Special Event Stations

The club holds three special events each year, at Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown. The stations get on the air around 10:00 AM and work until around 4:00 PM so we can take down our station and be off the site by 5:00 PM. Please check the ARRL web site, QST magazine, or the club web site for exact details of each event.

The Colonial Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown Special Event Stations are part of our Historic Triangle series of events. By working all three events, you qualify for a Historic Triangle Certificate. Contacts do not need to be made in the same calendar year. Please find our QSL Information below.

Event Dates for 2024

  • Jamestown: May 11
  • Colonial Williamsburg: July 6
  • Yorktown: October 19

Historic Jamestown Special Event

In May, we operate from a site near Historic Jamestowne Island, the site of the first fort built there in 1607.  Jamestown was the first permanent settlement established by the English in the New World. This event is typically on the second Saturday in May.

Colonial Williamsburg Special Event Station

In July, on the Saturday closest to the fourth, we operate from one of the buildings in Colonial Williamsburg to celebrate our Nations’ Birthday. The Capital of Virginia was moved from Jamestown to Middle Plantation and renamed Williamsburg in 1699 where it remained until Governor Thomas Jefferson moved it to Richmond to escape the British during the Revolution.

Please note that this event is NOT associated with the 13 Colonies Special Event.

Yorktown Special Event Station

In October, we move to Yorktown, the site of the last major battle of the Revolution and the surrender of the English Army under Lord Cornwallis to the combined American and French forces. This event is typically on the third Saturday in October.

Historic Triangle Events Certificate

If you are able to work K4RC at Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown, you are eligible for our Historic Triangle Events Certificate. The contacts do not need to be made in the same calendar year. Please contact our QSL manager with the info from your three contacts.

QSL Information

Please send a QSL along with a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) to QSL Manager, WAARC, PO Box 1470, Williamsburg, VA 23187.

We also upload contacts to Logbook of the World (LoTW) within a week after the event. If you have any questions, please email our QSL Manager.