2 Meter Net Report for January, 2020

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 January we had only four (4) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date         Check-ins    Net Control station                     
Jan.  8          1        KG5LMG - Marvin
Jan. 15          1        N5BBJ - Bruce
Jan. 22          6        W5RHN - Bob (some sites were NOT connected through the hub station).
Jan. 29         13        KF5KMA - Dan

Total of 41 check-ins for the month of January! **

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 January 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 first part 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 happy and healthy 2020!

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager