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LAST UPDATE:  05/22/17

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



Thursday May 25th  6:00 PM, Bridgton Hospital Medical Office Building ("Old Hospital") 25 Hospital Drive, Bridgton,  Walk-ins welcome. Cost is $15 cash and Photo ID. Contact person is Ivan Lazure, N1OXA. 577-5152 or


Saturday, June 3rd 9 am Hermon HS (Hermon Hamfest) 2415 Route 2 Hermon, Walk-ins are welcome sponsor Pine State ARC Contact: Peter Bither 944-2616

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 Club Breakfast, Wednesday May31st 0730 EDT Held at the Ramada Inn Pleasant Street Lewiston

Maine Amateur Radio Communications System next meeting is Saturday, June 10th at 10AM at the dunkin doughnuts on Western Ave in Augusta.

Greater Kennebec Valley Wireless, Caffeine, Donut, Muffin, & Marching Society - Every Wednesday, 6:00 a.m., and later at Dave's Diner, Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner.  



Saturday, June 3rd Hermon High School 2415 Route 2 Hermon Sponsor: Pine State Amateur Radio Club Talk-In: 146.94 (PL 103.5) Contact: Jerry Burns, K1GUP 848-3400





Many more Volunteers are needed for this year’s American Diabetes Association bike event,  the Tour de Cure, will be held on Sunday,  June 11th,  The Start/Finish will be at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm in Wells.

This is an all day event.  The event will include five different length courses 5K (3 mi), 25K (16 mi), 50K (32 mi), 100K (62 mi) and 100 mile.  We are looking for many ham radio operators to man communications at Rest Stops and in SAG vehicles. 

Required equipment would be a 2 meter mobile radio (hand held radios will only provide spotty communications in this terrain).  A Hi-Viz safety vest would be beneficial.

For more information or to volunteer please contact Barry Kray, KB1VX at


Don’t just attend Boxboro 2017—BE A PART OF IT! The Boxboro Committee seeks fresh and exciting presentations for this year’s ARRL New England Division Convention, September 8th-10th 2017. We're looking for talks of both a technical and non-technical nature. 

As a Boxboro speaker, you will have the opportunity to share your subject and knowledge with Amateur Radio operators from around New England, surrounding states, and Canada. To register as a presenter, please go to or email Phil Temples, K9HI Program Chair Boxboro! ARRL New England Division Convention if you have additional questions.



Kids Day is Sunday, June 18th

Field Day is Saturday, June 24th - Sunday, June 25th If your club will be holding a testing session please email Joy Foss K1SEW at




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 


Wednesday, June 7th 6 - 8 PM NWS Caribou will be coming down to the Penobscot County EMA office at 69 Hammond St in Bangor ( right next to the post office.) They will conduct training for ham radio operators that are wanting to be involved in SKYWARN operations. Even if you already have your spotter number, going through the course every year to remain current is recommended. 

This event is free and open to the public. If you have questions, please contact Kevin Badger at 944-8371 or by email



The Doctor Will See You Now! 

This podcast is a lively discussion of all things technical. Current topic "Optimizing Receiver Performance" as of May 12th Email your questions to: They just might be answered on the air. Pod Casts episodes will be archived on the ARRL Website. 



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If you are responsible for a testing sessions, 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 

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