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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.

Next meeting will be 7pm on Monday, April 10, 2023

Meeting Location:  St. Johns Lodge No. 37 located at 2557 N. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand, FL 32720

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


Good news, the WestVARS 2M FM repeater, WV4ARS, is back on the air!  Reed, WW3A, reported the good news, and while it is not connected to the new antenna yet, it is functioning off the old transmit antenna. Work to bring the 7/8" thick hard line through the exterior wall of the building and connect it to the repeater will continue through the weekend.  The 70CM DMR repeater equipment has been moved to a new cabinet and should not suffer any further interruptions.

Repeater Progress Update


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:  Bob Clarke - W4RWC
Vice President: Tom Rossi - KQ4CLQ
Treasurer:  Lew Junk - KM4RLO
Secretary: Joe Helegua - KO4BAX

WestVARS Articles of Incorporation

WestVARS By-Laws