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

2 Meter report for October, 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 (432/837-2257) 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 October we had five (5) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

  Date         Check-ins      Net Control station                     
Oct. 2             14         KG5LMG - Marvin
Oct. 9        unreported      KI5ANQ - Scott
Oct. 16            19         W5RHN  - Bob
Oct. 23            12         KF5KMA - Dan    
Oct. 30            18         KA5PVB - Chuck

Total of 63+ check-ins for the month of October! **

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

W5RHN  - Bob from Crystal Falls, MI. (summer home) 
        (1 time, as they are headed home)
K5FRN  - Fran from Crystal Falls, MI 
        ( 1 time, headed home with W5RHN).
KG5HEJ - Al from Terlingua, TX.
N5BBJ  - Bruce from South Padre Island, TX.
KD5KC  - Mike from El Paso, TX
K5RIC  - Rick from No Hill Mesa, NM. (near Ruidoso)
W5JSR  - Steve and KK5ROB - Robin from Phoenix, AZ. (2 times)

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

2-Meter Net Report for September 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 September we had four (4) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date         Check-ins    Net Control station                     

Sept.  4             26         N5BBJ - Bruce

Sept. 11             19         KF5KMA - Dan

Sept. 18             21         KA5PVB - Chuck

Sept. 25             13         N5BBJ - Bruce (switched with KI5ANQ for travel to South Padre Island, TX for October).      

Total of 79 check-ins for the month of September! **

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

W5RHN – Bob from Crystal Falls, MI. (summer home) (2 times)
K5FRN – Fran from Crystal Falls, MI (2 times)
KG5HEJ – Al from Terlingua, TX. (2 times)
KD5KC – Mike from El Paso, TX
K5RIC – Rick from No Hill Mesa, NM. (near Ruidoso) (2 times)
W5JSR – Steve from Phoenix, AX. (2 times)
KK5ROB – Robin from Phoenix, AZ. (2 times)
KG5DW – Don from South Florida (near Fort Lauderdale)
note- A “glitch” in the system on the 18th made no Echo-Link available.

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

2-Meter Net Report for August 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 August we had four (4) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date         Check-ins    Net Control station                     

Aug  7             20         KF5KMA - Dan

Aug 14             20         KA5PVB - Chuck

Aug 21             17         KI5ANQ - Scott

Aug 28             15         KG5LMG - Marvin      

Total of 72 check-ins for the month of August! **

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:

W5RHN – Bob from Crystal Falls, MI. (summer home) (4 times)
K5FRN – Fran from Crystal Falls, MI (4 times)
KG5HEJ – Al from Terlingua, TX. (2 times)
N5BBJ – Bruce from Hickory, NC. (1 time)
– ” ” San Antonio, TX. (1 time)
KD5KC – Mike from El Paso, TX
K5RIC – Rick from No Hill Mesa, NM. (near Ruidoso) (3 times)
W5JSR – Steve from Phoenix, AX. (where it’s hot ALL the time) (2 times)
KK5ROB – Robin from Phoenix, AZ. (see above) (2 times)
KG5ZHT – Lonnie from Van Horn, TX.
KM5OE – Lloyd from Houston, TX. (2 times)

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

2-meter Net Report for July, 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 (432/837-2257) 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 (5) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:
Date         Check-ins    Net Control station
July 3               14         KF5KMA – Dan
July 10             17         KA5PVB – Chuck
July 17             22         KI5ANQ – Scott
July 24             19         KG5LMG – Marvin
July 31             17         KA5PVB – Chuck  (fill in for N5BBJ – Bruce)
   ******Total of 89 check-ins for the month of 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!
During the month of June we had check-ins from the following hams on the Echo-Link System as follows:
            W5RHN – Bob from Crystal Falls, MI. (summer home) (3 times)
            W5RHN – Bob from Owen Sound, Ontario
            K5FRN – Fran from Crystal Falls, MI ( 3 times)
            K5FRN – Fran from Owen Sound, Ontario
            KG5DW – Don was in Margate, FL. (near Fort Lauderdale)
            KG5HEJ – Al from Terlingua, TX.
            N5BBJ – Bruce from Clairmont, NC. (2 times)
            KD5KC – Mike from El Paso, TX
            K5RIC – Rick from No Hill Mesa, NM. (near Ruidoso) (2 times)
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

2-Meter Net Report for June, 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 (432/837-2257) 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 5    22     KA5PVB - Chuck
June 12    8     KI5ANQ - Scott
June 19   18     KG5LMG - Marvin
June 26   20     KA5PVB - Chuck (fill in for N5BBJ - Bruce)

******Total of 68 check-ins for the month of 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!

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

W5RHN – Bob from Crystal Falls, MI. (summer home) (3 times)
K5FRN – Fran in Crystal Falls, MI ( 3 times)
KG5DW – Don was in Oklahoma
KE7BEN – Ben from Draper, UT.
KD5ITD – Radar was aboard the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, TX.

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 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, KG5BMK – Chuck, KG5LMG – Marvin, N5BBJ – Bruce, and W5RHN – Bob, and KI5AXS – Scott

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

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager

2-Meter Net Report for May, 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 (432/837-2257) 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 we had five (5) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date Check-ins Net Control station 
May 1    19    KA5PVB - Chuck
May 8    18    KI5ANQ - Scott (KG5BMK - Chuck looking over his shoulder)
May 15   16    KG5LMG - Marvin
May 22   17    KG5LMG - Marvin (fill in for N5BBJ - Bruce)
May 29   16    KF5KMA - Dan

******Total of 86 check-ins for the month of May! ********

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

KD5KC – Mike from El Paso (2 times)
W5RHN – Bob from Crystal Falls, MI. (summer home) (3 times)
K5FRN – Fran in Crystal Falls, MI ( 3 times)

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 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, KG5BMK – Chuck, KG5LMG – Marvin, N5BBJ – Bruce, and W5RHN – Bob, and KI5AXS – Scott

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

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager

2-Meter Net Report for April, 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 (432/837-2257) 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!

********Chris – KI5AXS in South Brewster County has expressed an interest in becoming a temporary fill-in NCS for the summer months, we look forward to welcoming Chris into the fold of Net Control Stations! Thanks very much Chris!!!********

The month of April we had four (4) Wednesday’s, and it went this way:

Date   Check-ins  Net Control station 
Apr 3      21     KG5LMG - Marvin
Apr 10     17     N5BBJ - Bruce
Apr 17     18     W5RHN - Bob
Apr 24     18     KF5KMA - Dan

******Total of 74 check-ins for the month of 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!

During the month of April we had check-ins from the following hams on the Echo-Link System as follows:

KD5KC – Mike from El Paso (4 times – every net time this month)
N5BBJ – Bruce from Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
KI5EEZ – Terry from Fort Davis (his handi-talkie was hard to hear through the repeater)!

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 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, KG5BMK – Chuck, KG5LMG – Marvin, N5BBJ – Bruce, and W5RHN – Bob, and KI5AXS – Scott

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

73,

Chuck Dobbins – KA5PVB
2 meter Net Manager