ARRL Sections - Kansas



Contact Information

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

Basic Information


                                                                                        Updated April 1                                                                                                        Photos Updated Oct 2

 Silent Keys

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

KDØDWM- Brad Elliot, Lakin

WAØBKS-Bob Conner, Rozell                                    

WØYQG- Harry Krout, Spring Hill                      

KSØFFL-John Swope, Shawnee                                                                     

WØTEA- Al Shippy,  Abilene                                                  

WBØKDF- Ned Link,Lawrence                                                                                  ___________________________________________________

Around The Section

Our  Kansas Section convention and meetings will be held August 16, 2015 at Salina.

Mine Creek Hamfest  will be held February 7, 2015 at LaCygne Community Building.  Opens at 9:00.   Biscuits & gravy, conversation and fun.                              Contact  Ron- KBØDTI   913-757-3758 

WØMNA-Gary Auchard was named Leavenworth County Ham of the year. Gary has recently served several terms as Pilot Knob President.

KØEMP-Tim gave a presentation on resonance and antennas at  Emporia Amateur Radio Society. 


Santa Fe Trail ARC will operate a Special Event station as part of our states birthday celebration. The event will take place Saturday January 24 from the Mahaffie Heritage Center in Olathe.  They plan to be on the air 10AM until 3PM.

Santa Fe Trail will conduct its annual technician license education course beginning middle of January and running 8 weeks.

Johnson County held their annual auction at the Marshall Ensor Museum and Park the weekend before Halloween. The weekend kicked off with a campfire Friday nite. The auction Saturday morning was an occasion for Heathkit lovers. I think there were 5 tables of Heathkit alone, in excellent condition. I’ve never seen that much Heathkit  gear in one place before. Obviously from a collector. Several tables of Hallicrafters, Hammarlund and Yaesu were there as well. Some amplifiers rounded out the rare boat anchors.  With attendance around 80 you could have comfortably taken home as much as you could get in your car. Breakfast and lunch were catered and very good. Wonderful weather and great friends made it a fantastic weekend at the Ensor.

The guys at Smith County put KØH on the air for the rededication of the Home On The Range cabin. Built in 1872 it is where a poem by Dr. Brewster Higley was written and the song Home On the Range derived from, later becoming our state song. The cabin has been completely restored. Our Lieutenant Governor and  Attorney  General were in attendance and  made contacts with Oregon. The group made 200 contacts covering all 50 states and 9 countries. Mac-WAØRKQ coordinated the event and built the Off Center Fed dipole used for the station, Larry-N0LL provided technical support and Mike-KBØQGT handled the very nice QSL cards.

The Western Kansas 160 Net never really went away but now the noise is low enough that we can hear each other better.
1960KHz at 8PM Mountain time, NCS KDØEZS is at Tribune.


October  2014 Reports

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NET ACTIVITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kansas.Nets-------Sessions---Check-in--messages------Managers. --------------
NB0Z ------------------0-----43-------31--------0----------74
Categories>>>> 1.   2.    3.    4.   5.   6. Totals                                                              ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ KB0DTI Ron      40   40   20    10   0   0   110

Room for more doers here:

Emergency Contacts:
State RACES Officer: James Tuggle-KCØNYK

SATERN Liaison: Rich Britain-NØENO             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-------- XXXXXX Dy. 6:30 PM 3920 kHz
Ks Phone Net-----------  XXXXXX MWF 6:45 AM 3920 kHz
Ks Phone Net----------- XXXXXX 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. 7:32 PM 3547 kHz
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~TENTH REGION NET REPORT ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

59  Sessions (QNI)check-ins ?? 165 (QTC)messages, KS represented 56 % 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
Meets M-F 10:00A on 7280,  Jerry KCØVTT/Mgr.

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

Mine Creek ARC----------5-----------24--------0------KB0DTI
WheatState Wrls ---------5-----------34---------0------KB0DTI
Pilot Knob ARC-----------0-----------00---------0------KC0JCQ
Central Kansas QCWA--2-----------14---------0------N0LL
US Center ARC-----------4-----------17---------0------N0LL
Wheat Shocker------------0-----------00---------0------Feed Back
Wheat Shocker 440-------0-----------00---------0------Feed Back

Independence ARC-------5------------37---------0-----KA1EBQ

Western Kansas 160-----4-----------93---------0------KD0EZS

Room for more here :

Kansas Information Website, Kansas QSO Party, Club Resources

Kansas Officials