The Pen Bay Amateur Radio Club, call sign W1PBR, is an Amateur (Ham) radio club. The mission of the PenBay 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, October 9th, 2021

The meeting will begin at
9:00 AM as usual. We will be using ZOOM for meeting.

Please send an email to Mike Courtenay, KB1DBL or  Matt Shields, W1RKD for password or 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
The club will meet in person in at the Warren Sanitary District in South Warren,
and at the same time will also meet online via the same Zoom link we have used for all monthly
meetings since the start of the pandemic

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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

September 18

Hope Baptist Church
726 Western Ave, Manchester
Vendor set-up at 7am
Gate opens at 8am


2021 Windsor Hamfest



2021 Dempsey Challenge
September 26th

There will be 12 SAG vehicles and 7 Rest Stops. The
Routes will start in Lewiston and be going through Sabattus and Litchfield this
year, then down through Lisbon into Freeport and Brunswick, back up through Pownal into Auburn.

If you are interested in volunteering please email Cory Golob at



10/02/2021 | Warren ME 04864-9999
Location: Warren Sanitary District – pre-registration is required
Time: 9:00 AM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)

12/18/2021 | Warren ME 04864-9999
Location: Warren Sanitary District – pre-registration is required
Time: 9:00 AM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)

The Exam Fee for 2021 remains at $15.00.  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.
All sessions are by appointment only, no exceptions.  Start time is 9:00 AM for each session.  As of this writing, the FCC has not set a date for the Amateur Radio Fee currently proposed to be $35.00 to start.



Congrats to the following Amateur Radio Operators

2021 VE Session

Tech KC1PED – Russ Clavette
Tech KC1PEE – Angela Hinds
Tech KC1PEF – Braydon Hinds
Gen N1VVH – Robert McFetridge
Tech KC1PEG – Eric Himes
Tech KC1PEH – Bradley Overlock
Gen N1JSD – Christopher Weymouth
Gen KC1OJR – Gabriel Zacchai
Tech KC1PEB – Richard Carr
Extra AC1LF – Heath Harvey
Extra AC1LG – Willliam Kraft
Tech KC1PEC – Gabriel Laverty



















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