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Amateur Radio News

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

World Amateur Radio Day

The Maine Ham Radio Society is celebrating World Amateur Radio Day on Monday, April 18, 2022 at N1EP QTH, 195 Kansas RD in Milbridge. All are welcome. There will be refreshments on hand. Come operate and get on the air, or just join in on the amateur radio fellowship. This is an all day event.

RFI Teams For Maine

The New England Division of the ARRL is pushing to get Radio Frequency Interference (RFI) Teams setup throughout the six New England states to combat the ever-increasing interference on the amateur radio bands. Some of this RFI comes from us hams, while others are generated by neighbors, power companies, and other sources.

Maine Section Manager Phil Duggan, N1EP, is looking for volunteers to form teams around the state. The ARRL will provide these teams with training. Most of the teams work will likely be handled over the phone with logical troubleshooting methods, but some will require on-scene investigation to sniff out the RFI source. Team members should be technically-orientated and have people skills since they may be dealing with members of the public or utility company representatives. If you want to serve in this capacity, contact N1EP email n1ep@arrl.org

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!