The St. John Valley Amateur Radio Association (N1SJV) is an ARRL recognized amateur “ham” radio club located in Aroostook County, Maine along the Saint John River. In addition to serving the local and international amateur radio community, the SJVARA has been providing communication for emergencies, special community events and other organized activities since 1991.
Here in the St. John Valley winter antenna work and radio communication is considered an extreme sport. One of our most challenging events is the Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Race, which takes place each year in early March. The race requires numerous ham and other community volunteers along with use of the club’s VHF radio equipment.
Our club hosts an open weekly radio net on Mondays at 7:00 PM local time on 146.640 MHz.
If you are in the area, please feel free to give us a call on any of our three N1SJV repeaters:
- 146.640 MHz -600 CTCSS (Encode/Decode): 100.0
Automatic Mode Select (AMS), C4FM digital or conventional FM
Located: Fort Kent, Maine
- 146.715 MHz -600 CTCSS: 100.0
Located: Rocky Mountain (T18-R12), Maine
- 146.790 MHz -600 CTCSS: 77.0 (temporarily offline for repairs)
Located: Eagle Lake, Maine
- EchoLink: N1SJV-L
You can also connect with us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/sjvara