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Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club
(last updated: 10/18/17)
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. The club owns and operates several VHF/UHF repeaters. The club also participates in various public service and Ham Radio events throughout the year.

Announcements & Club News
NKARC Meeting
7:30pm, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017
Fort Mitchell Baptist Church
2323 Dixie Hwy, Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
See map here.
The business meeting will include:
Election of 2018 Club Officers*
Nominees are: President - Greg, W0QI
Vice Pres. - Judy, W1ORO
Director at Large - Don, KJ4VZX
Cecil, K4TCD
* Please note: Only 2017 paid up club members are authorized to vote. If you are not a member, and desire to vote, please apply for membership prior to the election. See the Membership page for more info.
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SOTA (Summits On The Air):
Activating Pine Mountain

by Christian Bravo, W4ALF and Mark Volstad, AI4BJ
(SOTA Logo)
Mark and Christian will share their first time experience of a SOTA activation and their "fun" hiking, backpacking and operating on the Pine Mountain summit in southeastern Kentucky.
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For a copy of Dave Core's Oct. 9, 2017, presentation,
Using an SDR Rcvr for a Panadapter
click here.
MARS Operators Needed
The Military Auxiliary Radio System provides contingency communications support on behalf of the men and women of the Department of Defense and other U.S. Government users in support of their important and diverse national security missions whenever, however and wherever required. Notably, the disasters created by recent hurricanes. MARS Region 4, which covers the Southeastern U.S. including Kentucky, Florida, and Puerto Rico, needs more operators. If you are interested in joining MARS, see www.afmarsse.org and www.mars.af.mil for more info. Or, email Jim, W2JDG, at hatt53@aol.com, or Russ Connors, AF MARS State Director for Kentucky, at Russ@RussConnors.com.
Volunteers Needed for 2017 Honor Run
Nov. 12, 2017
The 4th annual Honor Run to benefit the Honor Flight Tri-State program will be held on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 7:00am in Florence, KY. To volunteer contact Todd, KY4TS, at ky4ts@yahoo.com.
School Club Roundup, Fall Term
Oct. 16-20, 2017
BSA 60th Jamboree-on-the-Air
Oct. 20-22, 2017
Honor Flight WELCOME HOME Rally
8:15PM, Oct. 24, 2017
CVG Airport
CQ World-Wide DX Contest
SSB: Oct. 28-29, 2017
CW: Nov. 25-26, 2017
Grant ARC Hamfest
8AM-2PM, Nov. 4, 2017
ABCAP Bldg, 406 West Plum Street
Georgetown, OH 45121
American Red Cross Asks ARRL for Assistance With Relief Efforts in Puerto Rico
According to the ARRL, the requested number of 50 Amateur Radio Operators have already volunteered and will soon deploy to Puerto Rico to handle health-and-warefare information from the island. ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, has asked for contributions to ARRL’s Ham Aid fund to support the effort.
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.
(Parity Act) Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017
The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2017 was introduced in the US Senate on July 12, marking another step forward for this landmark legislation. The Senate bill, S. 1534, is identical to H.R. 555, which passed the US House of Representatives in January. The ARRL is urging U.S. Amateurs to contact their Senators and express their support for this bill. Click here to take action, or here for more info.
A list of Cincinnati area Ham Radio nets may be found here.
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