Welcome to the Western Tidewater Radio Association
Serving Amateur Radio in Southeast Virginia

State QSO Parties

Nevada QSO Party
0300z October 7 to 1400z October 9, 2022

Pennsylvania QSO Party
1600z-0400z October 8, 2022 and 1300z-2200z October 9, 2022

Arizona QSO Party
1500z October 8 to 0500z October 9, 2022

South Dakato QSO Party
1800z October 8 to 1800z October 9, 2022

New York QSO Party
0001z-2359z October 15, 2022

Illinois QSO Party
1700z October 16 to 0100z October 17, 2022

Blue Ridge Bonanza

SPECIAL EVENT

October 9, 2022
1300 UTC – 2100 UTC

Commemorating the beginning of construction on the Blue Ridge Parkway in 1935. The BRP is a 469 mile scenic road running along the spine of the Blue Ridge Mountains through Virginia and North Carolina. Multiple stations will be on 20 and 40 meters during the event – contact as many stations as possible. 

For more information on how to participate, visit https://blueridgebonanza.info/

Yorktown Virginia

SPECIAL EVENT

October 15, 2022
1400 UTC – 2000 UTC

The Williamsburg Area Amateur Radio Club holds three special events each year, at Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg, and Yorktown Virginia. Special Event Stations are part of their Historic Triangle series of events. By working all three events, you qualify for a Historic Triangle Certificate.

Most current information about this event can be found on the WAARC website at: https://www.k4rc.net/events/special-event-stations/

August 8, 2022, Club Meeting Report

Presentation By Dick Harrell, W4RBH

Dick Harrell, W4RBH, gave a presentation on the “Decommissioning of the ham radio station at the Virginia Air and Space Museum”.  More information on the KE4KZW museum station can be found on QRZ as well as a story published by the ARRL when the station was closed.

Proposed Change to the Constitution

At the April 9th club meeting a proposal was introduced and approved by the members present to change what constitutes a quorum under Article IV of our constitution. The proposal would reduce the requirement from 25% to 15% of the voting membership.

Unfortunately we did not have a quorum of 13 members to take the final vote on the proposed change and the issue was tabled until the next club meeting.  It is important to attend this meeting in person or send a proxy vote as allowed by Article 7.

Article 7 of the constitution allows any voting member knowingly unable to attend a business meeting due to circumstances beyond his/her control and wishing to vote on issues identified prior to the business meeting may vote on those issues by proxy. The proxy vote must be in writing, signed by the absent voting member, and be presented at the business meeting in a sealed envelope by a voting member present. The issue being voted on shall be identified on the outside of the envelope. A separate envelope is required for each issue being voted on by proxy.

Christmas Party, Saturday, December 3, 2022 

A tentative date of Saturday, December 3, 2022 was set for the 2022 Christmas party and planning is underway.  Details will be posted as they become available.

Women Laughing
147.195/+.6 MHz
WT4RA
FM 100 Hz Tone
IRLP 8373
Echolink 88373
Fusion
DVR 324
Grid: FM16PV
442.825/+5 MHz
WT4RA
FM 100 Hz Tone
IRLP 8373
Echolink 88373
Fusion
DVR 324
Grid: FM16PV