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 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 […]
Our club was invited to bring an amateur radio station to the Peterloon Scout Camp near Loveland, Ohio. Phil(KE8QMQ) reached out a few months ago to make this happen. The club was well represented with Phil(KE8QMQ), Mike(WE8HAM), Walt(W8LTR) and Jocelyn(KD8VRX) at the event.To make this extra special Phil procured the N8P callsign for us to […]
This year again we participated in Ohio State Parks on the Air(OSPOTA) which is held every September. The bands were decent and the weather was perfect, we had a great operating as WC8VOA from Caesar Creek. We manage to get 330 contacts and 48 Ohio State Parks which is the multiplier for this event. Our […]
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.
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 […]
You can see all the details about Winter Field Day here.
This year for OSPOTA we decided to run 2 stations, this was a first and with anything new there’s always something to learn. We did very well, this is probably our best year to date. We contacted 38 parks in Ohio and we had almost 400 QSOs. We had 7 operators help his year and […]
We took part in the Portable Operating Challenge again this year. This contest is only in it’s second year, it’s different than any other contest because your score it calculated by watts per Kilometer. Basically you want to work stations far away on as little power as possible. Every time we go portable we learn […]
The International Space Station(ISS) broadcasted a set of 12 pictures/images over Slow Scan TV(SSTV) from June 21-26. KD8YVJ and I were able to get a few of the images. This is always a fun activity and it doesn’t require a license since you are receiving only. This is a great activity to get youth involved […]