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Next Meeting

The Gathering
of the
Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club
will be on 
May 10, 2024
at 7:00 pm
At the
American Red Cross

2912 S. 80th Ave 
Due to building renovations  the Red Cross is not available this month - meeting will be virtual.

This month's program 
 no program this month


Featured Shacks

  • 1950
    • at the December meeting a club newsletter is proposed by Frank Cooper WØIOS 
  • 1951 
    • February - first issue of Club Newsletter  - named Ham Hum by Mary Richardson XYL of WØLWJ
    • Dues are 50 cents per month or $5.00 if paid for the full year - there is a $1.00 initiation fee for new members
    • First editor of Ham Hum - F.W. Cooper WØIOS
    • Club members participate in a "Civil Defense Operation"
    • Field Day logged 419 contacts
    • October - Club gets a club call sign  WØEQU  Earle Olson is station trustee
    • First Mention of a club being run by "The Clique"
  • 1952
    • Club provides communication support during evacuations due to flooding in Omaha and Council Bluffs
    • Ham Hum Editors now Earle Olson WØJKE, Ed Gutman WØCQX & Dick Eilers WØYZC
    • First AARC club QSL card contest to create club QSL card for WØEQU Earle Olson WØJKE was the winner
    • Field Day 303 contacts - score was 2952
    • Club participates in the Omaha Polio Drive
  • 1953
    • The Club purchased "two 300 Watt AC power plants"
    • the Club hosts a North Pole Net
  • 1954
    • Club supports March of Dime and Cancer Society fund raising drives
    • Meeting place moves to Florence Fire Barn
    • Omaha tries to ban mobile short wave recievers - club fights back with FCC and ARRL
    • KMTV aired a piece on ham radio and emergency communications
    • Clique still in charge
    • More discussion of ham radio call sign license plates
    • Field Day was held, but turnout prompted an editorial on member committment
  • 1955 
    • Club is Incorporated as Ak-Sar-Ben Radio Club, Inc
    • Club instrumental in passing of L.B. 464 - Amateur Radio Call Sign License Plates
    • Club hosts Midwest ARRL Convention October 22-23 at the Fontennelle Hotel
  • 1956
    • Club moves meeting location to Ak-Sar-Ben (In the 4-H Building)
    • First Omaha-Douglas County Civil Defense Net was held on 29,500 Kc
    • General Curtis LeMay passes tests and become K0GRL  
  • 1957
    • Club particpates in Operation Alert!  A 55 Hour long Civil Defense Drill
    • Club operates from Brandies display window for 3 days - Makes QST
    • Apparently the club is still being run by "The Clique"
  • 1958
    • Dick Eilers WØYZV named Mr. Ak-Sar-Ben for his many contributions to the club
    • Club assists with the Heart Fund Drive & March of Dimes
    • Club hosts auction at club meeting as a fund raiser
  • 1959
    • Dues increase to $6.00 a year $1.00 intiatation fee for new members
    • Club supports the March of Dimes, Heart Fund and Crippled Children drives
    • Club solicits vote and comments on buidling a club house - low response and 10-10 tie - club house on hold
    • The club is still being run by "The Clique"
    • Club members launch a DX-Pedition to South Dakota