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ARRL Midwest Division Newsletter July 2017 Field Day in the Midwest Division It's summer time, school's out, families are on vacation, and feature articles for the newsletter are scarce. In my last newsletter, I asked for photos of your field day activities that you would like to share in the newsletter. I received the following by the end of June. Enjoy! Boone (IA) Amateur Radio Club (2A-QRP)
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Page 1: Field Day in the Midwest Division - ARRL · ARRL Midwest Division Newsletter July 2017 Field Day in the Midwest Division It's summer time, school's out, families are on vacation,

ARRL Midwest Division Newsletter

July 2017

Field Day in the Midwest Division

It's summer time, school's out, families are on vacation, and feature articles for the newsletter are scarce. In my last newsletter, I asked for photos of your field day activities that you would like to share in the newsletter. I received the following by the end of June. Enjoy!

Boone (IA) Amateur Radio Club (2A-QRP)

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Kansas Nebraska Radio Club, Beloit, KS FD 2017

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Cedar Valley ARC FD (Cedar Rapids, IA)

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Gregg Lind, KC0SKM, CVARC FD Chairman directs alignment of an antenna

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CVARC Auxiliary Station Operating in Class 1P

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2017 Nebraska QSO Party

Fred Eriksen, KB0LF Scoring for the 2017 running of the NE QSO Party in April has been completed. See www.qcwa.org/chapter025.htm for the details. There was a significant increase in the number of out-of-state entries this year, including 41 stations that were (over recent years) first time entrants. This despite poor band conditions due to the low Solar Flux. Some highlights are described below. Overall In-State was lead by Joe, W0DB, from Gretna. Joe edged out Bob, KC0JRW, from Kearny, and Darren, K0SZ, from Hastings. Thanks folks for providing some needed fixed NE stations. The Bellevue ARC, W0WYV, was the sole club entrant. BARC used the NE QSO Party to put on a club special event. They set up in the Pavillion of the Bellevue town park, and made it an NEQP event as well as an NE150 event celebrating Nebraska's Sesquicentennial. There were six In-State stations with digital contacts this year, a record number of entries. The group was lead with 78 digital QSOs by Darren Johnson, of Hastings, using his dad's call of K0SZ. That was followed by Bob, KC0JRW, from Kearney, with 61 digital QSOs and by Dudley, KD0NMD, from Bellevue with 19 QSOs. Finally among the In-State entrants, we would like to recognize Shawn, W0SST, of Valpariso, who is the only station (except for members of the sponsoring organization) who was a participant for each of the last five years. John, N6MU, from California, successfully defended his first place Out-of-State Overall finish from last year, and by a significant margin. Congratulations John for first place Overall this year, an Omaha Steaks gift certificate is on its way. Lonnie, W2RR, from New York State and Barb, N9NM, from Texas, complete the top three Overall Out-of-State. The out-of-state Rover category was dominated by Bob, W0BH, and Lorna, K0WHY, of Hesston, KS. They made the counties along the KS/NE available to everyone on Sunday. Great effort! Other Out-of-State entries of note were Ron, W4UT, from Tennessee running QRP, and Stefano, IZ3NVR, our only DX entrant.

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Around the Midwest Division - Here and There -

Southwest Iowa ARC Hamfest, Creston, IA

Jason, KC0MFW; Rich, W0HXL; Unknown; & Rick, AA0RR peruse hamfest bargains

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Around the Midwest Division - Here and There -

The VE Testing Team at Creston, Iowa Hamfest

L-R: Tom Hauskins, AA0LF; Larry Schad, N0GMH; Applicant; Bob Johnson W0SMS; Rick Allen, N0CFL (seated)

St. Louis Suburban Radio Club

SLSRC Congratulates the following New Hams, who completed the June 10-11 weekend class and passed their Technician License test.

David Thompson KEØNTN David Trotter KEØNTI Michael Craig (Grizz) KEØNTH Kayleigh McLaren KD9IUQ Marc Beinder KEØNTG Richard Hughes KEØNTJ Brad Fisher KEØNTM

A special thanks to Paul Koebbe KCØCBL for his help in teaching the class and to the Cliff Cave VE Team for administering the license tests. Give the New Hams a big “Welcome” when you hear them on the air or see them at a club event. 73, Cliff, KCØSDV

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Midwest Division Special Event Stations

07/15/2017 | Wapello County Iowa 4H Expo

Jul 15, 0400Z-1000Z, WA0DX, Blakesburg, IA. Ottumwa Amateur Radio Club. 14.250 7.250 14.050

7.050. QSL. Paul Cartwright - W4H, 8431 215th Ave, Blakesburg, IA 52536. https://wa0dx.org/w4h

08/19/2017 | Andrew Jackson Higgins Memorial at Columbus Days Aug 19, 1400Z-1800Z, WA0COL, Columbus, NE. Pawnee Amateur Radio Club. 14.270 7.250. QSL.

