May 3rd, 2014 .Test Session

 I checked the FCC site and was able to see the official results from last weekend's Test Session.

Jeffrey S. Sneery, KD9ANR, from Dunkirk, IN, is now a General.

Shawn Sullivan, KD9AYY, from Noblesville, IN, also was successful in upgrading to General.

Jim's son, James M. Scott received the callsign of KD9BFO. That's a good one for a ham radio operator. Especially if they like to operate CW. BFO-Beat Frequency Oscillator.

Next Test Session will be in August, on the 2nd.


Steve KB9HQX

April 2014 Minutes & Treasurer's Report

 Greetings Fellow Amateurs,

The Minutes and Treasurer's Report from our April 2014 meeting are ready for download in the "Member Downloads" area.  Remember - you must be registered with the website AND logged in to be able to view the documents.

Anyone that doesn't already have an account can simply click the "Create New Account" link to the left to get started.  Once we "approve" your request, a link will be sent for you to set a password and you may log in anytime.

I also want to remind all club members that you are welcome to post blog entries and pictures to the website.  Each time a new post is added, it will appear on the front page for everyone to see!


Sean Campbell - KS9N

Vice President, WVARC

Wayne County Indiana Skywarn

 Wayne County Indiana Skywarn is now on Facebook.  A daily forecast is posted everyday, if you are interested in weather come and join in the fun on Facebook under Wayne County Indiana Skywarn.

Jim Scott

Wayne County Skywarn Coordinator filter trick (how to eliminate non RF or APRS stations)

Take a look at my filter list, I finally figured out how to eliminate the APRSDroid type stations that use commercial IP networks (cell towers) to link in on the map. This filter also removes the CWOP type weather stations *BUT* still shows ham radio weather stations. (So Dave and Reuben's stations still show). The trick was to have an 'inclusive' filter set to filter part of the path WIDE.
Perhaps seeing these type stations don't bother you, but I am seemingly looking at RF and station/digi performance and they tend to clutter the map a bit. Please pass to anyone that this may help. John and Sean, please post this to your area web pages.
Access this list with the filter icon:  on the right side of the page.
Add filters with the 'plus' '  +  ' symbol at the bottom as shown.
Don't forget to save your settings by selecting "Prferences - My account" under "Other Views" section, then check the box that says "Save current map view as default view" as shown here:
filter list-W8VFR.jpeg

Wayne County Skywarn

The KB9SJZ Centerville, Indiana Repeater that is used for Wayne County Skywarn has the Weather Broadcaster is back in operation.  This system is set up for weather alerts that are sent out by the NWS and re-transmitted over the 147.180 repeater.

Jim Scott



New "Member Downloads" Page

 Hello WVARC Members,

I have created a new page called "Member Downloads".  Here, you can downloads minutes from our club meetings as well as the most recent Club Roster.

Because these downloads are for members only, you must be logged in to view them.  If you are not logged in, the "Member Downloads" page will not be visible to you.

We invite all club members to register for an account.  Simply click the "Create New Account" link on the left to get started.  Once your account has been approved, you can access the "Member Downloads" area, post your own blog entries and even upload pictures!


Sean Campbell - KS9N

Vice President, WVARC

Ham Radio Thwarts Zombie Apocalypse


Ham Radio Thwarts Zombie Apocalypse!


TORONTOApril 9, 2013 /CNW/ - The threat of a zombie pandemic, commonly known as a zombie apocalypse, is ever present in today's world of widespread genetic engineering and frequent international travel. Fortunately, Amateur Radio can help minimize the impact of such a catastrophe and as such, the Central Toronto Amateur Radio Club (aka CenTor) will be offering an Amateur Radio licensing course starting May 1, 2013.

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I need to pass on to the club the passing of my father

Darlton Webb "skeet" ku4wt.

Info on to come.

Buster kg9nd

Webelos Camp

 We had fun at Webelos camp this week, Pictures are here:

or here:

Field Day 2011

Had a blast operating from the EOC. Had way to much food! But, I guess that is better than running out. No idea what out score will be. Most of the folks that visited the EOC this week-end operated the radio and made at least one contact. Plans are already on the way for another effort for nest year. This that we will be 2F next year. Talked about setting up a GOTA station (but due to space that might not happen). The main purpose of the EOC Field Day was to give out new station baptism by fire and we did that. A couple of members decided to try and set up station for digital late Saturday night. But, they were unable to get it configured properly. I'll check out the digital setup within the next couple of weeks (I had it working a couple of months ago. So, not sure what they were doing wrong). The other reason for the Field Day effort at the EOC was to have fun and show off the EOC/RACES to some of the community. We also were successful in doing that. We had a County Commissioner, the County Emergency Manager, and the County Assistant Emergency Manager pay us a visit. Thanks to everyone that helped and visited the EOC for Field Day.



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