Club Wheatshocker Nets
***Every Wednesday at 8:00 PM Fusion Digital on 442.600 MHz.
***Every Thursday  at 8:00 PM on 145.290 MHz (-) 151.4 Hz tone.


Upcoming Meetings & Programs


NOTE: Starting with the April 13th meeting ALL meetings will start at 7:00 pm.


May 11, 2018  7:00 pm => NOTE TIME

- "Shell Game" Fox Hunt - This Fox Hunt will consist of 4 coffee cans, one with the transmitter under it spaced out behind the church. The contestants must determine which can has the transmitter from a considerable distannce away. Bring a HT or other fox hunting equipment.

May 25, 2018 7:00 pm => NOTE TIME

- Raspberry Pi and Amateur Radio by Bill Gery, KA2FNK. Demo of APRS along with FLDIGI/FLMSG using Raspberry Pi.


2018 JCRAC FIELD DAY Activities:

Subject to change – Check back often!!

June 22-24 at Old Hutton Farm just West of the 87th Street Entrance to Shawnee Mission Park

Friday – June 22

1:00 -5:00 PM                Field Day Setup – Tents, Stations, ETC…

7:30 PM                         Club Meeting at Field Day Site.

          Bring your lawn chair, cooler with water and snacks to share…

10:00 PM                       Overnight Crew Stands Watch and Tests Radios

Saturday – June 23

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM     John Raydo, KØIZ will be doing an HF Contest Operation clinic.  Similar activities at the CW, Digital and Solar Stations.

1:00 PM                         Field Day Officially Begins

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM     Amateur Radio Testing Onsite - $14.00 and Photo ID

4:00 PM                         Preparations for Club Dinner – What’s for Dinner??

5:00 PM                         Club Dinner is Served – Members, Families, Guests

Other Activities             Training and Demonstrations Provided

                                      Possible Satellite Contact for 100 Points

Sunday – June 24

5:00 -700 AM                Runs to McDonald’s for Coffee and Breakfast

1:00 PM                         Field Day Officially Ends – Tear Down Begins

2:00 PM                         Grounds Clean, Trash Hauled and We are Done!!

Talk-in 145.29               Talk-in 145.29               Talk-in 145.29

Field Day Site Set

Last year, when Johnson County Parks and Recreation closed the observation tower site in Shawnee Mission Park, it offered the club Field Day space at the nearby "Hutton Farm". The farm was easy to find, offered plenty of separation for operating groups and enough shade to keep operators comfortable, all of which made it popular with club members and visitors.

We're going back.

Look for the site on 87th street, just west of the "3&2" baseball facility and the Ridgeview entrance to the Shawnee Mission Park. You will see hams and antennas from 87th street.

See you June 23 and 24.


Ensor Museum Volunteer May 2018

Thank You to all members of the Johnson County RAC for accepting an important role in the function of the Ensor Park and Museum.

Your job as a volunteer is simple!  Greet people as they arrive at the museum.  If Larry Woodworth, W0HXS -Ensor Park and Museum Manager is busy giving a tour you will watch over them until Larry is available to start another tour.  The idea is to have 3 people staffing the museum (including Larry) so as to ensure the museum is not left unattended and Larry is not alone.

There is plenty of ham radio history at the museum and if things are slow you can walk around and take in that history.  You are also welcome to use the equipment in the radio room off the country kitchen!

Singup Link =====>


Club Member Polo Shirt Order Form

We are Putting Together ANOTHER Club Shirt Order!  As soon as enough orders come in we will place the order.  Here is the order form for Club Shirts:  JCRACShirt2018OrderFormV2.pdf

Email completed form to 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 (


President's Corner

May 2018

Thanks to all that helped Jay Greenough, WJØX, with the Field Day 2018 program last month. I believe we are poised for another fun field day in 2018.

We still need a person to help with lining up the food for Saturday night. If you can help with this please let Jay and me know.

Ted Knapp, NØTEK, has sent out an invitation for volunteering at Ensor. We only need to cover a few hours we should be able to spread the time among the members. Remember that each time you volunteer, your name goes into the hat for a gift certificate to use at Associated Radio.

We normally have two Fox hunts during the summer. For new hunters and old, the program for May 11 will be a practice hunt. Bring your HT or other Fox Hunting equipment. We will be setting up a transmitter in one of several coffee cans. Your task will be to pick out which can the “Fox” is in. Weather permitting we will use the Field to the north of the church.


Bill KA2FNK, President


by "Van" VanDaveer K0HCV

Here is a link to an excelent explination of the Yaesu System Fusion published on Larry's List Nov 22, 2017

===> Yaesu System Fusion 101 by Van K0HCV.pdf


by "Van" VanDaveer K0HCV

Here is a link to an excelent explination of the Yaesu Fusion Rooms and Nodes published on Larry's List Nov 24, 2017

===> Yaesu Fusion Rooms and Nodes 101.pdf


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Cal Lewandowski,  KC0CL.

Treasurer - Johnson County Radio Amateurs Club, Inc



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