The Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club was founded in 1977, and is affiliated with the American Radio Relay League, the national association of amateur radio operators. Our members have a wide variety of interests, including contesting, contacting DX stations, homebrewing and kit building, and emergency communications, to name a few.
Club meetings are held monthly on the second Tuesday at 7:00 PM at the James City County Library, 7770 Croaker Road. Regular programs of interest follow short business meetings, which are open to all Amateur Radio operators, friends, and families. Refreshments are served. Anyone with an interest in Amateur Radio is welcome and encouraged to attend.
The club holds three special events each year, at Jamestown Island, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Yorktown Battlefield, as a part of the club’s Historic Triangle series. More information about these events can be found here. Members of the club provide radio communications support for local foot and bike races, and other events. The big event every year is ARRL Field Day, held on the fourth full weekend in June.
How to Join
Club membership is open to anyone with an interest in radio communications. While a member must hold an amateur license for full voting privileges, anyone can join as an associate member.
Club dues are $20 per year. Anyone that has been licensed for 50 years or more can join at the reduced rate of $10. Please fill out a Membership Application and either bring a copy with you to a club meeting, or you can mail it to the address on the contact us page.