Here’s the audio recording of Thursday night’s special guest net, featuring Larry Staples, WØAIB. Thanks to Brad KBØLSM for hosting and recording this excellent interview with Larry.
Mark your calendar for next Thursday, April 14, when our guest will be Chet Hallberg, KØTCB. Chet will be talking about the Shriners and the upcoming Hambash.
Please join us in the Kansas City Wide room for two special events.
On April 7th, 2022, 7pm CDT (0000 UTC), we will be welcoming Larry Staples WØAIB to KCWide for an hour long net to discuss the history of ham radio in Kansas City and to answer your questions. Larry is the founder and operator of Larry’s List, one of the great resources for ham radio operators in Kansas City.
On April 14th, 2022, 7pm CDT (0000 UTC), we will be talking with Chet Halberg KØTCB, another of the long-time ambassadors of ham radio in Kansas City. Chet is the driving force behind the popular Hambash, the hugely popular hamfest sponsored by the Shriners here in Kansas City. This year’s Hambash is coming up on April 16th, and Chet will fill us in on the Shriners, the history, and what we’ll see this year.
Please mark these special nets on your calendar!
The repeater at Arrowhead is back and connected to the Kansas City Wide room. The antenna is still marginal, but we hope to improve that soon. The frequency is 145.49 with a negative offset.
Signal reports are always appreciated.
The KC-NORTH repeater has been changed to a new VHF frequency: 145.110 with a negative offset.
The repeater is north of downtown, along North Oak Trafficway at about 40th Street. Coverage is best to the south.
Please break out the radio programming software and add this to your radios. Signal reports are always welcome!
Take a look at the Repeater List page! We’re working on adding coverage maps for repeaters in the Kansas City Wide room. Just click on the MAP link to see an estimate of useful range of a repeater.
The Lee’s Summit-East repeater is back on the air. You can find it on its new, permanent frequency: 442.825.
The Lee’s Summit-East repeater is off the air for a while. We’ve received the new coordinated frequency and need to tune the repeater and duplexer. The new frequency will be 442.825 when the repeater is reinstalled.
We are pleased to announce Yaesu’s new FTM-200DR – 50W VHF/UHF Dual Band C4FM/ FM Mobile Transceiver.
The new FTM-200DR is a C4FM Digital multi-functional transceiver with a single receiver. The FTM-200DR delivers reliable and stable 50W transmit performance. The heavy-duty heat sink is equipped with FACC (Funnel Air-Convection Conductor).
The speaker delivers 3W of clear and crisp receive audio which has been specifically tuned for radio communication. 2-inch Full-color display provides high visibility and highlights the frequency of the operating band with selectable color – White, Blue or Red. Front panel of the FTM-200DR is detachable and can be mounted at the most desirable operating position. The new FTM-200DR supports optional Bluetooth® wireless operation using the SSM-BT10 Headset or a commercially available Bluetooth® headset*.
YAESU PMG (Primary Memory Group) function in the FTM-200DR allows PMG-SR Monitor (Primary Memory Group with a Single Receiver). The display frequency can register up to 5 PMG channels, regardless of the VFO or Memory channel operation. AUTO or MANUAL mode can be selected**.
1104 Memory channels can be programmed with 16-character alpha-numeric tags. The MAG (Memory Auto Grouping) function allows memory channels to be automatically categorized in each band, ALL, AIR, VHF, UHF and OTHER.
The C4FM digital communication features which are already popular in the market, such as Automatic Mode Select (AMS), Digital Group ID (DG-ID) operation, and Smart Navigation Function are available with the new FTM- 200DR. The FTM-200DR supports the Worldwide WIRES-X Internet Communication. A Fixed Node using an HRI- 200, or a Portable Digital Node can be easily set up with the optional SCU-40 cable kit.
New Custom Function List (CFL) of the FTM-200DR quickly recalls a list of frequently used functions by simply pressing the [F Menu] key. 10 functions are listed by default, and up to 8 functions can be customized from the 124 items of the setup menu.
Some additional features of the FTM-200DR are:
●Wide-range 108MHz to 999.995MHz receive coverage
●High speed Band Scope (displays the receive status of up to 61 channels centered on the current VFO frequency or up to 21 channels in Memory Mode) ●VFO Band Skip Function
●High-precision 66 channel GPS Receiver
●1200/9600bps APRS® Data Communication
●Snapshot Feature and
●microSD Card Slot
The new FTM-200DR is available March 2022.
The Odessa repeater is back thanks to KCØKW and KØLBR. We’ve received the final approved frequency and retuned the duplexer and repeater. A firmware update for the Yaesu DR2-X was also installed.
Look for Odessa on 443.650.