June 5, 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, June 10th, 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:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8123213023

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: https://www.fcc.gov/universal-licensing-system  It is easy to use by clicking on the New User Registration link.

10/01/2023 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

06/24/2023 | 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


Windsor Hamfest
Saturday September 9th
Location: Windsor Fairgrounds 82 Ridge Rd, Windsor, Me

35th Hermon Hamfest
Saturday June 3rd
Location: Hermon High School 2415 US-2 Hermon, ME 04401

On Air

2023 Field Day
Saturday June 24th – Sunday June 25th
Location: Thomaston Green William King St (behind 358 Main St) Thomaston, Maine
Event setup Time: TBD Saturday
Event Start Time: 2:00 PM Saturday



NWS Gray SKYWARN Weather Spotter Training (Virtual)

For other training in upcoming months, check out the National Weather Service online at
You can contact Donald.Dumont@noaa.gov for additional information on this training.


Maine Telegraph Newsletter

If you have any articles, or want highlight what clubs and individual hams are doing throughout our wonderful state please contact Cory KU1U.








Website always under construction…