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Arlington Amateur Radio Club

Arlington County, Virginia USA

An Affiliate Club of the American Radio Relay League

Celebrating 40 Years

Purpose: To further promote the popularity, goodwill, recognition and respect of our hobby both within our fraternalism and the community, and to so conduct our Club meetings and activities in a manner which will serve to the best interest of Amateur Radio. (From the club Constitution).

Marine Corps Marathon to Use W4WVP Repeaters

The W4WVP 2-meter and 70-centimeter repeaters may be used for communications support of the Marine Corps Marathon on Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 4 am until 5 pm ET, as needed by the Amateur Radio Support leadership team. If intending to use one of the W4WVP repeaters, please listen first, to discern whether the the repeater is in use. If it is, please wait. If the repeater is in use by a controlled net, such as one of several Marine Corps Marathon nets, please listen for the net control station and wait for an opportunity to call. Many thanks in advance. -- Mike NW3V, W4WVP Trustee

Field Day 2019 Was a Blast

Weather could not have been more perfect at the Field Day 2019 encampment of the Alexandria Radio Club, which Arlington Amateur Radio Club members attended. So why were operators in screened tents treated to sudden horizontal driving blasts of water in the midnight hour? The cause was anthropogenic: the automated sprinkler system turned on.

Alexandria Radio Club Field Day 2019 Chair Don KI4D has posted some photos on this site. There's a link on the Alexandria Radio Club home page.


We meet the third Tuesday of each month 7:00 – 8:30 PM, usually at St. Thomas More Cathedral School, 105 N. Thomas St. in Arlington, VA. The door to enter the building faces the rear parking lot. If the door is locked, call on the W4WVP repeater (see below).

You do not have to be a member or licensed amateur to attend. Meetings are occasionally held at other locations; tune into our Tuesday night net for updated information.

Next (October) Meeting

The next regular meeting will be October 15 at, as usual, the St. Thomas More Cathedral School starting at 7 pm. Activities Chairman Gary KC5QCN will give a presentation on "Fast-scan Amateur Television (ATV)," describing the use of National Television System Committee (NTSC) analog television signals for Amateur Radio. He may also say something about digital television over Amateur Radio. Don't miss it!

Coming Hamfests

About W4WVP Repeaters

The W4WVP 2-meter repeater is located in Arlington County and utilizes several remote receivers. This repeater is open for general amateur use. It transmits on 145.47 MHz and receives on 144.87 MHz. A subaudible PL (CTCSS) tone of 107.2 Hz is required on your 144.87 MHz signal to access it.

The W4WVP 70-cm repeater, donated by member Dennis Welch, WB7VUM, is also located in Arlington County and is open for general amateur use. It transmits on 449.325 MHz and receives on 444.325 MHz. A subaudible PL (CTCSS) tone of 151.4 Hz is required on your 444.325 MHz signal to access it.

Both repeaters are coordinated by T-MARC, the Mid-Atlantic Repeater Council. You can find information on these and other repeaters in the area on the T-MARC website.

Weekly Bulletin & Net

Listen to bulletins of interest to the Amateur Radio Service from Newsline on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM ET (except for meeting nights), on the W4WVP 2-meter repeater. A club net follows at about 7:20 PM.

All licensed amateurs are invited to check into the net. More information is at this link.


Office Name Call
President Mike Callaham NW3V
Vice President Doug Marshall KK4QFR
Secretary Paul Wilson KI4PW
Treasurer Jack Person W2JWP
Activities Chairman Gary Sessums KC5QCN

Contact Information

You can mail club officers at w4wvp [at] or make your inquiry on our weekly net. Discussions also take place online.

For general information on the Amateur Radio Service, and to learn how you can become a radio amateur, see our Amateur Radio page.