ARRL Sections - Nebraska



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Section Name:
Matthew N. Anderson
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Nebraska State Fair Needs Help.


Would love it if we could get the following message out to all the Amateur Radio Operators in the State of Nebraska:  

Once again the Nebraska Ham community will be represented at the Nebraska State Fair.

We are always looking for volunteers to come and join in the fun. We get to not only promote our hobby but help our fellow Nebraskans at the same time. It’s a great time to practice our emergency communications in situation that range from the casual search for missing adults and children to reporting emergency medical calls. We have been complimented on our assistance in helping medical personnel reach the site of an accident.

Additional compliments have been reported from the tractor drivers that pull the large people transports for our assistance in getting them through large crowds safely. The past couple of years we have also assisted with the 6pm daily parade crowds.  

All that we require is that you be a member in good standing of ANY Amateur Radio Club and that you be willing to work at least a 4 hour shift. If you commit to a 4 hour shift we will provide you with a free Gate Pass. (See instructions below for getting your pass.) Your welcome to arrive before your shift and stay long after we conclude for the day.

We utilize the Lime Green or Yellowish vests that say “Amateur Radio Emergency Communications” on the back. They are similar to the ones you can purchase from the ARRL site. We have a few, and I do seriously mean a few, of the vests that we can loan out to volunteers. If you have one of your own it would certainly be advisable to bring yours. If your vest is tattered and torn you may want to consider purchasing a new one as we are representing all Amateur Radio Operators in the state and we want to present the best image possible.  

Signup sheet and schedule is now online at However it is a brand new system that we are using this year and I do expect there to be a few bumps along the road.

If you have any trouble using the online sign up form please email me at The new system should allow us to better track volunteer hours and provide each volunteer with a personal accounting they can later use for tax purposes. It will require that first time volunteers sign up for a free account. System will log hours donated as well as miles driven.   When you sign up for a shift you will be greeted by a Username and Password screen.

If you have not already registered with the system you will need to do so before you can continue. There is a very small ‘Register’ link located at the bottom of the Login screen that will allow you to sign up.   At present we don’t have enough man power to be on the fairground from 8AM to Midnight so it’s important that you note the schedule posted online. Schedule is apt to change from time to time so please make sure you sign up.

If a scheduled shift is deleted and you are signed up for it you will be notified by email. If you come at an hour we aren’t scheduled you may or may not find anyone monitoring the State Fair repeater.  Feel free to use it as an Open Repeater any time that an actual State Fair net is not in progress.

There are a limited number of spots available however I would be more than happy to open up more slots to accommodate any overflowing of volunteers. I would love to have the wonderful problem of having to deal with too many volunteers.   This could also be a great club project and would certainly entertain the idea of letting a clubs sponsor a day by providing all the volunteers. We would find a location where we could put your clubs small banner representing your club as the hosting club of the day.   We utilize two repeaters.

The 146.94 repeater for Talk-In and the 145.4150 Repeater for Net Operations and assisting with passing out Gate Passes. In the past it has worked out very well to hand out the Gate Passes to volunteers directly at the gate.

After you get a parking spot just call in on the 145.415 Repeater and let us know which gate you are coming in. If you’re not sure of the gate number your coming in hopefully you can direct us by giving a general direction, North, South, East or West that your parked from the fair grounds. Parking is free….for the most part. There are individuals that sell parking spaces in their front yards and vacant lots that are not associated with the fair. After we determine which gate your coming in we will have one of our volunteers meet you at that gate with an appropriate amount of tickets.

If you come before your shift and no one is on the grounds, and you don’t already have a Gate Pass, you may have to wait until one of us can get to you.  You can ask around on the .94 Repeater and/or the .415 machine as to who can provide you with a pass. We have several volunteers in  town that have the authority to issue Gate Passes and would be more than happy to meet you someplace.

If you decide not to wait and go ahead and pay the Gate Fee yourself we can’t reimburse you. However we will certainly provide a Gate Pass to you that day for any upcoming schedules you may be signed up for. Do not ask the people taking tickets to provide you with a free pass.   If you have any questions, or I have left out some important information, please feel free to email me with any request.

