Welcome to Northern Maine

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 and repeater equipment.

Our club hosts an open weekly radio net on Mondays at 7:00 PM local time on 146.640 MHz. If you would like to act as Net Control for this net, email me and let me know. Download the Net Control Protocol here.

Check out our newsletter,  Feedpoint for the most recent club updates!

Check our Meetings page for up to date information on the monthly meetings!

If you are in the area, please feel free to give us a call on our N1SJV repeaters:

If you missed the Intro to the Maine DMR System or the Advanced DMR Programming online classes, click the images below to view the recordings any time!

Since gatherings are still discouraged and it doesn’t look like they will be back any time soon, I’ve decided to put together some online classes. If any of the topics sound interesting check them off. If there is enough interest I will put together a sign up sheet and get the ball rolling. If you have any questions feel free to contact me (coolman1987us@gmail.com). Again, check any and all topics that you would like to learn more about. You DO NOT have to be a member to join these classes. Click here or on the title above to fill out the form. -kb1zpp

The late, great, radio-telescope, Arecibo.

Photo from NSF Gallery
This aerial view shows the damage at the Arecibo Observatory after one of the main cables holding the receiver broke in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, on December 1, 2020. – The radio telescope in Puerto Rico, which once starred in a James Bond film, collapsed Tuesday when its 900-ton receiver platform fell 450 feet (140 meters) and smashed onto the radio dish below. (Photo by Ricardo ARDUENGO / AFP) (Photo by RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images)

You can download an SJVARA membership application here.

You can also connect withus on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/sjvara

Email:
sjvarafk@gmail.com

Snail Mail:
St John Valley Amateur Radio Association
3191 Aroostook Rd
Eagle Lake, ME 04739

Background photo courtesy of Morgan Mitchell, SJVT.