Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

Sharing and Promoting Amateur Radio in the Northern Kentucky Area

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News and Coming Events

AB4WS Radio Show

For the latest Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio News listen to Jack Prindle's weekly podcast.  Jack's Radio Show is also available as a podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts.  Just search for "AB4WS Radio Show."

NKARC Wins $13K Grant From ARDC

The NKARC leadership team of Greg W0QI, Judy W1ORO and Bob KG4BOB set a goal this year of securing funding to assist the club in revitalization and equipment updates. Good news -- they did it! They have received notice of acceptance of a grant proposal from ARDC, and NKARC has been awarded $13,000!

The mission of Amateur Radio Digital Communications is to support, promote, and enhance digital communication and broader communication science and technology, to promote Amateur Radio, scientific research, experimentation, education, development, open access, and innovation in information and communication technology.

More details to follow.

QCEN and OHKYIN Offering License Classes

Instruction for all levels of amateur radio licenses will begin Monday, September 12, 2022. Meetings will be held for six Monday evenings, with a combination of in-person and on-line sessions. The first meeting will be held in person at the Red Cross building, 2111 Dana Ave., Cincinnati, at 7 p.m. on September 12. To get more information or to register, send an email to

The study material will be based on the ARRL manuals: Ham Radio License Manual (Technician), 5th Edition, General Class License Manual for Ham Radio, 9th Edition, and the ARRL Extra Class License Manual, 12th Edition.

License Exams

The Milford Amateur Radio Club (MARC) is now doing VE testing on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM.   Location: Miami Township Civic Center located at 6101 Meijer Drive, Milford, OH 45150.

License Study Aids

Bill Cotter, N4LG, has re-compiled the current FCC question pools with the wrong answers removed. His rationale for doing so is that no educational body teaches wrong answers along with the correct ones. Of course, while these may help you to pass the initial exam, it is vital that you also study and understand the underlying principles and concepts.

Parks On The Air

The Parks On The Air (POTA) program is gaining more and more popularity.  Several local Hams have been "activating" parks and many more are actively looking for stations to contact in our park system.  To learn more, or to check the schedule of park activations try the POTA link below. Or, see the POTA presentation by Curtis Turner, KB3CMT.

Kentucky Emergency Net

Now is more important than ever for you to check into the Kentucky Emergency Net.  The Kentucky Emergency Net meets every Monday Evening at 7:30 PM Eastern Time on 3972.5 KHz.  If you cannot check in via HF you can check in using one of these alternate modes:

  • Yaesu Fusion Wires-X W4IOD Node Number 33114
  • YSF Reflector W4IOD YSF40806
  • DMR Brandmeister Talkgroup 31211 Kentucky ARES
  • Echolink W4IOD-R 226113
Check-ins are managed through Netlogger.

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