Makers Fair event NKY

Maker Faire is an event created by Make magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself mindset”

N4YHC- David , Kentucky Section Technical Specialist spotted KY Section Youth Coordinator Mark AI4BJ and Christian W4ALF,of NKARC showing off Amateur Radio at the Boone County High School MAKERS FAIR!

Tech Class offered

There will be a Technician Training Class given by Ken Robinson and Ross Leedy, starting May 2nd. It will last from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock.
It will continue on each Tuesday night for 5 to 6 weeks so everyone will be ready to take the exam. The only fees are the $15.00 exam fee.
The class will be held in the Church of Latter Day Saints in Stambaugh, KY. Turn onto Rt 1559 across from W.R Castle Elementary School. The church
is up that road about a quarter+ mile on the left.

If anyone wishes to enroll or needs more information, they should call
Ken Robinson (606-769-0265) or Ross Leedy (606-483-1115).


Many people have brought up that they  dislike the plain KY Ham license plate and wish something distinctive and proud to use.

Your input is needed– let us know at :

Color scheme-design- leave it alone-cost —all things and input  we need from you.

Your Kentucky ARRL leadership is anxious to hear your thoughts


KY Section Manager April Blog Report

Steve Morgan W4NHO
1124 W. 12th St.
Owensboro, KY 42301


I want to take this opportunity to thank Alan Morgan, KY1O outgoing SM and his team for an outstanding job as the Kentucky SM. Being SM is not an easy task and unless you have walked in the job as SM, it is easy to criticize. Alan did a great job on updating the Kentucky database. That in itself is a difficult job trying to match the leagues database with our database. If you hear Alan on the air or able to meet him don’t hesitate to shake his hand.
As we turn another page in the history of the ARRL SM (SCM), I appreciate the support the section has given me as I take the reins as SM. It is a humbling experience. I am here as a able servant and hope that we can build upon the previous mangers’ efforts. I might add that as an individual, I cannot do anything by myself. It is our work together as members and non-members alike that we will grow. Our task is great but with your help we will proceed.
I hit the ground running and have already added to our leadership team in Kentucky. Team leaders please don’t hesitate on moving names and positions to me after you add a member. That is the only way we can keep the database up to date is keep the flow from bottom to top running smoothly. I will allow our team members to share with you changes that have been added to our leadership and field organization. Also, I welcome the renewals of affiliated clubs and SSC clubs. There are also clubs that are attempting to become SSC status. Great! Announcements will follow shortly by ACC Mark Currens N4VER.
It was a pleasure to see the new and old (hum?) faces at the Etown hamfest on April 1. We discussed a variety of topics including amateur radio license plates, education of ARES members including updates in NIMS, SARA and the repeater directory, state and local nets plus Radio Relay International and finally the DMR “Digital Mobile Network” in the state. Great things are on the horizon.

Anyone involved in ARES, you should have received a questionnaire from Cecil Dennis, K4TCD KY SEC regarding many important questions on how we stand in ARES. The questionnaire was not sent to fill up your mailbox. It is expected that we receive information in return. We are giving you the month of April to comply. If we do not receive input from you, especially ECs it tells us you are no longer interested in holding your appointment. Please help us.

You should have received a request from Roman KY6YCW to assist on funding KYHAM. There are costs involved and your help in the past has certainly been appreciated. Let him know he is appreciated and assist him in running KYHAM.

I hope you will be radioactive this month and do something nice for your fellow mankind. Be kind and be safe. Until next month, 73.
Kentucky Section Manager
Cell: 270-926-4451
Station Activity Reports:
WB4ZDU 27 W4NHO 39
PSHR: W4NHO 1/28 2/36 3/10 = 74; KO4OL 120

Travel events:
April 10 Northern KY ARC
Upcoming Hamfests:
May 13 Ashland KY
May 19-21 Dayton Hamvention
June 3 Princeton KY

W4NHO Steve Morgan is KY Section Manager

Steve Morgan W4NHO

Steve is a graduate of Western KY University with a B.A Degree in Mass Communications and a Associate Degree in Computer Technology from Owensboro Community and Technical College.
After completing school Steve worked as a co-owner in the home remodeling and repair service for 25 years. After retiring, started work in the bookkeeping field part time. Steve is a licensed private pilot and enjoy playing in the local community band and church orchestra as a trumpet player. Steve also enjoys traveling with his wife and has traveled throughout the US, Europe and the Middle East.
Steve entered the hobby of Amateur Radio in 1969 as WN4NHO and then in 1970 received his General with the callsign of WB4NHO and currently a licensed Extra with a callsign W4NHO. From that point he was involved with local Owensboro Amateur Radio Club (OARC). The club gave him a strong background in emergency communications. His club provided safety communications for Hydroplane racing on the Ohio River for many years. They also provided communications for Civil Defense and responded with call outs regarding weather, drownings, lost persons, down aircraft, blizzards, floods and working with the Red Cross in providing damage assessment.
During the involvement with public service Steve entered traffic handling mainly through the KY CW traffic net and 9RN. He also enjoys operating FD with the local club manning the CW station and at times the phone station. He is also involved many of the different digital modes and participates in the weekly KDN net.
He had the opportunity to serve the Red Cross after 911 in NYC for approximately 2 months setting up computers and communications. From there he served on numerous disasters in the state of Kentucky and throughout the US and the Virgin Islands in Damage Assessment and DIST operations.
Steve also serves in the MARS program for over 18 years.
His first love is public service and has held numerous field appointments with the league, ORS, EC, DEC, SEC, ASST. DIR., VE and SM ( 1991-1997). He enjoys working with fellow amateurs in the state in many different areas. He hopes that amateurs can continue making the hobby strong and enjoyable for all across Kentucky.
Steve currently lives in Owensboro with his wife Mia.

Field Day 2017 PSA’s available and info

Hi all-

2017 ARRL Field Day PSAs are now live at

There are two audio and two video PSAs. All are 29 seconds long. There is a “generic” version, which points listeners/viewers to the ARRL Field Day web site, to use the Field Day Locator. There is also a version which allows local contact info. For the audio PSA, there’s 11 seconds at the end for you to promote your club’s effort. The video PSA features a text box at the bottom of the screen to type in your club contact info.

Best of luck with your Field Day outreach efforts this year!

Sean Kutzko, KX9X
Media and Public Relations Manager
ARRL – The National Association for Amateur Radio
(860) 594-0328
Twitter: @ARRL_PR

ARES March Reports Due

Dear Fellow Hams,

The monthly ARES reports for March will soon be due.

I want to thank those ECs/AECs/ADECs who have already submitted their reports. To facilitate a more efficient method to compile the monthly reports, please adhere to the following schedule:

EC/AEC/ADEC due date = 7:00pm ET on Thursday Apr 6th
DEC due date = 7:00pm ET on Friday Apr 7th
ASEC due date = 7:00pm ET on Saturday Apr 8th
KYHAM due date = 7:00pm ET on Sunday Apr 9th
SEC due date = 7:00pm ET on Monday Apr 10th

The above schedule will allow each leadership level to review data submitted before having to submit their own report. Your cooperation and timeliness is appreciated. Reports are available at:

Remember, a report should be submitted, even if you have no specific information to report.

Information on how to submit a report is available at:
Please feel free to contact me. I’m always happy to help.

Roman Rusinek – KE6YCW
KYHAM Administrator