2-Meter Net Report, December 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 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 December we had three (3) Wednesday’s (no net on the 27th) and it went this way:

DATE         Check-ins    NET CONT. station                     
December 6      17        KA5PVB - Chuck fill-in for KG5LMG   
December 13     17        W5RHN - Bob              
December 20     15        N5BBJ - Bruce         
Total of 49 check-ins for the month of December!

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” (you’re in for the head count, but not participating in the actual net). ALL participation is appreciated and encouraged!

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

KG5DW - Don checked in from Denton, TX.
KD5KC - Mike checked in from El Paso, TX.              
KC5WFH - Bill checked in from Kingston, WA.(NW of Seattle)              W5RHN - Bob checked in from Odessa with an update on K5FRN Fran's successful surgery.              
N5MDB - Matt checked in from Austin, TX.

I would like to thank KG5HEJ Al in Terlingua for keeping up appraised of the Echo-Link activity during our net times!  VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!

Also, at the end of the year I want to specifically thank our five (5) Net Control stations for all of their efforts on behalf of the club’s 2 meter net for the entire year. It just  wouldn’t have happened if you were NOT there! Our Net Control stations are:

KF5KMA – Dan, KG5BMK – Chuck, KG5LMG – Marvin
N5BBJ – Bruce, and W5RHN – Bob

When you see them, thank them for all their efforts for the 2 meter net!

We’d like to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!   Also, note that there is NO NET SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 27TH!

73,
Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB     2 meter Net Manager

Author: N5NYM

Licensed Amateur Extra class, ARRL member and Volunteer Examiner.