During the 24 hour event, Amateur Radio operators set up at NWS offices contact other hams across the country. This event is also aimed at strengthening the bond between Amateur Radio operators and local NWS offices.
SKYWARN Recognition Day is not a contest. During SKYWARN Recognition Day amateur stations exchange contact information with as many National Weather Service-based stations as possible on SSB, FM, CW, RTTY, and AM on 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, and 2 meter bands plus 70 centimeters. Repeater contacts are permitted.
Operators are needed to get on the air. Its a lot of fun. Watch for details of operations at the NWS Office in Valley, NE.
2015 Field Day results are in... and K0USA did GREAT. We claimed 7,032 points which brought us the following results
- 131st out of 2720 entries over all score
- 3rd in the 9A category Nation wide
- 5th in the Midwest Division. We were also the only 9A in the Division
- 1st in the Nebraska Section!
Section results are shared below!
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Whether you enjoy writing software, getting hands-on with practical equipment, developing new technology or simply want to use what’s already there to communicate with others across the world, you’ll find all of this – and more – within amateur radio. It is also great fun. Why don't you try it?
The lazy fox tried to play a mind game with Dave, N0JSB who won the hunt 2 months ago. I hid in the same spot, thinking Dave would say to himself, "He wouldn't hide in the same spot.". Bad idea on my part. In less than an hour into the hunt Dave came tooling along to the parking lot of Bogey's Sports Bar, right where I hid in May at about 105th and Bedford overlooking I-680.
He explained that he remembered the spot because it was high and unobstructed in all directions and would be a good place to take a reading. So much for mind games.
After more than an hour Pat, K0CTU called in for a hint and it was told to review the hunt results from May. After a few rude comments about not having time to read old news the team eventually arrived about 1 1/2 hours after the start.
At this point I called Justin and told him his finishing position had been determined. Then he told me where he was and I told him all he had to do was go straight south about 6 blocks to find us.
Join us on August 16 at 3 PM for more transmitter hunting fun.
Well everyone, another successful Field Day has come and gone. I want to thank everyone who came out to the event. We had over 30 people participate and rand nine simultanious radios. We managed to contact all but 4 sections.
We made a total of 1874 QSO's for a total of 2791 points from them!
Last minute arrangements made it possible for K0USA to be on the air from the USS Hazard for the annual Museum Ship’s Weekend held on June 6th. Freedom Park is not yet open so access was limited, and at the time the Hazard was still undergoing the effort straighten her after the 2011 floods left her listing about 7 degrees to port.
AARC member, and Freedom Park Volunteer, Peter KE7RDM arranged for members to setup and operate at the park. With the threat of rain, and not being able to board the ship, a quick decision that morning was made to setup in the park’s gazebo. A dipole was strung between the upper level of the gazebo and one of the large ship propellers and the operators got on 20 meters about 11:00 am.
8 hours later, at 7:00 pm when the event ended, they had reached 340 stations including a DX conversation to Brussels Belgium. This year operators included Peter KE7RDM, Pat K0CTU, Kevin KA0VNY, Ronnie WD0GCN, Ryan KD0FJQ and Mary N0TRK
Next year the plans are to operate from the renovated radio room on board the ship, and perhaps to operate during the entire 24 hours and to add more bands to the operation.
Museum Ships weekend is an annual amateur radio operating event, in which HAMS operate on the amateur band waves from retired maritime vessels, both military and commercial, from all over the world, to enable the amateur community at large the opportunity to contact these historic museum entities and receive written confirmation of the contact. Maritime museums, maritime memorials, historic aircraft, and other appropriate entities also participate. In 2015 there were 104 ships that participated in the event. The USS Hazard was one of only two minesweepers.
Members of the Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club, who are in good standing (that means current on your dues!) and possesses a active FCC issued US Amateur Radio License may borrow one of two Icom HTs.
The radios are a basic 2 meter radio which is great for the new user. It has a NiMH battery and a drop in charger and an alkaline pack making it the perfect if you need to borrow a rig to help with that community service event, or if you are just itching to get on the air as you shop for your new radio. Completely programmable from the keyboard there is no need for the complication of computer based programming.
|Item||Serial Number||Borrower||Date Due Back|
|Icom V80 Kit #1||25006471||Available|
|Icom V80 Kit #2||25006472||Available|
|ARRL Intro To Morse Code CD Set
|MFJ-259B Antenna Analyzer||Pending|
Other equipment will become available soon!
The K0USA repeater is an open repeater system and available for any licensed amateur radio operator to use. We welcome other clubs and organizations to use the repeater for providing communications support for non-profit activities.
To avoid any scheduling conflicts with the use of the repeater for these community service nets the club asks that you obtain permission from the Ak-Sar-Ben ARC Repeater Committee. Please fill out the form listed below at least 72 hours advance of the date of the net.
Please use the following link to submit your request. K0USA 146.940 Use Request Form