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Section Name:
Kentucky
Contact:
Steve Morgan
Daytime Phone:
270-926-4451
Evening Phone:
270-926-4451
Email:
W4NHO@arrl.org

Basic Information

Division:
Great Lakes
Description:

3/16/20

Due to our current health concerns, it is sad that I report the April 4, Etown Hamfest has been cancelled. Look forward to next year.

 

3/13/20

Ladies and Gentlemen:

We as a country are now facing unprecedented times.  As of this time, we do not know what the future holds.  We as amateurs each have standards we keep.  Other sections are making requests that we stand down in regards to public events etc.  I will entertain requests to do otherwise. However, at this time, I believe it should be a local and personal choice in regards to public gatherings. Be smart, use suggested health procedures as we move forward.  Please keep us informed of your decisions.

 02/06/20
Is your radio club a Special Service Club? If the criteria for Special Service Club could be change, what would be your recommendations? Myself, I feel there should be more benefits to the club and its members by the League. What should they be? It is a great honor to be a SSC. My local club has been a SSC and to maintain that criteria is difficult in this day. What efforts can your club make to become a SSC? What changes would you make for the recognition if you could? Let me here from you. Thanks. Steve W4NHO KY SM

 

 02/06/20

The information below is very relavent and needs your attention.  The ARRL Letter addresses this in more detail this week.  If possible please provide input.
 

Suggestions from the Amateur Radio community on its report to the ARRL Board. At the Board's January meeting, the committee presented its specific recommendations in graphical form for each HF band and each US license class, with the goal of increasing harmony on the HF bands, particularly between CW and digital users.

The recommendations can be found online in PDF format on the arrl.org web site.

"In general, the committee is of the opinion that there is
justification for additional space to become available for digital modes, as well as for the operation of digital stations under automatic control," the committee told the Board. "The very changes in spectrum usage that have required our committee's resurgence indicate that digital modes of communication are already increasing in popularity, and the trend is expected to continue or even accelerate. To this end, we have tried to ensure that digital allocations are sufficient for at least a modicum of growth."

The committee also anticipates an increase in automatically
controlled digital stations (ACDS). The report further points to "significant use" of modern data modes in emergency communication and said its recommendations provide significant support for the evolution and continued relevance of amateur radio.  "Our failure to adapt to these needs could consign amateur radio to the technological scrap heap," the report said.

The committee was revived last summer to consider conflicts between FT and JT modes and other modes. The panel's approach has been to designate distinct assignments for CW, narrowband (NB) data 500 Hz, wideband (WB) data 2800 Hz, and ACDS. For its work, the committee presumed approval of three ARRL petitions to the FCC: RM-11708 (WT Docket WT 16-239-"symbol rate" proceeding), RM-11759 (80/75 meter allocations), and RM-11828 (enhanced Technician privileges).  The
committee also assumed that users can agree to sharing arrangements within a given allocation-narrowband vs wideband sharing within the ACDS allocation, for example. It also took into consideration how mode usage is regulated or planned elsewhere in the world.

In terms of mode classes, the committee agreed on CW, NB data, WB data, NB with ACDS, and WB with ACDS. The committee said it considered these mode classes incompatible and that they should not have overlapping allocations, with the exception of CW, which is authorized within any amateur radio allocation. The committee's approach would maintain the existing low-end 25-kHz CW-only sub-bands for exclusive use by Amateur Extra class licensees.

The panel encouraged CW identification and a listen-before-transmitting protocol for ACDS, if feasible. It also
decided that a single allocation for ACDS without regard to
bandwidth would be the best approach. "We note that this will put responsibility on the digital community to hold an effective dialog on the issue and to then self-regulate the users of this segment to adhere to the eventual agreement." A need for flexibility in allocations is desirable, the committee said, and considered whether allocations might be time-of-day or time-of-week dependent, for example.

