The Federal Communications Commission established the Amateur Radio Service in 1912, which requires a license to transmit on the many frequencies the Commission reserved for the Amateur Radio Service.

Whether you're “old-timer” or are brand new to amateur radio, the Antietam Radio Association is a great place to meet new people and learn more about the art, science and skill of Amateur Radio. Being part of a club increases the enjoyment you will get from the hobby, so with that in mind, if you are within the regional Hagerstown area, join us!

Membership is not required to attend meetings; they are open to all who are interested.

If you are not located within a reasonable distance, we still encourage you to find a club close to you… a good starting point is the ARRL’s club search (the ARRL is the Amateur Radio Relay League, which is the National Association for Amateur Radio).

Email List

If you are interested in joining our email list to stay informed of upcoming events, feel free to sign up by clicking this link. Membership is not required to join the list.

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