Author: Will, K4MI

March 2018 VE Session

The Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club (WAARC) will conduct a Amateur Radio license exam test session on Saturday March 17, 2018 at the Colonial Heritage Club House, 6500 Arthur Hills Drive, Williamsburg VA 23188, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Volunteer Examiners

1st Jim Bailey KB4ZIN Memorial Award Presentation

At the 2018 WAARC Club Dinner the first Jim Bailey KB4ZIN Memorial Award was presented. This award was developed to honor a local ham that has made a significant contribution to Ham Radio recently. The honoree receives a plaque that

The New Jim Bailey Memorial Award

In late 2017 Bill NR4C, our club’s Member at Large, made a recommendation that the club establish and sponsor an award to be presented annually that would recognize a ham in the local area who made the most significant contributions in

2017 Jamestown Special Event

On Saturday, May 13, WAARC will be on the air from Jamestown Island in commemoration of the 410th anniversary of the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in North America in 1607. This is one of three Special Event

Jim Bailey, KB4ZIN, SK

Jim Bailey, KB4ZIN, passed away on April 5. Most of you would recognize his call sign from the local repeaters in the Williamsburg area. He set up the 146.76 machine in the area in 1987, which has proven to be

April 2017 VE Testing Session

From Mike W4NYY, WAARC VE Coordinator: Steve W4DMZ has again secured the TNCC Workforce Development Center for the April VE session. The date is Saturday April 22nd at 8:30am. If you need a map of the location you can click

January Club Meeting Cancelled

Due to the hazardous conditions caused by the snow this past weekend, the January Club Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, is cancelled. We hope everyone will be safe, and we hope to see you at the February meeting!


From Chris KC4CMR Special thanks to all those who participated in this weekend’s Triathlon. Many of whom made the extra effort to go out into the Charles City County portion of the event. AJ4XV, KF4WST, AJ4RS, KK4BMY, K2QIJ, KI4SNN, KK4VVB,

Richmond Tailgate Fest

From Dave Meier, N4MW: You are invited to the upcoming fall Tailgate ‘Fest in Richmond. Fall 2016:  Saturday. September, 17 Where:  Scottish Rite Temple parking lot at 4204 Hermitage Road Richmond, VA 23227 Time:  Set-up 7:30 AM opening time is 8:00 AM

October 2016 VE Session

From Mike W4NYY, WAARC VE Coordinator: Steve W4DMZ has again secured the TNCC Workforce Development Center for our October VE sessions.  The date is Saturday October 8th from 8 am to Noon. The information has been posted on the ARRL