"Modern amateurs must expect to adapt to this kind of fluid
assignment of spectrum to incompatible uses, using time-based
sharing, rather than only a single assignment," the committee said, expressing the hope that as band plan/sharing agreements are reached that they consider the advantage of non-simultaneous sharing possibilities.

Reiterating the position ARRL has taken in recent FCC filings, the committee said it sees encryption and open-source as enforcement matters as being outside the scope of the Band Planning Committee.

The Committee would like comments by February 19.  Comments may be filed online at, http://www.arrl.org/bandplan .
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01/15/20

 I hope everyone has entered the New Year healthy and wise.  Propagation has still been difficult on the weekly KEN HF but many checks ins have been available through DMR DSTAR and WIREX modes.  KEN will attempt another session on Monday Jan 20th.

Section Managers across the US gathered on a teleconferece call to discuss common stragedy and problems that involve ARRL SMs.

As we begin 2020 lets remember our friends in Puerto Rico that was hit with continued earthquakes since Dec 28.  Started with 2.8 to 6.4 and with 500 refugees to now over 9000.  Oscar KP4RF SM for PR provided SMs with an update.  The SW portion of the island is in shambles and refugees do not stray far from their homes. Progress will be slow.  UHF / VHF communicatons are assisting ARC on the island. After shocks will continue to be a problem for the next couple of months. 

ARES Connect continues to be used by more sections and other sections are wanting information to start or continue.  How to we make amateur radio a useful product for public service agencies going forward?  Can amateur radio be dependable product for the future. 

As mentioned previously, please update your affiliated club information with the League inregards to a change officers for 2020 and a good contact person.  Remember to take advantage of the rebates involved for new League members and a small rebate for newals that is available for clubs.

Remember the new publication "On the Air" is available to members as well. This publication will be viewable at upcoming hamfests. 

Remember the upcoming hamfest in Cave City March 7.  



 

01/01/2020

I hope all had a very blessed Christmas and will have a joyous new year! Thank you for your participation and support in ARRL.  The future is exciting. Encourage your club members to participate and make sure you update your affiliated club information for the new year.

If you are not involved in ARES Connect, please register, even if you don't plan to participate.  If you check into a net you will be given credit for that net or event participation. 

As mentioned previously, we are moving with ARES Connect. January 2020 will be with ARES Connect and the use of the Netlogger program. We will use Netlogger to bring nets up to speed during the month.  Rich is working with Netlogger summaries. 

Nets will be back to their normal schedule after January 2nd. Propagation is still poor. Continue to check band conditions.

Hope to hear everyone on the bands. Have a joyous new year!

Steve
W4NHO  KY SM 

 11/28/19

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving and the greatest of the approaching Holiday Season. Thank you for your support in the ARES Connect and we continue to learn the system and build it for the future.

Don't forget to share information with you local club and your weekly or daily net regarding ARES Connect.  
No where else can you find your weekly activities regarding amateur radio in Kentucky then on the calander of ARES Connect.  Remember it is not only about ARES but other activities regarding amateur radio in your community. It is your horn to toot.  

The more information that is placed on the calendar, the better we are prepared for the future, which actually means less paper work. 
Shortly, all that have registered will be able to go back in the calendar and place activity (hours) they may for forgotten during the month on the calendar, such as meetings, nets or working on the local repeater. 
Bottom line, have fun regarding amateur radio.
Have a blessed day!

 10/31/19

Please help us get ARES Connect off the ground in a reliable fashion by submitting any of your NIMS courses by scanning your certificate(s) and a copy of your transcripts to myself or Rich Henderson KN4MAA, Temail; kn4maa@gmail.com  We are trying to verify the information that has currently been placed on KY ARES Connect.  The only way  that is possible is to go through this process.  Your cooperation is very helpful. There has been emails sent out to ARES admins in regards to this topic. We are wanting to get this completed by the end of November.  If you see you status on ARES Connect change, this is what is taking place upon verification. If you see it change and you have not sent in proper documents, please do so.

