Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

Sharing and Promoting Amateur Radio in the Northern Kentucky Area

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News and Coming Events

Christian Bravo, W4ALF, Receives Award

NKARC member Christian Bravo, W4ALF, proudly received this CW Academy Service Award recently. Congratulations, Christian!

AB4WS Radio Show

For the latest Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio News listen to Jack Prindle's weekly podcast. Jack's Radio Show is also available as an iTunes podcast. Just search for "AB4WS Radio Show."

Ralph Layle Gouge Sr., NG4M, Silent Key

Ralph Gouge, NG4M, 81, of Independence, KY, has passed away recently after a brief illness.

"Interest in Ham Radio soaring as country grips with virus outbreak"

from Digital Journal
WEST HOLLYWOOD, California - The number of Americans obtaining their ham radio licenses is soaring as the country comes to grips with the coronavirus pandemic. Just as shoppers are hoarding necessities and food in panic buying, more people have quickly studied to become amateur radio operators to ensure they can maintain communications with others in emergency situations and disasters.

Amateur Radio Emergency Service

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service® (ARES®) consists of Amateur Radio licensees who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL or any other local or national organization, is eligible to apply for membership in ARES. Training may be required or desired to participate fully in ARES.

CQ World Wide WPX Contest, SSB

March 28 & 29, 2020
For amateurs world wide to contact as many amateurs and prefixes as possible during the contest period.

At the last NKARC meeting...

Christian Bravo, W4ALF, and Bruce Raines, W9BWR, describing their five day, five summit, SOTA adventure on the Appalachian Trail. Thanks for sharing!

KI4LA Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Local ham and NKARC member Gary Johnston, KI4LA, has been named the George S. Wilson III, W4OYI, Lifetime Achievement Award recipient in the ARRL Great Lakes Division. Congratulations, Gary!

License Classes Cancelled

The OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society Spring license classes have been cancelled. They will likely be rescheduled for next Fall.

Dayton Hamvention Cancelled

The Hamvention Executive Committee has been monitoring the COVID19 pandemic. We have worked very closely with our local and state health Departments. It is with a very heavy heart the Hamvention Executive Committee has decided to cancel Hamvention for this year.
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Thank you for your understanding in this time of International Crisis.
Jack Gerbs
General Chairman HV2020

Support Kentucky District 6 Amateur Radio Emergency Team Through AmazonSmile

Now you can support the local Kentcuky District 6 (previously District 7) Amatear Radio Emergency Team just by shopping on Amazon. AmazonSmile allows you to select your favorite charity to receive a donation for your eligible Amazon purchases. Click the link below for more information and, if you decide to help, select Kentucky District 7 Amateur Radio Emergency Team, Inc as your charitable organization. Thanks!

New Ham Band Frequency Chart

The ARRL has published a new, veritcally oriented, frequency bands chart. It is available to download as a PDF file.

Greater Cincinnti Area Repeaters

Greater Cincinnati Area Ham Radio Nets

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