2-Meter Net Report for May, 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!

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

Date Check-ins Net Control station 
May 1    19    KA5PVB - Chuck
May 8    18    KI5ANQ - Scott (KG5BMK - Chuck looking over his shoulder)
May 15   16    KG5LMG - Marvin
May 22   17    KG5LMG - Marvin (fill in for N5BBJ - Bruce)
May 29   16    KF5KMA - Dan

******Total of 86 check-ins for the month of May! ********

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

KD5KC – Mike from El Paso (2 times)
W5RHN – Bob from Crystal Falls, MI. (summer home) (3 times)
K5FRN – Fran in Crystal Falls, MI ( 3 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

2-Meter Net Report for April, 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 April we had four (4) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date   Check-ins  Net Control station 
Apr 3      21     KG5LMG - Marvin
Apr 10     17     N5BBJ - Bruce
Apr 17     18     W5RHN - Bob
Apr 24     18     KF5KMA - Dan

******Total of 74 check-ins for the month of April! ********

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 hams on the Echo-Link System as follows:

KD5KC – Mike from El Paso (4 times – every net time this month)
N5BBJ – Bruce from Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
KI5EEZ – Terry from Fort Davis (his handi-talkie was hard to hear through the repeater)!

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

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

2-Meter Report for February, 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!
********NEWS FLASH – 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 February we had four (4) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date   Check-ins Net Control station 
Feb 6     23     KA5PVB - Chuck
Feb 13    16     KG5BMK - Chuck
Feb 20    19     KG5LMG - Marvin
Feb 27    18     W5RHN - Bob (swap with N5BBJ - Bruce).

******Total of 76 check-ins for the month of February! ********

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.
KG5ZPK – Shalen from Mansfield, TX. (near Fort Worth)
KG5HEJ – Al in Terlingua, TX. (4 times)
Note- Echo-Link System was non- functional on February 27th!

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

2-Meter Report for January, 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!

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

Date Check-ins Net Control station
Jan 2 21 KG5BMK – Chuck
Jan 9 14 KG5LMG – Marvin
Jan 16 27 KA5PVB – Chuck (fill-in for N5BBJ – Bruce)
Jan 23 17 W5RHN – Bob
Jan 30 12 KF5KMA – Dan

******Total of 91 check-ins for the month of January! ********

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

KD5KC – Mike from El Paso (2 times)
KF5YIV – Bill from Mansfield, TX. (near Fort Worth)
KG5HEJ – Al in Terlingua, TX. (4 times)
KM5OE – Lloyd from Spring, TX. (North of Houston)
KM6ZYL – Javier from near San Diego, CA. (testing his Echo-Link system)

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

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

2 Meter report for November, 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 November we had four (4) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date Check-ins Net Control station
Nov. 7 26 KA5PVB – Chuck
Nov. 14 13 KG5BMK – Chuck
Nov. 21 12 W5RHN – Bob – fill-in for KG5LMG
Nov. 28 12 KG5LMG – Marvin – fill-in for N5BBJ
******Total of 63 check-ins for the month of November! ********

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

KD5KC – Mike from El Paso, TX.
KC9MLL – Joe from Terra Haute, IN.
K4IHD – Don from Varnville, SC.
KC5WFH – Bill in Kingston, WA.
KG5HEJ – Al in Terlingua, 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!

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.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ONE AND ALL, may 2019 be even BETTER than 2018 was!
73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager

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

2-Meter Net Report, September 2018

2 Meter report for September, 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 September we had four (4) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date   Check-ins  Net Control station                     
Sept  5   13      N5BBJ - Bruce
Sept 12   17      KA5PVB - Chuck  fill - in for W5RHN
Sept 19   14      KG5LMG - Marvin fill-in for KF5KMA
Sept 26   22      KA5PVB - Chuck
******Total of 66 check-ins for the month of September! ********

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

W5RHN – Bob from Crystal Falls, MI. (3 times)
K5FRN – Fran from Crystal Falls, MI. (3 times)
KG5DW – Don checked in from Denton, TX.
KG5HEJ – Al from Terlingua, TX. (2 times)
N5MDB – Matt from Austin, TX.
***note – Sept 5th net, Echo-Link System computer crashed and System wasn’t 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!

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager

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