There are too many situations that could arise for me to address them all in an email.  

146.94000  W0CU0  RM 123.0 PL 123.0 PL W0CUO GI Grand Island

Centennial Towers  145.41500  W0CUO  RM 123.0 PL 123.0 PL W0CUO GI Nebraska State Fair     


Sincerely,   Stan Coleman – N0YXV Amateur Radio Volunteer Coordinator Nebraska State Fair 







 Nebraska Section Traffic Manager

  NET REPORTS for January 2015

Nebraska 40 Meter Net Sessions 18 QNI 255 0QTC Reported by KW0R

Nebraska Cornhusker Net Sessions 30 QNI 370 QTC 5 Reported by K0CWW

Nebraska CW Net Sessions 18 QNI 34 QTC 10 Reported by AA0W

Nebraska Morning Phone Net Sessions 26 QNI 1651 QTC 76 Reported by KA0DOC

Nebraska Storm Net Sessions 31 QNI 1804 QTC 26 Reported by AG0L

One Sixty Meter Weather Net Dec 2014 Nov 2014 Sessions 26 30 14 QNI 671 719 350 QTC 0 0 0 Reported by KA0RKB

West Nebraska Net Sessions 27 QNI 1426 QTC 297 Reported by K0RRL

Buffalo County ARES Sessions 4 QNI 24 QTC 0 Reported by WA0LST

Dawson County ARES Sessions QNI QTC Reported by WA0LST

Dodge County ARES  Sessions 4 QNI 36 QTC 3 Reported by K0VLA

Eastern Nebraska ARES  Net Sessions 31 QNI 858 QTC 0 Reported by N0GMA

Mid-Nebraska ARES Net Sessions 14 QNI 126 QTC 1 Reported by KC0MWM

NPPARC Sessions QNI QTC Reported by WD0D

Platte Valley 2-Meter Net Sessions 4 QNI 32 QTC 0 Reported by KW0R

W0IRZ Memorial ARES Net Sessions 4 QNI 66 QTC 3 Reported by W0WHY

Elkhorn Valley ARC Sessions QNI QTC Reported by  KD0JE

Net Report Legend: Sessions=Number of times net called, QNI=Number of Station Check-ins, QTC=Formal Traffic Count • Traffic Count: KA0DBK: PSHR Total = 86   Traffic Count: K0PTK:  PSHR Total = 115  K0PTK: Orig:0 ; Rcvd:62; Sent:251;  Dlvd:0  for Total of 313                         

Nebraska Section Nets   Net name frequency meets time CDT time utc

40 Meter Net 7.282 Daily 1300

1800 Cornhusker Net 3.982 Daily 1230 1730

CW Traffic Net 3.540 M-F 1900 0000

Morning Phone Net 3.982 Daily 0730 1230

One Sixty Weather Net 1.995 Daily 1930 0130

Storm Net 3.982 Daily 1830 2330 or 0130

West Nebraska Net 3.950 M-S 0700 1200  


Public Service Honor Roll
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Notes from the Section Traffic Manager:

Looking for any historical notes you may have about any of the Nebraska Section Net’s. Please send me your articles, stories, remembrances, pictures or anecdotes you may have. We will add to the monthly summaries.

Please report your individual traffic monthly totals to me at: I also check in to several net’s daily, you can send to me on the net. I welcome your comments and suggestions.

Mike, NFØN


WB0MWB  34 hours

W0HXL   30 hours

AC0DQ  80 hours

WB0WXS   10 hours

WB0CMC   35 hours

KE6DZD   100 hours

KB0ZZT   50 hours

KE0XQ    150 hours

N0XY and KB0DNP No report







Amateur Radio Association of Nebraska (used to be: Hastings ARC)
Ashland ARC
Bellevue ARC
Boyer Valley Amateur Radio Club (IA)
Buffalo County ARES
Douglas County ARES
Elkhorn Valley ARC
Heartland Amateur Radio Association
Heartland DX Association
Lincoln ARC
Midway ARC http://wØ
Midwest Home Brewer's & QRP Group
Nebraska EMA
Pine Ridge ARC
Pioneer Amateur Radio Club
Strategic Air Command Memorial ARC
Quarter Century Wireless Association
Society of Wireless Pioneers
South East Nebraska Radio Club
1Ø-1Ø International
3900 Club

