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
This is a dinner meeting and will be held at The Providence Grill on
Providence Rd in the Providence Shopping Center (opposite corrner of
Providence and Kempsville Rd). Dinner meeting will start at 7:00
The next Board of
Directors meeting will be Wednesday, July 8th, 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 next big event will be
the ARRL FIELD DAY the weekend of June 26th & 27th. We will join with
the VA DX Century Club again to put up a mulit-multi configuration. We need
all members to participate. We will again put up a 4A Configuration at
the Great Neck Park. 4A means that we will have up to 4 transmitters
on HF at any given time. We will have two CW stations, one SSB station
and one combination Digital/SSB/QRP station. We will also have a
satellite station on line as well as 6 meters. We will also have a
Picnic/Cookout at the shelter at 5:00 PM. We need side dishes for this
event. We will supply hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixins,
chips and drinks. The manager of the Picnic is Mark Passario.
Map of Great Neck
Here is the schedule for the weekend:
Fri 26th - 6:00 PM - Antenna construction at the
Sat 27th - 7:30 AM - Breakfast at the Golden
Corral S. Independence Blvd
Sat 27th - 9:30 AM - Station construction at
Great Neck Park
Sat 27th - 2:00 PM - ARRL Field Day officially
starts - All stations on the air for 24 hours non-stop
Sat 27th - 5:00 PM - Picnic/Cookout at shelter 2
Great Neck Park
Sun 28th - 2:00 PM - Field Say officially ends -
tear down and clean up begins
QRP Saturdays on
the Beach will resume in September.
The next Public Service
event is the Mud Run on August 8th Looking for a several people to help. Contact Tom, WS9B, or Terry, KA8TNF, via
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Upcoming Hamfests and
Swapfests in VA.
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