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ARRL Sections - Nebraska

Nebraska

Nebraska

Contact Information

Section Name:
Nebraska
Contact:
Matthew N. Anderson
Daytime Phone:
402-480-5515
Evening Phone:
402-944-7488
Email:
ka0boj@arrl.org

Basic Information

Division:
Midwest
Description:

Well the New Year is upon us and gone.  January kicked off the 100th anniversary of the ARRL and the airwaves are a buzz with activity especially with the special W1AW/portable stations and W1ØØAW from Newington, CT. as well.

How many of you are still honoring your New Year's committments?  I am sure that some of us have already "slipped" and others are holding on strong.  My personal goal of one HF contact per day is still going strong, mostly mobile HF contacts for me so far.  I only live 4 miles from work, but still log lots of miles....how do I do that?

Lonnie Rech WDØAOP is getting things arranged as the new SEC.  Look for him to be contacting you current EC's and looking for those that are interested in becoming one.  Check the Section leadership below and send Lonnie and e-mail if you are interested.  It only works, if you help.

I have had the pleasure of being invited to speak at the Lincoln Amateur Radio Club as well as the Bellevue Amateur Radio Club which is one of the oldest organized clubs in the state.  Congrats to them!

February is already upon us and it won't be long before the Nebraska ARRL Convention will be upon us.  It is vitally important for us as an organization to not only support this state convention but for us to support other smaller hamfests and flea markets as they come up.  They only continue year after year, when you attend and SPEND some money.  I am looking forward to attending as many as possible this year.

I am still seeking nominations for the various Ham of the Year awards.  Time is running out.  I have nominations so far for each catagory except for the Nebraska Young Ham of the Year.  So, please think and don't be bashful.  We have 4,000 plus hams.  Lot's of them are deserving of recognition.  It's up to you to step up and nominate them.

I have a couple of simple yet easily obtainable goals for each and everyone of us.  There are a little over 4,000 hams in the state of Nebraska.  A little over 800 ARRL members.  Here's the challenge.  Each and everyone of us 4,000 need to introduce a new person to this hobby and help them get licensed.  If just half of us do that, we would have over 6,000 plus hams.  For each one of us that are ARRL members, we need to get just ONE more person to join the league.  You have 11 months to get that done.  And I'll sweeten the pot.  So, here it is, and I guarantee that no other Section Manager is doing this.

For every ham that YOU PERSONALLY bring to the hobby and help them get their ticket, I will GIVE you a hat with YOUR callsign on it and the callsign of the NEW HAM.  I will make that retroactive to January 1st, 2014.  ALSO, the same criteria for getting someone to become an ARRL member as well, in otherwords, you convince them to become a member.  This is for a NEW member and NOT a re-newal.  E-mail me with your callsign and that of the NEW member - NEW ham.  I will verify their membership thru the ARRL.  Both of you will benefit.

So, are you up to the challenge?.  It's HIGH time, that the Nebraska Section leads the way.  

73's

Matt Anderson

KAØBOJ

Nebraska Section Manager

 

 

Section Traffic Manager and Section Emergency Coordinator

Net Reports - April 2013

Nebraska 40 Meter Net, Sessions 20, QNI 220, QTC 0, Reported by KW0R
Cornhusker Net, Sessions 30, QNI 377, QTC 4, Reported by K0CWW
Nebraska CW Net, no report
Nebraska Morning Phone Net, Sessions 30, QNI 1673, QTC 54, Reported by KA0DOC
Nebraska Storm Net, Sessions 30, QNI 1528, QTC 6, Reported by AG0L
One Sixty Meter Weather Net, no report
West Nebraska Net, Sessions 26, QNI 1352, QTC 234, Reported by K0RRL
Buffalo County ARES, Sessions 4, QNI 59, QTC 0, Reported by WA0LST
Dodge County ARES, Sessions 4, QNI 29, QTC 1, Reported by KC0KKE
Eastern Nebraska ARES Net, Sessions 30, QNI 839, QTC 0, Reported by KN0RKY
Mid-Nebraska ARES Net, Sessions 13, QNI 102, QTC 1, Reported by KC0MWM
NPPARC, Sessions 5, QNI 37, QTC 0, Reported by WD0D
Platte Valley 2-Meter Net, Sessions 4, QNI 36, QTC 0, Reported by KW0R
W0IRZ Memorial ARES Net, Sessions 4, QNI 58, QTC 4, Reported by W0WHY
Elkhorn Valley ARC, Sessions 5, QNI 25, QTC 5, Reported by KD0JE

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

Traffic Totals

Traffic Count: K0PTK: 303 PSHR Total = 115
Traffic Count: WA4STO: 1582 PSHR Total = 140
WA4STO: DRS: Rcvd: 230, Sent: 942 for Total of 1172
WA4STO: BPL = YES, Orig: 327: Rcvd: 252; Sent: 996; Dlvd: 7 for Total of 1582


Public Service Honor Roll
(Please visit http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/pshr/ for more information about the honor roll.)

KE6DZD                  100  hours                                             

 

KBØZZT                   150 hours  

 

WBØWXS                  26  hours

 

WØHXL                    38 hours  

 

WBØCMC                 25 hours

 

KEØXQ                    110 hours

 

ACØDQ                    40 hours

 

KAØJTI                     30  hours

  

WBØMWB                 55 hours

 

NØXY and KB0DNP - no report.

