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New England


LAST UPDATE:  1/20/17

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




Monday, February 12th 6:00 pm  Midcoast (Topsham) American Red Cross 16 Community Dr Topsham Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Merrymeeting ARA Contact: Donald S. Wakeman 751-1166


Satuarday, February 17th 9:00 am Machias Savings Bank 581 Wilson St Brewer Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Pine State Amt Radio Club 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 is on Wednesday January 31st 0730 EDT at Ramada Inn in 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.





Saturday, February 24th Le Club Calumet 334 West River Road Augusta Sponsor: Augusta Amateur Radio Association Talk-In: 146.88 (PL 100) Contact: Bill Crowley, K1NIT  512-0312





 ARRL Bulletin 4  ARLB004

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington, CT

To all radio amateurs 


NCVEC Question Pool Committee Releases Errata to New Technician Question Pool.

The NCVEC Question Pool Committee has announced some errors in the 2018-2022 FCC Element 2 (Technician class) Question Pool released on January 8th.

ARRL VEC teams are advised to check the NCVEC website regularly for updates to the Question Pool.. 

You may alert the  NCVEC Question Pool Committee to any necessary corrections or typographical errors via email at,

* Please be aware that the Technician Class (Element 2) question pool has been in effect since July 1, 2014, and will be valid until June 30, 2018


Space Bulletin 002  ARLS002

From ARRL Headquarters  

Newington, CT  January 16, 2018

To all radio amateurs


Fox-1D Amateur Radio CubeSat Launches Successfully on January 12th It is  now designated as AO-92

AMSAT Engineering reminds stations that the satellite will not be available for general use until the on-orbit checkouts are complete.AMSAT invites continued telemetry reports to assist the engineering team to complete commissioning.

During commissioning, the transponder may be active at times, but please do not transmit as you may interfere with important tests that must be completed before the satellite is commissioned. The commissioning process is expected to take up to 2 weeks

See the AMSAT-NA website for an update on AO-92 commissioning and payload testing. Additional updates may be posted this week. The URL for updates is listed on the ARRL Maine Section Web Page





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 .




The Doctor Will See You Now! 

"Antenna Wire" -- the importance of maintaining proper equipment temperature"  as of January 18th  Email your questions to: They just might  answer on the air. Pod Casts episodes are archived on the ARRL Website. 

Now the Doctor’s advice is available in book form entitled 'ARRL's Best of The Doctor is In'  Volume 1



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



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,  20 Leonard Lane, Burnham ME 04922 207-948-6222  

Maine Officials