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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

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

Yorktown 2018 event report

The day looked dismal, cold and overcast with high chance of rain. Chuck, Ed and Bill arrived shortly after 7:30 AM and began to setup the station. The first task, set up a shelter to go to if it started

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

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