Grant: Southern Area 2-Meter Repeater Coverage

Date: September 2022
Amount: $13,000

The Northern Kentucky Amateur Radio Club (NKARC/K4CO), along with the Kentucky District 7 Amateur Radio Emergency Team, Inc., serves amateur radio operators in Northern Kentucky with repeater coverage as well as monthly educational meeting programs and weekly informative nets. Currently, NKARC has four repeaters all within a 15-mile radius of their served counties and the Greater Cincinnati metro area. Families are moving to more rural areas, however, and these areas often don’t have repeater coverage.

In order to better cover these areas with NKARC’s 2-meter and 70-cm repeaters, including the southern portion of Boone County as well as Grant, Gallatin, Owen, and Pendleton Counties, NKARC will use this grant to move two of the club’s repeaters to a newly available radio tower. This will entail adding antennas to the existing tower and providing connectivity to the existing structure on sight where the repeaters will be re-located.

This project will require one or two tower climbers to climb the 183’ tower to install the newly purchased antennas. The equipment will be purchased from and the installation will be performed by Mobilcomm, a local telecommunications company who has long supported the amateur radio community in Northern Kentucky. NKARC’s repeaters have always been freely available to all amateur radio operators who wish to use them.

This grant is fiscally sponsored by Kentucky District 7 Amateur Radio Emergency Team, Inc.

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