The Ft. Ritchie Triathlon in Ft. Ritchie, MD -- Sunday, Aug 4, 2019
The ARA is providing 2 meter ham radio communications support for the bicycle segment of the race. We currently have a number of volunteers required for the race, but still need four (4) additional volunteers to 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. Full disclosure: this event takes place at the same time of the Berryville Hamfest.
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 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
An email from our current and next president, Bob Long:
Just a quick reminder, the monthly breakfast is this Saturday at the
Railroad Junction Restaurant 301 South Burhans Blvd in Hagerstown.
We like to order about 9 am. This is a time of good fellowship, so come
and join us.
The Antietam Amateur Radio Association (ARA) of Hagerstown MD is sponsoring WinLink 2000 Training THIS SATURDAY (MAY 11), 2019. Seats are still available for both ARA and Non-Members; the updated portion of this announcement are in the details:
WinLink 2000 Training Class:
The Antietam Radio Association is sponsoring a hands-on WinLink 2000 (WL2K) Training Class this Saturday May 11, presented by ARRL Maryland-DC Section Emergency Coordinator Jim Montgomery, WB3KAS. WinLink 2000 (WL2K) combines radio and Internet connectivity to allow worldwide email-over-radio capability, with the radio transparent to the user. WL2K figures prominently in emergency and contingency communications support:
OFFICERS: BOARD OF DIRECTORS: President: Bob Long, KD3JK Nelson Sollenberger, KA2C Vice President: Herman N, K2AVA Karin Christenson, KB3GFV Treasurer: Tim Keener, N3VGS Pat Goodrich, KB3YSV Activities Dir: OPEN Brian Umbrell, W3PDW (new) Secretary: Bill Collins, K3WJC