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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!

SET Exercise

The SET exercise is set for 24 October 2020 from 0800-1200. We're looking for someone to work the station at the Wiscassett EMA office. The plan is to use as many different methods as possible for getting information from one location to another. There is a high reliance on traffic handling on VHF and HF as well as sending that info via packet and Winlink. See the sidebar for the SET details document. It contains a lot of info for traffic handling and how we're going to test simplex VHF relays.

Solar Cycle 25 has Begun!

NASA just announced that Solar Cycle 25 has begun! We're all looking forward to better HF QSO's.

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 - 15 Oct 2020

- Updated Front Page to current

Next Meeting

The Next Meeting of the Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club Will be held on Wednesday 9 December 2020 at 1800 (6 PM) at the Newcastle Fire Station. Please wear your mask. If you prefer to participate remotely, the dial-in number is 207.494.4475

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