Year: 2019

August 17 Test session a success

The WAARC VE team led by VE Coordinator Kerry NH2A had a very successful VE session on Saturday August 17th. Seven folks came to take exams with everyone walking away with either an upgraded or a new license.  Several test

WAARC YL Welcome!

YL club members Anita KH2FX, Cissy N4ZRW and Toby KL0SS welcomed newcomer Jolene Boyer N1GZY (second from right) to Saturday breakfast recently. Jolene and husband Richard N1AAF recently relocated to the area from Tennessee and are looking forward to becoming part

Antenna Launcher by Gil K4JST

Gil K4JST showed the weekly lunch group his latest project recently.  Gil decided to use plans provided by Bill NR4C to build a antenna launcher.  Several club members have their own versions and are happy to help any with antenna

What happens at WAARC breakfast

WAARC continues it’s reputation for being one of the “eatingest” ham groups with 17 folks gathering for a Saturday breakfast at the newly opened “Not Another Pancake House” on Richmond Road.  NAPH is owned and operated by the folks who

Old City BBQ letter of appreciation

The WAARC Food Committee members, along with President Dino Papas KL0S, gathered at Old City BBQ recently to present a letter of appreciation and club patch to owner and pit-master Vernon Geddy for the wonderful food his restaurant provided for

Field Day 2019 was great

The club had a wonderful Field Day event at the end of June where we had great weather, camaraderie, and of course food (thanks again Food Committee!). Chuck AI4WU who headed up the Field Day effort conducted a short after

Ed is Extra

Our newest Extra Class ham is Ed K1NUH who took his exam at a special VE session today.  Congratulations Ed, go work that DX!  

2019 ARRL Field Day information

Field Day 2019 is June 22-23 and will be held at Little Creek Reservoir Park in Toano. Click here for directions to the Field Day site. We will be on the air from 2pm Saturday until 2pm Sunday. We will be headed

Field Day Power work session

Brian NI0P, Chris KC4CMR, Chuck AI4WU, Will K4MI and Bill NR4C gathered recently at the KL0S workspace to construct the club’s Field Day radio power “buck converter” distribution system. The group also assembled a two-panel solar array and charge controller

The “Forever VFO Project” Nears Completion!

Rick AK4MV has been a stalwart member of the club’s Builders Group just about since the beginning in 2014. He’s had a long standing project in the works, a solid state, synthesized, “boatanchor” VFO to use with his retro HF