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Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club
(last updated: 7/14/17)
ARRL Special Service Club

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, August 14, 2017
Fort Mitchell Baptist Church
2323 Dixie Hwy, Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
See map here.
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Northern Kentucky Hazardous Materials/
Weapons of Mass Destruction HM-3 Response Unit

by Rodney Bell, SD1 Occupational Safety & Health Manager
For an information sheet, click here.
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VE Testing before the meeting as usual.
Testing starts at 6pm.
For a copy of Rod Villari's July 10th, 2017, presentation
"The New Kenton County Public Service System
and Scanners of the Future"

click here. Thanks Rod!
National Boy Scout Jamboree - K2BSA
July 19 - 27, 2017
K2BSA at the National Boy Scout Jamboree will be on the air July 19 - 27, from Glen Jean, WV. There will be stations on all the HF bands, and 2 meters, 440, and on DSTAR reflector REF033a. K2BSA will be demonstrating Amateur Radio, and over 400 Scouts will be working on their Radio Merit Badge.
USA ARDF Championships
July 31 - August 6, 2017
-- 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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