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
The next meeting of VBARC is Thursday
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.
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
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:
Local repeaters are controlled by
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
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, QRZ.com and all video and photography
Butch, KE4AZL, will be the Shack Manager
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.