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.
The next meeting of VBARC is Thursday,
April 4th. The meeting will start at 7:30 PM and location
is St Andrews Methodist Church, 707 Tucson Lane, VA Beach. The
next to the Kempsville Golf Course. Anyone interested in amateur radio
is invited to attend.
Board of Directors meetings are now held before the regular membership
meeting monthly. Approximately 7:00 PM. There will also be
quarterly BOD meetings on the 4th Wed of Mar, Jun, Sep and Dec at 7:00 PM at the Beach Radio Shack on
Program for the April Meeting:
We will have some hands on training at our
April 4th meeting. "Learning How to Solder" will be the program.
We will have several stations set up that will allow you to learn how to
use a soldering iron and which iron or gun to use for which task.
This should be a good evening. All you members with irons, bring
them to the meeting for others to see and use.
The next session will be April 4th at the
membership meeting. Master VE Ed Williams has planned test
sessions at all regular meetings in 2019 plus a few extras associated
with Ham Classes. See the License Page for details.
Public Service Notes from Tom WS9B:
next event will be the Strawberry Parade May 25, 2019.
Route of parade is changing to other end of Pungo.
After we meet with committee we will have more information.
We will need around 22 people.
Chesapeake Amateur Radio Emergency Service (CARES) is asking for help
with the Tour-De-Cure bike ride April 27th.
For information and to signup please contact
Van Rowe (KM4KBS)
Arthur, N4TRQ is looking for people to help with MS-150 bike ride June 1
and 2nd. Goes
from Smithfield to Williamsburg.
It is a 2 day ride.
If you can only support 1 day that is fine.
For information and to signup please contact Arthur
We would like everyone to program in their radio’s 147.045, 146.97, 147.3
and 444.95 as simplex frequencies.
It provides a backup if repeater goes down.
NOTE: VBARES/Public Service has selected three (3) crossband
frequencies: they are 445.775, 445.875 and 445.85. We have also selected
three (3) 2M frequencies for simplex operation: they are 147.57, 147.405
and 147.51. These frequencies will have an ENCODE and DECODE tone of
233.6.Please add to your programming file or
manually enter the above frequencies for all your radios.If all else bring radio to club meeting and I will try and
program it for you with all the frequencies above.
Thanks - Tom WS9B and Terry KA8TNF
CARS Tailgatefest: Mark your
calendar for May 25th for the Chesapeake ARS Tailgate Fest.
Click here for full details!
Radiosport or contesting:
This is a popular way to make alot of contacts and increase your operating skills, work on WAS and
Click here to see all upcoming contests!
Winlink Wed. 0000-2359 P2P
Wed on 145.730
- ARES Net every Tuesday Night at 8:00 PM on 146.895
- Hampton Roads Service Net at 9:00 PM every night on 146.895
- W4GBH youth Net at 7:00 PM Wed & Fri on 145.15
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