2 Meter report for October, 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 (432/837-2257) 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 October we had five (5) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

  Date         Check-ins      Net Control station                     
Oct. 2             14         KG5LMG - Marvin
Oct. 9        unreported      KI5ANQ - Scott
Oct. 16            19         W5RHN  - Bob
Oct. 23            12         KF5KMA - Dan    
Oct. 30            18         KA5PVB - Chuck

Total of 63+ check-ins for the month 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” (you’re in for the head count, but not participating in the actual net). ALL participation is appreciated and encouraged!

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

W5RHN  - Bob from Crystal Falls, MI. (summer home) 
        (1 time, as they are headed home)
K5FRN  - Fran from Crystal Falls, MI 
        ( 1 time, headed home with W5RHN).
KG5HEJ - Al from Terlingua, TX.
N5BBJ  - Bruce from South Padre Island, TX.
KD5KC  - Mike from El Paso, TX
K5RIC  - Rick from No Hill Mesa, NM. (near Ruidoso)
W5JSR  - Steve and KK5ROB - Robin from Phoenix, AZ. (2 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, KG5LMG – Marvin, N5BBJ – Bruce, W5RHN – Bob, and KI5ANQ – Scott

When you see them, thank them for all their efforts for the 2 meter net!

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager