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LAST UPDATE:  07/23/17

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



Tuesday, July 25th, 6:00 PM Mark & Emily Turner Library39 2nd St Presque Isle, Walk-ins are welcome. Sponsor: Aurora ARG Contact: Brandin S. Hess, 254-7240,

Thursday July 27th 6:00 pm Stewart Morrill American Legion #35 413 Broadway South Portland. Walk-ins are Welcome sponsor: PAWA Contact: John W Bogner, 776-2288,


Saturday, August 5th 9:00 am Kiwanis Bldg 24 Gerrish Rd (Industrial Park)  opposite 179 Par Milo Walk-ins are welcome Sponsor: Piscataquis Amt Radio Club Contact: Ben W. Kittredge (207) 943-2849


Monday, August 7th, 6:00 pm  Midcoast (Topsham) American Red Cross16 Community Dr Topsham Walk-ins are Welcome. Sponsor: Merrymeeting ARA Contact: Donald S. Wakeman 751-1166


Saturday, August 12th, 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 ARES/RACES July Meeting has been CANCELLED

Piscataquis ARC Meeting Monday, July 24th 7 pm Milo Town Office

Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club Will have their Club Breakfast, Wednesday July 26th  0730 EDT It will be at new location,  Check W1NPP web site for new location and time.

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



Piscataquis ARC Three Rivers Hamfesst is Saturday, August 5th Kiwanis Building 24 Gerrish Road (Industrial Park) Milo 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM for more information please E-mail

The grand prize is an Acurite weather station with tickets @ $2.  Minor prizes include several gift certificates.  There will be a separate ARRL drawings for several prize certificates.  Exams are at 0900.  State ARES meeting at 1030.  Live music 1100 to 1300 with grand prize drawing at noon.  Other drawings during the morning. Live HF station too.  Radio Fox Hunt at 11:00 am and Ham Tailgators are Welcome.



The Solar Eclipse QSO Party — Are You Ready? Monday, August 21st From 1400 – 2200 UTC hams will have the Sun’s shadow in their sights. For more information go to


Do you like foxhunting? Do you like sharing information on how to foxhunt? Would you  please consider either your club or you holding a "how to foxhunt" workshop and run one at the New England Division Convention in Boxboro, MA on September 8th-10th. For more informaiton please contact Phil Temples, K9HI 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 .



Don't forget the Swap Net is on the air Sunday's 6:30 pm on the link system.


The Doctor Will See You Now! 

This podcast is a lively discussion of all things technical. Current topic "Power Supplies"  as of July 20th 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  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  (Please No phone calls at this time.)

Maine Officials