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 a regular membership meeting starting at 7:30 PM at St Andrews
Methodist Church. Princess Anne Rd. and Tuscon Lane.
The next Board of
Directors meeting will be Wednesday, September 28th, 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
It is AUCTION Time.... Bring your old gear to sell at the membership
meeting. Anything Ham related or possibly computer related. 10%
of the proceeds return to the club!
The next CQ Saturday is Sat, Sept 3rd, 9:00 am at the Beach Shack - Ocean Park
There is no QRP Saturday this month due to the VB Hamfest.
Va Beach Hamfest is on the 10th, purchase tickets in advance at the regular
The next Public Service event will be the Wicked 10k at the end of October. Check with PS Director Tom Moore for full details.
The Club directors have been assigned a specific
duty to follow through the year. They are as follows:
Additional assignments include:
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 handle all Public Information Duties and Club Communications
George Schmidt, WA4GDB, will implement an Elmer Team
Nancy Clemen, KK4FXY, will handle membership. She will
control 50/50 and create mini groups such as the licensed XYL's in the club
Jim 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
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, 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.