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Welcome to ARC Lincoln County, Maine

Welcome to the Home of the Lincoln County Amateur Radio Group based in Lincoln County on the coast of Maine. Founded in the early 1990's, the group is realizing a renewed interest in the area. The purpose of the group is to promote all aspects of the hobby of Amateur Radio through member and public education, to train and prepare local operators for both emergency and non-emergency events, to support the Lincoln County EMA and to encourage and assist our fellow amateur radio operators and associated organizations.
Membership is welcomed to all radio amateurs as well as anyone with an interest in Amateur Radio.

2020 Officers:
President: Jose Douglas; KB1TCD
VIce President: Giff Hammar; K1GAH
Secretary: Joe Devonshire; AB1YO
Tresurer: Ed Wynne; N1WY

Amateur Radio License Plates

The Maine Amateur Radio Foundation (web site) is working hard to get HAM radio license tags. In order to do that, we need your help. For the initial run, we need 2000 tags and then another 2000 the second and follow-on years (minimum 4000 including renewals). The form to order the tag is available here. Download the form, talk it up and send it around!

2m Simplex Contest!

The wireless society of Southern Maine is sponsoring a 2m Simplex Contest on 3 Apr 2021 from 1200-1600 local. Join us for some fun operating. Find all of the details on the Simplex Challenge page. Hope to see you on the air!

Exam Session

The next exam sessions are on for 24 and 25 Apr 2021. We'll be holding it at the Warren Sanitary District again. The address is Warren Sanitary District, 442 Cushing Rd (Route 97), Warren, ME 04864. Map it at: https://goo.gl/maps/eVQLyhEfPJeNERQu8. If you haven't been there before, turn left at what looks like the farm. There is a small sign on the west side of Rt-97 at the turn.


Please call/email in advance if you want to take the test. We can't accept walk-ins.
Masks are required; please no face shields.
For 2021, all Exam Candidates must register with the FCC for an FRN number before the test session. The FCC site: New User Registration (click on New User Registration hyperlink). Registration takes about five minutes.
You must have an email address associated with your FRN so you can receive the license. The FCC no longer mails paper copies of your license.
See the table below for specific times.
The cost is $15, cash or check.
To register, contact Joe Devonshire, AB1YO (trainbee at aol dot com) or by phone: 207.549.0061. You will receive a confirmation email.
 

Session DateSession Time
24 Apr 20210900 and 1030
25 Apr 20211330
26 Jun 20210900 and 1030
2 Oct 20210900 and 1030
18 Dec 20210900 and 1030

Good luck!

Lincoln County Information and Emergency Net

The Lincoln County Information and Emergency Net meets every Monday evening at 7pm on the 146.985 repeater, PL 136.5. The purpose of the net is to handle Communications Traffic into, out of and around the state of Maine and throughout the Lincoln County area when needed, as well as a means to offer a means of sharing amateur radio information.
All Radio Amateurs are welcome to check-in.

Project Team Members

EOC Station Team

Karl Richards; K1KSR
John Oakes; WC1G
Ernie Richards; K1NI
Bill Clark; KA1DAX

EmComm Vehicle Team

John Oakes; WC1G
John Lawrence W1QS
Ed Wynne; N1WY
Giff Hammar; K1GAH
Norm Bosse; W1MKD
Ernie Richards; K1NI
Bill Clark; KA1DAX

Lincoln Health - Miles Team

Casey Stevens; KC1GOT
Joe Devonshire; AB1YO
Mark Potter; W1AUX
Ernie Richards; K1NI

Website Updates - 25 Mar 2021

- Updated Front Page to current

Next Meeting

The Next Meeting of the Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club Will be held on Wednesday 14 Apr 2021 at 1800 (6 PM) on FreeConferenceCall.com. The link is https://join.freeconferencecall.com/kb1tcd and the access code is 4818607#. If you're dialing in, the US dial-in number is: (602) 580-9505, the meeting ID is kb1tcd and the access code is 4818607#. If you have trouble connecting, you can text 'Call Me' to (602) 580-9505 and the conferencing service will call you back. Take a few minutes to download and install the software today.

Stay tuned for upcoming hands-on sessions for Winlink point-to-point and BBS.