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 at St Andrews Methodist Church. Future meetings will either be a hybird of live and online or only online.  Follow this page to know what is planned. 


Meetings:  The first Thursday night of each month starting at 7:30 PM at St Andrews methodist church, 707 Tucson Ln, Virginia Beach

QRP SATURDAYS:  Will start back up in April on the 2nd Saturday

License Testing: License testing events are held 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: The next event is the Shamrock Marathon  See the PS page and contact either Tom WS9B or Terry KA8TNF

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.

VADXCC Daily HF Health & Wellfare Net

  • 3817 khz at 4:00 PM Eastern DST

  • 28493 khz at 4:30 PM Eastern DST



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