For health reasons, I am retiring as the Assistant Section Emergency Coordinator for Reg. 4. Thanks to all of you who have worked to improve ARES in the Region.
Some counties have greatly improved, where there is an active EC. Remember that “fun” activities, even though they have a serious purpose, keep a group together, and attracts . . . → Read More: John Farler Retiring ASEC Region 4
The biggest news of the recent days was the death of Clayton W. Sparks, a longtime operator on KYN and other modes for many years. We often joked that he had the perfect name for a CW operator, C.W. Sparks, and he was often called just “Sparks” on the air.
Sparks was a U.S. Army Veteran . . . → Read More: WA4GNP Clayton W. Sparks now Silent Key
ARES Eastern KY Healthcare Planning Coalition
Drill – April 24th 2013
Twenty Two hams participated in a net which was conducted as part of the Region 10 Healthcare Planning Coalition’s Operation Omega Shields Exercise on April 24th. The Region 10 Healthcare Planning Coalition (HPC) consists of preparedness partners in Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Magoffin, Martin . . . → Read More: “OPERATION OMEGA SHIELD 2013”
A Note From the New DEC:
“My name is John Hager amateur call sign N4KJU and most people call me Johnny. I have been a amateur radio operator for thirty years. My first exposure to amateur ham radio was in 1978 when the my home city of Paintsville was evacuated due to a temporary dam about to . . . → Read More: New DEC For District 9
Tim Webb, KK4WH, wants to post the registration site for joining ARES.
“Hey folks, if you haven’t signed up and joined ARES I have the link below that will take you to the sign up page. Just include the information that you can and hit the Submit button.
Please try to check into the Letcher County ARES Net, . . . → Read More: Web Site For Registering and Joining ARES
The Field Day operations at Paintsville Lake State Park were hugely successful. According to Fred Jones, WA4SWF, over 400 contacts were made at the Paintsville site. Pictures of . . . → Read More: Field Day Pictures from Paintsville Lake State Park
Field Day was a huge success again this year. Thanks to everyone that participated, the weather was wonderful, we made many contacts from coast to coast, enjoyed even more stories, and had lots of great food. We operated 80 – 6 meters powered by solar cells, battery and generator.I will try and send out a few . . . → Read More: Letcher Field Day A Success!
In connection with ARRL Field Day activities on June 23 and 24, Kentucky Mountain Amateur Radio Club, Harlan County Amateur Radio Club, Letcher County Amateur Radio Club are having a joint Field Day atop Pine Mountain on US 119 that runs between Whitesburg and Cumberland. About 2000 ft elevation a senic lookout right beside the road . . . → Read More: Pine Mountain Field Day Activities, June 23-24
Louisa Hamfest 2012, A Popular Success
On May 12th, starting at 8AM, Ham operators came from all over Kentucky and surrounding states to Louisa to attend the annual ARRL sanctioned Hamfest sponsored each year by the Big Sandy Amateur Radio Club. Approximately 150 were in attendance, including Jim Weaver Great Lakes Director ARRL . . . → Read More: LOUISA HAMFEST 2012