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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 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

The 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 slot open.

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:
     ARES Net every Tuesday Night at 8:00 PM
     Hampton Roads Service Net on 146.97 at 9:00 PM every night.


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