West Chester Amateur Radio Association – WC8VOA

Posted by: | Posted on: February 15, 2016
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National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting

Open During Dayton Hamfest

QST! QST! – The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting invites Hams, 
families and friends to a special Open House and  ‘behind the scenes’  tour of 
the Bethany Relay Station. This unique tour will be conducted by K8DEV (Gary West),
K8CJY (Jay Adrick), WD8AZQ (Joe Gruber) and other museum volunteers. The guides
will provide rich insights into the history of the Bethany Station and 
unpublished details about the massive transmitters that helped win the war 
against Hitler. The tour also includes access to one of only two remaining 
Collins 821A1 250kW auto-tune shortwave transmitters. You’ll also have access 
to the Gray History of Wireless Museum and the Cincinnati Media Heritage 
Collection and the West Chester Amateur Radio Association club shack.  
The VOA museum is a short trip down Interstate 75, just 40 miles south of
Hara Arena.  Tours are self-directed, so come anytime between 6:30PM and 9:00pm. 
Hope to see you there!

When: Saturday, May 21st 6:30PM to 9:00PM

Where: 8070 Tylersville Rd, West Chester – Exit 22 on I75 & East

Talk-In: WC8VOA Repeater 145.390 – (No PL)

Admission: $5 / person payable at the door Refreshments provided: – Donations appreciated


North Carolina VOA Towers Demolished

 A field of 48 antenna towers that have been out of service for several years was demolished by explosives on April 4.  The VOA station continues to operated using another antenna field.  The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission  will use the area as a wildlife preserve.  Video of the demolition is in this WITN TV news report,
and at the demolition company website https://youtu.be/Zcsbny8PFZw.


 

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:

Russell Hines = WB8ZCC

David Zeek – W8DPZ


WCARA Calendar

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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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* Open Operating NightOpen Operating Night

Time: 7:00 pm

Station is open for members and visitors to operate

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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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* Open Operating NightOpen Operating Night

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Station is open for members and visitors to operate

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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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* Open Operating NightOpen Operating Night

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Station is open for members and visitors to operate

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* WC8VOA WorkdayWC8VOA Workday

Time: 9:00 am

WC8VOA workday - 9:00 am to noon

* 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. WC8VOA workday 9:00 am to noon.

* Museum Open For HamventionMuseum Open For Hamvention

Time: 6:30 pm

National VOA Museum of Broadcasting open for visitors during Dayton Hamvention. Saturday, May 21 - 6:30pm to 9:00 pm. Details at www.wc8voa.org

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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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* Open Operating NightOpen Operating Night

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* Monday Night NetMonday Night Net

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