About Us

Paducah Amateur Radio Association meets the second Monday each month at 7:00 PM C.S.T. We welcome you to join our IN PERSON meetings at Heartland Church, located at; 4777 Alben Barkley Dr. Paducah KY 42001. We meet in Room # 211 which is on the south side the main church building. Heartland Church is located off US Highway 62 near exit # 7 of I – 24.  See map below.  An elevator is available and standard Covid protocols will be observed.  We will also continue to offer the ZOOM option as a secondary means to attend our monthly meeting.  The zoom session will be available at approximately 6:55 pm.   

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If you have not joined us in a zoom meeting, please go to https://zoom.us  and explore. Please sign up as a user prior to the meeting. We recommend downloading the program in an app form if that is given to you as an option.  You do not need a camera or microphone on your computer/phone/iPad/Chromebook to join.  You do need a camera if you want us to see you and a microphone if you want to talk  There is a “chat” function in Zoom, so you can type your comments if you don’t have microphone.  Click on the link below a bit before 7 pm next Monday night.  ZOOM allows us to have a 45 minute meeting for free.   Once the 45 minutes has expired, ZOOM will close the meeting without much warning.   If this happens, just sign back in using the same credentials and a new 45 minutes session will begin. 

 

Link to join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/5558597334?pwd=WnI3dWI3bjlWU3N6Y21weVdDZGxFQT09

 

Meeting ID: 555 859 7334

Passcode: w4nja

 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

Bi Weekly Lunch Meetings 

Radio Contest Group Submissions

 

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