2022-11-09 WC8VOA and the VOA Bethany Relay Station

Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, November 09, 2022 @ 7:30 PM ET

VOA Historical Marker

Meeting details

Following a busy day in May 2022 at Hamvention in Xenia Ohio, Harrie VE3HYS and Roger VE3EGY enjoyed a Voice of America Museum tour.

The Voice of America Bethany Relay Station was built in 1943. It had six high-power shortwave transmitters with 27 antennas and was able to blanket the world 24 hours a day with news and information throughout and after World War II.

VOA transmitter
VOA antenna

Now to radio amateurs it’s known as WC8VOA. If only they could afford the power bill to call CQ with one of those transmitters!

Harrie and Roger were fortunate to receive a special extended tour of this facility from Jocelyn VA2VRX /KD8VRX and now they want to share this fascinating experience with you.


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Special meeting note!

The City of Ottawa has informed the OARC that room rentals will not resume until early 2023.

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