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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 (PL 88.5) 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.

VE EXAMS Wednesday January 21, 2015 7:30 p.m. Walk-ins allowed at the Androscoggin County EMA Office 2 College Street Lewiston ME. Contact Ivan Lazure at 207-784-0350 or n1oxa@arrl.net

2014 Maine CERT Jamboree Page http://www.maine.gov/mema/mema_calendar_display.shtml?id=629800
   Note: Date changed from November 1st and 2nd to tentative date January 10 and 11, 2015
2015 Date: January 10, 2015 through January 11, 2015
         Time: 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
         Location: Androscoggin County Emergency Management Office
         2 College Street
         Lewiston, Maine
      Contact Randy Berry, Androscoggin EMA
      rberry@androscoggincountymaine.gov or 207-784-0147
                                                                   
The new DSTAR repeater is on the air at 443.3 Mhz. Please try it and let us know how it works out.
The links to the dashboard are http://w1npp.dyndns.org:82/ or http://w1npp.gw.ircddb.net:82

Skywarn Training Wednesday January 7, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 413 Broadway South Portland. Training is free, no registration required.

Also Skywarn Training will be held at the Gorham Recreation Department 75 South Street (enter via Ball Park Road) Thursday January 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. again training is free and no registration is required.

                                       System Fusion Plaque
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 January 7, 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Potvin Room of the St. Marys' Medical Associates Building 99 Campus Avenue. We will get to work on the  planning for the ARRL State Convention in March. Merry Christmas! The D-star repeater is on the air at 443.3 Mhz, audio levels are being adjusted.
AMSAT News
International Space Station Sightings Click here
Getting your
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ARRL Maine State Convention and Andy Hamfest March 27 and 28, 2015

Clubs

W1NPP QSL Card

Hamfests and other Events

VE Exams in Maine and New Hampshire

Acorn Archives

Andy Club Calendar December 2014

Andy Club Swap Shop

Call Sign Lookup
Androscoggin ARES/RACES
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Maine ARES Site:
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Community Emergency Response Teams-CERT
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Weather Links
SKYWARN Gray
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Equipment Manuals
APRS Web Client
http://aprs.fi/
Radio Adventures of Maine
http://k1aom.us/
Digital Modes
and SSTV

fldiigi/flwrap/flmsg
Download page
fldigi Manual
Radio Frequency Programmer
http://chirp.danplanet.com

CMRRC-Radio-Frequencies Effective 12 7 2014.pdf
VHF-UHF-listings.csv
VHF-UHF-listings.pdf
VHF-UHF-listings-nolabels.csv
Baofeng-UV-5RA-128ch-VHF-UHF.csv
HF-to-UHF-listings.csv
HF-to-UHF-listings.pdf
HF-to-UHF-listings-nolabels.csv
Baofeng-UV-5R_CMRRC_listing.pdf
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Space Weather
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From: N3KL.org

                                                  News

2014 Maine CERT Jamboree Page http://www.maine.gov/mema/mema_calendar_display.shtml?id=629800
         Tentative Date January 10 and 11, 2015
         Time: 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
         Location: Androscoggin County Emergency Management Office
         2 College Street
         Lewiston, Maine

VE EXAMS Wednesday January 21, 2015 7:30 p.m. Walk-ins allowed at the Androscoggin County EMA Office 2 College Street Lewiston ME. Contact Ivan Lazure at 207-784-0350 or n1oxa@arrl.net

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/



Meetings

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 19:00.
Third Wednesday of the Month 1800EST       DECEMBER 2014 MEETING CANCELED
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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