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 The guides will provide rich insights into the history of the Bethany Station and unpublished details about the massive transmitters that helped win the war against Hitler.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