2-Meter Net Report, September 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 
September 6      17    KG5BMK - Chuck
September 13     13    KG5LMG - Marvin
September 20     16    KA5PVB - Chuck *filling in for N5BBJ - Bruce

 
Total of 46 check-ins for September (only 3 weeks reported).

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:

KD5KC – Mike El Paso
KG5DW – Don South Florida (checking on Hurricane Irma damage to his house)
2 times W5RHN – Bob Crystal Falls, MI. (enjoying fall weather).
2 times K5FRN – Fran Crystal Falls, MI. also enjoying the fall colors and weather

*******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, as well as Florida and Hurricane Irma and Puerto Rico with Hurricane Maria!

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

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager