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
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.
The next Board of
Directors meeting will be Wednesday, April 27th, 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 May meeting will be a presentation by Charlie, W1WTG,
with help from others on the History of the Virginia Beach Club. Almost 60
years of helping the community of Virginia Beach.
The next QRP Saturday is May 7th, 9:00 am at Little Island Park, at the
end of Sandbridge Rd.
A VE Testing session will be held May 7th, 1 pm till 4 pm, at the Beach
If interested contact Ed, KN4KL, to participate. contact:
Coming soon to our web, a new For Sale by Owners page. look for it
Programs over the next few meetings are Steve presenting the VBARC Filed Day Video in June, Joe talking about
antennas in Aug and the Auction in Sept.
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:
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 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
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
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
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.