ARES Report video available

The ARES Report Forms webinar video has now been posted.

River Cities ARC Hamfest in May

imageRiver Cities Amateur Radio Association to hold an ARRL approved hamfest in Ashland, KY on May 28, 2016.

KMARC holds spotter training

image imageKentucky Mountains ARC held weather spotter class in Hazard, KY.

NPOTA

The ARRL has coordinated with the National Park Service to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Park Service. Hams are asked to activate NPS locations around the country. Much like the W1AW/? Stations from a couple of years ago, you can generate quite a pileup for yourself. Unlike the W1AW/? Stations though, any licensed amateur can activate one of the NPS entities. Of course, registering your activation through the ARRL website is recommended and there are requirements for your contacts to count (such as the requirement to upload your contacts to LoTW). mammothcave

In Kentucky we have a few locations from which to operate. The most recognizable of course would be Mammoth Cave (NP39). The park is large enough to have more than one operation simultaneously. An operation could be as simple as driving into the park and operating HF mobile. Just be sure to have a way to accurately log your contacts. There is also Lincoln’s Birthplace in Hodgenville (HP01), the Cumberland Gap (HP10), Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (RV01) and the Trail of Tears National Historic Trail (TR12) locations. Each location has a unique identifier for logging purposes, as noted above. Any of these would make a great day trip outing for your club or individual effort. As with any operating event, getting familiar with the rules will make your event most successful and fun. More information can be found at https://npota.arrl.org/