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Local Hamfests and other Events
market list Note:
We will post the dates
for the next events as soon as we get them.
a complete list of VE Exams in Maine and New Hampshire click here.
2021 February Augusta
Hamfest "Winterfest" at Le Club Calumet CANCELLED.
334 West River Road Augusta, ME CANCELED February, 2021 http://www.w1tlc.org
2022 ARRL Maine State Convention and Andyfest Friday April 1st
and Saturday April 2nd, 2022.
Tentative schedule Friday Night, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 1st and Saturday Morning April 2, 2021 8
a.m. until 12 noon at the Ramada Inn 490 Pleasant Street Lewiston
Saturday April 2 at 12:30 p.m.
Friday April 30 0900h to Saturday May 1, 1500h 2021,
2020 33rd Annual Bangor / Hermon Hamfest June 5, 2021 at Hermon
Mountain Ski Area 441 Newburgh Road Hermon, Me 7:30 am for Tailgaters
& 8 am for all others.
http://www.n1me.org Contact Jerry k1gup
2020 Three Rivers Hamfest at Milo Hamfest Canceled Saturday August 15,
2020 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.
2021 Windsor Hamfest
September 18, 2021. 8 am to Noon CANCELED due to an upswing in Covid cases.
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
New England ARRL Convention at Marlborough Mass. will be held September 10th, 11th, 12th 2021.Location: Marlborough Mass.
Website: New England Convention
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
Friday October 15th and Saturday October 16th 2021.
0900 Friday through 1500 Saturday
Deerfield Fairgrounds - Deerfield NH
2021 ARRL Winter Kids Day Saturday January 2, 2021. http://www.arrl.org/kids-day
2021 SPAR Winter Field Day January 30th 1700 UTC(Noon EDT) to January 31st 1700UTC(Noon EDT) Winter Field Day
2021 February, Augusta Ham Fest at Le Club
334 West River
ME CANCELED http://www.w1tlc.org White
Mountain Radio Club Hamfest will not be held this winter, possibly in
the summer, watch the club website for information. Contact Greg kb1ezj
February ?, 2021
Can-Am Sled Dog Race Late Winter Fort Kent, Maine will not be held in 2021 due to Covid 19. http://www.can-am-crown.net
Radio Club Radio XLIX Sunday March 7, 2021 8 a.m to 4 p.m. 80
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
Saving Time Begins March 13,
2022 2:00 a.m. EST becomes 3:00am EDT Spring Ahead! http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/dst.cfm
April 4, 2020 8 a.m. to 12 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
2022 ARRL Maine State Convention is April 1st and 2nd 2022 at the Ramada Inn 490 Pleasant St Lewiston ME. CANCELLED ALL DATES FOR 2021
Lakes Region 3rd Annual Ham Fest Flea and VE Session
Go to our welcome page at W1BST.ORG and click on our “contact us” tab
at the top.
MayNearfest XXIV at Deerfield NH fairgrounds April 30 and May 1st 2021 NEAR-Fest CANCELLED due to COVID
2020 MS-Walk Androscoggin
County Saturday May 1, 2021 will not gather in person, for details click here. https://secure.nationalmssociety.org/site/TR?fr_id=31223&pg=informational&sid=13240
Sunday May 2, 2021 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 firstname.lastname@example.org No bike trek gone virtual.
May 20,21,22 2022 http://www.hamvention.org/ Canceled 2020 and 2021 event due to Coronavirus Pandemic
12th Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference
Augusta Civic Center
May 2021 CANCELED
2021 New England Antique Radio Club Antique Radio Show 7:30 to Noon May 15, 2021 Brookline, NH http://www.nearc.net/swapmeetinfo.htm
Sunday May 16, 2021 Sugarloaf Marathon Race start time 7:00 a.m. Limited capacity. Ham Contact Rick Smith email@example.com
33rd Annual Hermon Hamfest
June 5, 2021
Hermon Mountain Ski Area
441 Newburgh Road
Hermon, ME 04401
Rain or Shine!!! 7:30 AM for tailgaters & 8:00 AM for all others
Admission is $5.00 (12 & under FREE) -- Exam fee is $15.00. Just coming for the Exam? No admission needed unless you plan to stay before or after testing.
- Planned Events:
- - License testing: all classes at 9:00 AM ***No Walk-Ins for ham testing***
Email Pete Bither -AI1O to pre-register
- -Great Food
- - 50/50 raffle
- - Tailgaters
- - QCWA meeting after Hamfest at a local restaurant -- (1:00 PM)
Talk-in is on 146.940 -0.600 offset and a 136.5 tone.
This venue has a huge parking area for easy distancing! Large lodge to get under cover.
Contact Jerry - K1GUP if you have any questions.http://www.n1me.org
Tour de Cure bycycle trek in Wells and Kennebunk Sunday June 14, 2020 Virtual
benefit the American Diabetes Association, route information at http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourAdmin?pg=entry&fr_id=13005 Hams should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 ARRL Summer Kid's Day
Sunday, June 19th 2020 1800-2359 UTC(2pm to 8pm EDT) http://www.arrl.org/kids-day
2021 Trek Across Maine
Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 18th to 20th 2020 Ham volunteers
sign up at https://action.lung.org/site/TRR/Cycle/ALANE_Northeast/1367096154?pg=utype&fr_id=18639 Ham contact Gary n1znj.
Bike Trek Canceled - Gone Virtual
Pottle Hill Run has been
discontinued. Thank you for your support over the last 32
ARRL Field Day June 26 and 27th Information Packet is available: Field
day information should be released around March first.
