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Matthew N. Anderson
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Basic Information

 Nebraska ARRL Convention March 10th 2018
Lancaster County Event Center  Talk in 146.760-  9:30 to 3 pm  



The objective of the Nebraska QSO party is for stations outside of Nebraska to work Nebraska stations and Nebraska counties as possible.  Stations in Nebraska work everyone.  

The QSO Party is held over two days, April 21 at 1300z (8:00 AM CDT April 21)  and will end at 0200Z Sunday, April 22nd (9:00 PM CDT April 21st)  The second Day, April 22nd operations will begin again at 1300Z (8:00 AM CDT April 22) and end at 2200z (5:00 PM CDT April 22nd)

Modes of operation are CW, Phone (SSB, AM, FM) and Digital (RTTY, PSK, FT8 and other digital modes) Please note that for FT8 contacts, the exchange will be different based on the current standard exchange for the mode.    Please check the rules for how to submit the logs for 

your FT8 contacts.  

The complete rules can be found at the link below

The more Nebraska stations on the air, the more fun it is for the stations outside of Nebraska.  So... mark the date and get on the air for a while.  Its a lot of fun!



This week's bulletin was made possible with information provided by
AA4NC, K1ZZ, WB2TJO, the OPDX Bulletin, 425 DX News, DXNL, Contest
Corral from QST and the ARRL Contest Calendar and WA7BNM web sites.
Thanks to all.

FIJI, 3D2.  Jim, WB2TJO is QRV as 3D2JS from Taveuni Island, IOTA
OC-016, until March 13.  Activity is on 80 to 6 meters using CW, SSB
and some digital modes.  QSL to home call.

VIET NAM, 3W.  Trung, W6TN is QRV as 3W9T until January 11.
Activity is on 40 and 20 meters using CW.  QSL via LoTW.

SAMOA, 5W.  Atsu, 5W1SA is QRV with special call 5W20SAMOA during
all of 2018.  QSL via LoTW.

SOMALIA, 6O.  Operators Ken, LA7GIA and Adrian, KO8SCA are QRV as
6O6O until January 16.  Activity is on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and FT8.  QSL via M0OXO.

BHUTAN, A5.  Pat, N2IEN is QRV as A52PD until January 14.  Activity
is on 80 to 10 meters using mostly CW and various digital modes.
QSL via NR6M.

MOZAMBIQUE, C9.  Daniel, CT2GXZ is QRV as C81DL from Maputo.  His
activity of late has been on 40 and 20 meters using SSB.  QSL via
operator's instructions.

FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, DA.  Special event station DQ800HRO is
QRV until July 31, and then from September 1 to December 31, during
the celebration of the founding 800 years ago of the Hanseatic city
Rostock.  QSL via DL5KVV.

GUADELOUPE, FG.  Burt, FG8OJ is now QRV on 160, 80 and 40 meters.
QSL via F4AVX.

REPUBLIC OF KOREA, HL.  During the Winter Olympic Games, until
February 28 all South Korean licensed stations and operators may
change the number in their callsigns to 23.

PANAMA, HP.  Will, AA4NC will be QRV as HP1/AA4NC from January 10 to
24.  Activity will be holiday style on 160 to 6 meters using CW,
SSB, RTTY and possibly other digital modes.  QSL direct to home
call.  In addition, look for operators HP1MAC, HP1RIS, HP1YLS and
HP1DRK to be QRV as H91IT from Taboga Island, IOTA NA-072, from
January 6 to 9.  QSL via HP1RCP.

THAILAND, HS.  John, ZB2JK is QRV as HS0ZIQ from Phuket Island, IOTA
AS-053, until January 10.  Activity is on the HF bands.  QSL to home

JAPAN, JA.  Take, JA8DKJ is QRV as 8J8SSF from Hokkaido, IOTA
AS-078, until February 12 during the Sapporo Snow Festival.  QSL via
PERU, OA.  Members of the Radio Club Peruano are QRV with special
event callsign 4T18PAX during all of January to commemorate the
Apostolic visit of Pope Francis.  Activity is on all HF bands using
CW, SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK31 and FT8.  QSL via OA4O.

ANTIGUA, V2.  Randy, WW6RG will be QRV as V25RA from January 8 to
10.  Activity will be holiday style with QRP power on 20 meters
using SSB.  QSL to home call.

BELIZE, V3.  Jim, W2JHP is QRV as V31TA from Turneffe Atoll, IOTA
NA-123, until January 10.  Activity is in his spare time on the HF
bands using mostly SSB, and possibly some digital modes.  QSL direct
to EA5GL.

CHAGOS ISLANDS, VQ9.  Jim, ND9M is QRV with special call VQ920JC.
He is generally active on 17 meters using CW.  QSL to home call.

LAOS, XW.  John, KK4FB is QRV as XW4FB from January 9 to 23.  QSL
via LoTW.

COUNTRY NAME CORRECTION.  As reported in 2017 DX News Bulletin
ARLD052, the correct country for the RI50ANO operation from
Bellingshausen Base on King George Island, IOTA AN-010 is South
Shetlands, not Antarctica.

Contest, NCCC RTTY Sprint, QRP 80-Meter CW Fox Hunt, NCCC CW Sprint,
PODXS 070 Club PSKFest, World Wide PMC Contest and EUCW 160-Meter CW
Contest are all on tap for this upcoming weekend.

The CWops Mini-CWT Test, Phone Fray and QRP 40-Meter CW Fox Hunt are
scheduled for January 10.

