About Us

The Paducah Amateur Radio Association (P.A.R.A.) meets at 7 PM on the second Monday of each month. The meeting location is Room 140 in the Emerging Technology Center Building of the West Kentucky Community and Technical College. A map of the campus can be seen using this link. For a floor plan of the ETC click here.  All amateur radio operators and their guests, along with anyone interested in finding out about the exciting hobby of amateur radio are encouraged to attend.

Due to Covid – 19 all in person meetings are on hold until further notice. Currently the PARA meetings are being held on Zoom.


 The club callsign is W4NJA.                                                     League_diamond_color_high

Please feel free to enjoy the W4NJA repeater system if you are in the Western Kentucky / Southern Illinois area. It can be accessed on 147.060 with a tone of 179.9.  The W4NJA repeater is located at I-24 and Highway 45.  You can also find us on Echolink node: 458276

CW round table for on-the-air operating practice, 6:30 pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Meet on W4NJA 147.060 repeater at 6:30 to get instructions.

 P.A.R.A. also sponsors a DX Cluster utilizing VE7CC software. Click here for information on connecting and using the DX Cluster.

 PARA sponsors several events throughout the year, including:

Sunday Night 2 Meter Net

VE Testing

Field Day

DXCC and WAS Card Checking

Weekly Lunch Meetings 

Radio Contest Group Submissions

PARA Constitution

Memorandum of Understanding – Paducah McCracken County Office of Emergency Management and Paducah Amateur Radio Association

  • Congratulations to our newly elected 2021 P.A.R.A. officers;

President: Garry Wheatley (KD4GCY)

Vice President: Jeff Wielgos (KB9BVL)

Treasurer: Roger Good (KC4WPS)

Secretary: Aimee Mitchell (WI2P)


Sunday night nets are at 9:00 PM on 147.060 MHZ. PL 179.9

February 14 – Maury KD9MZD – 25 check ins, a new record!

February 21 – Maury KD9MZD – 21 check ins

February 28 – Frank KY4LDS

March 7 – Michael KN4TIP

March 7 – Logan KG4VKB