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Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club
(last updated: 05/02/16)
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 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
Notice: The K4CO D-STAR repeater is temporarily out of service due to site remodeling. Work continues. "Stay tuned" for updates.
NKARC Meeting
7:30pm, Monday, May 9, 2016
Fort Mitchell Baptist Church
2323 Dixie Hwy, Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
See map here.
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Show and Tell Program
Show and Tell
Everyone is encouraged to bring one (or more) of your treasures to share with the club. Don't be bashfull. Come and join the fun!
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VE Testing before the meeting as usual.
Testing starts at 6pm.
New DMR Repeater in Northern KY
Cecil, K4TCD, recently put up a DMR Repeater in Edgewood, KY, on 440.600 MHz, +5 MHz offset. This is in partnership with BluegrassDMR, c-Bridge K4USD. This new repeater supports all normal Talk Groups. Talk Group Local2 will connect to N. Cincinnati to make a true Greater Cincinnati Local2.
10-10 International Spring CW Contest
May 7-8, 2016
Annual Armed Forces Day Cross-Band Communications Test
May 14, 2016
This annual celebration is a unique opportunity and challenge to demonstrate two way communications between Amateurs and military communicators.
Dayton Hamvention
May 20-22, 2016
Hara Arena, 1001 Shiloh Springs Rd, Dayton, OH 45415
Ham Radio: Not your Granddaddy’s Hobby
7pm, June 20, 2016
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ARRL KY Youth Coordinator, Mark Volstad, AI4BJ, will give this presention at the Scheben Branch (8899 U.S. 42, Union, KY) of the Boone County Library.
Mark will also make the same presentation at the Erlanger Branch (401 Kenton Lands Rd, Erlanger, KY) of the Kenton County Library on July 5th.
All are welcome - no registration required.
National Parks on the Air Activation Schedule (NOPTA logo)
For more info on the ARRL National Parks on the Air
(NOPTA) 2016 activity click here.
(Parity Act logo) Help Wanted - Amateur Radio and the ARRL need your help. The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015 has been introduced in both the US Senate and House of Representatives. For more info, click here. To help focus attention on these bills, please contact your US Representative and Senators and ask for their support.
73 Magazine Available Online
For a "Never Say Die" view of amateur radio from 1960-2003, all 513 issues of 73 Magaizine, also know as 73 Amateur Radio Today, published by Wayne Green, W2NSD, are available for download. Click here for details.
To view or download the booklet by Christian Bravo,
The Road to CW de W4ALF, presented at the March, 2016 meeting, and recently updated to the 2nd Edition, click here.
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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