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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If any of you have suggestions, ideas or corrections for this website, feel free to email me at grossl@bigsandybb.com.

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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


8/5/23 - Columbus Hamfest, Grove City, OH  http://www.columbushamfest.com

8/12/23— Tri-State Amateur Radio Assoc., Huntington, WV  http://www.qsl.net/w8va

8/12/23—Cave City Freefest, Cave City, KY     www.ky4x.org

8/12/23 - Cincinnati Hamfest, Owensville, OH  https://CincinnatiHamfest.org

8/19/23—Portsmouth Hamfest, Portsmouth, OH http://www.portsmouthradioclub.org

8/20/23 - WARA Tailgate Swap, Cortland, OH  http://www.w8vtd.com/hamfest/

9/9/23—  Greater Louisville Hamfest,  Louisville, KY  http://LouisvilleHamfest.com

9/9/23— Letcher County Hamfest, Whitesburg, KY  https://www.lcarcky.com

9/16/23—Richmond Kentucky Hamfest, Richmond KY  http://www.ckars.org

9/30/23—KY4ARC Hamfest, Paintsville, KY  http://www.ky4arc.com/

10/7/23—Central KY Hamfest, Lexington, KY  http://bluegrassars.org

10/28/23— Kentucky Mountains ARC Hamfest, Hazard, KY Facebook Kentucky Mountains Amateur Radio Club

Updated Field Day pics for 2023

New Newsletter July 13th

Couple of new items added.

KY4ARC Hamfest 2023

September 30th at Paintsville Recreation Center

Talk in 147.225+  pl 127.3


Address: 232 Preston Street

Paintsville, KY 41240


8:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT


$5.00 Admission

$5.00 Vendor Table


             Flea Market

              ARRL Testing





Contact Ron  grossl@bigsandybb.com  606-789-7767 if you have questions.



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