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                 Local Hamfests and other Events

Hamfests        Mit flea market list   (NEW updated link to MIT FLEA and a tribute to Steve Finberg w1gsl) Flea Market the Third Sunday, from April to October. 

Note: We will post the dates for the next events as soon as we get them. 

For a complete list of VE Exams in Maine and New Hampshire click here.

2022 February Augusta Hamfest "Boat Anchor Hamfest" at Le Club Calumet.

334 West River Road Augusta, ME  February 12, 2022   

2022 ARRL Maine State Convention and Andyfest Friday  April 1st  and  Saturday  April 2nd,  2022.  Dates for  2023 will be posted here as soon as they are booked.

Tentative schedule Friday Night, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. April 1st and Saturday Morning April 2, 2022 8 a.m. until 12 noon at the Ramada Inn 490 Pleasant Street Lewiston Maine. VE Exams Saturday April 2 at 12:30 p.m.

Near-Fest XXIV

Friday April 29 0900h to Saturday April 30, 2022 1500h 2022, Deerfield, NH

2022 33rd Annual Bangor / Hermon Hamfest June 4, 2021 at Hermon High School, Me 7:30 am for Tailgaters & 8 am for all others.  Special 2022 Hamfest web page  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
Phone: 207-512-0312

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

Near-Fest XXVIII 

Friday October 14th and Saturday October 15th 2022.
0900 Friday through 1500 Saturday
Deerfield Fairgrounds - Deerfield NH



2022 ARRL Winter Kids Day Sunday January 2, 2022.

2022 SPAR Winter Field Day January 29th 1700 UTC(Noon EDT) to January 30st 1700UTC(Noon EDT) Winter Field Day


2022 February 12 2022, Boat Anchor Ham Fest at Le Club Calumet 334 West River Road Augusta, ME

Augusta Maine Boat Anchor Hamfest
Start Date: 02/12/2022
End Date: 02/12/2022
Location: Calumet Club
334 West River Road
Augusta, ME 04330
Sponsor: Augusta Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.70/100 146.52
Public Contact: George Szadis , K1GDI
293 Memorial Drive Winthrop, ME 04364
Phone: 207-377-2182

White Mountain Radio Club Hamfest will not be held this winter, possibly in the summer, watch the club website for information. Contact Greg kb1ezj 603-759-6671


March 5, 2022
Can-Am Sled Dog Race Late Winter Fort Kent, Maine.

New England Antique Radio Club Radio XLIX Sunday March 6, 2022 8 a.m to 4 p.m. 80 Indoor 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

Daylight Saving Time Begins March 13, 2022 2:00 a.m. EST becomes 3:00am EDT Spring Ahead!


2022 ARRL Maine State Convention is April 1st and 2nd 2022 at the Ramada Inn 490 Pleasant St Lewiston ME.

Saturday April 9, 2022 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

No photo description available.


Based on the success of last Fall’s Ham Flea, the Association will be holding two indoor/outdoor events in 2022 vice one large outdoor event as previously announced. The events will be held at Center Ossipee Town Hall and the dates are as follows:

Spring Ham Flea – April 23 from 8:00AM – 2:00PM

Summer Ham Flea – August 20 from 8:00AM – 2:00PM

Members of the Finance Committee will be reaching out for volunteers as these events draw near.

Additional information about these and other upcoming Ham Radio events in the region can be found on the LRRA website at

Go to our welcome page at W1BST.ORG and click on our “contact us” tab at the top. 

Go to our welcome page at W1BST.ORG and click on our “contact us” tab at the top. 

Near-Fest XXIV

Friday April 29 0900h to Saturday April 30, 2022 1500h 2022, Deerfield, NH


MS-Walk Androscoggin County will not gather in person, for details click here.

No event in May 2022, see you in 2023.  Maine Lung Assoc, Cycle the Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH Ham volunteers sign up at Ham contact: Gary  No bike trek in 2022.

 May 20,21,22 2022  

Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference
Augusta Civic Center
May 2022 moved to August 31 and September first.

2022 New England Antique Radio Club  Antique  Radio Show 7:30 to 1 p.m. May 21, 2022 Brookline, NH

Sunday May 15, 2022 Sugarloaf Marathon Race start time 7:00 a.m. Limited capacity. Ham Contact Rick Smith



33rd Annual Hermon Hamfest
June 4, 2022

Special 2022 hamfest webpage

2020 Tour de Cure bycycle trek in Wells and Kennebunk Sunday June 14, 2020 Virtual to benefit the American Diabetes Association, route information at Hams should contact to volunteer.  

