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 February 4th.  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, February 24th, 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


Cogratulations to Steve Isennman, W0JTC, for becoming the 2015 Ham of the Year.

QRP Saturdays on the Beach will return in the March of 2016.

Officers for 2016 are:

  • President - Ed Gibbs KW3RF

  • Vice President - Steve Isenman W0JTC

  • Secretary - Stan Winner KK4

  • Treasurer - Bob Zabot K4NTO

  • Director - Doug Duggan KJ4IRK

  • Director - Jim Arab KV4JM

  • Director - Ken Archer KK4VA

  • Director - Mark Passario KM4EER

  • Director - George Schmidt WA4GDB

  • Director - Rich Ferguson N4XQM

  • Director - Nancy Clemen KK4FXY

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.

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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