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VBARC again will join the Virginia DX Century Club in a 4A effort at Great Neck Park in Virginia Beach for this years ARRL Field Day. We will have two CW stations, One SSB station and one combination Digital/6m/Sat station on the air the entire lenght of the Field Day Exercise.  We will be on 80 thru 2 meters during the contest.  We will be using the call sign W4UG - Whisky Four Uniform Gulf on all stations.  All QSL requests will be via mail at the W4UG QRZ address.  Please listen out for us and make contact.

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 July 6th.   This will be a informal Dinner Meeting at the Golden Corral Restaurant on xxx in the Strawbridge Shopping Center.  Dinner will start at 7:00 PM.

Expanding Horizons in Amateur Radio

The next Board of Directors meeting will be June 28th at the VBARC Beach Shack, 3469 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach. 

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


The theme for this year is "Expanding Horizons in Amateur Radio"

See above for Field Day 2017 information

The next Public Service event will be the The YMCA Mud Run in August.  Check with PS Director Terry Buzzard KA8TNF or Tom Moore WS9B for full details.

VE Test Sessions are set for the membership meeting on August 3rd.

The next CQ Saturday is set for July 1st  at the Beach Shack

The next QRP Saturday is set for July 8th at Princess Anne Park, corner of Landstown Rd & Princess Anne Rd

We still have one Director slot open.

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:
     ARES Net every Tuesday Night at 8:00 PM
     Hampton Roads Service Net on 146.97 at 9:00 PM every night.


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