Greater Louisville Hamfest 2016 – Bigger and Better

Mark your calendar for the Greater Louisville Hamfest coming up September 10. 2016

Greater Louisville Hamfest-2016 is packed with forums as we have the ARRL Kentucky State Convention. Three large rooms will be used for forums – the Adam Shepherd Room (48×20) and the John McDowell Ballroom (49×56) downstairs and the Henry Crist Room (46×38) upstairs. There’s plenty of seating for everyone! An elevator is available for upstairs access. This is our largest, most ambitious hamfest since 2004 – when we were first at PSCC! This is our 13th year at Paroquet Springs Conference Centre – A beautiful facility and a great staff!
Greater Louisville Hamfest-2016 is the largest Amateur Radio event of the year in Kentuckiana.

Hamfest Directions & Area Map

Talk-In: 146.700 MHz (PL Tone: 79.7 Hz) and 443.700 MHz (No PL Tone)

Paroquet Springs Conference Centre
395 Paroquet Springs Drive
Shepherdsville, KY 40165-6007

Paroquet Springs Conference Centre is just off I-65.

Going I-65 South: Take Exit 117 at Shepherdsville and turn right. Immediately get into the left lane. Turn left at the light. PSCC is on the left behind Sleep Inn & Suites.

Going I-65 North: Take Exit 117 toward Shepherdsville. Turn left and stay in the left lane. Turn left at the second stop light (at McDonald’s). PSCC is on the left behind Sleep Inn & Suites.


See more details and information here

2016 ARRL Field Day

2016 ARRL Field Day June 25 – 26, 2016

The Wilderness Road Amateur Radio Club will hold it’s field day activities at the Donnelly Company picnic area on Stewarts Lane (same location as last year).

Be sure to check out the Club Photo Album for great photos from our Field Day 2016 !!


Minutes – Meeting December 1. 2015

The Wilderness Road ARC met at 6PM at the Kentucky Depot Restaurant in Stanford for our annual Christmas Dinner. Twelve members and two guests attended. Present were KM4FRM, WD4LEW, KU4KD, KB4UPW, KE4INO, WQ4Z, KA4SWT, KK4IYY, K4UKB, K4FT, W9WA with wife Cathy, K4OH with son Robert.


Final Election Results

Elected to the board of directors:

George WQ4Z


Joel KU4KD

Bill W9WA

Elected Officers of the club:

President – John K4OH

Vice President – Marshall K4UKB

Secretary – Chris KG4UQL

Treasurer – Ken KM4FRM

Activities Director – John K4FT


Marshall K4UKB made a motion that the dues be raised to $20 per year and Family/Student dues will be $10 per year. The 12 members present unanimously agreed and all those who paid their dues at the meeting paid the new dues rate. There will be a vote at the January meeting and if passed the by-laws will be updated to reflect the new dues structure.

Field Day Results

WRARC finished first in KY out of the four stations that operated in the 2A class.

We finished eighth in the Division out of 24 stations and 87 of 384 stations in the nation. Well done!

KY QSO Party

WRARC operated from the club station for the KY QSO Party. We had 111 QSO’s and 44 Multipliers for a score of 8,800 points.

November Sweepstakes SSB contest

K4OH and K4FT operated from K4FT’s QTH using the club’s call. We had 150 contacts in all 83 ARRL sections for a “Clean Sweep”.



Next Meeting

6 PM Tuesday, January 5th – Danville Red Cross

VE testing

10AM Saturday January 23 – Danville Red Cross

2 Meter Net

Every Wednesday at 8PM EST – 145.310 with a sub audible tone of 100Hz

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Respectfully submitted by John K4FT – WRARC Secretary