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Piscatiquis River Race


Today was the 44th Annual Kiwanis Piscataquis River Race and you could not have asked for a better spring day.  The Piscatiquis Amateur Radio Club provided the communication check points.

I was Check Point 8 stationed at the Rural Grove Cemetery in Guilford, I was transmitting on my 5W Baofeng UV-5RA Handitalki. Laura was my second set of eyes and Babe the Basset Hound provided entertainment.

There were a total of 63 boats including the sweep boat.

Come One! Come All!


It’s almost that time a year again… HamFest time, so mark your calendars!  What you haven’t heard of HamFest, it’s the next best thing since sliced bread!  Okay this is what it is: ” a hamfest is a meeting of people interested in Amateur Radio. Hamfests offer exhibits, forums, and flea-markets for Amateur Radio operators or “hams.” (ARRL.org) 

What happens…well besides finding radio equipment…there are events to introduce the public to Ham Radio and even get on the air.  You can also take your Technician, General or Extra Class License Exam at a HamFest!   Mark your calendar’s for Saturday 6 August 2016 and join the PARC at the Kiwanis building in Milo Maine.

Photo Credit: PARC/K1PQ
Photo Credit: PARC/K1PQ