Woodbridge Amateur Radio Club
The Woodbridge Amateur Radio Club, incorporated as Woodbridge Wireless Inc., was established in 1972 and is a non-profit section 501(c) corporation with a mission to promote wireless communications in Prince William County by: conducting lectures, public discussion groups, demonstrations, electronic research and development; by instructions in electronic theory, International Morse code, and other communications skills and activities to advance the general interest and welfare of wireless communications.
The Woodbridge Amateur Radio Club is active in supporting charitable activities, public events, emergency operations, and youth groups in and around the Woodbridge VA area and Prince William County. The club also engages in significant annual Field Day operations and several coordinated contests throughout the year.
The Woodbridge Amateur Radio Club operates three full duplex repeaters located in the Woodbridge VA area. The operating frequencies are 147.24 MHz T107.2 with plus offset, 224.78 MHz with minus offset and 444.90 MHz T127.3 with plus offset. WARC began using these frequency pairs over 25 years ago when the first repeater on 147.24 was installed. All machines identify using the call W4IY. The club provides use of these repeaters to the Prince William County Emergency Operations Center in coordination with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service as needed.
The Woodbridge Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 PM on the third Thursday of each month. The meeting is held at the Tall Oaks Community Center, 12298 Cotton Mill Drive, Lake Ridge, VA 22192. This is at the corner of Cotton Mill Drive and Hedges Run Drive. Follow Old Bridge Road to Hedges Run, Turn toward the shopping plaza. Follow Hedges Run to Cotton Mill Drive.
Note: Hedges Run shopping plaza is the location where the club meets for pizza and fellowship after general meetings.
The Woodbridge Amateur Radio Club has a website at http://woodbridgewireless.org and maintains an email distribution listserv for member communications. Dues are currently $36 annually, prorated by month of application to join the club.
Interested amateur radio operators are invited to attend our regular meetings and consider becoming members of the Woodbridge Amateur Radio Club.