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Field Day 2022 Information

posted Jun 21, 2022, 2:03 PM by Gene Jacobsen

Field Day 2022 is upon us this week.  Please see below for information on times and location.

Whether you are a FD veteran or this is your first experience, come join us for the experience. 
CKARS was top ranked in field results for 2021, can we repeat the results? One way to know is to join in.

Friday  24 June; 6:00 pm EDT :
Pre-launch antennas in preparation to Saturday's deployment for operations.

Saturday 25 June; 
Arrival and setup, equipment testing as needed.  Start time set for 2:00pm EDT or 18:00 Zulu.

Items to bring: Both to share and for yourself
Cooler with drinks - it's going to be a hot weekend
Snacks and or meals

Location:
We are again operating from Camp Catalpa which is behind Lake Reba, Richmond, KY.  
  Camp Catalpa is located on Catalpa Loop Road which is off of KY 52, or Irvine Road



Monthly Club Meeting: May 19th

posted May 12, 2022, 5:07 PM by Gene Jacobsen   [ updated May 12, 2022, 5:09 PM ]

Come join us Thursday, May 19th for our monthly club meeting at the Joint Operations Center (JOC) behind the Madison County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).  Meeting starts at 7pm EDT with introductions and greets.

Topics include Field Day 2022 which will be June 25-26, Club member Show-n-Tell and other events and contests.  You need not be a member to attend, but you can join if interested.  If joining, please print this membership form and bring with you.

Monthly Club Meeting: April 21st; 7pm

posted Apr 17, 2022, 9:12 AM by Gene Jacobsen

Come join us this Thursday, April 21st for our monthly club meeting at the Joint Operations Center (JOC) behind the Madison County Emergency Operations Center (EOC).  Meeting starts at 7pm EDT with introductions and greets.

Topics include Field Day 2022 which will be June 25-26, Club member Show-n-Tell and other events and contests.  You need not be a member to attend, but you can join if interested.  If joining, please print this membership form and bring with you.

Tuesday Amateur Swap Net: Cancelled

posted Apr 4, 2022, 4:31 PM by Gene Jacobsen

Please make note, that as of today the Tuesday evening swap net is cancelled.

February Meet: In Person

posted Feb 7, 2022, 5:48 PM by Gene Jacobsen

Feb 7, 2022
At this time the February meeting is planned to be held *in person* on the 17th  for those who feel comfortable to an in person meeting.

Please come join us at the Joint Information Center behind the Madison County EOC, Feb 17th at 7pm.  All are welcome to join and Club Raffle Tickets will be available for purchase ($10.00 each)

CQ CQ CQ: Jan 20 meeting move to on air

posted Jan 18, 2022, 4:29 PM by Gene Jacobsen   [ updated Jan 18, 2022, 4:40 PM ]

CQ CQ CQ: Jan 20 meeting move to on air

Due to the recent increase in Covid-19 cases, the club has decide that it will not hold an in person meeting for the month of January, Jan 20, 2022.

In lieu of the in person meeting, please join us on air at 7:00pm EST via the CKARS Repeater; 146.865- PL 192.8.  This will be a directed net and all are welcome to join.  You may join over the air or via Echolink.

Please come join us for club news, events and discussions and enjoy the fellowship from afar. 

2021 ARRL Field Day Results

posted Dec 25, 2021, 12:13 PM by Gene Jacobsen

In 2021, CKARS again operated 6-Alpha at Camp Catalpa behind Lake Reba in Richmond, Kentucky. Operating CW and Phone from a mix of Solar and generator power, this was the first year in many that the iconic Airstream was missing in action.  However, the club was blessed with good and favorable weather for the duration.  

CKARS came in nineteenth overall with a score of 11,798 having a total of 3,528 QSOs. This gave the club the first in category (6A) with the next club at 7,350 (W4DW + W4RNC) out of Raleigh ARS.  CKARS also placed third in the Great Lakes Division, bested by the Black River Radio Ops by just a mere 66 points.  Other comparisons can be searched at the ARRL Result Database.

Field Day, whether Winter or Summer is a good way to enjoy some company and to test your skill and gear.  Digital has been a challenge the last few years, but looking ahead to 2022 - some issues should be well resolved.  Come join us for the fun, food and friendship, ARRL Field Day is always held on the 4th full weekend in June.  Start planning now.

This link will take you to the QST Article 2021 ARRL Field Day Results,  

2021 - Merry Christmas

posted Dec 18, 2021, 2:45 PM by Gene Jacobsen   [ updated Dec 18, 2021, 3:16 PM ]

Merry Christmas to all and to all a full verified log.

Our final meeting is in the book, and we look ahead to upcoming contests and events of 2022 the members of CKARS wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Icom 7300 Raffle: Congratulations Terry

posted Jul 9, 2019, 5:33 PM by Gene Jacobsen   [ updated Jul 9, 2019, 5:38 PM ]

CKARS 
would like to congratulate
TERRY, AJ4A
For being the lucky winner of the
Icom IC-7300.

The drawing was held on
June 20, 2019
at the monthly meeting of the CKARS club.

All tickets were counted, placed in a suiting container and 
mixed by Club President Byron Perkins, K4BLP,
drawn by Club Vice President Kendra Bond, KK4NZI.

Thank you all who purchased tickets in support of the 
club, its repeaters and other projects.


Icom 7300 Raffle Update

posted Apr 28, 2019, 9:41 AM by Gene Jacobsen   [ updated Apr 28, 2019, 10:58 AM ]

Tickets - Tickets - Get your tickets soon!

Steve, KY4SGM is in the lead with the most tickets sold - Great effort to raffle off the radio and support the club - thank you Steve!  
Byron, K4BLP is second highest number sold - Thank you Byron!

With just a few months to go before the CKARS Richmond Hamfest, the number of tickets are dwindling and they will all soon be gone!  
If you haven't gotten your ticket yet, Get them soon!

Of the 200 tickets for this raffle, only 55 are available.  
And once they are gone we will be raffling off that brand new Icom 7300 Radio.  

Will you be the winner?  

See one of the following for your chance to win!
Byron, K4BLP
Steve, KY4SGM
Terry, AJ4A
Gene, KE4JXD

Tickets are only $10.00 each and proceeds help the CKARS Club and it's projects, including the pending 220 Repeater Build.

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