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OCTOBER MONTHLY MEETING

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association was held Monday, October 08, 2018 at the WKCTC Emerging Technology Center, Room 140, in Paducah, KY.  There were 23 present.  Two came for FCC VE testing, see pictures below.

The meeting was opened by PARA President, Jeff Wielgos.  Jeff welcomed us and asked each attendee around the room to give their name and amateur call.

Club Business Items Discussed

  • Treasurer Bruce Huyck reported on the club’s current financial status followed by the Secretary’s report.  Both reports were moved, seconded and approved.
  • Ken Wontor announced that he had spoken with the director of the Emerging Technologies Center and found that our  meeting room, #104, or another room could be used  for the “grass-roots” CW class.  We should choose the date and time and let him know.  Prospective participants should tune in to the PARA CW roundtable which meets Tuesday & Thursday evenings, 8:00 pm on the W4NJA 147.060 repeater for info concerning the day and time of the new class.
  • Quite a bit of time was spent discussing the fact that apparently the KYQSO Party plaque awards construction and shipping had not been finished.  It was not clear who was was in charge of the final construction of the plaques regarding use of engraving or brass plate attachment.  It was felt that the slowness of this presentation would subtract from the overall success of the event.
  • The question was asked about a date and place for the PARA annual Christmas dinner.  Ed Pflueger will check with Casa Mexicana to see if the reservation was made last year and if not make the reservation for this year’s date:  Monday, December 11th.
  • It was announced that a Mayfield group had put 3 new repeaters on the air:  frequency 441.875, +179.9, analog or Fusion digital; 145.270 -179.9, analog or Fusion digital and 224.820, -179.9, analog only.

Net Control Operators for Late October/Early November

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

October 14             Jeff KB9BVL

October 21             Roger KC4WPS

October 28             Frank KY4LDS

November 4           Jeff KM4LDP

November 11         Ken KW4DI

ARRL International Grid Contest

ARRL Leaderboard Results shows KY position and Total Grid count as of  10/8/2018  6 club members in top 25.
1.  N4QS Dave Perry, 6648 grids;  13.  AI4EY Fred Carter, 2459 grids;  16. KS4V Bruce Huyck, 2224 grids;    18. KC4WPS Roger Good, 1957 grids;  19. K4GYD Ron Cowherd, 1769 grids;  24.  KO4XJ John Hudson, 1547 grids;    46. W4WWS Steve Parmley, 941 grids;  48. ND4X Paul Smith, 899 grids;  50. AB4IQ Ed Pflueger, 830 grids; 66. KB9BVL Jeff Wielgos, 529 grids;  67. NU4N Dave Tucker 529 grids;  82. W4KU, Wallace Shankle, 428 grids; 83. N4FZ Gene Summers 418 grids;  84.  KW4DI Ken Wontor, 412 grids;      94. KJ4CO John Chandler, 346 grids;  96.  W4NJA 343.

New License Successes

We are happy to report that Glenn “Butch” Durrett and Carol Brown have both successfully passed the Technician class FCC exam.  Congratulations to both of you.  We cordially invite you to enjoy your new licenses and join us at future monthly meetings.

Remember:

  • PARA meets at Emerging Technology Center, WKCTC on 2nd Monday, 7 pm, each month except December.  Prospective hams in search of general info concerning the hobby may Google ARRL.com and click on relevant headings.
  • New License and upgrades exams are offered at the close of each meeting night throughout the year.  See W4NJA web site at w4nja.org.  For info click button at the top of the page:   About Us, then VE License Testing.
  • The Sunday Night Net meets each Sunday night at 9 PM. All amateur radio operators are invited to check in. 147.060 PL 179.9  The ARES monthly net convenes immediately following PARA net on first Sunday nights.
  • CW round table for on-the-air operating practice, 8:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Meet on W4NJA 147.060 repeater at 8:00 to get instructions.  Stay tuned on these nights for info about a “Grass Roots” CW class to be organized in the near future.
  • Amateur Radio Emergency Services meetings are held at 7:00 pm on 3rd Thursdays, 3700 Coleman Road EOC building in the Jack Johnston meeting room.
  • The Annual PARA Christmas Dinner will be held at Casa Mexicana restaurant 6pm, Monday, December 11th.  The dinner will replace the December Monthly Meeting.

For Sale:

  • For sale by John Hudson KO4XJ:  10 element Cushcraft 2m beam  $40.

SEPTEMBER MONTHLY MEETING

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association was held Monday, September 10, 2018 at the WKCTC Emerging Technology Center, Room 140, in Paducah, KY.  There were 24 present.  Three came for FCC VE testing, see pictures below.

The meeting was opened by PARA Vice President, Ken Wontor.  Ken welcomed us and asked each attendee around the room to give their name, amateur call and relate any interesting amateur radio activities that they may had in the last month.

Club Business Items Discussed

  • Treasurer Bruce Huyck reported on the club’s current financial status.
  • Secretary Ron Cowherd reviewed last month’s major discussion items including news about the CW roundtable which meets Tues. & Thurs. 8:00 pm.  Participants first meet on the 147.060 repeater to choose the 40 mtr. freq. (+ or – 7.055 or so) and order of rotation before the roundtable begins.  We are still discussing a time and meeting place for a grass-roots CW class.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Jason KY9I, discussed his experiences with CW Academy and how the practice techniques he is learning can benefit our club.
  • Kyle Walker (K4KMW) led a discussion on the KY Fusion Digital Network, which meets at 7:00 CST, on the local 147.12 MH machine.  Kyle’s discussion was followed by a 15 min, Yaesu promotional Fusion video brought in by Ken Wontor KW4DI.

Net Control Operators for Late September/Early October

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

September 16   Eric K4YUS        10 Ck-ins

September 23   Jason KY9I         15 Ck-ins

September 30   Frank KY4LDS   18 Ck-ins

October 7           Ken KW4DI        14 Ck-ins

October 7           Logan KG4VKB  10 Ck-ins ARES

ARRL International Grid Contest

ARRL Leaderboard Results shows KY position and Total Grid count as of  10/8/2018  6 club members in top 25:

1.  N4QS Dave Perry, 6648 grids;  13.  AI4EY Fred Carter, 2459 grids;  16. KS4V Bruce Huyck, 2224 grids;    18. KC4WPS Roger Good, 1957 grids;  19. K4GYD Ron Cowherd, 1769 grids;  24.  KO4XJ John Hudson, 1547 grids;    46. W4WWS Steve Parmley, 941 grids;  48. ND4X Paul Smith, 899 grids;  50. AB4IQ Ed Pflueger, 830 grids; 66. KB9BVL Jeff Wielgos, 529 grids;  67. NU4N Dave Tucker 529 grids;  82. W4KU, Wallace Shankle, 428 grids; 83. N4FZ Gene Summers 418 grids;  84.  KW4DI Ken Wontor, 412 grids;      94. KJ4CO John Chandler, 346 grids;  96.  W4NJA 343.

Current grid contest results may be found at:  https://igc.arrl.org/leader-board.php

 New License Success

We are happy to report that Mark Wilson successfully passed the General class FCC exam.  Marton Wilson and Edward Paulk passed the Technician class exam.  Congratulations to all.  We cordially invite you to enjoy your new licenses and join us at future monthly meetings.

 

Remember:

  • PARA meets at Emerging Technology Center, WKCTC on 2nd Monday, 7 pm, each month except December.  Prospective hams in search of
  • New License and upgrades exams are offered at the close of each meeting night throughout the year.  See W4NJA web site at w4nja.org.  For info click button at the top of the page:   About Us, then VE License Testing.
  • The Sunday Night Net meets each Sunday night at 9 PM. All amateur radio operators are invited to check in. 147.060 PL 179.9
  • CW round table for on-the-air operating practice, 8:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Meet on W4NJA 147.060 repeater at 8:00 to get instructions.

 

For Sale

  • For sale by John Hudson KO4XJ:  SDRPLAY RSP2. I bought this last fall but decided I didn’t need it.  $125 plus shipping or P/U in Paducah area.
  • Also For sale by John Hudson KO4XJ:  10 element 2m beam Cushcraft $40.

