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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 May 5th.  The location is St Andrews Methodist Church at the corner of Tuscon Lane and Princess Anne Rd in VA Beach.  The meeting will start at 7:30 PM.

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The next Board of Directors meeting will be Wednesday, April 27th, at the VBARC Beach Shack, 3469 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach at 7:00 AM. The meeting will now be held the 4th Wednesday of every month.  Click below for a map to the BOD meeting. 

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


News

 

The program for the May meeting will be a presentation by Charlie, W1WTG, with help from others on the History of the Virginia Beach Club. Almost 60 years of helping the community of Virginia Beach. 

The next QRP Saturday is May 7th, 9:00 am at Little Island Park, at the end of Sandbridge Rd.

A VE Testing session will be held May 7th, 1 pm till 4 pm, at the Beach Shack. If interested contact Ed, KN4KL, to participate.  contact: ve@w4ug.com

Coming soon to our web, a new For Sale by Owners page.  look for it soon.

Programs over the next few meetings are Steve presenting the VBARC Filed Day Video in June, Joe talking about antennas in Aug and the Auction in Sept.

The July meeting will be a dinner meeting held at the Golden Corral on Nemo Parkway at 7:00 PM.

George has informed us of a new Ham Radio Cruise leaving Galveston TX next January.  Talk to him for details.  contact:  director7@w4ug.com

 

The Club directors have been assigned a specific duty to follow through the year.  They are as follows:

  • Ken Ascher, KK4VA will handle Special events such as the Va QSO Party, Maligned Swine and National Parks on the Air.

  • Doug Dougan, N4IRK, will hand all Public Information Duities and Club Communications

  • George Schmidt, WA4GDB, will implement an Elmer Team

  • Nancy Clemen, KK4FXY, will handle membership.  She will work with the Treasurer and create mini groups such as the licensed XYL's in the club

  • Kim Arab, KV4JM, will handle education and training

  • Rich Ferguson, N2XQM, will be in charge of contesting

  • Mark Passario, KM4EER, will handle hospitality such as all Dinner meetings & Field Day

Additional assignments include:
  • John Roberts, WA4AXY, Past Presidnet will Manage Field Day

  • Ed Williams, KN4KL, will continueto handle all VE duties and Testing

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

  • 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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