West Chester Amateur Radio Association – WC8VOA

Posted by: | Posted on: February 15, 2016
Volunteers are needed to work in the VOA booth at Hamvention, and open house at the VOA Museum.
Click here for information. 
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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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Interested in Skywarn training?
Follow this link for on-line course.
https://www.meted.ucar.edu/training_course.php?id=23
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If you have not paid your dues for 2017, please do so the next time at VOA, or send a check to Mark (KE8CIE)
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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 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:

Delmo Albino – VE3TOZ
David Goodwin – KC8JOX
Ken Dick – N8KEN
Gregory Popp – AF8S
Daniel Reif – N8QV
Donald Prince – KD8SOF
Al Bolton – W8OC
Bill Kuntzman – KE8BGZ

 


2016 Holiday Party

Posted by: | Posted on: December 6, 2016

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:

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Jocelyn
KD8VRX


NPOTA Taft Museum – July 23, 2016

Posted by: | Posted on: July 25, 2016

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2016 Field Day Photos

Posted by: | Posted on: July 3, 2016
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Field Day Results

.                                              Contacts                  Points
CW                                             121                          242
Digital                                         68                          136
Phone                                      1624                        1624

Total QSO Points                                            2002
Power Multiplier (2X)                                  4004

Bonus Points                                                           1520
TOTAL POINTS                                                5524    


KD8YVJ on AmateurLogic.TV Podcast.

Posted by: | Posted on: June 22, 2016

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.


WCARA Calendar

Posted by: | Posted on: October 5, 2015

 

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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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* 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

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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* VOA Yard WorkdayVOA Yard Workday

Time: 9:00 am

VOA Yard Workday

* VOA Open HouseVOA Open House

Time: 1:00 pm

VOA Museum Open House

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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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* 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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* Work DayWork Day

Time: 9:00 am

Work Daty at VOA

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