2 Meter Net Report for December 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 December we had only three (3) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date Check-ins Net Control station
Dec. 4 13 KF5KMA – DAN
Dec. 11 20 KA5PVB – Chuck
Dec. 18 17 KI5ANQ – Scott
note – the net does NOT meet on 12/25 OR 1/1/2020! Next net is scheduled for 1/8/2020!

Total of 50 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 NO check-ins on the Echo-Link System as the system is non-functional until the antenna for the system gets remounted on Bill – KE5OG’s new tower (to be erected after the first of 2020)!

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!

We hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See y’all in 2020!

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager