Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

Sharing and Promoting Amateur Radio in the Northern Kentucky Area

Club Holiday Dinner Meeting - 6:30 PM, Mon., 12/09/2019

Holiday Dinner Meeting

The annual NKARC Holiday Dinner Meeting will be at the Golden Corral Buffet & Grill, 488 Orphanage Road (near Wal-Mart), Fort Wright, KY. Note that the start time is 6:30 PM. Family and friends are always welcome.

restaurant location


Last Meeting

Joe Munson, WA4VAG, describing part of his collection of military pack sets. Thanks Joe for your service and a very interesting show and tell. More pictures on NKARC's Facebook page.

The election of club officers was postponed until the January, 2020, meeting.

nkarc on facebook

News, Announcements & Events

MARS COMEX Announcement

from Russ Connors, Group Commander
Air Force MARS 44th Communications Group

The U.S. Department of Defense, is tasking its regional MARS affliates, in support of COMEX 19-4 (3 Nov-17 Nov), to identify all Amateur Radio resources in the Region to include ARES, RACES, local civic and interested Amateur Radio clubs and key individuals and leaders, prior to the beginning of COMEX 19-4. MARS is tasked to facilitate with Amateur Radio stations reception of a digital 60 meter DoD broadcast. MARS members are to coordinate in person and telephone support sessions to install, configure, tune and test the MS-DMT software at Amateur Radio stations. MARS members are to conduct two-way Plain Text (PT) tests on 60 meters with Amatetur Radio using MIL-STD 188-110A Serial PSK waveform (more commonly known as M110A) which is included in the MS-DMT software. The software is available to the public at the link below. Download the ZIP file. For help/questions, call Alex Pennington (606) 388-6002.

Kentucky ARES Connect

The New SEC in Kentucky, Rich Henderson, KN4MAA, would like all hams in Kentucky to register for ARES Connect on the Kentucky ARES Connect Website. He reports that the ARES Connect system is coming closer to being utilized for the ARES reporting functions. Point your web browser to https://arrl.volunteerhub.com/lp/ky.
Once registered you can view the calendar of Amateur Radio Activities, Nets, Meetings, etc., for you to sign up to become involved in.
from Jack, AB4WS

The Arduino and Practical Electronics for Makers

Nov. 4, 11, & 18, 2019
Mark, AI4BJ, will be leading this workshop for students grades 6-12, at NKY Makerspace, located at the Ignite Institue, 37 Atlantic Ave., Erlanger, KY 41018.

ARRL November Sweepstakes, SSB

Nov. 16-18, 2019
"The ARRL’s annual November Sweepstakes is the oldest domestic contest, beginning in 1930. Sweepstakes paused during World War II but came back stronger than ever. It’s a competition between North American stations – individuals, teams, and clubs." from ARRL

First Transatlatic Amateur Contact Special Event

Nov. 16 - 17 & Nov. 21 - Dec. 01, 2019
The Radio Club of Nice (France), will activate the call TM8AB to commerate the first transatlatic QSO which occured on 11/28/1923, between Fred Schnell, 1MO, and Leon Deloy, 8AB.

Free Training Available

Dec. 10, 11, or 12, 2019
The Campbell County Kentucky Office of Emergency Management is offering Managing Critical Incidents at Institutions of Higher Education: A Whole Community Approach (MGT-361) at NKU.

ARRL Foundation Scholarship Opportunity

The ARRL Foundation is now accepting applications for their 2020 scholarship program. Applications will be accepted until December 31, 2019.

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