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Contact Information

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

Basic Information

Division:
Midwest
Description:

 

Welcome to Ham Spotlight

 


I will be "Spotlighting" 52 hams this year who have been active in contributing to Amateur Radio. You will see young and experienced hams and get a chance to get to know them. As you see each one, please take a moment to drop them a line so you can get to know them as well. Now, introducing this weeks ham.

 

 My name is Justin Williamson, and I have been an amateur operator since I was licensed as KEØOYY in November 2017. I upgraded to General in March 2018 and earned my Extra in October 2018 and changed my call sign to WJØTX. My interest in amateur radio stems from my lifelong interest in electronics and especially severe weather, which began at such a young age that I’ve been a SKYWARN certified spotter since I was 8!

 

 

 

I became directly involved in ham radio through the Lincoln Amateur Radio Club, where I wear several hats to include serving on the Board of Directors, as the Public Relations and Social Media Chair, and as a ARRL Instructor and VE. I was appointed as the AEC for Lancaster County ARES in early 2017, and in 2018 was appointed as the EC for Saunders County ARES. I was honored to be asked to serve as the Nebraska Section Public Information Officer this year.

 

 

 

I am originally from Texas (hence the TX in my call), where I worked in law enforcement for over a decade, to include serving as the PIO for several departments. However, while I dearly love the state of Texas, my wife of four years, toddler daughter, and I (along with three rabbits) now call Lincoln home. We’re hoping to buy a home this summer so that I can finally have a proper HF shack.

 

 

 

I work for Allo Communications as a Hosted PBX Support Specialist where I design and deploy business phone systems. Beyond the LARC, I’m involved in the Lincoln community as a volunteer engineer for the Lincoln Children’s Zoo, a member of Lincoln Elks Lodge #80, and hold memberships in Gus Garrison Masonic Lodge #1273 and Liberty Lodge #300.

 

 

 

Because free time is overrated, I also attend Chadron State College online full time, and expect to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in May 2020 before continuing into grad school at Chadron. I enjoy studying history, especially in the Old West and Texas, watching a variety of sports, and I’m always on the lookout for good Mexican food!

 

 

 

What I really enjoy about ham radio is the people. We all come from different walks of life, different parts of the state, and enjoy different parts of the hobby, but we’re brought together by the commonality of radio.

 

 

 

If you or your club need assistance in getting the word out about ham radio in your community, please get in touch with me at wj0tx@arrl.net as I’m very passionate about growing our hobby, especially as it can open windows to our children to the various STEM fields that radio is connected to.  

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 Nebraska Section Traffic Manager

 

 

 

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