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

Meeting of August 11, 2020

Big Bend Amateur Radio Club

Minutes of Meeting

August 11, 2020

The meeting was attended by 21 members and guests.

W5NPR                               BILL                          ALPINE

KE5WCP                            STEPHEN                  FORT DAVIS

KG5ZIC                              PAMELA                    FORT DAVIS

KD5KBU                            JIM                             FORT DAVIS

KA5PVB                             CHUCK                     ALPINE

WA5ROE                            BOB                           ALPINE

KX5SP                                STEVE                       ALPINE

KG5LMG                           MARVIN                    FORT DAVIS

KI5EXF                              SHARON                   ALPINE

KI5ANQ                             SCOTT                       ALPINE

N5HYD                              DOUG                        FORT DAVIS

N5MVV                             ANGIE                        FORT VAVIS

AI4BA                                AL                               ALPINE

KF5KMA                           DANNY                      ALPINE

K5WSA                              BILL                            FORT DAVIS

KG5ZIB                             JUDI                            FORT DAVIS

KE5KNQ                            ROB                            ALPINE

KI5JTB                               RACHEL                    SAN MARCOS 

KG5VGS                            GREGG                      ALPINE

KG5HEJ                             AL                               ALPINE

KF5DCM                           DAVID                        SAN ANGELO

Due to the Covid-19 virus, the meeting was conducted on 2-meters utilizing the BBARC 2-meter repeater system.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Stephen KE5WCP.  It was agreed that all items of business would be approved by mutual consent.

The minutes of the July 14, 2020 meeting were read and approved.

Angie, N5MVV reported a current balance of $9957.57.  Activity for May included BBT $35.21, RV registration $133.25, trailer registration $59.75;  June BBT $35.21; JULY True Value $6.14, Doug Otoupal $66.83 (tire repair and gas for 146.82 Christmas Mountain trip) and Pafoonik Enterprises $500.00 (spare duplexes) and August BBT $35.70 and liability insurance $200.00.

It was discussed that the usual meeting location at the West Texas National Bank in Alpine was still unavailable because of Covid-19 conditions.  

Scott KI5ANQ reported changes to the ECHOLINK system that should improve operation efficiency and speed.  A detailed report on improvements was read by Scott and is attached to these minutes.  Also discussed was the need for a committee to discuss ECHOLINK  technology, repeater technology and net management.  Scott, Doug N5HYD and Bob WA5ROE will serve on that committee.

Bob WA5ROE reported that he and Bill W5ATO and made the trip to Pierce Mountains for repairs on the 146.72 repeater and battery cables were replaced. There is still a need for improved guy wires and  plans for completing the work.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.

Respectively Submitted

Bill Roberts

W5NPR

Meeting of July 14, 2020

Big Bend Amateur Radio Club

Minutes of Meeting

July 14, 2020

The meeting was attended by 18 members and guests.

W5NPR                               BILL                          ALPINE

KE5WCP                            STEPHEN                  FORT DAVIS

KG5ZIC                              PAMELA                    FORT DAVIS

KD5KBU                            JIM                             FORT DAVIS

KA5PVB                             CHUCK                     ALPINE

WA5ROE                            BOB                           ALPINE

KX5SP                                STEVE                       ALPINE

KG5LMG                           MARVIN                    FORT DAVIS

KI5EXF                              SHARON                   ALPINE

KG5LMK                           MIKE                         FORT DAVIS

N5HYD                              DOUG                        FORT DAVIS

AI4BA                                AL                               ALPINE

KF5KMA                           DANNY                      ALPINE

K5WSA                              BILL                            FORT DAVIS

KG5ZIB                             JUDI                            FORT DAVIS

KE5KNQ                            ROB                            ALPINE

KB5R                                  RUSTY                       ALPINE

KI5JTB                               RACHEL                    SAN MARCOS 

Due to the Covid-19 virus, the meeting was conducted on 2-meters utilizing the BBARC 2-meter repeater system.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Stephen KE5WCP.  It was agreed that all items of business would be approved by mutual consent.

The minutes of the June 9, 2020 meeting were read and approved.

No Financial Report was presented due to the reluctance to discuss financial matters on the air.

It was discussed that the usual meeting location at the West Texas National Bank in Alpine was still unavailable because of Covid-19 conditions.

In the absence of Scott KI5ANQ , a report on ECHO LINK prepared and emailed by Scott was read 

as follows:  “ECHOLINK work is preparing another server computer.  Have the hardware together and working on Windows to strip it down, then configure the hardware and give it a try.  I can experiment and test the new server but easily swap it back.  When?  Maybe next week.”  It was further discussed that ECHOLINK is working but with issues.

Doug N5HYD reported that repeater duplexers had been purchased from a friend near Dripping Springs that will serve as backup  for the BBARC system.  The purchase of the duplexers was approved and Doug is to be reimbursed.

Bob WA5ROE reported on Field Day.  A total of 1472-1A contacts were made at the Field Day site, in addition from remote sites:  386-1E by Rusty KB5R, 54-1D by Chuck KA5PVB,  287 1-F by W5TRL and contacts by W5WIZ that were yet to be reported.  Bonus points for all categories were  yet to be added.  All scores will be reported in the December QST magazine.  Bob stated there were 10 to 15 hams at the Field Day site at various times,  weather was good and that the preparation of meals went well.  It will be several more months before the results of the John Dyer Field Day Award will be known.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM.

Respectively Submitted

Bill Roberts

W5NPR

EchoLink July 2020

>>>   EchoLink Report            <<<

…   2020-07-01 to 2020-07-31   …

EchoLink Users by Day

2020-07-01  [3] K5KXF KG5GBO W5JSR-L

2020-07-02  [3] AF5IU M0IUU (2)

2020-07-03  [7] 9A3GBM AF5IU KI5JTB (4) W5RHN

2020-07-04  [5] K5KXF KF5BDL KG5GBO KI5ZS-L N5ETJ

2020-07-05  [14] K5AVJ K5RIC-L KC5WFH (2) KG5GBO (2) KI5JTB KI5YG KK5MV N5FAZ-R W5RHN WA5ROE (3)

2020-07-07  [2] KG5GBO KI5ZS-L

2020-07-08  [3] KG5GBO W5RHN (2)

2020-07-09  [4] K4PMV KC1NJV KC5WFH KG5YJA

2020-07-14  [6] G0CPF KG5HEJ KI5JTB (3) WA5ROE

2020-07-15  [9] KG5GBO KG5ZHT (2) KI5JTB N5BBJ (2) N5ENT PU1WKC W5RHN

2020-07-16  [3] KC5WFH WA5ROE WD4LTF

2020-07-18  [1] KB5NFT

2020-07-19  [6] K5RIC-L KG5GBO KI5JTB KI5YG (2) N5FAZ-R

2020-07-22  [7] KG5DW (2) KG5GBO KG5HEJ KI5JTB W5RHN WA5ROE

2020-07-23  [3] KC5WFH (2) KI5JKG

2020-07-24  [1] N5XYO

2020-07-25  [2] KC5WFH KG5GBO

2020-07-26  [7] KF5WBE (2) KG5HEJ KI5JTB KI5YG N5FAZ-R N5VCM

2020-07-27  [7] KF5WBE KG5HEJ (2) KG5HQK (2) KO4EEA M7AJX

2020-07-29  [9] KE6MGU KG5HEJ KM5OE N5BBJ (4) W5RHN WA5ROE

2020-07-30  [4] 8P6RR-R KG5FRQ (2) KG5HEJ

2020-07-31  [7] KC5WFH (4) KG5FRQ (3)

Total Number of Connections = 113

EchoLink Users With Most Connections

Gold   Medal at 12 ***  KI5JTB ***

Silver Medal at 11 —  KC5WFH —

Bronze Medal at 10 …  KG5GBO …

EchoLink June 2020

>>>   EchoLink Report            <<<

…   2020-06-01 to 2020-06-30   …

EchoLink Users by Day

2020-06-01  [7] KC0ALR KF5BDL (2) KG5ZHT WA5ROE (3)

