Winter Field Day 2019

Greg WI4T
Winter Field Day 2019 was a TREMENDOUS success. There are some details listed below along with photos and video from the event. A special thanks to Tyler KBØPQP for hosting the WFD event this year. The antennas were great, indoor shack was warm and we had lot's of operators and visitors. Greg even gave us some bonus points by making a satellite contact with WA6RLR in California on SAT AO91 (see video below). What a great field day!

Thank you for these members and guests operating, logging, helping with antenna setup and shack wiring and for stopping by!! Great job by these hams, Tyler KBØPQP, Matt KØVLL, Jeff KAØEGE, Willis KØSMK, Ron WØSEJ, Ron KBØNRG, Phil KØPR, Milton KEØCZR, Leon N3LRH, Steve NØSLT, Greg WI4T, Cecil NØEHP and Bob AEØAQ visiting from Parsons. If I missed anyone please let me know!

Total Contacts = 813
Total Points = 4,878

 Operating Period: 2019/01/26 19:05 - 2019/01/27 19:00

 Total op time (breaks > 30 min deducted): -25:-58:-04
 Total op time (breaks > 60 min deducted): -24:-34:-10

 Avg Qs/Hr (breaks > 30 min deducted): -31.3

 Total Contacts by Band and Mode:
 Band       CW   Phone     Dig   Total       %
 ----       --   -----     ---   -----     ---
   80           0       34            0      34           4
   40           0     316            0     316        39
   20           0     459            0     459        56
    2            0         2            0       2            0
   70           0         1            0       1            0
  SAT         0         1            0       1            0
            --          -----          ---    -----         ---
 Total         0     813            0     813       100

 Total Contacts by Country:
 Country                      Total     %
 -------                           -----    ---
 USA                             767      94
 Canada                          38        5
 Alaska                            2          0
 Bahamas                        1          0
 Guantanamo Bay           1          0
 Netherlands                    1          0
 Portugal                          1          0
 Puerto Rico                     1          0
 Wales                              1          0

 Total = 9

Tyler KBØPQP Presentation in Parsons

SEKARC member Tyler Costantini KBØPQP will be giving his EMP and Ham Radio presentation at the Parsons Ham Club meeting on Monday February 4th, 7pm at the Arboretum, S 21st St & Briggs Ave., Parsons, KS 67357. See clickable map below for directions.

This will be similar to the info he presented to the SEKARC a while back. If you can, plan to attend. The Parsons club is working on reviving their club and it would be great to show support from the SEKARC.

Winter Field Day Plans 2019

Winter Field Day is coming right up January 26th and 27th!! It has been decided we will not be operating at the shelter as the weather forecast does not look good. Even with the fireplace at the shelter, the low temps are predicted to be 20 and some models suggest even lower. The location we will be using is the outbuilding at Tyler's new home on East 14th Street in Pittsburg. We will have heat, shelter, power and a warm bathroom.

At the bottom of this post there is a map you can click on to get directions on google maps. For talk ins and comms we will be using the areas 146.94 VHF with PL of 91.5 or Fusion, and the clubs UHF repeater at 442.675 offset +5 and a PL of 91.5 or just easily use Fusion mode! And speaking of Fusion and also DMR we need to make some simplex contacts using those modes which count as Voice/Phone.

We are going to be operating Indoor with one transmitter operating at once. So our Category/Class will be an I1 (India-One) station using club callsign of KØSEK. Our part of the contact exchange will be I1 - KS (India One Kilo Sierra). We will primarily be operating SSB with breaks to operate PSK31. By the way, FT8 is NOT an acceptable mode for this event. Here is a link to the WFD RULES.

Here is the link to the location, you should be able to click on it and get easy directions, especially on a smartphone!

FM Net Wed Jan 9th 2019

Great turnout tonight for the SEKARC net on the 94 repeater. Sure is great to have a nice  group checking in. We had a special visiting check in from N4DTF from the Memphis area. Nice to have guest check ins and new voices on the net!

Great to have NØSLT check in who has been not feeling well but he is back and feeling better.

KAØEGE - Jeff (NC)
N3LRH - Leon
NØSLT - Steve
KCØQYD - Dennis
KBØPQP - Tyler
KEØAKN - Steve
KØVLL - Matt
N4DTF - Trent (Memphis)
KØSMK Willis

Winter Field Day 2019

Get your long johns, gloves and stocking caps ready because it's time to start thinking about Winter Field Day 2019 January 26th and 27th. For rules and general info CLICK HERE!. At this time, weather permitting we will be setting up in the State Park shelter at the intersection of US69 and US160 north of Frontenac. If weather is severe then we will have an alternative location which includes some inside facilities so stay tuned here and the email group.

Here are some images from last years setup.

SEKARC Website Survey

New Year.... New Updates !! Please send suggestions and ideas. Please include your thoughts for pages of content that is NOT necessary. It would be good to streamline the various pages and add info that we can use !!