ARRL Sections - Kansas



Contact Information

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

Basic Information


                                                                                      Updated SEP 1

 Silent Keys

KBØLVJ - Carla Scheller, Marysville

WAØGCN- Jack Rowlett, Paola

KØJLP- Joe Palmer, Coffeyville

NØLIE- George Good, Liberty


Around The Section

Valley Center ARC Hamfest will be held October 1st at Riverwalk Church of Christ, 225 N Waco  Wichita. 
Contact: Bruce-KKØS (316) 744-3555 or Steve-NØYYI                wichitaareahamfest2016 @

Kansas Convention

Our annual gathering is this weekend at Salina. August 21 is the Kansas Convention hosted by Central Kansas ARC at Webster Conference Center. Exit I-70 at Ohio St and turn North. ARRL meetings begin at 9AM. Other forums include Propagation Software and Digital Contesting. Want to know more about the K-LINK repeater system ? The WX Net Gang will have a meeting, and don’t miss the QLF Left Foot Challenge during the noon hour. Talk in on the W0CY Repeater 147.030+ now requiring 118.8 CTCSS. More info and schedule can be found here:  See you there !

Our Kansas QSO Party will be held the weekend of August 27-28 Saturday 9A to 9P and Sunday 9A to 3P. There are plaques and awards available. There are still some orphan counties in the Southwest if you would like to do a road trip.

KØASA Crown Amateur Radio Association will operate the Pony Express Special Event Station Sunday August 28 from Hollenbeck State Historic site near Hanover,KS. Emphasis is placed on CW. They will be on 7045KHz at 11AM and 2PM to give locals an opportunity and 14.045 14.245 18.085 for the not so local. For back ground take a look here:

 In July Santa Fe Trail sponsored WW1USA for Battle of the Somme.

KØRCJ made Public Service Honor Roll in both May and June.

WXØU provided Emporia ARS members with a program on SWR and how it affects signals in coaxial cable.

WAØVRS-Steve in Topeka reports a new repeater at 927.525 with 88.5 ctcss  and 80 watts  analog narrow band. Call sign is  NØYUR. It is low elevation but covers Topeka. 

Independence ARC net has moved to Mondays at 7PM, still on 145.490 with 91.5 tone.

A new school club has been formed at Olathe North High School. Contact is Adam- KEØEXZ email:

K-Link linked repeater system has a net on Saturday nights at 9PM. Hosted by Chuck-NØMXI from Minneapolis, the network is comprised of not only the K-Link but also Central Region Intertie System of Western Missouri. Check-ins are taken by region and all stations afterwards. Dial up your local K-Link station and see who else is there.


Fred Fish Memorial Award                                                                                      Many of you know Larry Lambert-NØLL from Smith Center is a serious VHF enthusiast. Recently he completed a journey that began more than 30 years ago. Late in August Larry worked the final continental U.S. grid square on 6 meters in his quest for the Fred Fish Memorial Award.   33 years, 8 months it took to make contact in all 488 grid squares in the 48 contiguous states.While traveling through Omaha Larry met with WN0L who checked his cards. With that part of the process complete the application was then submitted to ARRL HQ. On October 12 Larry earned FFMA# 6. He used old school techniques and determination to reach this goal. Fred Fish Memorial Award was created in honor of Fred Fish, W5FF (SK), who is the first amateur to have accomplished this feat.  Congratulations Larry !

====================================================================              April 2016 Reports

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NET ACTIVITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kansas.Nets-------Sessions---Check-in--messages------Managers. --------------
NB0Z ------------------0-----00-------00--------0---------00
Categories>>>> 1.   2.    3.    4.   5.   6. Totals                                                              ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ KB0DTI Ron      40   40   20    0   0   0    100

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------ WB0YWZ Dy 7:00 AM 3920 kHz
Ks Weather Net--------- WB0YWZ 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. 7:30 PM 3547 kHz
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TENTH REGION NET REPORT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

00  Sessions 00 (QNI)check-ins ??  (QTC)messages, KS represented 00  % 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----------4-----------20--------0------KB0DTI
Wheat State Wrls ---------4-----------37---------0------KB0DTI
Central Kansas QCWA--4-----------29---------0------N0LL
US Center ARC-----------3-----------19---------0------N0LL
Wheat Shocker------------0-----------00---------0------
Wheat Shocker 440-------0-----------00---------0------

Independence ARC-------3------------18---------0-----KA1EBQ

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

Western Kansas 160-----0----------000---------0------KD0EZS
NCK ARES\ K-Link-------5----------193----------0------N0MXI 

Room for more here :

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

Kansas Officials