ARRL Sections - Kansas



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Ron Cowan- KBØDTI Section Manager
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                                                                                     Updated Apr 5                                                                                                         Photos Updated Nov 11

K0WPM- Bill Matthes, Concordia, is now a Silent Key


The new year is here.
A blank slate ready to be filled in by you. What will you do  with
Amateur Radio in 2014 ? Will you contest, rag chew with DX, work a
public service event or two or three ? Will you make it out for Field
Day and the club picnic ? Did you miss out on the hidden transmitter
hunt last time ? Back the car in so they will think you’re an old
pro. Maybe this is the year you can head up a committee or club event
that everyone will enjoy.

Are you ready to get on the air ?
With the W1AW/X stations going on the air we have an opportunity for
some fun once in a lifetime operating. W1AW Worked All States is
certainly doable. Kansas will have the call sign W1AW/0 in late
February and again in the fall. This is also a great chance for club
stations to put together challenge awards for most points, most W1AW
stations worked,  etc.  Front page of the  ARRL website has an
indicator of what states are currently QRV. More info is available

The year is just getting underway and there are so many things we can



de KBØSQQ: Elk County Amateur Radio Society will be holding an amateur radio exam testing session for all levels on March 1, 2014 at the Independence Community College West Campus in Room # 107 at 2615 W.  Main St., Independence, KS 67301. The test session starts at 1:00 p.m. Walk in will be allowed. If you are a currently license you will need to bring a photocopy of your amateur Radio license & your legal photo ID. The cost is $15.00 for the exam. If you have any questions you can contact Sherry Tuggle at 316-253-9730 or 

Waypoint Amateur Radio Club has a D-Star repeater in the Kansas City
area- WA0RC.  It is a 70 cm D-Star repeater  on  442.525 MHz. The
system is internet connected and should now appear on the D-Star list.
Waypoint ARC is the Garmin club in Olathe.

Freeze Your Keys.  This year the event will be on February 15, from 8
am to 4 pm at Weston Bend State Park near Weston, Missouri.  The event
is sponsored by Kickapoo QRP ARC.  Frequencies monitored will be
14.325, 14.065, 7.240, and 7.035 MHz.  The station call will be W0EBB.

Newton ARC elected officers this fall:  David- WX0DH, President;
John-KR0L, Vice-President and Jeanne- KS0JG, Secretary/Treasurer.

Manhattan Area Amateur Radio Society has new officers.
After several years Brian-KC0DWX has stepped down as President.
Leadership for 2014 is: Mark-KC0QAS, President;  Jim-KD0NQQ,
Vice-President; NG0H-Gordon, Secretary;  KCØYJN- Christine, Treasurer

Elk County Amateur Radio Society WXØEK is operating a Kansas Day special event on Jan. 29 from 1500 UTC to 2100 UTC on or near 14.250 mHz
Their Facebook page will have updates during the day.
QSL: WXØEK with SASE to the address on

Kansas Day Special Event sponsored by Santa Fe Trail ARC.  January 25, 10:00-15:00 CST from the Mahaffie Heritage Center in Olathe (Kansas City Rd & Ridgeview ).  Target Freqs: 28.320, 21.320, 14.250,   10.115, 7.250 MHz.. Look for KS0KS.

Newton ARC elected officers this fall. They are:  David- WXØDH, President; John-KRØL, Vice-President and Jeanne- KSØJG, Secretary/Treasurer.

WØBH and KBØRWI report QSO Party logs have been counted up, 247 were submitted this year. Plaques have been shipped. Certificates are individually crafted and will take longer so please be patient. 

Emporia ARS operated their annual Veterans Day special event with call sign KØV. Emporia State University club station was the primary site with operators KDØOIX, Dwight Moore, KDØQOQ,  Sean Claridge, a student at ESU, and Don Johnson, AA0ØDF. The group made 138 contacts during the event.

JOCO RAC fall outing and auction at Ensor Park and Museum was a wonderful weekend of friendship and radio.  Nearly 40 members and friends attended the campfire and picnic Friday nite. WØPWJ and NØENO brought out the SATERN communications truck for the weekend. The special event station operated in the SATERN truck and used the museums antenna.  The Saturday auction was also well attended, as it always is, and there was a wide assortment of equipment once again. You could have gone home with a QRP transceiver, a laptop or any number of small bags filled with receiver modules or boards for your imagination.  It would have been possible for an experienced ham to find everything needed to build a repeater. These are some of the folks that did the heavy lifting making the event run smoothly: KØSLM, KDØOYQ, KDØOBP, WB7FIM, WAØCBWs XYL Rosie, WØDEW and KCØBS.


November  2013 Reports

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NET ACTIVITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kansas.Nets-------Sessions---Check-in--messages------Managers. --------------
NB0Z ------------------0-----00-------00--------0----------00
Categories>>>> 1.   2.    3.    4.   5.   6. Totals                                                              ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ KB0DTI Ron      40   32   20    0   0   0   92

Emergency Contacts:
State RACES Officer:

SATERN Liaison: Rich Britain-NØENO             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-------- N0KFS Dy. 6:30 PM* 3920 kHz
Ks Phone Net----------- N0KFS MWF 6:45 AM 3920 kHz
Ks Phone Net----------- N0KFS 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. 7:32 PM 3547 kHz
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TENTH REGION NET REPORT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

60  Sessions (QNI)check-ins ?? 197 (QTC)messages, KS represented 45 % of net sessions by K0PY and NBØZ
Dave W0SS/Mgr. Meets daily at 7:45PM and 9:30PM on 3.562 MHz

00  Sessions, ??? (QNI)check-ins,   000 (QTC) messages, KS represented  0   % of net sessions by: 
Meets M-F 10:00A on 7280 Jerry KCØVTT/Mgr.

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

Mine Creek ARC----------4-----------20--------0------KB0DTI
WheatState Wrls ---------4-----------37---------0------KB0DTI
Pilot Knob ARC-----------0-----------00---------0------KC0JCQ
Central Kansas QCWA--5-----------30---------0------N0LL
US Center ARC-----------4-----------20---------0------N0LL
Wheat Shocker------------0-----------00---------0------Feed Back
Wheat Shocker 440-------0-----------00---------0------Feed Back

Western Kansas 160-----3-----------92---------0------KD0EZS

Room for more here :

Kansas Information Website, Kansas QSO Party, Club Resources

Kansas Officials