Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

Sharing and Promoting Amateur Radio in the Northern Kentucky Area

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News and Coming Events

Field Day, June 26-27, 2021

NKARC will participate this year in Field Day, in person, at Shelter House #2, Lincoln Ridge Park, 420 Independence Station Road, Independence, KY 41051.  All are welcome!  Set up will begin around 9am.  The contest starts at 2pm, with additional activites to follow. See more on this page.  Join us for some Ham Radio Fun!

NKARC Field Day - Southern BBQ

June 26, 2021, starting around 4:30pm
Let's step it up a notch this year!  How about a Southern BBQ!  Pig Roast LIVE; Brisket in the smoker LIVE!
Your job: ATTEND with family and bring pot luck side dish or dessert!
DEAL???  Burgers and hot dogs for the kids!

NKARC Field Day - Reach for the Stars

Christa Speights, Planetarium Director of the Northern Kentucky University (NKU) Haile Digital Planetarium, will be on hand the evening of Saturday, June 26, 2021, at our Lincoln Ridge Park Field Day site.  She will have a telescope and the portable skybox, which is the new planetarium presentation program, to showcase night sky delights for hams and visitors alike.  Stay tuned as exact time details are still being ironed out.

YOTA Camp 2021 Volunteers Needed

Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, is requesting volunteers to help prepare for the coming Youth On The Air (YOTA) Camp in West Chester, OH. There are currently three opportunities to help out.
Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 10 am to 1 pm
Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 10 am to 1 pm
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 7 pm to 9 pm

These work days will involve prep work for the camp.  For example, one thing on the plan for June 12 is to get all 30 soldering stations unboxed, tested, labeled, and packed.  We also need to label all the 80m ARDF kits and replace some ferrite rods that were damaged in shipment.
We would greatly appreciate your help.  Please arrive during these times at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting, 8070 Tylersville Road, West Chester, OH.  If you use GPS, use the street address of Crosley Blvd.  (It's the front driveway to the museum)  The repeater is on 145.390 (-600) if you need some help finding us.

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."

Volunteers Needed

June 11-12, 2021
Joe, KB9LXH, is looking for ham radio volunteers to help with the War Hammer 100 and other races near London, KY, on June 11 and 12.  See the links below for more information.

Amateur Radio License Exam

June 12, 2021
The Bluegrass Amateur Radio Society will hold an exam session at 10am, June 12, at the Georgetown Police Department, 550 Bourbon St, Georgetown, KY 40324.  Pre-registration is required.  For more info, contact Ron Malinowski, WX4GPS, at 502-542-8252.

June VHF Contest

June 12-14, 2021
This is a great opportunity for all hams to have fun in a relaxed contest environment.  At this time of year, sporadic E propogation is likely on 6M, making it possible for Techs to experience some of the thrill of long distance skip.  Or, just try out your range on 2M FM simplex. The goal is to work as many different Maidenhead grid squares as possible.  Have fun!

ARRL Kids Day

June 19, 2021
Kids Day is designed to promote Amateur Radio to our youth.  Share the excitement with your kids or grandkids, a Scout troop, a church or the general public!

"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.

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)

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.

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.

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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