May Monthly Meeting

Monday, May 11th was our latest monthly meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association with another good turnout of 19 hams.

Field Day 2015 was the main topic.  At the present time we’re thinking of having 2 stations operating instead of the usual 3 stations.  We’ll have one more meeting on June 8th to finalize all Field Day plans.  For those who have never been to Field Day the objective is to work as many stations as possible on any and all amateur bands (excluding the 60, 30, 17, and 12-meter bands) and to learn to operate in abnormal situations in less than optimal conditions. Field Day is open to all amateurs in the areas covered by the ARRL/RAC Field Organizations and countries within IARU Region 2.  Field Day is always the fourth full weekend of June, beginning at 1800 UTC Saturday and running through 2059 UTC Sunday. Field Day 2015 is June 27-28.  We are always in need of operators for this event.  If you are interested in operating please contact one of the club officers and let them know.  Even if you don’t want to operate stop by and see what it’s all about.

President Ken KW4DI got in touch with the right people and got approved 2 new highway signs with the club’s repeater information on them.  The picture below gives you an idea of what the sign will look like.


The Dayton Hamvention is May 15 through the 17th in Dayton, Ohio.  This is the biggest ham radio related event of the year.  If you’ve never been it’s worth it for sure. For directions to the event click here.

Net Control Operators have been set for the next month.  To view the NCO’s click here.

The new club shirts are in and they look really good.  You can still order a club shirt if you are interested.  The price is $22 unless you supply your own shirt and the price is a little less.  If your interested in the club shirts contact Ken KW4DI and he’ll get you the information. Below are some examples of the new shirts.

Ken and Jeff Malcom

That’s all for now.  Get on the radio!  73’s.


February Monthly Meeting

The February 2015 meeting of the Paducah Amateur Radio Association has come and gone with another good turnout of 24 attendees.  Remember the club meets the 2nd Monday of every month at the Emerging Technology Center Building of the West Kentucky Community and Technical College.  We meet at 7 PM in room 140.

There are a couple of good hamfests coming up.  The fourth annual Princeton Hamfest is June 6th, 2015 at the Fire Training Center in Princeton, KY.  For more information click the image below.

Princeton Hamfest

Another good hamfest coming up is the 2015 “Ides of March” hamfest at the Tennessee National Guard Armory in Union City, Tennessee.  For more information click the image below.

2015 Hamfest Flyer

Net Control Operators have been set for the next 4 weeks.  To view the NCO’s click here.

Bruce KS4V gave a great presentation on the use of Anderson Power Poles.  For more information on Power Poles watch the video below or visit the Powerwerks website.



Princeton, KY Hamfest – June 7, 2014

Hi Everyone,  We’re right on track with the P’ton, KY Hamfest.  We hope you have already made plans to bring a truck load of friends and a truck load of treasure to trade, to our third ever, fest.  I’ll include the flyer down below, but I’d like to high lite some of the key points of the weekend here in Princeton.
The Pennington Folk Music Festival begins Friday on the Butler Campus at 6:00 PM.  Check out the Festival page on facebook for more details.  If you like Blues, you have got to stay up late for Alonzo Pennington on Friday night at 9:30.  He is a fantastic musician.  Bring your lawn chairs and a jacket.  Some of the previous 16 years have been cool at night.
Our Radio Fest opens for sellers and vendors at 6:00 AM on Saturday morning.  We still have tables available, but call or e-mail asap to reserve what you need.  Tables are FREE!!  Coffee is FREE this year, too!!  Still only $5 to get in.  Doors open to the masses at 8:00 AM.  Correct change will help.  The RED CROSS will have a bake sale.  ARRL VE’s will test at 9:00 AM.  Ed Plfueger will check qsl cards again this year.  We expect an ARES forum around 10:30 or 11:00.  Grilled Burgers and Dogs will again be offered, so please eat lunch with us.  We will have enough door prizes to give away, to have a drawing every ten minutes.  Maybe even more.  We’ll cap off the fest by giving away an Icom 718 HF radio.  Sorry, but you must be present to claim your prizes.  And, one prize per ticket will be the rule………….
The Free music festival continues all day Saturday,  with a talent contest beginning at 10:00 AM.  Music goes late into the night, too.  Rhonda Vincent and the Rage will head line the event, this year.  WOW!!!  What a BlueGrass sound…………..
What a great weekend to be in Princeton, KY.  Come see us if you can.  Rain or shine on both fests.
Please forward this e-mail to everyone on your ham or music contact list.  Do not be bashful with the forwarding!!!  See ya very soon, here in Princeton……………..Best wishes…………Mike Taylor……………President…………..Princeton Ham Radio Club……………..

Flyer 14 with prizes