Thanks

 10/28/19
Reminder: please register on the KY ARES Connect yourself and your station capablilites: arrl.volunteerhub.com/lp/ky
 

 

 9/25/19
Saturday, October 5, 2019
Vett City Hamfest - Bowling Green, KY
WKU Knicely Conference Center
2355 Nashville Rd.
8:30 AM to 3 PM 

For information: 
contact:
Frank Armstrong KI4HEJ, Hamfest Chair
email:  frankarmstrong@insightbb.com
270-781-0349

8/08/19
Bluegrass ARC / Lexington KY Hamfest Saturday Aug 10
1230 Eastland D
r

Please drop by the ARRL Booth or attend the League forum @ 10 AM
Tom Delaney W8WTD Vice Director GL Director also will be attending.

Photos attached to Media Download of Louisa Hamfest 2019

 

 

 7/15/19
July 2019 SECTION NEWS 

See downloads below

6/12/19
JUNE 2019 SECTION NEWS


See downloads below

 

5/22/19
MAY 2019 SECTION NEWS

Regarding upcoming Shaken Fury and the Dayton Hamvention 2019.

See downloads below.

 

 5/11/19

SECTION NEWS DELAYED

Ladies and Gentlemen:

Due to the upcoming Havention and waiting for more accurate informaiton regarding the upcoming "Shaken Fury" exercise, the Section News will come out approximately a week later.  

Sorry for the inconvience.

Thanks,

Steve Morgan W4NHO

KY SM

 

4/30/19 / 5/6/19

ARRL CEO TAKES TO THE AIR WAVES

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

 

ARRL Communications Manager David Isgur, N1RSN, has prepared the following press release.   We invite you to share this press release with members in your ARRL Section.  If you are available, you are invited to make a contact with ARRL CEO Howard Michel, WB2ITX, when he operates from W1AW on May 13th at 1800 UTC on or around 14.250 MHz.

 04/16/19
New Section News added to download section below.
Please scan to the bottom of page.


03/30/19

Another page turns
New addition
See Downloads below

 

03/14/19

New Section News March 2019
See Downloads below

 

 02/14/19

New Section News February 2019
See Downloads below

01/15/19

New Section News January 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!
See Downloads below

 12/15/18
New Section News December 2018
See Downloads below

 

 11/15/18

An inoverten oversight in my November 2018 Section News.  

I should have listed W4NJA Paducah Amateur Radio also was the top KY finisher in their 3A catagory in FD 2018.  My list was looking at the top 10 catagory but they too deserve recognition.

Well Done !

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NEW NOVEMBER 2018 SECTION NEWS
Please see downloads below.


10/16/18

NEW OCTOBER 2018 SECTION NEWS
Please see downloads below.

 

Reminder:  Hazard KY  Hamfest October 27th
 

 

9/21/18

 

Attention all ECs and DECS, KY Connect will become operational January 2019.  Make sure you have registered your county or counties.  If not, please register at this link:www.arrl.org/ares-group-id-request-form

 

You will receive further instructions in the near future.

9/13/18 

New Section News - September 2018 See Downloads

COMING EVENTS


RICHMOND HAMFEST    SEPTEMBER 15TH

CSEPP BLUE GRASS EXERCISE SEPTEMBER 19

PAINTSVILLE HAMFEST  SEPTEMBER  29

BOWLING GREEN / VETT CITY HAMFEST OCTOBER  6

MOREHEAD   HAMFEST OCTOBER 13

 

HAZARD HAMFEST  OCTOBER 27

 

8/16/18

New Section News - August 2018: See Downloads

Note: KY State ARRL Convention
Greater Louisville Hamfest

Shepherdsville, KY
September 8, 2018

 

 

 

  

7/12/18
New Section News - July 2018


See Downloads 

7/1/18

WELCOME NEW SEC AND OOC TO CABINET POSITIONS

Welcome Mr Ron Goodpaster AG4TY of Liberty  as the new SEC effective July 1. Our thanks go to Mr Kenny Garrett N4KLG for his service as SEC. Kenny has become the new Henderson Co EMA director. We wish him much success.

