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 email@example.com.
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
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).
The Sharon Woods location will be cancelled if Heavy Rain or Thunderstorms are present.
When: Sunday, June 18th.
Time: 2:00PM – 6:00PM
Voice of America Museum. 8070 Tylersville Road, West Chester OH 45069
Sharon Woods Park. 11450 Lebanon Road, Sharonville OH 45241
Kids Day Certificate of Participation:
For more information:
Follow this link to see the Young Ham of the Year award presented to KD8YVJ
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.
|Jocelyn (KD8VRX) & Sharon (iSPACE)||Chris (KD8YVJ)|
Cincinnati Enquirer Article/Video:
The local community TV (ICRC TV) posted the full event on Youtube.
Italian Telebridge Station Video: