Station Information


The WCARA club station (WC8VOA) operates from the decommissioned Voice of America (VOA) Bethany Station, located at 8070 Tylersville Road, in West Chester, Ohio.  The VOA site was taken off the air in 1995, and the facility now operates as the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting.  WCARA is a division of the museum.

The station has seven HF operating positions, featuring equipment from Icom, Yaesu, and Kenwood.  Four towers hold tri-band beams, 6m, 2m, plus misc. wire antennas.  An experimental SDR capability was installed in January, 2017.

Station operation is SSB, CW, and PSK31.  The club operates a Yaesu DR-1x Fusion repeater, located on a commercial tower in Fairfield Township.  The station contains a Yaesu FTM-400DR Fusion transceiver, connected to a 2m/440 vertical antenna.

APRS operation is supported with a Kenwood TM-D710GA transceiver.  Callsign used is WC8VOA – 1.

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WC8VOA HF Transceivers & Equipment

WC8VOA Antennas





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