Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club

Author: Dan Ewart

The Colonial Half Marathon, 13 miles, was held this year in cold, but more favorable weather conditions than last year. WAARC operators were scattered around the course providing communication and keeping the event organizer up to date on the locations …

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At the February meeting of the Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club, new President Toby, KL0SS, presented a plaque with thanks to out going President of two years Dino, KL0S. Toby reviewed the many accomplishments and great progress the club has …

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The WAARC club’s Annual Dinner was this past Saturday at Doraldo’s Italian Restaurant.  We had 59 attendees and everyone seemed to have had a great time (especially those who won one or more door prizes!). There were three tremendous highlights …

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Last week Monday Don N4DJ and Kerry NH2A had breakfast at Honey Butter’s Kitchen in Norge to talk about their old radios. By the time they were pulling out their wallets to pay they had decided to have breakfast again …

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Club member Bruce AD4IT enlisted the aid of Chuck AI4WU and Chris KC4CMR in testing and aligning a GMRS repeater destined for use in Suffolk. The repeater, originally a commercial Kenwood radio was repurposed as a ham repeater before Bruce …

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On 5 January Bill NR4C completed building a desk table for his brand new Elecraft K4 radio. He designed the table, printed a CAD drawing of it, and created a lumber list. On Saturday, 4 January, after the record breaking …

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Continuing the Saturday breakfast tradition, the first club breakfast of 2020 set a record in attendance (I count 27). Meeting at the Capital Pancake House on Capital Landing Rd, we took over most of one side of the restaurant with …

First Breakfast of 2020 sets a record Read More »

The WAARC Saturday breakfast crowd continued its welcoming spirit by having Kalila King KM4RXM and her husband Joe join the group today.  She and Joe are visiting from Georgia for the week. Kalila contacted us via the “info@k4rc.net” email tab …

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WAARC Training Coordinator, Wally WA3RWP, presents an ARRL instructor recognition certificate to Toby KL0SS recognizing her first instructor/mentor work during the club’s recent Technician licensing and General upgrade classes. Wally also presented Toby with an ARRL instructor patch to commemorate …

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On Friday November 22 a dozen hams and spouses enjoyed a couple of hours of bowling at the Williamsburg AMF Bowling Lanes. The idea for the event was suggested on the YL and Friends Net a few months ago. Francine …

YL and Friends Bowling Read More »