Pawnee Amateur Radio Club, via LoTW or C/O Chris Augustine, 1421 14th Street , Columbus, NE

68601. sites.google.com/site/pawneearc

08/20/2017 | Near Zero Sunlite, Great American Eclipse, Crystal City, MO

Aug 20-Aug 22, 1400Z-2200Z, N0S, Crystal City, MO. Jefferson County Amateur Radio Club. 14.300

7.250 3.850. QSL. Jim Berger, 131 Ozark Drive, Crystal City, MO 63019. SASE Required for

QSL www.jcarcmo.org

08/21/2017 | K0E Eclipse Special Event Station

Aug 21, 1500Z-1930Z, K0E, Harrison, NE. Black Hills Amateur Radio Club. 14.280 14.260 443.850 146.2

Call in. QSL. Black Hills Amateur Radio Club, 3288 Sandstone Lane, Rapid City, SD 57701. Grid

DN82bq www.w0blk.com

08/21/2017 | Total Eclipse Across America Aug 21, 1500Z-1900Z, W0E, Saint Joseph, MO. Missouri Valley Amateur Radio Club. 14.260 14.044

7.260 7.050. QSL. Missouri Valley ARC, 4409 North 29th Terrace, Saint Joseph, MO 64506. Celebrating

center of country / center of 2017 eclipse totality.

08/27/2017 | Hollenberg Pony Express Festival Celebrating the 156th Anniversary of the Pony Express Aug 27, 1430Z-2100Z, K0ASA, Hanover, KS. Crown Amateur Radio Association. 18.085 14.245 14.045

7.045. Certificate & QSL. Crown Amateur Radio Association, 11551 W 176th Ter, Overland Park, KS

66221. www.arrlmidwest.org/ponyexpress.html

09/09/2017 | Great American Market Sep 9, 1300Z-2100Z, W0EMP, Emporia, KS. Emporia Amateur Radio Society. 14.270 7.270; 146.985 FM

repeater; 146.580 FM simplex. QSL. Dwight Moore, KD0OIX, 22452 S Stubbs Rd, Quenemo, KS 66528.

Community celebration for downtown Emporia, KS. Help us introduce Ham radio to the

community. emporiahamradio.org

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Midwest Division Special Event Stations

09/22/2017 | Scouting 500

Sep 22-Sep 24, 1800Z-2100Z, KA0SOG, Kansas City, KS. Heart of America Council. 21.280 14.280

7.280. QSL. David Hinkley, 1221 SE 11th St, Lees Summit, MO 64081. Kansas City Heart of America

Council Boy Scouts of America - Council-wide Jamboree at the NASCAR Kansas Speedway. Multi-

modes. ISS 'School' contact approved and scheduled. Help us introduce Ham Radio to 12,000 kids and

their parents. ka0sog@arrl.net or www.hoac-bsa.org

09/30/2017 | NE150 Rare County Activation Sep 30-Oct 1, 1200Z-2200Z, many, Murray, NE. Chapter 25, QCWA, Lincoln, NE. 14.324 14.056.5 7.188

7.0565. QSL. Fred Eriksen, 500 West Read St, Murray, NE 68409. This is the 4th annual Rare County

Activation. As in previous years it will have mobile stations operating throughout the state. County Hunter

Net frequencies are specified. This year it is also part of the Nebraska Sesquicentennial (NE150)

celebration. NE150 special event QSL cards are available. ne150hams.org

10/07/2017 | Lester Dent - Doc Savage Oct 7-Oct 8, 1200Z-2359Z, W0D, Macon, MO. Macon County Amateur Radio Club. 28.370 14.270 7.250

3.900. Certificate. Macon County ARC, P.O. Box 13, Macon, MO 63552. On October 7th and 8th, the

Macon County Amateur Radio Club will operate the Lester Dent-Doc Savage Mystery Special Event W0D,

in Macon, MO. The purpose of the Special Event is to honor of the Birthday of Lester Dent, one of the

most prolific writers of Pulp Fiction, and an Amateur Radio Operator. It is also the 84th "Birthday" of his

creation, the first "Superhero" Doc Savage. A colorful certificate will be provided to those that contact the

Special Event Station and send a QSL including a # 10 SASE to the Macon County Amateur Radio Club,

PO Box 13, Macon, MO 63552. You can check out the certificate on the MCARC

website www.maconcountymissouriarc.org

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Midwest Division ARRL Hamfests & Conventions

07/08/2017 | Pioneer ARC's 20th Annual Flea Market Location: North Bend, NE Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: Pioneer Amateur Radio Club Website: http://www.k0jfn.com

