ARRL Sections - Kentucky



Contact Information

Section Name:
Jim Brooks, KY4Z
Daytime Phone:
(502) 349-2099
Evening Phone:
(502) 349-2099

Basic Information

Great Lakes

KENTUCKY SECTION NEWS - AUGUST 2014. Many thanks to the Bluegrass Amateur Radio Society for their great hamfest on Sunday, Aug. 10! My son and I had a great time catching up with old friends and meeting new ones. The threat of rain never materialized, and the tailgating went on without delay -- though most of the sellers came prepared for inclement weather.

WELCOME TO THE NEW GREAT LAKES DIRECTOR, VICE-DIRECTOR. Please join me in welcoming our new division leadership, Dale Williams, WA8EFK and Tom Delaney, W8WTC, our new director and vice-director respectively.

I have worked closely with Dale in my nearly 8 years as SM, starting when he was Michigan Section Manager. Dale served as Great Lakes Division Vice-Director for the past four years and became director when former Director Jim Weaver, K8JE, stepped down in July. We extend Jim our appreciation for a job well done in his 12 years as director!

SAVE THE DATE: KY ARES CONFERENCE IS NOV. 8.  Saturday, Nov. 8th is the KY ARES Conference, which convenes once again at the Nelson County Civic Center in Bardstown.  If you have suggestions for the conference agenda, please contact the SM or SEC -- we want the conference to offer useful information for our section volunteers.

HAMFEST CALENDAR. The Greater Louisville Hamfest is once again also serving as the Kentucky Section ARRL Convention! The hamfest is only weeks away, and we look forward to seeing everyone there!

Sept. 13 - Ricmond Hamfest

Oct. 4 - Vette City Hamfest, Bowling Green

Oct. 25 - Hazard Hamfest

PSHR REPORTS. The section Public Service Honor Roll reports are now going to be archived each month in the KY Section ARES and NTS report compiled by Roman Rusinek, KE6YCW. 

VOLUNTEERS WANTED!  The KY ARRL Section is seeking individuals who are interested in helping out the organization on the state level! Contact Section Manager Jim Brooks for more information,

AFFILIATED CLUB COORDINATOR. The ACC is the primary contact and resource person for the ham radio clubs in the state. The ACC provides assistance to clubs and supports them as necessary. For more information on this Section-level appointment visit the ACC job description.

SECTION MANAGER.  My fourth term as Kentucky Section Manager ends on March 31, 2015, and it is time to offer the pass the baton to another volunteer.  The Section Manager is an elected position responsible for carrying out the duties of the office in accordance with policies established by the ARRL board of directors. Click here to read the complete job description


Kentucky Officials