Central Ky ARS Hamfest 9-24-2016

Please note that due to a conflict in scheduling, the organizers/members of Central Kentucky ARS have stressed that the date for their hamfest to be held in Richmond, Kentucky is NOT September 17 as listed, but instead WILL BE September 24, 2016. Only the date has been changed, all other details remain as published and announced. They apologize for the confusion, but the change was made due to a conflict which they tried to avoid, but were unable to.

Please pass the word to anyone you know and ask them to also pass the word around

Dist 9 ARES report EF2 Tornado

image Subj: DISTRICT 9 ARES NET

On July 4th 2016 a band of severe thunder storms with damaging winds impacted parts of Eastern Kentucky in Kentucky’s 9th ARES District. The areas receiving the most damage was confined to Pike and Lawrence County with Lawrence County receiving the most extensive damage.
Upon notification of damage resulting from the storm contact was established with all counties of District 9 to determine the need for communications assistance. It was determined that Lawrence County had received the most damage along the most impact occurring along US 23 and Ky. route 32 in Louisa covering approximately 2.5 miles. The structure receiving the most damage was at Wal-Mart in Louisa and JJ Jordan Nursing Home also in Louisa receiving the second most damage.
In Talking with Ross Leedy KG4GRJ EC of Lawrence County he indicated that all utilities and communications remained intact. Also received information at the same time of damage that occurred in Pike County.
A net was called at 7:03 pm est for the purpose of reporting damage and people requesting assistance by John Hager N4KJU DEC District 9. The reports consisted of damage to structures,topography, and utilities. The reports were sent to the National Weather Service in Jackson Ky by both Amateur radio and National Weather Service Chat The net closed at 8:46pm. Besides providing the weather service at Jackson with damage reports one amateur operator Ky4BP Brian Prater of Pikeville (Pike County) reported downed power lines along US Route 23 in the Scott Sub-division of Pikeville. A call was made to Ky Power advising them of the situation in the sub division. The dispatcher at Ky Power indicated this was the first call they had received regarding the situation at the subdivision. Power was restored within 2 hours and US 23 reopened.
In summary of the net there were 10 checkins, representing 5 counties within region 4 and one Station from Madison County-Berea Kentucky. A total of 10 messages of damage were reported from the amateur community to the National Weather Service at Jackson and one report to Ky Power and the NWS as noted in a previous paragraph. The following amateur participated in the net N4kJU John as NCS,KG4GRJ Ross EC of Lawrence County,KK4FVO Roy AEC Martin County,KY4BP Brian,KI4RND Kelly,KK4LQZ Roger,WJ4BP John,KI4BOQ Chris,KF4KPL Daniel and; WA4SWF Fred.
Finally the National Weather Service has classified and confirmed the event in Lawrence County as a EF-2 tornado. Fortunately there were no injuries or loss of life as a result of this storm. I personally want to thank all amateurs who participated and also thankful for the great working relationship we as amateurs have with one another and the National Weather Service.
Sincerely Submitted
John M. Hager/ N4KJU
Region 4 District 9 DECimage

KI4OJG Mark appointed SGL

imageSection Manager Alan KY1O announced the appointment of Mark KI4OJG as a State Government Liaison.

Mark from Woodford County is employed by the KY Transportation Cabinet.

Mark commented:Alan. I am indeed honored to accept this position and will do everything in my power to assist everyone that I am in contact with via amateur radio,not to mention state government interaction. I tend to follow pending legislation pretty closely as a rule. Enough of that,Now it’s time to get to work. Best Regards & 73 DE (Mark)KI4OJG.

Share KEM exercise with local media

KYEM MEDIA ADVISORY
2016 KY Communication Interoperability Exercise

CONTACT: Buddy Rogers
Office Tel. No. 502-607-1611 / Cell Tel. No. 502-382-6006

FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 6, 2016) Kentucky Emergency Management announces the 2016 Kentucky Communications Interoperability Exercise (COMEX).

WHO: Kentucky Emergency Management and the Kentucky Army National Guard in partnership with USNORTHCOM

WHAT: Statewide communications exercise and testing

WHERE: Owensboro, Kentucky
Morehead, Kentucky
Statewide

WHEN: The 2016 Exercise will be a three week event. The first week (June 6-11) will focus on Command Post interoperability and communications classroom training. The second week (June 13-17) will focus on tactical communications used for catastrophic domestic responses. The third and final week (June 20-24) will focus on testing statewide communications systems

Interviews with key participants available.

Media wishing to observe are encouraged to visit their select locations on Day 2 and are asked to call the listed contact in advance.

Visit http://kyem.ky.gov/comex/Pages/default.aspx for more detailed information and an agenda.

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Dayton Hamvention news and high points

5/22/2016
Day 2 of the 2016 Dayton Hamvention has come and gone. It was a busy day inside the Hara Arena complex, as intermittent bouts of rain pushed people inside from the flea markets.

It was also a day for awards and recognition. At the SATERN forum – moderated by National SATERN Liaison Bill Feist, WB8BZH – SATERN founder Major Pat McPherson, WW9E (SK), was remembered and awarded a posthumous Exceptional Service Award from the Salvation Army. Many friends took to the podium and shared stories about Pat.

ARRL Emergency Preparedness Manager Mike Corey, KI1U, presented the award, flanked by ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, and ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR. The award was accepted by Ron Busroe, National CRD Secretary, who is responsible for the Salvation Army’s National Disaster Services program. The award will be presented to McPherson’s wife, Carmella, KB9YSQ, on June 19.

At the National Parks on the Air forum, speakers Sean Kutzko, KX9X, and Norm Fusaro, W3IZ, addressed a packed room and answered questions about NPOTA. They were also surprised by two plaques in recognition of all their hard work on the NPOTA program, presented by the Ohio Section. The NPOTA program continues throughout the year to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

ARRL and IARU President Emeritus Larry Price, W4RA, was inducted as an Honorary Member of the Hall of Fame by the Radio Amateurs of Canada. The award was presented by Ed Frazer, VE7EF, and Glenn MacDonell, VE3XRA. The appointment recognized Price’s years of work and service in support of RAC, and is the first Honorary Member appointment in RAC’s history.

The Dayton Amateur Radio Club (DARA) presented ARRL’s Lauren Clarke, KB1YDD, and Rick Roderick, K5UR, with a $5,000 check to fund the Teachers Institute, $6,000 for the DARA scholarship through the ARRL Foundation, and a $10,000 payment towards their $100,000 Second Century Campaign pledge.

The Youth Forum, moderated by Carole Perry, WB2MGP, took place on Saturday morning, featuring speakers like 17-year-olds Maria Lysandrou, KD9BUS, and Kelsey Seymour, K3LSY. From there, youngsters headed over to the ARRL Youth Rally at the ARRL EXPO. At the rally, led by ARRL Education & Technology Program Instructor Tommy Gober, N5DUX, and professional educator Jennifer Gober, KE5LNK, participants ages 11-26 enjoyed hands-on ham radio activities.

http://www.arrl.org/news/dayton-hamvention-2016-day-2-awards-remembrance-and-intermittent-rain

KY Hams spotted at Dayton Hamvention!

imageKJ4AKR Alex, KG4ZXN Billy, K4TCD, and KY4OD Greg meet up at Dayton Hamvention.

KY- SEC announces COMEX details!

image2016 COMEX. Please send this out to everyone including states near us.

The first day is local nets NCS is DEC then DEC will pass it to ASEC then to KY4EOC with me CC’ed.

The second day is HF to KY4EOC and fillers from first day

Third day is airborne repeater,

All times are in link.

Then invite all other hams to the party if they would like as they will also been needed if the time really comes.

http://kyem.ky.gov/COMEX/Documents/Appendix%20D%20Amateur%20Radio%20Schedule%20of%20Events.pdf

Pre Field Day activity KMARC

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Your opinion needed

FYI…
From: memberlist@www.arrl.org
To: Alaninohio2@aol.com
Sent: 5/6/2016 9:28:19 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Youth in Amateur Radiosport Survey

The ARRL Contest Advisory Committee is studying how to get more youth
involved in the contesting aspects of our hobby and has designed a very
thorough survey to solicit input. The committee would like as many
people to take the survey as possible and requests that you take the
survey and also ask any youth you know, whether they are hams or not,
to take it as well. The survey asks different questions that depend on
the answers you submit and will only take a few minutes to complete.

The link to the survey is: tinyurl.com/YouthHamRadio

Please help them to gather data by taking the survey, asking others to
take it, and sharing this email with your friends and clubs.

Thanks and 73,

Dale WA8EFK

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ARRL Great Lakes Division
Director: Dale R Williams, WA8EFK
wa8efk@arrl.org
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KY Public Information sharing email

Your Public information Coordinator Greg WoQI has set up an email so you and your club news, items of interest and pictures can be sent and shared to others.

The email is

kyhampr@yahoo.com

please share this with club newsletter operators.

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