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KMARC Christmas Dinner – Photos

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The annual KMARC Christmas Dinner was held on December 12th and was attended by nearly 50 people.  Below are a few photos from the event:

KMARC Christmas Dinner

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The Kentucky Mountains Amateur Radio Club, Inc. annual Christmas Dinner will be held Saturday Dec. 12th 7:00 PM at Your Place Restaurant at Vicco/Happy on KY 15 next to Napa Auto Parts.  All Amateur Radio Operators and their families are invited.  Price of meal is arround $8.00 person, 5 and under free plus $1.00 per person  tip.  When arriving please pay Jim Osborne, KA4AOU. You also need to let him know how many in your party are planning on coming in advance so enough food is prepared. You may  e-mail Him at
See You there,
Johnnie Brashear
KY4JLB President

Technician Class

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If you know of anyone that is interested in a Technician class, one will be starting at Hazard Veterans Center in October.
These are the date’s.
Tue, Oct 6, 6-9pm
Thur, Oct 8, 6-9pm
Tue, Oct, 20, 6-9pm
Thur, Oct, 22 6-9pm
Sat, Oct, 24, 9-12, Lunch 12-1, Test after Lunch.
For more information, contact Ernie (KK4LLG) at


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The 2015 Hazard Hamfest will be held on Sat. October 31, 2015.  It will be at the same site as last year’s event – The Hazard DAV #64, at 165 Industrial Drive.   $5 admission and $5 per table.  Contacts are Johnnie Brashear, KY4JLB, and Dacker Combs, KK4UUY,

2015 Hamfest

2014 Annual KMARC Hamfest

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Below are photographs taken at the annual KMARC Hamfest held at the DAV building in Hazard.


Field Day Gun Raffle Winner

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Congratulations to Jim Arnold of Blackey in Letcher County for winning the KMARC Shotgun Raffle!  The winning ticket was sold by Bert, (4)

Monthly KMARC Meeting

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The KMARC will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, January 13th, 6PM at the Perry County Public Library.

Snowfall Measuring Procedures

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Take a look at this link for information regarding the proper way to measure snowfall.

Photo Courtesy of Tony Edwards

Photo Courtesy of Tony Edwards

Hazard Hamfest Recap

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The Hazard Hamfest was held on Oct 26th sponsored by Kentucky Mountains Amateur Radio Club and was proud to unveil a new club trailer to be used on Field Day and during emergency operations as a Command Post for ARES Amateur Radio Operators and if needed to help Red Cross or other relief organizations with transport of needed supplies into a disaster area in Eastern Kentucky. An ARES Meeting of Region 4 Members was held immediately following the Hamfest. Shown in pictures are various vendors at the Hamfest displaying their equipment for sale. Operating talk-in from the new trailer was Father Mike Chowning N8TTR. In the pictures You can see him proudly showing Dave Smith ND4Y and Will Christman KK4NBU of the Harlan County Club the trailers features.

Submitted by KY4JLB Johnnie Brashear President Kentucky Mountains Amateur Radio Club.


Ride to the Summit

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On October 5th, 2013 the Harlan County Amateur Radio Club was involved in providing communication for the Cumberland Tourism, which held the 1st Ride to the Summit Bicycle Ride in which over 30 riders from other, more level, areas of the state and some from Knoxville, TN came with their bicycles to ride. The event started at 8 am in Cumberland and went to Loyall, then back through Cumberland and on to the top of Big Black Mountain then back down the steep mountain grade to Cumberland which was approximately a 70 mile trip.  There were members of the Harlan Club stationed along the route to call in as bikes arrived and departed from SAG (Support and Gear) Stations along the route, which had water, snacks, and restrooms available.  All bikes and Amateur Operators concluded around 3:30 pm and the sponsors had dinner for everyone and a debriefing was held.  There were no incidents and everyone including Hams had a great time.

Communications were handled as training for ARES with a Command Post established.  Communication was done via the Harlan and Black Mountain Repeaters.

ARES Members working the event were:


AF4YJ      Wayne Hensley EC Harlan County

KC4FNV   Steve Tolliver

KK4NBU  Will Christman IV

KJ4FVY    Mike Kelly

KK4MKG  Terri Kelly

KK4AJB    Joe Takacs

K4AVX      John Farler Region 4 ASEC

KY4JLB    Johnnie Brashear DEC Dist 10

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