07/15/2017 | Warrensburg Area ARC Hamfest Location: Centerview, MO Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: Warrensburg Area Amateur Radio Club Website: http://www.waarci.org

07/16/2017 | Zero Beaters Washington Hamfest Location: Washington, MO Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: Zero Beaters Amateur Radio Club Website: http://www.zerobeaters.org

07/29/2017 | 56th Annual Victoria Springs Hamfest & Steak Fry Location: Anselmo, NE Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: Central Nebraska Amateur Radio Club Website: http://cnarc.club/

08/06/2017 | Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club Hamfest Location: Cedar Rapids, IA Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: Cedar Valley Amateur Radio Club (CVARC) Website: http://www.w0gq.org

08/13/2017 | SCARC Hamfest Location: O'Fallon, MO Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: St. Charles Amateur Radio Club Website: http://wb0hsi.org/

Midwest Division News and Photos Wanted!

If you have news and photos about events or activities from the Midwest Division, email

them to Director Rod Blocksome K0DAS at rod.blocksome@gmail.com. I will try to include

as many as possible in upcoming editions of the Midwest Division News.

Thanks and 73, Rod, K0DAS

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Midwest Division ARRL Hamfests & Conventions

08/20/2017 | Kansas State Convention Location: Salina, KS Type: ARRL Convention Sponsor: Central Kansas Amateur Radio Club Website: http://www.W0CY.org

08/26/2017 | 2017 Joplin Hamfest Location: Joplin, MO Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: Joplin Amateur Radio Club Website: http://www.joplinhamfest.org

09/16/2017 | AK-SAR-BEN Amateur Radio Club Flea-Esta Location: Springfield, NE Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: Ak-Sar-Ben Amateur Radio Club Website: http://www.aksarbenarc.org

09/23/2017 | Iowa State Convention Location: Sergeant Bluff, IA Type: ARRL Convention Sponsor: Sooland Amateur Radio Association & Dakota County Amateur Radio Club

10/01/2017 | Southeast Iowa Hamfest Location: West Liberty, IA Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: Muscatine & Washington Area Amateur Radio Clubs Website: http://www.waarc.net/hamfest.html

10/21/2017 | SouthSide ARC Hamfest Location: Belton, MO Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: SouthSide Amateur Radio Club Website: http://southsidehamfest.com

10/28/2017 | 26th Annual Halloween Hamfest Location: Kirkwood, MO Type: ARRL Hamfest Sponsor: Saint Louis Amateur Radio Club Website: http://www.halloweenhamfest.org

Hamfests & Conventions Calendar: http://www.arrl.org/hamfests-and-conventions-calendar

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ARRL Midwest Division Leadership

Director: Rod Blocksome K0DAS k0das@arrl.org 319-393-8022

Vice Director: Art Zygielbaum K0AIZ k0aiz@arrl.org 402-421-0839

Iowa Section Manager: Bob McCaffrey, K 0CY

Kansas Section Manager: Ron Cowan, KB0DTI

Missouri Section Manager: Cecil Higgins, AC0HA

Nebraska Section Manager: Matt Anderson, KA0BOJ

DX Advisory Committee: John Yodis, K2VV (MO)

Emergency Communications Advisory Committee: Reynolds Davis, K 0GND (NE)

Contest Advisory Committee: Glenn Johnson, W0GJ (IA)

Midwest Division Volunteer Counsel: Craig Long, K0CSL

Division Legislative Action Chair: Mike Edwards, WB9M (MO)

Legislative Action Coordinators: Nick Critelli, K 0PCG (IA); Bruce Frahm, K0BJ (KS & NE); Mike

Edwards, WB9M (MO).

Assistant Directors (Missouri): Paul Haefner K 0JPL, Dave Propper K2DP, Kent Trimble K9ZTV,

Roger Volk K0GOB, Cecil Higgins AC0HA, John Frederick N8GOU, Eric Zust W0TT,and Randy

Schulze KD0HKD.

Assistant Directors (Kansas): Mike Albers K 0FJ, Jim Andera K0NK, Bill Henderson K0VBU,

Charlie Hett K0THN, Brian Short KC0BS, Richard Johnson, K0RCJ, Rick Tucker W0RT, and Jon

Jones N0JK.

Assistant Directors (Iowa): Tim Busch N0CKR, C.W. Pantel K0IIR, and Jim Spencer W0SR

Assistant Directors (Nebraska): Reynolds Davis K0GND, Joe Eisenberg K0NEB, Allen

Harpham WD0DXD, and Todd LeMense KK0DX.

Midwest Division Webmaster: Steve Schmitz W0SJS email: w0sjs@arrl.net

Midwest Division’s website: http://www.arrlmidwest.org/