- Section Name:
- Matthew N. Anderson
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Nebraska State Fair Needs Help.
Would love it if we could get the following message out to all the Amateur Radio Operators in the State of Nebraska:
Once again the Nebraska Ham community will be represented at the Nebraska State Fair.
We are always looking for volunteers to come and join in the fun. We get to not only promote our hobby but help our fellow Nebraskans at the same time. It’s a great time to practice our emergency communications in situation that range from the casual search for missing adults and children to reporting emergency medical calls. We have been complimented on our assistance in helping medical personnel reach the site of an accident.
Additional compliments have been reported from the tractor drivers that pull the large people transports for our assistance in getting them through large crowds safely. The past couple of years we have also assisted with the 6pm daily parade crowds.
All that we require is that you be a member in good standing of ANY Amateur Radio Club and that you be willing to work at least a 4 hour shift. If you commit to a 4 hour shift we will provide you with a free Gate Pass. (See instructions below for getting your pass.) Your welcome to arrive before your shift and stay long after we conclude for the day.
We utilize the Lime Green or Yellowish vests that say “Amateur Radio Emergency Communications” on the back. They are similar to the ones you can purchase from the ARRL site. We have a few, and I do seriously mean a few, of the vests that we can loan out to volunteers. If you have one of your own it would certainly be advisable to bring yours. If your vest is tattered and torn you may want to consider purchasing a new one as we are representing all Amateur Radio Operators in the state and we want to present the best image possible.
Signup sheet and schedule is now online at www.gihams.org. However it is a brand new system that we are using this year and I do expect there to be a few bumps along the road.
If you have any trouble using the online sign up form please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The new system should allow us to better track volunteer hours and provide each volunteer with a personal accounting they can later use for tax purposes. It will require that first time volunteers sign up for a free account. System will log hours donated as well as miles driven. When you sign up for a shift you will be greeted by a Username and Password screen.
If you have not already registered with the system you will need to do so before you can continue. There is a very small ‘Register’ link located at the bottom of the Login screen that will allow you to sign up. At present we don’t have enough man power to be on the fairground from 8AM to Midnight so it’s important that you note the schedule posted online. Schedule is apt to change from time to time so please make sure you sign up.
If a scheduled shift is deleted and you are signed up for it you will be notified by email. If you come at an hour we aren’t scheduled you may or may not find anyone monitoring the State Fair repeater. Feel free to use it as an Open Repeater any time that an actual State Fair net is not in progress.
There are a limited number of spots available however I would be more than happy to open up more slots to accommodate any overflowing of volunteers. I would love to have the wonderful problem of having to deal with too many volunteers. This could also be a great club project and would certainly entertain the idea of letting a clubs sponsor a day by providing all the volunteers. We would find a location where we could put your clubs small banner representing your club as the hosting club of the day. We utilize two repeaters.
The 146.94 repeater for Talk-In and the 145.4150 Repeater for Net Operations and assisting with passing out Gate Passes. In the past it has worked out very well to hand out the Gate Passes to volunteers directly at the gate.
After you get a parking spot just call in on the 145.415 Repeater and let us know which gate you are coming in. If you’re not sure of the gate number your coming in hopefully you can direct us by giving a general direction, North, South, East or West that your parked from the fair grounds. Parking is free….for the most part. There are individuals that sell parking spaces in their front yards and vacant lots that are not associated with the fair. After we determine which gate your coming in we will have one of our volunteers meet you at that gate with an appropriate amount of tickets.
If you come before your shift and no one is on the grounds, and you don’t already have a Gate Pass, you may have to wait until one of us can get to you. You can ask around on the .94 Repeater and/or the .415 machine as to who can provide you with a pass. We have several volunteers in town that have the authority to issue Gate Passes and would be more than happy to meet you someplace.
If you decide not to wait and go ahead and pay the Gate Fee yourself we can’t reimburse you. However we will certainly provide a Gate Pass to you that day for any upcoming schedules you may be signed up for. Do not ask the people taking tickets to provide you with a free pass. If you have any questions, or I have left out some important information, please feel free to email me email@example.com with any request.
There are too many situations that could arise for me to address them all in an email.
