Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club

Welcome!
Welcome to the Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club (VBARC). We are an active club, with over 100 members. You can join us on the net multiple times a week, in person at our weekly breakfast, or on our radios in a local park. You don't need to be a member to join us. Become a Member
 
 NOTICE: Club House Closed May 16 to May 28 for repaving 
       
Monthly Club Meeting
Our club meets on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:30 pm. Location: Indian River County (IRC) Emergency Operations Center (EOC), 4225 43rd Avenue, Vero Beach, FL 32967. Our next club meeting is Thur, May 9.

Weekly Nets
1. Emergency Net: Monday, 7:30pm, 146.64, tone 107.2, echolink: K4CPJ-R
2. Net About Nothing ... Much: Monday, 8pm, 53.33, tone 100, echolink: KQ4ORQ-R
3. IRC ARES Net: Tuesday, 7:30pm, 145.130, tone 107.2, echolink: KM4MCK-R
4. IRC ARES Winlink Net: All week ending Tuesday at 5pm. To participate see the ARES Group tab on the left.
5. Out of Towner Net: Wednesday, 8pm, 53.33, tone 100 echolink: KQ4ORQ-R
6. Skywarn Training and Practice Net: Sunday, 9pm, 146.775, tone 107.2, echolink: AF4CN-R


Thursday Breakfast
Thursday morning, 8:30 am, Nettie's Roadside Restaurant, 2555 27th Ave, Suite G-6, Vero Beach, FL 32960.

What's Cooking
Here are a few things in our near future:
QRP this weekend, Saturday, Apr 20th, 8 am at  A. W. Young Park. Cookies and Drinks. 


Facebook Page
Want another way to see what's going on in our club, visit the Vero Beach ARC Facebook Page.

QRP Events
Bring your radio, run in low power mode (max 10W -strictly enforced). Enjoy Cookies and Coffee. Our location is subject to change weekly so get on the email list. See and click the QRP link in the left side menu of this page for more info.   

VBARC Mailing Address - for Dues and Meetings
Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club
c/o IRC EOC
4225 43rd Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32967


Member Dues
Best to pay at our Meetings, by check or cash.
Optionally Credit card payment; menu link on top left; auto fills in application form for new members.
VBARC Member $20,  VBARC Family Dues $20
Separate donation Treasure Coasters Repeaters: $20
Pay Dues or Become a Member

 
About our Club
Want more info about our club, see and click the "About Us" menu link on the left side or the top of this webpage. The Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club thanks the Indian River County Emergency Operations Center for their support of our club and Amateur RadioThank You!

License Exams
Contact: VE (at) W4OT.COM to schedule a test.
Testing is normally held every 3rd Thursday at 7:30 pm.
Location: Indian River County Emergency Operations,
4255 43rd Ave, Vero Beach, FL 92960

Treasure Coast Ham News - Winter 2023/2024 Issue
The Treasure Coast Ham News Winter 2023/2024 issue is hereTreasure Coast Ham News (TCHN) is not affiliated with any amateur radio club. It is free and published quarterly for the benefit of all area hams and interested parties.  If you would like to be included in their email newsletter list, please send an email to:  tchamnews@gmail.com.  TCHN is always looking for articles of interest.  If you or your club have an item please email the publishers at the address above.

Amateur Radio Exam Opportunities
There are multiple opportunities available to take amateur radio exams. The Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club offers testing on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7:30 PM, at the Indian River County Emergency Operations Center. For more information please contact Bud at WA4ASJ@arrl.net (for more info, click the Testing and Training menu link on the left side of the page).

Testing & Training
See the Testing and Training link on the left side menu.

Club Shirts and Logo Pins
T-shirts can be viewed and purchased at the following website:  www.zazzle.com/store/w4ot_vbarc.
Pins can be purchased by VBARC members for $2 each or $4 for non members. They are nice pins and have proven to be popular! Pins are available at club meetings, or contact the club at the mailing address below.
Coin 


Club and Event Logging
John, KK4SHF has provided a club logging application. It allows you to watch net check-in in real time. The logger includes check-in, mapping and archiving. Here's the link: Logger.PlumTX.com

Virtual Ticketing Program
John, KK4SHF also has a virtual Ticketing Progam that is usefull at hamfests for attendee ticketing awarding prizes and marketing. Contact PLUMTX.COM if interested. 

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Rev. 4/17/24 BL