Welcome to the Official web page of the Androscoggin Amateur Radio Clubs' 2018 hamfest and ARRL State Convention. 
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Check back for the next hamfest and convention in 2019. Check this page often for updates.
Thank YOU for attending the 2018 hamfest!

_____________We had a GREAT TIME!!!___________

 
3/30 FRIDAY, March 30, 2018

Ex Board Room / 18 people Conference Room / 30 people Class Room / 60 people Auditorium / 117 people
7 PM RF from finals to Antenna N1BOK Leo NWS - Wx spotter training Nikki Becker, NWS Gray Backup Pwr/Ham Station John Kalotai System Fusion 2 Andy Mill KD2WA

8 PM No Talk NWS - Wx spotter training Nikki Becker, NWS Gray No Talk ARRL FORUM K1KI Tom ARRL New England Director


3/31 SATURDAY, March 31, 2018

Ex Board Room / 18 people Conference Room / 30 people Class Room / 60 people Auditorium / 117 people
9 AM Red Cross- Overview Eric Lynes Disaster Mgr.
ARES MEETING Me. SEC Steve KB1TCE System Fusion 2 Andy Mill KD2WA

10 AM Packet Round Table WD1O Richard Maine Amateur Radio Foundation - BOARD MEETING QCWA MEETING The Doctor Is In W1ZR Joel Hallas

11 AM No Talk No Talk No Talk ARRL FORUM K1KI Tom ARRL New England Director

12:30
VE Team VE TESTING






2018 SEMINAR TALKS

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 2018

7pm, RF from final to Antenna, N1BOK, Leo Langlier, Me. ARES ASEC

Discussion of Transmission lines, Trans Match (auto and manual)and Baluns.

Also talk about Safety

7pm, NWS Skywarn Info, Nikki Becker

7pm, Backup power for your Station, John Kalotai, Owner of Hamsource

He will talk about Batteries, types and size for your home.

7pm, System Fusion 2 - Digital Voice for Amateur Radio, Andy Mill

Andy Mill KD2WA will give overview of amateur digital voice adoption over the last 10 years and take a look at capabilities Yaesu System Fusion brings to the future of our VHF/UHF bands.

8pm, ARRL FORUM: K1KI, Tom Frenaye, ARRL New England Director

Tom will talk about the latest news in the Amateur Radio and ARRL and will have a Questions and Answers Section.

SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2018

9am, Red Cross Overview, Eric Lynes, Disaster Program Manager

A presentation of Red Cross both, from a National and State perspective.

9 am, ARES Leadership Meeting: KB1TCE, Steve Hansen

Steve will conduct a discussion of where ARES is in the state,

9 am, System Fusion 2 - Digital Voice for Amateur Radio, Andy Mill, KD2WA

Andy will give overview of amateur digital voice adoption over the last 10 years and take a look at capabilities Yaesu System Fusion brings to the future of our VHF/UHF bands.

10am, Packet Round Table, WD1O Richard Bates,

Update on where Packet is in Maine. And where infrastructure can be established to expand the network in Maine

10am, Maine Amateur Radio Foundation – BOARD MEETING

10am, QCWA MEETING: W1ZE, BRUCE RANDALL

10am, The Doctor Is In, W1ZR, Joel Hallas, this will be a SKYPE presentation

A Q and A, on anything Amateur Radio. So come with Questions and get Answers.

11am, ARRL FORUM: K1KI, Tom Frenaye, ARRL New England Director

Tom will talk about the latest news in the Amateur Radio and ARRL and will have a Questions and Answers Section.


Exams being given: ARRL Sponsored Exams 12:30 p.m.
Talk-In Freq: 146.610 - pl 88.5
Advance admission fee: $7
At-door admission fee: $8
Table fee: $8
Event Web URL: http://w1npp.org
Public contact name: Jerry Hume
Public contact call sign: K1WTX
Public contact address: PO Box 17 Turner, ME 04282
Public contact phone: 207-225-3886
Public contact email: wxman46@megalink.net
2018 Hamfest at the Ramada Inn 490 Pleasant Street, Lewiston GPS: 44.07804N 70.18033W Google Map Link: http://goo.gl/maps/GTZT1 
Use Maine Turnpike Exit 80(at mile 80) in Lewiston.
Take Alfred Plourde Parkway across Lisbon Street Bridge.
The Ramada Inn Convention Center is on the Left after traffic light at Pleasant Street.

 Ramada Inn Lewiston

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