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.

VOA Bethany Relay Station 78th Anniversary
(September 24th-25th)

Look for our Special Event Station this weekend to celebrate the 78th anniversary of the VOA Bethany Relay Station. If you made a contact/QSO you can retrieve your digital certificate here:
VOA Bethany 78th Certificate

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

  • Jamboree on the Air(JOTA) 2022
    Once again this year the VOA Museum and our amateur radio club was proud to be part of JOTA. The museum waived the entry fee for any Scout or Scout leader in class A uniform. The scouts were able to make contacts with other scouts or former scouts. This is a great way to promote […]
  • iSPACE Day 2022
    iSPACE Day was back after two years. The event was very successful we had lots of kids stop by and play or Power Tower game and learn about magnetism and electricity, they also had the chance to get on the radio and make a contacts or two. Everyone enjoyed themselves and the four hours flew […]

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.