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Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club
(last updated: 3/21/17)
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, April 10, 2017
Fort Mitchell Baptist Church
2323 Dixie Hwy, Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
See map here.
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(W4NHO pic)
We look forward to having Steve Morgan, W4NHO, the new KY ARRL Section Manager speak to NKARC for the next meeting on Monday, April 10,2017. Steve previously served as Section Manager from 1991-1997, and brings this experience and future ideas to help develop amateur radio in Kentucky.
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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.
LVARC (Hidden Valley) Hamfest
April 1, 2017, 9am - 1pm
20660 Lakeview Drive
Lawrenceburg, Indiana
In conjunction with the Hidden Valley Garage Sale Day, the Laughery Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest will be at the Hidden Valley pool parking lot. The talk in frequency is 147.285+ (no tone).
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.
Lincoln Trail ARC 38th Annual Hamfest
April 1, 2017
State Fire - Rescue Training Facility
630 College Street Road
Elizabethtown , KY 42701
Portsmouth Radio Club Hamfest
April 1, 2017
Old National Guard Armory
2313 17th Street
Portsmouth , OH 45662
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.
(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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