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Section Name:
Nebraska
Contact:
Matthew N. Anderson
Daytime Phone:
402-480-5515
Email:
ka0boj@arrl.org

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Division:
Midwest
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Bruce "BJ" Fictum NØNYC

( July 17, 1964 - December 08, 2018 )

Bruce “BJ” Fictum of Wilber, was born on July 17, 1964 and passed away at age 54 on December 8, 2018. He was adopted by his parents, Ramon and Carol Fictum at three months of age. He lived a life dedicated to serving others, believing how we live matters. His occupations included careers in radio, emergency management, weather services, photographer for local school sports, journalism, electronics and music. He was an accomplished pianist. BJ was a member of the Wilber United Methodist Church, the Saline County Ag. Society and the Rural Saline County Fire District. He helped with the Czech Days Queen pageants and organized the Severe Weather seminars. Some of the accolades in the life of BJ include: The Coaches Association Media Person of the Year, The High School Press Association Friend of Media, The Nebraska High School Wrestling Coaches Association Person of the Year, and many Nebraska Press Association Awards. Although he was handicapped and had health problems he used his quick wit and subtle sense of humor to make those around him feel welcomed. Although he left us too soon, he left knowing he was loved and will be missed. Survivors include his mother, Carol Fictum of Wilber, niece, Rachel Buntgen of Lincoln, nephew, Tyler Buntgen of Lincoln and brother in law, Wayne Buntgen of Lincoln, cousin, Doug Fictum, Crete, cousin, Dan Fictum of New York and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Ramon Fictum, sister, Gwen Buntgen and his grandparents. The family will greet friends at the Wilber United Methodist Church on Friday, December 14th from 5 to 8 p.m. A memorial and celebration of life service will be on Saturday, December 15th at 11 a.m. at the Wilber Sokol Hall. Kuncl Funeral Home in Wilber is handling arrangements.

Description:

 Nebraska QSO Party needs a new sponsor.  

The Nebraska QSO Party needs a new sponsor.  The Section will pick up the administrative costs of plaques and awards.  Just need a group to do the leg work with the logs.  

Please email me or Fred KB0LF kb0lf@windstream.net for particulars about how the administrative side works with the logs.

73

Matt

 

SB DX @ ARL $ARLD050
ARLD050 DX news

ZCZC AE50
QST de W1AW  
DX Bulletin 50  ARLD050
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  December 6, 2018
To all radio amateurs   

SB DX ARL ARLD050
ARLD050 DX news

This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
W9JJ, The Daily DX, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

MONTENEGRO, 4O.  Station 4O18YOTA is QRV during December as part of
YOTA, or Youth On The Air.  The idea behind YOTA is to showcase
amateur radio to the youth and to encourage them to be active on the
air.  QSL via OQRS.

CYPRUS, 5B.  Special event station C4XMAS is QRV during the festive
season throughout the month of December.  Activity will be on 160 to
6 meters using CW, SSB and various digital modes.  QSL via IZ4AMS.

SENEGAL, 6W.  A group of operators are QRV as 6V1A from Goree
Island, IOTA AF-045, until December 9.  Activity is on various HF
bands using CW and SSB with two stations.  QSL via 6W1QL.

THE GAMBIA, C5.  Andre, ON7YK is QRV as C5YK until March 9, 2019.
Activity is on 60 to 10 meters using FT8, with some CW and SSB.  QSL
to home call after March 15, 2019.

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, E7.  Station E71YOTA is QRV during December as
part of YOTA.  QSL via OQRS.

SPAIN, EA.  Members of the Amateur Radio Union Malaga are QRV with
special event call EH40CE until December 12 to commemorate the
enactment of the Constitution of Spain 40 years ago.  QSL via
EA7URM.

ESTONIA, ES.  Station ES9YOTA is QRV during December as part of
YOTA.  QSL via OQRS.

ETHIOPIA, ET.  Members of the Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society are
QRV as ET3YOTA during December as part of YOTA.  QSL via N2OO.

