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ND8D has installed a SDR in the WC8VOA operating room.
Click this link to learn more and access the SDR
The SDR allows you to monitor many of the SW bands, and you can check you signal by transmitting from home and listening to how you sound when received at WC8VOA. The unit is presently connected to the fan dipole. Four simultaneous connects are possible.
Follow this link to see the Young Ham of the Year award presented to KD8YVJ
Field Day Results
. Contacts Points
CW 77 154
Digital 40 80
Phone 1225 1225
Total QSO Points 1459
Power Multiplier (2X) 2918
Bonus Points 1240
TOTAL POINTS 4158
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2017 WC8VOA Field Day Contacts
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.