Club Wheatshocker Nets

***Every Wednesday***
#1 - 8:00 PM Fusion Digital on 442.600 MHz.
#2 - After the Digital Net is the 40m                 Roundtable around 7.273 MHz LSB.

***Every Thursday***
#1 -  8:00 PM on 145.290 MHz(-) with a         151.4 Hz tone.
#2 - After the 2m Net is the 10m Roundtable  on 28.475 MHz USB.

 

JCRAC Officers

 

President

Wm. J. Gery - KA2FNK
11208 West 51st Terrace
Shawnee, KS 66203
913-575-3763

email:

ka2fnk@gmail DOT com

 

Vice President

Jaimie Charlton - ADØAB
15436 W 90th St.
Lenexa, KS  66219
913-748-9624

email:

jcharlton602@everestkc DOT net

 

Secretary

Ted Knapp - NØTEK
10416 West 56th Street
Shawnee, KS 66203
913-522-8184

email:

n0tek@ymail DOT com

 

Treasurer

Cal Lewandowski - KCØCL
PO Box 483
Olathe, KS 66051
913-961-2175

email:

kc0cl.cal@gmail DOT com

 

Repeater Trustee

Bill Brinker - WAØCBW
6428 Mullen Street
Shawnee, KS 66216
913-268-8819

email:

wa0cbw@arrl DOT net

 

FEEDBACK Editor

Chip / Deb Buckner
ACØYF / KDØRYE
11617 Hemlock St.
Overland Park, KS 66210
913-338-5689

email:

chip17@thebucknerhome DOT com
 

The 145.290 MHz Repeater is DOWN Until Further notice!

Work at the site repeater has impacted the repeater.  We are asking not to key up the repeater until the issues can be resolved.

Upcoming Meetings & Programs

July 10, 2020   7:00 pm

- Zoom Meeting. Program TBA.

July 24, 2020   7:00 pm

- Zoom Meeting. Program TBA.

Johnson County Radio Amateurs Club

2020 Ensor Auction Raffle

Tickets are $5.00 each OR 5 for $20.00

4 Seperate Drawings for Associated Radio Gift Certificates

Winner need not be present to win!

Details:

  • Raffle drawings for a $200 Gift Certificate to Associated Radio at the last Club meeting of the month:
    • 1st Drawing  -  $200  -  July 24th, 2020
    • 2nd Drawing  -  $200  -  August 28th, 2020
    • 3rd Drawing  -  $200  -  September 25th, 2020
  • Then in October, at the Annual Ensor Auction/Last Club meeting of the month, the final Raffle will be a $400 Gift Certificate to Associated Radio.
    • 4th Drawing  -  $400  -  October 25th/24th, 2020
  • The winning ticket will be removed after each Drawing - ALL remaining non-winning tickets will roll-over to the next Drawing. So if you buy multiple tickets and win one of the Drawings you have multiple chances to win the other Drawings.

To Purchase Tickets Please Click on the Link that will Redirect you to "Store" Tab.

 

 

 

Store

 

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JCRAC ‘AT Home 2020’ Field Day
****Contest Information****
Starting - June 27 at 1:00 pm CDT
Ending - June 28 1:00 pm CDT

 
The COMPLETE List of JCRAC ‘AT Home 2020’ Field Day Contest Rules and Information can be found at this Link
 JCRAC At Home 2020 Field Day 2020 Contest Information v2.pdf
 

Contests:

“Best in” all Contests will received a beautiful one-of-a-kind Certificate celebrating your unbelievable accomplishment and persistence.  Any ties will be broken by random drawing or a cage fighting match (participants get to choose).
1. Most Club Members Worked:
a. If you want to participate in the JCRAC Member Contests, you must register no later than 10PM CDT Thursday June 25. This Sign-up is only for the Most Club Members Worked Contest. You do not need to Sign-up to participate in the other (contest #2 thru contest #8) below.  The Sign-up link is: => www.signupgenius.com/go/10C054AABA72BA0FC1-johnson
b. By the end of the day on Friday, each registered member will be sent a list, by call sign, of members participating in the Most Club Members Worked Contest.
c. The list sent on Friday will be used to track contacts with other JCRAC members participating in the Member Contests. Simply check off each Member you contact on the list.  Report the total number of Members you contacted during Field Day.
d.  All contacts with participating members listed on the sheet count towards the total. The individual with the highest Member count will receive a beautiful one-of-a-kind Certificate celebrating your unbelievable accomplishment, although you only get credit for the first contact with each member.
e.  Any mode or band is allowed, including repeaters.
2.  Highest Total Points:
a.  Total points will be calculated by N3FJP’s Field Day software.
b.  Phone QSO’s count 1 point.
c.  CW QSO’s count 2 points.
d.  Digital QSO’s count 2 points.
3.  Highest Total QSO Contacts:
a.  Total points will be calculated by N3FJP’s Field Day software.
b.  This includes ALL bands, ALL Modes including Repeater contacts (both Analog and Digital).
4.  Highest Total Section Count:
a.  For Field Day there are 85 sections.  They include 71 Sections in the United States, 13 Sections in Canada, and 1 Section for DX (anywhere else in the world).
b.  You only get credit for 1 DX Section no matter how may DX Sections you make contacts in.
5.  Highest Total 2 meter (144 MHz) Count:
a.  Both Analog and Digital 2 meter contacts whether Simplex or through a Repeater count.
b.  If contact is Analog use the “Phone” mode in N3FJP’s software
c.  If contact is Digital use the “Digital” mode in N3FJP’s software.
d.  Any Digital mode (i.e. Fusion, DMR, D-STAR, EchoLink) via a Repeater or through the internet is acceptable.
6.  Highest Total 70 centimeter (432 MHz) Count:
a.  Both Analog and Digital 70 centimeter contacts whether Simplex or through a Repeater count.
b.  If contact is Analog use the “Phone” mode in N3FJP’s software
c.  If contact is Digital use the “Digital” mode in N3FJP’s software.
d.  Any Digital mode (i.e. Fusion, DMR, D-STAR, EchoLink) via a Repeater or through the internet is acceptable.
7.  Best Field Day 2020 Picture:
a.  Send in Pictures of your Field Day operations.
b.  The Best picture will be chosen by a highly qualified panel of experts.  The choice of this panel is final.
8.  Best Field Day 2020 Video:
a.  Send in Videos of your Field Day operations.
b.  The Best picture will be chosen by a highly qualified panel of experts.  The choice of this panel is final.

Again this is only a partial list of the Rules and Information.  Please click on the link to see the Complete List of JCRAC ‘AT Home 2020’ Field Day Contest Rules and Information:

JCRAC At Home 2020 Field Day 2020 Contest Information v2.pdf (141,3 kB) 

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Members and Friends of JCRAC (updated July 8, 2020), 

It should comes as no surprise that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the restrictions for large group meetings, the Overland Park Christian Church has informed us that the church will not be available until at least the end of June. This will mean that the following Friday evening meetings will be taking place via Zoom Meeting:

At least through the month of July.

We are open to ideas for programs and meetings during this period.

Bill Gery, KA2FNK --  President JCRAC

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President's Corner

July 2020

Field Day 2020 will be one to remember. Please extend thanks to the club members who worked hard to help with the “At Home Field day”. Jay (WJØX), Herb (NZØF) and Bill (KC4YKL). Bill provided an excellent video on how to install the Field Day software.

Please do not forget Jamie (ADØAB), Cal (KCØCL), Bill (WAØCBW) who provided ideas for our JCRAC Field day Contest Rules. Special thanks to Ted (NØTEK) who had the task of pulling all the ideas together and publishing this information on the Clubs’ web site.

There seemed to be a pipeline into Texas during Field Day as noted by members on Zoom. At first, I thought there was something not right with my antenna that I just repaired. It was good conformation that it was the propagation and not my antenna. The Zoom meeting was a great was to share what band were hopping. There were a lot of home stations on the air in the D and E class, but very few Club stations (A class).

If you have not already, please submit you entry for the Club contest. Don’t forget video and picture of your Field Day operations.

73's

Bill KA2FNK, President

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Thanks for your continued support and 73.

Cal Lewandowski,  KC0CL.
Treasurer - Johnson County Radio Amateurs Club, Inc

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New Website For Fusion

For anyone interested in Fusion and the Wires-X Kansas City Room, there is a new website.
 
 
This website is for information about the Kansas City Room, its repeaters and other interesting and useful information about our local room.
 
Note:  If you try to access it and get a not found error or a server not found error try again later. I am hosting it on a free hosting site and the paying users get priority over us free users. As in everything else you get what you pay for.
 
Also it is not optimized for your iphone or android. If you view it on your phone it will appear a bit disjointed but don't worry, everything is there.
 
Van Van Daveer, K0HCV

haroldv8655@sbcglobal.net

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JCRAC

Welcome to nonprofit organization 501(c)(3)  EIN 48-1071476 dedicated to the advancement of Amateur Radio.  The club is involved in various public service events and many members are involved in other public service associated programs such as A.R.E  .S., E.C.S. and SATERN.

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www.larryslist.info

Amateur Radio events listed on this site are compiled from Larry's List emails - sent by Larry Staples WØAIB. This site is an addition to his emails conveying the wealth of material in an easy-to-read, consistent format by category of interest. These events generally have fixed schedules. For more time sensitive information, subscribe to Larry's List and get up-to-the-minute messages and announcements delivered by email.

Contact

Johnson County Radio Amateurs Club (JCRAC) P.O. Box 93
Shawnee Mission, KS
66201