2-Meter Net Report, May 2017

Greetings:

Bill, please feel free to edit this report as needed for the monthly Newsletter.

Our 2 meter net meeting EVERY Wednesday at 8:00 PM (local time) on the clubs repeater system network. These are good training ground for possible emergency situations, as well as helping the new hams in the area to have an easy way to get use to “talking on the radio”.

The club website (www.bigbendarc.com) has ALL the information on the 2 meter net. Included is the Net Control members schedule, the “script” (supplied ONLY as a guide to ensure the important information is given out weekly – you can use it anyway you see fit) and a list of the recent check-in members.

If you have an interest in joining the Net Control stations please call me (432/837-2257) or holler at me during the Wednesday evening net (either before or after the net).

The month of May had five (5) Wednesdays in it and it went this way:

DATE   CHECK-INS NET CONTROL STATION
May 3     22     KG5BMK
May 10    18     KG5LMG
May 17    19     N5BBJ
May 24    23*    W5RHN
May 31    17     KF5KMA
          99 total check-ins for May
*I think this is the most check-ins since we've been "keeping score"!

If you don’t have the time to check-in to the net and stick around for the round-table discussion, take a minute of your time and check-in as an “in-and-out” (where you’re there for the head count but don’t have the time to participate). All participation is much appreciated and encouraged.

Any of the new hams in the community, if you have questions or problems with trying to get radios and antennas set-up feel free to bring them up during the net. We may not have the answer right off the cuff, but somebody can find the info and get back with you shortly!

73’s and hope to talk to you soon.

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2-meter Net Manager