On Saturday October 8th iSPACE students in Cincinnati were able to talk to astronaut Kate Rubins (KG5FYJ) aboard the International Space Station with the help of our club and the VOA Museum. The contact only lasted 10 minutes but I’m sure everyone will remember this exciting QSO for a very long time.
|Jocelyn (KD8VRX) & Sharon (iSPACE)||Chris (KD8YVJ)|
Cincinnati Enquirer Article/Video:
The local community TV (ICRC TV) posted the full event on Youtube.
Italian Telebridge Station Video:
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WCARA member Chris Brault, has been awarded the ARRL Hiram Percy Maxim award. Quoting from the ARRL newsletter:
“The League’s top award to a young radio amateur, the Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Award goes annually to a current full ARRL member under the age of 21. The nominee’s accomplishments and contributions to both the community of Amateur Radio and the local community should be of the most exemplary nature.”
The West Chester Amateur Radio Association is very proud to have Chris as an active member of the club.
Use these links to see the ARRL announcement in full, and an interview on W5KUB podcast.
Christopher was invited to take part in the “live” taping of AmateurLogic.TV during the Dayton Hamvention 2016.
The episode was posted earlier this week, here’s the link to the episode, you can see his segment at the 1:03:25 mark.
West Chester Amateur Radio Association, a division of National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting, is organized to promote amateur radio and provide facilities for members and guests to meet, operate WC8VOA, and exchange information about the hobby.
The club has members with many different backgrounds, and technical training and interests. WC8VOA has four HF operating positions, functioning in voice, cw, and data modes. WC8VOA/R is a Yaesu Fusion repeater, operating in the automatic mode. (145.39- No Tone). We also operate an APRS beacon/relay station with the call sign WC8VOA.
We also operate 10 Ghz EME, several contests each year, and ARRL Field Day.
An open operating night is held at 7:00 PM each Wednesday, and everyone is welcome to visit. Click ABOUT US in the toolbar for more information.
Welcome our newest members:
Bill Kuntzman – KE8BGZ
Sadie DiMuzio – KE8CMO
Edwin Sale – KE8EXT
Joe Burke – WA8OGS
Richard Angel – AF7RT
Chuck Elliott – W8URK
Carl Dole – WBØNPR
Andrew Foerster – AC8WQ
John Caldwell – WD8INC
Tom Koffel – KZ8ZZ
Ronald May – WD8INF
Marshall Paisner – K4MAP
Grant Hahne – KF4IGK
Bobby Rogers – KB1LN
Paul Cromer – KD8UYZ
Andrew Krew – ND8D