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 October 1st.  This is a regular meeting and will be held at St Andrews Church, 717 Tuscon Rd, on the corner of Princess Anne Rd.  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 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


The Sept. auction was a lot of fun - we found out who the cheapskate is in the group.  We had to cancel the SE with Lynnhaven River Now since the location was not in our best interest.  We will continue to work with them for future events.

The next meeting in October will be about moonbounce.  The ability to beam a transmission and bounce it off the moon to return somewhere on earth at VHF frequencies. 

QRP Saturdays on the Beach will be on October 10th at Crotan Parking lot.

Do not forget to submit your nominations for Ham of the Year by October 7th via the email  Look on this website for full details.  Who has done the most for the club in 2015?

The next Public Service event is the Wicked 10k on October 31st.  Looking for a several people to help.  Contact Tom, WS9B, or Terry, KA8TNF, via to help.

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.

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.

That's all Folks! No more Hamfests until the spring of 2016.

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