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Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

(last updated: 2/16/18)
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Welcome from the Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club. Our NKY Mapclub primarily serves the area of Northern Kentucky, but gladly offers its services and membership to anyone interested in Amateur Radio, regardless of location. NKARC holds regular, monthly meetings, open to all. The club owns and operates several VHF/UHF repeaters. The club also participates in various public service and Ham Radio events throughout the year.

News, Announcements & Events
NKARC Meeting
7:30pm, Monday, March 12, 2018
Fort Mitchell Baptist Church
2323 Dixie Hwy, Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
See map here.
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Spy Radios... Intrigue, Hardware, and Operation!
by Joe Munson, WA4VAG
(Spy image) This program will consist of exhibits of various spy radios used during WWII to Desert Storm and the Iraq War. Some are possibly still in use. Joe hopes to demonstrate at least one of them. He will cover the use, where they were used, and who used them. One of the sets is the one Joe carried in South East Asia, sending back transmissions at 300 WPM CW. He has that Crypto set. One of the sets was dropped to agents for one way communications.
2/17/2018 Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky News
by Jack Prindle, AB4WS
You may also listen to Jack's Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky News as part of Amateur News Weekly found at amateurnewsweekly.com.
DMR Talkgroup for Universities
Radio Society of Great Britain - 2018-02-16
Paul Thieme, President of the Purdue University Amateur Radio Club, W9YB in the United States wants to hear from UK university amateur radio clubs that have linked DMR repeaters. [continue]
Amateur becomes Harvard President
Radio Society of Great Britain - 2018-02-16
A radio amateur, Lawrence Bacow, KA1FZQ has been selected to become the 29th president of Harvard University. He was selected from among a field of some 700 candidates and will take office on July 1, 2018.
ARRL International DX Contest, CW
Feb. 17-18, 2018
Northern Kentucky Regional Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) Training Course
Feb. 22, 2018
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an official emergency preparedness program of the United States Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The CERT course benefits anyone who takes it, graduates are better prepared to respond to and cope with the aftermath of natural or manmade disasters. You will receive training in topics such as introduction to disasters, disaster medical care, fire suppression, search & rescue and disaster planning. Registration required. Click here for more info or to register.
North American QSO Party, RTTY
Feb. 24, 2018
South Carolina QSO Party
Feb. 24, 2018
North Carolina QSO Party
Feb. 25, 2018
Grant/Owen County KY Spotter Training
7-9pm, Feb. 26, 2018
The Wilmington office of the National Weather Service will conduct a free weather spotter training class located at the Grant County EOC, 101 N. Main St., Williamstown, KY 41097, on Feb. 26, 2018. Point of contact: Grant County EMA, 859-824-4959.
See www.weather.gov/iln/spottertrainingschedule for additional Skywarn Spotter classes scheduled for the Greater Cincinnati area.
Extra License Class
Starting Feb. 26, 2018
Trinity Lutheran Church, 1553 Kinney Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45231
The OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society is sponsoring a 10 week class to prepare students for the Amateur Extra class license exam. For more info, email Mike, KD8ZLB, at kd8zlb@gmail.com.
Amateur Radio License Exams
The Milford (Ohio) Amateur Radio Club offers free license exams prior to each regular club meeting except Dec. Their meetings are held the second Thursday of the month.
See www.w8mrc.com/club/license-exams for more info.
New FCC Element 2 (Technician class) Question Pool
A new question pool becomes effective for all Element 2 (Technician class) license examinations administered on or after July 1, 2018, and is valid until June 30, 2022. Click here for more info or a copy of the new question pool.
ARRL International Grid Chase 2018
The objective of the ARRL International Grid Chase is simple: Work stations in as many grid squares as possible and upload your log data to ARRL's Logbook of The World.
MARS Operators Needed
If you are interested in joining the Military Auxiliary Radio System, email Jim, W2JDG, at hatt53@aol.com, or Russ Connors, AF MARS State Director for Kentucky, at Russ@RussConnors.com.
A list of Cincinnati area Ham Radio nets may be found here.
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