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Hiram Percy Maxim 150th Birthday Anniversary

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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.

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

HARC Hike June 8th

The Hagerstown Area Religious Council (HARC) has organized the 2019 HARC hike, which is currently planned for June 8th along the C & O Canal. Stay tuned to this article for more updated information.

Date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 00:15 to 12:30

2019-2020 ARA Election Results

The ARA held its yearly election at the first meeting of May, which was 5/7/19. The newly elected Board of Directors of ARA officers are:

Officers                                                                                     Board of Directors                  

President:      Bob Long, KD3JK               Nelson Sollenberger, KA2C   
Vice President: Herman Niedzielski, K2AVA     Patrick Goodrich, KB3YSV
Treasurer:      Tim Keener, N3VGS             Karin Christensen, KB3GFV
Secretary:      William Collins, K3WJC
Activities:     Currently open

 

Dinner's Over; Now Let's get to Work!

 

The 2018 Antietam Radio Association annual Christmas dinner was held on Saturday, December 15th at the Western Sizzlin' Restaurant in Hagerstown, MD. There were approximately 48 members and guests in attendance during the event, who had their pick of al a carte items, their famous buffet, or both. I, particularly, looked forward to, and later devoured my 24 ounce "Cowboy Cut" T-Bone. Yum!

Before introducing Marty Pittinger (MDC Section Manager), President Bob Long (KD3JK) requested a moment of silence as we recognized several hams who became Silent Keys during 2018.  Marty talked to us about his time during and after hurricanes Maria and Harvey (Summer/Fall 2017), and what we can do to ensure that we are as prepared as possible to assist our own communities when disaster strikes our own regions. 

2018 Christmas Dinner

 

Announcing the 2018 Antietam Radio Association Christmas Dinner !!

We will meet once again this year at the Western Sizzlin' Steakhouse for some good food and fellowship (see details below).  Spouses and guests are welcome.  We expect to have a guest speaker as well, which will be announced closer to the date.