If anyone took pictures during the 2019 Great Hagerstown Hamfest, the Winlink 2000 training event, or any other ARA event, please email them to with the subject line of "ARA Photos". We will soon have a place within the site for you to upload your photos, as well as cloud-based photo storage.

2018 Technican License Class

Our 2018 Technician's Licensing Class will run from Friday April 20 through Sunday April 22 at the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Pre-registration is required by March 16 if registering by mail or March 20 if you prefer to do so in person. You can download the registration form here.

The fee for the class is $30 for adults or $15 for those 18 and under and includes a copy of Gordon West's Technician License Manual as well as refreshments during the class.

Ham Radio in Scouting Opportunities during 2018 in Franklin County, PA

What: Ham radio experiences for Boy Scouts at 6 weeks of 2018 summer camp: Radio merit badge, Radio Direction Finding, 3 rd party radio operation, VE Session. Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) camporee, with Radio merit badge, another STEM related merit badge, Radio Direction Finding, 3 rd party radio operation, Ham-in- a-Day class, VE session.

6-Meter loop antenna presentation

As promised, here is the presentation I presented at the Jan 16 club meeting.  I put up an adobe PDF file as well as the Powerpoint file.  I also started a forum thread if people want to share ideas.   If you want to build one, the dimensions in the presentation under "wires" are a good place to start for a free space ant.  Thanks for attending even though the wx was not so good.

Download here:  PDF and PPT

Pre-Meeting Social

What:  Food and Drink before ARA meeting

           Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages available.
           Full menu available, plus Tuesday specials
           Pay for your own tab


Where:   American Legion Morris Frock Post 42
              405 Northern Ave, Hagerstown  (see attached map)

              Enter the main entrance (press doorbell if it's locked)

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 17:00 to 18:30