The ARRL International Grid Chase runs during all of 2018.

Please see January 2018 QST, page 89, and the ARRL and WA7BNM
Contest Web Sites for details.


OO Report 

Bil Mc Collum KE0XQ OO Coordinator

KE0XQ                      85 Hours   KE6DZD                    60 Hours   KB0ZZT                      30 Hours   WB0WXS                   21 Hours   WB0CMC                   20 Hours   W0RWH                      27 Hours   N0XY & KB0DNP      No report   No cards sent

 Nebraska Section Traffic Manager





NET Reports


Nebraska 40 Meter Net Sessions 15 QNI 162 QTC 2

Nebraska Cornhusker Net March Sessions

Nebraska CW Net Sessions

Nebraska Morning Phone Net Sessions

Nebraska Storm Net Sessions

One Sixty Meter Weather Net Sessions                                         

West Nebraska Net Sessions 

QCWA Chapter 25 Sessions                                        

Buffalo County ARES Sessions                                         

Dodge County ARES Sessions 

Eastern Nebraska ARES  Net Sessions 

Mid-Nebraska ARES Net Sessions                                         

NPPARC Sessions 

Platte Valley 2-Meter Net Sessions

W0IRZ Memorial ARES Net Sessions 

Elkhorn Valley ARC Sessions

·         Net Report Legend: Sessions=Number of times net called, QNI=Number of Station Check-ins, QTC=Formal Traffic Count












Nebraska Section Nets

 Net name frequency meets time CDT time utc 40 Meter Net 7.282 Daily 1300 1800

Cornhusker Net 3.982 Daily 1230 1730 CW Traffic Net 3.540 M-F 1900 0000

Morning Phone Net 3.982 Daily 0730 1230

One Sixty Weather Net 1.995 Daily 1930 0130

Storm Net 3.982 Daily 1830 2330 or 0130

West Nebraska Net 3.950 M-S 0700 1200

 Notes from the Section Traffic Manager:



 Looking for any historical notes you may have about any of the Nebraska Section Net’s.  Please send me your articles, stories, remembrances, pictures or anecdotes you may have.  We will add to the monthly summaries.




Please report your individual traffic monthly totals to me at:  I also check in to several net’s daily, you can send to me on the net.  I welcome your comments and suggestions.


Mike, NF0N






Amateur Radio Association of Nebraska (used to be: Hastings ARC)
Ashland ARC
Bellevue ARC
Boyer Valley Amateur Radio Club (IA)
Buffalo County ARES
Douglas County ARES
Elkhorn Valley ARC
Heartland Amateur Radio Association
Heartland DX Association
Lincoln ARC
Midway ARC http://wØ
Midwest Home Brewer's & QRP Group
Nebraska EMA
Pine Ridge ARC
Pioneer Amateur Radio Club
Strategic Air Command Memorial ARC
Quarter Century Wireless Association
Society of Wireless Pioneers
South East Nebraska Radio Club
1Ø-1Ø International
3900 Club

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These are Amateur Radio Operators who are ill and need our support. Please send get well cards or QSL cards with your best wishes on them as they recover from their illnesses or surgeries. I will post along with their names what they are recovering from only with the permission of the families or the member themselves.


While we celebrate the friends that they were, it is with sadness that we recognize the loss of these hams from our fold.


WØADK - Lambert (Burm) Burmester
WDØFCK - Floyd D. Scholl

KFØFO Jim Peterson

KØSDG Paul Heiser


WØAEX - Bob Rennolet, Sr.
KØAQQ - William Sprout
WAØASM - Steve May
KAØBTY - Robert Musil
KCØEHX - Roger Wilmont
WØHNW - Garry (Hoss) Cartwright
KØJPP - Berl Damkroger
KØKES - Joe Nanos
KBØOZD - Tadhg (Tag) Jackson
WØQOU - Martin Klein
WDØQVX - Henry Missel
ex-KAØREX - Claudius Shoniwa
KØRPC - Raymond M. Pohl
WØRVQ - Verne Voss
WØSZF - Verle (Moe) Francis
KAØTDN - Glen A. Roberts


KAØFZW - Raymond E. Sheridan
WØGFQ - Leo Meyerson
WØJCB - William A. Rice
WØJCP - Dick Dyas
WØJJL - Jim Monk
KCØKOG - Jim Nitz
WØKQX - Ronald L. Frame
KI0KS - Robert Dunn Jr.
KAØLAR - Dan Tinkham
KBØLLZ - Bud Watson
KA2NIC - John Mark
KA0S - Doug Mibourn
WCØP - Don Duckett
KCØQR - Jerry Robb
KØTVP - Stanley Prokes
KØUDB - Gaylord Ottun
KBØWIC - Richard W. Harter
NØWWO - James Kuehn
KØYAB - Dick Moen
KCØYE - Robert M. Hill
NØXII - Steve Peterson
KCØYFU - Steve Rudolph
NØZRV - Vernon (Vern) Berggren


ARRL External Noise Handbook


ARRL Listing
Nebraska Section Convention:


When attending a VE session, make sure you bring the following: your original license, a photocopy of your original license, 2 forms of identification (one with a photograph of you), any CSCE's and $15.00 cash or check.


Lincoln Amateur Radio Club
First Thrusday of every month at 7pm CT, T&R's Garden Restaurant, 5250 Cornhusker Highway, Lincoln. For more information, the club website is


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Matthew N. Anderson
ARRL Nebraska Section Manager


Nebraska Officials