We hope you enjoy your time here and find the information provided helpful. We are interested in any feedback you may have that will help us make the site more useful and enjoyable. Send comments to  Ron at    grossl@bigsandybb.

KY4ARC was formed in February 2006. Like most clubs it has seen its membership fluctuate over the years. But recently we have had a big increase in membership and interest in Amateur Radio’s many aspects.  Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings and find out if this is something you would be interested in getting into.


IF you are interested in taking a test for amateur radio license, contact a member of our ARRL VE team to arrange for the test. We will schedule the test or you can come to any club meeting at 6:00 PM . Effective immediately you must have a frn (federal registration number)before the test can be given. Go to this site  The video is available at, https://www.fcc.gov/rofrn .



Larry Ross Leedy    606 483 1115

Kenneth Robinson  606 769 0265

T. J. Hoover           606  434 6270

John Hager            606  792 0398

Gary Mullins           606 265 3365

Ron Grossl              606 789 7767

Frank Wells                606-793-0707

Richard Salisbury      606-939-2178

Virgil Ferguson          606-624-6707

Nathan Lemaster     606-793-3038



KY4ARC meets monthly on the First Thursday of the month at the Mayo Methodist Church (325 Third Street), Paintsville, Kentucky at 7:00p.m. (1900hrs).  VE testing starts at 6:00pm (1800hrs) . Come early if want to fellowship with others. For those who use\ GPS, the co-ordinance is 37° 48' 58.61"N by 82° 48' 26.25"W.   



President            Richard Salisbury   KO4BVP   

Vice-President     Ken Robinson        K4KBR

Secretary            Virgil Ferguson      K4CUP

Treasurer            Austin Denyer        W4ALD

PIO                           Fred Jones             WA4SWF

Club Chaplin        Dave Heinzelman  N4DLH

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Updated Repeater List

New Newsletter  June 2024

Field Day 2024 Coming Soon

Our club will be setting up at our usual place in the Oil Springs Fire Dept #2, near Paintsville Lake State Park. It is located near the top of the hill on the road (Rt. 2275), that leads to the dam and is across from the big cemetery.  Anyone interested can come by and see what Field Day is all about. We hope to see you there!

All links from newsletter are on this links page. Newest one at the bottom.

Communications Test

March 14, 2024


We will be conducting another communications test for the eastern part of the state on March 14, 2024.  We plan to first meet on the 2 meter link system at 8:00 pm.  From there, we will move to a clear frequency on 75 meters to see who can hear who at that time of night.  Please encourage any ham in the area to meet with us.  We just want to see how propagation is for that time of day in case we have an emergency that requires our involvement.  Hope to hear you then.