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  Ken at k4kbr@bigsandybb.com.

KY4ARC was formed in February 2006. Like most clubs it has seen its membership fluctuate over the years. When the hobby first went to the "no code tech" licensing system in the early ‘90's there was a drastic increase in the number of folks entering the hobby. For a while, the numbers have dwindled - we think in large part due to the widespread use of
cell phones and other communication devices. However, recently, we now see a renewed interest in the hobby with the move away from the Morse Code requirement.

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  789 4109

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


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Several items added to this page !

KY QSO Party !

June 3—4, 2023


Please be aware that the 2023 Kentucky QSO Party is coming up this weekend, of January 3rd and 4th. It starts 1300Z the 3rd and lasts until 0100Z June 4th.

For those that don’t speak UTC, that’s 9AM to PM on Saturday. 

For other states, this is a contest to see how many KY counties can be worked and how many KY contacts can be worked.  For those of us in KY, we just work everybody we can, though more KY counties adds to your score.

It’s a good way for you to work more states, counties and even countries. Plus it provides good experience for newcomers to the hobby to get used to operating on HF.

The only thing you need to provide to a contact is a signal report and your county.  This is where most of our club members have an advantage in that our counties are among the most wanted counties in the USA.  Martin, Lawrence, Pike, Johnson, Magoffin and Floyd counties are all sought after counties.  So get on the air this weekend and make some contacts and help out others collection counties.


 For more information plus the rules, go to this website.



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