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 3rd.  This is Christmas Dinner meeting and will be held at the Providence Grill in the Providence Shopping Cener, corner of Kempsville Rd and Providence Rd in VA Beach.  The meeting will start at 7:00 PM.

The next Board of Directors meeting will be Saurday, January 16th, at the VBARC Beach Shack, 3469 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach at 9:00 AM. This will be a 2016 Planning Session. Click below for a map to the BOD meeting. 

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


At the November meeting we held Ham Camp which proved to be very popular with timely topics such as Digital and QSL'ing.  Look for more of these in the future.

QRP Saturdays on the Beach will return in the March of 2016.

We are looking for Officers for 2016.  If you are interested in becoming a Director or Officer please see one of the current officers to throw you name into the mix.

The next Public Service event is the Harbor Lights Weekend.  Looking for a several people to help.  Contact Tom, WS9B, or Terry, KA8TNF, via to help.

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.

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.

The December meeting on the 3rd is a dinner meeting at the Providence Grill. 

Find more about Weather in Virginia Beach, VA
Click for weather forecast



Contact Us  |