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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).

Dennis Bodson, W4PWF, SK

The Club mourns the passing, July 1, 2016, of our Vice President and former ARRL Roanoke Division Director Dennis Bodson, Ph.D., P.E., W4PWF of Arlington, Virginia.

Dr. Bodson, an electrical engineer and retired National Communications System executive, served our Nation and the Amateur Service for decades. He received the IEEE Steinmetz Medal among his honors.

The ARRL has more information about Dennis' career and contributions at this link.


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

About W4WVP Repeater

The W4WVP repeater is located in Arlington County and utilizes several remote receivers. This repeater is open for general amateur use. W4WVP 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 repeater is coordinated by T-MARC, the Mid-Atlantic Repeater Council. You can find other repeaters in the D.C.-Delaware-Maryland-Northern Virginia-West Virginia region on the T-MARC website.

Weekly Bulletin & Net

Club volunteers transmit bulletins of interest to the Amateur Radio Service including Newsline and ARRL Audio News on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM ET (except for meeting nights), on the W4WVP repeater. A club net follows at 7:30 PM.

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


Office Name Call
President Chuck Norton KI4DHW
Vice President Doug Marshall KK4QFR
Secretary Mike Callaham NW3V
Treasurer Mike Elliott KK1MM
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 members-only Yahoo Group mailing list. A free Yahoo account is required.

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