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Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club
(last updated: 10/23/16)
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Welcome from the Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club. Our NKY Mapclub primarily serves the area of Northern Kentucky, but gladly offers its services and membership to anyone interested in Amateur Radio, regardless of location. NKARC holds regular, monthly meetings, open to all, with free VE testing preceding most meetings. The club owns and operates several VHF/UHF repeaters including one D-STAR machine. The club also participates in various public service and Ham Radio events throughout the year.

Announcements & Club News
NKARC Meeting
7:30pm, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016
Fort Mitchell Baptist Church
2323 Dixie Hwy, Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
See map here.
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Attenuation of Conducted Interference
by Greg May, W2ORO
We are all familiar with dreaded EMI travelling through the air to do its nasty work, but what about through wires? Whether it is an automobile alternator whine penetrating your radio's circuits or a brushed DC motor causing the reset of a microcontroller in your latest project, conducted interference is a pain. Greg May, W2ORO, will introduce us to no fewer than nine different methods to attenuate this gremlin. There are several electronic components that can be used in the battle including a couple that you may have never heard of before. We will observe a real example of a live circuit as the different solutions are introduced, and the resulting attenuation will be evaluated and compared.
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VE Testing before the meeting as usual.
Testing starts at 6pm.
To view or download an Arduino Resources sheet prepared by Mark, AI4BJ, click here. This handout includes sources for additional information to go along with Marks excellent presentation on the Arduino microcontroller at the last club meeting.
CQ World-Wide DX Contest
SSB: Oct. 29-30, 2016
CW: Nov. 26-27, 2016
Grant Amateur Radio Club Hamfest
Nov. 5, 2016
ABCAP Building, Georgetown, OH
Honor Run Half Marathon
Race starts at 7am, Nov. 13, 2016 in Florence, KY
Radio operators needed. Contact Todd, KY4TS, to sign up or for more info.
ARRL November Sweepstakes
CW: Nov. 5-7, 2016
Phone: Nov. 19-21, 2016
New DMR Repeater in Northern KY
Cecil, K4TCD, recently put up a DMR Repeater in Edgewood, KY, on 440.600 MHz, +5 MHz offset. This is in partnership with BluegrassDMR, c-Bridge K4USD. This new repeater supports all normal Talk Groups. Talk Group Local2 will connect to N. Cincinnati to make a true Greater Cincinnati Local2.
Notice: The K4CO D-STAR repeater is temporarily out of service due to site remodeling. Work continues. "Stay tuned" for updates.
National Parks on the Air Activation Schedule (NOPTA logo)
For more info on the ARRL National Parks on the Air
(NOPTA) 2016 activity click here.
A list of Cincinnati area Ham Radio nets may be found here,
or near the bottom of the NKARC Upcoming Events page.
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