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Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club
(last updated: 06/21/16)
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, July 11, 2016
Fort Mitchell Baptist Church
2323 Dixie Hwy, Ft Mitchell, KY 41017
See map here.
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Ham Radio and the 1996 Olympics
KI4LA's experiences with an NDMS DMAT

In the summer of 1996, Gary, KI4LA, was part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), part of the Public Health Service (PHS); Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT). He'll share his account of the Atlanta Olympics bombing from the perspective of a medical team member deployed to Atlanta to support an FBI swat team.
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VE Testing before the meeting as usual.
Testing starts at 6pm.
(Get On The Air) ARRL Field Day
June 25 - 26, 2016
The NKARC, in conjunction with KD7ARET, will participate at Shelter House #2, Lincoln Ridge Park, Independence, KY 41051. Click here for a map. All are welcome! Come on out, get on the air, and have fun!
Free VE Testing will be available Saturday afternoon at this event.
Ham Radio: Not your Granddaddy’s Hobby
7pm, July 5, 2016
(ARRL logo)
ARRL KY Youth Coordinator, Mark Volstad, AI4BJ, will give this presention at the Erlanger Branch (401 Kenton Lands Rd, Erlanger, KY) of the Kenton County Library on July 5th.
All are welcome - no registration required.
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.
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.
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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