West Chester Amateur Radio Association – WC8VOA

Posted by: | Posted on: February 15, 2016

440 MHz Repeater Operational
WCARA has installed a repeater operating on 443.650 (+) MHz in operation
from the VOA site.  It is a Yaesu Fusion repeater operating in Automatic mode.
The repeater is running at 20 w through a Station Master antenna at 60 ft.
No access tone is required, but it transmits a 123.0 tone in FM mode.
Set tone/squelch to 123.0 and FM users will not hear the digital signal.
Identification is WC8VOA/R and time out is 3 minutes.
Coverage is expected to be in the local area only, and reports can be sent to qst@wc8voa.org.

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EchoLink is now available for use on the WC8VOA 145.390 (-) (no tone) repeater.
ID is WC8VOA-R and node number is 805289
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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 the callsign for the clubs two repeaters.  Each is a  Yaesu Fusion repeater, operating in the automatic mode. The two meter repeater operates on 145.390 (-) (no tone) from a commercial tower located in Fairfield, Ohio.  The 440 MHZ repeater frequency is 443.650 (+) (no tone) from a 60 ft. tower located at the Voice of America Museum in West Chester, Ohio.   We also operate an APRS beacon/relay station with the call sign WC8VOA,and EchoLink on the two meter repeater with node number 805289.

Additionally, we 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:

Delmo Albino – VE3TOZ
Al Bolton – W8OC
James Carpenter – WU1N
Ken Dick – N8KEN
Lawrence Galaske – KD8RGQ
David Goodwin – KC8JOX
Bill Kuntzman – KE8BGZ
Kevin Mayl – KD8AVH
Gregory Popp – AF8S
Donald Prince – KD8SOF
Daniel Reif – N8QV
Jonathon Saywell – KD6MAS

 


ARRL Kids Day – Sunday June 18th.

Posted by: | Posted on: June 15, 2017

Please join us as amateur radio operators across the United States and Canada will introduce kids to the wonderful world of amateur radio.  This event is sponsored by the American Radio Relay League (ARRL), this is an informal event and meant to be done in a relax atmosphere.  Kids will be making “Contacts” with other kids from across the United States, Canada and maybe even across the globe, you never who will answer you.  This year we will have two locations, the Voice of America Museum in West Chester and Sharon Woods park (Near the visitor center).

Cancellation:
The Sharon Woods location will be cancelled if Heavy Rain or Thunderstorms are present.

When: Sunday, June 18th.
Time: 2:00PM – 6:00PM
Where:
Voice of America Museum.  8070 Tylersville Road, West Chester OH 45069
http://www.voamuseum.org/
 or
Sharon Woods Park. 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville OH 45241
http://www.greatparks.org/parks/sharon-woods


Kids Day Certificate of Participation:
Download Certificate

For more information:
http://www.arrl.org/news/kids-day-is-sunday-june-18
http://www.arrl.org/kids-day

 Pictures of the event:


2016 Holiday Party

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KD8YVJ Young Ham Of The Year Award Ceremony

Posted by: | Posted on: November 16, 2016

Follow this link to see the Young Ham of the Year award presented to KD8YVJ

https://youtu.be/cn1e-QLjZiE

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iSPACE and WCARA make ISS Contact.

Posted by: | Posted on: October 14, 2016

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.

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Jocelyn (KD8VRX) & Sharon (iSPACE) Chris (KD8YVJ)

Cincinnati Enquirer Article/Video:
http://cin.ci/2eeN2ya

The local community TV (ICRC TV) posted the full event on Youtube.

Italian Telebridge Station Video:

73,
Jocelyn
KD8VRX


NPOTA Taft Museum – July 23, 2016

Posted by: | Posted on: July 25, 2016

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2017 Field Day Photos

Posted by: | Posted on: July 3, 2016
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    Welcome and Information
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    Mark's (KE8CIE) Kitchen
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Field Day Results  

.                                              Contacts                  Points
CW                                            77                            154
Digital                                      40                             80
Phone                                   1225                         1225

Total QSO Points      1459                                         
Power Multiplier (2X)                               

Bonus Points
TOTAL POINTS     2918                                           


WCARA Calendar

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* Monthly MeetingMonthly Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm

Monthly Program Meeting. 7:00 pm at VOA Building

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* Monday NetMonday Net

Time: 8:00 pm

Weekly net on 145.390 FM & Digital. No tone required.

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* Business MeetingBusiness Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm

June Business Meeting - June 7, not June 14

* Open Operating NightOpen Operating Night

Time: 7:00 pm

Station is open for members and visitors to operate

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* Monday NetMonday Net

Time: 8:00 pm

Weekly net on 145.390 FM & Digital. No tone required.

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* Business MeetingBusiness Meeting

Time: 7:00 pm

Monthly business meeting - 7:00 pm at VOA Building.

* Open Operating NightOpen Operating Night

Time: 7:00 pm

Station is open for members and visitors to operate

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* ARRL Kids DayARRL Kids Day

Time: 2:00 pm

ARRL Kids Day from Sharon Woods and also the VOA Museum from 2:00PM - 6:00PM.

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* Monday NetMonday Net

Time: 8:00 pm

Weekly net on 145.390 FM & Digital. No tone required.

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* Open Operating NightOpen Operating Night

Time: 7:00 pm

Station is open for members and visitors to operate

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* Field DayField Day

Time: 2:00 pm

National Field Day operations. Set up begins at 9:00 am Friday, and continues at 9:00 am Saturday. Operations begins at 2:00 pm Saturday, and runs for 24 hours to 2:00 pm Sunday. Everyone is welcome to attend and operate.

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* Field DayField Day

Time: 2:00 pm

National Field Day operations. Set up begins at 9:00 am Friday, and continues at 9:00 am Saturday. Operations begins at 2:00 pm Saturday, and runs for 24 hours to 2:00 pm Sunday. Everyone is welcome to attend and operate.

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* Monday NetMonday Net

Time: 8:00 pm

Weekly net on 145.390 FM & Digital. No tone required.

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* Open Operating NightOpen Operating Night

Time: 7:00 pm

Station is open for members and visitors to operate

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