The Wilderness Road ARC met at the Red Cross building in Danville with 9 members and 1 guest attending. Members present were WD4LEW, KG4UQL, KA4SWT, W9WA, KM4FRM, KK4IYY, K4FT, K4OH and K4UKB with guest Antonio McElfresh. The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by President John Montgomery K4OH. The minutes from July were read by K4FT. K4UKB made a motion to accept the minutes WD4LEW 2nd the motion. The motion was approved by the members. KK4IYY gave the treasure’s report. K4UKB made the motion to accept the treasurer’s report and KG4UQL 2nd the motion. Members approved the motion.


Field Day

John K4OH successfully submitted the Logs online for FD. John said points were overlooked for the GOTA coach and that he had resubmitted the score.

Repeater Site

John K4OH will make a request to Mike Wilder at the courthouse to get an extra key for the repeater site.


Chris KG4UQL has been in contact with the Red Cross about the trailer. It is being used in Johnson County right now but will be returned.


Chris KG4UQL, Billy KK4SXT, John K4FT and Billy’s brother met at the home of Marty KE4SHC, Billy took the antenna off his tower. Marty donated a Gap Titan Vertical, trap dipole, Butternut Butterfly antenna, two 50 foot pieces of coax and two coax switches to the club. Thank you Marty !!



The AC power supply went out on the new repeater. Yaesu said it is covered by warranty but it cost Marshall K4UKB $95.01 to ship it. Marshall is in the process of working with the insurance company to get reimbursed the shipping costs (minus the $25 deductible). When the repeater gets back from Yaesu, (due to arrive August 5th) Marshall, Chris KG4UQL and John K4OH will put the new repeater in the club room with a 100HZ PL tone. The old repeater will remain at the knob with a 77hz tone. This way we will have a back up and can do comparison testing. Thank you for all the time and effort you have spent on this Marshall!

K4UKB Repeater

Marshall K4UKB has his new UHF repeater on the air but the antenna is not very high right now. His new antenna and coax are ready to install on top of tower so be sure to keep trying 440.800 +5mhz shift with a pl tone of 100hz.

K4UKB made a motion to close the meeting, W9WA 2nd and the WRARC meeting closed at 8:25 pm.


Next Meeting

7:30 PM Tuesday, September 1st at the Red Cross Building in Danville.


China Town in the Danville Manor shopping center – 1560 Hustonville Rd. Danville – 6PM September 1

VE testing

10AM Saturday October 24 at the former Danville Red Cross

2 Meter Net

Every Wednesday at 8PM EST – 145.310 with a sub audible tone of 100Hz (or 77hz)

Web Site

Respectfully submitted by John K4FT – WRARC Secretary