2-Meter Report for December, 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 December we had three (3) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date   Check-ins  Net Control station 
Dec. 5    22      W5RHN - Bob
Dec. 12   17      KF5KMA - Dan
Dec. 19   18      KA5PVB - Chuck
Dec. 26   No net tonight (holiday season)

******Total of 57 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 hams on the Echo-Link System as follows:

N5BBJ – Bruce from Siler City, NC. (twice)
*** note – we had computer problems on 12th, and no Echo-Link available.

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!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you, may 2019 be even BETTER than 2018 was!
73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager