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, May 8th, 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.

 

 

 


Upcoming Events


The Maine 2 Meter FM Simplex Challenge 

Contest Period: Saturday April 3rd, 2021 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Contacts are limited to FM Simplex on the 2 meter band.
Click here for complete rules – and don’t forget there’s a club competition as well

 

2021 Windsor Hamfest

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

 

Pen Bay ARC EXAM SESSION

04/24/2021 | Warren ME 04864-9999
Location: Warren Sanitary District – pre-registration is required
Time: 9:00 AM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)

(1:30PM only) | 04/25/2021 | Warren ME 04864-9999
Location: Warren Sanitary District – pre-registration is required
Time: 9:00 AM (No Walk-ins / Register or Call ahead)

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

2020 VE Session

Tech KC1OJR – Gabriel Zacchai
Tech KC1OJS – Duncan Stewart
Tech KC1OJT – Thomas  Chandel
Gen KC1KUM – Lawrence Emmons
Gen KC1OEU – Roger Wilson
Extra KC1NKU – Edward Nugent
Tech KC1NZA – Donald Nugent
Tech KC1NZB – Kathleen Zwick
Tech KC1NZC – Rene Labranche
Gen KC1MXA – Zachary Stevens
Tech KC1NZD – Richard Caron
Tech KC1NZE – Thomas Sullivan
Tech KC1NZF – Arin Quintel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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