MAINE SECTION - Amateur Radio Relay League

  • Plans for a replacement hamfest are in the works. The Manchester Hamfest will be held on Saturday, September 18 from 8 AM to 1 PM at the Hope Baptist Church, 726 Western Ave, Manchester (1.6 miles from I-95 Exit 109B) located on Rt 202. Admission will be $5.

  • Bill Crowley K1NIT announced on 8/20 on the Seagull Net that Windsor Hamfest scheduled for 9/18 was cancelled due to the rise in COVID19.

  • The Billerica Amateur Radio Society, along with the Hampden County Radio Association in Springfield, will be commemorating WBZ's 100th anniversary by conducting a special operating event starting at 1300z/9:00 am EDT September 17 and ending at 0400z/12 am EDT on September 19. Amateurs using the callsigns W1W, W1B, W1Z, and WB1Z will make two-way contact with other amateurs across all bands on SSB, AM, CW, and digital modes. A special QSL card will be sent to anyone who contacts one or more of the special event stations and sends a card accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. A historical sheet will also be available for download. If you or someone you know might be interested in operating one of the special stations, please contact Larry Krainson, W1AST, at [email protected] Seeking New England operators only at this time. More information on this event at