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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.

2017 February 25  Augusta Hamfest "Winterfest" at Le Club Calumet 8 a.m.

334 West River Road Augusta, ME February 25, 2017

2018 ARRL Maine State Convention and Andyfest March 30 and March 31, 2018.

Tentative schedule Friday Night, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 30st and Saturday Morning March 31, 2018 8 a.m. until 12 noon at the Ramada Inn 490 Pleasant Street Lewiston Maine. VE Exams Saturday March 31 at 12:30 p.m.

Near-Fest XXIII

Friday May 4 0900h to Saturday May 5,  1500h 2018, Deerfield, NH

2017 30th Annual Bangor Hamfest

June 3, 2017 Set up at 6:30 a.m. gates open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2017 Three Rivers Hamfest at Milo Hamfest Saturday August 5, 2017 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

At the Kiwanis Building 24 Gerrish Road, Milo ME VE Exams at 12 noon walk-ins allowed.
Call-in: 147.210MHz+71.9Hz or 147.105MHz+103.5Hz
Web Site: was discontinued. See us on Facebook.

2017 Windsor Hamfest  

August 19, 2017. 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

2017 Alexander Hamfest  

Saturday, September 16, 2017 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 8, 9, and 10 2017.

Location: Boxboro Mass. 

Website: Boxboro Hamfest

Near-Fest XXII

Friday October 13th and Saturday October 14th 2017.
0900 Friday through 1500 Saturday
Deerfield Fairgrounds - Deerfield NH



2017 ARRL Winter Kids Day Saturday January 7, 2017.

2018 SPAR Winter Field Day January 27rd 1700 UTC(Noon EDT) to January 28th 1700UTC(Noon EDT) Winter Field Day


2017 February 25, Augusta Ham Fest at Le Club Calumet 334 West River Road Augusta, ME Saturday  0800-1200 EDT

2017 February 25 White Mountain Radio Club Hamfest at Runnels Hall Chocorua NH. Contact Greg kb1ezj 603-759-6671


March 3, 2018 Can-Am Sled Dog Race Late Winter Fort Kent, Maine

New England Antique Radio Club Radio XLVIII Sunday March 5, 2017 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

Daylight Saving Time Begins March 11, 2018 2:00 a.m. EST becomes 3:00am EDT Spring Ahead!

2018 ARRL Maine State Convention and Andyfest, at the Ramada Inn 490 Pleasant Street Lewiston, Maine. Friday March 30 7p.m. and Saturday Morning 0800 to 1200 EDT, March 31, 2018. VE Exams Saturday March 31 at 12:30 p.m.


Saturday April 7, 2018 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

2018 Boston Marathon Monday April  16

2017 PAWA Hamfest Saturday April 21, 2018 Stewart Morrill American Legion Post #35 413 Broadway South Portland 8 a.m. to noon.
5th Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference
Augusta Civic Center
Tuesday & Wednesday, April 25 - 26, 2017

2017 MS-Walk Androscoggin County Saturday April 29th, Lewiston ME five mile or one mile option. Tentative schedule hams check in at 8:30 AM. Ham contact Ivan. Check in for walkers 9 AM, 10 AM Start .  NationalMSSociety

2017 MS-Walk Augusta - Kennebec Valley April 9, 2017 YMCA 4 mile or 1 mile option with 10 a.m. start.
2017 MS-Walk Portland  - 9 a.m. April 22, 2017 contact Sean MacWilliam


Nearfest XXIII at Deerfield NH fairgrounds May 4, 0900h to May 5, 2018 1500h NEAR-Fest

Sunday May 6, 2018 Maine Lung Assoc, Cycle the Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH Ham volunteers sign up at Ham contact: Gary

2017 Armed Forces Day Cross Band test May 13 th, 2017.

May 18-20, 2018


2018 30th Annual Bangor Hamfest June 2, 2018 8 a.m to 1 p.m. Tailgaters set up at 6:30 a.m. VE Exams at 9 a.m.

