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:

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)

Author: Chuck Dobbins

2m Net Manager