Also, welcome Mr Gary Kohtala K7EK of Radcliff as the new OOC effective July 1.  Gary brings much experience to this position.  Also, cannot say enough for the service of Mr. Bill Hilyerd K4LRX as the outgoing OOC. Bill has served faithfully in that position since 1993, Wow! Bill retired to play with the grandkids! 

 

6/25/18

CLUBS SENDING IN SM MESSAGE FOR FD AS OF 6/25/18.

HARC Henderson Amateur Radio Club, Henderson KY
OARC Owensboro Amateur Radio Club, Owensboro KY
JAWS Jessimine Co ARC Club, Nicholasville KY
CKARC  Central KY Amateur Radio Club, Richmond KY
 RATS Ruckerville Amateur Transimitting Society, Ruckerville KY
          Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club, Danville KY
          Anderson Co. Club - Lawarenceburg KY

 

I hope everyone made plenty of contacts, had great fellowship and enjoyed all the food and hospitality.  I wish I could have been a part of every FD. Enjoyed meeting with the HARC and OARC club members.

Our new coming SEC (JUL 1), Mr. Ron Goodpaster AG4TY made the circuit in Central KY and reported good things from the central part of the state. I hope that many other clubs will continue to give ARES a second look. Good things will happen with all pushing the same direction.  Look forward to seeing and hearing from all amateur radio clubs and groups and or individuals. Keep up the good work.

 

 

 6/13/18

New KY Section News - June 2018
In the download files - near the bottom of page
"June KY Column"

 6/10/18

Upcoming Comex June 13
 

1pm-3pm EST

 

Auxiliary Communications (AUXCOM) Radio Check

 

 

 

The AUXCOM radio check will be focused on testing and identifying issues with the SWP amateur radio station and the Emergency Management Mobile Command Vehicle (EMMCV) amateur radio station.  Any equipment issues will be documented. HF/VHF&UHF, voice & digital, and WINLINK systems will be tested.

Please check with your District or Region Coordinator


 

 

 

5/11/18 
New Section New uploaded.  
Still in search of anyone interested in the ACC position or the SGL position in our FSD.  
 

 

 4-12-18

New section news column for April is presented at the bottom of the page under downloads.  Also, I had no requests involving the interest of ACC "Affiliated Club Coordinator" and SGL "State Government Liaison" for our field services.  Please step to the plate and assist your ARRL FSD.

 

3-13-18

New section news column presented at the bottom of the page under downloads.  


IN SEARCH OF: ACC

I hope someone in the state is interested in the position for Affiliated Club Coordinator ACC.  Please review job details on the League website www.arrl.org/affiliated club coordinator 

 

 3-04-18

Welcome Ed Lemley K4XXX as the new EC for Laurel CO Our thanks go to Gary Rosenau KW4YQ out going EC for Laurel CO.

 

 02-26-18

Welcome Phyllis Blasser KY4PB Henderson CO EC

Our thanks go Rick King AB4JE  EC Perry CO - has resigned as EC. Now recruitiing anyone interested in assuming EC in Perry CO.

Please let Kenny N4KLG or myself if your ARES is activated due to recent flooding or storms to provide any type of service.

 

 02-21-18

2017 Annual ARES report under downloads belows including all Section News for the KY Section.

 02-20-18

Recruitment for ACC and SGL FSD appointments are open due to the resignation of Mark N4VER.  If interested, please contact me and I will send you additional infomation.  

It is regret that I announce the resignation of  our current ACC, SGL Mark Currens, N4VER.  Mark has served and represented the Kentucky Section well for the last several years. Mark is beginning to enjoy retirement and other things and we wish him well in his future life.