146.94000 W0CU0 RM 123.0 PL 123.0 PL W0CUO GI Grand Island
Centennial Towers 145.41500 W0CUO RM 123.0 PL 123.0 PL W0CUO GI Nebraska State Fair
Sincerely, Stan Coleman – N0YXV Amateur Radio Volunteer Coordinator Nebraska State Fair
Nebraska Section Traffic Manager
NET REPORTS for January 2015
Nebraska 40 Meter Net Sessions 18 QNI 255 0QTC Reported by KW0R
Nebraska Cornhusker Net Sessions 30 QNI 370 QTC 5 Reported by K0CWW
Nebraska CW Net Sessions 18 QNI 34 QTC 10 Reported by AA0W
Nebraska Morning Phone Net Sessions 26 QNI 1651 QTC 76 Reported by KA0DOC
Nebraska Storm Net Sessions 31 QNI 1804 QTC 26 Reported by AG0L
One Sixty Meter Weather Net Dec 2014 Nov 2014 Sessions 26 30 14 QNI 671 719 350 QTC 0 0 0 Reported by KA0RKB
West Nebraska Net Sessions 27 QNI 1426 QTC 297 Reported by K0RRL
Buffalo County ARES Sessions 4 QNI 24 QTC 0 Reported by WA0LST
Dawson County ARES Sessions QNI QTC Reported by WA0LST
Dodge County ARES Sessions 4 QNI 36 QTC 3 Reported by K0VLA
Eastern Nebraska ARES Net Sessions 31 QNI 858 QTC 0 Reported by N0GMA
Mid-Nebraska ARES Net Sessions 14 QNI 126 QTC 1 Reported by KC0MWM
NPPARC Sessions QNI QTC Reported by WD0D
Platte Valley 2-Meter Net Sessions 4 QNI 32 QTC 0 Reported by KW0R
W0IRZ Memorial ARES Net Sessions 4 QNI 66 QTC 3 Reported by W0WHY
Elkhorn Valley ARC Sessions QNI QTC Reported by KD0JE
• Net Report Legend: Sessions=Number of times net called, QNI=Number of Station Check-ins, QTC=Formal Traffic Count • Traffic Count: KA0DBK: PSHR Total = 86 Traffic Count: K0PTK: PSHR Total = 115 K0PTK: Orig:0 ; Rcvd:62; Sent:251; Dlvd:0 for Total of 313
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
Public Service Honor Roll
(Please visit http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/pshr/ for more information
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: firstname.lastname@example.org I also check in to several net’s daily, you can send to me on the net. I welcome your comments and suggestions.
OFFICIAL OBSERVER REPORTS
WB0MWB 34 hours
W0HXL 30 hours
AC0DQ 80 hours
WB0WXS 10 hours
WB0CMC 35 hours
KE6DZD 100 hours
KB0ZZT 50 hours
KE0XQ 150 hours
N0XY and KB0DNP No report
AKSARBEN ARC http://www.aksarbenarc.org/main/
Amateur Radio Association of Nebraska (used to be: Hastings ARC) http://www.w0wwv.org
Ashland ARC http://ashlandarc.org/
Bellevue ARC http://www.bellevuearc.org
Boyer Valley Amateur Radio Club (IA) http://www.bvarc.net
Buffalo County ARES http://www.bcares.info
Douglas County ARES http://www.mdares.org/home/
Elkhorn Valley ARC http://www.qsl.net/evarc
Heartland Amateur Radio Association http://www.qsl.net/hara
Heartland DX Association http://www.hdxa.net
Lincoln ARC http://www.k0kkv.org
Midway ARC http://wØky.kearney.net/
Midwest Home Brewer's & QRP Group http://www.qsl.net/hbqrp
Nebraska EMA http://www.nema.ne.gov/
Pine Ridge ARC http://www.pineridgearc.org/
Pioneer Amateur Radio Club http://www.k0jfn.com
Strategic Air Command Memorial ARC http://www.sacmarc.org/
Quarter Century Wireless Association http://www.qcwa.org/
Society of Wireless Pioneers http://www.sowp.org/
South East Nebraska Radio Club http://www.senrc.farmpond.net
1Ø-1Ø International http://www.ten-ten.org/
3900 Club http://www.3900club.com
Other Links of Interest
ARRL DX Bulletins http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/dx/
ARRL Propagation Bulletins http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/prop/
ARRL Keplarian Elements http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/kep/
ARRL Transmission Schedule http://www.arrl.org/w1aw.html#w1awsked
ARRL General and Special Bulletins http://www.arrl.org/w1aw/
ARRL Emergency Communications http://www.emergency-radio.org
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
HAMFESTS AND CONVENTIONS
Nebraska Section Convention: http://www.lincolnhamfest.org
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 http://www.k0kkv.org.
You may reprint items from this webpage/newsletter without prior permission if attribution to this source is provided.
Matthew N. Anderson
ARRL Nebraska Section Manager
Section ManagerMatthew N. Anderson KA0BOJ
Public Info Coordinator,Jeff Beiermann WB0M
Assistant Section Manager
Assistant Section ManagerThomas M. Michaelson N0MT
Section Emergency CoordinatorLonnie E. Rech WD0AOP
Public Info CoordinatorRoxanne M. Baxter AA7RX
Assistant Section Manager,Larry L. Lehmann KC0DA
Affiliated Club Coordinator
Technical Coordinator,Michael P. Ruhrdanz N0FER
Assistant Section Manager
Assistant Section ManagerDarwin W. Piatt W9HZC
Assistant Section Manager,Robert D. Mitchell WB0RJJ
State Government Liaison
Official Observer Coordinator,Bill McCollum KE0XQ
Assistant Section Manager
Assistant Section ManagerReynolds B. Davis K0GND
Section Traffic Manager,Michael E. Nickolaus NF0N
Assistant Section Manager