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Ron Cowan- KBØDTI Section Manager
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Basic Information


                                                                                        Updated June 5

 Silent Keys

KØDIX-Fred Gamer, Salina

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

WØOYH- Orlan Q Cook, Shawnee

WMØU- Robert W. Good, Berryton

NØGRG- Don Rixon, Lawrence

NØLS - Mel Seematter, Marysville

WØFN- William C. Jones, Overland Park

KDØBNQ- Brian Pintenich, Lenexa

WØDOB- Darrell Batchman, Greatbend

WØTM- Gary Yantis, Shawnee


Around The Section

Update: Western Kansas Ham Gathering is re-scheduled for June 3.

The Western Kansas Ham Gathering for 2017 will be held April 29th. This event is sponsored by Sand Hills ARC and Western Kansas ARC. Held at Matt-KDØEZS QTH in Tribune, a full day of activities is scheduled. Swap set up at 10A, Dinner at Noon, presentations and discussions begin at 1P.(Mountain Time) This is a covered dish with the clubs providing smoked pork.

Contact: Matt Matthes-  call or text 620-376-8241   or  Rod Hogg

McPherson ARC coordinating Chisholm Trail event in Kansas. WDØEUF tells us about it: 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the CHISHOLM CATTLE TRAIL.  An ARC in the Fort Worth, TX area has organized a special event for the celebration.  The event will last from April 25 to 30.  They have been issued seven 1X1 calls (W5A-G) to be used along the trail by amateur groups. In 1867 Abilene, KS was the first Rail head in KS to be used. I will be the contact for operations from the old depot in Abilene.  We have been assigned the call W5A for use during the event. 

It should be a challenge to work all seven special event locations along the 900 miles of the trail.  All amateurs are welcome to come and operate from the Abilene site during the event.  Contact me by K-Link,E-Mail or cell phone to coordinate time and date you would like to operate.

Johnson County’s 2017 VHF Shootout drew 10 participants. The antennas ranged from stock duckies to tape measure Yagi’s on the indoor range. Charlie NØCVW’s home brew 3-element tape-measure Yagi won over the others. A requirement was that the antenna be mounted to the radio.

Pilot Knob’s Freeze Your Keys QRP Event held outdoors the middle of February found a lot of DX at 5 watts or less. WØERI and NØTU provided Food service for the annual outing.

Jackson County ARC has been re-activated. Officers for 2017 are:                  Richard Smith-WØQGS President; John Zempel-KG4ØLG VP; Ross McClain-AAØMM Secretary/Treasurer; Huck Keithline-KØHK Activities Manager.           Look for activity on the Holton 146.775 Repeater.. 

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

A Ladies Net is being held Tuesdays at 8PM on the Derby 146.85 and 442.325 Wichita repeaters and the Kan-Okla system. Barb-KDØWAU is Net Manager. Dial it up !

K-Link linked repeater system has a net on 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 !

====================================================================               January  2017 Reports

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NET ACTIVITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kansas.Nets-------Sessions---Check-in--messages------Managers. --------------
Ks.AM.Weather.Net------31-------716----666-----WB0YWZ- Louie
----729-----WB0YWZ- Louie
NB0Z ------------------0-----59-------48--------0---------107
~~~~~~~~~~~PUBLIC SERVICE HONOR ROLL(PSHR)~~~~~~~~~                                 
Categories>>>>   1.   2.    3.    4.   5.   6.   T  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

KB0DTI Ron          40   37   20   0   0     0    97

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-------- KB0PPQ Dy. 6:30 PM 3920 kHz
Ks Phone Net-----------  KB0PPQ MWF 6:45 AM 3920 kHz
Ks Phone Net----------- KB0PPQ 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--KE0DL 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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

00  Sessions,  00 (QTC)messages, KS represented 00 % 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,  Cory KCØYNS/Mgr.

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

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

Mine Creek ARC----------4-----------28--------0------KB0DTI
Wheat State Wrls ---------4----------26---------0------KB0DTI
Central Kansas QCWA--4-----------30---------0------N0LL
US Center ARC-----------
Wheat Shocker------------0-----------00---------0------
Wheat Shocker 440-------0-----------00---------0------

Independence ARC-------5------------29---------0-----K1ISH

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

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

Western Kansas 160-----0----------000---------0------KD0EZS
NCK ARES\ K-Link-------4-----------92----------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

  • William Brinker

    Technical Coordinator

    William R. Brinker WA0CBW

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  • Richard Johnson

    State Government Liaison

    Richard C. Johnson K0RCJ