ARRL Sections - Nebraska



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Section Name:
Matthew N. Anderson
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                                            NEBRASKA QSO PARTY

                                                  April 18-19, 2015

It's a party and your invited!....a great time to put Nebraska on the air and to get some great contacts....enjoy being on the receiving end of a Pile Up!!

Chapter 25 will host the 2015 Nebraska QSO Party on the weekend of 18-19 April 2015.   The QSO Party will begin at 0700C on Saturday April 18.   see the website at for all the details.....let's see YOU on the air!

CONGRATULATIONS.....goes to Art Zygielbaum K0AIZ, appointed ARRL Midwest Division Vice Director.  Art former Nebraska Section Manager was appointed by ARRL President Kay Craigie N3KN on January 1st, 2015, to fill the vacancy created when Vice Director Rod Blocksome, K0DAS was elected Midwest Division Director.

"Amateur Radio has given me a focus that informed and provided technical resources for my entire career," he said.  "Accepting the Vice Director position is another way that I can give back to the hobby."

An ARRL Life Member, Zygielbaum served as Nebraska Section manager from 2009 to 2013, and as Midwest Division Assistant Director in 2013 and 2014.  He is also a member of the Air Force Military Auxiliary Radio Service (MARS) and serves as Nebraska Deputy State AF MARS Director.  He has been licensed since 1961.  Zygielbaum will serve a 3-year term.


2015 Nebraska Nominations are needed for


Young Ham of the Year,

Nebraska Ham of theYear,

Young YL Ham of theYear,

YL Ham of the Year

Lifetime Achievement Award

Gwen Anderson K0GAA Memorial Award are needed NOW!

Please e-mail your nominations to



For all Ham of the Year nominations:  These are for persons that have made contributions to Amateur Radio and more specifically to the Nebraska Section, either through club or individual activities and in the promotion of Amateur Radio, essentially being good ambassadors.  All nominations, with the exceptions of the Young Ham and Young YL Ham of the Year Awards, are to be aged 19 and older.  IF you are nominating for Young Ham of the Year or Young YL Ham of the Year, they are to be 18 and younger.

Note from the Public Information Coordinator: According to the Young Ladies' Radio League, founded in 1939, all licensed female radio operators, regardless of age or marital status, are addressed as YL. The abbreviation, XYL, refers to the unlicensed wife of a ham.

Nominations for the Gwen Anderson K0GAA Memorial Award is for that person who works behind the scenes either at club meetings, field days, or hamfests/conventions that do a lot of the hard work without the recognition.  That is whom I am looking for for this award.

The Lifetime Achievement Award will go to the ham that has dedicated his or her life the furtherment of the hobby.  This can be accomplished many ways, but not limited to, promotion of the hobby, holding of multiple offices within clubs/field organizations.  Being active in the hobby thru recruitment, elmering, etc.

Please include the callsign of the person(s) that you are nominating and current contact information, i.e., phone number and or email address. 


The 2015 Nebraska ARRL Convention has been set for March 21st, at the Lancaster Convention Center in Lincoln, Nebraska.  It will be held from 8:30am till 2:30pm.  You can go to the website for additional information.




Nebraska Section Manager


 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


You may reprint items from this webpage/newsletter without prior permission if attribution to this source is provided.

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

  • Michael Nickolaus

    Assistant Section Manager,
    Section Traffic Manager

    Michael E. Nickolaus NF0N

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Michael Ruhrdanz

    Technical Coordinator,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Michael P. Ruhrdanz N0FER

  • Bill McCollum

    Official Observer Coordinator,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Bill McCollum KE0XQ

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  • Reynolds Davis

    Assistant Section Manager

    Reynolds B. Davis K0GND

  • Larry Lehmann

    Assistant Section Manager,
    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    Larry L. Lehmann KC0DA