2 Meter Report for March and April, 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 months of March and April we had nine (9) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date         Check-ins    Net Control station

Mar. 4              9             KF5KMA – DAN

Repeater sites had low battery voltages this week (cloudy weather).

Mar. 11       11        N5BBJ – Bruce

Mar. 18          12             KG5LMG – MARVIN

Mar. 25          15             W5RHN – BOB   

monthly total – 47

APR. 1            14           KG5LMG – MARVIN

APR. 8            19           N5BBJ – BRUCE

APR 15           23           W5RHN – BOB

APR. 22          14           KF5KMA – DAN

APR. 29          17           KA5PVB

    monthly total – 87
   ******Total of 134 check-ins for both March and April! ********

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!

Echo-Link System is still non-functional until the antenna for the system gets remounted (probably at Tru-Value Hardware Store).

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, KI5ANQ Scott

When you see them, thank them for all their efforts for the 2 meter net!
We hope everyone is staying safe in 2020!
73,
Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB  2 meter Net Manager