It’s with great sadness I post the following:
Please read story from ARRL and QRZ.
Bill Pasternak was co-founder (with Jim Hendershot, WA6VQP) of Amateur Radio Newsline™ (formerly The Westlink Report) ham radio news webcast.
I used to dial up, (yes dial up, the home phone (long before there were cell phones) and free long distance) AND record Amateur Radio Newsline then played it back over the repeater for the net. I lost track with Amateur Radio Newsline but remember Bills’ voice well. The reports are informative too.
The future of the Amateur Radio Newsline broadcast, out of production since its May 22 edition, has not been determined, although an appeal for volunteers was issued in late May.
Check it out.
73s Bill +R.I.P.+
PLEASE read this and go to ARRL website to help out.
Radio Parity Act of 2015
This bill introduced in the House (03/04/2015), directs the Federal
Communications Commission to amend regulations concerning the
height and dimensions of station antenna structures to prohibit a
private land use restriction from applying to amateur service
communications if the restriction precludes such communications, fails
to accommodate such communications, or does not constitute the
minimum practicable restriction to accomplish the legitimate purpose of
the private entity seeking to enforce the restriction.
Please visit www.arrl.org/hr1301 to read more about this bill.
There is a wealth of information there on how to show your support for this
action, including a sample letter to be updated with your address and
the address of your representatives. Please take a few minutes to
prepare this letter and send it to the ARRL for forwarding to
The WCARC is an organization of amateur radio operators in Woodford County. The club has approximately 30 members. Thanks to the dedicated effort of some experienced operators in recruiting new hams, the club was reorganized in October 1992 from the dormant Woodford Amateur Radio Society. Since it’s revival, the WCARC has been active in community affairs.The club has organized an active ARES® group in Woodford County, supplies communications support for local events such as the Versailles Holiday Parade and the Jaycess 5k Run and is active in training new hams. There are also club events to participate in on a regular basis. The A.R.R.L. field day that is held each June is a major event. One year the club sponsored a special events station at the Kentucky Horse Park the weekend before the Kentucky Derby. During the year there are antenna building parties, fox hunts, the Christmas Party and the ever popular let’s get together, cook out and eat! Last, but not least, don’t forget the annual fund raiser. The raffle for various prizes donated by local businesses. The WCARC exists for two reasons. To be of service to the community in which we live and to enjoy the fellowship of other amateurs. If you are interested in becoming an amateur radio operator or if you are currently a ham and would like to find out more about the WCARC we would be glad to have you visit the club meetings.
The WCARC meets on the first Wednesday of the month, at 7:00 p.m. at Versailles Fire and Rescue Station #2 on Big Sink Pike in Versailles, Kentucky. Enter behind building in the basement. GPS: 38.03,33.393/-184.108.40.2066 OR 38.059276/-84.720031
Repeaters: Club Call KY4WC
- 2m: 145.330 (-) duplex. Motorola Micor and ACC RC-96 Controller Encode Tone of 156.7 on the output
- 220: 224.220 (-) duplex. Icom and ACC RC-96 Controller
- 440: 443.775 (+) duplex. Uniden and ACC RC-96 Controller
- APRS Digi (144.39mhz) KY4WC-10 Kenwood TM-241 and Kantronics Kpc-3 TNC