Welcome to WC8VOA


WCARA Group getting ready for Field Day 2019
(WCARA Group getting ready for Field Day 2019)

Join us at 7:00 PM each Wednesday for our Open Shack Night, everyone is welcome to visit.  You can also visit us when the museum is open on the weekends, we always enjoy showing off our shack to visitors. Please follow the COVID guidelines when visiting us.


FCC Announces Amateur License FEE
Effective April 19, 2022, a $35 fee will apply to applications for a
new Amateur Radio license, modification (upgrade and sequential call
sign change), renewal, and vanity call signs.  Check ARRL web for more details.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) staff has clarified in response to an ARRL request that the new $35 application fee will not apply to most license modifications, including those to upgrade a licensee’s operator class and changes to club station trustees. The FCC staff explained that the new fees will apply only to applications for a new license, renewal, rule waiver, or a new vanity call sign. As previously announced, the new fees take effect on April 19, 2022.

Recent activities

  • Caesar Creek POTA
    Everyone enjoyed the POTA activation we did this past weekend at Caesar Creek. The weather cooperated very nicely and members got to experience the joy of the POTA program.
  • VOA 80th Anniversary Special Event Station W8O
    On the weekend of February 19th-20th, we celebrated the Voice of America 80th Anniversary. We operated as W8O from the VOA Museum(formerly the VOA Bethany Relay Station) for this event. There was also two other stations, W3V(Washington DC) and W4A(Greenville, NC). Both are active VOA sites, this means all of our special event stations operated […]

The West Chester Amateur Radio Association is a division of National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting.   We operate as WC8VOA,  we want to promote amateur radio and provide facilities for members and guests to meet and to exchange information about the hobby.