Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

Sharing and Promoting Amateur Radio in the Northern Kentucky Area

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News and Coming Events

July NKARC Meeting Replay

Guest speaker, Katie Allen, WY7YL presented "The Fellowship of Ham Radio" at the July meeting.  Katie talked about her ham radio journey since taking a job with the ARRL in 2006, and later with HRO, She shared stories about all the travel and great people she has met along the way.  Thanks for a great program, Katie.

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."

146.895 MHz Repeater Back ON-THE-AIR

After a long silence, the local 146.895 MHz repeater, located in Edgewood, KY, is back in service thanks to the ambition, ingenuity, and determination of Hal, WB4VOA, and Jack, AB4WS.  Check it out.  Join a net at 7:45 PM on Wednesday evenings on this repeater.

Amateur Radio License Exams

July 27, 2021
An Amateur Radio license exams session is scheduled for 6PM, Thursday, July 27, at the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, 101 Bogie Lee Ave, Frankfort, KY 40601.  Walk-ins allowed. Contact Brian Carter at ki4tlw(at)ky4law.com or (502) 545-0376 for more info.

10-10 Int. Summer Contest, SSB

Aug. 7-8, 2021
10-10 contests are held for fun and to meet old, new and prospective members around the world.  They 10-10 QSO Parties are events that are held for fun and to meet old, new and prospective members around the world.  (10-10 membership required for log submittal.)

Columbus, Ohio Hamfest

8AM - 1PM, August 7, 2021
Aladdin Shrine Center
1801 Gateway Circle
Grove City, Ohio 43123

Huntington, WV Hamfest

8:30AM - 1:30PM, August 14, 2021
New Baptist Church
610 28th St.
Huntington, WV 25702
This 'fest is a bit of a drive from Northern KY, but well worthwhile if you can also arrange a stop at the Museum of Radio and Technology, 1640 Florence Ave, Huntington, WV 25701.

6 Meter Repeater On the Air

From Bill, NM4A:  Congratulations, to Bob, KG4MVN, and thanks to Harold, WB4VOA, and Dave, AD4CC, the old W4YWH 53.750 (-1MHz) repeater is on the air from the NKU campus.

New QST Article by NKARC Member

A very informative article by Christian Bravo, W4ALF, has been published in the August 2021 issue of QST.  From QST, "Learn how to make the most DX contacts by taking advantage of propagation, contests, and online resources."

Hams In The Air

A local group of hams has been doing antenna work to help others get on the air.  Their latest project was to re-work antennas for the Switzerland County EMA, which is now back on the air.  For more info contact Greg, W0QI, at k4co@ymail.com, or see their Facebook 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
  • DSTAR REF056A
  • Echolink W4IOD-R 226113
Check-ins are managed through Netlogger.

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