2m Net Report November 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 month November we had three (3) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:
Date        Check-ins    Net Control Station

Nov  4           12          KG5LMG – Marvin

Nov 11          19          N5BBJ – Bruce

Nov 18          14          W5RHN – Bob

A HEARTY THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN SUPPORT OF OUR NET ACTIVITIES!!!!!!!!!!


Echo-link Check-ins this month:       

KI5JTB – Rachel in San Marcos, Texas (3 times).       

KG5HEJ – Al in Terlingus, Texas (2 times)       

KG5DW – Don in Denton, Texas

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!
A big THANKS to Scott for his work on the Echo-Link system, it is really sounding good! 
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!
Either Happy Thanksgiving OR we hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving (depending on publication of our club’s newsletter).
73,
Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB 2 meter Net Manager

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

A HEARTY THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN SUPPORT OF OUR NET ACTIVITIES!!!!!!!!!!

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!
73,
Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB 2 meter Net Manager

2m Net Report August & September 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
Aug 5             15             KF5KMA – Dan
Aug 12           20             KA5PVB – Chuck
Aug 19           14             KI5ANQ – Scott
Aug 26           16             KG5LMG – Marvin
    monthly total – 65

Sept 2            21             KG5LMG – Marvin filling in for N5BBJ
Sept 9            18             KF5KMA – Dan
Sept 16          19             KA5PVB – Chuck
Sept 23          16             KI5ANQ – Scott
Sept 30          19             KG5LMG – Marvin
    monthly total – 93

   ******Total of 158 check-ins for both August and September! ********
   A HEARTY THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION IN SUPPORT OF OUR NET ACTIVITIES!!!!!!!!!!

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:
August
W5RHN – Bob and K5FRN – Fran 3 times each from Crystal Falls, MI.
KG5HEJ – Al from Terlingua 3 times (He is also our Echo-Link Monitor during the net, THANKS A BUNCH)!
KI5JTB – Rachel from San Marcos, TX. 4 times.
N5BBJ – Bruce from Channelview, TX (near Houston).
KF5WBE – Greg from 20 miles South of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota.
KI5EXF – Sharon from Buda, TX (South of Austin) cleaning out old home prior to completely moving to Alpine!
KG5GBO – John from Baton Rouge, LA.

September
W5JSR – Steve and KK5ROB – Robin 3 times from Peoria, AZ. (near Phoenix).
KG5GBO – John from Baton Rouge, LA.
KF5WBE – Gary still near the T.R.N.P. in North Dakota (as noted above).
KG5HEJ – Al from Terlingua 3 times and still monitoring the Echo-Link system for us!
W5RHN – Bob and K5FRN – Fran 3 times from Crystal Falls, MI.
                AND 1 time from Des Moines, IA. stopped over there on the way back to their Fort Davis Resort home! Welcome Back.
KI5JTB – Rachel 4 times from San Marcos, TX

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 is staying safe in 2020!

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB  
2 meter Net Manager

2m Net Report July 2020

2 Meter report for July, 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 July we had five (5) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date Check-ins Net Control station
July 1 13 KF5KMA – DANNY
July 8 19 KA5PVB – CHUCK
July 15 16 KA5PVB – CHUCK (fill-in for KI5ANQ Scott who’s in Duda, TX tonight).
July 22 16 KG5LMG – MARVIN
July 29 13 N5BBJ – BRUCE

Total of 77 check-ins for July! **

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!

Our Echo-Link System is fully functional, so check-in from wherever your travels take you!

This month we have had check-ins from:
W5JSR – Steve and KK5ROB – Robin from Phoenix, AZ.
W5RHN – Bob and K5FRN – Fran from Crystal Falls, MI. (3 times)
KI5JTB – Rachel from San Marcos, TX. (3 times)

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 is staying safe in 2020!

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager

2m Net Report June, 2020

2 Meter report for June, 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 June we had four (4) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date        Check-ins    Net Control station                   
June 3              18            KA5PVB – CHUCK
June 10            20            KI5ANQ – SCOTT
June 17            15            KG5LMG – MARVIN
June 24            17            KG5LMG – MARVIN (fill in for N5BBJ Bruce)

  ******Total of 70 check-ins for June! ********

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!

Our Echo-Link System is fully functional, so check-in from wherever your travels take you!

This month we have had check-ins from:
W5JSR – Steve and KK5ROB – Robin from Phoenix, AZ. (3 times)
KG5GBO – John from Baton Rouge, LA.
W5RHN – Bob and K5FRN – Fran from Crystal Falls, MI. (3 times)
KF5RDN – Julianne (former local resident) from AZ.
KG5HEJ – Al in Terlingua, TX.
N5BBJ – Bruce

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 is staying safe in 2020!

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB 
2 meter Net Manager

2m Net Report May, 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 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!

73,
Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB  2 meter Net Manager

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

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

2 Meter Net Report for December 2019

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 December we had only three (3) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date Check-ins Net Control station
Dec. 4 13 KF5KMA – DAN
Dec. 11 20 KA5PVB – Chuck
Dec. 18 17 KI5ANQ – Scott
note – the net does NOT meet on 12/25 OR 1/1/2020! Next net is scheduled for 1/8/2020!

Total of 50 check-ins for the month of December! **

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 December 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 after the first 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 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See y’all in 2020!

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager

2 Meter report for November, 2019

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

Date        Check-ins     Net Control station                     
Nov. 6         26         KI5ANQ - Scott
Nov. 13        15         KG5LMG - Marvin
Nov. 20        17         N5BBJ - Bruce
Nov. 27     unreported    W5RHN - Bob

Total of 58+ check-ins for the month of November! **

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 June we had check-ins from the following hams on the Echo-Link System as follows:

KG5HEJ - Al from Terlingua, TX.
K1SP - Matt from Washington, DC. (at Border Patrol School)
K5RIC - Rick from No Hill Mesa, NM. (near Ruidoso)
W5JSR - Steve and KK5ROB - Robin from Peoria, AZ. 
note - Echo-Link system is undergoing changes of antenna locations and will be in-operable for an unknown period of time!

I would like to thank KG5HEJ – Al in Terlingua for keeping up appraised of the Echo-Link activity during our net times! VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!

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!

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager