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Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club
(last updated: 6/27/17)
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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, July 10, 2017
Fort Mitchell Baptist Church
2323 Dixie Hwy, Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
See map here.
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Scanners of the Future
by Rod Villari, KJ4IAM
Learn about public service scanners that will best suit the needs of Northern Kentucky residents when the switch to P25 occurs.
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VE Testing before the meeting as usual.
Testing starts at 6pm.
13 Colonies Special Event
July 1 - 6, 2017
13 Colonies is an annual Special Event held during the 4th Of July Week. Those who participate try to make contact(s) with all 13 Colony Stations, and the 2 Bonus Stations.
RAC Canada Day Contest
July 1, 2017
Each year on July 1, the anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, Radio Amateurs of Canada sponsors the RAC Canada Day Contest. Amateurs all over the world are invited to Canada’s Birthday Party on the air and this year is very special as Canada is celebrating its 150th Birthday. In recognition of this milestone, the RAC Canada Day Contest certificates and the RAC Winter Contest certificates will feature the Canada 150 logo in recognition of this special moment in Canada’s history.
Indianapolis Hamfest
July 7-8, 2017
7300 E. Troy Ave.
Indianapolis, IN
GARS Germantown Hamfest
July 8, 2017
TriAngle Station
100 TriAngle Court
Germantown, OH 45327
USA ARDF Championships Volunteers Needed
July 31 - August 6, 2017
Volunteers are needed for the 2017 USA and International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF), which will take place near Harrison, Ohio, northwest of Cincinnati. For more info contact Brian, K4BRI, at k4bri@arrl.net.
-- Schedule of Events --
MonJul 31 -2 meter practice at Diamond Oaks in Green Township
TueAug 1-80 meter practice at Pyramid Hill in Hamilton OH
WedAug 2-FoxOr and 80 meter Sprint practice at Harbin Park in Fairfield OH
ThuAug 3-FoxOr competition at England-Idlewild park in Burlington KY
FriAug 4-80 meter Sprint competition at Mitchell Memorial Forest
SatAug 5-2 meter classic competition at Miami Whitewater Forest
SunAug 6-80 meter classic competition at Miami Whitewater Forest
Columbus, OH Hamfest
August 5, 2017
Aladdin Shrine Center
1801 Gateway Circle
Grove City, OH 43123
Central Kentucky Hamfest
August 12, 2017
JackPot Bingo
1230 Eastland Drive
Lexington, KY 40502
Ham Radio Aviator Departs for Round The World Flight
Brian Lloyd, WB6RQN, Flight Commemorates
80 Years Since Earhart
Miami, Florida, USA, June 1, 2017 - As pilot Brian Lloyd propels his single-engine plane named "Spirit" into the sky on a solo round-the-world adventure, he commemorates Amelia Earhart's famous flight eighty years ago on this date in 1937. He is communicating live via radio with Ham operators while flying. The two month flight will follow Earhart's historic route to circumnavigate the world. For more info and a proposed schedule of radio operations click here.
(Parity Act) Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017
On January 13, 2017, the "Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017" was introduced into the new 115th Congress. This bill was designated as HR 555, and is identical to the language of HR 1301 which was passed by the US House of Representatives in 2016. On January 23, 2017 the US House of Representatives passed the Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2917 by unanimous consent. This action now sends the bill to the US Senate for its consideration. Further information on HR 555 and how ARRL members can assist in working towards its passage will be forthcoming from the ARRL.
Amateur News Weekly
On the go? No time to read newsletters and web pages? Listen to Amateur News Weekly, a 5-10 minute audio message of timely amateur radio news from the tri-state area. A new edition is released each Sunday at 6pm. Check it out at amateurnewsweekly.com. Also note that NKARC member Jack, AB4WS, is one of the presenters.
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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