Virgina Beach

Amateur Radio Club

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Welcome to the VB ARC website - Home of W4UG!

 

The Virginia Beach ARC is a ARRL Special 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 roster. 


Meetings are live and on Zoom, live at St Andrews Methodist Church, contact k4nto@arrl.net for access. Future meetings will either be a hybird of live and online or only online.  Follow this page to know what is planned.  Access to the online meeting can be acquired by sending a email to k4nto@yahoo.com

News

August Meeting:  Back at the Church.  Program on *OTA's

QRP SATURDAYS:   On the 2nd Saturday of each month we will hold QRP Saturdays.  We will meet at 9:00 AM at Princess Anne Park and put a couple of stations on the air plus have a New Ham training module.  Come on out!  Note the August QRP Saturday is cancelled and suggest all members attend the Tidewater Hamfest in Portsmouth.

License Testing: A License testing events are being scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at the Virginia Beach Fire training Center, 927 S. birdneck Rd, Va Beach 23451.  You must preregister with Ed Williams KN4KL, VE Manager, if you are interested in one of these testing sessions.

Field Day 2022:  A great time was held by all.  A total of 52 participants throughout the day and several visitors from legislators to officials.  A total of 1067 contacts using CW, SSB and Data.  Total poits were 3,334.

Public Service Notes: The next event is the Wicked 10k in October.  We are also supporting other regional club events before this event such as the MS 150 in June in Williamsburg and the Crawling Crab 5k in October.  See the PS page and contact either Tom WS9B or Terry KA8TNF

VBARC Radio Shack -  Looking for a new home.  any suggestions?

Radiosport or contesting: This is a popular way to make alot of contacts and increase your operating skills, work on WAS and DXCC.  Click here to see all upcoming contests!

Local repeaters are controlled by the Virginia 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.  We also have a new repeater on 147.300+ managed by the Heart Network.  It is open to all hams when not used for emergency events.

Key nets on the 146.895 repeater are:
     Va Beach ARES Net every Tuesday Night at 8:00 PM
     Hampton Roads Service Net at 9:00 PM every night.

VADXCC Daily HF Health & Wellfare Net

  • 3819 khz at 4:00 PM Eastern DST

  • 28490 khz at 4:30 PM Eastern DST


 

 


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