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We are a general interest radio club in Williamsburg, VA. Located near the historic triangle of Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown.

Here in the southeast portion of the "Old Dominion", club members participate in a variety of activities, including chasing Dx, contesting, and public service.

About The Club

Welcome to the Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club. The club was founded in 1977, and is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League, the national association of amateur radio operators. While an amateur license is required for full voting membership in the club, unlicensed individuals are invited to join as associate members.

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM at the James City County Library at 7770 Croaker Road, Williamsburg. Regular programs of interest follow short business meetings, which are open to all Amateur Radio operators, friends, and families. Refreshments are served. Anyone with an interest in Amateur Radio is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Upcoming Events

The next club meeting will be held on March 11, at 7PM.

The club holds a monthly breakfast on the third Saturday of every month. We rotate among several restaurants in the Williamsburg area. The next club breakfast is on March 15, at Hot Stacks Pancakes, 6495 Richmond Rd, in Lightfoot. We meet at around 8:30am.

The next Testing Session will be held April 5th, at 9AM at the Thomas Nelson Community College Historic Triangle campus, Room 208 D.

Our next Historic Triangle special event will be held at Jamestown in May. We plan to be on the air from 10am-5pm. Updates will be posted as the date gets closer.

WAARC Store and Merchandise

Check out the gear at the WAARC Store. Lots of gear with the club logo.

WAARC Yahoo Group

If you want to keep up with the latest news, reminders, and messages, follow this link to the WAARC Yahoo Group web page. Once you join the group, you will be able to send a message to all members of the group at once. There is also a calendar that has upcoming club events posted. Stop by and take a look.

WAARC Business

Club meeting minutes and treasurer's reports are posted to the WAARC Yahoo Group, and archived there. Members are encouraged to read the reports before the meeting, so that they can be approved during the business portion of the meeting. E-mail notices are sent via Yahoo Groups when the files are available for viewing.

From left to right: Vice President, Art Latimer (AJ4XW), Director, John Hale (AI4QQ), President, Steve Foster (W4DMZ), Secretary, Dan Ewart (WG4F), Treasurer, Ted Edwards (W3TB). Click for larger image.

Local Weekly Nets

Williamsburg ARES Net - Every Wednesday 7:30 PM 146.76 MHz
Gloucester ARES/RACES Net - Every Thursday 8:00 PM 145.37 MHz
Saluda RAP-ARES Net - Every Tuesday 9:00 PM 145.45 MHz
D7 ARES / RACES Packet Net - Every Tuesday 8:15PM KR4MA-1
W4ZA Packet Net - Every Wednesday 8:15PM W4ZA

Note: For those who will be helping during emergency events, these nets are a great way to brush the rust off of those packet skills, or to develop them if you would like to. If you are interested in logging into these nets, contact

KB4ZIN Repeaters

146.760 MHz (- offset) Skywarn Repeater
147.105 MHz (+ offset) IRLP Repeater
444.100 MHz (+ offset) Local UHF Machine

More information about these repeaters can be found here.

If you would like to check out other repeaters in the area, click here.

Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club
P.O. Box 1470
Williamsburg, 23187
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