Thanks to Covid-19, the entire world faced a devastating 2020 – it seemed that the entire world was put on a major pause. The year 2021 shows that people seem to have a little more confidence to step outside, now that the health and government officials have had a chance to get vaccines and other safeguards in place.[Read More]
HPM Special Event
... in honor of ARRL co-founder Hiram Percy Maxim
Yaeus FT-897D FOR SALE
...owner is asking $800
We may have been a little light on hamfests this year, but the number of radios that have been circulating between us seems to be steady…
Our Secretary, K3WJC, was contacted by a gentleman who would like to sell his recently purchased, lightly used rig; Bill is acting as the go between for now. Up for grabs is a Yaesu FT897D, for which the owner is asking $800. As far as condition, pictures are below. If you are interested, please contact K3WJC (Bill Collins) @ firstname.lastname@example.org; you may also call his cell (304-676-9391), but please be aware that you will most likely get voice mail. Read more for images.[Read More]
K3RA forming new Tech Class on Zoom
... beginning September 9, 2021
Roland Anders, K3RA, is starting up a Technician Class for those new hams who would rather join a class than to self-study. This class will be on Zoom. This is not an Antietam Radio class, but we fully support his efforts, and are posting his class to better the entire ham community.[Read More]
2021 Ruritan Peach Festival
... accepting volunteers to help man ARA booth
Yaesu FT-857 rig and MH-59A8j hand mic
Fort Ritchie Triathlon
... comms support positions still available!
Field Day 2021 Updates
BRING YOUR HT to FD and setup!!
Most of this Field Day will be similar to that of 2019, rather than 2020, with a few exceptions:
- The Ruritan has erected a large building next to the pavilion
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.[Read More]
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.[Read More]