Welcome to the Antietam Radio Association, ARA

It is our hope that you will enjoy your visit to our website and will return often.  The Antietam Radio Association is located in Hagerstown Maryland, and services the "Four State" region of Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Virginia, that is adjacent to Central Maryland.

our basic beliefs

Hiram Percy Maxim believed that the success of the ARRL was due to the fact that the ARRL did what was right for amateur radio and not necessarily for the organization.  That is the philosophy which the Antietam Radio Association tries to follow as well. We are not so brash as to believe that we are the super club, but what ever we do, we like to believe that it will improve the hobby.

about this site

Here is a brief overview of what you will find on our club website. On the Club Information page you will find current information about the Antietam Radio Association club. The ARA sponsors several events and activities during the year. Information about specific sponsored events can be found the Hagerstown Hamfest page and the VE Testing page. Information about current nets and repeaters the club sponsors or supports, can be found on our Nets / Repeaters page. Emergency Preparedness in the "Four State Area" serviced by the Antietam Radio Association as well as local and ARRL regional news can be found on our RACES-ARES-ARRL page. We also provide information on local area activities, local RACES news and club projects, you might event find some pictures of club members taken at ARA events on our Club News & Pictures page. The Amateur Radio Links page provides many links to websites which we hope you will find helpful and informative. Don't forget to come back often and check our Club Event Calendarfor all of the ARA locally sponsored events as well as many regional happenings throughout the year. To access these and many other links, hover over the menu in the upper left of this page.

A Message from the web manager

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Thanks, Tori, AB3BE