2-Meter Net Report, May 2018

2 Meter Report for May, 2018

***** A HEARTY WELCOME TO ALL OF THE NEWLY LICENSED HAMS IN THE BIG BEND AREA!!!  *****

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

DATE         Check-ins    NET CONT. station                     
May  2          37**        W5RHN - Bob
May  9          22           KF5KMA - Dan
May 16          33           KA5PVB - Chuck
May 23          29           KA5PVB - Chuck 
                (fill-in for KG5BMK with lightning in area).
May 30          18           KG5LMG - Marvin   
** I KNOW, this is the most single night check-ins we've EVER had! Thanks one and all for the support!

******Total of 139 check-ins for the month of May! Again, I think this is also a new record high number for check-ins!******

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 checked in from El Paso, TX.  (3 times)         
KE5SWH - Bill from Kingston, WA.
KG5ZHT - Lonny from Van Horn (now known as K5RWG) (2 times)
KG5DW - Don from Denton, TX.
KM5OE - Lloyd from Houston, TX.
W5JSR - Steve from Phoenix, AZ.
W5RHN - Bob from Rochester, MN. and 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 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, April 2018

***** A HEARTY WELCOME TO ALL OF THE NEWLY LICENSED HAMS IN THE BIG BEND AREA!!! *****

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 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 April we had four (4) Wednesday’s and it went this way:

DATE    Check-ins NET CONT. station 
April 4    18     KA5PVB - Chuck
April 11   21     KG5BMK - Chuck
April 18   25     KG5LMG - Marvin (President in waiting)
April 25   30*    N5BBJ - Bruce 
 * I think this is the most single night check-ins we've EVER had! 
Thanks one and all for  the support!

Total of 94 check-ins for the month of April! Again, I think this is also a new record high number for check-ins!

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 ham on the Echo-Link System as follows:

KD5KC – Mike checked in from El Paso, TX. (3 times, and once on the 146.82 Repeater from far South Brewster County)
W4JJF – Jeff from Montgomery, AL.
KG5ZHT – Lonny from Van Horn
KG5DW – Don from Denton, 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

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

DATE     Check-ins NET CONT. station 
March 7     22     KG5LMG - Marvin
March 14    23     N5BBJ - Bruce
March 21    24*    W5RHN - Bob 
March 28    19     KF5KMA - Dan 
* I think this is the most single night check-ins we've EVER had! Thanks one and all for the support!

Total of 88 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 March we had check-ins from the following ham on the Echo-Link System as follows:

KD5KC – Mike checked in from El Paso, TX.
W4JJF/mobile – Jeff from Montgomery, AL.
KC5WSH – Bill from Kingston, WA.

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, February 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 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”!

This website 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 February we had five (4) Wednesday’s and it went this way:

DATE        Check-ins NET CONT. station 
February  7    22     W5RHN - Bob
February 14    20     KF5KMA - Dan
February 21    21     W5RHN - Bob (filling in for KA5PVB)
February 28    23*    KG5BMK - Chuck 
 * I think this is the most single night check-ins we've EVER had! Thanks one and all for the support!

Total of 86 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 ham on the Echo-Link System as follows:

KG5DW – Don checked in from Denton, TX.
KD5KC – Mike checked in from El Paso, TX.
WB5QNA – Dave checked in from Lynchburg, VA.

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, January 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 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”!

This website  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 January we had five (5) Wednesday’s and it went this way:

DATE      Check-ins NET CONT. station 
January  3   12     KF5KMA - Danny
January 10   19     KA5PVB - Chuck
January 17   16     KG5BMK - Chuck
January 24   15     KG5LMG - Marvin 
January 31   22     N5BBJ - Bruce

Total of 84 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 January we had check-ins from the following ham on the Echo-Link System as follows:

KG5DW – Don checked in from Denton, TX.
KD5KC – Mike checked in from El Paso, TX. (3 weeks)
W5RHN – Bob checked in from Searcy, AR. on their way to MO.
K5FRN – Fran also checke din from Searcy, AR (navigator on the trip)!
KD5FBH – Roy checked in from the Fort Worth, TX. area.

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, December 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 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 December we had three (3) Wednesday’s (no net on the 27th) and it went this way:

DATE         Check-ins    NET CONT. station                     
December 6      17        KA5PVB - Chuck fill-in for KG5LMG   
December 13     17        W5RHN - Bob              
December 20     15        N5BBJ - Bruce         
Total of 49 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 ham on the Echo-Link System as follows:

KG5DW - Don checked in from Denton, TX.
KD5KC - Mike checked in from El Paso, TX.              
KC5WFH - Bill checked in from Kingston, WA.(NW of Seattle)              W5RHN - Bob checked in from Odessa with an update on K5FRN Fran's successful surgery.              
N5MDB - Matt checked in 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!

Also, at the end of the year 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!

We’d like to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!   Also, note that there is NO NET SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 27TH!

73,
Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB     2 meter Net Manager

2-Meter Net Report, November 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 Novemver had five (5) Wednesdays and it went this way:

DATE       Check-ins  NET CONT. station 
November 1    14      KA5PVB - Chuck fill-in for N5BBJ
November 8    17      W5RHN - Bob
November 15   20      KF5KMA - Dan
November 22   15      KA5PVB - Chuck
November 29   17      KG5BMK - Chuck

Total of 83 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” (your 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 ham on the Echo-Link System as follows:

KG5DW – Don checked in from Denton, TX.
KD5KC – Mike checked in from El Paso, 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!

Also, at the end of the year 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!

We’d like to wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Also, note that there is NO NET SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 27TH!

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager

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