The WCARA club station (WC8VOA) operates from the decommissioned Voice of America (VOA) Bethany Station, located at 8070 Tylersville Road, in West Chester, Ohio. The VOA site was taken off the air in 1995, and the facility now operates as the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting. WCARA is a division of the museum.
The station has seven HF operating positions, and a guest station for testing equipment. HF radios include Icom, Yaesu, and Kenwood. Four towers hold tri-band beams, 6m, 2m and dipoles wire antennas.
Station operation is SSB, CW, and all modes of digital. The club operates two Yaesu DR-1x Fusion repeaters. Our 145.390 unit is located on a commercial tower in Fairfield Township. The 443.650 unit is tower located behind the VOA Museum. The station contains a Yaesu FTM-400DR Fusion transceiver, connected to a 2m/440 vertical antenna.
WC8VOA operates EchoLink node 805289. It is available for anyone who would like to join our conversations and nets.
APRS operation is supported with a Kenwood TM-D710GA transceiver. Callsign used is WC8VOA – 1.
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