Gateway Amateur Radio Club, Mount Sterling, Kentucky

  • March Meeting Recap

    Wow! How lucky are we? A great group of people got together and we got some great advice from a long time fellow and expert. Thanks to Dave, K4TO, who skimmed the intro course and gave some practical pointers on RF propagation and antenna arrangement. We learned about antenna performance at different elevations and compared […]

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  • Repeater Upgrade

    It’s been a long time coming, the Mount Sterling repeater officially has E-Power enabled! This is a huge upgrade to our machine. Two deep-cycle 6 volt 225 amp hour batteries in series make the backup power supply needed to provide 12 volts of uninterrupted electricity. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS)! A Duracomm 35A power supply […]

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  • February 1 Meeting Recap

    Thanks to all who attended the Gateway Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting! Jesse, N4JES gave an intro to digital modes including DStar, DMR, and Fusion. Hopefully we will have overcome some of the beginner’s learning obstacles that we all face in the complex world of digital operation. We had 17 people show up for 3 […]

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  • Winter Field Day Recap 2023

    Many thanks to John and Debby for opening their farm for anyone wishing to set up radio gear. Thanks to Shanna for taking some great pics. It was a beautiful day, a little breezy and just below 50 degrees F, the sun was plentiful and the skies were clear. The farm enjoys a great vantage […]

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  • Net List

    Many thanks to Brian, KM4VEG, for taking the time to compile a sheet of nets in Kentucky. Making an up-to-date list is a lot of work, kudos to Brian in all that he does!

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  • Winter Field Day

    January 28-29, 2023 Right around the corner, Winter Field Day is surely happening! When: January 28-29, 2023, 2:00 PM – 2:00PM What to bring: Check out a sample below. This is not a definitive list. Bring what suits you! Where: John and Debby’s Farm ANTENNAS, COAX, MAST: RADIO:RadioHeadsetDesk micHand micHand PTT switchFoot PTT switchSwitching power […]

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  • March 6, 2023 – Meeting

    We will be attending the Bluegrass Amateur Radio Society meeting. The focus will be on Skywarn spotter certification. Monday, March 6, 2023 at 6:00 PM. BARS meets at the Red Cross Building on Newtown Pike in Lexington, KY every 1st Monday at 6:00 PM if you are ever interested attending or joining.

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  • January 2023 Meeting Recap

    A great way to start a new year is by programming some fun! We managed to take the ideas we had and applied those to a rough calendar. Below is the notes which KD4ADJ penciled for us. Proposed club projects and activities list  Please visit our new calendar for more details.

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  • October Meeting 2022

    The GO-KIT meeting was awesome!!  Thank you everyone for participating.

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  • November Meeting 2022 Slim Jim J-pole Build

    The Slim-Jim j-pole antenna build meeting was the best meeting yet!!  Thank you everyone for participating.

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  • October in Review

    Originally Published November 12, 2022 Greetings everyone! Life is fast, we should know! We knocked the activities category out of the stadium this past October, and a brief review is in order. I know, I’ve been slacking on keeping up with writing for the website and better late than never is fitting for my tardy […]

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