Upcoming Events (click for more)

Date of Event Time Name of Event Organizer/Contact/Notes
Aug 15 5-6:30P ARA Social @ Am. Legion Steve, struhariks@gmail.com, 240-818-1248 – please note there is no official meeting after the social.
Aug 26 9-11A ARA Monthly Breakfast Hub City Diner at 190 Railway Lane. Reservations under “Radio Club.”
Sep 5 6-~7P License Examination Session Brian, w3pdw@earthlink.net, 717-264-6403
Sep 5 7-9P ARA Business Meeting First of two meetings in September
Sep 9 8A-~12P ARA Tailgate-Fest Steve, struhariks@gmail.com, 240-818-1248
Sep 19 5:30-6:30P ARA Pre-Meeting Social Steve, struhariks@gmail.com, 240-818-1248
Sep 19 7-9P ARA Activities Meeting Second of two meetings in September

TailgateFest 2023

takes place on September 9, 2023

View/Download 2023 Tailgate Fest flyer

The Antietam Radio Association is bringing back the fall Tailgatefest this year, which is a great opportunity for members (and non-members alike) to find that niche piece of equipment they’ve been looking for, or to pass along their own equipment once it has served its purpose in their shack.

The event takes place at the Maugansville Bible Brethren Church in Maugansville, MD – just off of I-81.

View and/or Download the recently completed and posted flyer!

2023 Great Hagerstown Hamfest

... a summary

By all accounts, this season’s ARA hamfest was very successful; as we were selling tickets to the event, I noticed that the parking lot was almost completely full. Not just some of the time, but almost all of the day!

As the forums were drawing to a close, and the auction began, it too seemed to be relatively successful.

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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.

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/.

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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