2-Meter Net Report, October 2017

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.

The month of October had four (4) Wednesdays and it went this way:

DATE          Check-ins    NET CONT. station 
September 27  12           KG5LMG - Marvin filling in for W5RHN 
  note - not reported in September report.
October 4      4           KF5KMA - Danny 
  note -hub station on Elephant Mtn. non-functioning tonight.
October 11    20           KG5LMG - Marvin filling in for KA5PVB 
October 18    15           KG5BMK - Chuck
October 26    18           KA5PVB - Chuck

Total of 69 check-ins for one week in September and all 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” (your 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 ham on the Echo-Link System as follows:

NO CHECK-INS ON ECHO-LINK REPORTED FOR ENTIRE MONTH!

*******Special thanks to Al – KG5HEJ for all his efforts to keep us advised of any and all Echo-Link check-ins so we don’t miss anyone! ********

That’s about it from the desk of the 2 meter net!

73, one and all and se ya’ on the net!

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager

2-Meter Net Report, September 2017

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.

The month of August had five (5) Wednesdays and it went this way:

     DATE    Check-ins NET CONT. station 
September 6      17    KG5BMK - Chuck
September 13     13    KG5LMG - Marvin
September 20     16    KA5PVB - Chuck *filling in for N5BBJ - Bruce

 
Total of 46 check-ins for September (only 3 weeks reported).

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” (your 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 ham on the Echo-Link System as follows:

KD5KC – Mike El Paso
KG5DW – Don South Florida (checking on Hurricane Irma damage to his house)
2 times W5RHN – Bob Crystal Falls, MI. (enjoying fall weather).
2 times K5FRN – Fran Crystal Falls, MI. also enjoying the fall colors and weather

*******Special thanks to Al – KG5HEJ for all his efforts to keep us advised of any and all Echo-Link check-ins so we don’t miss anyone! ********

That’s about it from the desk of the 2 meter net!

Our prayers go out to all in the Houston, Southeast Texas and Southern Louisiana areas affected by the Hurricane Harvey event, as well as Florida and Hurricane Irma and Puerto Rico with Hurricane Maria!

73, one and all and see ya’ on the net!

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager

2-Meter Net Report, August 2017

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.

The month of August had five (5) Wednesdays and it went this way:

  DATE   Check-ins NET CONT. station 
 August 2   17     KG5LMG - Marvin
 August 9   18     N5BBJ - Bruce
 August 16  11     KB5R - Rusty (filling in for W5RHN) 
 August 23  15     KF5KMA - Dan
 August 30  14     KA5PVB - Chuck

Total of 75 check-ins for 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” (your 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 ham on the Echo-Link System as follows:

2 times KD5KC – Mike El Paso
2 times KG5DW – Don Denton, TX.
W5JSR – Steve Arizona
KC5WFH – Bill in Western Washington

*******Special thanks to Al – KG5HEJ for all his efforts to keep us advised of any and all Echo-Link check-ins so we don’t miss anyone! ********

That’s about it from the desk of the 2 meter net!

Our prayers go out to all in the Houston, Southeast Texas and Southern Louisiana areas affected by the Hurricane Harvey event. Hope Houston doesn’t become another New Orleans (Hurricane Katrina)!

73, one and all and se ya’ on the net!

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager

2-Meter Net Report, July 2017

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.

The month of July had four (4) Wednesdays and it went this way:

DATE   Check-ins NET CONT. station 
July 5   15      W5RHN - Bob
July 12  17      KF5KMA - Dan
July 19  16      KG5LMG - Marvin (filling in for KA5PVB) *
July 26  26      KG5BMK - Chuck
 * only check-ins counted as the repeaters (all those solar powered) were operating intermittently and this made it extremely hard to understand anyone.

Total of 74 check-ins for July

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” (your in for the head count, but not participating in the actual net. ALL participation is appreciated and encouraged!

During the month of July we had check-ins from the following ham on the Echo-Link System as follows:

KD5KC – Mike El Paso

*******Special thanks to Al – KG5HEJ for all his efforts to keep us advised of any and all Echo-Link check-ins so we don’t miss anyone! ********

That’s about it from the desk of the 2 meter net!

73, one and all and se ya’ on the net!

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager

2-Meter Net Report, June 2017

Our 2 meter net meeting EVERY Wednesday at 8:00 PM (local time) on the clubs repeater system network. These are good training ground for possible emergency situations, as well as helping the new hams in the area to have an easy way to get use to “talking on the radio”.

The club website (www.bigbendarc.com) has ALL the information on the 2 meter net. Included is the Net Control members schedule, the “script” (supplied ONLY as a guide to ensure 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 please call me (432/837-2257) or holler at me during the Wednesday evening net (either before or after the net).

The month of June had five (4) Wednesdays in it and it went this way:

DATE     CHECK-INS NET CONTROL STATION
June 7     19      KA5PVB
June 14    18      KG5BMK
June 21    16      KA5PVB fill-in for KG5LMG
June 28    16      N5BBJ

69 total check-ins for June

If you don’t have the time to check-in to the net and stick around for the round-table discussion, take a minute of your time and check-in as an “in-and-out” (where you’re there for the head count but don’t have the time to participate). All participation is much appreciated and encouraged.

