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,
November 1st. The meeting will start at 7:00 PM and the location will be the Virginia Beach Planetarium located on the grounds of Plaza Middle School,
3080 S. Lynnhaven Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia. Dr. Tamitha Skov,WX6SWW, noted Research Scientist, Educator, newly licensed Ham, and Space
Weather Expert (www.spaceweatherwoman.com
) will present, via ZOOM,
“Space Weather and Its
Effects on Ham Radio Communications.”
All VBARC members, their guests, and members of the K4AMG Memorial Radio
Club have been invited to attend Dr. Skov’s presentation. The first ninety-six (96) of VBARC and the K4AMG Memorial Radio Club, and
guests will be seated for the presentation. No sign-ups are needed! For more information, please contact Ed Gibbs,
KW4GF, at 757-274-5793 or Malignswine@gmail.com
The next Board of Directors meeting will be November 28th @ 7:00 PM at the VBARC Beach Shack,
3469 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach.
Click here for a map to Ocean Park Rescue - THE VBARC BEACH SHACK
The next test session will be November 17th at the
The Beach Shack (Ocean Park Rescue)
Click here for full details.
Public Service Notes from Tom WS9B:
Our next event will be Norfolk Harbor 5K and Half Marathon on Nov. 17th and 18th.;
Terry is coordinating this event.He will need around 9 people for 5K and around 28 people for half marathon. Terry will have a signup sheet at next meeting.
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. No Tones!
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 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.
QRP Saturday have ended for the year. They will ramp back up next March or April
Here is a link
to a website
by Alertfind Software that talks about Ham radio. Submitted to us
by Avery Lincoln.
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 the November contests!
DXNews.com DX Calendar for November 2018
Local repeaters are controlled by
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
on the 146.895 repeater are:
ARES Net every
Tuesday Night at 8:00 PM
Hampton Roads Service
Net at 9:00 PM every night.