The PAWA has a number of activities for it's members.
Contesting and Operating
Using the newly restored club station (located
at the Legion Hall in South Portland), members can use the club facilities to get operating time on HF.
can get the experience of operating an HF radio station under less than ideal conditions. Our Field Day effort takes place at
Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. Field Day is an activity that looks toward contacting as many stations as possible in
a 24 hour period. Field Day occurs annually on the last full weekend in June.
On the third Saturday in April,
the PAWA puts on a hamfest at the Legion Hall in South Portland.
The PAWA sponsors ARRL VEC licensing exams
for all classes of licenses four times a year in January, April, July and October at the Legion Hall in South Portland.
Programs to educate members about amateur radio at the regular meetings (September through June).
Emergency Communications, Operating Procedures, Skywarn Weather Spotter Training (presented by the National Weather Service), Building
Projects and Technical Topics.
Public Service Events
The PAWA participates in public service events to provide communications
for charities such as the MS Walk in Scarborough (in late April) and the March of Dimes March for Babies (in early May). Participating
in public service events benefits the charities, puts amateur radio in a positive light with the public as well as allowig amateurs
to hone their emergency communications skills.
Special Event Stations
The PAWA puts on special event stations to comemorate
significant events held in the greater Portland area allowing stations worldwide to receive a QSL card or certificate from an amateur
radio station operating at the event.
The PAWA provides club projects to instruct club members in building
various projects such as antennas, attaching connectors and kit building. We also have projects to repair or restore club
equipment that involve club members helping to instruct members on how equipment works and how it is assembled.
PAWA Centennial Special Events Station & BBQ
Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014
Time: 0900 - 1900 Local
Turkey Hill Farm, Cape Elizabeth
Schedule: 0900 - 1100 Station and antenna set up
- 1500 Special Events Station operation
1500 - 1700 Station and antenna tear down
1700 - 1800 Annual PAWA "Welcome Back" BBQ
1800 - 1900 September PAWA meeting
Suggested frequencies: 14.250 MHz
(plus or minus 20 kHz)
146.73 (-) (100.0 Hz CTCSS)
We need a set up crew from 0900 to 1100, operators for the station from 1100 to 1500, hungry
members for the BBQ at 1700 and members for the meeting.
The BBQ is free for PAWA members and $ 10.00 for non PAWA members.
BBQ attendees are asked to bring a side dish to share.
If you are planning to attend, notify Bryce, K1GAX by email to firstname.lastname@example.org