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 May had four (4) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:
Date Check-ins Net Control station
May 6 15 KI5ANQ – SCOTT
May 13 19 KA5PVB – CHUCK
May 20 14 N5BBJ – BRUCE
May 27 23 KF5KNA – DAN
monthly total – 71
ECHO-LINK CHECK-INS FOR THE MONTH: (note-the system has been re-located and was operational on May 27th. Thanks to the club members that got it up and running again.) W5JSR – Steve and KK5ROB – Robin from Phoenix, AZ.KG5HEJ – Al from Terlingua, TX.W5RHN – Bob and K5FRN – Fran from Des Moines, IA. (en-route to Crystal Falls, MI. for the summer). KI5YG – Steve from Austin, TX.N6TOC – reported to be on the system but did NOT respond when called.
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!
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!
Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB 2 meter Net Manager