Any of the new hams in the community, if you have questions or problems with trying to get radios and antennas set-up feel free to bring them up during the net. We may not have the answer right off the cuff, but somebody can find the info and get back with you shortly!

During the month of June the net had check-ins from the following hams on our Echo-Link System:
***Special thanks to Al KG5HEJ for helping us out by monitoring the Echo-Link System for us, so we DON’T miss anyone! ***

W5JSR – Steve Tucson, AZ.
KK5ROB – Robin Tucson, AZ.
W5WLZ – Danny Fort Worth, TX.
N5BBJ – Bruce Hickory, NC.
W5RHN – Bob Crystal Falls, MI.
K5FRN – Fran Crystal Falls, MI.

It’s always interesting where our Echo-Link check-in’s reside and how they came to find out about us out here!

73’s and hope to talk to you soon.

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2-meter Net Manager

2-Meter Net Report, May 2017

Greetings:

Bill, please feel free to edit this report as needed for the monthly Newsletter.

Our 2 meter net meeting EVERY Wednesday at 8:00 PM (local time) on the clubs repeater system network. These are good training ground for possible emergency situations, as well as helping the new hams in the area to have an easy way to get use to “talking on the radio”.

The club website (www.bigbendarc.com) has ALL the information on the 2 meter net. Included is the Net Control members schedule, the “script” (supplied ONLY as a guide to ensure 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 please call me (432/837-2257) or holler at me during the Wednesday evening net (either before or after the net).

The month of May had five (5) Wednesdays in it and it went this way:

DATE   CHECK-INS NET CONTROL STATION
May 3     22     KG5BMK
May 10    18     KG5LMG
May 17    19     N5BBJ
May 24    23*    W5RHN
May 31    17     KF5KMA
          99 total check-ins for May
*I think this is the most check-ins since we've been "keeping score"!

If you don’t have the time to check-in to the net and stick around for the round-table discussion, take a minute of your time and check-in as an “in-and-out” (where you’re there for the head count but don’t have the time to participate). All participation is much appreciated and encouraged.

Any of the new hams in the community, if you have questions or problems with trying to get radios and antennas set-up feel free to bring them up during the net. We may not have the answer right off the cuff, but somebody can find the info and get back with you shortly!

73’s and hope to talk to you soon.

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2-meter Net Manager

2-Meter Net Report, April 2017

Our 2 meter net meeting EVERY Wednesday at 8:00 PM (local time) on the clubs repeater system network. These are good training ground for possible emergency situations, as well as helping the new hams in the area to have an easy way to get use to “talking on the radio”.

The club website (www.bigbendarc.com) has ALL the information on the 2 meter net. Included is the Net Control members schedule, the “script” (supplied ONLY as a guide to ensure 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 please call me (432/837-2257) or holler at me during the Wednesday evening net (either before or after the net).

The month of March had five (5) Wednesdays in it and it went this way:

DATE    CHECK-INS  NET CONTROL STATION
April 5    14      W5RHN
April 12   19      N5BBJ
April 19   17      KF5KMA
April 26   16      KA5PVB
66 total check-ins for April

If you don’t have the time to check-in to the net and stick around for the round-table discussion, take a minute of your time and check-in as an “in-and-out” (where you’re there for the head count but don’t have the time to participate). All participation is much appreciated and encouraged.

Any of the new hams in the community, if you have questions or problems with trying to get radios and antennas set-up feel free to bring them up during the net. We may not have the answer right off the cuff, but somebody can find the info and get back with you shortly!

During the month of March the net had check-ins from the following hams on our Echo-Link System:
***Special thanks to Al KG5HEJ for helping us out by monitoring the Echo-Link System for us, so we DON’T miss anyone! ***

KD5SBH – Ray in Fort Worth, TX.
KD5KC – Mike in El Paso, TX.
N5BBJ – Bruce in San Antonio, TX.
KG5DW – Don in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
*** it’s always interesting where our Echo-Link check-in’s reside and how they came to find out about us out here!

73’s and hope to talk to you soon.

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2-meter Net Manager

2-Meter Net Report, March 2017

Our 2 meter net meeting EVERY Wednesday at 8:00 PM (local time) on the clubs repeater system network. These are good training ground for possible emergency situations, as well as helping the new hams in the area to have an easy way to get use to “talking on the radio”.

The club website (www.bigbendarc.com) has ALL the information on the 2 meter net. Included is the Net Control members schedule, until year end, the “script” (supplied ONLY as a guide to ensure 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 please call me (432/837-2257) or holler at me during the Wednesday evening net (either before or after the net).

The month of March had five (5) Wednesdays in it and it went this way:

 DATE    CHECK-INS NET CONTROL STATION
March 1     18     W5RHN
March 8     19     KF5KMA
March 15    15     KA5PVB
March 22    15     KG5BMK
March 29    16     KG5LMG
 83 total check-ins for March

If you don’t have the time to check-in to the net and stick around for the round-table discussion, take a minute of your time and check-in as an “in-and-out” (where you’re there for the head count but don’t have the time to participate). All participation is much appreciated and encouraged.

