Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club
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Welcome from the Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club. The 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 maintains and operates five 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, September 14, 2015
Fort Mitchell Baptist Church
2323 Dixie Hwy, Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
See map here.
Parking in the rear, off of Silver Ave.
Plenty of room to park.
Enter at the rear of the church and go down the steps.
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How to Work DX
By Christian Bravo, W4ALF, and Lee Stephens, KK4JSJ
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Free VE Testing before the meeting as usual.
Testing starts at 6pm.
ARRL Award Club Receives Award
August 3, 2015 - The ARRL has designated the NKARC as a Special Service Club. This award recognizes and encourages "the visibility of Amateur Radio as a positive force in the community by assisting in emergencies, and providing and encouraging training: as well as to further club activites for the betterment of membership and the Amateur Radio Service."
*** Club Members Recognized ***
July 26, 2015 - Section Youth Coordinator Appointment
KY Section Manager Alan Morgan KY1O has announced the appointment effective immediately of Mark Volstad AI4BJ as the KY Section Youth Coordinator. Mark AI4BJ currently serves as the Youth/Boy Scout liaison for the Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club. Mark commented, "I've been promoting amateur radio with the scouts almost since I obtained my license 12 years ago." Mark has served as a Radio Merit Badge counsellor for the Scouts at the Merit Badge challenge for the past 6-7 years and also at individual troop levels. Mark has also promoted the hobby at Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) and other scouting events. Mark has also been involved with the Dixie High School ARC KY4DH and will assist with the continuation of the Radio Technology course, an actual high school credit curriculum class founded by Jim Hicks WB4CTX. Congratulations Mark AI4BJ for your appointment to promote the hobby to the youth of the Commonwealth.

July 20, 2015 - Effective immediately Kentucky Section Manager Alan KY1O has appointed Cecil K4TCD as Kentucky ARES Section Emergency Coordinator (SEC).
This immediate appointment has left an opening for DEC-7 which has been filled by the immediate appointment of Greg W4TSA as District Emergency Coordinator for District 7.
Addendum: On July 28, 2015, Alan KY1O KY Section Manager also appointed Greg Lamb W4TSA as Asst. Section Manager for Region 3 and Special Assistant for Public Relations.
Congratulations Cecil K4TCD and Greg W4TSA.
Louisville Hamfest
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, 8am - 2pm
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
395 Paroquet Springs Drive
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
OH-KY-IN Amateur Radio Society Hamfest
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, 8am - 1pm
Aiken High School
5641 Belmont Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45224
Central KY Amateur Radio Society (Richmond) Hamfest
Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015
Madison County Fairgrounds
KY Route 52
Richmond, KY 40475
Kentucky Colonels Amateur Radio Club

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, 7:30am - 2pm
Sloan Convention Center
1021 Wilkinson Trace
Bowling Green, KY 42103
Honor Run Half Marathon
Volunteers Needed - Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015
The Honor Run starts under the Florence Y'All Water Tower,
Florence, KY.
If you would like to volunteer to help provide communications for the Honor Run Half Marathon email Todd at
Check out  This web site belongs to club member Ken, W4KGH, who is constructing and selling
Economy HF Multiband End Fed Matchboxes
 with or without the antenna wire, etc., to make a complete end fed antenna.  Ken has graciously volunteered to share a portion of each sale with the club.
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