WestVARS Swap Meet

Testing Update

We had hoped to resume testing in July, however, given the current Covid-19 status testing remains suspended.

June Meeting Update

During the June meeting the position of Vice-President was filled.  Congratulations to James, WX4TV on his election, and a heart felt thanks to those who were willing to take on the duties.

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.

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.

Our next meeting will be September 22, 2020.  We will be meeting virtually, you can join by clicking here.  We welcome guest speaker Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, "The Kit Guy" who earned his title while serving as editor for CQ Amateur Radio Magazine.  Bring your kit related questions!

A group of us meet on Saturday mornings at 8:30 to talk radio.  Currently we are meeting virtually here.

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