Take a look at the attitude brochure for the upcoming ARRL/ARES Leadership Conference to be held at the Greater Louisville Hamfest Sept.12,2015.

Something for everyone and a chance to meet your team members.

AUXCOMM Training Available

*There are many seats still available for this class. Please note the required ICS courses below**
Auxiliary Communications Workshop (AUXCOMM)
October 16, 17, and 18, 2015
Murray State University – Hopkinsville Campus
5305 Ft. Campbell Blvd Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Offered by:
Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) and
The Office of Emergency Communications
Course Description:
Volunteer emergency communications operators/groups have been providing back-up public safety communications for nearly 100 years. This course focuses on educating attendees about auxiliary communications interoperability, emergency operation center etiquette, on-the-air etiquette, FCC rules and regulations, auxiliary communications training and planning, certification and accreditation and emergency communications deployment. It is intended to supplement and standardize an operator’s basic knowledge of emergency amateur radio communications in a public safety context. Friday course work will begin at 7:00 P.M. and conclude at 10:00 P.M. Saturday and Sunday course work will begin at 8:00 A.M. EDT and will conclude at 5:00 P.M. EDT.
Student Criteria:
This workshop is designed for the amateur radio/auxiliary communicator or group who provides emergency communications backup support for planned or unplanned events at a State, Regional, or local level. This offering is designed for amateur radio operators/organizations who work with public safety and cross-disciplinary emergency response professionals and coordination/support personnel with an amateur radio background. Prerequisites include IS-700a, IS-800b, IS-100b, IS-200b and a valid ham radio license.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have completed previous versions of the aforementioned courses, you will need to go to the Emergency Management Institute, Independent Study website ( and complete the updated version of this training. If you are unable to find your course completion certificates, a transcript from EMI will be accepted as proof of completion. You may request a transcript from EMI at the website shown above. Once completed, copies of your course completion certificates must be provided on or before the beginning date of class. You may upload them at the registration page or fax them to the number below. Again, these certificates must be provided on or before the beginning date of class. Individuals, whom present themselves for training without having provided the required documentation, will be turned away from class.
Special Notes:
VERY IMPORTANT: If you have completed previous versions of ICS 100, ICS 200, IS 700, and IS 800, you will need to go to the Emergency Management Institute, Independent Study website ( and complete the updated version of this training. If you are unable to find your course completion certificates, a transcript from EMI will be accepted as proof of completion. You may request a transcript from EMI at the website shown above. Once completed, copies of your course completion certificates must be provided on or before the beginning date of class. You may upload them at the registration page or fax them to the number below. Again, these certificates must be provided on or before the beginning date of class. Individuals, whom present themselves for training without having provided the required documentation, will be turned away from class.
A maximum of thirty (30) students will be accepted for this course. Advanced registration is REQUIRED and must be received by October 1, 2015. The registration process includes:
* Registration on the KYEM Training Registration site;, find the course and click on “register”
* Completion and submission of the FEMA 119-25-1 Student Registration Form; and
* Submission of copies of the prerequisite documents.
You will receive an email confirming that you have been officially accepted for the course after receipt and review of your application and supporting documents. Meals, lodging, and travel arrangements/expenses are the responsibility of the student and will NOT be reimbursed by KYEM. Students will be notified if the course is cancelled. For this reason, it is imperative that you provide accurate contact information.
For more information, contact:
Sarah E. Minor
Kentucky Emergency Management
Patrick K. Compton – COML/COMT
EOC Duty Officer – Watch Command ECIC
KY Emergency Management
Emergency Operations Center
100 Minuteman Parkway
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
EOC: 502-607-1630 or 800-255-2587
Fax: 502-607-1614
KY ARES Coordinators
Announcement only list


Alan KY1O, KY Section Manager, is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Stratton, KS4ZK as the ARRL KY Section State Government Liaison.

Greg , KS4ZK works as a branch manager for state government and is very experienced in reading, revising, and interpreting regulations and statutes and in legislative watch issues. Greg will be very informative to the amateur radio community and the the ARRL Section cabinet on upcoming issues.


The State Government Liaison (SGL) is an Amateur Radio operator who is cognizant of state legislative and regulatory proposals in the normal course of events and who can monitor and respond appropriately to those proposals having the potential to affect Amateur Radio. This is an active, responsive mission, not merely a passive, “stand by the sidelines and watch” CAPITAL


KY-Section Manager (SM) Alan, KY1O has appointed Charles “Chuck” Milam-N9KY as the Section Technical Coordinator. Chuck N9KY is from Christian County, Kentucky and is the 3rd generation to operate and maintain the family farm Mockingbird Hill Farm in Hopkinsville, KY. Chuck works professionally in Information Technology specializing in systems and network security. Chuck N9KY can be heard regularly on the HF bands and also vhf/uhf operations. He will work as a team with the Technical Specialists in the Regions to assist with your needs- just another benefit provided by ARRL.

Also, KY-SM Alan KY1O has appointed David Clark , N4YHC of Union, KY-Boone County as a Technical Specialist . David N4YHC operates on HF and can also be heard on vhf/uhf. David N4YHC is with the CSX Railroad and just loves to help new hams and old hams problem solve.

Along with the other Technical staff in the section they will provide a Technical Advisory team as conceived by KY-SM Alan KY1OTC

Help Wanted

The Section Cabinet is in need to fill these spots. If you are or know someone that could help or be a good candidate for any of these appointed areas please send a message to Alan at SM@KYHAM.NET …

Assistant Section Manager – Region 5

Assistant Section Traffic Managers – Regions 1-4

Technical Coordinator

Affiliated Club Coordinator

State Government Liaison

There are also other appointments for a list go to


Meet another Section Youth Coordinator

Meet KK4ZNJ, Lucas Brown from Lawrenceburg,KY. Appointed as a Section Youth Coordinator

Lucas at 15 years of age is the newest member of Alan’s-KY1O-KY SECTION MANAGER’S- Youth Initiative for Kentucky Amateur Radio.

Lucas KK4ZNJ as a Section Youth Coordinator will work with Mark AI4BJ KY-Section Youth Coordinator to develop and implement and assist youth involvement in the commonwealth.

Lucas KK4ZNJ, an ARRL member is involved in ARES and his local Anderson County Radio Club (KY4LAW) and a certified NWS: SKYWARN storm spotter.

Contact them to assist your area in development of Ham Radio with scouts, schools or any other avenue to promote ham radio to the youth.KK4ZNJ- Lucas



ARRL/ARES Planning meeting with SEC-KY

Recently SEC-KY Cecil K4TCD held a planning meeting to discuss operational improvements with the section.


L-R: Jim Vaughn K4TXJ,Tony Willoughby WD4OWB,Steve Morgan W4NHO(KYN net manager),Ray Smith WB4ZDU, Glenn Foley KO4OL(EC-Madison), Cecil K4TCD SEC-KY (background are harmonics of K4TCD.IMG_5646


ARRL Kentucky
Section Leadership
September 12, 2015
Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
395 Paroquet Springs Drive
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
This conference is in conjunction with the
Greater Louisville Hamfest

Tickets $7.00 in advance $8.00 at the
Kentucky is part of the Great Lakes
Kentucky Section Manager
Alan Morgan KY10
Section Emergency Coordinator
Cecil Dennis K4TCD
For more information go on-line to Emergency Communications

Section Manager
Alan D. Morgan KY10
859-753-5092 Email
KY ARES Senior Coordinators:
Section Emergency Coordinator:
Cecil Dennis, K4TCD
859-743-1232 Email
Region 1 Asst. Section Emergency Coordinator: Christopher L. Rudolph N7VFW 270-908-8323 Email
Region 2 Asst. Section Emergency Coordinator: George Allen, WA4YPQ 270-300-3541
Region 3 Asst. Section Emergency Coordinator:
Dennis W. Lutz, KJ4HUW
502-321-2811 Email
Region 4 Asst. Section Emergency Coordinator:
Johnnie Brashear, KY4JLB
606-438-5557 Email
Region 5 Asst. Section Emergency Coordinator: Position Vacant
Training Asst. Section Emergency Coordinator:
Woodrow W. Will, KK4DEO 270-766-9946

Jacob Beam Room
08:15 – 08:45 AM Alan & Cecil
Welcome & Section Vision/Goals Alan D. Morgan KY1O
First licensed in 1978 as KA4ADF as a Novice and has served in several ARRL/ARES appointments including DEC-13/14, NM, NCS, OES, Wx Spotter, and now Section Manager. Enjoys band openings on VHF/UHF most of all. Has over 45 years in emergency services response and training. He is now providing Safety Consulting services.

