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Maine Ham Radio Society


Ham Radio Exams

Sponsored by Poverty Hill Amateur Radio Group

PHARG is dedicated to promoting the educational, scientific, and operating aspects of the amateur radio service in Downeast Maine. The group was formed in memory of Bob Begley W1KMG, who resided in Hancock, Maine, and was an elmer to many new hams in the region. PHARG now holds the W1KMG call and periodically conducts operating events, and routinely conducts Volunteer Examinations to bring new people into the ham radio community.

Bob Begley W1KMG - silent key

Ham Radio Test Schedule

An exam session was held in Milbridge on April 9, 2022 and 6 applicants successfully passed their examinations. Congrats to them! There will likely be an exam session in Ellworth area in May and details will be published ASAP. The Hermon Hamfest will be on Saturday June 4 where the Pine State ARC will conduct examinations. Check n1me.com for more details.

There are groups who give on-line testing. Make sure you have decent broadband Internet, and know how to operate your own computer, and smartphones, especially when it comes to the webcams. Check out hamradioprep.com