 

Still had a few issues on unlicensed truckers.

Net Reports - May 2013

Ashland ARES 2 meter net, Sessions 3, QNI 24, QTC 3

Nebraska 40 Meter Net, Sessions 25, QNI 245, QTC 2, Reported by KW0R
Nebraska Cornhusker Net, Sessions 26, QNI 247, QTC 8, Reported by K0CWW
Nebraska CW Net, Sessions 23, QNI 51, QTC 22, Reported by AA0W
Nebraska Morning Phone Net, Sessions 30, QNI 1695, QTC 39, Reported by KA0DOC
Nebraska Storm Net, Sessions 31, QNI 1235, QTC 7, Reported by AG0L
One Sixty Meter Weather Net, no report
West Nebraska Net, Sessions 27, QNI 1363, QTC 227, Reported by K0RRL
Buffalo County ARES, Sessions 3, QNI 27, QTC 0, Reported by WA0LST
Dodge County ARES, Sessions 5, QNI 32, QTC 0, Reported by KC0KKE
Eastern Nebraska ARES Net, Sessions 31, QNI 970, QTC 0, Reported by KN0RKY
Mid-Nebraska ARES Net, Sessions 14, QNI 118, QTC 1, Reported by KC0MWM
NPPARC, no report
Platte Valley 2-Meter Net, Sessions 4, QNI 24, QTC 0, Reported by KW0R
W0IRZ Memorial ARES Net, Sessions 4, QNI 55, QTC 4, Reported by W0WHY
Elkhorn Valley ARC, Sessions 4, QNI 16, QTC 4, Reported by KD0JE


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

Traffic Totals
(PSHR: Public Service Honor Roll)

K0PTK: 312 PSHR Total = 115
WA4STO: 414 PSHR Total = 140; BPL = YES, Orig: 136: Rcvd: 76; Sent: 200; Dlvd: 2 for Total of 414

Public Service Honor Roll
(Please visit http://www.arrl.org/FandES/field/pshr/ for more information about the honor roll.)

KAØDBK 81 points
KBØYTM 28 points

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: nf0n@arrl.net I also check in to several net’s daily, you can send to me on the net. I welcome your comments and suggestions.

Mike, NFØN

OFFICIAL OBSERVER REPORTS

April 2013 Hours

KE6DZD - 20
WBØMWB - (on vacation)
KBØZZT - 100
WBØWXS - 23
WØHXL - 36
WBØCMC - 35
KEØXQ - 100
ACØDQ - 40
KAØJTI - 30

KB0DNP, NØXY - no report

May 2013 Hours

KE6DZD - 60
WBØMWB - 17
KBØZZT - 75
WBØWXS - 21
WØHXL - 22
WBØCMC - 35
KEØXQ - 100
ACØDQ - 60
KAØJTI - 20


KB0DNP, NØXY - no report

**********SPECIAL EVENTS STATION**********

 

 

(none listed - please send KØAIZ your announcements!)

WEB PAGES

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

SICK CALL

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.

SILENT KEYS

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

2013

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

KFØFO Jim Peterson

KØSDG Paul Heiser

2012

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

2011

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

WEB RESOURCES

ARRL External Noise Handbook

HAMFESTS AND CONVENTIONS

ARRL Listing
Nebraska Section Convention: http://www.lincolnhamfest.org

VE TESTS

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.

NEBRASKA
http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/examsearch.phtml?State=NE

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.

IOWA
http://www.arrl.org/arrlvec/examsearch.phtml?State=IA

NOTICE
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
ka0boj@arrl.org

 

Nebraska Officials

  • Matthew Anderson

    Section Manager

    Matthew N. Anderson KA0BOJ

  • Jeff Beiermann

    Public Info Coordinator,
    Assistant Section Manager

    Jeff Beiermann WB0M

  • Reynolds Davis

    Assistant Section Manager

    Reynolds B. Davis K0GND

  • Darwin Piatt

    Assistant Section Manager

    Darwin W. Piatt W9HZC

  • Michael Nickolaus

    Assistant Section Manager,
    Section Traffic Manager

    Michael E. Nickolaus NF0N

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  • Roxanne Baxter

    Public Info Coordinator

    Roxanne M. Baxter AA7RX

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  • Lonnie Rech

    Section Emergency Coordinator

    Lonnie E. Rech WD0AOP

  • Larry Lehmann

    Assistant Section Manager,
    Affiliated Club Coordinator

    Larry L. Lehmann KC0DA

  • Robert Mitchell

    Assistant Section Manager,
    State Government Liaison

    Robert D. Mitchell WB0RJJ

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  • James Novacek

    Assistant Section Manager

    James E. Novacek WB0ULH

  • Michael Ruhrdanz

    Assistant Section Manager,
    Technical Coordinator

    Michael P. Ruhrdanz N0FER

  • Elden Miller

    Assistant Section Manager

    Elden C. Miller W0KVM

  • Bill McCollum

    Assistant Section Manager,
    Official Observer Coordinator

    Bill McCollum KE0XQ

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  • Thomas Michaelson

    Assistant Section Manager

    Thomas M. Michaelson N0MT