sirois, Will Brinegar,  Rod Scribner, Al Sirois BILL PEARSON/Boothbay Register congratulations guys! Check out the great article that Bill Pearson of the Boothbay Register published. 



Saturday, August 6TH  8AM - 3 PM Three Rivers Hamfest and public Safety Day Building 24 Gerrish Road (Industrial Park) Milo.. PISCATAQUIS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.

Following is a list of participates  for the Hamfest:

  • Fox Hunt
  • Tailgators
  • Maine Forest Service Helicopter
  • Maine Warden’s Service - North Woods Law
  • National Weather Service Skywarn
  • Brownville and Milo Fire and
  • Police Departments
  • Three Rivers Ambulance
  • Amateur Radio Emergency Service
  • Military Recruiters, Chamber of Commerce,
  • Jobs for Maine Graduates, Key Club and
  • Local Historical Societies..
  • Red Cross
  • Live Music


The Doctor Will See You Now!

ARRL The Doctor is In" podcast. Listen...and learn! Current topic started  on July 14th   "Propagation" 

Email your questions to:, They just might be answered on the air.



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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