Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

Sharing and Promoting Amateur Radio in the Northern Kentucky Area

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News and Coming Events

Jim Bacher Presents "Basics of Lightning Protection..."

A big THANKS to Jim Bacher, WB8VSU, who provided some 'shocking' truth about lightning and how to protect our homes, towers and radio gear from lightning damage at the July club meeting. For a limited time, Jim has graciously offered club members a copy of his Powerpoint slide show. To request your copy, send an email to k4co at

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 an iTunes podcast.  Just search for "AB4WS Radio Show."

Webinars Available to ARRL Memebers

The ARRL has a number of webinars planned for ARRL members. The next is "HF Wire Antennas" by George Cooley, NG7A, scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 6, at 3:30 PM EDT.  Log in to the ARRL web site and click the link below to register or check the schedule for future presentations.

QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo 2020

August 8-9, 2020
"Participate in this ground breaking, virtual international amateur radio expo.  Packed with world renowned speakers, exhibitors, and special conference rooms built on a virtual reality platform.  Attend from the convenience of your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone."

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend

Aug. 22-23, 2020
The popular International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend appears to be largely unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic and is on track for 2020

KY Parks On The Air Contest - New in 2020

Aug. 29, 2020
The Murray State University Amateur Radio Club is sponsoring the first Kentucky state Parks On The Air (KYPOTA) contest on Aug. 29.  The purpose is to promote public awareness of ham radio and Kentucky’s beautiful state park and national park system; to contribute to the recognition that Kentuckyhas a very diverse and wonderful ecology; to promote camaraderie within the ranks of Kentucky’s Amateur Radio Operators; to encourage contact with other Amateur Radio Operators around the state, country, and world; and to provide additional operating experience for Amateur Radio Operators.

Tom Delaney Will Step Down

Tom Delaney, W8WTD, announced that he will not seek re-election for ARRL Great Lakes Division Vice Director.  He said, "It has been a privilege to serve in this capacity. I remain committed to the ARRL and its goals for amateur radio.  Thanks to all who have shown me such support and encouragement over these past six years."  Tom was the guest speaker at several NKARC meetings.   Thanks for your service, Tom!

"Bicycle Mobile on the HF Bands"

An article with the above title, authored by club member, Christian Bravo, W4ALF, appears in the August 2020 issue of QST.  It is also currently available, for free, on the ARRL web site.  Look for it on the page at the link below.

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 43114
  -YSF Reflector W4IOD YSF40806
  -DMR Brandmeister Talkgroup 31211 Kentucky ARES
  -Echolink W4IOD-R 226113
Check-ins are managed through Netlogger.

Support Kentucky District 6 Amateur Radio Emergency Team Through AmazonSmile

Now you can support the local Kentcuky District 6 (previously District 7) Amatear Radio Emergency Team just by shopping on Amazon.  AmazonSmile allows you to select your favorite charity to receive a donation for your eligible Amazon purchases. Click the link below for more information and, if you decide to help, select Kentucky District 7 Amateur Radio Emergency Team, Inc as your charitable organization.  Thanks!

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