Field Day Bonus Points

Peter J Stohrer, W1FEA, writes on the NH ARRL Members List:

Hello NH Field Day participants,

A reminder that 100 bonus points is available for sending a radiogram to the Section Manager or Section Emergency Coordinator during the Field Day event. Listed below outlines the information required in the radiogram and can be sent via the Granite State Phone Net at 9p on the 146.94 W1ALE repeater. Also, a 3 hour window will be open Saturday evening June 25th, on the NH ARES HF frequency, 3976 kHz. K1UAF the NH STM will be monitoring for traffic between 7 and 10p.

        7.3.5. Message Origination to Section Manager: 100 bonus points for origination of a formal message to the ARRL Section Manager or Section Emergency Coordinator by your group from its site. You should include the club name, number of participants, Field Day location, and number of ARES operators involved with your station. The message must be transmitted during the Field Day period and a copy of it must be included in your submission in standard ARRL radiogram or no credit will be given. The message must leave or enter the Field Day operation via amateur radio RF.

The Section Manager message is separate from the messages handled in Rule 7.3.6. and may not be claimed for bonus points under that rule. Available to all Classes.

         7.3.6. Message Handling: 10 points for each formal message originated, relayed or received and delivered during the Field Day period, up to a maximum of 100 points (ten messages). Copies of each message must be included with the Field Day report. The message to the ARRL SM or SEC under Rule 7.3.5. does not count towards the total of 10 for this bonus. All messages claimed for bonus points must leave or enter the Field Day operation via amateur radio RF. Available to all Classes.


Pete, W1FEA

ARRL New Hampshire Section
Section Manager: Peter J Stohrer, W1FEA

Second 2022 ARRL Division Town Hall Well-Attended (UPDATED)

The second of three 2022 New England Division Town Hall meeting presentations on June 15 was well attended. Two hundred twenty-four people registered for the call; 140 attended the meeting. 

Director Kemmerer, Vice Director Temples and the division’s four assistant directors presented an update of Board of Director actions as well as recent activities in New England. In addition, the panelists fielded questions on a variety of topics including: the Amateur Radio Emergency Digital Network in New England;  efforts to preserve and grow Amateur Radio; the status of an IT Director hire at ARRL Headquarters; and progress on the new Technician license enhancement.


Town Hall side presentation in PDF format
Town Hall side presentation in PDF format


Maine Section Manager eNews, June 2022

Maine iconPhil Duggan, N1EP, writes on the Maine ARRL Members list:

Hermon Hamfest!

Hermon Hamfest is TOMORROW, Saturday, June 4 at the Hermon High School.  Don’t miss it! Gates open at 0800 and 0730 for tailgaters.  There will be amateur radio exams but you must be registered (no walk-ins). This will be one of the last opportunities to take the Technician Class exam under the current question pool, which expires on June 30. I understand there will be a drone demonstration at the hamfest, as well as cribbage games!

Field Day

Warmer weather is finally here and the opportunities for portable ham radio activities in the great outdoors will be ample. And the mother-of-all outside communications is ARRL Field Day, which is June 25 – 26, 2022!  As Section Manager, I will attempt to visit a couple Field Day sites in the southern part of Maine, as I will be on the way to a family event in Massachusetts that weekend. For Field Day participants, you can earn the 100 point section manager message a number of ways. As long as the message leaves the Field Day site via RF, you can send it to me via Winlink.  Also, on Saturday, Dennis Bosley WA1URS will be taking my messages for me on the Maine Seagull Net on 3.940 MHz at 5:00pm.  Additionally, Maine’s Section Emergency Coordinator, Keith Anoe, KE4UCW,  will be ready to receive either SM messages or SEC messages during the first 15 minutes of each hour on 3.940 MHz, as well as on various nets that weekend. So there will be ample opportunity to get those bonus points!

ARRL Kids Day

Inspire youth with amateur radio on June 18, ARRL Kids Day. Let your children, grandkids, nieces and nephews get on the air with your ham radio station and show them how much fun amateur radio can be. Try and arrange with other hams to have a QSO with them, especially with other kids. You can get more details of Kids Day at

New England Division Town Hall

The second New England Division Town Hall meeting with Director Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC and Vice Director Phil Temples, K9HI, is scheduled for June 15 at 7:30PM via Zoom. You can register for the meeting at this link:

Club Grants & Webinar

Clubs may submit applications for grants that can be used for various ways to enhance their club and amateur radio. More information is available at  Also, ARRL Field Services Manager Mike Walters, W8ZY, has announced another webinar regarding the club grant program:

“We are planning another webinar for the Club Grant Program. This is planned to be a very short update on the program and a question-and-answer session. The schedule is as follows:

Thursday June 9th at 7PM Eastern Time. The video will be on YouTube the next morning. We are planning for a 1-hour event and hope to keep it at that time.

The registration link is”

Thanks For Membership!

