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                 Local Hamfests and other Events

Hamfests        Mit flea market list    Note: We will post the dates for the next events as soon as we get them. 

For a complete list of VE Exams in Maine and New Hampshire click here.

2019 February 16  Augusta Hamfest "Winterfest" at Le Club Calumet 8 a.m.

334 West River Road Augusta, ME February 24, 2018 http://www.w1tlc.org    http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/winterfest-2019-1

2020 ARRL Maine State Convention and Andyfest April 10 and April 20, 2019.

Tentative schedule Friday Night, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 10th and Saturday Morning April 20, 2019 8 a.m. until 12 noon at the Ramada Inn 490 Pleasant Street Lewiston Maine. VE Exams Saturday April 20 at 12:30 p.m.
 http://w1npp.org/pages/meconvention2019.html

Near-Fest XXIII

Friday May 3 0900h to Saturday May 4, 1500h 2019, Deerfield, NH 

http://near-fest.com/

May 3 and 4, 2019 Nearfest

2019 32th Annual Bangor Hamfest

June 1, 2019 Set up at 6:30 a.m. gates open at Hermon High School 2415 Route 2 Hermon ME from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. $5 per person 12 and under free. VE exams 9 a.m. 50/50, Drone Demos, food Seminars, and more to be announced.
http://www.n1me.org  Contact Jerry k1gup

2019 Three Hamfest at Milo Hamfest Saturday August 3, 2019 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

At the Kiwanis Building 24 Gerrish Road, Milo ME VE Exams at 9 a.m. walk-ins allowed.
Call-in: 147.210MHz+71.9Hz or 147.105MHz+103.5Hz
Web Site:  See us on Facebook.

2019 Windsor Hamfest  

July 27, 2019. 8 am to Noon
Location: Windsor Fairgrounds
Exams at 10:00 a.m. walk-ins welcome
Route 32 - Ridge Road
Windsor, ME 04363
Sponsor: Augusta Amateur Radio Association
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.67 Mhz, 100 Hz
Public Contact: Bill Crowley , K1NIT
150 Maple Street Farmingdale, ME 04344
Phone: 207-512-0312
Email: k1nit@arrl.net

2018 Alexander Hamfest  

Saturday, September 21, 2019 Hamfest at 8 a.m. VE Exams at 10 a.m. walk-ins allowed.
Location: Alexander Elementary School,  Route 9, Alexander
Website: http://www.stcroixvalleyamateurradioclub.org
Sponsor: St. Croix Valley Amateur Radio Club

New England ARRL Convention at Boxboro will be held again September 6,7, and 8,  2019.

Location: Boxboro Mass. 

Website: New England Convention

Near-Fest XXII

Friday October 11th and Saturday October 12th 2019.
0900 Friday through 1500 Saturday
Deerfield Fairgrounds - Deerfield NH
http://near-fest.com/

Events

January

2019 ARRL Winter Kids Day Saturday January 5, 2019.  http://www.arrl.org/kids-day

2019 SPAR Winter Field Day January 26th 1700 UTC(Noon EDT) to January 27th 1700UTC(Noon EDT) Winter Field Day

February

2019 February 16, Augusta Ham Fest at Le Club Calumet 334 West River Road Augusta, ME Saturday  0800-1200 EDT http://www.w1tlc.org    http://www.arrl.org/hamfests/winterfest-2019-1

White Mountain Radio Club Hamfest will not be held this winter, possibly in the summer, watch the club website for information. Contact Greg kb1ezj 603-759-6671 kb1ezj@w1mwv.com   http://www.w1mwv.com

March

March 2, 2019 Can-Am Sled Dog Race Late Winter Fort Kent, Maine http://www.can-am-crown.net

2019
New England Antique Radio Club Radio XLIX Sunday March 3, 2019 8 a.m to 1 p.m. 80 Indoor tables and more than 50 exhibitors. Courtyard Marriott, 2200 Southwood Dr., Nashua, NH  03063 (Route 3 - New Hampshire Exit 8)
Time is now:    8:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
http://www.nearc.net/swapmeetinfo.htm


Daylight Saving Time Begins March 10, 2019 2:00 a.m. EST becomes 3:00am EDT Spring Ahead! http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/dst.cfm

2019 ARRL Maine State Convention and Andyfest, at the Ramada Inn 490 Pleasant Street Lewiston, Maine. Friday March 29, 7p.m. and Saturday Morning 0800 to 1200 EDT, March 30, 2019. VE Exams Saturday March 30 at 12:30 p.m. http://w1npp.org/pages/meconvention2019.html

April 

Saturday April 13, 2019 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Amateur Radio Flea Market Sponsored by the Port City Amateur Radio Club, at the St. James Masonic Lodge 77 Tide Mill Road Hampton, NH  https://www.facebook.com/PortCityAmateurRadioClub

