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Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club
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(last updated: 1/22/18)
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Welcome from the Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club. Our NKY Mapclub primarily serves the area of Northern Kentucky, but gladly offers its services and membership to anyone interested in Amateur Radio, regardless of location. NKARC holds regular, monthly meetings, open to all. The club owns and operates several VHF/UHF repeaters. The club also participates in various public service and Ham Radio events throughout the year.

News, Announcements & Events
NKARC Meeting
7:30pm, Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
Fort Mitchell Baptist Church
2323 Dixie Hwy, Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
See map here.
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ABC’s of Contesting
If you’ve wanted to join the fun of an amateur radio contest, but been intimidated by the rapid-fire calls and mysterious numbers that are exchanged, you won’t want to miss this presentation by Mark Volstad, AI4BJ. Mark will demystify these and other facets of contesting, and will explain some of the reasons why you may still want to participate in a contest even if you have little interest in competing to win. He will suggest contests that are suitable for beginners, and others that you might want to consider if you acquire the contesting “bug”.
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Have you joined or renewed your membership in the NKARC for 2018? If not, please consider doing it today. Your membership supports club repeater operations, Field Day and other club activities. Membership forms are available to download here.
An updated copy of the Jan. 8, slide show, "Show Us Your Shack" is available to view or download here.
Past ARRL Great Lakes Division Director Jim Weaver, K8JE (SK)
Jim Weaver, K8JE (ex-WA8COA), of Mason, Ohio, died on January 14. An ARRL Life Member, he was 82. Weaver served as ARRL Great Lakes Division Director for 11 years, from 2003 until 2014, and he was a regular presence at Hamvention and ARRL EXPO and moderated the ARRL Forum.
New FCC Element 2 (Technician class) Question Pool
A new question pool becomes effective for all Element 2 (Technician class) license examinations administered on or after July 1, 2018, and is valid until June 30, 2022. Click here for more info or a copy of the new question pool.
1/19/2018 Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky News
by Jack Prindle, AB4WS
You may also listen to Jack's Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky News as part of Amateur News Weekly found at amateurnewsweekly.com.
Winter Field Day
Jan. 27-28, 2018
Disaster preparedness is not just a summer time activity. Here's a chance to demonstrate your emergency communication readiness (and have fun) in the snow.
ARRL Foundation Scholarship Application Reminder
The deadline for submitting an application for an ARRL Foundation Scholarship is January 31, 2018.
NWS Skywarn Spotter Class
7pm, Feb. 1, 2018
The Wilmington office of the National Weather Service will conduct a free weather spotter training class located at the Hidden Valley Lake POA, 19303 Schmarr Drive, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025, on Feb. 1, 2018. Pre-Register for this class by emailing ema@dearborncounty.in.gov or calling (812) 537-3971.
See www.weather.gov/iln/spottertrainingschedule for additional Skywarn Spotter classes scheduled for the Greater Cincinnati area.
Second Annual AM Rally Special Event
Feb. 2-4, 2018
The AM Rally special event invites operators to explore the original phone mode.
10-10 Int. Winter Contest, SSB
Feb. 3-4, 2018
ARRL School Club Roundup
Feb. 12-16, 2018
The Dixie Heights High School Amateur Radio Club, KY4DH, will be participating. However, General or Extra class volunteers are needed to act as the control operator. For more info or to volunteer please email webmaster@k4co.org
Northern Kentucky Regional Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Training Course
Feb. 22, 2018
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an official emergency preparedness program of the United States Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The CERT course benefits anyone who takes it, graduates are better prepared to respond to and cope with the aftermath of natural or manmade disasters. You will receive training in topics such as introduction to disasters, disaster medical care, fire suppression, search & rescue and disaster planning. Registration required. Click here for more info or to register.
ARRL International Grid Chase 2018
The objective of the ARRL International Grid Chase is simple: Work stations in as many grid squares as possible and upload your log data to ARRL's Logbook of The World.
MARS Operators Needed
If you are interested in joining the Military Auxiliary Radio System, email Jim, W2JDG, at hatt53@aol.com, or Russ Connors, AF MARS State Director for Kentucky, at Russ@RussConnors.com.
A list of Cincinnati area Ham Radio nets may be found here.
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