2-Meter Net Report for September 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 (432/386-0756) 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.  4             26         N5BBJ - Bruce

Sept. 11             19         KF5KMA - Dan

Sept. 18             21         KA5PVB - Chuck

Sept. 25             13         N5BBJ - Bruce (switched with KI5ANQ for travel to South Padre Island, TX for October).      

Total of 79 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. (summer home) (2 times)
K5FRN – Fran from Crystal Falls, MI (2 times)
KG5HEJ – Al from Terlingua, TX. (2 times)
KD5KC – Mike from El Paso, TX
K5RIC – Rick from No Hill Mesa, NM. (near Ruidoso) (2 times)
W5JSR – Steve from Phoenix, AX. (2 times)
KK5ROB – Robin from Phoenix, AZ. (2 times)
KG5DW – Don from South Florida (near Fort Lauderdale)
note- A “glitch” in the system on the 18th made 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, KG5LMG – Marvin, N5BBJ – Bruce, W5RHN – Bob, and KI5ANQ – Scott

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