2m Net Report January 2021

2 Meter report for January 2021

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”! GREAT to hear some of the KI5 prefix calls on the 2 meter system (new operators, just recently licensed). Welcome one and all, hope you come back often.

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

Date        Check-ins    Net Control Station

Jan. 6            15          KG5LMG – Marvin

Jan. 13          16          N5BBJ – Bruce

Jan. 20          17          W5RHN – Bob

Jan. 27          15          KF5KMA – Dan

    monthly total – 63


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.

KI5RIC – Ric from Ruidoso, NM. 3 times

KB0VLR – Chris from Red Wing, MN. 2 times

KG5HEJ – Al from Terlingua, TX. 2 times

KC5WFH – Bill from Kingston, WA. 1 time

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 six (6) 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 and KI5EXF – Sharon 

When you see them, thank them for all their efforts for the 2 meter net!


Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB 

2 meter Net Manager

Author: Chuck Dobbins

2m Net Manager