The AkSarBen ARC will be on the air from the radio room of the USS Hazard on November 11, 2017 to commemorate United States Veterans.
AARC Members on board USS Hazard There is an amateur radio station installed on the ship, and we will be using the ship's antenna.  All area amateurs are invited to come out.  

Operations will start at 10:00 am and will continue until 3:00 pm. Come out and visit and get on the air for a while. The park will be open for the day and admission as always is free.   


The USS Hazard is an Admiral Class Minesweeper that served in the Pacific theater during World War II. The Admirable class of minesweepers were also used for patrol and escort duties. Hazard first served in this capacity, escorting a convoy from San Francisco to Pearl Harbor, and then running with convoys to Eniwetok and Ulithi. In March 1945, the sweeper was sent to Okinawa, where she first performed anti-submarine patrols before sweeping the waters off Kerama Retto in keeping with the minesweeper's slogan, "No Sweep, No Invasion." At the war's end the ship cleared the seas off Korea and Japan for the occupation forces.

Club members are encouraged to bring a ham radio item they can hold in one hand (or one in each hand if they have 2 items) that sit on the shelf in their shack that they can no longer use. We don't want any 2 KW amplifier power supplies to show up so they need to be small items. The goal is to swap, buy, sell or otherwise move items from one ham to another. All participants need to be sure that no items are left behind to be tossed into a dumpster.  
Meeting is at 7:00 pm at the Red Cross at 81st and Spring... 
See you there!

September 7, 2019

8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Sarpy County Fairgrounds

Springfield, NE



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September 16, 2017

8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Sarpy County Fairgrounds

Springfield, NE

Food - Door Prizes - Bargains

Admission is $5

Tables (prepaid) $8 (includes 1 admission)

>>>>Table Registration form can be found here<<<<

Get your table before they are all gone!


 Grand prize is an:

Icom IC-2730A 144/440MHz Dual Band Mobile Radio

Supports V/V - V/U - U/U Simultaneous Receive
Supports CrossBand Repeat
50 Watt Output on Both Bands
1000 Memories
Wide Band Receive Coverage




Field Day Chairman Adam KD0MMG would like to invite those interested in helping with Field Day Planning Meeting  on Saturday April 29th at 10:00 am at Freedom Park.  We will have dicussions on the gazebo which offers a wonderful view of the entire park and offers a great place to operate from duirng the weekend. If it is raining, we will meet inside the USS Hazard.  The plan is to fiinalize locaitons of shacks,antenna loations, and discuss setup and operation plans.   This is also important for the logging network plans.  

Freedom Park offers many new challenges but also offers a lot of opportunities, which is one of the major aspects of Field Day, leaning to see challenges as oppurtunities.  Because the park will be open during part of the setup and early operations, all shack locations will be determined before setup.    The GOTA station will operate from 1:00pm until 3:00 pm when the park closes.   

Shack Captains have been confirmed for:

  • 20 meter SSB - K0CTU/KE7RDM
  • 40 meter SSB - KD0MMG/N0TRK
  • 15 meter SSB - KA0VNY
  • GOTA* - KA0VNYwill be the control op/Callsign used
  • 6 meter SSB - KA4ZZQ
  • 20 Meter PSK  - AI7Q

There are plans to operate on 144 SSB as well as 144/220/440 FM - but no firm shack captains have been determined. 

Remember as a shack captain, you are responsible for obtaining all equipment needed for your shack - Radios, logging computer, antennas, tables, chairs, power source,  etc...  and are responsible for its setup.  This doesn't mean that the shack captain must have all of this equipment themselves, but you need to know what you need from other hams or the club and make sure it is available for that day. 

The park is open for visitors on Saturdays now, so just drive on down to the park. 

To get to Freedom Park, take Abbot Drive towards the airport.  Turn right on Gallup Drive  and take the first left. There is a sign that says Miller's Landing, River City Star, Freedom Park.    Follow the road east to the gate for Freedom Park.   

Museum Ships Weekend

To sign up to help with Field Day please use this form:

And here is a link to the location from Abbott Drive 

The Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club welcomes newly licensed amateur radio operators to the great hobby amateur radio.

We know it can be a bit intimidating figuring out what to do now that you have that new call sign. Joining a club and being active in events is a great way to find those people who are willing and able to help.  

To make is easy for a newly licensed ham, the Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club offers:

  • A free year's membership in the club so you can put your dues money towards your radio purchases.
  • Loaner radios  - we have two Icom 144MHz handitalkies - so you can get on the air while you decide which new radio to buy. Any member may borrow one of these radios for a month at a time

The Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club has an active group who like to take ham radio out of the "shack" and into the field. They have plans to operate from:

  • Homestead National Monument of America in Beatrice,NE for the 2017 Total Eclipse in August.  
  • USS Hazard National Historic Landmark at Freedom Park in Omaha for ham radio event called Museum Ships Weekend in June
  • There are tenative plans for operating from other locations so watch the website and Facebook for details

The club also is active in community service, providing communication support to numerous events such as

  • Nebraska State High School Track Meet
  • Market-to-Market Relay
  • The Corporate Cup
  • Crop Walk

You can find an application form at this link.  Fill it out and bring it with you to a club meeting!  We meet the 2nd Friday of the Month at the Red Cross near 84th and Spring.   We are looking forward to meeting you!