2021 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
2021 Liberty Festival 4th of July http://www.libertyfestival.org/
LL Bean 4th of July 10k Run Going virtual in 2021 see website for details http://www.llbeanroadrace.com/
2021 New England Forest
Rally July 30 and 31 2021 New England
2021 Cancelled Maine Lobster Ride
& Roll July 20 to July 21, 2019 Camden Snowbowl,
Rockland Maine http://www.bikemaine.org/events/lobster-ride
Golden Packet July 17, 2021 Survey http://aprs.org/at-golden-packet.html
2021 National Night Out Tuesday August 2, 2021 https://natw.org/
2021 ARRL UHF August 7 and 8th 2021 222 mhz and up distance contest http://www.arrl.org/august-uhf
Beach-to-Beacon CANCELED gone virtual Cape Elizabeth ME http://www.beach2beacon.org/
Hams will provide communicatrions for the annual Beach to Beacon race
in Cape Elizabeth on Saturday August 1, 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 15, 2020 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. with
VE Exams at 9 a.m. walk-ins welcome HAMFEST AND EXAMS CANCELED. Piscataquis
Amateur Radio Club or https://k1pq.club/
2021 Maine - Bike MS: Great
Maine Getaway August 7, 2021 Biddeford, ME Volunteers should
register at https://mssociety.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=559
2021 Great Falls Balloon Festival 2021 CANCELED http://www.greatfallsballoonfestival.org/
International Light House weekend and August 21 and 22nd, 2021. http://ILLW.net
The Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club will once again participate in International Lighthouse/Lightship weekend on 22 and 23 August 2020 at Pemaquid Point Lighthouse in Bristol Maine.
We are usually set up by 8:30am on Saturday, leave for the day around 5pm and return again on Sunday at the same time.
Usually run two HF radios; 20 and 40m.
We had over 460 contacts last year at the event.
Park fee is $3.00 but they have waived the fee in the past to participating hams.
Sunday August 2021 Cancelled
Pemaquid Beach Sprint Triathlon
Contact:Jose KB1TCD email@example.com
September is National Preparedness Month Ready.gov
Maine Prepares: MEMA
New England ARRL Convention at Marlborough Mass. will be rescheduled to September 10th 11th and 12th 2021.
Location: Marlborough Mass.
Website: New England Convention
2020 September 12 to 19, 2020, Bike Coalition of Maine Postponed 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
BikeMaine: Katahdin Frontier Has Been Moved to September 2021
is with heavy hearts that we announce BikeMaine 2020 will not be taking
place this September. After carefully considering all options and
contingencies, consulting with leaders in our host communities, and
referring to Gov. Janet Mills’ guidelines for hosting events in Maine in
the coming months, it is clear that we cannot operate a ride that is up
to our standards while also safeguarding the health and wellbeing of
our riders, volunteers, staff, and the general population of our host
We are pleased, however, to be able to say that the planned Katahdin Frontier
route from this year will be rescheduled to BikeMaine 2021, September
11-18, featuring the same host communities and routes. We cannot wait to
bring our amazing group of cyclists to one of Maine's most scenic and
rugged regions, provided we can do so in a safe, responsible manner.
2021 September 18, 2021 Windsor Fairgrounds 82 Ridge Road Windsor, ME. CANCELED due to upswing in Covid cases. Website http://www.w1tlc.org Contact Bill Crowley K1NIT 207-512-0312 Talk-in on the link system.
September 11, 2021 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:firstname.lastname@example.org David Lowe
68 High St. Apt 2
with VE Exams September 25, 2021 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
2020 Loon Echo Hike
Trek Saturday, September 19, 2020 loonechotrek
Ham Contact: Gary N1ZNJ email@example.com
Maine QSO Party Contest
Period: 1200 UTC Saturday 26 September to 1200 UTC Sunday 27 September 2020
Saturday 25 September to 1200 UTC Sunday 26 September 2021
Saturday 24 September to 1200 UTC Sunday 25 September 2022
Saturday 23 September to 1200 UTC Sunday 24 September 2023
Saturday 28 September to 1200 UTC Sunday 29 September 2024. http://www.maineqsoparty.com
Tour de Farms date September 14, 2019 http://sites.google.com/site/morrisfarmtrust
England Antique Radio Clubs Antique Radio Show September 25, 2021 from
7:30 a.m. to 1p.m at the Brookline Event Center 32 Procter Hill Road,
Brookline NH 03033 http://www.nearc.net/swapmeetinfo.htm
2021 September 25 and 26, 2021 Lewiston ME http://dempseychallenge.org/ Volunteer sign up starts in July October
Waterford Fall Foliage
Road Race and Chili Festival 11:30 AM October 10, 2021 Check website to make donation.
Near-fest XXVIII October 15 and 16 2021 http://near-fest.com/
Mount Desert Island Marathon Sunday October 17, 2020 Canceled MDI Marathon
SET is scheduled for October 24, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Tri-City ARC Annual Auction
When: Saturday, OCTOBER 31, 2020 Canceled
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: http://www.TriCityArc.com/
Public Contact: Tim Rodgers, KC1TWR
Tri-City Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 552, Groton CT, 06340
Phone: 860-460-7360Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk-in on 146.97 (156.7)
Back! Daylight Savings Time Ends. Sunday November 7, 2021 at
2:00am EDT becomes 1:00am EST
SKYWARN Recognition Day December 5, 2020 ( subject to change ):
Skywarn Recognition Day
December 5, 2020, from 1900z to 0700z
Andy Club Field Day was held at the Poland Spring Inn. Click
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
Updated: Monday August 30, 2021
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