Kentucky ARES

The Amateur Radio Emergency ServiceĀ® (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment, with their local ARES leadership, for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes.

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National Traffic System NTS

During disasters or other emergencies, radiograms are used to communicate information critical to saving lives or property, or to inquire about the health or welfare of a disaster victim.

To get involved with NTSā„¢ , find your local NTS affiliate on the air.

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Recent Posts



  • QSO Today Virtual Ham Expo Announces Full Lineup of Speakers July 6, 2020
  • Maritime Mobile Service Network Comes to the Aid of Vessel in Distress July 6, 2020
    The Maritime Mobile Service Net (MMSN) on 14.300 MHz came to the assistance of a sailing vessel on June 25. MMSN control operator Steven Carpenter, K9UA, took a call on 20 meters from Ian Cummings, KB4SG, the skipper of the Mystic Lady, then some 40 miles east of Florida. Cummings reported that his engine had […]
  • The August Issue of Digital QST is Now Available! July 6, 2020
  • THe K7RA Solar Update July 3, 2020
    No sunspots this week. The pattern persists, and this surprises me. But reported a couple of weak, barely emerging spots, never numbered, and by their magnetic polarity were from new Cycle 25.We rely on NOAA for official sunspot numbers, and the most recent one reported was 11 on June 15. See daily solar […]
  • Intrepid-DX Group Announces Youth Essay Contest July 2, 2020
    The Intrepid-DX Group, a US-based IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes amateur radio in developing countries, has announced its first Youth Essay Contest. The prize is a new Icom IC-7300 transceiver, which the winner must agree to keep and use for 1 year. Participants will prepare a two-page essay answering these questions: (1) What are […]