Welcome to the VBARC website
|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
June 4th. The meeting
will be held at St Andrews Methodist Church at Princess Anne Rd and
Tucson Rd. The program for the evening will be Field Day 2015.
The next Board of
Directors meeting will be Wednesday, May 13th, at the VBARC Beach Shack,
3469 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach at
7:00 PM. Click
below for a map to the BOD meeting.
Click here for a map to Ocean Park
Rescue - THE VBARC BEACH SHACK
return on May 9th. Full details will be available at the nest meeting
and in the newsletter. The time is roughly 0900 - 1200 and the location
will be either Crotan Beach of Sandbridge Beach.
The next Public Service
event is the Strawberry Festival Parade on May 23rd. Still looking for a
few more people to help. Contact Tom, WS9B, or Terry, KA8TNF, via
publicservice @w4ug.com to help.
The Beach Ham Shack is
alive! Ed, KN4KL, and Butch, KE4ZAL, and team put up the two carolina
windom antennas and got them all connected. First contact on the donated
equipment was with a ham in FL. A special thanks goes to Roger Hillers,
WB4ZAI, who donated a new 2m/44 rig for the station.
The MS 150 Bike Ride on
the Eastern Shore needs many hams to provide safety check points for the riders
throughout the race. The even is May 30th & 31st. If you can help
either one or both days please contact Art White at 757-615-6277.
The Amateur Radio
Parity Act of 2015 - H.R> 1301 - has been introduced in the House of
Representatives. This is a "reasonable accomodations" bill for amateur
radio. Full details can be
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.
Meter VHF contest is this weekend.
Virginia has a new Section Manager appointed by the ARRL. His name is
Joe Palsa, K3WRY, and is available via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Joe lives in the Richmond area and is a very active
ARO. Expect to see many emails from Joe about VA happenings.
Upcoming Hamfests and
Swapfests in VA.
June 16 -
Manassas Hamfest & Maker Tech Show by the
Ole VA Hams ARC -
Aug 1 -
Roanoke Hamfest 2015 by the
Roanoke Valley ARC - Western Va
Aug 2 - 65th
Annual Berryville Hamfest by the
ARC - Northern Va
Sept 9 - VA
Beach Hamfest & Va Section Convention by
Tidewater Radio Conventions