Other Links of Interest

ARRL DX Bulletins
ARRL Propagation Bulletins
ARRL Keplarian Elements
ARRL Transmission Schedule
ARRL General and Special Bulletins
ARRL Emergency Communications


These are Amateur Radio Operators who are ill and need our support. Please send get well cards or QSL cards with your best wishes on them as they recover from their illnesses or surgeries. I will post along with their names what they are recovering from only with the permission of the families or the member themselves.


While we celebrate the friends that they were, it is with sadness that we recognize the loss of these hams from our fold.


WØADK - Lambert (Burm) Burmester
WDØFCK - Floyd D. Scholl

KFØFO Jim Peterson

KØSDG Paul Heiser


WØAEX - Bob Rennolet, Sr.
KØAQQ - William Sprout
WAØASM - Steve May
KAØBTY - Robert Musil
KCØEHX - Roger Wilmont
WØHNW - Garry (Hoss) Cartwright
KØJPP - Berl Damkroger
KØKES - Joe Nanos
KBØOZD - Tadhg (Tag) Jackson
WØQOU - Martin Klein
WDØQVX - Henry Missel
ex-KAØREX - Claudius Shoniwa
KØRPC - Raymond M. Pohl
WØRVQ - Verne Voss
WØSZF - Verle (Moe) Francis
KAØTDN - Glen A. Roberts


KAØFZW - Raymond E. Sheridan
WØGFQ - Leo Meyerson
WØJCB - William A. Rice
WØJCP - Dick Dyas
WØJJL - Jim Monk
KCØKOG - Jim Nitz
WØKQX - Ronald L. Frame
KI0KS - Robert Dunn Jr.
KAØLAR - Dan Tinkham
KBØLLZ - Bud Watson
KA2NIC - John Mark
KA0S - Doug Mibourn
WCØP - Don Duckett
KCØQR - Jerry Robb
KØTVP - Stanley Prokes
KØUDB - Gaylord Ottun
KBØWIC - Richard W. Harter
NØWWO - James Kuehn
KØYAB - Dick Moen
KCØYE - Robert M. Hill
NØXII - Steve Peterson
KCØYFU - Steve Rudolph
NØZRV - Vernon (Vern) Berggren


ARRL External Noise Handbook


ARRL Listing
Nebraska Section Convention:


When attending a VE session, make sure you bring the following: your original license, a photocopy of your original license, 2 forms of identification (one with a photograph of you), any CSCE's and $15.00 cash or check.


Lincoln Amateur Radio Club
First Thrusday of every month at 7pm CT, T&R's Garden Restaurant, 5250 Cornhusker Highway, Lincoln. For more information, the club website is


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Matthew N. Anderson
ARRL Nebraska Section Manager


Nebraska Officials

  • Matthew Anderson

    Section Manager

    Matthew N. Anderson KA0BOJ

  • Jeff Beiermann

    Public Info Coordinator,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Jeff Beiermann WB0M

  • Thomas Michaelson

    Assistant Section Manager

    Thomas M. Michaelson N0MT

  • Lonnie Rech

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Lonnie E. Rech WD0AOP

  • Roxanne Baxter

    Public Info Coordinator

    Roxanne M. Baxter AA7RX

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  • Larry Lehmann

    Assistant Section Manager,
    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    Larry L. Lehmann KC0DA

  • Michael Ruhrdanz

    Technical Coordinator,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Michael P. Ruhrdanz N0FER

  • Darwin Piatt

    Assistant Section Manager

    Darwin W. Piatt W9HZC

  • Robert Mitchell

    Assistant Section Manager,
    State Government Liaison

    Robert D. Mitchell WB0RJJ

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  • Bill McCollum

    Official Observer Coordinator,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Bill McCollum KE0XQ

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  • Reynolds Davis

    Assistant Section Manager

    Reynolds B. Davis K0GND

  • Michael Nickolaus

    Section Traffic Manager,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Michael E. Nickolaus NF0N

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