 

AUGUST MONTHLY MEETING

PARA Meeting Minutes 8/13/2018

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association was held Monday, August 13, 2018 at the WKCTC Emerging Technology Center, Room 140, in Paducah, KY.  There were 30 present.  One came for FCC VE testing (see picture below) and three others came just to find out how to become an amateur radio operator.

The meeting was opened by PARA President Jeff Wielgos who announced that the business segment would be delayed until after the DX Engineering Skype presentation on grounding was completed.  Unfortunately due to equipment malfunctions and technical difficulties on both ends of the circuit it was decided by DX Engineering representative Bob W5OV and our club that the presentation would have to be scrubbed and rescheduled for another time.

Items Discussed and Passed

  • Club Treasurer Bruce Huyck announced that Secretary Cowherd would be reimbursed $30 for the yearly No Ad fee to WordPress.
  • Dave Perry and Paul Smith reported that there was nothing to report about the KY QSO Party awards, other than certificates and plaques were being prepared as previously planned.
  • President Jeff Wielgos related that the FCC has banned the sale of the popular Baofeng portable transceivers.  It appears that amateurs that have already purchased the radio may continue using them on the designated ham bands.
  • Jason Brambach (KY9I) and Ron Cowherd (K4GYD) led a discussion on a proposed CW round table for those who would like to have practical on-the-air sending and receiving experience.  At the close of the meeting nine club members gave their names, interests and present receiving and sending WPM abilities.  It has been suggested that those who would like to participate should meet on W4NJA repeater Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8:00 to get instructions (freq. and order of rotation, etc.) for the session to follow.  This endeavor is a work-in-progress and suggestions are welcome.

Net Control Operators for Late August/Early September

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

August 19          Jeff KB9BVL     14 chk-ins

August 26          Jeff KM4LDP      9 chk-ins

September 2     Frank KY4LDS  15 PARA

September 2      Logan KG4VKB 11 ARES

September 9       Frank KY4LDS   14 chk-ins

ARRL International Grid Contest

ARRL Leaderboard Results shows KY position and Total Grid count as of  9/10/2018  6 club members in top 25.                                                                  

1.  N4QS Dave Perry, 5788 grids;  12.  AI4EY Fred Carter, 2299 grids;  16. KS4V Bruce Huyck, 1900 grids;    18. KC4WPS Roger Good, 1856 grids;  19. K4GYD Ron Cowherd, 1762 grids;  23.  KO4XJ John Hudson, 1473 grids;    43. W4WWS  Steve Parmley, 808 grids;  51. ND4X Paul Smith, 756 grids;  52. AB4IQ Ed Pflueger, 724 grids;  64. KB9BVL Jeff Wielgos, 529 grids;  75. W4KU, Wallace Shankle, 428 grids; 80. N4FZ Gene Summers 418 grids;  81.  KW4DI Ken Wontor, 412 grids;  83. NU4N Dave Tucker 396 grids;    92. KJ4CO John Chandler, 346 grids;  93.  W4NJA 343.

Current grid contest results may be found at:  https://igc.arrl.org/leader-board.php

New License Success

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We are happy to report that Mark Wilson successfully passed the Technician class FCC exam.  Congratulations Mark.  We cordially invite you to enjoy your new license and join us at future monthly meetings.

 

 

 

Remember:

  • PARA meets at Emerging Technology Center, WKCTC on 2nd Monday, 7 pm, each month except December.  Prospective hams in search of
  • New License and upgrades exams are offered at the close of each meeting night throughout the year.  See W4NJA web site at w4nja.org.  For info click button at the top of the page:   About Us, then VE License Testing.
  • The Sunday Night Net meets each Sunday night at 9 PM. All amateur radio operators are invited to check in. 147.060 PL 179.9
  • CW round table for on-the-air operating practice, 8:00 pm Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Meet on W4NJA repeater at 8:00 to get instructions.
  • 2018 Field Day Photos

 

JULY MONTHLY MEETING

PARA Meeting Minutes 7/9/2018

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association was held Monday, JULY 9, 2018 at the WKCTC Emerging Technology Center, Room 140, in Paducah, KY.  There were 18 present.  No one came for FCC VE testing.

The meeting was opened by PARA Vice President, Ken Wontor.  Ken welcomed us and asked each attendee around the room to give their name, amateur call and relate any interesting amateur radio activities that we may had in the last month.

