About US

The West Chester Amateur Radio Association, a division of the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting, is dedicated to advancing the Amateur Radio hobby. We are active in presenting technical programs to increase our knowledge of communication techniques, engaging in technical education of new and prospective amateurs, and participating in contests and field day activities. We also assist in West Chester public events.

We operate station WC8VOA from the Voice of America building at 8070 Tylersville Rd., in West Chester. We use most common amateur modes, including modern digital modes. A unique operating capability is 10 Ghz EME using the 7.2 meter dish available on the site.

The VOA building is undergoing renovation, and our ultimate plans are to have multiple 80 ft. self-supporting towers to hold our station antennas when the renovation is complete.  Two 60 ft. towers support beam and wire antennas for HF and 6m operation.

Meetings are at 7:00 pm on the first Thursday of each month at the VOA building. Weekly nets are held at 8:00 pm on Mondays on the WC8VOA 145.39- repeater, no PL required.

We have an informal eyeball session each Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm, also at the VOA building. This is a time for general discussion and operating the club’s station.  It is open to all hams and anyone interested in obtaining an amateur license.

Visiting hams and prospective hams are always welcome at our meetings and events. Our yearly dues are a modest $25.00. Our mailing address is West Chester Amateur Radio Association, PO Box 913, West Chester, Ohio 45071.

The club will exchange QSL cards with all contacts who forward their QSL card and enclose a SASE for the WC8VOA card return. (See our QSL policy on the left sidebar)

Contact us at  qst@wc8voa.org for more information

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