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If anyone took pictures during the 2019 Great Hagerstown Hamfest, the Winlink 2000 training event, or any other ARA event, please email them to colli020@gmail.com 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.

VE Testing Session

What to Bring:

1.  A legal photo ID (driver’s license, passport)

      2.  If no photo ID is available, two forms of identification:
           a. non-photo ID/driver's license (some states still have them)
           b. birth certificate (must have the appropriate seal)
           c. social security card
           d. library card
           e. utility bill, bank statement or other business correspondence that
               specifically names the person; or a postmarked envelope addressed
               to the person at his or her current mailing address as it appears on
               the Form 605.

Date: 
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 - 18:00 to 19:00

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)

Date: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 17:00 to 18:30

Presentation: Solar and Modern Power Systems for Ham Radio

Guest speaker - Bob Bruninga, WB4APR

The technology of power systems has changed drastically in the last decade, yet most ham's concepts of shack power, field power, emergency power and renewable power are woefully out of date. Did you know you can use a modern loaptop power supply on anything from 100 to 240 VAC OR 150 to 330 VDC? It can provide up to 6 amps for portable operation and take only 10% the size and weight of older power supplies. Also Home Solar has come of age. Payback is now in under 5 years and then you get free power for LIFE!

Date: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 19:00

Pre-Meeting Social

Mark Your Calendars! - New Special Activity before ARA Meetings
 
ARA will now have special activities associated with first Tuesday monthly meetings:
 

What:  Food and Drink before ARA meeting

Date: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 17:00 to 18:30

FUSION NET

Beginning December 28, 2017 there will be a monthly Fusion Net on the 447.975 repeater. This new net will begin at 7:30 PM on the last Thursday of every month. The objective of this net is to exercise our digital capabilities. I hope to see many of you there.
Butch
NI2W