WestVARS Swap Meet

May Meeting Update

During the May meeting, we approved moving forward with a new UHF DMR repeater.  We thank the Repeater Committee, Reed WW3A, Wally WU1Y, Gary N1JSN and Dave N4GMU.  A special thanks to Scott, KN4EHC, who has offered to loan the equipment to the club and provide labor for installation and setup.

The installation will be delayed until we are able to access the repeater site. When the new repeater comes online it will be under Scott's call sign.

There were two presentations during the meeting related to this topic.  The first was an overview of DMR, and the second one the detailed proposal for the new repeater.

June Meeting Reminder

Our June meeting agenda will include a special election to fill the vacant Vice President office.  The slate of nominees are:

Guy, N4DEL
Joe, N9CLD
James, WX4TV

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 Amateur Radio club and we offer a wide range of Amateur Radio activities.

Please note that due to Covid-19 concerns, the April and May meetings were held via Zoom.  We expect to meet in person for June, but will have a remote or virtual option available.  We strongly encourage those who are at a higher than average risk due to age or other health conditions to attend virtually.  We also anticipate resuming test sessions very soon.  Please check back for new test session dates.

Field Day, June 27-28, is NOT canceled.  We are planning our activities during the May and June meetings.  Details will be posted to the website as they become available.

All amateur radio operators are invited to join one or all of the three weekly WestVARS radio nets held every Wednesday night.  We will expand our net structure to allow for discussions from both members and guests.

  • 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 after the 10 Meter net (usually about 8:30 PM)

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Amateur Radio Breakfast - NET

Due to the Corona Virus and need for social distancing we are replacing our usual 8:30 AM Saturday breakfast with a round table net.  This net will be held on the WestVARS repeater, 147.315 (no tone +600).  Topics will vary each week.

Organizational Information

President:  Ken Peck AE2KP
Vice President:
Treasurer:  Michelle Lea N8ZQZ 
Secretary: Tom Lantzy KK4TKT

WestVARS Articles of Incorporation

WestVARS By-Laws