WAARC operates 2023 Va QSO Party at Waterman’s Museum

Chuck, AI4WU, with Steve, K4PQL, setups up the station (photo by W4YSN)

Members of WAARC participated in the 2023 Virginia QSO Party event March 18-19 from the Waterman’s Museum club location. This was a good test of the new club facility provided by the Waterman’s Museum in support of the ARRL club grant recently awarded to WAARC.

While there were some challenges with the HF operation for this event and more work to be performed, it was a good experience. Members got to use a Yaesu FT-710 radio that is the model selected for the grant sponsored HF rig. While club members did not operate all of the hours of the VA QSO Party, they did accomplish 253 contacts.