Welcome to the VBARC website
|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
April 2nd. This is a special meeting that will be
held at the
Virginia Beach Emergency Operation Center, Building 30, which is on the
south East corner of Princess Anne Rd and Nimmo Parkway. We will
be there starting at 7:00 PM. Te program will be a presentation by
OEM personal then a tour of the Op Center and the Ham Radio Room.
The next Board of
Directors meeting will be Wednesday, April 8th, at the VBARC Beach Shack,
3469 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach at
7:00 PM. Click
below for a map to the BOD meeting.
Click here for a map to Ocean Park
Rescue - THE VBARC BEACH SHACK
Test Session - The next session will be at CARSFEST in Chesapeake on April 12th.
return on April 11th. Full details will be available at the nest meeting
and in the newsletter. The time is roughly 0900 - 1200 and the location
will be either Crotan Beach of Sandbridge Beach.
The Amatuer Radio
Parity Act of 2015 - H.R> 1301 - has been introduced in the House of
Representatives. This is a "reasonable accomodations" bill for amateur
radio. Full details can be
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.
WPX Contest is the weekend of march 28th & 29th. Check their website
for full details.
Virginia has a new Section Manager appointed by the ARRL. His name is
Joe Palsa, K3WRY, and is available via email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Joe lives in the Richmond area and is a very active
ARO. Expect to see many emails from Joe about VA happenings.
is seeking comments by April 19th on possible changes to the leagues HF Band
Plans presented by the HF Band Planning committee. The Committee is trying
to tweak the band plans for RTTY/DATA/SW Portions of the 80 through 10 meter
bands (60 M excluded).
Click here to read the entire draft.
Upcoming Hamfests and
Swapfests in VA.
April 11 -
Culpeper Swapfest by the
Culpepper ARA - Central VA
April 12 -
CARSFEST - Chesapeake ARS -
June 16 -
Manassas Hamfest & Maker Tech Show by the
Ole VA Hams ARC -
Aug 1 -
Roanoke Hamfest 2015 by the
Roanoke Valley ARC - Western Va
Aug 2 - 65th
Annual Berryville Hamfest by the
ARC - Northern Va
Sept 9 - VA
Beach Hamfest & Va Section Convention by
Tidewater Radio Conventions