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 roster. 

The next meeting of VBARC is Thursday May 4th.   The meeting will start at 7:30 PM at the Church, Princess Anne Rd and Tucson Lane, Va Beach. 

Expanding Horizons in Amateur Radio

The next Board of Directors meeting will be April 26th at the VBARC Beach Shack, 3469 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach. 

Click here for a map to Ocean Park Rescue - THE VBARC BEACH SHACK


The theme for this year is "Expanding Horizons in Amateur Radio"

The next Public Service event will be the The Strawberry Festival Parade in May.  Check with PS Director Terry Buzzard KA8TNF or Tom Moore WS9B for full details.

QRP Saturday will be April 29th.  Tentative location is Princess Anne Park

Technician Boot Camp will be held on Fri May 5th and Sat May 6th at the Beach Shack

VE Test Sessions are set for the membership meeting on May 4th at the Church and on Saturday May 13th, 1:00 PM, at the Beach Shack.

The next CQ Saturday is set for May 6th at the Beach Shack

A Skywarn Class will be held at the VA Beach Fire Training Center on May 2nd.  This is a CERT Event.

The Club directors have been assigned a specific duty to follow through the year.  The assignments will appear once the Board retreat has been completed.  Welcome to our newest Directors,  Jim Geisinger K3QQN and Chris Smith KJ4EZH.  We still have one Director slot open.

Additional assignments include:
  • Ed KN4KL, will continue to handle all VE duties and Testing

  • Terry KN8TNF and Tom Moore, WS9B, will handle all Public Service Events

  • Bob K4NTO will handle the website, page, newsletter and the Open Facebook Page

  • Doug N4IRK will handle the closed Facebook page and all video and photography

  • Butch, KE4AZL, will be the Shack Manager

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 Hospital Network.  It is open to all hams when not used for emergency events.

Key nets on the 146.97 repeater are:
     ARES Net every Tuesday Night at 8:00 PM
     Hampton Roads Service Net on 146.97 at 9:00 PM every night.


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