As is customary, we will have drinks/dinner at the Am Legion July 16 (3rd tues), beginning at 5PM;

no meeting is scheduled for 7pm

Become a Member

Whether you are an “old-timer” within the wireless hobby, or are brand new to amateur radio, the Antietam Radio Association is a great place to meet new people and to learn more about the art, science and skill of Amateur Radio.

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 use of the Amateur Radio Service. Being part of a club raises the enjoyment you will get from being an amateur radio operator. With that in mind, if you are within the regional Hagerstown area, join us!

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.

If are relatively near Hagerstown, MD, then by all means, join us for our next event! We have re-established in-person meetings as May, 2021. Click here for meeting information, including location and times/dates.. Membership is not required to attend a meeting (or evens multiple meetings); they are open to all who are interested.

Click here for the Membership Application Form. Please print the application out, complete, and mail to the ARA,  bring with you to the next meeting, or scan and email back to

Mailing Lists

We have 2 mailing lists for the ARA. The first is purely for club announcements. Normally less than 1 a week. You can sign up for this list by completing the form here.

The other mailing list is setup to all our members to email everyone to ask questions. Think of this as a internet forum done completely through email. You can sign up for this list by emailing with "subscribe forum" in the message body without the quotes. You should get a reply saying you are subscribed.  

Both of these mailing lists may end up in your spam folder so please check there until you are consistently getting them in your inbox. Email if you are having issues