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."

Last Meeting Replay

At the Jan. 10th NKARC meeting, Joe Eisenberg, K0NEB, shared his tips and techniques for sucessful kit building.  His talk included lots of great ideas for sorting/storing parts, necessary and recommended tools and equipment, and sources for lots of ham radio kits to build.  Thanks Joe!
Click on the link below to replay Joe's presentation.

Youth on the Air Camp to Return in June

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.   The application period will open online on February 11.  Eligible participants are amateur radio operators between the ages of 15 and 25.  A total of 30 campers will be accepted.

EASAT-2 and Hades Satellites with FM Repeaters Launched

The Scottish space broker Alba Orbital has confirmed the launch of the EASAT-2 and Hades satellites in the Falcon-9 vehicle, using the company’s AlbaPOD ejector for this purpose. The launch took place as schedule on January 13.  Both satellites offer FM voice communications and data retransmission in FSK or AFSK up to 2400 bps, such as AX.25 or APRS frames.  They also emit FM voice beacons with the callsigns AM5SAT and AM6SAT, as well as CW.

Winter Field Day

Jan. 29-30, 2022
Objective: To foster Ham camaraderie, field operation, emergency operating preparedness, and just plain on the air, outdoor fun in the midst of winter for American, Canadian, and DX Hams. Don’t let those winter doldrums keep you locked up in the house... get out and play some radio!!

Club Membership

Don't forget to join or renew your membership in the Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club for 2022.

EZNEC Antenna Software Now Free!

On Jan. 1, 2022, Roy Lewallen, W7EL, author of the iconic antenna modeling software, annonced, "EZNEC is no longer for sale. It is FREE."  A demo version of EZNEC has long been included with the ARRL Antenna Book along with several antenna model files.  However, the demo was limited in use for models other than those supplied with the Antenna Book.  In addition to EZNEC, Lewallen has authored many articles on radio and transceiver design, baluns, antennas, and inductors.
EZNEC Pro/2 v. 6.0 is available at the link below.  Version 7 is expected to be released later this month. It will also be free.

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.

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.

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