Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

Sharing and Promoting Amateur Radio in the Northern Kentucky Area

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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 podcast.  Just search for "AB4WS Radio Show."

Amateur Radio License Exam

April 17, 2021
The Morehead Amateur Radio Society will conduct a VE Exam session on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at the State Fire Rescue Training Center, 99 Lake Park Dr., Morehead KY 40351-7984.  Walk-ins allowed.  For additional information contact Toby K. Gardner at 859-771-1834 or

World Amateur Radio Day

April 18, 2021
World Amateur Radio Day, held on April 18 each year, is celebrated worldwide by radio amateurs and their national associations which are organized as member-societies of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).

Rookie Roundup

April 18, 2021
Mission: To encourage newly-licensed operators (“Rookies”) in North America to operate on the HF bands and experience competitive Amateur Radio operating.  Experienced operators (“Non-Rookies”) are strongly encouraged to participate and help new operators – either on the air or in person.

Map of Kentucky Repeaters

A map of Kentucky showing approximate repeater locations, frequencies, offsets, etc., has been revised and published by Bill, N4DIT. It is available as a PDF at the link below.

New! - YOTA Contest

May 22, 2021
Objective: Increasing youngsters activity on the air, strengthening the reputation of the Youth On The Air (YOTA) program and demonstration of support for youngsters across the world.

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.

W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention

Sept. 24-24, Pigeon Forge, TN

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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