Items Discussed and Passed

  • 2018 Field Day Photos were viewed via the very convenient overhead projector and screen.  All photos were made by Ken Wontor and Ron Cowherd.  Anyone that may have taken FD pictures are welcome to send them to roncowherd@comcast.net.  They will be added to the 2018 FD page.
  • The Treasurer’s report was given by Ken Wontor in absence of Bruce Huyck who was absent.  Ron Cowherd gave the Secretary’s report which was followed by a motion to accept the two reports, seconded and passed.
  • A motion was made to authorize Ed Pflueger to purchase 2 DX Engineering 4-1 baluns (approx. $190 ea.) for the next year’s Field Day RTTY and SSB stations.  The motion was seconded and passed.
  • Field Day score summary:  QSOs: CW 793; Digital 36; phone 817.  Total Points:  CW 1586; Digital 73; Phone 817.  Total Score = 4,950.
  • Dave Perry discussed KY QSO Party award details.  Decisions about plaques and certificates awards were discussed but not finalized at this time.  Shane Martin, with graphics training, volunteered to create the certificates.  Additional information will  be available at http://www.kyqsoparty.org

Net Control Operators for Late July/Early August

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

July    15             Garry KD4GCY     12 PARA – 13 ARES

July    22             Frank KY4LDS      14 ck-ins

July    29             Frank KY4LDS        9 ck-ins

August  5            Logan KG4VKB

August 12         Frank KY4LDS         10 ck-ins

ARRL International Grid Contest

(ARRL Leaderboard Results shows Ky position and Total Grid count as of  8/13/2018)  5 club members in top 25.                                                                  

1.  N4QS Dave Perry, 5171 grids;  12.  AI4EY Fred Carter, 2224 grids;  15. KC4WPS Roger Good, 1767 grids;  17. K4GYD Ron Cowherd, 1717 grids;  19. KS4V Bruce Huyck, 1608 grids;  22.  KO4XJ John Hudson, 1393 grids;    33. W4WWS  Steve Parmley, 941 grids;  48. AB4IQ Ed Pflueger, 683 grids;  50. ND4X Paul Smith, 668 grids;  62. KB9BVL Jeff Wielgos, 527 grids;  72. W4KU, Wallace Shankle, 428 grids; 75. N4FZ Gene Summers 416 grids;  76.  KW4DI Ken Wontor, 412 grids;  80. NU4N Dave Tucker 396 grids;    85. KJ4CO John Chandler, 346 grids;  86.  W4NJA 343.

Current grid contest results may be found at:  https://igc.arrl.org/leader-board.php

Remember:

  • The August PARA meeting will feature a special Skype presentation on grounding by DX Engineering.  This will be the 3rd time for the very informative live event.  We need a good attendance for this meeting because the speaker will be able to see us.
  • PARA meets at Emerging Technology Center, WKCTC on 2nd Monday, 7 pm, each month except December.
  • New License and upgrades exams are offered at the close of each meeting night throughout the year.  See W4NJA web site at w4nja.org.  For info click button at the top of the page:   About Us, then VE License Testing.
  • The Sunday Night Net meets each Sunday night at 9 PM. All amateur radio operators are invited to check in. 147.060 PL 179.9
  • 2018 Field Day Photos
  • PARA membership fees ($10 pro-rated at this time) payable at a future meeting.

 

Field Day 2018

Command Center
McCracken County Emergency Command Center (for RTTY & SSB stations) generators on trailer, and supplies in foreground.
Jeff and Don
Jeff Estes KM4LDP and Don Fuller KC4DR
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Don Fuller: “I could use this thing for hunting and fishing too.”
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Jeff Estes: “Wow, those squirrels are bad this year.”
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Don Fuller to Ed Sobkowiak AC9OO: “Wait a minute Ed, I think one of the windows closed on my finger.”
FD'18 Sat. Station
Laurel Black, (Paducah Sun reporter), Jerry Oliver KJ4EU and Frank Baumer KY4LDS listening for satellite stations.
FD'18 CW Stat
Gordon Bremenkampf K8EFW, unidentified visitor, Beth Gupton AK4BG, Steven Gupton AI4ZL watching Gene Summers N4FZ operate the CW station.
FD'18 food pav.
Eric Roberts K4YUS, Ed Pflueger AB4IQ, Mike Newman WD4EFZ, Don Fuller KC4DR, Ken Wontor KW4DI and Bruce Hesley patiently waiting for the cook to arrive.
Paul,Dave and Jason Gun
Paul Smith ND4X, Ron Cowherd K4GYD and Jason Brambach KY9I (unseen) showing off his spud gun complete with laser sight.

