2 Meter report for October, 2018

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. 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 October we had five (5) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date Check-ins Net Control station
Oct. 3 16 KG5BMK – Chuck
Oct. 10 18 KG5LMG – Marvin
Oct. 17 16 KA5PVB – Chuck fill-in for N5BBJ
Oct. 24 16 W5RHN – Bob (home from Michigan’s U.P.)
Oct. 31 17 KF5KMA – Danny (recovered from eye surgery)
******Total of 83 check-ins for the month of October! ********

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 October we had check-ins from the following hams on the Echo-Link System as follows:

W5RHN – Bob from Des Moines, IA. (in-route to Ft. Davis)
K5FRN – Fran from Des Moines, IA. (in-route to Ft. Davis)
N5BBJ – Bruce from South Padre Island, TX. (3 times)
KD5KC – Mike from El Paso, TX. (with tales of off-road jeep adventures).

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!

Also, our on-going raffle ticket sales will be used to support and maintain this repeater system. If you enjoy using this system, please help us out by buying a raffle ticket OR helping us out by selling some raffle tickets.

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager