The Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club was founded in 1975, and is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League, the national association of amateur radio operators. Our members have a wide variety of interests, including contesting, contacting DX stations, homebrewing and kit building, and emergency communications, to name a few.
Club meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday at the James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Station, 3135 Forge Road in Toano. We have an Hour of Power at 6pm for informal Q&A or learning sessions catered toward newer hams. At 7pm we have our regular monthly meeting. Regular programs of interest follow short business meetings, which are open to all Amateur Radio operators, friends, and families. Anyone with an interest in Amateur Radio is welcome and encouraged to attend.
The club holds three special events each year, at Jamestown Island, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Yorktown Battlefield, as a part of the club’s Historic Triangle series. Members of the club provide radio communications support for local foot and bike races, and other events. The big event every year is ARRL Field Day, held on the fourth full weekend in June.
How to Join
Club membership is open to anyone with an interest in radio communications. While a member must hold an amateur license for full voting privileges, anyone can join as an associate member.
Club dues are $25 per year. Anyone that has been licensed for 50 years or more can join at the reduced rate of $12.50. Please see our Dues Info and How to Join page for more details.