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 […]
Back in early June we were invited to visit Tim Duffy(K3LR) Multi-Multi Contest Station is Western Pennsylvania. A few members made the 4+ hour trek to his station. These pictures won’t do it justice but it will give you an idea of his amazing station. Google Maps Satellite view for a small perspective of the […]
Richard(WC8RK), Joe(WA8OGS) and William(AA8XX) have been working on a little EME project.Below are the details: 432 MHz EME Project15LFA-JT Yagi & Testing Setup Yagi Hardware & Element Mounting Method:1” O.D. aluminum boom1/4” O.D. aluminum elementsStauff Clamps For 1” boom: # 3254PP (1/2 clamp used for each element)Stauff EP Plastic Insert: # 1-8 EP (1130004114)75 lb. […]
Hi everyone, Under the current circumstances, our activities are limited at best.We hope to be more active in 2021.
Once again this year the WCARA was part of the exhibitors at the annual Lakota Leads PiDay. This event is to promote STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to local families. We had our famous PowerTower which is always a hit with the kids/students. We had a portable 2meter station setup to get kids/students on the […]
A few of the WCARA members activated the Cowan Lake State Park on October 12th as part of the Parks on the Air(POTA) program. The temperature was a little cold but it was sunny. A great day to be outside and play radio with some friends (KB8ZYE, W8ND, KD8VRX, KE8CIE, W8LTR & KE8JWE). We learned […]
This year WC8VOA will be participating in the CQ WPX contest as a YARC partner hosting station. This means we have a few youth guest operators at the station to learn more about contesting. Our goal to teach our guest operators the tips & tricks of contesting and most of all HAVE A GOOD TIME! […]
Once again this year the Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting hosted Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) for any Scouts that want to participate. We made over 80 contacts from 22 different states and 9 countries. We are looking forward to next years event. Thank you to all the helped with the event.