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Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club PO Box 1 Auburn ME 04212
Repeaters: Livermore DStar 443.3 BACK ON THE AIR!!, Lewiston System Fusion 146.61 PL 88.5 Node ID 18483 Room ID 28483, System Fusion Poland 147.315 PL 103.5, System Fusion in Livermore on 146.895-pl 103.5 (presently off the air).
Important Information

Our next club meeting is scheduled for Wednesday June 2, 2021 7 p.m. on the Lewiston repeater 146.610 - pl 88.5 

The Poland repeater 147.315 and Lewiston 146.61 repeater are now linked together in analog only. Livermore 146.895 is off the air. Ivan sent one of the Yaesu repeaters back for repair, there is no idea when it will return. The other broken Yaesu one was returned. Check back on this web site for status reports.

Androscoggin Clubs April Convention CANCELED. 

Hermon hamfest June 5, 2021 more information at hamfest link

The Trek Across Maine will be virtual this year 2021. The bike trip will NOT happen.

Volunteers for the Dempsey Challenge will be needed for the event September 25 and 26, volunteer sign up begins in July.

Members: it is time to pay your dues. $10 per year for single membership,
     $ 15 for family membership per year.
If you are not a member yet please fill out the membership form Membership Application
Please send checks to the Treasurer,

Ivan Lazure
440 Webber Avenue
Lewiston Maine 04240

(help Ivan by also sending a self addressed stamped envelope so he
 can send the membership card)

If you are interested in receiving the monthly "Maine Telegraph" ham radio newsletter by email, please fill out this form and I will add you to the email list. Local articles on ham radio related things in Maine. Please pass along, reshare or post to groups/clubs to get the word out.

Cory Ku1u


 Just received the letter from ARRL on our Scholarship winner.
Megan Wagner, KC1FGH from Westford, Me.

3 persons came for the exam.
2 techs made General one of them pass there Extra
1 General got his Extra

Ivan, N1OXA

Kenneth Akerley kb1cdu

LEWISTON – Kenneth E. Akerley, 92, of 40 Bradley St., Lewiston, died Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021, at Central Maine Medical Center following a long illness.

Born in Lewiston on Feb. 1, 1929, he was the son of William P. and Mary L. Thomas Ackerley. Educated locally, he was a graduate of Lewiston High School, class of ‘46.

He joined the Marine Corps in 1947, and served through the Korean War, eventually also serving in the Army Reserve in the 1970s.

A big believer in education, Ken earned a B.S. degree in business administration from the University of Maine Augusta in 1978 and went on to earn several associate degrees.

He worked several jobs over his life, including as a sasher tender at Bates Manufacturing, and at the Androscoggin County Sheriff Department.

A devout Catholic, he was a member of the former St. Patrick’s Church, belonged to the SS. Peter and Paul Basilica, Prince of Peace Parish, and was a 3rd Degree Knight of Columbus.

Kenneth, known as kb1cdu, was a licensed Ham Radio Operator and a member of the Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club for many years.

Survivors include two sons, Michael and Patrick, both of Lewiston, a daughter, Beverly of California; and a grandson, Ian Akerley.

Visitation will be held at the Albert and Burpee Funeral Home on Tuesday March 2nd, 9 to 10:30 a.m., followed by a service in the Upper Church of the SS. Peter and Paul Basilica at 11 a.m. Interment, Gracelawn Memorial Park. Condolences may be found at

Donations may be made to the charity of your choice.
Are you proud of your ham shack and want to show it off? Got pictures of public service events you or your club were involved with? Email us a picture we can print on the front page of the ACORN newsletter. email newsletter pictures Thank You.

For a look back at local radio history from the commercial side watch this on you tube
The history of WLAM from sign on in 1947 to the present.

    The next club Breakfast at Kristis' Cafe 767 Minot Ave, Auburn, Maine is May 26, 2021 at 7:30 a.m.
  NCS/President Andy Club 2020 : Lee-W1LWT
Repeater news: The Black Mountain Rumford repeater 146.910 is now linked to the Streaked Mountain repeater 224.62 and the Pikes Hill Norway 147.120 machine.

147.285 + PL 88.5 Located on Ring Farm Bridgton ME.
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System Fusion Net Friday nights at 8 p.m. on the Poland repeater 147.315 pl 103.5.

The Lewiston Net is Thursday night at 7:30 on the 146.61 repeater pl 88.5.

Our next club meeting is scheduled for Wednesday June 2, 2021 7 p.m. on the repeater 146.610 - pl 88.5 Lewiston, Maine. Our meetings will be on the air. A progress report of the linking of our repeaters together may be discussed.

The FCC will no longer send you a copy of your new license when you renew or upgrade unless you ask for it, here is how(pdf).
A new service to connect hams who need help with ham projects with those who can help is here Helping Ham
Matt kb1yfn needs a coax and needs help setting up a station and checking SWR on the HF and VHF bands. Contact him at Matt

Not a ham yet? Watch this Ham Radio 101 and others in the series then come to our meetings.

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                                                                                                                       Andy Club Officers                                                                                                                          
 President: Lee Trask  w1lwt
Vice President Pete Thuotte N1ZRL
Treasurer: Ivan Lazure N1OXA
Secretary: Dick Knight N1NYW
Trustee: Tim Bubier WT1A
News Letter Editor: Harold Hartley N1LLU

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