Sunday April 7, 2019 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is that time of year and the Two Rivers Amateur Radio Club’s Hamfest (in PA) is fast approaching to it’s April 7, 2019 date.  This year we are looking for our largest attendance with one of the prizes being a $3000 ICOM 7610.  Two Rivers 2019 Hamfest Flyer    Advance Prize Tickets

2019 Boston Marathon Monday April 15 http://www.mmra.org/marc/

2019 PAWA Hamfest Saturday ? maybe in september ? place and time to be determined. Check back on this page for date and time. http://www.qsl.net/pawa/hamfest.html
 
5th Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference
Augusta Civic Center
Tuesday April 23, 2019
http://www.maine.gov/mema/prepare/conference/index.shtml

2020 MS-Walk Androscoggin County Saturday April ?, at Ingersoll Turf Facility 48 Pettengill Park in Auburn, ME 1 and 3 mile routes. Check this website for more details coming soon.Tentative schedule hams check in at 8:00 AM. Ham contact Ivan. Check in for walkers 9 AM, 10 AM Start .  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/walkmsauburn

May

Nearfest XXV at Deerfield NH fairgrounds May 3 and 4 2019 NEAR-Fest

Sunday May 3, 2020 Maine Lung Assoc, Cycle the Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH Ham volunteers sign up at https://action.lung.org/site/TR?pg=informational&sid=9151&fr_id=18616 Ham contact: Gary n1znj@yahoo.com

May 17-19, 2019 http://www.hamvention.org/

2019 New England Antique Radio Club  Antique  Radio Show 7:30 to Noon May 18, 2019 Brookline, NH  http://www.nearc.net/swapmeetinfo.htm

Sunday May 19, 2019 Sugarloaf Marathon Race start time 7:00 a.m. Ham Contact Rick Smith rksmith88@gmail.com

June

2019 32nd Annual Bangor Hamfest June 1, 2019 8 a.m to 12 p.m. Tailgaters set up at 6:30 a.m. VE Exams at 9 a.m. http://www.n1me.org   k1gup@roadrunner.com
$5 per person under 12 free, 50/50 drawing, Drone Demos, Food, Seminars and more to be announced.

2019 Tour de Cure bycycle trek in Wells and Kennebunk Sunday June 9, 2019 to benefit the American Diabetes Association, route information at http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR?pg=informational&fr_id=9342&type=fr_informational&sid=15400 . Hams should contact kb1vx@arrl.net to volunteer.  

2019 ARRL Summer Kid's Day Sunday, June 16th 2019 1800-2359 UTC(2pm to 8pm EDT) http://www.arrl.org/kids-day

2020 Trek Across Maine Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 19th to 21th 2020 Ham volunteers should sign up at https://action.lung.org/site/TRR/Cycle/ALANE_Northeast/1367096154?pg=utype&fr_id=18639 Ham contact Gary n1znj.

Pottle Hill Run has been discontinued. Thank you for your support over the last 32 years.  http://www.pathwaysmaine.com

2019 ARRL Field Day June 22nd and 23rd Information Packet is available: Field day information should be released around March first.
We have secured the special event call W1B for Field Day 2019:

2019 Field Day Tick protection from N1KAT this link to a website that has a large selection of reasonably priced clothing that has been treated to repel ticks and other insects.  You can also send your own clothing to them to be treated.  As Bill has Lyme disease, he would like people to be safe during Field Day.  http://www.insectshield.com

July

2020 Liberty Festival 4th of July http://www.libertyfestival.org/
LL Bean 4th of July 10k Run http://www.llbeanroadrace.com/
2019 New England Forest Rally July 19th and 20 2019 New England Forest Rally
2019 Maine Lobster Ride & Roll July 20 to July 21, 2019 Camden Snowbowl, Rockland Maine http://www.bikemaine.org/events/lobster-ride
  Appalachian Trail Golden Packet July 20, 2019 Survey http://aprs.org/at-golden-packet.html

2019 Windsor Hamfest Saturday July 27, 2019 Route 32 Windsor ME 8 am to noon. VE exams 10 a.m. walkins welcome www.w1tlc.org


August

2020 National Night Out Tuesday August 4, 2020 https://natw.org/

2019 ARRL UHF August 3 and 4th 2019 222 mhz and up distance contest http://www.arrl.org/august-uhf

2019 Beach-to-Beacon Saturday August 3, 2019 Cape Elizabeth ME http://www.beach2beacon.org/
Hams will provide communicatrions for the annual Beach to Beacon race in Cape Elizabeth on Saturday August 6, from 6:00 a.m. to noon. More than 10,000 runners are expected to participate. All amateur activities will take place in Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, a no smoking facility. Equipment required will be a handheld transceiver with 2-meter/440 Mhz capability.  Register to volunteer

Three Rivers at the Kiawanis Club 24 Gerrish Road Milo Saturday August 3, 2019 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with VE Exams at 9 a.m. walk-ins welcome. Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club

2019 Maine - Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway August 10 & 11, 2019 Biddeford, ME Volunteers should register at http://bikemam.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR/Bike/MAMBikeEvents?sid=13240&type=fr_informational

