Ham Radio Licensing Exam Schedule

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examWe are excited to announce our club schedule for amateur radio licensing exams:

  • 04/14/2018 | London KY 40741-2202

    Sponsor: Southeast Kentucky ARC
    Location: Laurel Cty Emer Operations Ctr
    Time: 1:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed)
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  • 06/09/2018 | London KY 40741-2202

    Sponsor: Southeast Kentucky ARC
    Location: Laurel Cty Emer Operations Ctr
    Time: 9:00 AM (Walk-ins allowed)
    Learn More

  • 08/11/2018 | London KY 40741-2202

    Sponsor: Southeast Kentucky ARC
    Location: Laurel Cty Emer Operations Ctr
    Time: 1:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed)
    Learn More

  • 12/08/2018 | London KY 40741-2202

    Sponsor: Southeast Kentucky ARC
    Location: Laurel Cty Emer Operations Ctr
    Time: 1:00 PM (Walk-ins allowed)
    Learn More

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Facebook GROUP and Twitter

twitter_facebook1A new Facebook Group has been created for the club. The page is good for making announcements, but for conversation a group seems to work better. To join the group, please visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/1699888293421515/ or search for the Southeast Kentucky Amateur Radio Club under Facebook groups.

A Twitter account has also been created for the club. You can follow the Twitter account at @sekyarc or https://twitter.com/sekyarc

 

Club Meeting location change

We have moved the location of this Saturday’s, June 9, club meeting. We will be meeting at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Corbin, KY. We will still meet at 11:00 am at the new location. The Amateur Radio License Exam will be at 9:00 am before the meeting.

The address is 701 E. Engineer St., Corbin, KY 40701

The following link will provide a map for the location: https://goo.gl/maps/m4moBxUKLMM2

Amateur Radio Licensing Exam!

examThe Southeast Kentucky Amateur Radio Club will be hosting an Amateur Radio Licensing Exam on June 9 before the club meeting. The exam session begins at 9:00 am and will take place at the Laurel County Emergency Operations Center, 168 Substation St., London, KY.

There is a $15 exam fee. Please bring a photo ID. If you are upgrading your license, please also bring a non-returnable copy of your current license.

Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVPs are appreciated! Please contact km4vhi@arrl.net for more information.

Club Simplex and Winter Field Day

polar-bear22-jpgOn January 27, 2018, we will be participating in a Club Simplex Day and Winter Field Day.

Club Simplex Day will be January 27, 2018, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Club members are encouraged to attempt as many contacts between club members and with any other ham radio operators in the ARES District 11 counties.  These contacts are to be made on simplex only. No repeater contacts will be accepted. Certificates will be issued for the following categories:

  • Most contacts
  • Greatest distance UHF
  • Greatest distance VHF
  • Greatest distance HF

Recommended frequencies are:

  • 2 m FM: 146.550 MHz (+/- 10 kHz)
  • 70 cm FM: 446.500 MHz (+/- 10 kHz)
  • 1.25 m FM: 223.500 MHz (+/- 10 kHz)
  • 20 m USB: 14.240 MHz (+/- 10 kHz)
  • 40 m LSB: 7.190 MHz (+/- 10 kHz)
  • 80 m LSB: 3.818 MHz (+/- 10 kHz)

Logs of contacts (with a separate note on your furthest contacts in each band to qualify for a distance award) are to be submitted to Bruce Cory, KM4VHI@arrl.net, by February 1, 2018. Logs must include date, time, frequency, contact, and a signal report. They can be as simple as a typed e-mail or as complex as a Cabrillo log file.

Winter Field Day will take place at the Laurel County Emergency Operations Center (168 Substation St., London, KY) from 2:00 pm January 27 through 2:00 pm January 28. Club members are to bring their own equipment (radios, power supplies, tuners, antennas, coax) and set up in an outbuilding on the Laurel County EOC campus between noon and 2:00 pm. The building is heated and does have commercial power, but members are encouraged to try “alternate/non-commercial power” set ups if possible. We will be operating under a common call sign and submitting our club log to the Winter Field Day Association. Information on Winter Field Day can be found on the Winter Field Day website at http://www.winterfieldday.com

If you are unable to bring your own equipment, please feel free to come and participate. We can share radio equipment!

Club dues due!

e6014e6e-9ccd-48df-8a3e-2d674341d462As we begin the new club year, it is time to pay club dues. Club dues are $25, payable to acting treasurer and club secretary Brian Davidson, KO4DOG. To be considered a “current member,” dues must be paid by the February 10 meeting.