The WCARA monthly program meeting is at 7:00pm at the VOA bulding on the first Thursday of each month. A technical program dealing with various aspects of amateur radio and communications is presented.
The membership decided at the August 2013 technical meeting to change the business meeting to two Saturdays before the monthly technical meeting. The members felt that this would give more lead time to manage the business affairs before the monthly meeting.
A 2m net is held each Monday evening at 8:00pm on the WCARA - WC8VOA 145.39- repeater. No tone access is required. All amateurs are welcome to participate, and net control is shared by members per the schedule on this website.
A three position operating station has been activated using a trailer mounted beam antenna at the east end of the VOA building, and a G5RV wire strung from the trailer tower to a light pole. It is operational on the 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter bands with a maximum power outputs or 600w and 1,000w, depending on the amplifier used. Equipment is an Icom IC-9100, an Icom IC-749, and a Kenwood TS-590.
The Voice of America building is located at 8070 Tylersville Rd, in West Chester. This is about 1/2 mile east of the I75-Tylersville Rd. exit.
Guests are welcome at all technical meetings.