Bowie Wireless Association

An Amateur Radio Club in Bowie, MD

What is the Bowie Wireless Association?

At the Bowie Wireless Association, our mission is to empower FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operators (Hams) with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in the world of amateur radio. Whether you're interested in high-frequency (HF), very high frequency (VHF), or ultra high frequency (UHF) operations, we're here to guide you.

We take pride in our commitment to public service. We are active participants in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES), where we work closely with local organizations to ensure communication is reliable during times of crisis. Our collaboration with the National Weather Service's SkyWarn service in Prince George's County, MD, allows us to play a vital role in providing early warnings and assistance during severe weather events.

We believe in the power of knowledge and preparedness. That's why we assist members training in the Incident Command System (ICS) for the benefit of various agencies at the city, county, and state levels. We're passionate about using our expertise to benefit the community at large.

We are enthusiasts of the Amateur Radio hobby as a whole. We supply communications support for local community events and are dedicated to fostering the growth of amateur radio.

Join us in our mission to connect, serve, and expand the world of amateur radio!

How do I get involved?

The Bowie Wireless Association meets on the second Monday of each month at the Kenhill Center in Bowie, MD. Please come in and meet our active club members! The quickest way to grow in the hobby is to meet others with more experience. We would love to get to know you. Visit our contact page for contact information, meeting times, and nets.

When you feel you are ready to join the club, submit an application to formally become a member!

The Kenhill Center

2614 Kenhill Dr

Bowie, MD  20715

United States


Have suggestions on topics you'd like to see covered in our monthly members meetings? Send  your suggestions to n3adf@verizon.net.

Highlighted Events

Below you will find some upcoming events. Be sure to visit our events page to view the events calendar.

AARC Technician & General Classes

Technician: Jan 31 - April 3
General: April 10 - June 5
Haven't obtained your ticket yet? Looking to take to the HF bands? Join Keith Miller AE3D to make your dream a reality! These free license classes are faclitated over Zoom so you can learn in the comfort of your own home. 

June 22nd & 23rd, 2024
1800UTC - 2059UTC
Join the Bowie Wireless Association for an exhilarating experience at our Ham Radio Field Day! Connect with fellow enthusiasts, explore the fascinating world of amateur radio, and participate in hands-on activities. Whether you’re a seasoned operator or a curious beginner, this event promises camaraderie, learning, and the thrill of radio communication in a welcoming and supportive community.

Questions? Email bowie.wireless+field.day@gmail.com

You are not alone!

The beautiful thing about joining a ham radio club is you instantly become surrounded by people who have a diverse set of expertiese. Here at the Bowie Wireless Association, we are passionate about getting new and experienced hams active and learning about new topics. 

Within our club we have a number of "Elmers." These are experienced hams that have extensive knowledge on a particular set of topics. Everyone listed below has a strong desire to help coach you to become proficient in their area of expertiese. You are encouraged to reach out to these individuals directly! Send them an email or approach them at a meeting. They are looking forward to talking with you!

Bowie Wireless Elmers

Jim Wallace
N3ADF

n3adfjim@gmail.com

Alexander Maricich
KB3WRY

alexander@kb3wry.net

Who are our Club Officers?