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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.

Winter Field Day is this weekend, January 29 & 30.
WestVARS Winter Field Day event details

Next meeting February 21, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Location: Wellspring Church, 1780 South Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL.

A group of us meet on Saturday mornings at 8:30 to talk radio over breakfast at Perkins located at 1405 North Woodland Blvd, Deland, FL 32720.

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.  We will expand our net structure to allow for discussions from both members and guests.

Click HERE for the 2 Meter Net Script.

  • 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)

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, +600KHZ).  Topics will vary each week.

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