Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

Sharing and Promoting Amateur Radio in the Northern Kentucky Area

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Saturday, June 25 - Sunday, June 26

Field Day is ham radio's open house. Every June, more than 40,000 hams throughout North America set up temporary transmitting stations in public places to demonstrate ham radio's science, skill and service to our communities and our nation. Field Day has been an annual event since 1933, and remains the most popular event in ham radio.

This year NKARC will again be operating from Lincoln Ridge Park in Independence (first shelter on the right). A "Get-on-the-Air" (GOTA) station will be available for members of the public to make contacts with other Field Day stations across the country and beyond. All ages are welcome!

It wouldn't be NKARC Field Day without great food, and this year will be no exception. Burgers and hot dogs will be grilled on Saturday, and if you have a special chili recipe that you are proud of, bring a batch to share! Side dishes are needed too!

Set up will begin at 9:00am Saturday morning. Operations officially begin at 2:00pm, and we will operate continuously until around 10:00am Sunday morning. Help is always appreciated for tear-down!

Flashback to Field Day 2021

IMPORTANT: If you plan on making Field Day contacts from home, you can still contribute to the club's score. When you submit your log, specify Northern Kentucky ARC as your affiliated club, and your points will be added to the club's overall score! Make sure you spell the club name exactly as shown above.

News and Coming Events

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 or Spotify podcast.  Just search for "AB4WS Radio Show."

Youth on the Air Camp, June 12-17

After a successful pilot camp program in 2021, the next camp for Youth on the Air (YOTA) in the Americas has been set for June 12–17, 2022. The camp will return to the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township, Ohio.

Kentucky State Parks on the Air, August 13

The 3rd annual Kentucky State Parks on the Air contest will be held Saturday, August 13, from 10am - 6pm EDT.

License Exams

The Milford Amateur Radio Club (MARC) is now doing VE testing on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM.   Location: Miami Township Civic Center located at 6101 Meijer Drive, Milford, OH 45150.

Parks On The Air

The Parks On The Air (POTA) program is gaining more and more popularity.  Several local Hams have been "activating" parks and many more are actively looking for stations to contact in our park system.  To learn more, or to check the schedule of park activations try the POTA link below. Or, see the POTA presentation by Curtis Turner, KB3CMT.

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 33114
  • YSF Reflector W4IOD YSF40806
  • DMR Brandmeister Talkgroup 31211 Kentucky ARES
  • Echolink W4IOD-R 226113
Check-ins are managed through Netlogger.

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