The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester will once again host tours this Saturday, as well as hosting the West Chester Amateur Radio Association (WCARA) field day next weekend, June 22-23.
The West Chester landmark has opened for tours on the third Saturday of each month from 1 to 4 p.m. since July, so the public can have the opportunity to learn about the history of Voice of America. Eventually, board members would like to convert it into a revenue-generating museum.
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Meanwhile, starting at 2 p.m. June 22 and running continuously for 24 hours, WCARA members will join thousands of amateur radio operators nationwide in a comprehensive evaluation of our nation’s emergency radio capabilities.
Bob Fay, WCARA vice president and event organizer, said purpose of the event is to train operators and demonstrate the capability of local amateur radio operators to conduct emergency radio communications off the power grid for an extended period of time.
The public is invited for the field day, and visitors can operate a radio station for themselves. The event will be held at the north end of the VOA museum building.