2-Meter Net Report, April 2018

***** A HEARTY WELCOME TO ALL OF THE NEWLY LICENSED HAMS IN THE BIG BEND AREA!!! *****

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 April we had four (4) Wednesday’s and it went this way:

DATE    Check-ins NET CONT. station 
April 4    18     KA5PVB - Chuck
April 11   21     KG5BMK - Chuck
April 18   25     KG5LMG - Marvin (President in waiting)
April 25   30*    N5BBJ - Bruce 
 * I think this is the most single night check-ins we've EVER had! 
Thanks one and all for  the support!

Total of 94 check-ins for the month of April! Again, I think this is also a new record high number for check-ins!

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 April we had check-ins from the following ham on the Echo-Link System as follows:

KD5KC – Mike checked in from El Paso, TX. (3 times, and once on the 146.82 Repeater from far South Brewster County)
W4JJF – Jeff from Montgomery, AL.
KG5ZHT – Lonny from Van Horn
KG5DW – Don from Denton, 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!

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!

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager