About the Club

Welcome to the Antietam Radio Association, or ARA for short. It is our hope that you’ll enjoy your visit to our website and will return often. The Antietam Radio Association is located in Hagerstown Maryland, and services the Four State area.

The Antietam Radio Association is a general interest club, which supports all modes of operation, and provides strong support to RACES (Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service).

Meeting Information

The Antietam Radio Association holds its meetings on the first and third Tuesday of most months. The ARA does not hold an Activities Meeting (second meeting) in July, August, and depending on the calendar, December).

The business meetings, which take place on the first Tuesday of each month, are usually preceded by an informal pre-meeting social for food and drink. Each member picks up her/her own tab.

Through Covid-19, which was most of 2020 and the early part of 2021, we tested several methods of hosting meetings via Webex, over the air on the 146.94 repeater, and Zoom. Beginning with the first meeting in May 2021, we’ve begun to resume in-person meetings, but are keeping a close eye on local, state and federal governments to ensure we adhere to any and all restrictions.

We are fortunate to have stable venues:

Pre-meeting socials are held on the first Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM at:

  • American Legion
    405 Northern Avenue
    Hagerstown, MD 21742

Meetings begin at 7:00PM at:

  • St. John’s Lutheran Church
    Education Building
    Second Floor
    141 South Potomac Street
    Hagerstown, MD 21740