FRENCH POLYNESIA, FO.  Operators Cezar, VE3LYC and Adrian, KO8SCA
are QRV as TX0A from Maria Est Atoll, IOTA OC-113, and as TX0M from
Morane Atoll, IOTA OC-297P, until December 18.  Activity is on 40 to
10 meters using CW and SSB.  QSL via VE3LYC.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HI.  Peter, DD1GG is QRV as DD1GG/HI until
December 14.  Activity is holiday style on various HF bands.  QSL to
home call.

HONDURAS, HR.  Tom, N9EAW is QRV as HQ9T from Roatan Island, IOTA
NA-057, until December 18.  Activity is holiday style on the HF
bands using slow CW and SSB.  QSL direct to home call.

AUSTRIA, OE.  Members of the United Nations Amateur Radio DX Contest
Club are QRV as 4Y1A until December 11 for International Civil
Aviation Day.  QSL via UA3DX.

DENMARK, OZ.  Volker, DJ8VW will be QRV as 5P8VW/p from Aabenraa
from December 8 to 19.  Activity will be on 160 to 6 meters using
CW, SSB and FT8.  QSL to home call.

ARUBA, P4.  Ben, DL6RAI is QRV as P4/DL6RAI until December 27.
Activity is holiday style on the low bands, with some activity in
various contests.  QSL via LoTW.

CURACAO, PJ2.  Anders, SM4KYN will be QRV as PJ2/SM4KYN from
December 10 to January 14.  Activity is on the HF bands.  This
includes being active as PJ2T in the ARRL 10-Meter contest.  QSL
direct to home call, and PJ2T via W3HNK.

EAST KIRIBATI, T32.  Nobu, JA0JHQ is QRV as T32NH until December 11.
Activity is on 160 to 6 meters using CW and FT8.  This includes
being active in the ARRL 10-Meter contest.  QSL direct to home call.

MACEDONIA, Z3.  Look for stations Z30YOTA and Z39YOTA to be QRV
during December as part of YOTA.  QSL via OQRS.

KOSOVO, Z6.  Look for Z60YOTA to be QRV during December as part of
YOTA.  QSL via OQRS.

THIS WEEKEND ON THE RADIO.  The ARRL 10-Meter Contest, NCCC RTTY
Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint, PODXS 070 Club
Triple Play Low Band Sprint, TRC Digi Contest, SKCC Weekend CW
Sprintathon, International Naval Contest, QRP ARCI Holiday Spirits
Homebrew Sprint and the CQC Great Colorado Snowshoe Run are all on
tap for this upcoming weekend.

The 4 States QRP Group Second Sunday Sprint is scheduled for
December 10.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt, Phone Fray and
NAQCC CW Sprint are scheduled for December 12.

Youth On The Air runs during all of December.
     
The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see December QST, page 70, and the ARRL and WA7BNM Contest
Web Sites for details.
NNNN
/EX

 

 

 Nebraska Section Traffic Manager

 

NET REPORTS for July 2018

Nebraska 40 Meter Net Sessions 27 QNI 152 QTC 2 Reported by KW0R

Nebraska Cornhusker Net Sessions 31 QNI 385 QTC 4 6Reported by WD0EMR

Nebraska CW Net Sessions 12 QNI 18 QTC 0 Reported by AA0W

Nebraska Morning Phone Net Sessions QNI QTC Reported by KA0DOC

Nebraska Storm Net January Sessions 31 QNI 1225 QTC 7 Reported by AG0L

One Sixty Meter Weather Net Sessions QNI QTC Reported by N0IGU

West Nebraska Net Sessions 26 QNI 1328 QTC 216 Reported by K0RRL

QCWA Chapter 25 Sessions QNI QTC Reported by WB0AEA

Buffalo County ARES Sessions QNI QTC Reported by WA0LST

Dodge County ARES Sessions 4 QNI 31 QTC 1 Reported by K0VLA

Eastern Nebraska ARES Sessions QNI QTC Reported by N0GMA

Dakota County ARES Sessions 2 QNI 14 QTC 0 Reported by W0MEG

Mid-Nebraska ARES Net Sessions QNI QTC Reported by N0DND

NPPARC Sessions 5 QNI 30 QTC 0 Reported by WD0D

Platte Valley 2-Meter Net Sessions 5 QNI 39 QTC 0 Reported by KW0R

W0IRZ Memorial ARES Net Sessions 5 QNI 72 QTC 1 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

*

 

KA0DBK: PSHR Total = 74

 

Traffic Count: WD0BFO: PSHR Total = 90

Orig:51; Rcvd:0 Sent:51 Dlvd:4 for Total of 106

Traffic Count: K0PTK: PSHR Total = 115

Orig:0: Rcvd:0; Sent:126; Dlvd:0 Total = 126

 

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

 

 

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: nf0n@arrl.net I also check in to several net’s daily, you can send to me on the net. I welcome your comments and suggestions.

