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QST! QST! QST! de KC1FLG.  QST! CQ! QST! I will be activating NP01 (Acadia National Park) tomorrow (Sunday) roughly between 9AM to 3PM EST. I will be on Portable (my handitalki or HT) using 5W (QRP). I will be on these VHF/UHF frequencies (as I’m only a Technician Class): 146.52MHz, 146.58MHz, 147.57MHz, 446.00MHz, and 446.50MHz. Hope to make some QSOs…if I do hear you please understand I am hard of hearing so I may ask you to repeat your Call Sign a few times. Also I am awaiting LOTW to issue me a new certificate as I have a new computer and it won’t allow the old certificate to be used so any QSOs will be uploaded as soon as I get that. de KC1FLG

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A Ham’s favorite time of year is coming…very quickly! On behalf of the Piscatacquis Amateur Radio Club and Amateur Radio Operators everywhere I warmly invite you to join us for a weekend filled of fun and experimentation!


Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club to Participate in National Emergency Communications Test June 25 and 26
Amateur Radio “Field Day” June 25 – 26 Demonstrates Science, Skill, and Service. Members of the Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club (PARC) will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise, June 25 – 26 at Stickney Hill, Brownville, Maine. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary ham radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science and skill of Amateur Radio. This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For over 100 years, Amateur Radio — sometimes called ham radio — has allowed people from all walks of life to experiment with electronics and communications techniques, as well as provide a free public service to their communities during a disaster, all without needing a cell phone or the Internet. Field Day demonstrates ham radio’s ability to work reliably under any conditions from almost any location and create an independent communications network. Over 35,000 people from thousands of locations participated in Field Day in 2015. “It’s easy for anyone to pick up a computer or smartphone, connect to the Internet and communicate, with no knowledge of how the devices function or connect to each other,” said Sean Kutzko of the American Radio Relay League, the national association for Amateur Radio. “But if there’s an interruption of service or you’re out of range of a cell tower, you have no way to communicate. Ham radio functions completely independent of the Internet or cell phone infrastructure, can interface with tablets or smartphones, and can be set up almost anywhere in minutes. That’s the beauty of Amateur Radio during a communications outage.” “Hams can literally throw a wire in a tree for an antenna, connect it to a battery-powered transmitter and communicate halfway around the world,” Kutzko added. “Hams do this by using a layer of Earth’s atmosphere as a sort of mirror for radio waves. In today’s electronic do-it-yourself (DIY) environment, ham radio remains one of the best ways for people to learn about electronics, physics, meteorology, and numerous other scientific disciplines, and is a huge asset to any community during disasters if the standard communication infrastructure goes down.” Anyone may become a licensed Amateur Radio operator. There are over 725,000 licensed hams in the United States, as young as 5 and as old as 100. And with clubs such as the Piscataquis Amateur Radio Club, it’s easy for anybody to get involved right here in Piscataquis County. For more information about Field Day, contact Bill Welsh, Amateur Radio Call Sign KB1WEA at 207 717-7838 or visit https://www.facebook.com/parcradio/.



Well it is official…I was just notified today that I am an official member of ARES, Maine District 4: Piscataquis County, by my county coordinator.

What’s that you say?! What is ARES?

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)

From the ARRL “Public Service Communications Manual”
Chapter One: Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES)
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in the ARES.

The Rocket’s Red Glare

My beautiful bride and I spent the evening of the 4th of July in Bar Harbor, Maine where we watched a very beautiful fireworks presentation. All fitting for the celebration of our nations 239th year and the eve of our first wedding anniversary! Take a look at just some of the pictures I took from the approximately 45 minute show.

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Grumbling Owl


No internet makes me grumble.  I pay for it and I expect it to work…guess that’s to logical!

GRRRR FairPoint Communication! Still no internet…no ETA as to when it will be fixed. Been 24 hours now. GRUMBLE! They are on strike too which makes matters worse.  Grumbling…

Notary Public

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Proud Member of National  Notary Association
Very Proud Member

I’ve been a Notary Public off and on for 15 years now.  What is a Notary Public you ask, well according to the Secretary of State of Maine it is: Notary  Public is an ancient office dating back before the Roman Empire. American pioneer history is replete with examples of notarial assistance. Among them: the processing of land or mining claims, the authentication of public or private documents, and the reading and writing of general correspondence. Since that time, the official duties and significance of American Notaries Public have expanded considerably, largely through statutes enacted by the states. More than simply a scrivener, the Notary Public of today acts as a liaison between the government and its citizens; facilitating the authorization of numerous important transactions.

Today in Maine, the need for notarial services is cited throughout Maine law. Notaries Public have duties and responsibilities that confer upon them the trust and faith of the public. Notaries Public are authorized to perform certain official duties that are critical to those who need them. The primary duty is to formally witness transactions involving paper documents.

Maine Notaries like those in Florida and South Carolina, can officiate at wedding ceremonies. Once commissioned as a Notary Public, it is the responsibility of the Notary Public to maintain a level of education appropriate for conducting notarial duties. The Secretary of State encourages Notaries to attend workshops on a yearly basis to remain current and avoid conducting inappropriate or flawed notarizations.


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