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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.

2023 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 went into effect on 19 Apr 2022. Administrative changes (email, address, etc.) do not incur a fee.

Hamfest in 2023?

Do you have extra gear to sell? Are there holes on the shelves in your ham shack that are screaming to be filled? Interested in eyeball QSO's? If you answered yes to any of those questions, Jose, Joe or Giff want to hear from you and get your ideas. Let us know what you think!

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!

2023 Exam Sessions

Congratulations to everyone who earned a license or upgrade at today's session! We're looking forward to hearing you on the air in the near future or on your new bands. Thanks also to all of the VE's: Joe, John, Maury, Mike, Gabe, Karl, John, Martin and Giff. The session wouldn't have been possible withou their support.

The next exam session is at the end of April in Warren. See the chart below for testing time. The address is Warren Sanitary District, 442 Cushing Rd (Route 97), Warren, ME 04864. Map it at: 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.
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
29 Apr 20230900Warren
24 Jun 20230900Whitefield
7 Oct 20230900Warren
30 Dec 20230900Whitefield

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
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 - 13 Feb 2023

- Updated Home Page to current

Next Meeting

The Next Meeting of the Lincoln County radio club will be held on Wednesday 8 Mar 2023 at 1800 (6 PM) via Zoom 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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+13126266799,,88603609868#,,,,*045291# US (Chicago)
+19292056099,,88603609868#,,,,*045291# US (New York)
Dial by your location
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
Meeting ID: 886 0360 9868
Passcode: 045291

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