Author: Dan Ewart

Richmond Frostfest Grand Prize Winner!

Jaylene KN4KXK, a graduate of both our Technician and General Class courses in 2018, attended the Richmond Frostfest as her very first hamfest, and ended up winning the grand prize drawing.  She received a huge “Frostfest Bucks” award and turned

Boatanchor Radio Receiver Comes Back to Life!

Kerry NH2A recently decided to adopt and restore an orphan boatanchor Hallicrafters SX-99 all-band HF receiver. This kind of rig was a standard part of a receiver-transmitter pair that hams used to use back in the day. He replaced the

WAARC 2019 Annual Dinner

Forty five members and spouses of the Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club (WAARC) gathered for their Annual Dinner on Saturday January 26th at Anna’s Brick Oven Restaurant where a delicious buffet dinner was enjoyed by all.  One highlight of the

The Original Sal Visits the WAARC Wednesday Lunch Group

Sal Liguria, who owned several local restaurants and whose daughter AnnaLisa and son Sal now own Anna’s Brick Oven Restaurant, recently greeted the Wednesday NR4C lunch crowd to pass along his holiday greetings.  Sal is shown here with WAARC Vice President

January meeting HOP and program

The January WAARC “Hour of Power” was provided by Chuck, AI4WU, who demonstrated the construction of an OCF (off center feed) Dipole antenna. Chuck and Bill (NR4C) are working up plans to help other members construct these antennas at a

The Ham Radio Open House tour from N4MW and N4ZRW

Dave and Cissy Meier, N4MW and N4ZRW, recently invited club members to their home in New Kent for a “Ham Radio Open House”. Dave displayed for the group his extensive boat anchor radio equipment sets along with his sizable code

Gil, K4JST, presented an O.S.S transmitter

Gil, K4JST, displays a WWII O.S.S. transmitter at the club’s December general membership meeting. The radio was given to Gil by the O.S.S. operative who actually used it in occupied France during most of 1942 sending intelligence reports back to

Letter of Appreciation for JCC Bruton Volunteer Fire Department

Club president Dino Papas KL0S presents a letter of appreciation to Chief Phillip Murdock and President Michael Powers of the James City-Bruton Volunteer Fire Department at the club’s monthly meeting. The club thanked the officers for their support of the

Thanks to Treasurer Ted, W3TB

Longtime WAARC Treasurer Ted Edwards W3TB is presented a letter of appreciation by club president Dino Papas KL0S acknowledging his six years of service to the club. Ted and XYL Carol will be “TAD” for a while helping out with

Troubleshooting doesn’t always go well

Unfortunately not all repair work at the bench is successful.  Recently after several hours of troubleshooting and head scratching Chuck AI4WU and Dino KL0S finally had to relinquish Ed K1NUH’s Yaesu HF rig power supply to a higher authority.  But

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