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Contact Information

Section Name:
Ron Cowan- KBØDTI Section Manager
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Basic Information


                                                                                           Updated Dec 25

 Silent Keys

KYØF- Eddy Paul, Lenexa  Dec 18

NØOBY- John Smith, Hutchinson  Nov 22,

KØLND- Freddy A. Storer, Offerle  Nov 13

WBØESV- Martin Beck, Wichita  Nov 9

KFØPN- Myron Steinert, New Strawn Sep 30

KØRY- Harvey Tewes, Salina Aug 6

NØADB- Mchael Brown, Kansas City  Aug 4


Around The Section  

Parsons Area Amateur Radio Club held an outdoor activity dayNovember 9 th at Neosho State lake North of Parsons. Bob-AE0AQ handled the foodservice operating for the dozen that braved the cold. Joe-W0MQY and Jack-WA0CFD brought out a QRP station and antennas. Mike-WA0GLS on the other hand made contacts from his motor home. President Rick-W0RT provided a variety of CW instruments for the operation.  Thanks to W0RT for the report.  

Mine Creek ARC Hamfest is February 1 st at LaCygne.  Opens at 9AM Contact Ron-KB0DTI    913-757-3758

Jack Di Palo-WZ1Y of Leawood is now our Section Youth Coordinator. He is a Blue Valley Student and active in DX as well as contesting. 

Richard-KØRCJ is now Net Manager for Kansas Sideband Net and Kansas Phone Net. Reports should be sent to him starting with November work. 

Pilot Knob and Wichita ARCs Participated with Harvey Houses On The Air Special Event. Pilot Knob ARC set up at Fred Harveys home in Leavenworth and used WØH as their call sign. They even had a visit from the Harvey Girls. Pete-WØCCJ coordinated PKARC's effort. Down line in Wichita, WARC secured permission to operate from the Great Plains Railroad Museum across the road from the Union Station. The radio station was set up on the railroad bridge over Douglas Street. They used club call WØSOE. It's not often we can operate with a steam engine on one side and a Diesel on the other. The steamer held up the antenna!

Due to winter propagation we are moving the evening Section nets up one hour. Effective November 4th the Weather net will begin at 5PM followed by Sideband Net at 5:30 and at the conclusion of the Sideband Net the Weather Net will reconvene and pick up additional stations. We expect this schedule to continue into February.

Western Kansas 160m Net invites your check-in.                                             Tuesday evenings 9pm central time\ 8pm mountain time on 1.960 MHz LSB. This net has check-ins from many states.  

Kansas Slow Speed Net is held Mondays at 7:30 on (or near) 3547 KHz. Our host is WDØESF- Mike in Medicine Lodge.

Wichita Amateur Radio Club is holding a DMR net Sundays at 5:45 PM on 145.17 repeater, color code 3, talk group 31204.

====================================================================                       October 2019 Reports

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NET ACTIVITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kansas.Nets-------Sessions---Check-in--messages------Managers. --------------
Ks.Sideband.Net----------31-------648---49----- Open
Ks.AM.Weather.Net------31-------681----640-----WD0BWE- Don
----800-----WD0BWE- Don

NB0Z ------------------0------5--------30--------0---------35
~~~~~~~~~~~PUBLIC SERVICE HONOR ROLL(PSHR)~~~~~~~~~                                 
Categories>>>>   1.   2.    3.    4.   5.   6.   T  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

KB0DTI Ron          40   33   20   0   0     0      93
NB0Z   James        40   35   10   0   0     0      85    

Room for more doers here:

Emergency Contacts:

SATERN Liaison: Herb-NZØF & Diana-KDØOBP, Prairie Village. Kansas and Western MO Division Net Tuesdays 8:30 pm on 3.820+/- 10   PSK31 Tuesdays 9:00pm on 3.5795U

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

Ks Sideband Net-------- K0RCJ     Dy. 6:30 PM 3920 kHz
Ks Phone Net-----------  K0RCJ     MWF 6:45 AM 3920 kHz
Ks Phone Net-----------  K0RCJ      S,S 8:00 AM 3920 kHz
Ks AM Weather Net------ WD0BWE Dy 7:00 AM 3920 kHz
Ks Weather Net--------- WD0BWE Dy. 6:00 PM 3920 kHz
Central States Tfc Net--KC5MP 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

In winter evening nets begin at 5:00 PM due to propagation

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

  October  2019
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ KANSAS INDEPENDENT NETS~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mine Creek ARC----------5-----------28--------0------KB0DTI
Wheat State Wrls ---------4----------25---------0------KB0DTI
Central Kansas QCWA--0-----------00---------0------N0LL
US Center ARC-----------
Wheat Shocker------------0-----------00---------0------Feedback
Wheat Shocker Fusion-------0-----------00---------0------Feedback
Independence ARC-------0-------------0---------0-----K1ISH                                           Pilot Knob ARC------------0------------00---------0-----QRZ                                           South East KS ARC------0------------00---------0-----KA0EGE                                         Reno CO ARA ------------0-----------00----------0------K0RCJ                                Wichita ARC ------------0----------000----------0------KF0M                                        Western Kansas 160-----0----------000---------0------KD0EZS
K-Link Systerm------------0----------000----------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

  • Richard Johnson

    State Government Liaison

    Richard C. Johnson K0RCJ

  • William Brinker

    Technical Coordinator

    William R. Brinker WA0CBW

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  • Jack Di Palo

    Section Youth Coordinator

    Jack F. Di Palo WZ1Y