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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 December 7th  This meeting will be a dinner meeting celebrating the Holidays.  The location is the YNot Italian Restaurant, 3276 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23456.  The dinner will start at 6:30 PM.  Members and their Spouse's are invited.

Expanding Horizons in Amateur Radio

The next Board of Directors meeting will be November 22nd at the VBARC Beach Shack, 3469 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach. 

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


News

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

Looking for a few good leaders!  We are only a couple of months away from our 2018 Officer elections in January.  Eventhough several current members said they will run again we are still looking for candidates for various positions.  If you are interested in one of the officer positions - Presidnet vice President, Secretary or Treasurer or one of the seven Director slots please let one of the current Board members know.

The next Public Service event will be the The Virginia Beach Christmas Parade on December 2nd.  The following people have signed up: N4IRK, K4YOU, KA4TMS, KA8TNF, KC2DLR, KD4NFX, KD4SVK, KK4FXS, KK4NOL, N4JSP, and WA4GDB. We need three or four more people.  Check with PS Director Terry Buzzard KA8TNF or Tom Moore WS9B for full details. Note - this will be followed by the Surf-N-Santa 5m on the 16th.  Sign ups at the Christmas Dinner.

The next QRP Saturday will be December 2nd at Princess Anne Park, corner of Landstown Rd & Princess Anne Rd.

A special Event station will be on the air November 24th thru 26th celebrating Planes, Trains and Santa Clause.  Look for them on various HF bands.  This event is run by KN4KL.

The USS Wisonsin Radio Club will be on the air December 9th and 10th for Pearl Harbor Rememberance.  They will be on 40 & 20 and possible other bands.  they have a new QSL card this year so try to work them.

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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