Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club

Sharing and Promoting Amateur Radio in the Northern Kentucky Area

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News and Coming Events

YAESU 1000 Giveaway

Interested in winning this beauty, a YAESU 1000 radio, including power supply and dipole antenna?!?!  Are you a member of the Northern KY ARC (NKARC), Switzerland County ARC, the "Hams in the Air" club, or the Milford ARC?  If so, pay your dues before the drawing and automatically be in the raffle!  Only dues paid members for 2022 can win.   Contact your club and pay your dues now!

Moonbounce Event May Be Coming to NKY

Richard, WC8RC, and Joe, WA8OGS, are looking for a Northern KY location where they can set up and operate a portable 432 MHz Moonbounce (EME) station for a weekend, maybe in the April/May, 2022, timeframe.  Last July they set up and operated their portable station at the Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting during the “Youth On The Air" summer camp and worked several European stations.  During their latest weekend operation in Oct., they made 17 EME contacts using the WSJT digital modes. More details about their Oct. operation may be found in the “432 And Above EME Newsletter” on page 7 & 8 at the link below.
If you have a location suggestion for Spring 2022 operation, please contact Joe at gojoe55(at)

AB4WS Radio Show

For the latest Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio News listen to Jack Prindle's weekly podcast.  Jack's Radio Show is also available as an iTunes podcast.  Just search for "AB4WS Radio Show."

Bill Martin, K4JBV - Silent Key

William (Bill) Martin, K4JBV, formerly Northern KY, recently passed away in Sarasota, Florida.  Bill became a ham in 1956 at the age of 13.  He was a friend, mentor and elmer to many local hams, and a past memeber of the NKARC.  He built his first repeater in 1974, followed by the 147.375 repeater in Walton, KY, and then his 146.895 machine.  Bill remained very active in Ham Radio and repeaters after moving to Florida, and kept in touch with is NKY friends on the 20 meter "Connecticut Mobiliers Net." 🙏

ARRL 10 Meter Contest

Dec. 11-12, 2021
Objective: For Amateurs worldwide to exchange QSO information with as many stations as possible on the 10 meter band.

Rookie Roundup, CW

Dec. 19, 2021
Objective: Rookies exchange information with as many other stations as possible on the 80, 40, 20, 15, and 10 meter HF bands.

ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program

The ARRL Foundation Scholarship application period for the academic year 2022-2023 is open now through December 31, 2021.

License Exams

The Milford Amateur Radio Club (MARC) is now doing VE testing on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00 PM.   Location: Miami Township Civic Center located at 6101 Meijer Drive, Milford, OH 45150.

November NKARC Meeting Recap

Pete Thomson, KE5GGY, provided an interesting and fun overview of the Santa Net and the 3916 Net.  Pete has been instrumental and active with both nets for a number of years. He says the Santa Net brings lots of joy to young and old alike and is a great way to introduce young kids to Ham Radio. The 3916 Net is a rag chew net on 3.916MHz, starting at 8PM Eastern Time each evening. They invite anyone to tune in and enjoy great stories and conversation.

Kentucky Emergency Net

Now is more important than ever for you to check into the Kentucky Emergency Net.  The Kentucky Emergency Net meets every Monday Evening at 7:30 PM Eastern Time on 3972.5 KHz.  If you cannot check in via HF you can check in using one of these alternate modes:

  • Yaesu Fusion Wires-X W4IOD Node Number 43114
  • YSF Reflector W4IOD YSF40806
  • DMR Brandmeister Talkgroup 31211 Kentucky ARES
  • Echolink W4IOD-R 226113
Check-ins are managed through Netlogger.

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