 

Ken pic. Gordan+Craig Bradley
Gordon Bremenkampf K8EFW and Craig Bradley KD9MS in CW station.

 

Ken Pic. ? op
Craig Bradley KD9MS from Karnac, IL

Photos by Ken Wontor KW4DI and Ron Cowherd K4GYD

JUNE MONTHLY MEETING

PARA Meeting Minutes 6/11/2018

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association was held Monday, June 11, 2018 at the WKCTC Emerging Technology Center, Room 140, in Paducah, KY.  There were 21 present.

The meeting was opened by Club Treasurer Bruce Huyck.  Bruce welcome and asked each attendee around the room to give their name, and amateur call.

Items Discussed and Passed

The business portion of the meeting was as follows:

  • Ron Cowherd gave the Secretary’s report followed by the Treasurer’s report by Bruce Huyck.  A motion was made to accept the two reports, seconded and passed.
  • Paul Smith reported on W4NJA’s 2018 KY QSO Party success.  So far, 119 logs have been submitted, 21 operators out of 120 KY counties sent in logs.  McCracken, Anderson and and Hopkins had multiple stations (2 ea.)  There were hams from 38 ARRL Sections including Canada.  There were 130 logs submitted to LOTW which puts W4NJA at position 17,855 overall and number 136 in KY.  Paul passed out 11 page handout of data that showed W4NJA 180,720 points earned for the event, 598 QSOs, with 204 multipliers.  Total score, so far, is 1,026,000 points for our QSO Party exceeding any total scores in the past 10 years.
  • Dave Perry thanked everyone who participated in the QSO Party.  In addition, he asked what was learned by those who participated that may have been new to contesting or as a rover/portable operator.  It was agreed that we should make a list of what to do or what not to do in order to tweek next year’s planning.  Dave stressed setting goals for next year by besting this year’s numbers.  He suggested that we should think in terms of how we can increase the benefits for Kentucky by encouraging more KY hams and people around the world to participate in our contest.
  • Mike Newman announced that he was rebuilding his storage facility where PARA paraphernalia (antennas, computers, etc.) has been left.  Dave Perry offered a room at his remote station for the equipment.
  • Bruce Huyck gave an extensive overview of Field Day plans.

Net Control Operators for Late June/Early July

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

June 17              Frank KY4LDS      14 check-ins

June 24              Jeff  KM4LDP         12 check-ins

July    1              Eric K4YUS             12 PARA, 10 ARES

July    8               Logan KG4VKB     13 check-ins

ARRL International Grid Contest

(ARRL Leaderboard Results shows Ky position and Total Grid count as of  7/9/2018)  6 club members in top 25.                                                                  

1.  N4QS Dave Perry, 4253 grids;  10.  AI4EY Fred Carter, 2032 grids;  15. K4GYD Ron Cowherd, 1370 grids;  17. KC4WPS Roger Good, 1470 grids;  21.  KO4XJ John Hudson, 1199 grids;  23. KS4V Bruce Huyck, 1152 grids;  33. W4WWS  Steve Parmley, 941 grids;  48. ND4X Paul Smith, 547 grids;  54. KB9BVL Jeff Wielgos, 504 grids;  55. AB4IQ Ed Pflueger, 500 grids;  64. W4KU, Wallace Shankle, 428 grids;              68. KW4DI Ken Wontor, 412 grids;  71. NU4N Dave Tucker 396 grids;  77. N4FZ Gene Summers 366 grids;  78. KJ4CO John Chandler, 346 grids;  79.  W4NJA 337.

Current grid contest results may be found at:  https://igc.arrl.org/leader-board.php

New License and Upgrade Success

We are happy to report that Vardie Gene Bunch successfully upgraded to the General class FCC license.  Congratulations Gene.  We cordially invite you to enjoy your new license status and join us at future monthly meetings.

