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.
Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club VE Testing will be moved to a new location starting with the January 28, 2017 test session.
The new location is at the
Third Street Methodist Church.
119 S. Third St.
Danville, KY 40422
The building is on the north side of Walnut and west side of 3rd (on corner).
If you were to drive past the old Red Cross building it would be 3 blocks more on left (just past hospital).
There is free parking in the city parking garage on Saturdays (directly across 3rd st).
Enter the building from the hospital side and take the ADA ramp to the lower level.
In the picture attached you can see the ADA ramp on the far left and the parking garage on the far right.
Thank you Bernie KM4TPW for the new location!
73 John K4FT