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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 September 3rd.  This is a regular meeting and will be held at St Andrews Church on the corner of Princess Anne Rd and Tuscon Lane.  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


News

August closed out with a work party at the Beach Shack to get our storage room ready to house spare equipment, old records and Field Day supplies.  A half a dozen hardy soles showed up and accomplished the insulating and putting plywood on the outer walls.  The membership meeting had two speakers in the SIGMA format.  The programs were about Rasberry Pi processors and Upgrading your QRZ homepage.

The next meeting in September will be our annual auction.  Bring in gear you wish to sale or bring your money to purchase something you may need!

QRP Saturdays on the Beach will resume September 5th.

Do not forget that the VA Beach Hamfest will be held on September 12th at the Va Beach Convention Center.  You can visit their website at vbhamfest.com to see full details or to purchase tickets in advance.  Mary vendors, forums and of course Ham Radio Testing the entire morning of the event.

The evening of the Hamfest will be a DX Dinner hosted by the VA DX Century Club to be held at the Providence Grill in Timberlake Shopping Center.  Seating is limited so contact Charlie W1WTG@arrl.net to let him know that you will be coming.

The next Public Service event is the Run for Hope on August 29th.  Looking for a several people to help.  Contact Tom, WS9B, or Terry, KA8TNF, via publicservice@w4ug.com 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.

Sept 9 - VA Beach Hamfest & Va Section Convention by Tidewater Radio Conventions - VB


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