WCARA & VOA Museum Merger

Posted by: | Posted on: November 7, 2015
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The WCARA membership voted to become a division of the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting at the November 5 meeting.  The action became effective January 1, 2016.

The WCARA retains its organizational structure, by-laws, and the WC8VOA call sign.  WCARA gains the non-profit 501(c)(3) and corporate status of the VOA Museum, and the ability to raise operating funds through the Museum.  The officers of the WCARA will appoint a member to represent the club on the VOA Museum Board of Directors.  This appointment will have full voting rights on the board.


Area Repeater News Update

Posted by: | Posted on: October 24, 2015
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WC8VOA Repeater is in automatic mode – 145.390 (-) Tone squelch is 123.0

Additional Fusion Repeaters have come on the air in the northern Cincinnati area

Dial Radio Club Repeater is in automatic mode – 147.315 (+)  FM tone is 77.0

Butler County Amateur Radio Association –  W8WRK -146.700 (-)  FM tone squelch is 123.0 – Automatic Mode.

W8KJ – 443.5750 (+) – Automatic Mode

Butler County VHF Association – W8CCI – 146.790 (-)  and 147.330 (+), both using FM tone squelch 118.8 and in automatic mode.

Check https://www.repeaterbook.com/repeaters/FeatureSearch.php?state_id=39&type=YSF for more statewide listings


New Calendar Plugin Test

Posted by: | Posted on: October 5, 2015
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We are testing a new calendar plugin.  I did not like the Calendar-Spider because recurring events where not supported.  However I am still learning about this so I am also doing this test to see how the calendar displays in a post.

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* Monday Night NetMonday Night Net

Time: 8:00 pm

Every Monday we meet on the club repeater. Join us if you are in the area via VHF.

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* County Siren TestCounty Siren Test

Time: 11:45 am

Closed Net - Authorized Only

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* Monthly PresentationsMonthly Presentations

Time: 7:00 pm

Gather on the First Thursday of every month to meet other amateur radio enthusiast; learn and grow.

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* Monday Night NetMonday Night Net

Time: 8:00 pm

Every Monday we meet on the club repeater. Join us if you are in the area via VHF.

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* Monday Night NetMonday Night Net

Time: 8:00 pm

Every Monday we meet on the club repeater. Join us if you are in the area via VHF.

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* Scout Merit BadgeScout Merit Badge

Time: 7:00 pm

Scout Merit Badge Operating Night

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* International DX - CW International DX - CW

Time: 7:00 pm

ARRL International DX - CW

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* Scout Merit BadgeScout Merit Badge

Time: 9:00 am

Scout Merit Badge Operating

* VOA Museum Open HouseVOA Museum Open House

Time: 1:00 pm

On the 3rd Saturday of every month the VOA Museum is open to the public. As a way of stimulating the growth of amateur radio and the museum our club is asked to be open that day, 1 PM to 4 PM.

* International DX - CW International DX - CW

Time: 7:00 pm

ARRL International DX - CW

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* Monday Night NetMonday Night Net

Time: 8:00 pm

Every Monday we meet on the club repeater. Join us if you are in the area via VHF.

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* Scout Merit BadgeScout Merit Badge

Time: 7:00 pm

Scout Merit Badge Operating Night

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* Monday Night NetMonday Night Net

Time: 8:00 pm

Every Monday we meet on the club repeater. Join us if you are in the area via VHF.

         

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2015 OSPOTA Participation

Posted by: | Posted on: September 12, 2015
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This year as in many years WC8VOA join in the annual OSPOTA contest. Instead of our normal location along the Little Miami Scenic River we moved to John Bryan. We have included some pictures and have submitted our logs.

Total QSOs = 85, Contacted 36 of the 74 state parks, a total score of 3060

Operators included KD8VRK, KD8YVJ, KD8WBT, N8MIQ

ospota pic KD8VRX KD8YVJ ospota antenna


DR-1x with software revsion 1.00T Updated

Posted by: | Posted on: February 8, 2015
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The WC8VOA Fusion repeater is operating in automatic mode. It will transmit digital when it receives digital, and analog FM when it receives FM.

To avoid the digital “noise” when in FM mode, turn the tone/squelch of your unit on with a PL of 123.0. This tone is transmitted on FM mode only, so your receiver will not open the squelch when a digital transmission is in progress.

In this configuration, check the signal strength indicator before transmitting to insure that a digital QSO is not in progress.

The repeater firmware was updated to revision 1.00T on Feb. 20, 2015.  This added a settable squelch tail that has been set for 500 ms.

Prices for Fusion transceivers is decreasing, and more operators are using the repeater.

Please do not key the repeater when a digital QSO is in progress