Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

Sharing and Promoting Amateur Radio in the Northern Kentucky Area

Club Meeting - 7:30 PM, Mon., 08/12/2019

The Wonderful World of 3d Printing

by Ben von Handorf, KN4COI, and Christian Bravo, W4ALF

Christian and Ben will discuss 3D Printing Basics and possible applications to Ham Radio. Questions addressed will be: What is 3D printing? What Do I need to do 3D print at home? Tools, websites, good printers to start with? They will also have a couple printers at the meeting for folks to see and many items printed that can be used in ham radio! They plan to set up a "Live Print" for folks to observe.

meeting location

Last Meeting

Many thanks to Rodney Kincaid and Trevor Evans, both of Owen Electric, and Carter Greene of H-D Electric, for an excellent demonstration and lecture on electrical safety. "LOOK UP and LIVE! Watch for Overhead Lines."

Also, thanks to the Ft. Mitchell Fire Department for providing the location for this informative meeting.

News, Announcements & Events

AB4WS Radio Show and More

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New Tower Regulation

from Genaral Aviation News, July 8, 2019 & ARRL
Few of us are fortunate enough to have a tower 50 ft or higher, but if you do, you may want to check out the articles at the links below.

K4CO Field Day Results

Preliminary club results for this year's Field Day are:
Total QSOs: 454
(120 CW, 90 Digi, 244 Phone)
Total Score: 2,918

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Restraint Urged in Response to 2-Meter Reallocation Proposal

Published 07/06/19 on
Representatives of International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member-societies in Europe are advising restraint in the wake of a proposal to consider the allocation of 146 – 148 MHz to the Aeronautical Mobile Service (AMS) at World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23).
“All IARU member societies have been briefed on a common position and messages for Amateur Radio,” Regnault said. “This message is not helped by the many wrong messages abounding on social media. IARU represents Amateur Radio in the various CEPT forums and ITU, and [it] will fight to maintain the best position it can for Amateur Radio. Progress will be slow, but I am hopeful that, in the end we will get a good result.”

50 Years - First Man on the Moon Special Event

July 14-28, 1700Z-2000Z
The Milford Amateur Radio Club will be operating N1A on SSB: 28.350 14.260 7.240 3.840; CW: 14.045, 7.045, 3.545; FT8 standard frequencies. Contact the Milford Amateur Radio Club, P.O. Box 100, Milford, OH 45150-0100, or email for QSL requests.

Paddlefest Volunteers Needed

Aug. 3, 2019
Chris, KD8YVF, is lining volunteers to assist with communications for the Cincinnati Paddlefest event. If you are interested, email Chris at

Columbus Hamfest

8 AM - 2 PM, Aug 3, 2019
Aladdin Shrine Center
1801 Gateway Circle
Grove City, OH 43123

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