Any of the new hams in the community, if you have questions or problems with trying to get radios and antennas set-up feel free to bring them up during the net. We may not have the answer right off the cuff, but somebody can find the info and get back with you shortly!

During the month of March the net had check-ins from the following hams on our Echo-Link System:
W5RHN – Bob and K5FRN – Fran from San Antonio, TX. (with an update on Fran’s hip replacement surgery).
KD5KC – Mike in El Paso, TX.
*** it’s always interesting where our Echo-Link check-in’s reside and how they came to find out about us out here!

73’s and hope to talk to you soon.

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2-meter Net Manager

2-Meter Net Report, February 2017

Our 2 meter net meeting EVERY Wednesday at 8:00 PM (local time) on the clubs repeater system network. These are good training ground for possible emergency situations, as well as helping the new hams in the area to have an easy way to get use to “talking on the radio”.

The club website (www.bigbendarc.com) has ALL the information on the 2 meter net. Included is the Net Control members schedule, until year end, the “script” (supplied ONLY as a guide to ensure 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 please call me (432/837-2257) or holler at me during the Wednesday evening net (either before or after the net).

The month of February had four (4) Wednesdays in it and it went this way:

  DATE      CHECK-INS  NET CONTROL STATION
February 1  20         KA5PVB
February 8  NO NET DUE TO BANQUET!
February 15 17         KG5LMG
February 22 17         N5BBJ
 54 total check-ins for February

With fall season here now, everyone is busy, and if you don’t have the time to check-in to the net and stick around for the round-table discussion, take a minute of your time and check-in as an “in-and-out” (where you’re there for the head count but don’t have the time to participate). All participation is much appreciated and encouraged.

Any of the new hams in the community, if you have questions or problems with trying to get radios and antennas set-up feel free to bring them up during the net. We May not have the answer right of the cuff, but somebody can find the info and get back with you shortly!

During the month of February the net had check-ins from the following hams on our Echo-Link System:
W5RHN – Bob and K5FRN – Fran from San Antonio, TX.
W5JSR – Steve and KK5ROB – Robin from Phoenix, AZ.
K4AAA – Ron from Connor, NC. (near Raleigh, NC)
KD5KC – Mike in El Paso, TX.
W5MJF – Mike in Tyler, TX.
KG5DW – Don in Denton, TX.
N5DPG – David in Wimberly, TX. (N.E. of San Antonio, TX.)
*** it’s always interesting where our Echo-Link check-in reside and how they came to find out about us out here!

73’s and hope to talk to you soon.

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2-meter Net Manager

2-Meter Net Report, January 2017

Our 2 meter net meeting EVERY Wednesday at 8:00 PM (local time) on the clubs repeater system network. These are good training ground for possible emergency situations, as well as helping the new hams in the area to have an easy way to get use to “talking on the radio”.

The club website (www.bigbendarc.com) has ALL the information on the 2 meter net. Included is the Net Control members schedule, until year end, the “script” (supplied ONLY as a guide to ensure 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 please call me (432/837-2257) or holler at me during the Wednesday evening net (either before or after the net).

The month of January had four(4) Wednesdays in it and it went this way:

DATE        CHECK-INS NET CONTROL STATION
JANUARY 4   16        KG5BMK - CHUCK fill in for KG5LMG
JANUARY 11  17        W5RHN - BOB
JANUARY 18  14        N5BBJ - BRUCE
JANUARY 25  15        KF5KMA - DAN
            62 total check-ins for January

Additionally, our Echo-Link system is fully operational and the following stations have checked in to the net at least once this month – KG5DW – DON Warwicka, OK. and Denton, TX., W5JSR – STEVE AND KK5ROB – ROBIN from Arizona, K4AAA – Ron from Raleigh, NC.and KD5KC – MIKE from El Paso.
A quick reminder to all stations on the net, pause between transmissions ( up to about 8-10 seconds for circuit latching and unlatching) to allow the Echo-Link stations to be heard and recognized.

If you don’t have the time to check-in to the net and stick around for the round-table discussion, take a minute of your time and check-in as an “in-and-out” (where you’re there for the head count but don’t have the time to participate). All participation is much appreciated and encouraged.

Net Control Schedule for the first half of 2017 and script are both posted on the club website for your use and info! If any newly licensed members, OR IN-ACTIVE PREVIOUS NET CONTROL STATIONS would like to rejoin the group of NCS, let me know and I’ll be happy to add you to our new schedule!

Any of the new hams in the community, if you have questions or problems with trying to get radios and antennas set-up feel free to bring them up during the net. We May not have the answer right of the cuff, but somebody can find the info and get back with you shortly!

73’s and hope to talk to you soon.

Hope everyone can make the club banquet next month (February 8th)
SINCE THE BANQUET AND THIS NET MEET ON FEBRUARY 8TH – NO NET THAT NIGHT!!!!!!!!