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Our next meeting is May 28,2019.  Upcoming events include:

  • Summer Field day - June 22 & 23
    We are still open to  suggestions for a summer field day location. If you have an idea for a location, please email it to
    Doug, KN4UEU, and Ken, AE2KP, performed an RFI survey of the Elks Lodge on Friday May 17.  We found the noise acceptable and made contacts on 20 and 40 meters.  The Lodge is the preferred location for Field Day and we have requested its use.  As soon as we have confirmation we will update everyone.
  • Come join the informal Ham Radio breakfast gathering, 9:00AM each Saturday morning at Denny's, 1206 N Woodland Blvd, Deland, FL 32720.
WestVARS Annual Swapmeet – Held each April in DeLand, FL


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 club and we offer a wide range of Amateur Radio activities, as well as licensing test sessions every other month.

Our monthly meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the DeLand Elks Lodge at 614 South Alabama Avenue, DeLand, Florida 32720.  The meeting location is directly across the street from the Earl Brown Skate and Bike Park.  Meetings start at 7:00 PM.  Show up early at 6:30 for some fellowship with your fellow Amateur Radio operators.

WestVARS holds three weekly radio nets every Wednesday night.

  • 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 at 8:45 PM

We would like to invite you to join the West Volusia Amateur Radio Society
(WestVARS).  Please click here for a membership application.

Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws