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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.

The event is planned from 1 PM EDT August 31 - 8 PM EDT September 2 on the following bands: 20m, 40m, and 75m

The above bands are not set in stone, and may change depending on band conditions. Hiram Maxim's actual birth date is September 2, 1869.

Volunteer operators choose a 2 hour block (from the table, below), operate from their home QTH (no traveling), and keep a log of contacts.  Respondents who make verified contacts and send in a SASE will receive a special event QSL card. This is a great opportunity for ARA to hold a real special Special Event Station.  

If you are registered with W3CWC.ORG, you may also leave a comment indicating your availability to volunteer and you will receive a return email verifying receipt of your comment. This is one of the first times the comments have been opened for such utilization, but we are hoping it may help with getting things moving. If you are not yet registered, then you can email Garry directly ( 

We are hoping to obtain a second club call for this special event, as well as other events in which the club may participate. Please take note that this is Labor Day weekend, so volunteer accordingly, but please volunteer. Should be a fun activity for you to be an operator.

Time Slots available for HPM Special event

Sat Aug 31

1pm-3pm ET_______________________
3pm-5pm ET_______________________
5pm-7pm ET  K3WJC (Bill)         
7pm + ET? _______________________

Sun Sept 1

1pm-3pm ET______________________
3pm-5pm ET______________________
5pm-7pm ET______________________

Mon Sept 2

1pm-3pm ET_______________________
3pm-5pm ET_______________________
5pm-7pm ET  W3PDW (Brian, pending)
7pm + ET? _______________________



Saturday, August 31, 2019 - 13:00 to Monday, September 2, 2019 - 21:00