2021 ARRL Summer Kid's Day Sunday, June 19th 2020 1800-2359 UTC(2pm to 8pm EDT)

2021 Trek Across Maine Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 18th to 20th 2020 Ham volunteers should sign up at Ham contact Gary n1znj.    Bike Trek Canceled - Gone Virtual

Pottle Hill Run has been discontinued. Thank you for your support over the last 32 years.

2022 ARRL Field Day June 25 and 26th Information Packet is available: Field day information should be released around March first.

2022 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.


2022 Liberty Festival 4th of July

LL Bean 4th of July 10k Run  Going virtual in 2021 see website for details

2021 New England Forest Rally July 30 and 31 2021 New England Forest Rally

2021 Cancelled Maine Lobster Ride & Roll July 20 to July 21, 2019 Camden Snowbowl, Rockland Maine

  Appalachian Trail Golden Packet July 17, 2021 Survey



2021 National Night Out Tuesday August 2, 2021

2021 ARRL UHF August 7 and 8th 2021 222 mhz and up distance contest

2020 Beach-to-Beacon  CANCELED gone virtual Cape Elizabeth ME
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

2021 Maine - Bike MS: Great Maine Getaway August 7, 2021 Biddeford, ME Volunteers should register at

2022 Great Falls Balloon Festival August 19, 20 and 21, 2022

2021 International Light House weekend and August 21 and 22nd, 2021.

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
Bristol, ME
Contact:Jose KB1TCD

Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference
Augusta Civic Center
May 2022 moved to August 31 and September first 2022.


September is National Preparedness Month

Maine Prepares:

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:    

BikeMaine: Katahdin Frontier Has Been Moved to September 2021 then Postponed

It 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 region.
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 Contact Bill Crowley K1NIT 207-512-0312 Talk-in on the link system.

2019 Tour de Farms date September 14, 2019

September 11, 2021 9 a.m. Northwoods Gravel Grind Bike Race with 3 routes. Ham operators wanted.  Event  Website: 

Hams can register at:  and scroll down until you see  "volunteer"
Ham  David Lowe
                                                           68 High St. Apt 2
                                                           Auburn, ME

17TH Annual Alexander Hamfest 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! 

2020 Loon Echo Hike Trek Saturday, September  19, 2020 loonechotrek
Ham Contact: Gary N1ZNJ

Maine QSO Party
Contest Period: 1200 UTC Saturday 26 September to 1200 UTC Sunday 27 September 2020
                                                           1200 UTC Saturday 25 September to 1200 UTC Sunday 26 September 2021
                                                           1200 UTC Saturday 24 September to 1200 UTC Sunday 25 September 2022
                                                           1200 UTC Saturday 23 September to 1200 UTC Sunday 24 September 2023
                                                           1200 UTC Saturday 28 September to 1200 UTC Sunday 29 September 2024

2019 Tour de Farms date September 14, 2019

New 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

2021   2019 Dempsey LogoSeptember 25 and 26, 2021 Lewiston ME  


Waterford Fall Foliage Road Race and Chili Festival 11:30 AM October 10, 2021 Check website to make donation.  Waterford Fall 5K

Near-fest XXVIII October 14 and 15 2022

Mount Desert Island Marathon Sunday October 17, 2020 Canceled MDI Marathon

SET is scheduled for October 9, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 3950 is the frequency.

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

Public Contact: Tim Rodgers, KC1TWR

Tri-City Amateur Radio Club

P.O. Box 552, Groton CT, 06340

Phone: 860-460-7360Email:

Talk-in on 146.97 (156.7)


Fall Back! Daylight Savings Time Ends. Sunday November 7, 2021 at 2:00am EDT becomes 1:00am EST


2021 SKYWARN Recognition Day December 3, 2021 ( subject to change ):

Skywarn Recognition Day
December 3, 2021, from 1900z to 0700z

Past Events

2014 Andy Club Field Day was held at the Poland Spring Inn. Click on for more information on this special web site.

2012 Field Day Results(ARRL Members-only)

Oxford ARES Bike Generator at 2009 Field Day in three parts

Part 1 of 3
Part 2 of 3
Part 3 of 3

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