About Us

The Paducah Amateur Radio Association (PARA) 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.

 The club callsign is W4NJA.

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

 PARA 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 (Thursday)

Radio Contest Group Submissions

PARA Constitution

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

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