Woodford County Amateur Radio Club

KY4WC

NRA Birthday

NRA Birthday Special Event November 17, 2018

The Yavapai Amateur Radio Club (YARC) of Prescott, AZ, is planning to operate a special
event station November 17, 2018, in celebration of the NRA’s 147th birthday.
The special event station will operate from Gunsite Academy’s 2,000-acre campus in
Paulden, AZ, north of Prescott.
The special event call sign will be K7NRA.
Operations will be conducted on the following frequencies:

7.040, 7.250, 14.040, 14.250, 21.040 and 21.335 MHz.

The hours of operation will be from 1500 to 2400 UTC.

 

KL7R will again be operating a satellite station.
Due to logistics and equipment availability issues, the CW operation will
take place between 1800 and 2400 UTC.

All amateur stations, especially those operated by NRA members and Gunsite alumni,
are urged to participate.
A special certificate will be awarded to those stations making contact during
the event.

QSL with a 9 x 12 SASE to:

YARC
P.O. Box 11994
Prescott, AZ 86304

OR

To receive a PDF certificate that you can print yourself, you can send an email to the address
below that contains your call sign, time of contact (UTC, not local), and the frequency. A
certificate with your call sign will be created and and you will receive instructions on how
to download it.

NOTE: We do not issue mode- or band-specific certificates.
We will issue one certificate regardless
of number of contacts.

For more information, contact

John Broughton, WB9VGJ
nrabirthday@w7yrc.org
Home: 928-775-2259
Cell: 928-830-5997

 


L-R clockwise KA4TJD, KY4RCN, N4GOS, KC4WZO, KE4HLW, Pic taken by AJ1W

Woodford County Amateur Radio Club members

Greg Shaw N4GOS, and Richard Jones AJ1W (not pictured)

discussed material with Versailles Boy Scout Troop 43

as they worked on their Radio Merit Badge.

The troop learned about various aspects of radio

communication including Amateur radio.

The Radio Merit Badge presentation was divided into

three weekly modules, finishing up on March 14, 2017.

 


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For more information on EchoLink go to:

http://www.echolink.org/


 

The W.C.A.R.C. 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 W.C.A.R.C. 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 Woodford County Amateur Radio Club exists to be of service to the community in which we live and to enjoy the fellowship of other amateurs, and to bring in new licensed operators through training classes, and mentoring the new amateurs in setup and operation of the hobby.

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 W.C.A.R.C. we would be glad to have you visit the club meetings.

Constitution and By-laws

The W.C.A.R.C. meets on the first Wednesday of the month, at 7:00 p.m. at Versailles Fire Dept. Station #2 at 100 Big Sink Pike in Versailles, Kentucky. Enter behind building in the basement into the WOODFORD Co. EOC. 

GPS:

38°03.56’N 84°43.18’W

OR

38.059276/-84.720031

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CLUB OFFICERS

President: Greg Shaw N4GOS
Vice President: Richard Jones AJ1W
Secretary: Paul Harrington III KB4ENQ
Treasurer: Steve McFadden KA4TJD

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Repeaters: Club Call KY4WC

2m: 145.330 (-) offset. NEW Yaesu Fusion DR-2X in AMS (Auto Mode Select),

*** PL TONE OF 107.2 INPUT & OUTPUT IN NOW IN EFFECT.***

Please configure your radio to operate with these tones, as they keep analog users from hearing the fusion digital.

ECHOLINK enabled connect to KY4WC-R

 

220: 224.220 (-) offset. ICOM IC-RP2210 and ACC RC-96 Controller

PL TONE OF 107.2 INPUT

 

440: 443.775 (+) offset. NEW Yaesu Fusion DR-2X in AMS (Auto Mode Select),

*** PL TONE OF 107.2 INPUT & OUTPUT IN NOW IN EFFECT.***

Please configure your radio to operate with these tones, as they keep analog users from hearing the fusion digital.

APRS Digi (144.39mhz) KY4WC-10 Kenwood TM-281A and Kantronics KPC-3 TNC

 

Contact Information:

Mailing address: WCARC 108 South Hill Rd. Versailles, Ky. 40383

E-Mail Address: ky4wc@ky4wc.org

Would you like to become a member of our club?
Download the application here.