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

During the December meeting we will hold the election of officers for the 2023 year.  Please read this letter from the current officers regarding the nominations here.

Next meeting will be 7pm on Monday, December, 19, 2022

Meeting Location: Wellspring Church, 1780 South Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL.
Note:  If the church is unavailable, we'll meet at Gator's Dockside next door.

IMPORTANT:  Meeting update for 2023
Beginning in 2023 we will be meeting on the 2nd Monday of the month at the St. Johns Lodge No. 37 located at 2557 N. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand, FL 32720.  The first meeting of 2023 will be on January 9, 2023

WestVARS currently operates two repeaters that are open for all licensed radio amateurs to use.  More information HERE .

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

Click HERE for the 2 Meter Net Scripts.

Click HERE to view the latest roster in a web page,
Click HERE to download it as a pdf or
Click HERE to download it to a spreadsheet.

  • 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)

Organizational Information

President:  Ken Peck - AE2KP
Vice President: Kegan Ritchie - K3GAN
Treasurer:  Greg Geist - N4ZZN 
Secretary: Chris Petry - KM4PUR

WestVARS Articles of Incorporation

WestVARS By-Laws