American Legion Post 46 embraces Danville’s Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club (WRARC)
WRARC commenced operation in December of 1960 in service to Boyle County area Amateur Radio communities.
From left, WRARC secretary Chris Galbreath (KG4UQL), WRARC president, John Montgonery (K4OH), Post 46 Commander Tony Cromwell and Post Adjutant Robert Williams signed the Memorandum of Agreement on March 22.
The recent sale of Danville’s Red Cross property left the WRARC homeless.
Strong American Legion policy, identical Amateur Radio missions, and natural disaster communications enabled this distinguished radio club to vote to operate as a Post approved activity. As such, WRARC enjoys their own club room, Post resources to train and test new members, conduct meetings, develop their Emergency Communications van and mission, and operate their radio and antenna equipment. As members of the post legion, their families are eligible to enjoy all the post activities with their new found friends.
A number of WRARC members are card carrying Emergency Ops Center members from other states and some have completed the FEMA courses. Evolvement of these skills will enable the application of proven Amateur Radio assets to local natural disasters — a comfort for our Boyle County and Danville residents. Post 46 is the first American Legion post in Kentucky with an Amateur Radio Club. There are currently about 16 clubs in the United States.
The Ladies Auxiliary will be providing a welcome aboard reception for the WRARC members and their families.
Mark your calendar for the Greater Louisville Hamfest coming up September 10. 2016
Greater Louisville Hamfest-2016 is packed with forums as we have the ARRL Kentucky State Convention. Three large rooms will be used for forums – the Adam Shepherd Room (48×20) and the John McDowell Ballroom (49×56) downstairs and the Henry Crist Room (46×38) upstairs. There’s plenty of seating for everyone! An elevator is available for upstairs access. This is our largest, most ambitious hamfest since 2004 – when we were first at PSCC! This is our 13th year at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre – A beautiful facility and a great staff!
Greater Louisville Hamfest-2016 is the largest Amateur Radio event of the year in Kentuckiana.
Hamfest Directions & Area Map
Talk-In: 146.700 MHz (PL Tone: 79.7 Hz) and 443.700 MHz (No PL Tone)
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
395 Paroquet Springs Drive
Shepherdsville, KY 40165-6007
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre is just off I-65.
Going I-65 South: Take Exit 117 at Shepherdsville and turn right. Immediately get into the left lane. Turn left at the light. PSCC is on the left behind Sleep Inn & Suites.
Going I-65 North: Take Exit 117 toward Shepherdsville. Turn left and stay in the left lane. Turn left at the second stop light (at McDonald’s). PSCC is on the left behind Sleep Inn & Suites.
See more details and information here http://louisvillehamfest.com