December 7, 2023

The Pen Bay Amateur Radio Club, call sign W1PBR, is an Amateur (Ham) radio club. The mission of the Pen Bay ARC is to bond together Radio Amateurs in the Mid-Coast region in order to enhance their personal growth in Amateur Radio and in order to facilitate the growth of Amateur Radio in general.



As always, all Pen Bay Amateur Radio Club meetings are open to anyone interested in Amateur (Ham) Radio. Please join us at our next meeting and check us out.

Our next Pen Bay Amateur Radio Club meeting is on:

Saturday, December 9th, 2023


Please fill out our Tech Session Questionnaire


Knox County, Maine ARES/RACES-CERT meetings begin at 9:30AM.

Pen Bay Amateur Radio Club meetings begin at 10:30AM.

Meetings will be held at the Knox County EMA, 301 Park St. Rockland.

Join the meeting via Zoom:

Please send an email to Matt Shields, W1RKD for help.

Any necessary winter/storm/weather related cancellation notices will be given on our 8PM Chimes Net the day before any meeting is scheduled to be held.

Meeting Info

All club members are strongly encouraged to attend in whichever format they are most
comfortable so that we have as large a quorum as possible, but in-person attendance is recommended
and space is available to allow for substantial physical distance between attendees.




Upcoming Events


All exam candidates must register for a FRN number with the FCC.  The following link will guide them to the website:  It is easy to use by clicking on the New User Registration link.

TBA Warren ME 04864
Sponsor: PBARC
Location: Warren Sanitary District – pre-registration is required
Time: 9:00 AM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)
Learn More

12/30/2023 | Whitefield ME 04353
Sponsor: LCARC
Location: Whitefield Fire and Rescue CALL AHEAD
Time: 9:00 AM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)
Learn More


On Air



Maine is the only state that doesn’t have legislation for amateur call signs on motor vehicle plates.  We have legislative support to change this and are looking for people to register their support.  The website is


NWS Gray SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training (Virtual)

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You can contact for additional information on this training.




Maine Telegraph Newsletter

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