2019 Great Falls Balloon Festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 16-17-18 2019 http://www.greatfallsballoonfestival.org/


2019 International Light House weekend August 17 and 18, 2019 and August 15 and 16 2020. http://ILLW.net

Sunday 25 August 2019
Pemaquid Beach Sprint Triathlon
Bristol, ME
Contact:Jose KB1TCD kb1tcd@gmail.com
https://www.bristolmaine.org/parks-recreation/pemaquid-beach-sprint-triathlon

September

September is National Preparedness Month Ready.gov

Maine Prepares:
MEMA

2019 ARRL New England Division Convention in Boxborough September 6, 7 and 8, 2019New England Convention

2019 September 7 to 14, 2019, Bike Coalition of Maine will have a 400 mile, 8 day bike ride. The club will be looking for volunteers to help support this bike ride for the week. Food & Lodging will be provided for volunteers. Anyone who wants to be part of this spectacular event, please contact Steve KD1OM and let him know how many days you can support this event. For more information on this event, you can go to: http://ride.BikeMaine.org                                                        

2019 Tour de Farms date September 14, 2019  http://sites.google.com/site/morrisfarmtrust

September 14, 2019 9 a.m. Northwoods Gravel Grind Bike Race with 3 routes. Ham operators wanted.  Event  Website:  http://northwoodsgravelgrind.weebly.com/ 

Hams can register at:  https://www.bikereg.com/northwoods-gravel-grind  and scroll down until you see  "volunteer"
Ham contact:we1u.david@gmail.com  David Lowe
                                                           68 High St. Apt 2
                                                           Auburn, ME
                                                           207-783-1759

15TH Annual Alexander Hamfest with VE Exams September 21, 2019 at the Alexander Elementary School 8 a.m. to noon. VE Exams at 10 a.m. $5 admission under 12 FREE! http://facebook.com/stcroixvalleyamateurradioclub  http://stcroixvalleyamateurradioclub.org

2019 Loon Echo Hike Trek Saturday, September  21, 2019 loonechotrek
Ham Contact: Gary N1ZNJ n1znj@yahoo.com


Maine QSO Party
Contest Period: 1200 UTC Saturday 22 September to 1200 UTC Sunday 23 September 2018 1200 UTC . http://www.maineqsoparty.com

2019 Tour de Farms date September 14, 2019  http://sites.google.com/site/morrisfarmtrust

New England Antique Radio Clubs Antique Radio Show September 28, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Brookline Event Center 32 Procter Hill Road, Brookline NH 03033 http://www.nearc.net/swapmeetinfo.htm

2019   2019 Dempsey LogoSeptember 28 and 29, 2019 Lewiston ME http://dempseychallenge.org/Hams will be providing radio support only on Sunday September 29 only for the Bike Treks. To volunteer click HERE

   October

Waterford Fall Foliage Road Race and Chili Festival 11:30 AM October 13, 2019  Waterford Fall 5K

Near-fest XXII October 11 and 12, 2019 http://near-fest.com/

Mount Desert Island Marathon Sunday October 20, 2019 MDI Marathon

Tri-City ARC Annual Auction

When: Saturday, OCTOBER 28, 2019

Location: Gales Ferry Fire Station - 1772 Route 12, Gales Ferry, CT 06335

30 minutes’ drive west of Hopkinton RI – Parking behind the Fire Station House

Hours: Doors open at 8:00AM for seller’s setup only

Open for Browsing/Inspection at 9:00AM - Auction (bidding) starts at 10:00AM

$2.00 at the door for sellers as well as buyers/lookers - NO Tailgating

This year's auction is shaping up to be a good one!

Web Sitehttp://www.TriCityArc.com/

Public Contact: Tim Rodgers, KC1TWR

Tri-City Amateur Radio Club

P.O. Box 552, Groton CT, 06340

Phone: 860-460-7360Email: timkc1twr@gmail.com

Talk-in on 146.97 (156.7)

November

Fall Back! Daylight Savings Time Ends. Sunday November 3, 2019 at 2:00am EDT becomes 1:00am EST http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/dst.cfm


Set Saturday November 9, 2019 8a.m. to 1p.m. http://maine-ares.org
Maine SET plan link:
http://we1u.us/#set

December

2019 SKYWARN Recognition Day December 7, 2019 ( subject to change ):

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mtr/hamradio/


Past Events

2014 Andy Club Field Day was held at the Poland Spring Inn. Click on http://www.androscogginema.org/field%20day/ for more information on this special web site.

2012 Field Day Results(ARRL Members-only) http://www.arrl.org/members-only/contests/scores.html?con_id=176

Oxford ARES Bike Generator at 2009 Field Day in three parts

Part 1 of 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppj-VUOYA0c
Part 2 of 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PzKhj06X2U
Part 3 of 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRUtTll3xW0

URL: http://www.w1npp.org/pages/events.html
Updated: Tuesday October 7, 2019
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