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PO Box 1, Auburn ME 04212-0001
Repeater: 442.000/447.000MHz no pl-tone on Goff Hill, Auburn,Maine

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 will require a pl tone of 88.5 effective August 8 at 14:00 hours. You can start programming in the pl tone anytime now. We are giving more than two weeks notice to allow time to get everyones' radio reprogrammed. If you still have trouble getting the pl tone in your radio please come to the club meeting on August 6, maybe one of the club members can help you get the pl tone in your radio.

The club is beta testing this brand new .61 repeater system for the manufacturer who wants comments and reviews from you the user so that improvements can be made in the next models if needed. Please let us know things like, does the repeater come in as well in places you travel as the one it replaced, is the audio quality as good or better than other repeaters you have used. If you use the digital feature how did it work? Please email your comments including your name and call sign to the webmaster who will forward them to the project coordinator.

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 will have an 88.5 pl tone so analog listeners can set their receive squelch so they will not have to listen to the digital noise.

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

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New ARRL Maine Section Page www.arrl-me.org
2014 Hamfest News      

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We Thank Everyone who attended the 2014 ARRL Maine Convention and we look forward to seeing everyone March 27 and 28 next year. (this date has been confirmed) The club donated its share of the 50/50 drawing to the Clarence Rider AA1PN fire relief fund and the winner of the other 50 percent Paul Leonard ke6pij also donated his winnings to the fund for a total of $ 216.

The winner of the $ 500 HRO gift certificate was John Shandorf w1ii. Congratulations!!!

The VE team was busy as usual. Ivan reports the session produced four new techs, 2 upgrades to general and 3 extras. Congratulations!!!
See Doug Grants' talk at the convention about the upcoming W1AW/1 operations at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwYZJjV7tzA

Watch the video of the ARRL Forum update with Tom Frenaye K1KI at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhhcfmA88MU&feature=youtu.be

A big thank you to Chuck Yahrling for the use of the video. To see the 2013 video http://youtu.be/xrNTkY4LAw0 

Andy Hamfest makes news http://www.qsl.net/hrde/Ham_Radio_Down_East/News.html and more more pictures at


The Next Andy Club Meeting will be Wednesday August 6 2014 at 7 p.m. at the Potvin Room of the St. Marys' Medical Associates Building 99 Campus Avenue Lewiston Me. The 146.61 repeater will be getting a pl tone of 88.5 starting at 2 p.m. Friday August 6. Start setting your radios for the new pl tones now. In case you have trouble bring the radio and the book to the meeting and we will try to help.
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ARRL Maine State Convention and Andy Hamfest March 27 and 28, 2015



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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!!!

August 9, 2014 Three Rivers Hamfest at the American Legion Post Milo Maine. VE exams at 9 a.m. walk-ins welcome. http://www.k1pq.org

Three Rivers Hamfest

Windor Hamfest September 6, 2014 (note new date) 8 a.m. to noon. http://www.w1tlc.com

World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC)2014 in New England

WRTC Website: http://www.wrtc2014.org/
You Tube Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNyMAMjRNuA


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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