The official list of coordinated repeaters in Kansas from the Kansas Repeater Council.
K0HAM/NEKSUN Repeater Builder’s Group: NE KS Linked repeater system along I-35 from Eldorado to KC and on I-70 from Manhattan to Aullville, MO totaling 38 repeaters throughout the midwest. It covers 5m through 70cm frequencies. Matfield Green, 147.045 PL88.5 is closest to Wichita, followed by Emporia 146.985 PL88.5.
Ham radio in Wichita list
The Kan-Okla Intertie, from Stateline Skywarn, has a linked system. See the coverage map for details. Farthest north repeaters are 146.76 KI0NN PL103.5 (Great Bend) and 146.82/444.65 W0UUS PL103.5 (Hutchinson.)
See a list of Kansas City metro repeaters
Other good-coverage repeaters:
146.82- 151.4 Downtown (Metro Skywarn)
145.29- 151.4 Shawnee
145.47- 151.4 Olathe (JOCO Skywarn)
442.55+ 186.2 BYRG K0HAM Linked:
147.315 88.5 Louisburg
53.130 88.5 Louisburg
145.12 D-Star Louisburg
442.125 D-Star Louisburg
146.94- 88.5 Downtown
145.39- 88.5 Basehor
224.54- 88.5 Basehor
145.27- 88.5 Hoyt
444.900 88.5 Lawrence (K0HAM Linked)
146.955 88.5 St. Mary’s
442.025 D-Star Topeka
- Newton 146.61-
- Hutchinson 146.82-/444.65+ PL103.5 (Kan-Okla)
- Valley Center 147.39+ open
- Wichita 146.94- 103.5
- Wichita 146,79- / 444.325+ / 444.25+ (Yaesu System Fusion) PL103.5
- Matfield Green 147.045+ 88.5
- Derby 146.85- (Kan-Okla) PL 103.5
Most (but not all) repeaters in central Kansas are untoned. A major exception is K-LINK and NEKSUN/K0HAM.
KC Ham Info
Source of this information: WARC Grounded Grid plus other smaller lists
|Wichita||146.94||Sun||6:30p||Sedgwick Co. RACES|
|Wichita||146.94||Sun||6:45p||Tec-Ni-Chat (general discussion)|
|Wichita||146.94||Sun||7:00p||ICUC (ATV discussion)|
|Wichita||146.85||Sun||8:00p||Wichita ARC (Part of Kan-Okla network)|
|Wichita||146.85||Sun||9:00p||Kan-Okla Intertie Net|
|Wichita||146.895||Tue||8:00p||BEARS (Boeing employee) net|
|Wichita||145.27||Thu||7:00p||VFW Veteran’s net|
|Newton||146.61||Sun||7:00p||Amateur Radio Newsline (discussion happens after at 7:30)|
|Newton||146.61||Sun||7:30p||Newton ARC (participation from anyone) - follows Newsline|
|Hutchinson||147.12||Tue||8:00p||Reno Co. ARA Net|
|McPherson||147.33||Sun||8:00p||McPherson ARES Net|
|El Dorado||147.15||Tue||6:45p||Butler Co Skywarn|
|K-Link Area||K-Link (see above)||Wed||9:00p||General discussion (hosted from Russell)|
|K-Link Area||K-Link (see above)||Sat||9:00p||General discussion (hosted from Concordia)|
|Kan-Okla Area||Kan-Okla (see above)||Sun||9:00p|
|HF||3.940||Thu (1st)||7:00p||Kansas RACES net|
|HF||7.2535||Mon-Sat||12:30p||Central States Traffic Net|
|HF||3.920||Daily||7:00a||Kansas Morning WX|
|HF||3.920||Daily||5:30p||Kansas Sideband Net|
|HF||3.547||Daily||7:00p||Kansas CW Traffic|
|?||145.190||Mon||8:30p||Cowley Co. ARC|
Meetings / Gatherings
|Newton||3rd Tue||7:00p||Public Library basement boardroom, 720 Oak||Newton ARC meeting|
|McPherson||Every Sat||10:00a||Perkins, 2111 E. Kansas Ave - but location varies||Breakfast get-together|
|McPherson||Every Sun||6:30p||Braum’s, 2106 E. Kansas Ave||Get-together - always at Braum’s, rain or shine|
|McPherson||3rd Sat||1:00p||McPherson Law Enforcement Ctr Basement, 117 W. Woodside||Get-together|
|Valley Center||2nd Mon||7:00p||Calvary Baptist Church - 320 N. Sheridan - Use South Door||Get-Together|
|Wichita||Every Sat||7:00a||Neighbors Bar and Grill - Twin Lakes Shopping Center - Upper Level||Breakfast Get-Together|
|Wichita||1st Wed||6:00p||American Red Cross - 1900 E. Douglas Ave. Wichita||Wichita ARC meeting|
For more details on what packet radio is, see the Packet Radio page.
General packet radio for discussion, store-and-forward BBSs, nodes, etc. is discussed in this section.
Information on this is a bit scarce, and more details would be much appreciated.
There are two known areas of activity of non-APRS packet in Kansas:
See Central Kansas Packet Radio for lots of detail on this system.
There is a network out in Western Kansas operating on 145.010. They are running nodes with X1J firmward in Garden City, Scott City, Hugoton, and Colby. They have a HF gateway as well at 7086.5 USB. There is a regional network on 40m into Colorado, Texas, Louisiana, Iowa, and Ontario. They also have VHF links into Oklahoma and Texas.
Thanks do Dale N0KQX for this information.
Other APRS systems exist, which may be Internet-linked but not necessarily RF-linked.
- The role of amateur radio in the Hesston tornado of 1990
Links to this note
Amateur radio is a radio service in which people are allowed and encouraged to build their own radios, antennas, and so forth. It can be used to communicate all around the globe without any intervening infrastructure such as satellites or cables.