keeping in touch with friends and family while crossing oceans

Amateur Radio February technical session: ‘Around the World in 780 Days – Winlink’

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ROCKLAND — “Around the World in 780 Days - Winlink” will be presented by Giff Hammar (K1GAH) during Pen Bay Amateur Radio Club’s February technical session, Saturday, Feb. 8, at Knox County Emergency Management Agency (EMA), in Rockland.

“It is about the yacht, trip, equipment and how we used Winlink to keep in touch with friends and family while we were crossing oceans.” said Hammar, a member of the Pen Bay and Lincoln County amateur radio clubs, in a news release.

The Pen Bay Amateur Radio Club, call sign W1PBR, is an amateur (ham) radio club. The mission of the Pen Bay ARC is to bond together radio amateurs in the Midcoast region in order to enhance their personal growth in Amateur Radio and in order to facilitate the growth of Amateur Radio in general.

The technical session, which begins at 11 a.m., is a hands-on/educational time for both amateur radio operators (hams) and non-hams on a wide range of topics. 

The Knox County ARES/RACES-CERT is made up of volunteer Amateur Radio Operators from across Knox County. The team is a joint operation between Knox County EMA and the Penobscot Bay Amateur Radio Club. Team members, like all CERT volunteers, complete the basic CERT training curriculum and can then apply their radio communication skills, equipment and licenses as part of an organized and well equipped communications force to support regional emergency communications needs.

- 9 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. – Board meeting
- 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.– ARES/RACES-CERT meeting
- 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Club meeting
- 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.. – Technical Session

All meetings are open to the public.

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Event Date: 

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Event Location: 

Knox County Emergency Management Agency


301 Park Street
Rockland  Maine
United States