ARRL Field Day results available (full report to soon follow)!          


8/6 (Tues) - ARA Meeting; August 6th,  7PM

8/31-9/2 (Sat-Mon) - Hiram Percy Maxim SPECIAL EVENT sponsored by Antietam Radio Assn!

Hiram Percy Maxim 150th Birthday Anniversary Special Event Station

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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

Just ONE Volunteer Needed!! - Racine Racing Triathlon



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 have one position that still needs to be filled 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, so if you have a few hours on Sunday 8/4/19 please consider volunteering a few hours of your day. Full disclosure: this event takes place at the same time of the Berryville Hamfest.


Sunday, August 4, 2019 - 07:00 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!