UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS AND/OR ACTIVITIES December 14, 2019 -- ARA Christmas Dinner! 5:30-? More coming soon! November 2019 - JFK 50 Mile Ultramarathon Communications October 26, 2019 - Alsatia Mummer's Parade Communications October 19, 2019 - WinLink 2000 Training Class -- Seats still available (membership not required!) September 28, 2019 - Emergency Preparedness, 10A-2P 1800 UTC 9/14/19 - 0259 UTC 9/16/19: VHF Contest 9/4 Antietam Radio Association Pre-meeting Social, 5:30P 9/4 Antietam Radio Association meeting, 7P 8/31-9/2 (Sat-Mon) - Hiram Percy Maxim SPECIAL EVENT sponsored by Antietam Radio Assn!
After (hopefully) a relaxing summer, the ARA has returned to a two meeting per month schedule. Please join us for the activities meeting this coming Tuesday, when Steve will explain the statisical stats of Field Day 2019.
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.
Lowe's Home Improvement Center is hosting the 2019 Washington County Emergency Preparedness event -- We are hoping for a great turnout by all of amateur radio operators, from ARA members and non-members alike.