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Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

(last updated: 3/20/18)
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Serving and promoting Amateur Radio in the Northern Kentucky area.

News, Announcements & Events
NKARC Meeting
7:30pm, Monday, April 9, 2018
Fort Mitchell Baptist Church
2323 Dixie Hwy, Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
See map here.
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Old Timer Show and Tell
(Crystal Set) No, we don't mean senior hams, we mean old radio equipment and/or cool old tools, since we all use tools to work on our radio gear. Bring something with you to the meeting to share with your fellow hams.
"The Elephant Cage" Antenna
Joe Munson, WA4VAG, spoke of "the elephant cage" antenna used by the 7th RRFS (Radio Research Field Station) to receive "spy" and other covert communications during the Viet Nam War era. Click here for pictures of Ramasun Station, Thailand around 1973 and the elephant cage.
"Grab Your Gear and Go!"
Click here to listen to a very informative interview on portable ham radio operating featuring NKARC member Christian Bravo, W4ALF, courtesy of DitDit.fm.
3/16/2018 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.
Campbell County KY Spotter Training
6:30-8:30pm, March 22, 2018
The Wilmington office of the National Weather Service will conduct a free weather spotter training class located at the Campbell County Fire Training Center. Fire Training Dr, Highland Heights, KY, on March 22, 2018.
See www.weather.gov/iln/spottertrainingschedule for additional Skywarn Spotter classes scheduled for the Greater Cincinnati area.
CQ World-Wide WPX Contest, SSB
March 24-25, 2018
LVARC Spring Hamfest/Swapmeet
9am-1pm, April 7, 2018
Hidden Valley Lake Pool Parking Lot
20660 Lakeview Drive
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
In conjunction with the Hidden Valley Indiana Garage Sale Day, the Laughery Valley Amateur Radio Club will hold a Hamfest in the pool parking lot at 20660 Lakeview Drive, Lawrenceburg, Indiana. (Use this address for your GPS or Google maps). For more info, click here.
Invitation to “Arduino for the Terrified”
The Milford Amateur Radio Club has extended an invitation to join them for their April 12, 2018, meeting where Jack Purdum, W8TEE, will present a talk titled “Arduino for the Terrified”. The meeting starts at 7:30pm. The Milford ARC meets at the Faith Church, 5910 Price Road, Milford, OH. See www.w8mrc.com for more details and directions.
Jack's talk is aimed at people who have zero programming experience, but want to know more about how the Arduino microcontrollers work. He is a retired professor from Purdue University's College of Technology and has authored 18 programming texts, including Beginning C for Arduino and Arduino Projects for Amateur Radio. He has also had two recent articles published in QST on using an Arduino in several ham radio projects, as well as many other publications.
Save the date! Field Day will be June 23 - 24, 2018. The NKARC will set up as usual in Shelter house #2, Lincoln Ridge Park, Independence, KY.
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.
The Milford (Ohio) Amateur Radio Club offers free license exams prior to each regular club meeting except Dec. Their meetings are held the second Thursday of the month. See www.w8mrc.com/club/license-exams for more info.
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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