KNRC Fall Picnic

The Kansas Nebraska Radio Club will have their fall picnic Saturday Sept 17 2016 at the Concordia City Park located at 11th and Washington streets in Concordia Ks. This will be a potluck dinner and will at 5:30 and we will eat about 6:00. Everyone is invited member or not.20150919_182352[1]20150919_191704[1]

Members of the Kansas-Nebraska Radio Club Participated in ARRL Field Day 2016

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On June 25, 2016, members of the Kansas-Nebraska Radio Club Participated in the ARRL Field Day 2016 at the picturesque Bohemian Hall, South of Glasco, KS. Although the day started out partly cloudy and breeze, the evening house brought much needed rain to the area but the thunderstorms forced an early end to the day.

Band conditions were limited to mainly 20 and 40 meters with a few contacts coming from 15 meters. Fifteen meters produced the longest distance contact from Puerto Rico.

Our Field Day site had a few visitors including: Tom Claussen (Mitchell County Commissioner), Terrence Stewart (Riley County Police Citizens Advisory Member), David Dohe (Lincoln County Emergency Manager), and Rand Longino (Red Cross at Barnard, KS).

Contacts were limited due to band conditions and our shortened day but we were able to make 34 contacts. After inputting all of our information into the ARRL Field Day web form, including bonus points, we got a preliminary score of 980 bonus points and 68 contact points for a total of 1148 points. (Disclaimer – All points are preliminary and subject to review and editing by the ARRL. Official Points will be posted in QST.)

A big thank you to all who helped with Field Day and came out to join us. A special thank you goes to the Bohemian Hall for letting us use their grounds and building for Field Day!

Now it’s time to plan for NEXT YEAR! We hope you can join us then.

73

Nathan Gentry ~ KC0IWS

Commissioner Claussen on the right speaking to local Hams

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KNRC Trailer and Setup

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Storms moving in from the west on the Bohemian Hall

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Field Day 2016

20150627_132011[1]                                                NV8Q1332                                                        Just to let everyone know Saturday June 25 Field Day meeting time at Bohemian Hall will be around 9:30 for setup. Dress cool, bring sunburn lotion, a hat and prepare to have a good time. This year looks to have a lot of hams attending. Potluck supper around 6:00 – 6:30 and a short club meeting to follow. There will refrigerators to keep thing cold for supper and a stove to warm them up. Anybody that’s interested in Ham radio and would like to see what Field Day is all about are welcome to come out and watch and operate, you don’t have to be licensed to participate. Also to let everyone know the monthly KsNe Radio Club meeting will held at Field Day this month. Look forward to seeing everyone there.. 73’s N0MXI Chuck