Virgina Beach

Amateur Radio Club


Welcome to the VB ARC website - Home of W4UG!


The Virginia Beach ARC is a ARRL Special 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. 


Meetings are live and on Zoom, live at St Andrews Methodist Church, contact for access. Future meetings will either be a hybird of live and online or only online.  Follow this page to know what is planned.  Access to the online meeting can be acquired by sending a email to


COVID 19 News:  We have had three mettings at the chruch with attendance increasing at each meeting.  The Church requires us to meet current state Covid requirements whc\ich means wearing a mask indoors, social distance as much as possible and clean up upon leaving.  Stay tuned.

License Testing: A License testing events are being scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at the Virginia Beach Fire training Center, 927 S. birdneck Rd, Va Beach 23451.  You must preregister with Ed Williams KN4KL, VE Manager, if you are interested in one of these testing sessions.

Public Service Notes: Events are live again.  Please check the Public Service page to keep up with events.  The next event is the Norfolk harbour Lights 1/2 Marthon, followed by the VA Beach Christmas Parade and then the Surf-N-Santa 5 miler.  Thanks - Tom WS9B and Terry KA8TNF

Special Event: - Planes, Trains and Santa at the Military Aviation Museum November 26th & 27th.  We will have an HF station on the air and a 2M station to allow the kids to talk to Mrs Claus.  Contact Ed Williams to participate.

VBARC Radio Shack -  Renovation has stalled at the Rescue Squad due to finances.  Once we have clearance we will rebuild the shack.

Radiosport or contesting: This is a popular way to make alot of contacts and increase your operating skills, work on WAS and DXCC.  Click here to see all upcoming contests!

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

Key nets on the 146.895 repeater are:
     Va Beach ARES Net every Tuesday Night at 8:00 PM
     Hampton Roads Service Net at 9:00 PM every night.

Daily HF Health & Wellfare Net

  • 3819 khz at 4:00 PM Eastern DST

  • 28490 khz at 4:30 PM Eastern DST

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