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.