Your ARRL membership helps the League to protect and work to expand our amateur radio frequencies and privileges, encourage and assist youth in pursing this great hobby, enhance our Amateur Radio Emergency Service and disaster preparedness activities, offer contesting and other radio sports events, and so much more. Thank you so much for your support and participation!

ARRL Affiliated Club Highlight

The Ellsworth Amateur Wireless Association has a rich history in the Downeast region of Maine. They are an active group routinely organizing fun amateur radio activities for their members and other folk, especially outdoor portable operations. Their club call sign, W1TU, was the call sign  of Charles Ellsworth, who was the radio operator in Newfoundland who received the Titanic’s distress call after it hit an iceberg in the North Atlantic. The club meets on the second Thursday of each month at Meadow View Apartments Phase IV Dining Hall, 25 Tweedie Lane in Ellsworth at 7:00pm. They also usually have a video feed for members to join in via Zoom. The club president is Evie Sargent KA1BRA, VP is Chuck Liebow AC1BS, and Treasurer/Sec is Joan Hildreth W1DLC. The club holds a weekly on-air meeting on the Hull’s Cove Repeater (Bar Harbor) 147.030+ PL 100 at 7:00PM each Wednesday. This is a great bunch of folks. If you live in the greater Ellsworth area, consider joining this fun-loving group of amateurs. BTW, EAWA will be holding field day at the Trenton Elementary School this year.

Contact Section Manager

If you have any questions or issues regarding ARRL, amateur radio, etc, feel free to contact me at



ARRL Maine Section

Section Manager: Philip W Duggan, N1EP


Second New England Division Town Hall, June 15, 2022

Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC Speaking at the Dayton HamventionFred Kemmerer, AB1OC, writes on the New England ARRL Members list:

Hello Everyone,

We are planning our second New England Division Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, June 15th at 7:30 pm ET. All ARRL members in the New England Division are invited to attend. Our planned topics for this meeting include:

+ An ARRL Update – Fred AB1OC and Phil K9HI
+ Updates from our Assistant Directors – Anita AB1QB, Cory KU1U, Dan N0HF, and Rob K1UI
+ Q&A

We are planning 90 minutes for this meeting. Please register via the following link and we’ll send you a link to join our Town Hall Meeting

This is the second of our planned three Town Hall Meetings in 2022. You can view the recording from our last meeting here –

We hope that you will join us on June 15th!

Best and 73,

ARRL New England Division
Director: Fred Kemmerer, AB1OC

Vermont and Maine Section Managers Return for New Terms; ARRL Section Manager Spring Election Results

ARRL logo[Congratulations and a big thanks to returning Section Managers Paul Gayet, AA1SU, of Vermont and Phil Duggan, N1EP, of Maine for their service to the ARRL field organization. Paul and Phil begin their new terms in office on July 1, 2022.]

ARRL Bulletin 16  ARLB016
From ARRL Headquarters 
Newington CT  May 27, 2022
To all radio amateurs

ARLB016 Section Manager Spring Election Results

The results of two Spring Section Manager (SM) elections were determined when the ballots were counted at ARRL Headquarters on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Because no nominations were received by the original nomination deadline of September 10, 2021, it was necessary to re-solicit nominations for Delaware SM. Joseph Grib, KI3B, a resident of Bear, Delaware was appointed Interim Delaware SM in January 2022 until the election could be held. John Ferguson, K3PFW, a resident of Georgetown, received 162 votes and Grib received 96 votes. Ferguson will begin his 18-month term (instead of a 2-year term) as SM on July 1.

In Indiana, Bob Burns, AK9R, received 625 votes, and incumbent Section Manager Jimmy Merry, KC9RPX, received 344 votes. Burns, a resident of Brownsville, will begin his 2-year term on July 1. Merry, a resident of Ellettsville, has served as SM for the past 4 years.

Wisconsin will have a new SM on July 1. Jason Spetz, KC9FXE, a resident of Menomonie, was the sole nominee. Spetz will take the reins of the Section’s Field Organization from Patrick Moretti, KA1RB. Moretti, a resident of Dousman, decided not to run for a new term of office after serving as SM since 2016.

Scott Roberts, KK4ECR, the only nominee for the Northern Florida Section, will become SM on July 1. He has been serving as the Assistant Section Manager and Public Information Coordinator for the Section. He’ll succeed Kevin Bess, KK4BFN, who decided not to run for a new term. Bess, a resident of Edgewater, has been SM since 2018.

The following incumbent Section Managers, who did not face opposition, were declared re-elected and will begin new terms on July 1: Thomas Beebe, W9RY (Illinois); Philip Duggan, N1EP (Maine); David Kidd, KA7OZO (Oregon); James Armstrong, NV6W (Santa Clara Valley), and Paul Gayet, AA1SU (Vermont).

ARRL extends its thanks to all incumbent SMs for their past valued service and congratulations to those who will take office on July 1.