Vero Beach Amateur Radio Club

Welcome New Hams, Old Hams and those who want to be Hams!
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

Field Day
Our club plans to participate in ARRL Field Day. ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air event held annually in the US and Canada. On the fourth weekend of June of each year, thousands of radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from remote locations. If you want more info about Field Day, read this.

Our VBARC Field Day is planned Jun 22-23 in the Argriculture Pavilion, at IRC Fairgrounds, Sat 2pm - Sun 2pm (24 hour event). We will have a “Get on the Air Radio Station”, that anyone can operate on. If you’re interested in amateur (or ham) radio, this is the place to be. Bring yourself, school kids, scouts, and anyone you want to learn about amateur radio. Location: Indian River County Fairgrounds & Expo Center, 7955 58th Ave, Vero Beach, FL 32967. For questions, go to our Facebook page (see the link in the Facebook section below). 
     
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, June 13. All are welcome. You do not need to be a member to attend and find out more about ham radio.

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. D-Star net: Tuesday, 8:30pm to 9:00pm on Reflector 078C
6. DMR net: Tuesday, 9:00pm in talk group 31123
7. Out of Towner Net: Wednesday, 8pm, 53.33, tone 100 echolink: KG4ORQ-R
8. Skywarn Training and Practice Net: Sunday, 9pm, 146.775, tone 107.2, echolink: AF4CN-R


Thursday Breakfast
Every Thursday morning, 8:30 am, Nettie's Roadside Restaurant, 2555 27th Ave, Suite G-6, Vero Beach, FL 32960. Ask for the Ham club, if you don't know us. All are welcome.

What's Cooking (What's up in the near future)
Here are a few things in our near future:
1. QPT is this Saturday, June 1st. See the QRP menu on the left of this page. 
2. ARRL Field Day is 2 pm Sat to 2 pm Sunday, June 22-23. If you want to help and/or participate, please contact Rick B, KB3NG. We need operators, loggers and Youth for the "Get-On-The-Air" (GOTA) station.  This event is open to the public and all are welcome.


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

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 $30
Separate donation Treasure Coasters Repeaters: $20
Pay Dues or Become a Member


Become A Ham and Amateur Radio Exam Opportunities
See the Testing and Training link on the left side menu. Attend any Club event to find out more about becoming a ham. 
 
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!
 
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.
 
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.
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HAM SOFTWARE FOR YOU...
The Club Logging application, allows you to watch net check-ins in real time. The logger includes pre-check-in, mapping and archiving. Try: Logger.PlumTX.com
The Virtual Ticketing Progam is usefull at hamfests for attendee ticketing, awarding prizes and marketing. Contact John KK4SHF @ PlumTX.com  


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