Welcome to the Wood County Amateur Radio Club! The club was founded in 1954 to help serve the emergency communication needs of Wood County, Ohio. The county seat is Bowling Green which is the home of Bowling Green State University. The first meetings of the club were held in the garage of one of the founders, Paul Businger, W8QZK (silent key). From these humble beginnings, the club has continued to foster the enjoyment of Amateur Radio.

The club call sign is K8TIH and the club has been affiliated as an official ARRL club since 1957.

Please explore the links to the left and please join us at one of our meetings!



Upcoming Meeting - On Air

The WCARC is holding the next club meeting over the air. The meeting date and time is Monday, August 10th at 7:30 pm. The meeting will be held on the 147.18/444.475 MHz repeater, but in case of a problem the Wood County ARES machine at 146.79- MHz (PL 103.5 Hz) will be used.

The procedure that will be followed is similar to the operation of the Tuesday evening net. The President, WB8NQW, will call the meeting to order as net control. He will then take check-ins as usual. The difference is that there is no round table discussion; instead the discussion will be directed by Bob from a written agenda.

If you want to put an item on the agenda, please let Bob know before the meeting day and you will be recognized in turn. If a member wishes to have the "floor", he needs only to break in. When feasible, Bob will recognize the person to state his business. If a motion is presented and seconded, the vote will be taken by roll call and tallied. As is always the case, people wishing to break in or second a motion, for example, should allow ample turn-around time. Please bear with us in attempting to proceed in using the repeater to hold a business meeting.

Field Day 2020 Logging

Club members received an email with instructions how to get your operations credited to the club's total. Contact N1RB for those instructions.

Webserver & APRS Digipeater and I-gate Fixed

The WCARC webserver and APRS equipment are back online as of the late afternoon of June 12, 2020. Everything appears back to normal. You may notice the website is now using HTTPS for additional security and better search engine rankings.

Thanks to: John - N8MSU, Bob - N1RB, Eric - WD8LEI, Jeff - KG8FH, Phil - W8PSK, Jeff - K8JTK, Bob - WB8NQW, Tech Committee, and other club members who participated.



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