“KAR” Kansas Amateur Radio “KAR”
February 2015 newsletter
Hi gang, Still hurting! I broke cartledge and it is 3 times more painful and 3 times
longer to heal. My doctor gave me 30 pain killers to take only at bed time so I can
lay down and get some sleep. I have been able to drive for a week.
My wife Liz will get to stand on both legs for the first time sense Feb 10 on May 5.
She will be doing that in with her doctor. She has been using up her 333 days of
sick leave so the pay check keeps coming right now. She is anxious to go back to
work at the SSA office about 4 miles from us. I think we are going to have some
one wrap us in bubble wrap, hi hi.
Kent who posts KAR on his web site came through the back surgery and has been
home several weeks. He said the surgery has relieved him of the terrible back pain.
Last month I removed space for ARES reports from the non-reporting stations which
leaves us with only 5 active ARES counties out of 105 counties. I don't know how
many ARES appointments are active or in-active, but it does not look like many
ARES members are active in Kansas. I say this cuz ALL holders of ARRL appointments are to report monthly to
the Ks Section Manager and I hope for a CC for KAR to let Ks hams know what is going on in Ks. I sure hope
we have more active ARES members than are reporting their activities. http://ksarrl.org/ares/alphaks.php/
u ARRL Field Day is June 27-28, 2015 It is not TOOoooo soon to start planning this year's FD! Do you
have your site secured? Is the generator in gud working condition? Is ??????
u Larry, here is a CW program that should be of interest to a lot of Hams. It’s a CW trainer which is similar to
the Koch method; ALSO it has a Field Day trainer. It sends the call, classification, and location (State) which I'm
excited about. It’s going to help that OLD gray matter between my ears that seems to be getting fuzzy....
.. .. .. and it’s FREE!!
Tom Pennebaker, N4RS
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u A gud CW OP from Ks past now from Indiana.
Just read the latest KAR & am so sorry to hear of Liz's accident. Do hope & pray she recovers well. Hope
this finds you doing okay otherwise. Was saddened to hear of K0BXF being sk.
Run into Jim, NB0Z on CAN on the weekend & have exchanged traffic a couple of times. Still plugging
away here and doing ok. Take care, just wanted to drop you a line. Best 73.
u 60 meter band. http://www.arrl.org/60m-channel-allocation
u The March issue of QSP is FINALLY on-line. It's been a bear of a month - Sorry!
Sid Ashen-Brenner firstname.lastname@example.org
Links for Kansas hams!
Kansas Section Pages and KAR's http://ksarrl.org
ARRL Midwest Director's newsletter http://www.arrlmidwest.org/newsletter/newsletter.pdf
Kansas ARES Pages http://ksarrl.org/ares
Kansas ARES Printable Map http://ksarrl.org/ares/printit/
Skywarn is Wichita NWS Skywarn http://www.ict-skywarn.org
Kansas QSO Party http://ksqsoparty.org
Newton ARC http://www.newtonarc.org
Wichita ARC http://www.warc1.org
Ensor Museum http://www.ensorparkandmuseum.org/
S. A. T. E. R. N. http://www.SATERN.salvationarmy.us
Kansas ARRL Section News http://www.arrl.org/Groups/view/kansas
KC ham Info http://www.kchams.net/larrys_list.html
NF9L KC page http://kchamradio.com/
BCNU Next month!
ARRL Midwest Director
Roderick K. Blocksome KØDAS
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Highlights this month:
- AMSAT and University of Iowa Collaborate to Provide Fox-1D Science
- HR-1301: The Amateur Radio Parity Act of 2015
- Iowa State ARES Meeting in Photos
- Amateur Radio Demonstration at STEM Festival
- Eastern Iowa Science and Engineering Fair
- Around the Midwest Division
- Midwest Division Special Events
- ARRL State Conventions in the Midwest Division
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- ARRL Midwest Division Leadership
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Thanks and 73's,
Rod Blocksome, K0DAS
ARRL Midwest Division Director
ARRL Midwest Division
Director: Roderick K Blocksome, K0DAS
Western Kansas 160 meter net
The Western Kansas 160m net will be tonight at 8
PM mountain time on 1.960 LSB.
The topic tonight: are you active on your local
repeater? if not, what would it take to make you
see you on the air!
The Western Kansas 160m Net meets every tuesday
night at 8PM mountain time on or
near 1.960 LSB. we have a different (usually ham
radio related) topic every week.
here is whats been happening on 160m.
noticed tonight a very noisy band, spring has come!
hope your doing well OM.
we played ham radio trivia and It was a great time!
we had 25 stations checking in from 9 states,
stations answering a trivia questions:
KD070R AC5HM KD7HH K0AS
W7JSC N3LRH K0VET` N0GMT
N0IGZ N0BF N0NB NI7J
N7JYS KI0ID AG5S K9GAJ
NO0A W5VXE KD0UEK K0OJ
WA7KYM KD0ZS N0DQS WB0SRP
We had 32 stations from 12 states check in.
KD0YOR K8OZ NO0A NZ0T
N0BF N0IGZ KD7HH K0DVY
AC5HM K0AS N0NB K0OJ
K0BJ KD0ZS W5VXE WA7KYM
N0XRS WBOSRP N0DQS KD0UEK
W7JSC N0RMB KI0ID KB0MSB
AF9O K9GAJ AF5S KE5ZR
NV8Q KC7GOL KA0AAM
Topic: what do you do if you are QRM'ed?
We had 23 stations from 9 states
W0KRT NZ0T K0VET N0IGZ
WD0ESF N0GMT N3LRH N0BF
AC5HM W5JO W7JSC KD0ZS
K0KS KF5QGD N0NB KA0AAM
K0OJ W5VXE K9GAJ W0SLH
AF9O N7OO KB0PUN
we had 27 stations from 10 states
W7JSC NO0A N7JYS N0GMT
WA0VJR N7OO N0BF NV8Q
WB0SRP N0DQS N0NB AG5S
KA0AAM KF5QGD K9GAJ W5VXE
KD0UEK K0OJ KD0ZS W0ZZS
W0KRT AC5HM N0KOM WB5WPA
WA7KYM K5AII KB0MSB
We had 20 stations from 7 states
WA0VJR N0BF KE7RWV K0AS
AC5HM N3LRH W7JSC W0SBS
N0IGZ N0RWB KC0RBT K0OJ
AC0KC WA7KYM KD0UEK N7VDR
N0XRS N0NB KB0MSB K9GAJ
Thank you all for checking in and supporting the Western Kansas 160m net!
See you on the air!
u Please check this out . go to our S.M.A.R.T. www.smartrving.org site. , left side scroll down to LINKS OF
My Kansas Ham Radio www. page will be there for all to see.
Thank you Hams
SEEING THE COUNTRY WE DEFEN