The EARS meetings are held
on the third Saturday of each month.
The next meeting is February 15, 2014
Meetings are held at the Emporia
State University's Science Hall, Room 156.
156 is in the Biology end or North end of the
building on the ESU campus.
You can park in the parking lot
that is along Merchant Street. The
door on the north end
of the building is the
one closest to SH 156. This door is about halfway through the
lot from the entrance at the south end of the
There is a ramp that comes up to
that door and thus there are no stairs
to navigate to get to the room. After entering, turn
left at the
first corridor. Room 156 is the second door on your left.
KANSAS QSO PARTY
KD0QFW operating Sunday in the KS QSO Party
put KB0SSR on the air for the KS QSO Party. We
able to work 14 of the 18 contest hours and logged 720 QSOs.
operators were WX0U, K0EMP, KD0FEG, KD0LYP, KD0OIX and
claimed a score of 76,214 which has been submitted and will be verified
by the KS QSO Party organizers. We worked 46 states
the weekend which included Alaska and Hawaii . 20 Meters was
workhorse band, accounting for 690 of our Qs. Interestingly,
were not able to work Rode Island or Maine although we had excellent
comments on our +20 signal into other New England states. We
missed out on Arkansas and Oklahoma due to our lack of time on the
lower HF bands but did work 6 of the Canadian sections.
the QSO Party is not considered a DX contest, we worked all of the DX
Continents except Africa and had nice reports from around the world.
importantly we had fun and got two of our younger members involved in
our efforts. KD0LYP - Genevieve and KD0QFW - Alyssa both took
turn and contributed to our success. Plans are underway for
November Sweepstakes and we hope others will join us in the
trailer construction items needed:
1x2-1x12 8’ to 16’ in length-clear pine
or fir lumber
Adhesive for white board
4x8 sheets of white board ;quantity 19
#6 x3/4” stainless steel hex head screws for alum siding
#6x 2 1/2” galvanized wood screws
2 RV roof vents
RV air conditioner, roof mounted (later date) if you see an RV salvage
¾” thick or blue foam sheet insulation- 19 sheets or 15-¾”
and 4 1” thick for roof
Surface wrap, hole or partial rolls
# 10 or 12 copper wire, ½” ¾” conduit, junction boxes,
outlets, other misc. electrical supplies.
Vinyl floor covering & adhesive
14g wire, black, white, red, green, yellow- trailer tail ,turn,
& running lights
Alum. Siding for 1969 Aristocrat travel trailer –1 15’ to replace the
left lower panel
use what we have to patch the remaining hole.
club member Ed Anderson, KB0ITP went up to his Ham Shack in Heaven on
June 7th. He will be sorely missed by all of us. Ed was
willing to join in and help with any and all club projects.
deepest condolences to his son Matt N0MSA, as well as his wife and
family. His obituary is here: http://tinyurl.com/6snfbj8
Dirty Kanza 200
I am a little late getting this out due to an extremely hectic week.
First off, a big "Thank you!" to all the Amateur Radio Operators that
participated in supporting the Dirty Kanza 200. Our support was
specific to the Pablove charity event that involved around 40 riders in
the DK 200. These riders made a donation to the Pablove charity for the
efforts that many volunteers made to support them during their ride. As
I understand, only 9 Pablove riders did not complete the race. This is
amazing for a race that traditionally has a drop out rate approaching
90%. In large part, this was due to the perfect weather conditions.
The group of Amateur Radio Operators that I had the pleasure of working
with did a stellar job and made a very positive impression on event
leadership. There is no question that we will be a part of this event
again next year. In fact the event leaders have asked us to become more
involved next year. Not only did everyone provide excellent and timely
communications, we were also able to surmount last minute changes and
challenges with ease.
Next year's event is likely to have more than twice as many riders. The
need for Amateur Radios Operators will also increase significantly. I
hope to see everyone again next year, and meet some more area Hams.
(Yes, that was a shameless plug for volunteers.)
is a lot of useful information that can be printed along with the
7290's history and net times. On air training that is the best I've
feel that as NTS training it will benefit all. I know I need it.
training will be repeated on
Saturday February 5
at 9:30 and 12 noon central time. It also will
repeat on the first Wednesday and the following Saturday of
Matfield Green Repeater is On the Air
147.045+ 88.5 Hz
It is full time linked to
all the other K0HAM repeaters. Give it a try & send
Note that the
frequency is now 2M No more 440 at Matfield Green.
THE 88.5 TONE IS USED IT WILL LINK WITH THE OTHER LINKED REPEATERS OF
CITY, LAWRENCE, ST. MARYS, BASHOR,TOPEKA, AND OTHERS.
NO TONE IT IS LOCAL COVERAGE ONLY.
Iola club repeater is on 147.375 Mhz +600 offset with a PL tone of 179.9
situated in Gas City at an elevation of 140 feet, using the call sign
also have a 70cm repeater located on the same tower,
output, 447.450 input, also with a PL Tone of 179.9.
kindly provided by
Daniel M Romanchik
click on the links below for each months column:
Jim Belford's VoIP system
has moved his system to a 55 ft tower near his business on the West side of town.
It no longer runs eQSO as described below,
the more common Echolink software. EchoLink
works very similar to eQSO, and the the frequency is the
same as before,
Mhz with a 100 Hz PL tone. It accepts all common Echolink DTMF
commands, and is open and available anytime for all to use.
club thanks Jim, WX0U, for providing this service to the community.
An eQSO Internet gateway has
been installed on 145.650 Mhz. This system offers local 2
meter users access to the worldwide eQSO system and functions like a
repeater with worldwide coverage. The eQSO gateway system uses the
Internet and TCP/IP as a conduit to link repeaters together.
Given the nature of the Internet, the linking can occur between
stations around the world, just as easily as across town.
Figure 1 gives an illustration of how the eQSO
gateway system is put together. Keep in mind, numerous
gateways can all be connected together simultaneously. In
these systems, anything heard on one gateway is heard on all of the
From the Amateur Radio users
perspective, the system works exactly like any other repeater.
From figure 2 you can see that
PCs can connect directly into the system, using their soundcard,
speakers and microphone instead of a radio. This is an
important feature for those hams in areas not served by
gateways. Enjoy the gateway!