2m Net Report October 2020

2 Meter report for October, 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 (432/386-8052) 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 August and September we had nine (9) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date        Check-ins    Net Control Station

Oct  7           19           KA5PVB – Chuck (FILL IN FOR N5BBJ)

Oct 14          14           KF5KMA –  Dan

Oct 21          13           KI5ANQ – Scott (fill in for KA5PVB with rig problems)

Oct 28          21           KA5PVB – Chuck (repaying Scott for last week)   

monthly total – 67


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 check-ins are as follows:
KI5JTB – Rachel from San Marcos, TX. 4 times.

N5BBJ – Bruce from South Padre Island,

TX.AI4BA – David (unknown location).

W5JSR and KK5ROB – Steve and Robin from Peoria, AZ (Phoenix suburb).

A big THANKS to Scott for his work on the Echo-Link system, it really sound good and the long time delay’s seem to be gone!

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!
Our heart-felt condolences to the Hawkins family on the recent passing of Richard – W5DWI!!!!!

We hope everyone is staying safe in 2020!
Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB 2 meter Net Manager

Author: Chuck Dobbins

2m Net Manager