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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.
Although the band was long and we only worked ground-wave stations and one station from NJ, it was fun, indeed. Notable is that those with verticals reported better reception of my signal emitted from my loop antenna.
We had 14 check-ins for the special 10 meter groundwave net held Feb 20, 2021 on 28.410 Mhz. Stations from New Brunswick, Canada to the Ellsworth/MDI area could be heard from the W1KMG/N1EP shack in Milbridge. Stations logged were:
Others who participated included VE9MTB and WA1ZJL
2021 schedule will be dependent upon the COVID-19 status.
We conducted a VE Test Session Mar 22, 2021 and had one applicant show up. He successfully upgraded to Extra Class.