Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

Sharing and Promoting Amateur Radio in the Northern Kentucky Area

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News and Coming Events

Last Program

Thanks to Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, for a great look back at years of Dayton Hamventions, and insight into how Joe, the "Cat in the Hat" produces his Hamvention slide shows, obviously something he is very good at. Look for Joe, wearing his famous hat, at the Huntsville hamfest this year.

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."

Amateur Radio Operators' Appreciation Days

Ohio Governor, Mike DeWine proclaims June 26-27, 2021, as "Amateur Radio Operators' Appreciation Days".   Read the resolution at the link below.

Amateur Radio License Exam

May 19, 2021
The Dial Radio Club, Middletown, OH, will offer amateur radio operator's license examinations, beginning at 6 pm, on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 in the library of John XXIII Elementary School, 3806 Manchester Road, Middletown, 45042.  Applicants must furnish the original and one photocopy of their current license (if any), original of any certificates of successful completion of examination (CSCE) they may hold, positive (photo) identification, and license ID number (FRN).
Walk-ins welcome - Preregistration not required. Exams are free ... No test fees will be collected.
For additional information contact David Williamson, KD8W, 513-424-5819, or Ron Spaulding, N8QF, 513-617-6181.

"Remote" Amateur Radio License Exams

The Aurora Amateur Radio Group hosts remote VE Exams using Zoom.  See the links below for more information and exam schedule.

Virtual Contest University

May 20, 2021
Click on the link below for agenda and free registration.

Virtual Dayton Hamvention Forums

May 21, 2021
Click on the link below for more information and free registration.

QRP International Virtual Seminar

May 22, 2021
QRP International will host a virtual seminar, "Four Days In May" (FDIM) on May 22.  A $10 registration includes an emailed PDF copy of the Proceedings.  Registration required by May 15.

New! - YOTA Contest

May 22, 2021
Objective: Increasing youngsters activity on the air, strengthening the reputation of the Youth On The Air (YOTA) program and demonstration of support for youngsters across the world.

Honor Run Half Marathon 2021

Nov. 14, Florence, KY
According to Todd, KY4TS, the Honor Run Half Marathon for 2021 will take place on Nov. 14.  Todd is looking for local hams to help with communications during the event.  If you are interested in helping, email Todd at KY4TS(at)

Map of Kentucky Repeaters

A map of Kentucky showing approximate repeater locations, frequencies, offsets, etc., has been revised and published by Bill, N4DIT. It is available as a PDF at the link below.

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, 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
  • Echolink W4IOD-R 226113
Check-ins are managed through Netlogger.

Greater Cincinnti Area Repeaters - updated 03-17-2021

Greater Cincinnati Area Ham Radio Nets

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