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!


Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager

Author: Chuck Dobbins

2m Net Manager