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Date Time Event
Nov 27 9-11A ARA Breakfast
Dec 7 5-6:30P ARA Pre-Meeting Social
Dec 7 7-9P ARA Business Meeting
Dec 21 7-9P ARA Activities Meeting This meeting will be held
Dec 25 9-11A ARA Breakfast – Christmas Day This breakfast will not be held

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146.94 Repeater Repair Complete

Repairs to ARA repeater, frequency 146.94, were completed the third week of May, 2021.

On May 20, 2021 the tower climber ascended the MPT tower to install a new, two meter antenna and hardline. This is wonderful news for the ARA, and the repair should bring the 94 repeater to within earshot of much more of the county.

Below is a summary an internal report that Dave Isiminger prepared and sent the ARA officers.

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Past Presentations

We have had quite a few very relevant, well done and interesting presentations over the years – we hope to add all recent presentations, and where possible, those that happened in the not so recent past. Each presenter must give consent before it is published on W3CWC.ORG.

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2021-22 Candidates

Initially, we didn’t have a full slate of candidates; that is until a past president, Brian Umbrell (W3PDW), was nominated for and accepted the challenge to run for the office of President.

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Feeling Nostalgic?

...revisit an old friend

While we are still working on bring our current site to the “full splendor and glory” of its prior self, we felt that it might be appropriate to provide access to the recent site. Before completely stopping the server, Scott requested that Archive.org scan and store our domain, W3CWC.ORG. Their goal is to provide a historical reference to the ever-changing Internet. When I saw just how this worked, I immediately realized just what a wonderful reference tool it is. [Read More]

ARA Elections

...not just a job, an adventure

The Antietam Radio Association’s bylaws mandate that we have an election each year for a new slate of officers – according to our current president, Butch (NI2W), the attempts to band together a nominating committee have not been as successful as hoped. He, as the president and having little unilateral authority, recently proposed the following in an email sent to the members of the Executive Board:

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Amateur Radio Study Options

... a brief collection of study guides

This content was born from an effort to help a new ham that had reached out. This request motivated me to work on the ARA site, and to include a short list of different options that I had used or with which I was already familiar (W5YI.ORG, ARRL.ORG, and KB6NU.COM). I will be updating and expanding this section as time permits, but since a good portion of my time is now used rebuilding the ARA site, I am adding a few links to those places I found of great benefit. [Read More]