Mike, NF0

 

 

 

NET Reports

 

Nebraska 40 Meter Net Sessions 15 QNI 162 QTC 2

Nebraska Cornhusker Net March Sessions

Nebraska CW Net Sessions

Nebraska Morning Phone Net Sessions

Nebraska Storm Net Sessions

One Sixty Meter Weather Net Sessions                                         

West Nebraska Net Sessions 

QCWA Chapter 25 Sessions                                        

Buffalo County ARES Sessions                                         

Dodge County ARES Sessions 

Eastern Nebraska ARES  Net Sessions 

Mid-Nebraska ARES Net Sessions                                         

NPPARC Sessions 

Platte Valley 2-Meter Net Sessions

W0IRZ Memorial ARES Net Sessions 

Elkhorn Valley ARC Sessions

·         Net Report Legend: Sessions=Number of times net called, QNI=Number of Station Check-ins, QTC=Formal Traffic Count

 

      

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 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: nf0n@arrl.net  I also check in to several net’s daily, you can send to me on the net.  I welcome your comments and suggestions.

 

Mike, NF0N

 

 

 

 

 

AKSARBEN ARC http://www.aksarbenarc.org
Amateur Radio Association of Nebraska (used to be: Hastings ARC) http://www.w0wwv.org
Ashland ARC http://ashlandarc.org/
Bellevue ARC http://www.bellevuearc.org
Boyer Valley Amateur Radio Club (IA) http://www.bvarc.net
Buffalo County ARES http://www.bcares.info
Douglas County ARES http://www.mdares.org/home/
Elkhorn Valley ARC http://www.qsl.net/evarc
Heartland Amateur Radio Association http://www.qsl.net/hara
Heartland DX Association http://www.hdxa.net
Lincoln ARC http://www.k0kkv.org
Midway ARC http://wØky.kearney.net/
Midwest Home Brewer's & QRP Group http://www.qsl.net/hbqrp
Nebraska EMA http://www.nema.ne.gov/
Pine Ridge ARC http://www.pineridgearc.org/
Pioneer Amateur Radio Club http://www.k0jfn.com
Strategic Air Command Memorial ARC http://www.sacmarc.org/
Quarter Century Wireless Association http://www.qcwa.org/
Society of Wireless Pioneers http://www.sowp.org/
South East Nebraska Radio Club http://www.senrc.farmpond.net
1Ø-1Ø International http://www.ten-ten.org/
3900 Club http://www.3900club.com

Other Links of Interest

ARRL DX Bulletins http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/dx/
ARRL Propagation Bulletins http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/prop/
ARRL Keplarian Elements http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/kep/
ARRL Transmission Schedule http://www.arrl.org/w1aw.html#w1awsked
ARRL General and Special Bulletins http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/
ARRL Emergency Communications http://www.emergency-radio.org

SICK CALL

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.

SILENT KEYS

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

2013

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

KFØFO Jim Peterson

KØSDG Paul Heiser

2012

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

2011

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

WEB RESOURCES

ARRL External Noise Handbook

HAMFESTS AND CONVENTIONS

ARRL Listing
Nebraska Section Convention: http://www.lincolnhamfest.org

VE TESTS

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.

NEBRASKA
http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/examsearch.phtml?State=NE

Lincoln Amateur Radio Club
Testing is held at 6:30 PM on the first Thursday of the month at Red Cross building, 220 Oak Creek Drive, in Lincoln. Please refer to the calendar to confirm VE test dates.
For more information, the club website is http://www.k0kkv.org.

IOWA
http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/examsearch.phtml?State=IA

NOTICE
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
ka0boj@arrl.org

 

Nebraska Officials