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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).

Next Up: Field Day, June 23-24

Field Day, sponsored by ARRL and Radio Amateurs of Canada, is always the fourth full weekend in June, which this year is June 23 through 24. This year, we return to the days of yesteryear, when we operated jointly with the Alexandria Radio Club, alternating callsigns (and QST credit) from one year to the next. This year we join the Alexandria Radio Club as their guests, in Joseph Hensley Park, 4200 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria. We are very grateful for this invitation, as we strive to get back to nature after more than two decades in an Emergency Operations Center and subsequent indoor locations. The Alexandria Radio Club has publicized the location on the ARRL Field Day Locator Page. Talk-in frequency is 147.315 MHz, PL 107.2.

Next Up: Meeting, July 17

At our July 19 meeting, Gary KC5QCN will screen a video of the Heard Island DXpedition. Also there will be a special election for Activities Chairman, to replace Randy WB4MJF, who resigned at the June meeting. Gary KC5QCN has been nominated. The meeting will be in the Bluemont Room of the Arlington County Central Library. Wheelchair access is available by elevator from the lower levels of the parking garage.

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We meet the third Tuesday of each month 7:00 – 9:00 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).

HOWEVER, our JULY 17, 2018, meeting will be in the Bluemont Room of the Arlington Country Central Library.

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.

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 club also owns a repeater, donated by member Dennis Welch, WB7VUM, that operates on the 70-centimeter band. 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. Currently its Morse ID is WB7VUM, but that will be changed to W4WVP/R.

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 Randy Kelly WB4MJF

Contact Information

You can mail club officers at w4wvp [at] or make your inquiry on our weekly net. Discussions also take place on our public mailing list and on our members-only Yahoo Group mailing list.

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