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."

Sept. NKARC Meeting Replay

THANKS to Geoff Mendenhall, W8GNM, for an excellent presentation on manageable length, low noise, HF receive antennas, and the BevFlex-4X System.  For those who missed the meeting, or want to review the information, especailly anyone interested in pursuing 80 or 160 meter DX this winter, a video recording of the Zoom meeting and a PDF of Geoff's slide show are available at the links below.

Nominations Open for Club Officers

Club members are welcome to nominate a member for a club office for 2021.  Available offices are:
-Vice President and Presentation Coordinator
-Director at Large (duties include fund raising)
Email nominations to

Online General License Class

Starts Oct. 5, 2020
KB6NU will launch his first online General Class amateur radio license class on Oct. 5, 2020.  The cost is $25 for adults. High school and college students can attend for free.  If you’re a student, all you have to do to register is send an email to stating that you want to take the class.  All others can register using PayPal or Amazon Pay.  For more info or to register click on the link below.  Testing IS NOT part of this class.

Simulated Emergency Test

Oct. 3, 2020
The annual Simulated Emergency Test (SET) is a nationwide exercise.  It is a chance to test your personal emergency-operating skills and the readiness of your communications equipment and accessories in a simulated emergency-like deployment.

FISTS Slow Speed CW Sprint

1700Z-2100Z, Oct 3, 2020
The FISTS Slow Speed Sprint is a quarterly event that occurs on the first Saturday of each quarter.  Suggested CW speed is 13 WPM or less so it's a great opportunity for beginning CW operators to gain experience and confidence.

On-line Weather Spotter Class

6-8 PM, Oct. 5, 2020
The Wilmington office of the National Weather Service has scheduled a live online spotter training class for this autumn season on Oct. 5, from 6 pm to 8 pm EDT. NWS partners and the general public are welcome to attend.  Registration is required at the link below.

WWV Virtual Tour

7:30 PM, Oct 7, 2020
The October meeting of the OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society will feature a virtual tour of radio station, WWV, in Fort Collins, Colorado.  WWV is operated by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology, and has continuously aired time signals since 1945.  On the air since Oct. 1, 1919, it is recognized as the oldest continuously operating radio station in the US (if not the world).  This will be a Zoom (virtual) meeting.  Additional information, including Zoom meeting ID and password, is available at the following link.

USS Midway Museum Ship Special Event

1600Z-2300Z, Oct. 10, 2020
This Special Event is to help celebrate the birthday of US Navy in Oct 1775.  Frequencies of operation will be 14.320, 7.250, 14.070 (PSK31), and D-STAR on various reflectors.

Reds 30th Anniversary Special Event

Oct. 16-20, 2020
The Cincinnati Reds and the Milford Amateur Radio Club (MARC) are pleased to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the 1990 World Champion Cincinnati Reds.  MARC members will be operating the special event under the callsign W3R on all bands and all modes as time permits.

MCARC Swap Meet/Flea Market

Oct. 17, 2020
The Miami County (OH) Amateur Radio Club (MCARC) Is having a "SWAP MEET/FLEA MARKET" from 9am to 4pm, Oct. 17.  Rain date is Oct. 24.  The meet will be located in the MCARC club house parking lot and north building parking lot as needed.  The address is 728 North Harrison St., Troy, Ohio.  Talk-in on W8FW 145.230- only.  No admission charge for buyers or sellers.  Set up space is limited and strictly first come first serve.

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.

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!

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