The Wilderness Road ARC met at the Red Cross building in Danville with 10 members attending. Members present were K4UKB, WD4LEW, W9WA, KA4SWT, KM4FRM, KK4IYY, AG4AE, new member Bill Zaspel (no call yet), K4FT and K4OH. The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President John Montgomery K4OH. The minutes from January were read by K4FT. K4UKB made a motion to accept the minutes as read, WD4LEW 2nd the motion. The motion was approved by the members. KK4IYY gave the treasurer’s report. K4UKB made the motion to accept the treasurer’s report and W9WA 2nd the motion. Members approved the motion.

OLD Business


John K4OH has corresponded with Boyle county Judge Executive Harold McKinney via email. John had several questions concerning the availability of our future use of the former Red Cross building answered. John read the email at today’s club meeting. While the answers to the questions were mostly favorable, we are still awaiting the results of the final discussions between Boyle county and the Red Cross.


John K4OH brought in the application papers that needed to be filled out for purchase of the new repeater. We were able to get the application filled out with the help of the club members attending. Marshall K4UKB will submit the application and pay for the repeater. He will be reimbursed from the club treasury. Members have donated toward the repeater, if you would like to help with a donation please contact Treasurer Zenah KK4IYY.

Boy Scouts

Alan Goble KM4EGH is with Boy Scout troop 27 and wants the club to help with their Radio Merit Badge. John K4OH is awaiting more information from Alan to determine the best way this can be accomplished. Please support Alan and John as they work toward making this happen.


W4CDA has talked to W1AW/P in each of the 50 states in SSB, CW & RTTY and will apply for a $60 plaque when they become available. After uploading the Field Day logs our point total is now 5,411 points. Because of overwhelming participation the awards have been delayed until March.


VE Testing

Three people braved the cold and snow on January 24th to become new hams. All three passed their Tech, one passed all 3 elements to become Extra. Congratulations to all the candidates and thank you to the VE’s who attended. Participating VE’s at this session were KR4BD, K4OH, AC4K, W9WA, WX4GPS & K4FT – also thanks to Doug KA4SWT who was a big help.

K4UKB made a motion to close the meeting, WD4LEW 2nd and the WRARC meeting closed at 8:07 pm.


Next Meeting

7:30 PM Tuesday, March 3rd at the Red Cross Building in Danville.

VE testing

10AM Saturday April 25 at the former Danville Red Cross


To be determined… 6PM March 3rd

2 Meter Net

Don’t forget to check in every Wednesday at 8PM EST – 145.310 with a sub audible tone of 100Hz

Field Day

June 27 & 28 2015 – Mark your calendars

Respectfully submitted by John K4FT – WRARC Secretary