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Next ARA meeting held on Zoom
The next ARA meeting is scheduled for January 19, 2021, and will not be held on the 94 repeater, but instead on Zoom. Please click here to read more about how to prepare. 

Activities

Zoom Meeting Credentials

small_ARA_Logo.pngHow to Attend the Meeting:
You can join the meeting using your computer, smartphone, or even a regular landline phone:

1) The easiest way is simply to click on this link:
https://zoom.us/j/93998431945?pwd=ditYSVkzUW5mZVRBbm1oblFxZWRydz09

2) Download the Zoom app from https://zoom.us/. The basic app offered under "Plans and Pricing" is free.  You can then join the meeting using the Meeting ID and Passcode given below.

3) Call one of the numbers given below on your phone to join the meeting by voice only.

You will need this information:
Meeting ID: 939 9843 1945
Passcode: 583294

Dial by your location
         +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
         +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)

Testing Session

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The ARRL Voluntary Examination Coordinator (VEC) recently scheduled an in-person Amateur Radio License Examination Session for February 2, 2021 at St. John's Lutheran Church. The session begins @ 6:00PM -- doors will open a little before then. 

Date: 
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 18:00

A New Net for New Hams

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Attention all new hams:

A new amateur radio net just for you!

 

Beginning January 7, 2021, the Antietam Radio Association will begin a new 2-meter amateur radio net aimed squarely at the newly licensed amateurs, or those who would like a fun, safe place to practice their amateur radio skills, while helping your fellow amateurs, too. The schedule may change, but currently this net will meet on the:

First and third Thursdays of each month at 20:00 (8PM) local time. On the first Thursday the meeting takes place on the 146.94 repeater, while the third Thursday of the month the net is held on the 147.09 repeater. This allows amateurs to check out the different repeaters, and to test which works best for their particular setup.  

The ARA "nets" page will soon by updaetd with the new net, as well as a few other resources, hopefully be the end of the weekend.  

 

Hiram Percy Maxim Special Event "Results"

Antietam Radio Association sponsored a special event station, W3HPM, from August 30 to September 3, 2020 to honor the 151st birthday of Hiram Percy Maxim.  Hiram Percy Maxim is buried at Rose Hill Cemetary, Hagerstown, MD

States (24) Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin.

ARA Monthly Breakfast

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Covid-19 update!
Status for January 2021 breakfast: Pending
Status for December 2020 breakfast: Cancelled
Status for November 2020 breakfast: Cancelled

The ARA missed all of the breakfasts from March through July: Bob, KD3JK, worked with our regular venue, Railroad Junction, to ensure that we were welcome back as soon as they were ready. The last few breakfasts have been canclelled because of the latest Covid-19 upticks. 

Date: 
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 09:00

ARA October Picnic

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OCTOBER 10, 2020
13:00 (1P ET)
LEITERSBURG RURITAN PARK

NO COST to ARA members/spouses. Non-members shall incur a nominal $5 fee. Please RSVP (required) to: Steve, struhariks@gmail.com and Bill, colli020@gmail.com.

MINI HAMFEST/TAILGATING SESSION ON SITE - bring your hamfest inventory!

 

 

The Antietam Radio Association (ARA) normally sponsors a Christmas Dinner each year, but with the onset of COVID-19 and its related requirements, restrictions, and precautions, as well to help ensure the health and safety of all of its members, the ARA membership did a little soul-searching at the first meeting in September (9/1). During the second meeting (9/15), a motion was placed in front of the membership:

Date: 
Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 13:00 to 19:30