Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

Sharing and Promoting Amateur Radio in the Northern Kentucky Area

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News and Coming Events

November NKARC Meeting Replay

Jay Adrick, K8CJY, shared a wonderful, in-depth look at his model railroad layout, and the electronics that make it run.  Click the link below for a replay of his presentation. Use passcode 1N@hBAXE

2021 Club Officers

NKARC officers for 2021 were elected at the November meeting.  Congratulations to Greg Lamb, W0QI, and Judy Smith, W1ORO, who were re-elected to the offices of President and Vice President.  Also, congratulations to Mark Washam, KD4DOU, who was elected as Director at Large.

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."

Great Lakes Div. Director, Vice Dir. Election Results

Nov. 23, 2020, news release - Incumbent Great Lakes Div. Director Dale Williams, WA8EFK, was re-elected, and Ohio Section Manager Scott Yonally, N8SY, was elected as the Vice Director.  Congratulations!

New Hams on the International Space Station

From left to right: Shannon Walker, KD5DXB; Victor Glover, KI5BKC; Mike Hopkins, KF5LJG, and Soichi Noguchi, KD5TVP, arrived at the ISS on Nov. 17.  The four will remain on station until next spring. All but Noguchi will likely take part in ARISS contacts with schools.

Universal Radio Closing

Universal Radio owners Fred Osterman, N8EKU, and Barbara Osterman, KC8VWI, announced their retirement and closure of their Worthington, OH, store. They will continue to sell "remaining stock, publications and some select products" from their web site.

Skywarn Recognition Day

Dec. 5, 2020
Skywarn Recognition Day celebrates the contributions that SKYWARN™ volunteers make to the NWS mission, the protection of life and property.  Amateur radio operators comprise a large percentage of the SKYWARN™ volunteers across the country.  The Amateur radio operators also provide vital communication between the NWS and emergency management if normal communications become inoperative.

KDKA's 100th Anniversary Special Event

Nov. 1-30, 2020
2020 is broadcast station pioneer KDKA’s 100th anniversary.  To celebrate this great milestone there will be a month-long special event operation put on by multiple Western PA clubs.  Look for special callsigns K3A, K3D and K3K. Also, look for special callsign W8XK – KDKA’s callsign before it was KDKA.  Special QSL cards are available, and a certificate if you work all four callsigns.  QSL information will be posted on the respective callsign QRZ pages.

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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