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 of February we had four (4) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:
Date Check-ins Net Control Station
Feb 3 32 KA5PVB – Chuck
Feb 10 25 KI5ANQ – Scott
Feb 17 18 KG5LMG – Marvin
Feb 24 23 N5BBJ – Bruce *****A HEARTY CONGRATULATIONS ON 10 YEARS OF BEING ONE OF OUR NET CONTROL STATIONS***** monthly total – 98 (note – this might be an all-time high for a monthly check-in total)
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. 3 times.
KI5RIC – Ric from Ruidoso, NM. 3 times.
W5JSR and KK5ROB – Steve and Robin from Peoria, AZ (Phoenix suburb). 3 times.
KG5HEJ – Al from Terlingua, TX.
KI5NEK – Jerry from Double Diamond, TX.
KC5WFH – Bill from Kingston, WA.
KB0VLR – Chris from Red Wing, MN. and mobile between Alpine and Presidio, TX. 3 times.
KI5YG – Steve – Austin, TX
A big THANKS to Scott – KI5ANQ 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 (substitute, and “possible” future NCS).
When you see them, thank them for all their efforts for the 2 meter net.
Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB 2 meter Net Manager