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 June 2nd.  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, June23rd, 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



The program for the June meeting will be a debut of the 2015 Field Day movie by Steve W0JTC.  The movie covers most of the participants from VBARC and VADXCC in last years FD event.

The next QRP Saturday is June 4th, 9:00 am at the Beach Shack - Ocean Park Rescue.

The next QRP Saturday is June 11th, 9:00 am at the Princess Anne Commons Gateway, corner of Princess Anne Rd and

Field Day is just around the corner.  VBARC and VADXCC will team up again for a 4A event on Saturday June 25th and 26th at Great Neck Park.  We need operators for SSB and CW.  Please come out and get on the air.  Also we will have a Pot Luck Picnic at 5:00 PM Saturday night.  Looking for salads, side dishes and desserts.  Contact Mark, KM4EER, via to RSVP.

Our May speaker, W1WTG, Charlie Chapman is now a silent key.  Look in the June newsletter for his full obituary.

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:


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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