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Contact Information

Section Name:
Ron Cowan- KBØDTI Section Manager
Daytime Phone:
Evening Phone:

Basic Information


                                                                                           Updated  June 2

 Silent Keys

KAØEIC- Don Fitzgerald, Salina

WAØJSM-Don Gerard , Syracuse

KBØWOW-Daniel Green, Topeka

KCØHHU-Sharon House, Salina

NØEI–John Morse, Overland Park


Around The Section    

Santa Fe trail ARC will mark the 81st anniversary of the Paley Award ceremony with an operating event, sessions on basic antenna construction, and a trunk sale.

The operating event, using Marshall Ensor's callsign W9BSP, will run from 10 AM to 2PM, Saturday, June 4, 2022.

A seminar covering concepts, tricks, tips, and suggestions about the construction of simple antennas will last about an hour and will start at 10:30 AM. The seminar will be repeated at 1:30 PM.

There will be a trunk sale in the parking lot from 9AM till it gets too hot or you run out of gear to sell.. No charge.

The Ensor farmhouse and barns will be open for tours from 1PM to 5PM. No charge for tours, but donations gratefully accepted.

Info provided by KRØUT

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SFTARC is our only Special Service Club.

Johnson County ARES conducted a Search and Rescue drill March 14th.  Members were told where to assemble but given no specific information ahead of time. The annual Night time exercise brought out 19 members.           

Santa Fe Trail held their annual Kansas Day Special Event and this time it was held on Kansas Day. KØDDS hosted at his antenna farm near Gardner. The club made 179 contacts mixed mode with CW and Sideband.

QKS our CW traffic net has heard N0ALN, K0NK, AK0A  and WD0ESF checking in on a regular basis. David-N0ALN and Jim-K0NK have been performing NCS  duties along with myself. My thanks to all the ops keeping this sked available.

Public Service Events are starting up again. I’m sure you will want to participate in a few and get experience working in a network with others.You might consider working toward Public Service Honor Roll. Simply keep track of points/time and report it to me. You can earn a certificate. Info can be found on the website:      

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

====================================================================                                                February 2022 Reports

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~NET ACTIVITY ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Kansas.Nets-------Sessions---Check-in--messages------Managers. --------------
Ks.Sideband.Net----------28-------620---41----- K0RCJ- Richard
K0RCJ- Richard 

Ks.AM.Weather.Net------28-------811----750-----WD0BWE- Don
---884-----WD0BWE- Don

QKS-SS Slow Speed-----4----------25-------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   20   20   0   0     0     80

K0RCJ  Richard     00   00   00   00   0    00   170        


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--KC5MP 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

  February 2022
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ KANSAS INDEPENDENT NETS~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Mine Creek ARC----------4-----------15--------0------KB0DTI
Wheat State Wrls ---------4----------22---------0------KB0DTI
Central Kansas QCWA--4-----------30---------0------K0RCJ
US Center ARC-----------
Wheat Shocker------------0-----------00---------0------Feedback
Wheat Shocker Fusion-----0-----------00---------0------Feedback
Independence ARC-------0-------------0---------0-----K1ISH                                           Pilot Knob ARC------------0------------00---------0-----QRZ                                           South East KS ARC------0------------00---------0-----KA0EGE                                         Reno CO ARA ------------3-----------22----------0------K0RCJ                                Wichita ARC ------------4----------121----------0------K0RCJ                                            Wichita ARC Fusion ------4-----------16----------0------K0RCJ                               Wichita ARC  DMR---------4-----------31---------0------K0RCJ                                       Great Salt Plains------------4-----------36--------0------K0RCJ                                Atchison Co ARS--------4-----------46--------5------KE0DL                                       Western Kansas 160-----0----------000---------0------KD0EZS
K-Link Systerm------------0----------000----------0------N0MXI 
Visually Inconvenienced--4-----------85----------0------K0RCJ

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

  • William Brinker

    Technical Coordinator

    William R. Brinker WA0CBW

  • Richard Johnson

    State Government Liaison

    Richard C. Johnson K0RCJ

  • Kenneth Kopp

    Assistant Section Manager

    Kenneth Allen Kopp AK0A

  • Jack Di Palo

    Section Youth Coordinator

    Jack F. Di Palo WZ1Y


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