Racine Racing Triathlon in Ft. Ritchie, MD



The Ft. Ritchie Triathlon in Ft. Ritchie, MD -- Sunday, Aug 4, 2019

The ARA is providing 2 meter ham radio communications support for the bicycle segment of the race. We currently have a number of volunteers required for the race, but still need four (4) additional volunteers to operate along the country roads using their car mobiles or handie talkie. The ARA has assisted with communications for this event for the last few years, and I have always found it a rewarding experience. Full disclosure: this event takes place at the same time of the Berryville Hamfest.


Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 07:00 to 13:00

Hiram Percy Maxim 150th Birthday Anniversary

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To honor the 150th Birthday of ARRL founder Hiram Percy Maxim, Garry Laing (W3GTL) is coordinating a special event sponsored by the Antietam Radio Association. HPM is buried in Hagerstown, MD at the Rose Hill Cemetary.

Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 13:00 to Monday, September 2, 2019 - 21:00

2019-2020 ARA Election Results

The ARA held its yearly election at the first meeting of May, which was 5/7/19. The newly elected Board of Directors of ARA officers are:

Officers                                                                                     Board of Directors                  

President:      Bob Long, KD3JK               Nelson Sollenberger, KA2C   
Vice President: Herman Niedzielski, K2AVA     Patrick Goodrich, KB3YSV
Treasurer:      Tim Keener, N3VGS             Karin Christensen, KB3GFV
Secretary:      William Collins, K3WJC
Activities:     Currently open


May Monthly Breakfast - 5/25/19


An email from our current and next president, Bob Long:

     Just a quick reminder, the monthly breakfast is this Saturday at the 
     Railroad Junction Restaurant 301 South Burhans Blvd in Hagerstown.

     We like to order about 9 am.  This is a time of good fellowship, so come 
     and join us. 

     Bob KD3JK


Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 08:45 to 10:30

UPDATE! Winlink 2000 Training



The Antietam Amateur Radio Association (ARA) of Hagerstown MD is sponsoring WinLink 2000 Training THIS SATURDAY (MAY 11), 2019. Seats are still available for both ARA and Non-Members; the updated portion of this announcement are in the details:



WhenSaturday May 11 from 9:00 AM-1:00 PM (building opens at 8:30)
Where: St. John's Lutheran Church, Education Building Basement
       141 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown, MD (See Map Link Below)

WinLink 2000 Training Class:
The Antietam Radio Association is sponsoring a hands-on WinLink 2000 (WL2K) Training Class this Saturday May 11, presented by ARRL Maryland-DC Section Emergency Coordinator Jim Montgomery, WB3KAS.  
WinLink 2000 (WL2K) combines radio and Internet connectivity to allow worldwide email-over-radio capability, with the radio transparent to the user. WL2K figures prominently in emergency and contingency communications support:

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 09:00 to 13:00

2019-2020 Upcoming ARA Election

The 2019-2020 Officer elections are slated for the first meeting in May, which this year is May 7th. The folowing nominees are:
OFFICERS:                                   BOARD OF DIRECTORS:       
President:      Bob Long, KD3JK             Nelson Sollenberger, KA2C                             
Vice President: Herman N, K2AVA             Karin Christenson, KB3GFV
Treasurer:      Tim Keener, N3VGS           Pat Goodrich, KB3YSV
Activities Dir: OPEN                        Brian Umbrell, W3PDW (new)
Secretary:      Bill Collins, K3WJC
The elections are coming up at the next meeting, May 7, 2019; we currently have the above members who have been nominated for roles within the ARA. As indicated above, we are missing the position of Activities Director. As before the Hamfest, we're still completely missing competition for the roles of Preseident, VP, Treasurer, and Secretary. There is still time to nominate a fellow member for one of the officerships, or if you're feeling froggy, nominate yourself!