Amateur Radio Operators Commemorate Jamestowne Settlement Founding

The Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club (WAARC) will operate a ham radio special event station on Saturday May 12th at the National Park Service's Historic Jamestowne Island commemorating the founding of the original settlement in 1607. Club members will setup a portable high frequency radio station using battery power and simple wire antennas, demonstrating how ham radio can provide a "When All Else Fails" communications capability for their community. Club members operating the station will give hams around the world a chance to connect with this important historical event. The club also operates special event stations annually commemorating Colonial Williamsburg in July and at the Yorktown Battlefield in October. Hams who make contact with all three stations can request a certificate noting their accomplishment. Visitors are welcome to stop by the station and discover the wonders of amateur radio between 9:00 a.m. and 4 p.m. Additional information is available at the club's web site (

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