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 January 5th.   This is election night for the 2017 year.  The meeting will start at 7:30 PM at the Church, Princess Anne Rd and Tucson Lane, Va Beach. 

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The next Board of Directors meeting will be a retreat in Janauary at the VBARC Beach Shack, 3469 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach.  The date and time have not been set but will probably be on Saturday, January 14th or 28th.   

Click here for a map to Ocean Park Rescue - THE VBARC BEACH SHACK


Many thanks to the members who brought items to the auction and also to those that donated their proceeds to the club.

The CQ Saturday is Sat, February 4th, 9:00 am at the Beach Shack - Ocean Park Rescue.

QRP Saturdays are suspended for the winter and will return next April

The next Public Service event will be the The Shamrock Marathon in March.  Check with PS Director Terry Buzzard KA8TNF for full details.

The 2016 Ham of The Year was presented in December to KA1DBE Jeff Hanscomb and WA4GDB George Schmidt.  Congratualations to these two members.

The Club directors have been assigned a specific duty to follow through the year.  The assignments will appear once the Board retreat has been completed.

Additional assignments include:
  • Ed KN4KL, will continue to handle all VE duties and Testing

  • Terry KN8TNF and Tom Moore, WS9B, will handle all Public Service Events

  • Bob K4NTO will handle the website, newsletter and the Open Facebook Page

  • Steve W0JTC will handle the closed Facebook page, and all video and photography

  • Butch, KE4AZL, will be the Shack Manager

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

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.


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