2017 New England Antique Radio Club  Antique  Radio Show 7:30 to Noon June 3, 2017 Brookline, NH

2017 Tour de Cure bycycle trek in Wells and Kennebunk Sunday June 11, 2017 to benefit the American Diabetes Association, route information at . Hams should contact to volunteer.  

2017 ARRL Summer Kid's Day Sunday, June 18th 2017 1800-2359 UTC(2pm to 8pm EDT)

2017 Trek Across Maine Thursday Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 15th to 17th 2018 Ham volunteers should sign up at  Ham contact Gary n1znj.

Pottle Hill Run has been discontinued. Thank you for your support over the last 31 years.

2017 ARRL Field Day June 24th and 25th Information Packet is available: Field day information

2017 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.

Bands On the Run Half Marathon and 5K Museum L-A June 28, 2015 Postponed until 2017 Web site out of order.


2017 Liberty Festival 4th of July
LL Bean 4th of July 10k Run
2017 New England Forest Rally July 21st and 22nd 2017 New England Forest Rally
2017 Maine Lobster Ride & Roll July 23, 2017 Camden Snowbowl, Rockland Maine
  Appalachian Trail Golden Packet July 14, 2018 Survey


2017 National Night Out Tuesday August 1, 2017

2017 ARRL UHF August 5 and 6th 2016 222 mhz and up distance contest

2017 Beach-to-Beacon Saturday August 5, 2017 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 5, 2017 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with VE Exams at 12 noon walk-ins welcome. Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club

2017 Maine - Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway August 12 and 13th 2017 Biddeford, ME Volunteers should register at

2017 Great Falls Balloon Festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday August 18-20 2017

2017 Windsor Hamfest Saturday August 19, 2017 Route 32 Windsor ME 8 am to noon. VE exams 10 a.m. walkings welcome

2017 International Light House weekend August 19 and 20, 2017.

Will there be hams needed for the Maine Hospice and Dan R. Michaud
Memorial Ride Aug 26 2017:
Naples Causeway 5k Walk or Run Saturday August 26, 2017, 8 a.m. Supporting the Dempsey Center and our local food pantry. Online registration (we have plenty of hams signed up and a back up list this year)


September is National Preparedness Month

Maine Prepares:

2017 ARRL New England Division Convention in Boxborough September 8, 9 and 10, 2017New England Convention

2017 September 9 to 16, 2017, 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:                                                        

13TH Annual Alexander Hamfest with VE Exams September 16, 2017 at the Alexander Elementary School 8 a.m. to noon. VE Exams at 10 a.m. $5 admission under 12 FREE!

2018 Loon Echo Bike and Hike Trek Saturday, September 15, 2018 loonechotrek
Ham Contact: Gary N1ZNJ

White Mountain Hamfest will not be held in 2017 in North Conway, NH w1mwv

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

2017 Tour de Farms date September 30, 2017


2018 Dempsey Challenge September 29 and 30, 2018 Lewiston ME will be providing radio support only on Sunday September 30 only for the Bike Treks. To volunteer click HERE

Waterford Fall Foliage Road Race and Chili Festival 11:30 AM October 7, 2018  Waterford Fall 5K

Near-fest XXII October 13 and 14, 2017

Mount Desert Island Marathon Sunday October 15, 2017 MDI Marathon

New England Antique Radio Clubs Antique Radio Show October 21, 2017 from 7:30 a.m. to noon at the Brookline Event Center 32 Procter Hill Road, Brookline NH 03033

SET October 28, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m..

Tri-City ARC Annual Auction

When: Saturday, OCTOBER 28, 2017

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: 860-460-7360


Talk-in on 146.97 (156.7)


Fall Back! Daylight Savings Time Ends. Sunday November 5, 2017 at 2:00am EDT becomes 1:00am EST


2016 SKYWARN Recognition Day December 3, 2016 ( subject to change ):

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

Updated: Tuesday October 14, 2017
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