Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

Sharing and Promoting Amateur Radio in the Northern Kentucky Area

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News and Coming Events

October NKARC Meeting Replay

Club member, Mark Volstad, AI4BJ, took us on a very intriguing and nostalgic journey through the "Golden Age of Shortwave Radio."   Although, in Mark's words, "the Internet has ruined everything," for ShortWave Listeners (SWLs) there are still intersting shortwave stations to be found on the air.  Since most of us already have a general coverage shortwave receiver, try tuning across some of the shortwave bands to see what you can find.  Thanks Mark!
Click either of the links below for a replay.

KY4PAM Antenna Party

The "Hams In The Air" group decended on KY4PAM's QTH and installed a mast, VHF/UHF, and HF antennas for Pam.  Thanks to all involved.  Listen for KY4PAM on the air and give her a call.

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."

Shelbyville, IN Tailgate

8AM-Noon, Oct. 16, 2021
Shelby County Fairground
500 Frank St
Shelbyville, IN 46176

Scouts Jamboree on the Air

Oct. 15-17, 2021
The Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) is an annual event in which Boy and Girl Scouts and Guides from all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur Radio.  It's a great way to introduce Scouts to the hobby.

School Club Roundup; Look for KY4DH

Oct. 18-22, 2021
The Dixie Hts. High School Radio Club, KY4DH, will be active on 40, 20, and 15M depending on conditions.   Suggested operating frequencies for the Roundup are 3.850-3.880, 7.225-7.255, 14.250-14.280, 21.300-21.330, and 28.440-28.460.   KY4DH also welcomes your help as they will switch to the following frequencies on the day and time listed below for contacts with local hams.
- Mon., 10/18, 4:40PM EDT- 2M, 146.580 FM
- Tue., 10/19, 7:40PM EDT - 6M, 50.250 USB
- Wed., 10/20, 4:40PM EDT - 10M, 28.450 USB
- Thu., 10/21, 7:40PM EDT - 80M, 3.860 LSB
- Fri., 10/22, 4:40PM EDT - 70CM, 446.200 FM

Volunteers Needed

The 2021 Honor Run Half Marathon in Florence, KY, will take place on Nov. 14, starting at 7AM.  Todd, KY4TS, is looking for Amateurs to help with communications for this event.  If you are interested in volunteering, email Todd at

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.

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