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, July 10th, 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, WA1MJS 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.

 

Pen Bay ARC
Special Meeting Notification
Background
The club is moving forward with the 501(C)(3) changeover, and the work of revising the
Constitution and Bylaws to meet IRS regulations is substantially complete. These documents were
prepared with much thought and deliberation by the Board of Directors, as well as many rounds of
review and revision by attorney Dan Pittman of Eaton Peabody, Bangor, Maine.
A final draft of the revised documents was sent in the May newsletter mailing so that club members
may review them. But one final step remains before we may submit our application for 501(C)(3)
status: the Club membership as a whole must vote to adopt the new documents.
Our intention has been to submit our 501(C)(3) application form and to start operating under the
501(C)(3) rules as of July 1. Because of this, it is important that we hold a special meeting to
vote to adopt the documents before July. A vote was taken at the most recent Board meeting on
May 8 to hold a special meeting on June 12.

Meeting Info
The club will meet in person in at the Warren Sanitary District in South Warren on June 12, 2021,
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

(https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81192159075, password
147060).

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


 

2021 33rd Annual Hermon Hamfest

June 5, 2021 |Hermon Mountain Ski Area
441 Newburg Road | Hermon, ME 04401

 

2021 Windsor Hamfest

September 18th | Windsor Fairgrounds
Route 32 | Ridge Road Windsor, ME 04363

 

Pen Bay ARC EXAM SESSION

06/26/2021 | Warren ME 04864-9999
Location: Warren Sanitary District – pre-registration is required
Time: 9:00 AM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)

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: https://www.fcc.gov/universal-licensing-system  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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