Activities

VHF Contest

I hope that everyone is checking their rigs and antennas to be sure these parts work good! Why? The second full weekend of September. Begins 1800 UTC Saturday and runs through 0259 UTC Monday (September 14-16, 2019).

  • Bands-All authorized frequencies above 50 MHz (6 Meters).

Mode - Any mode, ssb, fm, am, digital ......

Objective: For amateurs in the US and Canada (and their possessions) to work as many amateur stations in as many different 2 degrees x 1 degree Maidenhead grid squares as possible using authorized frequencies above 50 MHz. Stations outside the US & Canada (and their possessions) may only work stations in the US (and its possessions) and Canada.
 

Date: 
Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 14:00 to Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 23:00

Ft. Ritchie Triathlon (Under Review)

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The Ft. Ritchie Triathlon in Ft. Ritchie, MD -- Sunday, Aug 2, 2020

The ARA provides 2 meter ham radio communications support for the bicycle segment of the race. Volunteers operate along the country roads using their car mobiles or handie talkie. The ARA has assisted with communications for this event for the last few years, and I have always found it a rewarding experience; if you have a few hours on Sunday 8/2/2020 please consider volunteering a few hours of your day. Full disclosure: this event takes place at the same time of the Berryville Hamfest. 

 

Date: 
Sunday, August 2, 2020 - 07:00 to 13:00