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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. 


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


News

License Testing: 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

Interesting website! 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 DXCC.  Click here to see the November contests!

DXNews.com DX Calendar for November 2018

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
FM/DL7VOG VK9XQ K6VVA/KL7 8Q7JX 7P8Z
VP6D VK9CH T88PB
YJ0GC EL2EL/4 EL2JB V63PSK 4W/HL1AHS
PJ7PL 8P9AE ZA/OU2I
Z23MD VP2MUW H7/RM0F H7/R4WAA H7/RZ3FW YN4RRC H7/RC5A
5W7X 5W0TB VP2V/WJ2O
W1VX/KH8 KH8C EP6RRC 4W/DS3EXX
FG4KH VP2ESJ
V31FT 9Y4/VE3EY
5R8UP J8NY
FG/SM7RYR V6A
E44WE TO5A
VP9KF 5X1XA
VP2EAB VP2EGW
VP2EAQ VP2EAR
JD1BOI
JD1BON
JD1BPH JI1CRM/JD1
5R8R
P4/PH2M
XV9D
PJ7AA
A35EU
8Q7DX
J68GU
5H3MB


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

Key nets 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.

 


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