Winter Field DayWinter Field Day, sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) , and takes place the last full weekend in January.  For 2019 that will be Janurary  26th and 27th.   

“Don’t let those winter doldrums keep you locked up in the house,” the WFDA says. “Get out and play some radio!” The WFDA said it believes that maintaining operating skills should not be limited to fair-weather scenarios.   

There are three entry categories — indoor, outdoor, and home. The rule are similar to those for ARRL Field Day. Operation will take place on all HF bands except 12, 17, 30, and 60 meters, as well as on VHF, UHF, and satellite. The event runs 24 hours. Starting at 1:00 pm CDT on Saturday and running to 1:00 pm on Sunday.   US and Canadian stations exchange call sign, operating category, and ARRL or RAC section.

The Omaha Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) will be participating in Winter Field Day from the local EDS building at 10629 Burt Circle and invites all interested amateur radio operators to participate with them.     At this point everything is still in the planning phase, but so far the plan is to operate as in the Indoor category with at least 2 HF stations one voice station and one digital stations.  The stations will run off of generator and battery power.      Hours of operation will depend on band conditions and the number of participants to work those late night hours.   

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Winter Field Day, sponsored by the Winter Field Day Association (WFDA) , and takes place the last full weekend in January.  For 2019 that was Janurary  26th and 27th.   

40 meter station

“Don’t let those winter doldrums keep you locked up in the house  the WFDA says. 

20 meters“Get out and play some radio!” The WFDA said it believes that maintaining operating skills should not be limited to fair-weather scenarios.   And right they are!  

We operated 2I from Salvation Army EDS building at 10629 Burt Circle and had a great turn out.  The Salvation Army provided some donuts and sandwhiches.   

Results are still being tablutated,  (meaning that N0TRK did not network the computers and used the computer running the KØTSA-2 Packet BBS as the logging computer - so she needs to go back to the TSA to get the results off that computer)  but it is doubtful that the group broke any records.  Stay tuned to this web site for the final score!

 

 

 As his first act as president, Kevin Hill KAØVNY has changed the schedule for the Ak-Sar-Ben ARC Board of Directors meeting.  Starting in January, the meetings will take place on the 4th Wednesday of the month.     To maintain some continunity, the time remains at 6:30 pm, as does the location, the Peony Park Hy-Vee deli.    

Club members are encouraged to attend, and are reminded that if they would like to get something to eat prior to the meeting, its best to arrive by at least 6:15pm.   

The next meeting of the AARC BOD will be on February 27th at 6:30 pm.

 

 

 

election resultsThe Annual Meeting of the Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club was held at the Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross on Friday December 14, 2018.   The Annual Meeting is also the election of new officers and board members!

The Results of the election are:

President:  Kevin Hill KAØVNY

Vice President: Sean Edwards ACØQG

Board Member: Dan Buccholz NØPOT

Board Member: Dave Rice NØJSB

 

Board members who's term was not up are Barb Westcott KCØHLB and Brian Sohl KEØGKB

Please give your leadership your support and volunteer to lead or help with one of the many committees that make the AARC function.   There are a lot of things to help with.   Email addresses for all of the board and current committee chairs are available on the "Club Contacts" directory on the left.  

During the Annual Meeting in December elections are held for club officers. The Nominating Committee has been formed and we are looking for candidates.

The open positions for this election are:

Board Member (2),
Vice President and
President. 

Any club member in good standing may nominate any other club member in standing for a position. If you are interested in running have another member nominate you. If you know of someone who would be a good candidate, nominate them.

Thirty days before the election the Nominating Committee must present its candidates to the membership so time is running out. Contact any Board Member with your nominations.