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Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club
(last updated: 5/21/17)
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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, June 12, 2017
Fort Mitchell Baptist Church
2323 Dixie Hwy, Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
See map here.
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Field Day Planning and Preparations
Railroad Radio
by David Clark, N4YHC
Railroads use radio communication, too. See how as David shares his years of experience in the railroad business.
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VE Testing before the meeting as usual.
Testing starts at 6pm.
Microsoft Patches Windows XP
After dropping support for Windows XP three years ago, Microsoft has released a patch for XP to fight the 'WannaCrypt' ransomware attacks. If you still have a PC running Windows XP, be sure to download and install the Security Update for Windows XP SP3 (KB4012598). For more info click here.
USA ARDF Championships
August 3-6, 2017
Registration is now under way for the 2017 USA and International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 championships of Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF), which will take place August 3-6 near Harrison, Ohio, northwest of Cincinnati. Three optional training days are planned for Monday through Wednesday, July 31-August 2 near Harrison, just prior to the championships. If you have never experienced a full ARDF course, this is your chance to do so in a friendly environment. Your only opponent will be the clock.
(From the May 11, 2017 edition of "The ARRL Letter").
ARRL June VHF Contest
June 10-12, 2017
Techs, here's a chance to participate in some contest action. The objective is to work as many amateur stations in as many different Maidenhead grid squares as possible using authorized frequencies above 50 MHz. Find more info and complete rules here.
Milford Hamfest
8am - 2pm, June 17, 2017
Eastside Christian Church
5874 Montclair Blvd, Milford, Ohio 45150
Kids Day
June 18, 2017
Kids Day is designed to give on-the-air experience to young people and hopefully foster interest in getting a license of their own. It is also intended to give older hams a chance to share their station and love for Amateur Radio with their children.
ARRL Field Day
June 24 - 25, 2017
Linclon Ridge Park
420 Independence Station Rd.
Independence, KY 41051
As usual, the NKARC will participate in the annual ARRL Field Day contest. Club members will set up two way short wave radio operations at Shelter House #2 in Linclon Ridge Park. Everyone is invited to stop by and experience Amateur Radio in action.
(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.
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.
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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