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 11th, 2020


Meeting July 11, 2020 at 9AM. Due to Corona
virus, we plan to meet outdoors at Thomaston Green in July, the site of
many past Field Days. Attendees should bring their own seating in
order to maintain adequate physical separation.


Stay tuned to all of your usual sources of club information as bad WX may send us back to the Zoom video app




We will be using ZOOM please sign up before the meeting. 

Zoom meeting for Saturday morning has been set up, please sent an email to Mike Courtenay, KB1DBL for password. Please check your email first to see if you already have info.

Prior to this meeting:
Pen Bay ARC Board meets at 9:00 AM

ARES/RACES-CERT meets at 9:15 AM
Social Time: 10:15 AM – 10:30 AM
Pen Bay Amateur Radio Club: 10:30 AM –

All meetings are held in the Knox County, ME EMA Office at 301 Park St., Rockland, ME.

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 Amateur Radio Club member Don Dupont W1MAP, has become a SK.

Our condolences to his daughters, Anne, Sandra, and whole Dupont family.



Upcoming Events

Pen Bay ARC Ham Exams

April 2020


Sponsor: Pen Bay ARC
Date: Apr. 25, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
Contact: Joseph G. Devonshire
(207) 549-0061
Location: Knox County, ME EMA Office
301 Park St.
Rockland, ME 04841

October 2020

Sponsor: Pen Bay ARC
Date: Oct. 3, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
Contact: Joseph G. Devonshire
(207) 549-0061
Location: Knox County, ME EMA Office
301 Park St.
Rockland, ME 04841

Field Day 2020 is still on for PBARC and we will be back at 24 West St., Rockport, (across from the Market Basket, Route 1 and 90) on Saturday into Sunday morning. Setup will start at 10am and clean up Sunday morning. We will be operational by 2 PM, and anyone is welcome to drop by.

Social distancing is still key for everyone involved, and the site will be spread out farther than usual to facilitate that. Please use common sense and respect personal space.

Masks are required if you are in the communications trailer, and should be worn whenever gathered in groups. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

The plan is to have a set simplex frequency of 146.490 MHz. We hope that if you can’t make it in person you will at least check in to Field Day! If we can’t hear you or you don’t hear us, then at least the membership will have a set meeting place!

Have fun no matter what your Field Day plan is, and we look forward to hearing you on the air.


Maine QSO Party

Contest Website


Here are some upcoming opportunities to get out and interact with fellow hams and other people of
like mind:

ARRL State Convention Ramada Inn Lewiston, ME CANCELLED
Dayton Hamvention Xenia, OH CANCELLED
Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Augusta Civic Center CANCELLED
Bangor Hamfest Hermon High School, Hermon CANCELLED
Windsor Hamfest Windsor Fairgrounds September 12
Seacoast Amateur Radio Flea Market Hampton, NH September 19
Near-Fest XXVII Deerfield, NH October 16 & 17

Northeast HamXposition, ARRL NE Marlborough, MA November 6th – 8th

Congratulations – 2018 Exam session 

Sam (KC1JRB) Technician
Candice (KC1JRD) Technician
Giles (KC1JQW) Technician
Rachel (KC1JQX) Technician
JJ (KC1JQY) Technician
Robin (KC1JQZ) Technician
Troy (KC1KJC) Technician
Walter (AC1EY) Technician, General, Extra
Mike (KC1ILX) General
Robin (KA1HJN)General
Dustin (W1OPR) Extra
Richie (KG1Z) Extra


Congratulations – 2019 Exam session

James (KC1LKK) Technician
Jason (KC1LKL) Technician
Jesse (KC1LKJ) Technician
Dale (KC1LKI) Technician
Kevin (KC1LKM) General
Douglas (KC1LEC) General
William (KC1FHQ) General
Robin (KA1HJN) Extra
William (KC1MAP) Technician
























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