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Contact Information

Section Name:
Ron Cowan- KBØDTI Section Manager
Daytime Phone:
Evening Phone:

Basic Information


                                                                                           Updated  Oct 30

 Silent Keys

WØUTS-Bert Voth, Minneapolis Sep 19

KAØENS-Gordon Tempero, Topeka Sep 4

WØTLC-Terry Constant, Overland Park  Jul 24

KØBAJ-Gary Drussel, Garden City    Jul 21

W2EZ / WØDKB- Duane Brown, Wichita  Jul 15


 Around The Section                                                                          

Due to winter propagation and changing our clocks we are moving the evening Section nets up one hour. Effective Sunday November 1st the Weather net will begin at 5 PM 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. Frequency remains the same, 3920 KHz or up 500 cycles to accommodate neighbors. This will be the schedule until late February or March.

Our QSO Party is August 29-30.  Operating times are: Saturday 9A to 9P and Sunday 9A to 3P. Exchange is your 3 letter county abbreviation. You can find all the info on the official website Kent, KB0RWI built for the event:

James, NB0Z has stepped down as QKS Manager after 14 years of dedicated service to the Kansas Section and National Traffic System. His work life has changed and precludes his daily involvement in Amateur Radio. James was also our liaison to Tenth Region Traffic Net, bringing messages in and taking messages out of Kansas. Thank you James-dit dit

QKS (our CW net) meets nightly at 7PM and 10PM on 3.547 MHz

Reno County ARA and Valley Center ARC hamfests are both cancelled for this year. Both clubs are looking forward to holding their respective events in 2021.

2020 officers for M.A.A.R.S: President Ryan-AD0TZ; VP Mike-W9MPA;           Treas. Suzanne-W0MMA; Secretary Bill-WS0I. Club PIO is Ashley-KE0IQV.

Santa Fe Trail put a Kansas Day Special Event station on the air January 25th from the antenna farm of KØDDS near Gardner. 8 Ops made more than 120 contacts that included Alaska during the event. Gardner Newspaper did a full page story on the clubs activity.

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.

====================================================================                       May 2020 Reports

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NET ACTIVITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kansas.Nets-------Sessions---Check-in--messages------Managers. --------------
Ks.Sideband.Net----------31-------566---31----- K0RCJ- Richard
K0RCJ- Richard 

Ks.AM.Weather.Net------31-------916----884-----WD0BWE- Don
---938-----WD0BWE- Don

NB0Z ------------------0-----11--------25--------0---------36
~~~~~~~~~~~PUBLIC SERVICE HONOR ROLL(PSHR)~~~~~~~~~                                 
Categories>>>>   1.   2.    3.    4.   5.   6.   T  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

KB0DTI Ron          40   40   20   0   0     0     100
NB0Z   James        00   00   10   0   0     0      71                                                  K0RCJ  Richard     40   40   30   0   0    30B   140         


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-S 12:30 PM 7253
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

  May 2020
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ KANSAS INDEPENDENT NETS~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mine Creek ARC----------4-----------11--------0------KB0DTI
Wheat State Wrls ---------5----------40---------0------KB0DTI
Central Kansas QCWA--4-----------46---------0------K0RCJ
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 ------------4-----------58----------0------K0RCJ                                Wichita ARC ------------4----------183----------0------K0RCJ                                            Wichita ARC Fusion ------4-----------37----------0------K0RCJ                               Wichita ARC  DMR---------4-----------33---------0------K0RCJ                                       Great Salt Plains------------0-----------00--------0------K0RCJ                                Atchison Co ARS--------4-----------37--------2------KE0DL                                       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