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).
The Antietam Radio Association holds its meetings on the first and third Tuesday of most months. The first Tuesday meetings are usually preceded by an informal pre-meeting get-together for food and drink, the locations of both venues are listed below.
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.
Setting aside Covid-19 for a moment, we hold our meetings on the first and third Tuesday evening of each month, excluding July, August and December. We are fortunate to have a stable meeting venue:
Meetings begin at 7:00PM at:
- St. John’s Lutheran Church
141 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Pre-meeting get-togethers are held on the first Tuesday from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM at:
- American Legion
405 Northern Avenue
Hagerstown, MD 21742