The Wilderness Road ARC met at the Red Cross building in Danville with 9 members attending. Members present were K4UKB, KG4UQL, WD4LEW, KA4SWT, KM4FRM, KK4IYY, KU4KD, K4FT and K4OH. The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President John Montgomery K4OH. The minutes from March 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 treasure’s report. KU4KD made the motion to accept the treasurer’s report and KG4UQL 2nd the motion. Members approved the motion.



Marshall K4UKB received the new repeater today (7April). It was good timing as the old repeater now needs a few minutes of warm up time to work correctly. After a couple of weeks of set-up and testing the new repeater should be on the air.

ARRL International DX Contest

We had a great time during the ARRL DX contest March 8th at the club station. Many contacts and 27 different countries are in the log. W9WA, WD4LEW, KA4SWT, KK4ZNG, KM4FRM, K4OH and K4FT were there to participate.

W1AW/P and Centennial QSO Party Awards

It was decided to forgo the $60 Plaque and instead order the two $16 certificates for the W1AW worked all states award and the Centennial QSO Party award. John K4FT will order, he was reimbursed the $32 cost from the Treasurer.


VE Testing

April 25th at 10AM WRARC will hold VE testing at the former Red Cross in Danville. Please let John K4FT know if you will be attending.

Field Day

Dan KI4FTW has reserved RR Donnelly field for Field Day June 27 & 28, 2015. We will operate 2A with the free VHF station and a GOTA station as in the past. John K4OH will have the computers set up and networked in the next few weeks. Doug KA4SWT will have the A3 Tri-band beam (donated by W5MX) ready to go. John K4FT will have the generator in fine FD shape. The club will donate KFC for our Saturday night dinner. It will be a great time! Please plan to attend!

KU4KD made a motion to close the meeting, K4UKB 2nd and the WRARC meeting closed at 8:16 pm.


Next Meeting

7:30 PM Tuesday, May 5th at the Red Cross Building in Danville.

VE testing

10AM Saturday April 25 at the former Danville Red Cross


Giovanni’s – 1418 Hustonville Rd. Danville – 6PM May 5th

2 Meter Net

Every Wednesday at 8PM EST – 145.310 with a sub audible tone of 100Hz

Field Day

June 27 & 28 2015 – Mark your calendars

Web Site

Respectfully submitted by John K4FT – WRARC Secretary