ARRL Sections - Kansas



Contact Information

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

Basic Information


                                                                                       Updated Aug 28                                                                                                   Photos Updated Oct 2

 Silent Keys

NØSTV - Jim Bell, Concordia

WØDXL- Ronald G. Bozich, Shawnee

NØWWI - Clay Wilson, Shawnee

WAØJSL- Barbara Mary Grilliot, Syracuse

KBØSGY- Al Rardin, Haysville

NØAW- Mort Jacobs, Overland Park

KØASK- Bob Fahnestock, Ottawa

KCØVDX- Jerry Mallon, Salina

WDØDDG- Morrie Bennett, Topeka

WØDRL- Al Tyler, Topeka

KAØZQL - Bob Bousfield, formerly of LaCygne. 

WØLQV - James "Mac" McCoy, Overland Park                                                       KØBXF - Bob Summers, Kansas City                                                         ___________________________________________________

Around The Section

Hollenberg Pony Express Festival celebrating the 155th Anniversary of the Pony Express

This Sunday, Aug 30, 1430Z-2100Z, Crown Amateur Radio Association will operate KØASA from Hanover, KS for the Pony Express Festival.  Target frequencies are 18.085 14.245 14.045 7.045. They will spend a lot of time on 40 and 20.  Certificate and QSL available: Crown Amateur Radio Association, 11551 W 176th Ter, Olathe, KS 66062.

Kansas QSO Party August 29-30-- Operating is 9AM to 9PM Saturday and 9AM to 3PM Sunday. For details:

Our  Kansas Section convention and meetings will be held August 16, at Salina.
Central Kansas ARC has put together programs and meetings along with a fleamarket that are sure to keep you busy all day.
                                              Webster Conference Center, I-70, Ohio Street exit, turn North.

Jim-KIØCT and Steve-KDØEKS received the 2015 SATERN Shield Award. The award was created by June-KBØWEQ/SK, the first SATERN Division Coordinator here, in 2004. Quoting June recipients of the red jacket are “those who went over and above with extraordinary efforts and who had done something exceptional to help all members.”

Johnson County RAC  has gone digital with two machines on the air.                          Over the last few months JoCo RAC has installed a DMR MotoTrbo repeater on 145.29 operating in Dynamic Mixed mode meaning it is both analog and digital. It automatically switches between modes. Digital in digital out or analog in analog out. The second repeater is a Yaesu Fusion on 442.600 full time digital.

Pony Express Re-Ride will depart St. Joseph, MO June 15 heading for the coast. Hiawatha Hams have assisted the riders and support staff through Brown County for many years.

NØOBM- Sid, reports at the Salina March VE session they had two candidates go from no license to Amateur Extra at that session. Sid has only seen that 5 times in all his years conducting VE exams.

Kansas Antenna Club In Johnson County (K0ANT) participated in Antarctica week. They intended to set up at the Kansas City Zoo but the weather that February weekend was about the same as the South Pole !  Working from an alternate and slightly less frigid location they made 130 contacts, many were with amateurs that had worked at research stations in the Antarctic.

KBØPPQ- Cary Houchins of Kansas City is now Manager of our Sideband and Phone traffic nets effective with April reports.


March  2015 Reports

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NET ACTIVITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kansas.Nets-------Sessions---Check-in--messages------Managers. --------------
NB0Z ------------------0-----29-------17--------1----------47
Categories>>>> 1.   2.    3.    4.   5.   6. Totals                                                              ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ KB0DTI Ron      40   29   10     0   0   0    79

Room for more doers here:

Emergency Contacts:

SATERN Liaison: Rich Britain-NØENO  Lenexa   Kansas and Western MO Division Net Tuesdays 8:30 pm on 3.820+/- 10   PSK31 Tuesdays 9:00pm on 3.5795U
MARS Liaison: John Halladay- KAØJMO, Lawrence

Kansas MARS: Mike Woolverton- WBØZPW, Overland Park

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~KANSAS ARRL NTS NETS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ks Sideband Net-------- KB0PPQ Dy. 6:30 PM 3920 kHz
Ks Phone Net-----------  KB0PPQ MWF 6:45 AM 3920 kHz
Ks Phone Net----------- KB0PPQ S,S 8:00 AM 3920 kHz
Ks AM Weather Net------ WA0CCW Dy 7:00 AM 3920 kHz
Ks Weather Net--------- WA0CCW Dy. 6:00 PM 3920 kHz
Central States Tfc Net--KE0DL M-F 12:30 PM 7253.5 kHz
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. 7:32 PM 3547 kHz
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TENTH REGION NET REPORT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

60  Sessions (QNI)check-ins ?? 116 (QTC)messages, KS represented 58 % of net sessions by  NBØZ
Dave W0SS/Mgr. Meets daily at 7:45PM and 9:30PM on 3.562 MHz

KS represented  Ø % of net sessions.   Position: OPEN. Ask me about it.
Meets M-F 10:00A on 7280,  Jerry KCØVTT/Mgr.

-------------------------------------------------------------                                                        Digital Rep:  OPEN

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ KANSAS INDEPENDENT NETS~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mine Creek ARC----------0-----------00--------0------KB0DTI
WheatState Wrls ---------0-----------00---------0------KB0DTI
Pilot Knob ARC-----------0-----------00---------0------KC0JCQ
Central Kansas QCWA--4-----------29---------0------N0LL
US Center ARC-----------3------------7---------0------N0LL
Wheat Shocker------------0-----------00---------0------Feed Back
Wheat Shocker 440-------0-----------00---------0------Feed Back

Independence ARC-------4------------30---------0-----KA1EBQ

South East KS ARC------0------------00---------0-----KA0EGE

Western Kansas 160-----0----------000---------0------KD0EZS

Room for more here :

Kansas Information Website, Kansas QSO Party, Club Resources , Ensor Museum and Park

Kansas Officials