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Section Name:
Ron Cowan- KBØDTI Section Manager
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Basic Information


                                                                                           Updated  Jan 27

Silent Keys

WWØH-John Ryding, Hillsboro

NØRWB, Gary DeBey, Cawker City


As the year comes to a close we often reflect on the events, activities and people we encountered on the 12 month journey leading to now. This is an opportunity for me to thank those operators that helped with the Kansas Section activities. I’m including all the net participants and those that helped by filling in as net controls.   Sometimes we start the new year with a blank calendar ready to be filled with hamfests, picnics, public service events and more. I wish you a fun full calendar by this time next year. Happy New Year and 73, Ron


Around the Section

Kansas Day Special Event January 28 10A to 4P. Santa Fe Trail ARC is operating KS0KS to mark the occasion of Kansas entering the union. Look around these frequencies:21.20, 14.250, 14.055, 10.115, 7.20,7.045mhz.  

Mine Creek Hamfest February 4, 2023, LaCygne Community Building 206 Commercial. Take the highway into town and turn North at Broadway.

Opens at 9AM, door prizes TI 147.285+(91.5) Contact Ron-KB0DTI 913-757-4456


V.O.T.A. starts January 1, 2023                                                                             ARRL has a new year long operating event called Volunteers On The Air.  It celebrates our volunteers who make ARRL possible. It takes elements of POTA and the Volunteer Appreciation week held years ago. Points are awarded for levels of volunteers. Example, President K5UR is more points than an Emergency Coordinator. This all is tied to Log Book of The World which is required if you wish to participate fully. Below are a couple of links to get you started.  

In addition, Each state will have the opportunity for W1AW/Portable  on the air in their state.  Kansas has an early period of Jan 18Z to Jan 24Z. We get it again in November.

Santa Fe Trail ARC will be on the air for Kansas Day January 28 operating as a Special Event station using KSØKS.

Mine Creek Hamfest February 4, 2023, LaCygne Community Building. Opens at 9AM, TI 147.285+(91.5) Contact Ron-KBØDTI Or 913-757-4456

N5ZMW-Garey of Hindsville, AR is the new Central States Traffic Net Manager.

Flint Hills ARC went on an expedition to Beaumont in October.They set up at Beaumont Community Center on the old Frisco right of way. There were approximately 10 participants for W0T. John, K0JDL took his tower trailer and Shin-Ae,KC0NOI prepared breakfast burritos for everyone. Sounds like a fun outing.

Eric-KDØARW reports on Phillipsburg ARC Special Event at Fort Bissell October 9th:  In 2 hours club station W0ZXN made 52 contacts on 20 and 80 meters.  46 contacts on 20 including Canada and Mexico.  Even had a pile up for a while. The remainder of contacts were made after the Kansas Sideband Net. Eric, KD0ARW says: Special thanks to Mike, KB0QGT, for the awesome work on the QSL cards he made the club for this event. In all, had a great time and looking forward for more opportunities at the fort to operate again.   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Kansas Slow Speed Net is held Mondays at 7:30 on (or near) 3547 KHz. Our host is WDØESF- Mike in Medicine Lodge.

====================================================================                                                October 2022 Reports

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NET ACTIVITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kansas.Nets-------Sessions---Check-in--messages------Managers. --------------
Ks.Sideband.Net----------31-------456---52----- K0RCJ- Richard
K0RCJ- Richard 

Ks.AM.Weather.Net------31-------869----829-----WD0BWE- Don
--------WD0BWE- Don
QKS.CW.NTS. Early-----19---------46------1

QKS.CW NTS Late-------22--------42------1-----OPEN

QKS-SS Slow Speed-----4----------21-------0----WD0ESF--Mike
 K0RCJ ---------------0-----00--------00--------0---------00
~~~~~~~~~~~PUBLIC SERVICE HONOR ROLL(PSHR)~~~~~~~~~                                 
Categories>>>>   1.   2.    3.    4.   5.   6.   T  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

KB0DTI Ron          40   16   20   0   0     0     85

K0RCJ  Richard     00   00   00   00   0    00   173      


Room for more doers here:

Emergency Contacts:

SATERN Liaison: Herb-NZØF & Diana-KDØOBP, Prairie Village.  Kansas and Western MO Division Net Tuesdays 8:30 pm on 3.820+/- 10   PSK31 Tuesdays 9:00pm on 3.5795U

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~KANSAS ARRL NTS NETS ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Ks Sideband Net-------- K0RCJ     Dy. 6:30 PM 3920 kHz
Ks Phone Net-----------  K0RCJ     MWF 6:45 AM 3920 kHz
Ks Phone Net-----------  K0RCJ      S,S 8:00 AM 3920 kHz
Ks AM Weather Net------ WD0BWE Dy 7:00 AM 3920 kHz
Ks Weather Net--------- WD0BWE Dy. 6:00 PM 3920 kHz
Central States Tfc Net--N5ZMW      M-S 12:30 PM 7253
QKS CW NTS Tfc Net----- OPEN Dy 7:00 PM 3547 kHz
QKS CW NTS Tfc Net----- OPEN Dy 10:00 PM 3547 kHz
QKS-SS Slow Speed Net-- WD0ESF Mon. 7:30 PM 3547 kHz

In winter evening nets begin at 5:00 PM due to propagation

-------------------------------------------------------------                                                        Digital Rep:  OPEN

  Feb 2022
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ KANSAS INDEPENDENT NETS~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mine Creek ARC----------4-----------20--------0------KB0DTI
Wheat State Wrls ---------5----------34---------0------KB0DTI
Central Kansas QCWA--5-----------24---------0------K0RCJ
US Center ARC-----------
Wheat Shocker------------0-----------00---------0------Feedback
Wheat Shocker Fusion--
0-----------00---------0------Feedback                              Pilot Knob ARC------------0------------00---------0-----QRZ                                           South East KS ARC------0------------00---------0-----KA0EGE                                         Reno CO ARA ------------3-----------40----------0------K0RCJ                                Wichita ARC ------------5----------124----------0------K0RCJ                                            Wichita ARC Fusion ------5-----------24----------0------K0RCJ                               Wichita ARC  DMR---------5-----------35---------0------K0RCJ                                       Great Salt Plains------------5-----------35--------0------K0RCJ                                Atchison Co ARS--------4-----------44--------2------KE0DL                                       Western Kansas 160-----0----------000---------0------KD0EZS  Visually Inconvenienced--5----------128----------0------K0RCJ

Room for more here :

Kansas Information Website, Kansas QSO Party, Club Resources , Ensor Museum and Park

Kansas Officials

  • Laurance Staples

    Public Info Coordinator

    Laurance S. Staples W0AIB

  • Ron Cowan

    Section Manager,
    Section Traffic Manager

    Ron D. Cowan KB0DTI

  • William Brinker

    Technical Coordinator

    William R. Brinker WA0CBW

  • Richard Johnson

    State Government Liaison

    Richard C. Johnson K0RCJ

  • Jack Di Palo

    Section Youth Coordinator

    Jack F. Di Palo WZ1Y

  • Kenneth Kopp

    Assistant Section Manager

    Kenneth Allen Kopp AK0A


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