Virgina Beach

Amateur Radio Club

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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. 

 


Current meetings of VBARC are online using the Zoom Platform.  Access to the online meeting can be acquired by sending a email to k4nto@yahoo.com.  Programs scheduled to date are:  tom Moore on Rasberry Pi computers on February 4th, Luci Finucan gives us a tour of the Green Back Observatory on April 1st and Riley Hollingsworth will bring us up to speed on the new FCC/ARRL Volunteer Monitoring Program on May 6th.  More programs will be added soon.

News

COVID 19 News:  It has been eleven months since the last formal meeting.  The good news is the distribution of Vaccine shots has begun and will probably continue till late summer.  Our only advice is for everyone to get their shots.

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.

Public Service Notes: Cancellation is the key word at this time.  All events scheduled for the near future have been moved to virtual events.  The next known event is next October.

Be safe and look out for others.  Thanks - Tom WS9B and Terry KA8TNF

ARES Connect - Is going off line soon.  We will let you know if a new program comes online.

VBARC Radio Shack -  Currently disabled due to renovation of the Rescue Squad One building.

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.


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