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Calling all Amateur/Ham Radio Operators in Maine and Northern Massachusetts! ARRL: Maine Section is calling for volunteers!


2016 Tour de Cure of the Kennebunks

This year’s American Diabetes Association bike event, the Tour de Cure, will be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The Start/Finish will be at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm in Wells , Maine.

This will be an all day event. The event will include five different length courses 5K (3 mi), 25K (16 mi), 50K (32 mi), 100K (62 mi) and 100 mile. We are looking for many ham radio operators to man communications at Rest Stops and in SAG vehicles.

Required equipment would be a 2 meter mobile radio. A Hi-Viz safety vest would be beneficial.

For more information or to volunteer please contact Barry Kray, KB1VX at KB1VX@arrl.net.

Yaesu FT-8900R

It is here and all but the antenna hung.  My first rig is a Yaesu FT-8900R which is technically a mobile rig but I am using it as a base for now. It is a quad band radio which covers 2M/70cm/6M/10M. It’s only FM so no SSB.  I will hang a 2M antenna tomorrow and see how it sounds on 2M.  Let the fun begin!

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