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
meeting of VBARC has moved to Thursday
January 11th due to the Inclement Weather. This meeting will be our annual corporate meeting with elections for
2018. The meeting will start at 7:30 PM and the location will be
the St Andrews Methodist church multipurpose room on the corner of
Princess Anne Rd and tuscon Lane in Va Beach.
Expanding Horizons in Amateur Radio
next Board of Directors meeting will be December 27th 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"
Congratulations to Trap Caterbury for receiving the Ham Of They Year
Award for 2017. Trap has been instrumental throughout the year
with his involvment in Ham Classes, Special Event stations, Field Day
and of course handeling the secretary duties.
Looking for a few good leaders! Officer elections
will be January 4th. Even though several current
members said they will run again we are still looking for candidates for
various positions. If you are interested in one of the officer
positions - President, Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer or one of the
seven Director slots please let one of the current Officers members know.
2018 dues are now due. Dues continue to be $15 for individuals and
$20 for families living at the same address. To pay your dues you
have three options. One - use the Paypal connection on the Members
page to use your Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, Discover or Amex card.
two - pay at the membership meeting via cash or a check made out to
VBARC. Three - send a check made out to VBARC to POB 62003,
Virginia Beach, VA 23466. Dues not paid by the end of March are
removed from the roster and email lists.
The next Public Service event will be the The Shamrock Festival on the
March 17th & 18th. Sign ups at the Jan, Feb and Mar meetings by
Terry and Tom. click on the Public Service button on the left to
see the 2018 schedual as well as a message from Tom with thanks to
Radiosport or contesting is a popular way to make contacts and increase your
operating skills. In January the following ARRL sponsored contests are
being held. Please go to the arrrl.org/contest page for details of
each event. Even with a Tech license you can participate in a
couple of these events.
1st Straight Key Night
6th Kids Day
16th & 17th RTTY
20th & 22th
January VHF Contest
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.
We also have a new repeater on 147.300+ managed
by the Hospital Network. It is open to all hams when not used for
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.