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Upcoming Events
Jume 25-26, 2916
Newton-McPherson Amateur Radio Field Day

Annual 36,000 Amateur Radio Club's and operators working from home get on the air for an emergency exercise called Field Day. This event is one of the greatest events where the public is invited to visit amateeur radio field day sites and have a chance to get on the air make contacts with stations in North America and Puerto Rico. The Newton and McPherson Clubs are joining together this year at the Girl Scout house in Hillsboro. The event is open to all ages, public service and elected officials. Come join us as we get together for Field Day 2016 and "Get on the Air"

Posted on: 06/23/2016

ARRL Contest Calendar

You may get more details on ARRL and non-ARRL sanctioned contests by going to the Contesting link . The dates are listed here as a way to show a simple events calendar.

Posted on: 07/07/2010

All licensed operators welcome on the 146.61- repeater.
103.5PL   Newton, KS

SKYWARN Repeater
K-Link Repeater
144.390 WØBZN APRS Node

Wichita Base
Reflective Radar

Link to Local Radar Data

Interesting Sites

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For more information on ARES, please visit the ARES web site. Also, visit the Wichita, KS SKYWARN site to learn more on becoming active in severe weather.

Community Collaborative Rain, Hail Snow Reporting Volunteers

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Bob Heil brings
"Ham Nation" on
Twit TV

Stop Spam Harvesters, Join Project Honey Pot

The Newton Amateur Radio Club meets the 3rd Tuesday evening of each month
at 7:00pm at the Newton Public Library in the Board Room.
The Board Room is located in the basement. An elevator is avalable.

The Library is located at 720 N. Oak. All are welcome to join us.

Upcoming Support and Club Activities
June 25-26 1 pm -1pm ARRL Field Day - Hillsboro Girl Scout House
July 17 Mobray Metric Bike
September 17 MCC Flatlander Bike Ride
October 28 Heartland 100
December 3 SKYWARN Appreciation Day

Map to Girl Scout house

Get Directions to Hillsboro, KS Local Directions

Local Weather Page

The Weekly Sunday Night Net has joined the McPherson County ARES Net
The Net is at 8:00pm [0100UTC] and is a Directed Net
Use the repeater that gives you the best signal to join the net.

These K-Link repeaters will rejoin the K-Link system at the end of the net..
McPherson 444.600 PL 162.2
Newton 146.610 PL 103.5
Hillsboro 442.500 PL 162.2
Sterling 444.450 PL 162.2

Fact of the Day


Thanks to John, KR0L

Repeater Distance Approximation
Repeater location coverage map
This is representation, not actual coverage.
An actual coverage map, courtesy of NV8Q

Newton City/County Airport Aviation Weather - EWK
Central Kansas Live Weather - Upper Mississippi Valley

The Newton Repeater is part of the K-Link network system of 31 repeaters
making it possible to talk Clear across Kansas. If you would like to assist by
donating funds for this system, please visit the K-Link Repeater web site.

March 13th 1990 - The "Hesston" Tornado
National Weather Service Video and Stills
 26th Anniversary of The Hesston Tornado

Make sure you check the links in the New Ham Starter Page and Becoming a New Ham below. Please support your local Clubs, services, and general interest on-air nets. It is only through the participation of all hams that our hobby can be the best it can be. It is up to us!

Headline News From the ARRL

State/National emergency frequencies can be found on the Kansas A.R.E.S. page.

Emergency Communications - Are We Really Ready?
It's More Than Ham Radio Volunteers

Also check out the General Calendar and the Contest
Corral as well as the CQ Contest Calendar
The April 14, 2012 Tornado outbreak put the K-Link System to the stress test. Thanks to John, KR0L, Harvey, W0HGJ, for taking reports, Justin, NV8Q for splitting the link system into 2 separate networks as both sides of I-70 were tested. Many SKYWARN® ham radio operators, SKYWARN® home spotters, wall-to-wall TV coverage, independent spotters, TV and radio storm spotters saved many lives with a total of 24 supercell tornadoes reported in OK, KS, NE, & IA.

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