On the otherhand, I welcome 2 new DECs in the KY Section.
Joseph Warren KB9LXH  District 11
McKee, KY
kb9lxh@arrl.net

Eric Carroll  N4IST District 13
Winchester, KY
n4ist@yahoo.com

 

These guys are stepping up to the plate and assuming additional duties. If you can assist them by volunteering as EC in their appropriate districts please get in touch with them.
 

 

 Welcome new and or renewed ARRL Members: Feb 3, 2018

KN4GNT Steven Barker Prospect KY
WA4YPQ George Allen Radcliff KY
WA4PBH William Smith Louisville KY
Benjamin Francis Georgetown KY
KA4BHA Tommy Shelton Mount Sterling KY
KD2DYJ Joseph Fratello Owenton KY
KY4RW Kenneth Whitehouse Danville KY
KL1SE Shell Stevens Danville KY
KN4AOQ Laura Lamb Lancaster KY
KK4OMI Joseph Brown Richmond KY
KF4EFJ Joshua Matthews Lexington KY
KN4HVX Mark Elliott Lexington KY
KM4FRQ Michael Smith London KY
KB9AT John Loughmiller Alexandria KY
KC8MNZ Terry Shoemaker Independence KY
K4HCS Henry Collier Jenkins KY
KC8EKF Joe Lawrence Paducah KY
Jeffrey Newnum Benton KY
KD4GCY Garry Wheatley Boaz KY
KN4IRO Donald Edwards Murray KY
KA4WWS Timothy Edmonson Murray KY
KN4IRU Diana Mishica Murray KY
KN4IRT Tracy Mckinney Murray KY
KM4ZUD Michael Wright Murray KY
KN4IRX Christa Wright Murray KY
KN4JAL James White Bowling Green KY
KG4ABA Lynn Traylor Glasgow KY
AJ4KR James Raymer Smiths Grove KY
K4ANS Alive Sellars Hopkinsville KY
KA4NWI Marilyn Rowlett Hopkinsville KY
W4UJK Jerry Maren Owensboro KY
N4OTS Harold Cannon Owensboro KY
NU4J Harry Clinton Henderson KY
WD4FSQ Dorsey Stapleton Elizabethtown KY

Congratulation new or upgraded amateurs: Feb 3, 2018

KN4JCS John Clements Lockport KY
KN4IXV Eric Wiete Louisville KY
KN4JCV Toni Fitzpatrick Lawrenceburg KY
KN4IWL Tobias Gedenk Morehead KY
N4IZE Jackson Cecil Winchester KY
KX4IJ Charles Smith Lexington KY
KN4ISZ Mitchell Saylor Harlan KY
KN4IYR Walter Castle Stambaugh KY
KN4IYU Andrew Castle Stambaugh KY
KN4IYV Patricia Bentley Langley KY
KN4IYT Kathy Hall Martin KY
KN4IYS Leila Hall Martin KY
KN4JCU John Simpson Taylorsville KY
KN4JAL James White Bowling Green KY
KN4IUE David Lewis Owensboro KY
KN4JCW Michael Keltner Greensburg KY

 

 

 February 12 2018
New Section News see download below plus new ARES & NTS file.
ARES & NTS file is a work in progress.

 Feb 1, 2018
Welcome Kimber Heddens, KI4GWN
District 3 DEC
Henderson, KY
kimberh@exede.net

 

 January 23, 2018 Update

Reminder for all Affiliated Clubs in state to check and verify that your club contact information and ARRL members are up to date.  If you have a question about who is the contact and ARRL membership totals, please contact myself or Mark Currens ACC 859-227-6399 or n4ver.ky@gmail.com.
This is very important. Even at this very moment I am trying to make contact with affiliated clubs and finding out the contact information is not current. It makes the work extra hard. Your help would be appreciated.

Furthermore, some folks have concerns regarding ARES direction. Our current KYHAM website is currently going in a period of transistion to a new ISP provider due to the current provider is supporting the current needs of KYHAM.  This takes time to move all the current data. Please be patient. 

