Yaesu Fusion Digital Repeater - On the Air

On April 29, 2015 the JCRAC turned on their new Yaesu Fusion Digital Repeater.  The frequency of the repeater is 442.600 Mhz with a +5 Mhz offset and is operating in the Fusion C4FM digital mode only.  It is located at 65th and Quivira on a 200 ft. Cell Phone tower along with the 223.940 Mhz analog and 145.210 Mhz DMR repeaters.  Shortly after turning it on there were over a dozen call signs that logged on to the Group Monitor feature of the repeater. This feature allows everyone to see who is monitoring the repeater as well as their distance and direction from each other.  This repeater is an open repeater and is available to any licensed operator.  Of course the usual repeater operating courtesies  and protocols apply.

Bill Brinker - WA0CBW
ARRL Technical Coordinator - Kansas Section

Upcoming Meetings and Programs

May 8, 2015  6:30 pm (note start time)

Fox hunt will take place at 7:00 PM.  Please gather at 6:30 PM for instructions in the North parking lot of the Overland Park Christian Church, 7600 W 75th Street (75th and Conser), Overland Park, KS. The Fox Hunt will begin at 7:00 PM.

April 24, 2015  7:30 pm

The Program for this meeting will be a Planning Session for Field Day.

Ensor Museum Tour Guide Volunteer Sign Up

Attention Club members... Below is the Link for the Tour Guide Sign Up. Tour Guide Training will be on Sunday April 26 at 1PM at Ensor.  Thanks for your help and support!

Information about Ensor =>  www.ensorparkandmuseum.org/

Link for Sign Up = >  www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C054AABA72BA0FC1-ensor1/

Club Member Polo Shirt Order Form - Deadline is May 22!

Here is the order form for Club Shirts


Email completed form to membership@w0erh.org of bring to club meeting.  Payment may be made at club meeting, via PayPal or mailed to JCRAC, PO Box 93, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201-0093.  Cash, Check, Credit or PayPal Accepted (membership@w0erh.org)

1st Annual VHF Shootout Results

Congratulations to Bill N0YUD for taking first Place!!

For Complete Results click the following => 2015 VHF Shootout Report.pdf

Video from Field Day 2014


Thanks to John Raydo K0IZ for putting together this video

Field Day 2015 -  June 27 and 28

This year we will again be at Shawnee Mission Park – Observation Tower

Start: 1800 UTC Saturday - End 2100 UTC Sunday

Always the fourth full weekend in June

As the largest single weekend of Amateur Radio annually in the US, Field Day has something for everyone. There are new experiences for even the veteran operator – from new digital modes to explore to new antennas and equipment to try to making new friends with visitors on Field Day. The combination of “tried and true” plus “new and different” is what makes this event special. 

We encourage all Field Day 2015 participants to try something new this year. Challenge yourself and be adventurous. Have you always wanted to try to contact an amateur satellite but never quite got around to it? Plan and work one of “the birds”.

Are you rusty on passing traffic or hosting VIPs to your Field Day QTH? There is no better time to polish those skills than the fourth full weekend in June.

There are no rule changes for Field Day 2015 which means we can be even more creative with station operations, layout, display, etc.  The Public Relations and Publicity bonuses are excellent opportunities for us to carry the message of Amateur Radio to our local communities. We can once again use the GOTA station to help teach newly licensed amateurs how to be active on the air.

We want to reach out to community youth groups – such as Girl/Boy Scouts or

other youth organizations – to promote Field Day as an education opportunity. The more we promote that Amateur Radio is alive, well and FUN, the greater the return YOUR investment of time.

Between now and Field Day we will be reviewing, discussing and looking for your ideas for Field Day.  We need to determine which and how many stations, layout, teams for each station plus food and greeting tent.  Come and join in being a part of the planning group for one of our largest events of the year!!

Contact Information:

Bill Gery KA2FNK – President Johnson County Radio Amateur Club 


Jay Greenough WJ0X – Field Day Coordinator


Campfire at Ensor Museum

Listen to 145.29 Mhz Repeater for the possiblity of a campfire at the Ensor Museum.   Time and date will be anounced on the Repeater. The website for the Ensor Museum (and directions) is......



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.

President's Corner

April 2015

I want to thank Club vice president, Aaron Boots, AAØRN, for stepping up and leading the Club meetings for the last several weeks while I was busy with Lenten activities.  Spring is looking to be busy for everyone with many club activities on the plate.  The World War I and Ensor requests and public service events will fill our weekend calendars.

Lon Martin, KØWJ has gotten the club shirt project back on track.  Special thanks are due to new ham Alex Plassmeyer, KEØCVD, for ideas on sourcing shirts and the hams who volunteered for a shirt committee.

Don Warkentien, WØDEW is talking about Ensor campfires, again. Keep an ear open on the repeater for his announcements.


Bill KA2FNK, President



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