Richmond Hamfest Sept 24



WCARC is hosting a tech class here.
Mondays 9-12-2016 till 10-24-2016
1900-2100 hrs
Woodford Co EOC, basement of Versailles Fire Dept station #2
100 big sink pike.
Books approx $25.00
Please announce on your net.
CLASS limited to 15.
First come, first serve.
Anderson Co on 10-25-2016
Register at

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Dayton Hamvention has a new home

image imageXENIA, Ohio (WDTN) – Days after Hara Arena announced it will close its doors, an announcement from Greene County officials revealed that Hamvention will be held at the Greene County Fairgrounds next year, according to our partners at the Xenia Gazette.

Wouff Hong sign up for GLH

Have you decided to attend the Royal Order of the Wouff Hong Ceremony? It’s at noon at the GLH Hamfest and ARRL Kentucky State Convention on Saturday 9/10/16. If you plan on being part of this, be sure to sign up at so your certificate can be printed. This ceremony is something all hams should experience. Do note, you must be an ARRL Member to participate. You can join ARRL at

EMCOMM planning invite

wanted ARES to be aware the Local Emergency Planning Committee, along with Louisville Emergency Services, and Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness, will be hosting the Fourth Annual Safety Fair on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 0900-1300 at Home Depot, 6840 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40258. Emergency Communications is a vital part of any response effort and I thought perhaps Jefferson County ARES and AUXCOM might be interested in having a presence at the event. If you are interested and would like more details please let me know.


Paul Kern, MBA


Public Health Planner

Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness
Office of Emergency & Public Health Preparedness
400 East Gray Street
Louisville, KY 40202
Office (502) 574-3646


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


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

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

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.

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Dayton Hamvention news and high points

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.