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Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club
(last updated: 8/18/17)
ARRL Special Service Club

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.

Announcements & Club News
NKARC Meeting
7:30pm, Monday, Sept. 12, 2017
Fort Mitchell Baptist Church
2323 Dixie Hwy, Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
See map here.
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Off the Air – Oh No!
by George MacKnight
Professional Broadcast Engineer
It happens to the best of us. A transmitter or antenna part breaks, it is hard to obtain a replacement, and so no signals are transmitted for a period of time. Sad for us, but a disaster for a TV station! George MacKnight joins us to tell the technical story of the 2 1/2 day outage of WPTO in July. He will also discuss general maintenance of the powerful transmitters and tall towers that he deals with on a daily basis for Think TV channels 14 and 16.
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(Parity Act) Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017
The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017 was introduced in the US Senate on July 12, marking another step forward for this landmark legislation. The Senate bill, S. 1534, is identical to H.R. 555, which passed the US House of Representatives in January. The ARRL is urging U.S. Amateurs to contact their Senators and express their support for this bill. Click here to take action, or here for more info.
International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend
Aug. 19-20, 2017
This is an operating event, not a contest. But, it is an opportunity to contact Amateur Radio stations in or near lighthouses all around the world, and score some unique and colorful QSL cards. For more info see illw.net.
North American QSO Party, SSB
August 19-20, 2017
ARRL RTTY Rookie Roundup
August 20, 2017
Solar Eclipse QSO Party
August 21, 2017
Ohio QSO Party
August 26-27, 2017
Greater Louisville Hamfest 2017
8AM-2PM, Sept. 9, 2017
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
395 Paroquet Springs Drive
Shepherdsville, KY 40165-6007
ARRL September VHF Contest
Sept. 9-11, 2017
Ohio State Parks On the Air
Sept. 9, 2017
Richmond, KY Hamfest
8AM-1PM, Sept. 16, 2017
Madison County Fairgrounds
3237 Old KY 52, Richmond, KY
OH-KY-IN Hamfest
8AM-1PM, Sept. 23, 2017
Aiken High School
5641 Belmont Ave, Cincinnati, OH
Amateur News Weekly
On the go? No time to read newsletters and web pages? Listen to Amateur News Weekly, a 5-10 minute audio message of timely amateur radio news from the tri-state area. A new edition is released each Sunday at 6pm. Check it out at amateurnewsweekly.com. Also note that NKARC member Jack, AB4WS, is one of the presenters.
A list of Cincinnati area Ham Radio nets may be found here,
or near the bottom of the NKARC Upcoming Events page.
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