Welcome to the VB ARC website - Home of W4UG!
The Virginia Beach ARC is a full service "ham radio"
club covering all aspects of the hobby. Visit the Public Service
page to find all of the events that we support in the city. Visit
the Admin page to find all the details of the club from Bylaws to
officers. The History page looks at the events from the past.
The membership page offers full details on joining VBARC and membership
The next meeting of VBARC is Thursday
This is a regular meeting and will be held at St Andrews Church on the
corner of Princess Anne Rd and Tuscon Lane. The meeting will start
at 7:30 PM.
The next Board of
Directors meeting will be Wednesday, September 9th, at the VBARC Beach Shack,
3469 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach at
below for a map to the BOD meeting.
Click here for a map to Ocean Park
Rescue - THE VBARC BEACH SHACK
August closed out with a work party at the
Beach Shack to get our storage room ready to house spare equipment, old
records and Field Day supplies. A half a dozen hardy soles showed up
and accomplished the insulating and putting plywood on the outer walls.
The membership meeting had two speakers in the SIGMA format. The
programs were about Rasberry Pi processors and Upgrading your QRZ homepage.
The next meeting in September will be our
annual auction. Bring in gear
you wish to sale or bring your money to purchase something you may need!
QRP Saturdays on
the Beach will resume September 5th.
Do not forget that the VA
Beach Hamfest will be held on September 12th at the Va Beach Convention
Center. You can visit their website at vbhamfest.com to see full
details or to purchase tickets in advance. Mary vendors, forums and of
course Ham Radio Testing the entire morning of the event.
The evening of the Hamfest
will be a DX Dinner hosted by the VA DX Century Club to be held at the
Providence Grill in Timberlake Shopping Center. Seating is limited so
contact Charlie W1WTG@arrl.net to let
him know that you will be coming.
Public Service event is the Run for Hope on August 29th. Looking for a several people to help. Contact Tom, WS9B, or Terry, KA8TNF, via email@example.com to help.
Local repeaters are controlled by
Beach Emergency Amateur Repeater Society or VBEARS. Repeaters are
available on 146.970, 146.895 and 444.950. Please check the VBEARS page
for full details of all repeaters in the region. If you are using the
repeaters and have problems please address your issues to the Manager of the
repeater via email here.
Key nets on
the 146.97 repeater are: The ARES Net every Tuesday Night at 8:00pm and
the Hampton Roads Service Net on 146.97 at 9:00 pm every night.
Upcoming Hamfests and
Swapfests in VA.
Sept 9 - VA
Beach Hamfest & Va Section Convention by
Tidewater Radio Conventions