Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

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Club Meeting - 7:30 PM, Mon., March 9, 2020

Five Summits, Five Days: S.O.T.A. Adventure on the Appalachian Trail (AT)

by Christian Bravo, W4ALF, and Bruce Raines, W9BWR

Christian and Bruce will recount their adventure of activating five summits in five days while hiking along the Appalachian Trail in TN/NC. Their presentation will discuss Summits on the Air and detail the planning, challenges, and successful activation of each of the 10 point summits along the stretch of the AT that was hiked for 5 days. They will bring along their backpacking and Ham gear for participants to review and ask questions.

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News and Coming Events

Feb. 20, 2020 - Dixie Hts. High School Radio Club listens to the International Space Station

These Dixie Hts. students listened in to the contact between the ISS and the Maple Dale Elementary School in Cincinnati, which was facilitated by the OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society. For a recording, captured by Merle, AA4QE, and published by Jack, AB4WS, of the downlink from the ISS during the contact with Maple Dale Elemetary click the button below.

At the last NKARC meeting...

Brian DeYoung, K4BRI, explained a Quadrifilar Helical antenna, and presented his experience with building and using one for 2 meters. Thanks, Brian!

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."

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CQ World Wide 160 Meter Contest - SSB

Feb 21-23, 2020

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ARRL International DX Contest - Phone

March 7-8, 2020

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Skywarn Weather Spotter Training

The Wilmington, OH, office of the National Weather Service is offering Spotter Training at various locations around Northern KY and Soutwest Ohio. Check at the link below for dates and locations

Spotter Training Schedule

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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2020 Greater Cincinnat Area Repeater List

In typical expemplary fashion, Jack, AB4WS, has crafted a very comprehensive list of VHF/UHF repeaters in the Greater Cincinnati area and beyond. A copy, in the form of an Excel spreadsheet, is available for download at the link below. Please note the numerous tabs for the various bands and types of repeaters. Any updates or corrections are welcome.

Greater Cincinnti Repeater List

YOTA Camp Application Now Open

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, February 9, 2020 — Applications are being accepted now through March 15, 2020, for campers interested in attending Youth on the Air Camp. Licensed amateur radio operators ages 15 through 25 who want to attend are encouraged to apply online at The camp will take place June 21 through June 26, 2020 at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township (North Cincinnati), Ohio.

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W4YWH Estate Sale

See the link below for a list of radio equipment for sale from the estate of Harold Blocher, W4YWH. Contact information is included.


New Amateur Extra Exam Question Pool

The new Amateur Extra-class license examination question pool has been released and will come into use on July 1, 2020. A copy of the new question pool, as well as the diagrams referenced in the pool, is available at the following link.

Extra class pool
List of Greater Cincinnati Area Ham Radio Nets

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