Cecil Dennis K4TCD Has served as asst. EC
and EC for Kenton Co. He has also served as
DEC7 He has multiple ICS
certifications as well as maintains a presence
and networking for various county Emer.
Managers and organizations. Cecil is an
Amateur EXTRA class and a VE. His whole
family are hams wife Amy is K4UWA, daughter
Madison is KM4CZF and Kaycee is KM4HPP.
Adam Shepherd Room
09:00 – 09:45 AM KYEM Patrick Compton
Topics for this session include an overview of the State EOC, KY4EOC, Station and Amateur Radio support to KY Division of Emergency
Management. Review and discussion of the 2015 COMEX. Notes on Statewide
Patrick Compton, KF4FMZ, has over 15 years of volunteer, public safety, and emergency
management communications background. He works in the Operations Section of KYEM, in the Emergency Communications & Information
Center (ECIC), located at the State EOC, in Frankfort, KY. He also has 8 years of Electrical Engineering and 4 years of Electrical
Contracting experience.
Jacob Beam Room
09:00 – 09:45 AM Dale and Tom
This section of the conference will discuss Federal bills affecting Ham Radio from the National Level, Increase in ARRL Dues and National Parks Field Day.
Dale Williams WA8EFK Dale has been an
active ham since getting licensed in 1962 and
has held ARRL appointments as EC, SEC and
SM. He enjoys working DX and is currently
spending a lot of time on JT65. He serves on
the tech committee of the River Raisin Repeater
Assn., is a member of the Monroe County Radio
Comm. Assn, and also has the honor of serving
as the Director for the Great Lakes Division of
the ARRL. He retired from Motorola in 2002
where he was a Field Project Manager.
He also participates in local community
volunteer capacities as a board member of the
Lake Erie Transportation Commission and the
Monroe County Library System Retirees VEBA
Trust. He is also active on the Monroe County
Emergency Planning Team, the Detroit/SE
Michigan UASI Inter-op Communications
Committee and he chairs the Dundee Village
Planning Commission.
Tom Delaney, W8WTD, is the ARRL Great
Lakes Division Vice Director. He is a member
of the Queen City Emergency Net and the
Cincinnati FM Club. He is the editor of the
QCEN newsletter, the Listening Post. He is
also the trustee for one of the QCEN repeaters.
Tom spent many years as the volunteer
Chairman of the Communications Committee for
Disaster Services at the Cincinnati Area
Chapter, American Red Cross. He has been
active in many disaster relief efforts over the
years, including the 2012 tornados in Ohio and
Kentucky, the 1999 tornado in Blue Ash, Ohio,
and the 1990 tornado in Harrison, Ohio. But the
one he remembers most was the Ohio River
flood of March 1997. He served as the
Communications Officer for Red Cross for the
first three weeks of the relief effort. He utilized
not only the hams from QCEN, but several other

local and regional groups, to keep communications open over a large area, some of it totally without telephone service.
Adam Shepherd Room
10:00 – 10:45 AM Red Cross Paul Kim
This session is about how Hams can interface with the American Red Cross.
Paul L Kern NK4P/W4ARC Direct Services Support Manager Amateur Radio
Communications Liaison Kentucky Region –
American Red Cross.
He has been part of several classes and shelter simulations and brings a wealth of information to the table.
Jacob Beam Room
10:00 – 10:45 AM Woody Will
This section of the conference is all about
training. Attendees will have many years of
experience as Ham Radio Operators but are
they prepared for emergency communications.
Discussion will be held about a central clearing
house for training records management. Time
will be allotted for participation from the
audience to form future goals of training for KY
Woody Will KK4DEO is a retired State Fire Rescue Training Coordinator for the Elizabethtown Office of KCTCS. He has 27 years’ experience in the field of fire training and training records management. He holds a General Class Amateur Radio License.
Adam Shepherd Room
11:00 – 11:45 AM James Brown K9
This section deals with how we can work not only with search dog groups, but other SAR units and James will provide a tour and information on his mobile platform.
James Brown KJ4YIG James is very involved
with both ARES and the Jefferson County
search dog unit./ James has been working on a

mobile emergency communications platform out of his own pocket to help both agencies.
Jacob Beam Room
11:00 – 11:45 AM Jim Rayburn
Jim’s topic will be “The State of Traffic in Kentucky” and Winlink Net. Jim is also seeking volunteers for ASTM’s
Jim Rayburn KC4QBK is the ARRL Kentucky Section Traffic Manager
Lunch Break for both rooms
Please visit the Hamfest
Jacob Beam Room
13:00 – 13:45 PM Glenn Allen
The topic for this session is Health Alliances and ARES (HEARES) and HEPC. Glenn has been working with the health care community through the Lincoln Trail Health Alliance and has had projects funded through them. He will explain the relationship and how it works
Glenn Allen WA4YPQ Glenn was born and
raised in Hardin County Radcliff and Vine Grove
area. He has attended Western Kentucky
University, Elizabethtown Community College,
University of Kentucky, and City College of
Chicago. He is a life member and a Disabled
American Veteran of the US Army. He has been
a certified EMT for 28 years an EMT Instructor
for 15 years. He was a Deputy Jailer for 15
years. He has been the DEC for district 5 and
he is currently the ASEC2.
Adam Shepherd Room
13:00 – 13:45 PM ARES State Leadership
This session will be open discussions on topics
affecting ARES on a state wide basis. Topics
will include but not be limited to Recruitment &
Retention, Training YOU would like to see
developed for use locally, monthly reporting and
you. You may introduce topic during the course
of the gathering.

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