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New England

LAST UPDATE 07/04/20

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  and 

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




Amanda Grimaldi, N1NHL  ARRL VEC Assistant Manager has been in the midst of training some volunteer examiner teams to conduct video-supervised online exam sessions.

If you are interested Contact:  Amanda Grimaldi, N1NHL ARRL VEC Assistant Manager


On Saturday June 27th the Lincoln Co. ARC held the first VE Session in the State of Maine since the Covid-19 virus hit the State of Maine in mid-March.  The VEC Liaison, Joe AB1YO fielded calls and e-mails from candidates from across the State.  2 sessions were held due to the number of candidates.

32 Candidates 50 exams given out.

17 new techs

5 New Generals

6 New extra

Some passed the tech and general tests and One who passed all three exams and is now an extra.

 Respecting the rulings of the Governor of Maine, and the Maine CDC, we practiced social distancing.  We used 8 ft tables, spaced them 2 meters apart, and sanitized the chairs and tables when each person left.  All candidates wore protective facial masks, and the VE Team all wore disposable gloves and masks. 


Kudos for 2 very successful testing sessions! Great Job to all the VE's that took part in the sessions - Giff K1GAH, Joe AB1YO VEC Liaision, Karl K1KSR, Steve WZ1J, Mike KB1DBL, Greg K1MGR, Maury KB1EZZ, Eric N1RXR Thank you all for promoting ham radio even during these times of the viurus.




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 


Skywarn- for NWS Gray area Western/Southern/Coastal Maine and New Hampshire.



NEAR- Fest XXVIII October 16 & 17 2020 has been Cancelled.


ARRL's Eclectic Tech Podcast will focus on Shortwave Radiogram, web-based remote receivers, and PSKreporter.Thursday, July 2, will cover 

Link: Eclectic_podcast_logo.jpg


ARRL's On the Air podcast details everything you need to know about ARRL Field Day, thanks to an interview with ARRL Contest Program Manager Paul Bourque, N1SFE Learn how to create a simple station setup as a less-experienced operator. 

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.




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If you want a link from today's announcments please email Joy, K1SEW and it will be emailed to you.

Please email cancellations, testing sessions, and other event information should be sent as soon as possible. DEAD LINE is Saturday each week. to have it announced Sunday Morning. 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