2-Meter Net Report, August 2017

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

Our club website (www.bigbendarc.com) has all the information about our 2 meter net. This includes the Net Control members schedule, the “script” (supplied only as a guide to insure that 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 as an operator, please call me (432/837-2257) or holler during the Wednesday Net.

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

  DATE   Check-ins NET CONT. station 
 August 2   17     KG5LMG - Marvin
 August 9   18     N5BBJ - Bruce
 August 16  11     KB5R - Rusty (filling in for W5RHN) 
 August 23  15     KF5KMA - Dan
 August 30  14     KA5PVB - Chuck

Total of 75 check-ins for August.

If you don’t have the time to check-in to the net and participate in the round-table discussion, take a minute of your time and check-in as an “in-and-out” (your in for the head count, but not participating in the actual net. ALL participation is appreciated and encouraged!

During the month of August we had check-ins from the following ham on the Echo-Link System as follows:

2 times KD5KC – Mike El Paso
2 times KG5DW – Don Denton, TX.
W5JSR – Steve Arizona
KC5WFH – Bill in Western Washington

*******Special thanks to Al – KG5HEJ for all his efforts to keep us advised of any and all Echo-Link check-ins so we don’t miss anyone! ********

That’s about it from the desk of the 2 meter net!

Our prayers go out to all in the Houston, Southeast Texas and Southern Louisiana areas affected by the Hurricane Harvey event. Hope Houston doesn’t become another New Orleans (Hurricane Katrina)!

73, one and all and se ya’ on the net!

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager