November Monthly Breakfast Cancelled
In response to the latest Covid-19 news, the ARA determined that it was prudent to cancel the traditional monthly breakfast.
December's breakfast fate has not yet been determined.
UPDATE! Garry Laing (W3GTL), the member who coordinates ARA durng this event, recently informed us that Racine Racing cancelled the Fort Ritchie Triathlon for 2020.
The Ft. Ritchie Triathlon in Ft. Ritchie, MD -- Sunday, Aug 2, 2020
The ARA provides 2 meter ham radio communications support for the bicycle segment of the race. Volunteers operate along the country roads using their car mobiles or handie talkie. The ARA has assisted with communications for this event for the last few years, and I have always found it a rewarding experience; if you have a few hours on Sunday 8/2/2020 please consider volunteering a few hours of your day. Full disclosure: this event takes place at the same time of the Berryville Hamfest.
The Antietam Amateur Radio Association (ARA) of Hagerstown MD is sponsoring WinLink 2000 Training THIS SATURDAY (MAY 11), 2019. Seats are still available for both ARA and Non-Members; the updated portion of this announcement are in the details:
WinLink 2000 Training Class:
The Antietam Radio Association is sponsoring a hands-on WinLink 2000 (WL2K) Training Class this Saturday May 11, presented by ARRL Maryland-DC Section Emergency Coordinator Jim Montgomery, WB3KAS. WinLink 2000 (WL2K) combines radio and Internet connectivity to allow worldwide email-over-radio capability, with the radio transparent to the user. WL2K figures prominently in emergency and contingency communications support:
The Great Hagerstown Mafest begins (for vendors and tailgaters) at 6:00 AM, and the gates open at 7:00 AM to the general public.
For detailed Hamfest information and downloadable flyer please see: https://www.w3cwc.org/hamfest
As promised, here is the presentation I presented at the Jan 16 club meeting. I put up an adobe PDF file as well as the Powerpoint file. I also started a forum thread if people want to share ideas. If you want to build one, the dimensions in the presentation under "wires" are a good place to start for a free space ant. Thanks for attending even though the wx was not so good.