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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.

2022 Officers:
Jose Douglas; KB1TCD
VIce President: Giff Hammar; K1GAH
Secretary: Joe Devonshire; AB1YO
Tresurer: Damon Leibert; N1LJK

**** New FCC License Fees ***

The new $35.00 FCC license fees go into effect on 19 Apr 2022. If you're thinking about getting a vanity call or changing your call to a new FCC generated one, now is the time to do it! For folks whose calls renew between now and 18 Aug, renew before 19 Apr; you can renew up to 90 days before your license expires.

Updated! Antenna Build

We're going to build a tape measure Yagi antenna at the April meeting. Plans are on the Google drive. Take a look and pull the parts together so you're ready to go. Reach out to John or Joe if you have questions. It will be fun!
Note: Only the second link on the drawing works.

Meeting Topics

Please send meeting training/discussion topics to Joe (AB1YO) or Giff (K1GAH) so we can get them included in the agenda. If you've researched a particular facet of HAM radio or have a presentation you'd like to share, we'd like to know about it. Want to get into Raspberry Pi but don't know where to start? Several of us have them and can cover the basics. Have a favorite antenna design? Tell us about it!

2022 Exam Sessions

The next exam session is in February in conjunction with the Augusta Hamfest. The W1TLC web site has location and time info. See the chart below for testing time.

Please call/email in advance if you want to take the test. We can't accept walk-ins.
Masks are required for examinees who are not fully vaccinated; please no face shields.
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 TimeLocation
30 Apr 20220900Warren
25 Jun 20220900Whitefield
1 Oct 20220900Warren
17 Dec 20220900Whitefield

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

EmComm Vehicle Team

John Oakes; WC1G
John Lawrence W1QS
Giff Hammar; K1GAH
Norm Bosse; W1MKD
Ernie Richards; K1NI
Damon Leibert; N1LJK
Adam Bowen; KC1KTJ
Jose Douglas; KB1TCD

Lincoln Health - Miles Team

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

Website Updates - 4 April 2022

- Updated Front Page to current

Next Meeting

The Next Meeting of the Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club Will be held on Wednesday 9 Feb 2022 at 1800 (6 PM) at the Newcastle Fire Station. If you're not ready to join in person, the link for the Zoom web conference is Zoom conference. These are the details if you have to join manually or the link does not work for you: Meeting ID: 886 0360 9868
Passcode: 045291
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Meeting ID: 886 0360 9868
Passcode: 045291

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