ARRL Sections - Kansas



Contact Information

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

Basic Information


                                                                                      Updated JUL 25

 Silent Keys

KBØLVJ - Carla Scheller, Marysville

WAØGCN- Jack Rowlett, Paola

KØJLP- Joe Palmer, Coffeyville

NØLIE- George Good, Liberty


Around The Section

Steve-KØUO reports the Medicine Lodge repeater site for the .88 repeater building burned to the ground in the large range fire late this spring. They lost all the equipment and feedlines.

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.

NPOTA Many clubs have been discussing the National Parks On The Air event and how their club can participate.  Kansas has 5 park sites and 5 trails for you to operate from. Some are easier to work from than others. You could think of them as domestic expeditions. 

Here’s a link to the ARRL site where you can learn more:

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

Hiawatha ARC was invited to Hiawatha Middle School to address all the science classes. They went over what Ham Radio is  and how it is used when there are natural disasters  well as a little propagation theory. They even made some contacts through the club’s repeater. KB0FVP and KC0CCR made the presentation at the school while KC0CIO, N0ECP, W0MSC, KC0RMJ and KB0WOG operated from their respective QTHs.  AF0I was the point of contact with the school.

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.

The Kansas Antenna Club In Johnson County Participated in Antarctic Week for the 6th year in Late February. With their call sign of KØANT the club is part of the Worldwide Antarctic Program. Club members operated from their own shacks during the week and on the Saturday set up at Kansas City’s Zoo.  Club members operated two HF transceivers  Field Day style and offered a very nice QSL card. The 9:1 balun and a length of wire is a favorite antenna of the club and it was put into service this year for the event. The main purpose of Antarctic Week is to bring awareness to the work of the scientific community at Antarctica.

The deadline for educators to apply for this year’s Teachers
Institute on Wireless Technology is May 1st.  March QST has an article
detailing the program. If you know of a teacher or instructor that
would benefit their school from this program please point them toward
the ARRL.

Mine Creek hamfest was well attended. There were a couple of cars from Topeka, Leavenworth and Pittsburg made the trip, Clinton, MO was represented and Bruce came over from Wichita. WAØARM-Bill with M.A.R.S. had a table and Larry-W0AIB was also in the house ! Several mini-reunions took place that day as well.

Freeze Your Keys ? Not exactly. This year the temperature at Weston Bend State Park in Missouri was over 70 making for a different outing for the Kickapoo QRP ARC. A mini-QRP field Day of sorts this get together is always anticipated to be fun and this year proved true. 11 people and 6 operating positions made 90 contacts working 31 states. Mike-N0TU and Martha-W0ERI provided culinary power for the operation. 

Wichita ARC presented Kids Day at Exploration Place in Wichita.

Hiawatha ARC has a new repeater.  The club put together new equipment
and feedline for a great sounding machine. The club net is Monday nites
at 9 on 147.18 with 88.5 CTCSS. Check it out.


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