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        Bill L.   Hamm       KN4EME

Secretary            Ron Grossl           NT4W

Treasurer            Austin Denyer      W4ALD


You can right click the newsletter link and choose “SAVE LINK AS” to save the PDF to your computer.

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Click to view some pictures of our member’s and friends’ of our club hamshacks.  Anyone that would like to have their hamshack added to the page, please email me at  grossl@bigsandybb.com

Area Hamfests



Here is the current listing of hamfests and Special Events that we know about.  Contact me if we need to add any.   grossl@bigsandybb.com


None in the near future.

Updated Field Day pics for 2023

New Newsletter  November 2

Email me to add items.



Winter Field Day 2024

January 27th and 28th, 2024

The club’s next event will be Winter Field Day and so far, it is scheduled to be held at the Oil Springs Fire Department #2, located near the top of the hill going into Paintsville Lake State Park.  It is across the road from the big cemetery.

For those that don’t know, this is an exercise to practice communications from a remote site.  It includes setting up antennas, radio gear and any supporting accommodations to make contacts over a 24 hour period from 2:00 pm Saturday to 2:00 pm Sunday.  Each contact consists of exchanging the number of transmitters and our ARRL section.  It’s good training for emergencies when radio communications might be the only way contact other parts of the nation or world.  And it is a lot of fun.  So if you or anyone you know is interested in ham radio, come on out to operate or just to observe.  All are welcome.