TYT MD9600 Dual Band DMR
( / VHF/UHF Mobiles)

TYT MD9600 Dual Band DMR

Next Meeting

The Gathering
of the
Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club
will be on 
April 12, 2024
at 7:00 pm
At the
American Red Cross
2912 S. 80th Ave

This month's program 
 Antenna modeling

with  Roger Cox W8IO (aka WB0DGF)


Featured Shacks



A State QSO Party is a ham radio contest where stations outside of a state try to work as many stations as possible in a specific state or group of states.  Because multipliers are often  counties of that state, you also try to work as many counties as you can.  Many in-state stations operate mobile, driving around the state to activate as many counties as possible.

Typically, State QSO Parties are a little more laid back in intensity so they can be a fun activity for newer contesters and those new to HF operations.

This year, the Nebraska QSO Party will be held on April 15th and 16th. The complete operating rules can be found at so you can check out the details there. There are 3 entry classes, Out-of-State, Nebraska Fixed, and Nebraska Mobile/Portable. All bands VHF/UHF bands count, and all HF bands – with the exception of the WARC bands ( 12 meters, 17 meters and 12 Meters).

Nebraska is a sought out contact for many people trying to get their Worked All States (WAS) award, and the more people Nebraska has on the air, the more hams outside SATERNof the state will take part and make the Nebraska QSO Party more fun.

If you aren’t quite ready to get on the air by yourself, the Western Division HQ SATERN group will be on the air from their station at the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services building.  They plan on operating from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and welcome everyone to stop by and get on the air with them so stop by anytime at 10629 Burt Circle and get in on the fun!  (there is construction on 108th between Burt St and West Dodge Road, click on the link to see a map on how to get there from the north) They will be listening and callong on 146.550 MHz simplex during the event.