Virgina Beach

Amateur Radio Club


Welcome to the VB ARC website - Home of W4UG!


The Virginia Beach ARC is a ARRL Special 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. 

Meetings are live and on Zoom, live at St Andrews Methodist Church, contact for access. Future meetings will either be a hybird of live and online or only online.  Follow this page to know what is planned.  Access to the online meeting can be acquired by sending a email to


JULY Meeting:  It will be a dinner meeting at the Golden Corral

QRP SATURDAYS:   On the 2nd Saturday of each month we will hold QRP Saturdays.  We will meet at 9:00 AM at Princess Anne Park and put a couple of stations on the air plus have a New Ham training module.  Come on out!

License Testing: A License testing events are being scheduled for the Second Thursday of each month at the Virginia Beach Fire training Center, 927 S. birdneck Rd, Va Beach 23451.  You must preregister with Ed Williams KN4KL, VE Manager, if you are interested in one of these testing sessions.

Field Day 2022:  We are off and running with a new location this year.  We will be at Woodstock Park off Providence Rd near Interstate 64.  We are teaming up with the VA DX Century Club again. We will be out there from 10:00 AM Saturday Mat 25th through 3:00 PM sunday the 26th.  This is a continuous operation so we need operators at all hours.  The we will use the W4UG call as a 3A setup  (W4UG VA 3A)which will have a CW, SSB and a combo Digital/6 Meter station.  Also KC2DLR will manage a GOTA station.  Come out and join us to operate and for a cookout Saturday night at 5:00 PM.

Public Service Notes: The next event is the Wicked 10k in October.  We are also supporting other regional club events before this event such as the MS 150 in June in Williamsburg and the Crawling Crab 5k in October.  See the PS page and contact either Tom WS9B or Terry KA8TNF

VBARC Radio Shack -  The shack at Ocean Park Rescue has been shut down by the new administration of the Rescue Squad.  We are looking for a new location to build a new shack.  Any suggestions are welcome.

Radiosport or contesting: This is a popular way to make alot of contacts and increase your operating skills, work on WAS and DXCC.  Click here to see all upcoming contests!

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 Heart Network.  It is open to all hams when not used for emergency events.

Key nets on the 146.895 repeater are:
     Va Beach ARES Net every Tuesday Night at 8:00 PM
     Hampton Roads Service Net at 9:00 PM every night.

VADXCC Daily HF Health & Wellfare Net

  • 3819 khz at 4:00 PM Eastern DST

  • 28490 khz at 4:30 PM Eastern DST



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