Upcoming Events (click for more)

Date of Event Time Name of Event Organizer/Contact/Notes
Aug 27 9-11A ARA Breakfast Venue – Hub City Diner – click for more
Sep 2-5 - HPM Special Event – An ARA-sponsored event in honor of Hiram Percy Maxim, co-founder of ARRL Garry (W3GTL), gtlaing@yahoo.com
Sep 6 6P-? License Examination Session Brian, w3pdw@earthlink.net, 717-264-6403
Sep 6 ~7-9P ARA Business Meeting
Sep 17 8A-12P ARA Tailgate-Fest Steve, struhariks@gmail.com, 240-818-1248

2022 HPM Special Event

... in honor of ARRL co-founder Hiram Percy Maxim

September 2 through September 5, 2022 – special event honoring the 153nd Anniversary of the birth of ARRL co-founder, Hiram Percy Maxim.

Special Call Sign W3HPM

Seeking volunteers to help make this year a successful event!

Click here for a copy of the sign-up sheet and suggested script!

We plan on operating 20, 40, and 80 meters on phone, or CW on any band. As is customary, you will keep a log of your contacts to aid in fulfilling the QSL requests. Operate from your home QTH!

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Technician Class Beginning Soon!

Begins September 8, 2022

The National Electronics Museum is sponsoring live classes to help those who are ready to get their first Amateur Radio license, the Technician level license.

The class is live, via Zoom! Registration is required! Email Roland.Anders@comcast.net. Classes:

  • are held Thursday evenings at 6:30P ET
  • will run for three hours each class
  • will be each Thursday for seven weeks, beginning Thursday, September 8, 2022 and ending Thursday, October 20, 2022.
  • the classes are presented at no cost to the student
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Hike Across Maryland

Frederick Amateur Radio Club seeking volunteers

The Mountain Club of Maryland is holding its biennial Hike Across Maryland on May 7, 2022. The Frederick Amatuer Radio Club will provide communications support for the event, staffing checkpoints and relaying hiker progress information.

The hike starts at PenMark Park near Cascade, MD and works south to Harper’s Ferry, WV.

FARC has reached out to the ARA, and offered the opportunity to volunteer alongside them to provide additional support for during the event. If you are eager to volunteer for a very worthwhile cause (or maybe to exercise some new-to-you ham gear you had just purchased at the Great Hagerstown Hamfest, then please read this more detailed flyer about what to expect to learn how you can volunteer click this link.

Starting with EZNEC by KA2C

A Presentation by Nelson Sollenberger

EZNEC is now free, and available for download at https://www.eznec.com/.

Nelson Sollenberger gave a very informative presentation to the membership of the Antietam Radio Association during the March Activities Meeting covering use of EZNEC, specifically related to the HAM Community. He was also kind enough to provide a PDF version of his Powerpoint presenation for use on W3CWC.ORG…..

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Charles Mulligan, N3MVR

SK on January 29, 2022

I am sorry to report the passing of a long time supporter and life-member of the Antietam Radio Association, Charles Mulligan. Charlie (N3MVR) entered the realm of silient key January 29, 2022 at the age of 85. You may read his obituary here

Arrangements for Charles Edward Mulligan Jr. are currently pending. You may follow his obituary for updates.

The Antietam Radio Association extends its deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to Charlie’s entire family. He will be missed greatly.

ARA Winter Dinner

Saturday, January 22 @ 6:00 PM

The Antietam Radio Association (ARA) Winter Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, January 22. We expect approximately 35 participants this year. Friday, January 14 we turned in our final attendance count to the banquet provider, therefore no further reservations can be accepted.

ARA Winter Dinner Event Details:

Saturday January 22, 2022, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Morris Frock American Legion Post 42
405 Northern Ave
Hagerstown, MD 21740

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Amateur Extra Class Available!

Begins January 20

The National Electronics Museum is sponsoring live classes to help those who are vying for highest class license, the Amateur Extra. The class is live, via Zoom. Registration is required.

Classes are held Thursday evenings at 6:30P ET; The classes run for three hours each, and is held over 11 weeks. Classes begin January 20, 2022, and continue through March 31, 2022.

Those wishing to enroll should email Roland.Anders@comcast.net