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Amateur Radio News

Today is Tuesday. Here is the latest ham radio news Downeast Maine:

Boat Anchor Hamfest

The Boat Anchor Hamfest will be a great place to buy, sell, swap used and new ham radio gear and other items. It is also a fantastic opportunity to meet your fellow hams in person and break the winter blues with some socializing and fun. It will be held Saturday, February 10 from 8am until noon at the Club Calumet, 334 W River RD, Augusta, ME. Entrance fee is $10.00. VE exams will be held at 9:30am. VE Team Liaison is Joseph G. Devonshire, AB1YO email trainbee@aol.com. Hamfest coordinator is George Szadis, K1GDI. Food and refreshments will be available.

Technician Level Instruction/Study

For 5 days in March N1EP will conduct Technician Level Study Sessions/Instruction via Zoom. This will not be a complete class, just an opportunity for you to get some extra help on the harder topics. The sessions will be on March 13, 15, 20, 22, and 27 at 7PM. You must contact n1ep@yahoo.com to register.

Symposium 2024!

Mark Saturday, April 27, 2024 on your calendar and DO NOT miss Ham Radio Symposium 2024, sponsored by the Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association. It will be from noon until 4PM and will include talks and presentations on Morse Code (afterall, it is Samuel Morse's birthday!), the Maine Seagull Net in her 85th year, Go-Kits, and more! Location is at Meadow View Apartments Phase IV Dining Hall, 25 Tweedie Lane, Ellsworth, Maine.

Mentors For Ham Radio

N1EP is also looking for hams willing to serve as mentors, or Elmers, to people needing help becoming hams, or licensed hams needing assistance getting on the air. Elmers' names, Calls, and region of Maine will be listed on the Elmer web site, but their contact info will not be listed. Instead, visitors to the web page will contact N1EP, and he will refer them to the appropriate mentor. Email n1ep@arrl.org if you can be an Elmer!