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Section Name:
Ron Cowan- KBØDTI Section Manager
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Basic Information


                                                                                        Updated Jan 23

 Silent Keys

WØKKS- Daniel Cox, Liberal

KCØKJL- Karen Hess, Liberal

KBØSHB- Stan Weir, Haysville

KCØHRM- Carl Brewer, Paola

WAØEAF- Gary Mayfield, Marquette

KAØBHO-Terry Hoss, Topeka

NØQMB-Jim Lasseter, Spring Hill

KØDIX-Fred Gamer, Salina

NEØS- George Tomlinson, Alma (Also held KØBHP and NJØF)

WØOYH- Orlan Q Cook, Shawnee


Around The Section

Mine Creek Hamfest  February 3 Downtown LaCygne at the Community Building.  Opens at Nine. D&L will be there as will Northwall Tinkerers and Experimenters. There will be a couple of guys building coax jumpers too. Need more info about Novice Rig Round Up? Doug will be there to answer those questions. For info. contact KBØ  or 913-757-3758   TI 147.285

In W.A.R.C. Grounded Grid KD0WAT details his and KD0WAUs successful portable operation at Teter Rock near Cassoday for our QSO party. Their mixed mode effort pulled in 273 contacts.

At Johnson County RAC meeting N0GSG, WA0CBW and KY0F demonstrated methods of soldering that included surface mount techniques.

Wichita Area Hamfest was very well attended this year and all the tables were full of interesting items.  W.A.R.C. brought in the Yaesu Rep., there was a YL meeting and the cap people were back as well. Valley Center club did a great job putting the event together.                                                          

Johnson County is running a Fusion C4FM net on 440 with good participation.                                                                                                  

Wichita area amateurs have been exploring FLDIGI for emergency communications and coordinating using 146.79 in a net format.

Johnson County is running a Fusion C4FM net on 440 with good participation.

Hiawatha ARC is celebrating 50 years as a club in 2016, 49 as a League affiliate.

Ladies Net Tuesdays at 8PM on the Derby 146.85 and 442.325 Wichita repeaters and the Kan-Okla system. Barb-KDØWAU is Net Manager.

K-Link Link repeater system net Saturday nights at 9PM. Hosted by Chuck-NØMXI from Minneapolis, check-ins are taken by region and all stations afterwards. Dial up your local K-Link station and see who else is there.


Fred Fish Memorial Award                                                                                      Many of you know Larry Lambert-NØLL from Smith Center is a serious VHF enthusiast. Recently he completed a journey that began more than 30 years ago. Late in August Larry worked the final continental U.S. grid square on 6 meters in his quest for the Fred Fish Memorial Award.   33 years, 8 months it took to make contact in all 488 grid squares in the 48 contiguous states.While traveling through Omaha Larry met with WN0L who checked his cards. With that part of the process complete the application was then submitted to ARRL HQ. On October 12 Larry earned FFMA# 6. He used old school techniques and determination to reach this goal. Fred Fish Memorial Award was created in honor of Fred Fish, W5FF (SK), who is the first amateur to have accomplished this feat.  Congratulations Larry !

====================================================================                October  2017 Reports

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NET ACTIVITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kansas.Nets-------Sessions---Check-in--messages------Managers. --------------
Ks.Sideband.Net----------31-------698----53----- Open
Ks.AM.Weather.Net------31-------872----788-----WB0YWZ- Louie
----817-----WB0YWZ- Louie
NB0Z ------------------0-----43-------37--------1---------81
~~~~~~~~~~~PUBLIC SERVICE HONOR ROLL(PSHR)~~~~~~~~~                                 
Categories>>>>   1.   2.    3.    4.   5.   6.   T  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

KB0DTI Ron          40   40   20  5   0     0    105

Room for more doers here:

Emergency Contacts:

SATERN Liaison: Rich Britain-NØENO  Lenexa   Kansas and Western MO Division Net Tuesdays 8:30 pm on 3.820+/- 10   PSK31 Tuesdays 9:00pm on 3.5795U
MARS Liaison: John Halladay- KAØJMO, Lawrence

Kansas MARS: Mike Woolverton- WBØZPW, Overland Park

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~KANSAS ARRL NTS NETS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ks Sideband Net-------- OPEN     Dy. 6:30 PM 3920 kHz
Ks Phone Net-----------  OPEN     MWF 6:45 AM 3920 kHz
Ks Phone Net----------- OPEN      S,S 8:00 AM 3920 kHz
Ks AM Weather Net------ WB0YWZ Dy 7:00 AM 3920 kHz
Ks Weather Net--------- WB0YWZ Dy. 6:00 PM 3920 kHz
Central States Tfc Net--KY0O M-F 12:30 PM 7253.5 kHz
QKS CW NTS Tfc Net----- NB0Z Dy 7:00 PM 3547 kHz
QKS CW NTS Tfc Net----- NB0Z Dy 10:00 PM 3547 kHz
QKS-SS Slow Speed Net-- WD0ESF Mon. 7:30 PM 3547 kHz
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TENTH REGION NET REPORT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

XX  Sessions,  XXX (QTC)messages, KS represented XX % of net sessions by  NBØZ
Dave W0SS/Mgr. Meets daily at 7:45PM and 9:30PM on 3.562 MHz

KS represented  Ø % of net sessions.   Position: OPEN. Ask me about it.
Meets M-W-F 10:00A on 7280

-------------------------------------------------------------                                                        Digital Rep:  OPEN

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ KANSAS INDEPENDENT NETS~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mine Creek ARC----------4-----------24--------0------KB0DTI
Wheat State Wrls ---------4----------26---------0------KB0DTI
Central Kansas QCWA--4-----------29---------0------N0LL
US Center ARC-----------
Wheat Shocker------------0-----------00---------0------
Wheat Shocker 440-------0-----------00---------0------

Independence ARC-------0-------------0---------0-----K1ISH

Pilot Knob ARC------------0------------00---------0-----QRZ

South East KS ARC------0------------00---------0-----KA0EGE

Reno CO ARA ------------5----------115----------0------K0RCJ

Western Kansas 160-----0----------000---------0------KD0EZS
K-Link Systerm------------5----------115----------0------N0MXI 

Room for more here :

Kansas Information Website, Kansas QSO Party, Club Resources , Ensor Museum and Park

Kansas Officials

  • Ron Cowan

    Section Manager,
    Section Traffic Manager

    Ron D. Cowan KB0DTI

  • Laurance Staples

    Public Info Coordinator

    Laurance S. Staples W0AIB

  • Michael Stewart

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Michael D. Stewart N0TU

  • Richard Johnson

    State Government Liaison

    Richard C. Johnson K0RCJ

  • William Brinker

    Technical Coordinator

    William R. Brinker WA0CBW

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