Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

Sharing and Promoting Amateur Radio in the Northern Kentucky Area

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ARRL on the Purpose of Amateur Radio

01/17/2021
For over 100 years amateur radio and ARRL — the National Association for Amateur Radio® — have stood for the development of the science and art of communications, public service, and the enhancement of international goodwill. Amateur Radio’s long history and service to the public has solidified the well-earned reputation that “Amateur Radio saves lives.”

Amateur Radio Operators, due to their history of public service, their training, and the requirement that they be licensed by the FCC have earned their status as a component of critical communications infrastructure and as a reliable resource “when all else fails."

Amateur Radio is about development of communications and responsible public service. Its misuse is inconsistent with its history of service and its statutory charter. ARRL does not support its misuse for purposes inconsistent with these values and purposes.

January NKARC Meeting Replay

Thanks to Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, for a great program on the FT8 digital mode at the Jan. '21 meeting.  Click the link below for a replay of his presentation.

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."

Bob Heil Presentation for OH-KY-IN

Special guest, Dr. Bob Heil, joined the Jan. 5, OH-KY-IN meeting and shared a great presentation.  He covered much of his life history and how ham radio influenced many innovations. He also shared a number of tips to make your ham shack more effective. A YouTube video of the presentation is available at the link below. Thanks OH-KY-IN!

Some NKARC History

Joe Burke, WA8OGS, recently reached out and offered to share some old issues of the club newsletter.  Joe was the originator and first editor of the newsletter.  October, 1974, was his first issue and it became known as the Feedline in January, '75.  Joe graciously provided all of the 1974 through 1976 issues which are now available to view on the Archive page.  Thanks Joe!

2021 Propagation Summit Webinar

Jan. 23, 2020
Contest University will host "Propagation Summit" on Jan. 23, from 11AM-3PM EST.  For more info or to register for this free webinar sponsored by DX Engineering, ICOM, and others click the links below.

Winter Field Day

Jan. 30-31, 2021
Disasters are unpredictable by nature and can strike when you least expect them. The goal of Winter Field Day is to help enhance your skills and ready you for all environmental conditions.

10-10 International Winter QSO Party, SSB

Feb. 1-2, 2021
10-10 QSO Parties are events that are held for fun and to meet old, new and prospective members around the world on 10 meters.

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
  • DSTAR REF056A
  • 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!

NKARC Membership

Don't let another day of 2021 go by without joining or renewing your membership in the Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club.  Click on the link below for a membership form, fill it out and mail it, along with your dues, to the address on the form.  Thanks!

Greater Cincinnti Area Repeaters - updated 12-02-2020

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