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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, September 11, 2023
Meeting Location: St. Johns Lodge No. 37 located at 2557 N. Spring Garden Ave., DeLand, FL 32720
WestVARS has adopted Groups.io as our official internal communications platform. You can find our forum home page here and a presentation on how to use Groups.io here. If you are having trouble accessing Groups.io, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will reach out to help. Friends of WestVARS, we'll keep this website updated with important club information so you can stay informed.
WestVARS currently operates two repeaters that are open for all licensed radio amateurs to use. More information HERE .
The original BridgeCom repeater is back on the air. NOTE the repeater requires a PL tone of 103.5.
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 information on our club's repeaters.
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 Tone 103.5) 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)
- DMR Net -KN4EHC 70cm DMR Repeater 442.225 MHz (+5 MHz offset) and the DeLand Local DMR Talkgroup 311679, Time Slot 1 and Color Code 1. Please follow the Quick-Key instructions (Briefly PTT and announce callsign in advance of the start of the net) so that your call sign will be visible on the Brandmeister dashboard to be included in the roster.
Begins promptly at 8:30