2-Meter Net Report, August 2018

****reminder – September meeting will be at McDonald Observatory to tour the HET with Jim Fowler-KD5KBU at 7:30 on the 11th of September.

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. This summer we are going to be “overloaded” as Bob – W5RHN is in Michigan for the summer and KF5KMA is having eye surgery! We could really use a couple of extra hands to be NCS! The script and “check-in roster” are both posted on the club website for you to download and use as a NCS!

The month of August we had five (5) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date  Check-ins Net Control station 
Aug 1    20     KG5LMG - Marvin fill-in for W5RHN
Aug 8    12     W5RHN - Bob fill - in for KF5KMA
Aug 15   16     KA5PVB - Chuck
Aug 22   19     KG5BMK - Chuck
Aug 29   15     KG5LMG - Marvin
******Total of 82 check-ins for the month of 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” (you’re 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 hams on the Echo-Link System as follows:

KD5KC – Mike checked in from El Paso, TX. (2 times)
N5NYM – Allen check in from his new home in Port Lavaca, TX. (on the coast)
W5RHN – Bob from Crystal Falls, MI. (2 times)
K5FRN – Fran from Crystal Falls, MI. (2 times)
KG5DW – Don checked in from Denton, TX.
KG5HEJ – Al from Terlingua, TX.
N5MDB – Matt from Austin, TX. (2 times)
KM5JU – Ju 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!

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