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Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club
(last updated: 2/22/17)
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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, March 13, 2017
Fort Mitchell Baptist Church
2323 Dixie Hwy, Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
See map here.
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(oscope) Oscilloscopes 202: Using a Digital Storage Oscilloscope
by Greg May, W2ORO
What features does a modern DSO offer that are over and above a standard CRT oscilloscope? Greg will answer this question as he demonstrates the operation of a digital storage oscilloscope on both analog and digital circuits. Advanced triggering options, automatic measurement, and waveform math functions are just a portion of what the new crop of DSOs brings to the table to aid us in our electronic testing exploits.
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VE Testing before the meeting as usual.
Testing starts at 6pm.
Club Membership for 2017
If you haven't already joined or renewed your membership to NKARC please take a minute to do so now. Just download the Membership Application form here, fill it out, and mail it with your dues to the address on the form. Your support and donations keep the K4CO repeaters on the air and pay for the club Field Day expenses.
ARRL International DX (Phone) Contest
March 4-5, 2017
April 1, 2017 (No Fooling!)
Ever wonder what that “AM” button is for on your transceiver? Well, if you don’t know about full-carrier amplitude modulation (AM) or have never used it on the air check out the ARRL HF AM Rally.
ARRL Rookie Roundup (SSB)
April 16, 2017
The Rookie Roundup is a contest aimed at Amateurs licensed for three years or less. If you've never tried Ham Radio contesting this is a great chance to get your feet wet.
(SKYWARN) NWS Spotter Training Schedule
A 2017 schedule for weather spotter training classes provided by the Wilmington, OH office of the National Weather Service is available here. This is a great opportunity to learn about severe weather systems, how to identify potentially dangerous cloud formations, and when and what to report.
LVARC 220 Repeater
Todd, KY4TS, reports that the Laughery Valley Amateur Radio Club's 220 repeater (224.840 MHz, PL tone 146.3) in Aurora, IN, is now accesible by EchoLink. The Node number is 809056, KC9HAX-R.
(Flying Pigs) Flying Pig Marathon Volunteer Sign-up
It's Flying Pig time! Time to sign up to help at the 2017 Flying Pig Marathon. If you are interested the link is: http://volunteer.getmeregistered.com/events/register.php?id=268&group=2509
The group password is "ham" (what else would it be, really?)
Please sign-up in the marathon's volunteer registration system so you're included in the PR count, the T-shirt count, and so I don't have to keep spreadsheets!
If you have an assignment preference (even if you've expressed it previously) please indicate so in the "Comments" field.
If you are signing up for the Saturday events (instead of Sunday, or in addition to it), please also indicate that in "Comments".
Thank you for your interest, and your partnership.
-73- de N8TFD/Steve
(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.
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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