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
September 7th. The
meeting will be held at the St Andrews Methodist Church on the corner of
Princess Anne Rd and Tucson Lane in Kempsville at 7:30 PM.
Expanding Horizons in Amateur Radio
next Board of Directors meeting will be August 23rd at the VBARC Beach Shack,
3469 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach.
Click here for a map to Ocean Park
Rescue - THE VBARC BEACH SHACK
The theme for this year is "Expanding Horizons in Amateur Radio"
There will be a "Boot Camp" style license class on Friday August 25th at
6:00 pm and Saturday August 26th at 9:00 am. Testing will be at
the VB Hamfest on September 9th at the Va Beach convention Center.
The next Public Service event will be the The Wicked 10k on October 28th. Check with PS Director Terry Buzzard KA8TNF or Tom Moore WS9B for full details.
The next CQ Saturday is set for September 2nd at the Beach Shack
The next QRP Saturday will be October 14th at Princess Anne Park, corner
of Landstown Rd & Princess Anne Rd
We still have one Director
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
on the 146.97 repeater are:
ARES Net every
Tuesday Night at 8:00 PM
Hampton Roads Service
Net on 146.97 at 9:00 PM every night.