Per unaminous vote, ARA membership agrees that the July Business Meeting (July 7) will be OTA, repeater 146.940, PL 100, June 16, 7PM. Click here for WebEx credentials, or click here to see a timeline.

Used Equipment Seeking New Home


Peter Hughes, N7BMG, is selling the following equipment:

1.  10-15-20 meter 3 element beam. Can't remember brand name but have assembly instructions

  • Disassembled, needs work.
  • Has all resonators and assembled beam.

2.  3 sections of Rohn 35G

  • One top with Rotator mounts and tapered to support below pipe
  • One full normal section
  • One full section drilled to allow tip over
  • One 20' section of Steel pipe suitable. for mounting to rotator and attaching beam antennas
  • Must be disassembled.

3.  One 8ft dish antenna

  • Has one bad panel
  • May or may not have powered mount; I will look
  • Has 4 and 12 GHz head

Cable Xperts extends and expands offer; ARA gets 10% back, you get 10% off!


Until June 30, 2020 July 30, 2020 Cable Xperts will donate 10% of all sales made back to the ARA, plus apply 10% discount to the order!  A win-win! Read the updated article by Steve, WA8EIH, detailing the revised program for more information on how you may take advantage of this great promotion! 


Thoughts about Field Day 2020

small_ARA_Logo.pngDuring the 6/2/2020 business meeting all newly elected officers and directors were installed into their respective positions (click here for a list of the directors and officers). 

A lively debate took place concerning what the club felt was the approrpiate to handle Field Day 2020 -- after much thought, about 2/3 of those checked in determined we would feel better holding Field Day at our home QTH, rather than holding it as a group.

The remaining 1/3 was split between holding a modified, yet traditional Field Day, or had no comment at all. Because of the uncertainty of the Covid-19 coronavirus, we determined the best plan of action was to look at the issue one more time during out next regularly scheduled meeting.


ARA June Business Meeting


Because of the Covid-19 crisis, the Antietam Radio Association monthly business meeting is scheduled for over the air June 2nd, 2020. The meeting will be held on the 146.940 repeater, PL tones 100.0. We are also planning on setting up a Webex meeting for use as a backup and/or extension of the repeater. The meeting begins at 7:00 PM Easter Time. 

When it's time, join the Webex event here.


Host: Karin Christensen

Event number:     199 565 6582

Event password:  tyJDj3Vix63

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 7:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)