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Ron Cowan- KBØDTI Section Manager
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                                                                                        Updated Aug 17

 Silent Keys

NØQMB-Jim Lasseter, Spring Hill

KØDIX-Fred Gamer, Salina

NEØS- George Tomlinson, Alma (Also held KØBHP and NJØF)

WØOYH- Orlan Q Cook, Shawnee

WMØU- Robert W. Good, Berryton



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The Kansas Nebraska Radio Club in North Central Kansas is seeking nominations for Amateur of the Year.  If you or our club knows of someone who is involved, volunteers puts their time in to help, promote amateur radio let us know. We will put together a committee of the past recipients to vote the new Amateur of the Year.  Nominations close July 31st.

Thanks and 73’s, NØMXI Chuck Moore.                                                                        Please send nominations to  or Chuck's call book address.

Jackson Amateur Radio Club, Jackson County, hooked up with Hiawatha ARC to put on a program for the 7th grade science classes at Hiawatha Middle School. Topics included the ionosphere, introduction to amateur radio, and discussion on how the ionosphere makes worldwide communication possible using HF shortwaves. 

Randy-KCØCCR from Hiawatha and Richard-WØQGS, President of Jackson Co. ARC discussed licensing and the various modes we use to communicate. Jim-KBØFVP from Falls City, NE went over the Public Service side of things. KCØRMJ and KCØCIO in Hiawatha and KBØWOG in Falls City, NE provided contacts for a repeater demo. 

WDØEUF reports on the Chisholm Trail Special Event for the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Cattle Trail. 10 area operators took part in the event held in late April. 4 days of operating was done in Abilene and the rest of the on air activity was from home stations due to weather. The team made 238 contacts in 30 states and Canada.

Santa Fe Trail made a field trip to Marion Co. They were invited to take part in Junior Ranger Day at Tall Grass Prairie National Park in May. Club members set up a station Field Day style for the day.

Kaw Valley held a hidden transmitter hunt in June followed of course by a picnic. 

Kansas Convention is a few short weeks away. Location is Webster Conference Center, Salina. If you are planning to attend the dinner held on Saturday nite before the show please RSVP KØEQH so you will have a seat.

Hiawatha ARC is celebrating 50 years as a club in 2016, 49 as a League affiliate.

A Ladies Net is being held Tuesdays at 8PM on the Derby 146.85 and 442.325 Wichita repeaters and the Kan-Okla system. Barb-KDØWAU is Net Manager. Dial it up !

K-Link linked repeater system has a net on Saturday nights at 9PM. Hosted by Chuck-NØMXI from Minneapolis, 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 !

====================================================================                May 2017 Reports

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NET ACTIVITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kansas.Nets-------Sessions---Check-in--messages------Managers. --------------
Ks.Sideband.Net----------31-------541----30----- Open
Ks.AM.Weather.Net------31-------777----738-----WB0YWZ- Louie
----721-----WB0YWZ- Louie
NB0Z ------------------0-----41-------44--------1---------86
~~~~~~~~~~~PUBLIC SERVICE HONOR ROLL(PSHR)~~~~~~~~~                                 
Categories>>>>   1.   2.    3.    4.   5.   6.   T  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

KB0DTI Ron          40   35   20   0   0     0    95

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 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

59  Sessions,  115 (QTC)messages, KS represented 45 % 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-W-F 10:00A on 7280,  Cory KCØYNS/Mgr.

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

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

Mine Creek ARC----------4-----------17--------0------KB0DTI
Wheat State Wrls ---------4----------31---------0------KB0DTI
Central Kansas QCWA--4-----------24---------0------N0LL
US Center ARC-----------
Wheat Shocker------------0-----------00---------0------
Wheat Shocker 440-------0-----------00---------0------

Independence ARC-------5------------29---------0-----K1ISH

Pilot Knob ARC------------0------------00---------0-----QRZ

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

Western Kansas 160-----0----------000---------0------KD0EZS
NCK ARES\ K-Link-------4----------123----------0------N0MXI 

Room for more here :

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

Kansas Officials

  • Ron Cowan

    Section Manager,
    Section Traffic Manager

    Ron D. Cowan KB0DTI

  • Laurance Staples

    Public Info Coordinator

    Laurance S. Staples W0AIB

  • Michael Stewart

    Official Observer Coordinator

    Michael D. Stewart N0TU

  • William Brinker

    Technical Coordinator

    William R. Brinker WA0CBW

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  • Richard Johnson

    State Government Liaison

    Richard C. Johnson K0RCJ