The League is coming out with a new database for each Section.  As we learn more of the requirements, we will immediatedly pass it on to KYARES management.

If you want to help in any way do so.  There are many places you can serve. 

KEN is still operational. Only one person has offered to assist as a NCS. I know we have more than one person out there that is qualified. We cannot control propagation. We work with what we are dealt with each week. 

Thank you for your support.

 

 

 New Photos of Paintsville 2018 VE class added
Frank Well KN4HSL upgraded from nothing to Extra during the class. The class was tought over several weeks. 7 of 8 attends had excellent results. Well done job by all.

 

  NOTE: JANUARY 2018 SECTION NEWS
CORRECTION:
RON GOODPASTER CALLSIGN SHOULD READ "AG4TY" INSTEAD OF AG4GT.

JANUARY 2018 SECTION NEWS
SEE DOWNLOANDS - BELOW 

OCT 2017 SECTION NEWS:
SEE DOWNLOADS - BELOW

OCT 2017 ARES NEWS:
New Appointees: 
SEC
Kenny Garrett  N4KLG
Henderson KY
sec@kyham.net

DEC DISTRICT 12
Ron Goodpaster  AG4TY
ag4ty@yahoo.com

EC Laurel Co
Gary Rosenau  KW4YQ
Dohsey@gmail.com


AUGUST 2017 SECTION NEWS: Scroll down to bottom of page for the word "DOWNLOAD"  see column in PDF format. 

KENTUCKY SECTION NEWS: ECLIPSE INFORMATION: 8/10/17
Individuals wanting to assist during the weekend of 19th - 21st, please contact your EC or your local EMA office for any amateur radio activity in your county.  Exact operating frequencies will be listed here prior to the weekend. Relays to FKT may be needed. See Section News below.

KENTUCKY SECTION NEWS JULY 2017: PDF FILE
SCROLL TO BOTTOM: LOOK FOR JULY SECTION NEWS PDF FILE

 

KENTUCKY SECTION NEWS JUNE 2017 7/11/17
SCROLL TO BOTTOM: LOOK FOR DOWNLOAD SECTION
DOWNLOAD JUNE "HAPPENINGS" SM COLUMN: PDF FILE

 

KENTUCKY SECTION NEWS UPDATE
JUNE 28, 2017

FIELD DAY SM MESSAGE RECEIVED FROM THE FOLLOWING CLUBS:
1. HENDERSON ARC W4KVK
2. BULLET CO  CLUB KY4KY
3. RUCKERVILLE AMATEUR TRANSMITTING SOCIETY N4CVG
4. CENTRAL KY ARS KO4OL

 

KENTUCKY SECTION NEW
JUNE 12, 2017

HAPPENINGS - JUNE 2017
*PLEASE SEE *PDF VERSION UNDER DOWNLOADS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.

HAPPENINGS - MAY 2017
*PLEASE SEE PDF VERSION UNDER DOWNLOADS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE

 

KENTUCKY SECTION NEWS  
May 11, 2017

HAPPENINGS - APRIL 2017
*PLEASE SEE PDF VERSION UNDER DOWNLOADS.

 

NET ACTIVITY:

KEN: MONDAY 3.972.5  2330Z

KDN: TUESDAY 3.587 0030Z

KYN: DAILY 3.537  0100Z

STATEWIDE DMR: THURSDAY KY STATEWIDE 0000Z

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SM: w4nho@arrl.net

SEC: sec@kyham.net

STM: kc4bqk@arrl.net

ACC: n4ver.ky@gmail.com

TS: n9ky@arrl.net

OOC: k4lrx@arrl.net

PIO:   w4tsa@me

Links:
KyHam.net Your source for KY ARRL/ARES and other Info, Kentucky Section Facebook Page, February 2018 ARES

Kentucky Officials