Join us for Field Day June 22 & 23!

Join WestVARS for Field Day 2019 on June 22 & 23 to see Amateur Radio in action! Come see how Amateur Radio operators around the world provide communications when all other means of communications have failed.  Your local radio operators will demonstrate how portable radios and antennas can be set up and provide communications in emergency situations using solar, battery, and generator power.  During the event, club members will be glad to explain the equipment being used, and provide anyone interested with an opportunity to talk on the air.  At various times during the event, satellite communications will be attempted using inexpensive, off-the-shelf equipment.  To find out more about Amateur Radio Field Day visit the official home of Field Day here.

WestVARS Field Day Details:

  • Where:  Deland Elks Lodge at 614 South Alabama Avenue, Deland, FL 32720.
  • Time: 10AM Saturday, June 22 through 2PM Sunday, June 23
  • Anyone interested in Amateur Radio is cordially invited anytime from 10AM Saturday, June 22 through 2PM Sunday afternoon, June 23.

Please note the new time for Saturday breakfast
Come join the informal Ham Radio breakfast gathering, 8:30AM each Saturday morning at Denny's, 1206 N Woodland Blvd, Deland, FL 32720.

Our next meeting is June 24, 2019.

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WestVARS Annual Swapmeet – Held each April in DeLand, FL

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Welcome to WestVARS!



The West Volusia Amateur Radio Society (WestVARS) was founded in 1982 and has been continuously active since then.  We are an ARRL affiliated club and we offer a wide range of Amateur Radio activities, as well as licensing test sessions every other month.

Our monthly meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the DeLand Elks Lodge at 614 South Alabama Avenue, DeLand, Florida 32720.  The meeting location is directly across the street from the Earl Brown Skate and Bike Park.  Meetings start at 7:00 PM.  Show up early at 6:30 for some fellowship with your fellow Amateur Radio operators.

WestVARS holds three weekly radio nets every Wednesday night.

  • 2 Meter Net – 147.315 (+600 kHz No Tone) WV4ARS Repeater
    Begins at 8:00 PM (EchoLink Node 80113)
  • 10 Meter USB Simplex Net - 28.315 USB
    Begins right after the 2 Meter net (usually around 8:15 PM)
  • 6 Meter FM Simplex Net 52.040 MHz
    Begins at 8:45 PM

We would like to invite you to join the West Volusia Amateur Radio Society
(WestVARS).  Please click here for a membership application.


Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws