Category: Club News

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

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

Antenna launch equipment

Club members inspected Dave N4MW’s new industrial strength antenna support system launcher. The group made a test shot using a potato right there in the Anna’s Brick Oven Restaurant parking lot…this launcher should be able to throw a line over

November club meeting news

News from Dino, KL0S: During the November WAARC meeting, Wally Frank, WA3RWP, received his WAARC Historic Triangle Certificate from club QSL Manager Toby KL0SS. The certificate is issued to those hams who have contacted each of the club’s three HF

General License Class VE session

The WAARC General License upgrade class concluded with the club’s VE exam session on October 20th.  Students and instructors gathered following the test session where all five candidates upgraded their licenses from Technician to General Class.  Hams upgrading include Jaylene

The Jim Bailey Award Comittee

The Jim Bailey Award Committee met to discuss the award for 2019. More details will be posted soon, but be thinking about people to nominate for this award. The award is for a member making significant contribution to amateur radio

October WAARC Hour of Power and Meeting news

During the October club HOP (Hour of Power) session, Michael, K4MRO, gave a presentation and demonstration of Digital hand held voice operation and talked about some of the many versions of this technology. Jim, AF4QG, used his mobile radio to

Update about Jim AF4QG

Over the past few weeks one of our club members, Jim Hartselle, AF4QG, has been a little under the weather. On Thursday morning Toby KL0SS reports that he was admitted into Sentara Williamsburg hospital Wednesday evening, 6-20-18. At this time

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