Upcoming Events (click for more)

Date of Event Time Name of Event Organizer/Contact/Notes
Dec 20 5-6:30P ARA Social @ American Legion Pre-meeting social WILL be held at the American Legion on Northern Ave from 5-6:30 PM, but NO MEETING.
Jan 3 6-~7P License Examination Session Brian, w3pdw@earthlink.net, 717-264-6403
Jan 3 ~7-9P ARA Business Meeting
Jan 17 5-6:30P ARA Social @ American Legion Steve, struhariks@gmail.com, 240-818-1248
Jan 17 7-9P ARA Activities Meeting Steve, struhariks@gmail.com, 240-818-1248
Jan 28-29 24 hours Winter Field Day

70cm Repeater For Sale

... asking $200

Steven Feld, WB2GSL, has a complete Kenwood 70 cm repeater for sale; Steven is asking $200.00 for the entire unit, which includes the equipment rack.

Steven purchased this repeater a few years ago at a police auction, but has never actually used/had it on the air. He does say that it seems to be in very good condition.

If you are interested please contact Steven via email at ksf11@verizon.net.

Icom 7610 Transceiver for Sale!

a Great Radio!!

Fellow Amateur Radio operator Ray Adkins has a beautiful Icom 7610 for sale! If you are interested, please contact him directly for further details at N3HYM1@GMAIL.COM.

In his email to the ARA, Ray wrote: I have an Icom 7610 for sale, moving into a condo, can’t have antennas, radio just came back from icom for screen replacement. Original box, manual, Mic, extra goodies.

Click BOLD areas to see pictures of the Icom 7610 Transceiver and Included Accessories

ARA Activities Meeting Cancelled!

Better safe than sorry...

The Antietam Radio Association (ARA) Activities meeting, originally scheduled for November 15, 2022 was recently cancelled due to inclimate weather/hazardous driving conditions. Following that same approach, the pre-meeting social that is usually held before the Activities meeting is also cancelled.

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JFK Ultramarathon Fast Approaching!

The 60th Annual JFK Ultramarathon will be held November 19, 2022; the race will start promptly at 6:30 AM and runs for a duration of 13 hours.

As in many years past, the Antietam Radio Association provides complete communications support during the race. All positions for this year’s race have been filled. For more in-depth reading of all of the details about this major event, visit https://www.jfk50mile.org/details/.

VHF/UHF and HF Antennas for Sale

CX-333 & MFJ-2990

Ray Adkins, N3HYM, recently reached out to ARA Activities Director Steve Struharik, to announce two antennas that he had for sale. He is selling a tri-band VHF/UHF CX-333 antenna and an MFJ-2990 Multiband HF antenna.

If you are interested in either of these items you may contacct Ray directly at n3hym1@gmail.com

A complete description of the antennas follows:

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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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