Gene Bunch
Gene Bunch-New General

Remember:

  • PARA meets at Emerging Technology Center, WKCTC on 2nd Monday, 7 pm of each month except December.
  • New License and upgrades exams are offered at the close of each meeting night throughout the year.  See W4NJA web site at w4nja.org.  For info click button at the top of the page:   About Us, then VE License Testing.
  • The Sunday Night Net meets each Sunday night at 9 PM. All amateur radio operators are invited to check in. 147.060 PL 179.9
  • 2018 Field Day Photos
  •  PARA membership fees ($10 pro-rated) payable at a future meeting.

MAY MONTHLY MEETING

PARA Meeting Minutes 5/14/2018

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association was held  Monday, May 14, 2018 at the WKCTC Emerging Technology Center, Room 140, in Paducah, KY.  There were 24 present, including three FCC Amateur License examinees.

The meeting was opened by Club Vice President Ken Wontor.  VP Wontor asked each attendee to give their name, amateur call and a report of their amateur activities during past month.

Items Discussed and Passed

The business portion of the meeting was as follows:

  • Treasurer Bruce Huyck was not present and no formal report was made, however, VP Wontor reported that Keilor Park reservations had been made and the $50 fee paid.
  • Ron Cowherd gave the Secretary’s summary report of the April meeting proceedings.  Almost all of April business involved KYQP.
  • Paul Smith led a question and answer session including comments on the set-up and operation of the N1MM logging program in reference to the KY QSO Party.  Jeff Wielgos made a list of those who were planning to operate fixed, roving or portable stations, modes and counties.
  • Regarding Field Day 2018:  It was brought up that the mobile unit for Field Day had not been reserved yet.  Ed Pflueger volunteered to contact Paducah/McCracken Co. Office of Emergency Management to reserve their Mobile Command Post facility and generators.

Net Control Operators for Late May/Early June

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

May 20             Jeff  KB9BVL         12 check-ins

May 27             Frank KY4LDS      14 check-ins

June 3               Eric K4YUS            12 PARA

June 10             Steve NW9W          9 check-ins

ARRL International Grid Contest

(ARRL Leaderboard Results shows Ky position and Total Grid count as of  6/9/2018)  7 club members in top 25.                                                                  

1.  N4QS Dave Perry, 3953 grids;  9.  AI4EY Fred Carter, 1934 grids;  14. K4GYD Ron Cowherd, 1319 grids;  15. KC4WPS Roger Good, 1268 grids;  21.  KO4XJ John Hudson, 1091 grids;  24. KS4V Bruce Huyck, 975 grids;  25. W4WWS  Steve Parmley, 940 grids;  45. KB9BVL Jeff Wielgos, 504 grids; 49. AB4IQ Ed Pflueger, 450 grids;  55.  W4KU, Wallace Shankle, 428 grids;  57. KW4DI Ken Wontor, 412 grids;  59. ND4X Paul Smith, 392 grids;  60. NU4N Dave Tucker 392 grids;  66. KJ4CO John Chandler, 346 grids.

Current grid contest results may be found at:  https://igc.arrl.org/leader-board.php

New License and Upgrade Successes

We are happy to report that three individuals successfully passed their FCC Amateur Radio license exams at the close of the May meeting.  Pictured (LtoR):  John Harrison and Shane Martin, both new Techs and Wayne Reid upgraded to Extra.   Congratulations to all three.  We cordially invite you to enjoy your new license status and join us at future monthly meetings.

Remember:

  • PARA meets at Emerging Technology Center, WKCTC on 2nd Monday, 7 pm of each month except December.
  • New License and upgrades exams are offered at the close of each meeting night throughout the year.  See W4NJA web site at w4nja.org.  For info click at the top of the page on About Us, then VE License Testing.
  • The Sunday Night Net meets each Sunday night at 9 PM. All amateur radio operators are invited to check in. 147.060 PL 179.9
  • KY QSO Party sponsored by PARA W4NJA, June 2nd, 2018, 9 am to 9:00 pm.
  • Field Day, Kyler Park, Paducah, June 23 & 24.
  •  PARA membership fees ($20) are due and payable at a future meeting.