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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.

2020 February 15  Augusta Hamfest "Winterfest" at Le Club Calumet 8 a.m.

334 West River Road Augusta, ME February 15, 2020   

2020 ARRL Maine State Convention and Andyfest April 10 and April 11, 2020.

Tentative schedule Friday Night, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 10th and Saturday Morning April 11, 2019 8 a.m. until 12 noon at the Ramada Inn 490 Pleasant Street Lewiston Maine. VE Exams Saturday April 11 at 12:30 p.m.

Near-Fest XXVII

Friday May 1 0900h to Saturday May 2, 1500h 2020, Deerfield, NH

May 1 and 2, 2020 Nearfest

2019 32th Annual Bangor Hamfest

June 6, 2020 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.  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

2019 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
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



2020 ARRL Winter Kids Day Saturday January 4, 2020.

2020 SPAR Winter Field Day January 26th 1700 UTC(Noon EDT) to January 27th 1700UTC(Noon EDT) Winter Field Day


In the event of a weather cancelation please watch the CFMA Facebook page or webpage.  Vendors will be called in the event of a cancelation!  We don’t have snow date.


                                     Event Information                       Table reservation




Event Information                       Table reservation




Connecticut Valley FM Association

PO Box 52

Ascutney, VT 05030


2020 February 15, Augusta Ham Fest at Le Club Calumet 334 West River Road Augusta, ME Saturday  0800-1200 EST  

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
February 29, 2020 
Can-Am Sled Dog Race Late Winter Fort Kent, Maine


2020 New England Antique Radio Club Radio XLIX Sunday March 1, 2020 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

Lewiston Hamfest moved to April.

Daylight Saving Time Begins March 8, 2020 2:00 a.m. EST becomes 3:00am EDT Spring Ahead!

The TRARC 2020 Hamfest & Computer Show will be at a new location The "McKeesport Palisades and Events Center", located at 100 Fifth Avenue, McKeesport Pa. You can view its description at:
Please mark your calendars to include our hamfest for March 29, 2020 8 a.m to 2 p.m. Website:


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

2020 ARRL Maine State Convention and Andyfest April 10 and April 11, 2020.

Tentative schedule Friday Night, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 10th and Saturday Morning April 11, 2019 8 a.m. until 12 noon at the Ramada Inn 490 Pleasant Street Lewiston Maine. VE Exams Saturday April 11 at 12:30 p.m.

Lakes Region 3rd Annual Ham Fest Flea and VE Session

April 18, 2020 8 AM – 1 PM

Come join us at The Ossipee Town Hall Gymnasium , 55 Main Street, Center Ossipee, NH 03814.

30 tables available for vendors $10.00 a table and that includes admission. Individual admission is $5.00. Non-refundable.

Go to our welcome page at W1BST.ORG and click on our “contact us” tab at the top. Tell us how many tables you need and your contact information. Then go back to the welcome page and scroll down to the donation button and make your payment to the general fund.

We have a hotdog concession stand including coffee, sodas and Sharie’s delicious homemade muffins, chocolate chip cookies, and brownies.

Testing session for licensing to follow.


Shawn E. Marcotte KC1DNA

President of LRRA


2019 PAWA Hamfest Saturday ? maybe in september ? place and time to be determined. Check back on this page for date and time.


Nearfest XXVII at Deerfield NH fairgrounds May 1st and 2nd NEAR-Fest

2020 MS-Walk Androscoggin County Saturday May 2, 2020, 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.

Sunday May 3, 2020 Maine Lung Assoc, Cycle the Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH Ham volunteers sign up at Ham contact: Gary

May 17-19, 2019

12th Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference
Augusta Civic Center
May 18, 2020

2019 New England Antique Radio Club  Antique  Radio Show 7:30 to Noon May 18, 2019 Brookline, NH

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


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.
$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 . Hams should contact to volunteer.  

2019 ARRL Summer Kid's Day Sunday, June 16th 2019 1800-2359 UTC(2pm to 8pm EDT)

2020 Trek Across Maine Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 19th to 21th 2020 Ham volunteers should sign up at Ham contact Gary n1znj.

Pottle Hill Run has been discontinued. Thank you for your support over the last 32 years.

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.


2020 Liberty Festival 4th of July
LL Bean 4th of July 10k Run
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
  Appalachian Trail Golden Packet July 20, 2019 Survey

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


2020 National Night Out Tuesday August 4, 2020

2019 ARRL UHF August 3 and 4th 2019 222 mhz and up distance contest

2019 Beach-to-Beacon Saturday August 3, 2019 Cape Elizabeth ME
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

2019 Great Falls Balloon Festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 16-17-18 2019

2019 International Light House weekend August 17 and 18, 2019 and August 15 and 16 2020.

Sunday 25 August 2019
Pemaquid Beach Sprint Triathlon
Bristol, ME
Contact:Jose KB1TCD


September is National Preparedness Month

Maine Prepares:

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:                                                        

2019 Tour de Farms date September 14, 2019

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

Hams can register at:  and scroll down until you see  "volunteer"
Ham  David Lowe
                                                           68 High St. Apt 2
                                                           Auburn, ME

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!

2019 Loon Echo Hike Trek Saturday, September  21, 2019 loonechotrek
Ham Contact: Gary N1ZNJ

Maine QSO Party
Contest Period: 1200 UTC Saturday 22 September to 1200 UTC Sunday 23 September 2018 1200 UTC .

2019 Tour de Farms date September 14, 2019

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

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


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

Mount Desert Island Marathon Sunday October 20, 2019 MDI Marathon

Tri-City ARC Annual Auction

When: Saturday, OCTOBER 26, 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 Site

Public Contact: Tim Rodgers, KC1TWR

Tri-City Amateur Radio Club

P.O. Box 552, Groton CT, 06340

Phone: 860-460-7360Email:

Talk-in on 146.97 (156.7)


Fall Back! Daylight Savings Time Ends. Sunday November 3, 2019 at 2:00am EDT becomes 1:00am EST

Set Saturday November 9, 2019 8a.m. to 1p.m.
Maine SET plan link:


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

Skywarn Recognition Day
December 7, 2019, from 0000z to 2400z

Past Events

2014 Andy Club Field Day was held at the Poland Spring Inn. Click on for more information on this special web site.

2012 Field Day Results(ARRL Members-only)

Oxford ARES Bike Generator at 2009 Field Day in three parts

Part 1 of 3
Part 2 of 3
Part 3 of 3

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