Monthly ARA Events

Regular Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month except July and August (first Tuesday only).  The meetings are held at St. John's Lutheran Church Educational Building, 2nd floor, 141 S. Potomac Street (across from the Library), Hagerstown, MD starting at 7:00 pm.

Pre Meeting Socials (light dinner ordered individually) are held the first Tuesday of each month, 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm at the American Legion, 405 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD.  They precede our meetings at St. John's.

Monthly ARA Breakfasts are held on the fourth Saturday of each month, 9:00 am, at the Railroad Junction Family Restaurant, 301 N. Burhans Blvd, Hagerstown, MD

Upcoming ARA Events

Great Hagerstown Hamfest will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at the Washington County Ag Center, Route 65 S, Hagerstown, MD, 7:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Refreshment stand.  Admission: $7, Vendor tables:  outside under pavilion, $10, inside, $15.

ARRL Field Day will be held from 2:00 pm June 27, 2020 until 2:00 pm June 28, 2020, located behind the Leitersburg Vol Fire Dept.  Come participage with us!

HARC Hike  ARA will provide communications for the annual HARC Hike which starts at Shepardstown and ontinues on the C & O Canal Towpath.  The Date is June 6, 2020.  Herm Niedzielski K2AVA is communications coordinator for ARA.

Ft. Ritchie Triathlon  ARA stands ready to provide communicatins for the Ft. Ritchie Triathlon again this year. More to come as the details are ironed out. Usual start/end times are from 8A till about 12-1P.  Sign up with Garry Laing, W3GTL, to volunteer.

The Hiram Percy Maxim Special Event station(s) will again celebrate HPM's birthday...  Operate from your home QTH and receive contacts from all across the U.S. and Canada.  Sign up with Garry Laing

JFK Ultramarathon  ARA  members will provide communications for the 52nd annual JFK Ultramarathon on Saturday, November 21, 2020 with locations from Boonesboro to the Appalachian Trail then 26 miles on the C & O Canal then on rolling roads to Williamsport, MD.  Take a several hour radio shift to help.  Butch Eigenbrode NI2W can use you as a volunteer.

ARA Christmas Dinner is held each year in mid-December; while our venue for the past few years has been Western Sizzlin' in Hagerstown, we are open to varying it. Let us know if you have any thoughts as to where to hold it in 2020!.

Monthly Breakfast

On the last Saturday of most months the members of the ARA are encouraged to join our monthly breakast at the Railroad Junction Family Restaurant, which is located at 301 S Burhans Blvd., Hagerstown, MD and starts at approximately 9:00 AM.

If you are unable to make the regular ARA meetings, this invitation to breakfast is a perfect opportunity to catch-up with fellow members, and enjoy in the camaradie and fellowship.

Lowe's Preparedness Event

Lowe's Home Improvement Center is hosting the 2020 Washington County Emergency Preparedness event is on the horizon -- We are hoping for a great turnout by all of amateur radio operators, from ARA members and non-members alike.

Lowe's Home Improvement

1500 Wesel Blvd

Hagerstown, MD 21740

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Date: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 11:00 to 14:00