2-Meter Report for March, 2019

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!

********Chris – KI5AXS in South Brewster County has expressed an interest in becoming a temporary fill-in NCS for the summer months, we look forward to welcoming Chris into the fold of Net Control Stations! Thanks very much Chris!!!********

The month of March we had four (4) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date Check-ins Net Control station
Mar 6 16 N5BBJ – Bruce
Mar 13 15 KF5KMA – Dan
Mar 20 21 KA5PVB – Chuck
Mar 27 19 KG5BMK – Chuck (also, KI5AXS – Scott looking over his shoulder to “learn how to do NCS duties”!

******Total of 71 check-ins for the month of March! ********

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

KD5KC – Mike from El Paso (2 times)
KG5DW – on from Denton, TX.
KG5HEJ – Al in Terlingua, TX. (4 times).

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 six (6) 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, and KI5AXS – Scott

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

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager