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Ron Cowan- KBØDTI Section Manager
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Basic Information


                                                                                        Updated Oct 13

 Silent Keys

KAØBHO-Terry Hoss, Topeka

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


August was a busy month that included our convention hosted by Central Kansas ARC at Salina. Rod-KØEQH put the Saturday nite dinner together for us. More than three dozen attended. The after dinner program was our Director’s journey in search of Amelia Earhart. KØDAS spent almost two months in the Pacific with a research group scanning the ocean floor. KØKFI kicked things off speaking about the eclipse and how we could participate in the scientific aspect of the event.  KØRCJ explained how to do digital the easy way and the Weather Net bunch got together to go over protocols and otherwise have an eyeball. Bob-NØMEI offered some ideas and ways to enhance our relationships with our state Representatives and Senators.            I presented Richard-KØRCJ with the Public Service Honor Roll Certificate.Did you stop by the YL table and see Barb, KDØWAU?   

Larry Staples-WØAIB Received the Kansas Amateur of the Year award. Kansas-Nebraska Radio Club has sponsored this award since 1964. Chuck-NØMXI is the award Administrator. 

KØEQH sponsored the annual QLF(Left Foot)contest in the fleamarket andhere are the results:

Jim, KØNK of Gardner was CHAMPION Wayne, KDØWAT, of Andover, earned 2nd Place Gary, KBØHH of Burlington took Honorable Mention

And thank you to all that filled the fleamarket and Section meeting. We might need to move the meeting upstairs to the larger room.

73, Ron


Around The Section

Douglas County ARC will operate from Nowhere October 14 from 9:00am to 1:00pm on 20 Meters. Nowhere is the Southern station of the Midland Railway.  Trains will be running that  day.

Santa Fe Trail ARC will operate a Special Event station from Lanesfield School Museum Oct. 14.  The 148 year old limestone school is located North of Edgerton and is on the National Register of Historic places. Look for KSØKS on 40, 30, 20 and 17 meters SSB(except 30M) between 10A and 3P.

Wichita Area Hamfest sponsored by Valley Center ARC will be held October 7th at River Walk Church of Christ 225 N. Waco. Talk-In on 146.94. Special this year is Yaesu company rep. in town with a Fusion & Wires-X Presentation. There will also be a YL meeting. Contacts are Steve,NØYYI-316-617-1658 or Bruce, KKØS-316-744-3555  e-mail: 

KBØWOW Annual Swap & Shop Sept 30, 11AM at Solid State Sonics, Lower Silver Lake Road. I understand Barbeque will be available.

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

Ladies Net Tuesdays at 8PM on the Derby 146.85 and 442.325 Wichita repeaters and the Kan-Okla system. Barb-KDØWAU is Net Manager.

K-Link Link repeater system net 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

  • Richard Johnson

    State Government Liaison

    Richard C. Johnson K0RCJ

  • William Brinker

    Technical Coordinator

    William R. Brinker WA0CBW

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