Special Event

Every year MPARC holds a special event to commemorate the capture of Captain John Smith by Chief Powhatan and his confederacy. This event takes place around the first weekend in December.

We set up our station at Abingdon Park in Hayes, a site not far from Wicomoco where this historic event took place in 1607. This event is a fun activity that helps commemorate some history and generate some interesting conversation on the ham bands.

If you are listening for us on the air, we plan to operate around 7.265 MHz and 14.265 MHz, +/- QRM. We intend to be on the air between 9am and 3pm. Give us a call, we would love to hear from you!


If you wish to receive a QSL card for our special event, please send an SASE to:

Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club
PO BOX 1121
Gloucester Point, VA 23062