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PO Box 1, Auburn ME 04212-0001
Repeater: 442.000/447.000MHz no pl-tone on Goff Hill, Auburn,Maine is currently off the air.

The 146.610 repeater in Auburn is on air with the System Fusion repeater.
Special Note: 
There is no courtesy beep, drop the carrier to reset the time-out-timer.

Important! The 146.61 repeater requires a pl tone of 88.5. 
The new DSTAR repeater is on the air at 443.3 Mhz. Please try it and let us know how it works out.

Dempsey Challenge special events station N1D. For QSL card or Certificate please include SASE.  Send to; Androscoggin ARC N1D/W1NPP P.O. Box 1 Auburn, ME 04212.   
Grumpy George Drisko kb1aqe is recovering from a recent stroke and also had eye surgery.
If you would like to send a card, send it to Grumpy George Drisko kb1aqe 5 Pine Street Bridgton, ME 04009.
                                      Jerry K1WTX and Bob W1LTX at rest stop four Dempsey Challenge 2014.
                                                            Jerry and Bob at rest stop 4 Dempsey challenge 2014

                                                                                                                               Rest Stop 6 Harrison radio crew.

                                                                                   Harrison reststop 2014


Learn more about this new digital voice mode at System Fusion

Get an overview of digital communications from the Digital Communications Guide

This system comes with two new digital radios, an FTM-400D and an FT1D for use by the club members. 

If you don't have a digital radio yet, don't worry, System Fusion repeater should switch it self out of digital mode and back to the usual FM analog mode so you can continue to use the radio you already have. When it hears a digital radio it switches back to a digital repeeater.  The analog output has an 88.5 pl tone so analog listeners can set their receive squelch so they will not have to listen to the digital noise.

Due to confusion over what this repeater will or will not do refer to the repeater manual pages 19 and 20 at Repeater Manual

The new and improved System Fusion DR-1X model is here and is being tested by the club.

The Andy Club is not the only area club with a System Fusion repeater.

Androscoggin ARC Membership Application Form

Andy Club Officers                                                                                                                          
President: Bill Woodhead N1KAT
Vice President: Cory Golob KU1U
Treasurer: Ivan Lazure N1OXA
Secretary:Dick Knight N1NYW
Trustee: Norm L'Heureux W1SCM
News Letter Editor: Harold Hartley N1LLU

ARRL Maine Section Page
New ARRL Maine Section Page www.arrl-me.org
Next Andy Club Meeting:
The Next Andy Club Meeting will be Wednesday November 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Potvin Room of the St. Marys' Medical Associates Building 99 Campus Avenue Lewiston Me.  On the agenda October 18th SET discussion of how it went.  The D-star repeater is on the air at 443.3 Mhz, we expect there will be a report on the latest tweeks to the system and getting it a new antenna. Our application for the upgrade to the DR-1X  repeater was APPROVED, decisions will have to be made on its future, and where its permanent home should be and should we leave the present DR-1 repeater where it is? Also we may decide if we would like to take over the Poland Spring repeater site and maybe its equipment on 145.315 Mhz. Also to decide, how to use the 60 foot tall tower that Norm L'Heureux w1scm donated to the club. Please attend the meeting, there is a lot to talk about.
International Space Station Sightings Click here
Getting your
Amateur Radio License
ARRL Maine State Convention and Andy Hamfest March 27 and 28, 2015



Hamfests and other Events

VE Exams in Maine and New Hampshire

Acorn Archives

September 2014 Club Calendar

Andy Club Swap Shop

Call Sign Lookup
Androscoggin ARES/RACES
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Community Emergency Response Teams-CERT
and Community Animal Response Team-CART Links
CERT Community Emergency Response Teams-CERT and Community Animal Response Team and CART Links
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and SSTV

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fldigi Manual
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Space Weather
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From: N3KL.org


Arrl announces scholarships.

Glen Baxter former k1man is no longer licensed. Click here for the story.

Congratulations to Dakota Dumont kb1yyc winner of the Androscoggin Clubs 2014 $ 500 Scholarship, Dakota is a member of our club from Greene, Maine NOT Massachusetts as reported by the ARRL http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-foundation-awards-79-scholarships-in-2014 and http://www.arrl.org/files/file/ARRL%20Foundation/2014%20Scholarship%20Recipients(1).pdf

Ham radio is in the news in a BIG way Sunday May 18, 2014. The Lewiston Sunday paper has an article all about ham radio that can be read by clicking on this link to read about Cory ku1u and Bill n1kat and Tim wt1a telling the story of ham radio. Great job guys!!!

Thank you for attending the Andy Clubs 2014 Field Day. See Field Day pictures here. We will see you next year!!!

SET October 18, 2014.

WRTC Website: http://www.wrtc2014.org/


Andy Club Meeting
First Wednesday of the Month 7:00pm
Potvin Conference Room at
â-¼ St Mary's Medical Associates Building
99 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME -Google Map-
(corner of Route 126 Sabattus Street and Campus Ave. across from Auburn Savings)
GPS: 44.101252N 70.198249W
Google Map Link http://goo.gl/maps/iNiVf
Andy Club Breakfast
Last Wednesday of the month 7:30am
Ramada Inn
490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston
GPS: 44.07804N 70.18033W
Google Map Link: http://goo.gl/maps/GTZT1
Androscoggin ARES Meeting
Meeting on the air Thursdays 19:30.
Third Wednesday of the Month 1800EST
Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency-Emergency Operations Center
Basement of Lewiston Central Fire Station
2 College Street, Lewiston ME
Androscoggin ARES/RACES Application

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