2020-06-02  [2] KG5GBO YD2DOP

2020-06-03  [12] KD5MXR (2) KG5HEJ (2) W5JSR-L (3) W5RHN (2) WA5ROE (2) ZS1JEN-L

2020-06-04  [3] KG5GBO (2) KG5ZHT

2020-06-05  [3] KB3HTN KG5GBO KG5ZHT

2020-06-06  [3] KF5BDL KG5GBO (2)

2020-06-07  [9] K5AVJ (2) K5RIC-L KG5GBO KI5YG M7RTS MI3RBM N5FAZ-R W5JSR-L

2020-06-08  [5] KG5GBO (3) KG5ZHT (2)

2020-06-09  [11] KC5NOX KC5WFH KG5HEJ KI5IYK KI5JIZ N5CFB (4) N5TZV (2)

2020-06-10  [12] KF5BDL KF5RDN KG5GBO (2) N5CFB (3) VO1SKB W5JSR-L W5RHN W9KKN-R WA1ZLN

2020-06-11  [1] KG5ZHT

2020-06-12  [2] K5FRT KF5BDL

2020-06-13  [6] K5JM KC5WFH KG5GBO (3) KG5ZHT

2020-06-14  [5] K5AVJ K5RIC-L KF5BDL KI5YG N5FAZ-R

2020-06-17  [4] KG5GBO (2) KG5ZHT W5JSR-L

2020-06-18  [7] KD9PPW KI5JKG (4) KI5YG (2)

2020-06-19  [2] KG5GBO W5RHN

2020-06-20  [5] KG5GBO KG5HEJ KI5JKG WA5ROE WD0BCF

2020-06-21  [2] K5RIC-L N5FAZ-R

2020-06-22  [5] KC5WFH (5)

2020-06-24  [8] KF5BDL KG5HEJ (2) N5BBJ (2) W5JSR-L W5RHN (2)

2020-06-25  [8] K0TCB KG5ZHT KI5JCM (3) M1CIZ (2) W5JSR-L

2020-06-26  [4] KG5FRQ M3FGR N5TZV W5FRT

2020-06-27  [2] KC5WFH N5TZV

2020-06-28  [11] K5AVJ (2) K5CMW K5RIC-L KC5WFH N5FAZ-R N5TZV PU2RKA W5ETJ W5LXS WB5MEX

2020-06-29  [1] K5DCM

2020-06-30  [1] N5TZV

Total Number of Connections = 141

EchoLink Users With Most Connections

Gold   Medal at 19 ***  KG5GBO ***

Silver Medal at 9 —  KC5WFH KG5ZHT —

Bronze Medal at 8 …  W5JSR-L …

EchoLink May 2020

>>>   EchoLink Report            <<<

…   2020-05-27 to 2020-05-31   …

EchoLink Users by Day

2020-05-27  [20] *ECHOTEST* *WX_TALK* KD5MXR (3) KG5GBO (2) KG5HEJ (3) KG5ZHT KI5YG (2) N5BBJ N6TOC-L (2) W5JSR W5LXS W5RHN (2)

2020-05-28  [74] K5AAJ KB5EDB KG5GBO (69) KG5ZHT (2) KJ4MTX

2020-05-29  [3] K2KYN KG5ZHT W5JSR-L

2020-05-30  [3] KG5GBO N5BBJ W5JSR-L

2020-05-31  [8] K5RIC-L KC5WFH KF5BDL KG5YUO KI5YG N5FAZ-R W5JSR-L (2)

Total Number of Connections = 108

EchoLink Users With Most Connections

Gold   Medal at 72 ***  KG5GBO ***

Silver Medal at 4 —  W5JSR-L KG5ZHT —

Bronze Medal at 3 …  KD5MXR KI5YG KG5HEJ …

Meeting of June 9, 2020

Big Bend Amateur Radio Club
Minutes of Meeting
June 9, 2020

The meeting was attended by 22 members and guests.

W5NPR BILL ALPINE
KE5WCP STEPHEN FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIC PAMELA FORT DAVIS
KI5ANQ SCOTT ALPINE
WA5ROE BOB ALPINE
N5JOE JIM ALPINE
KG5LMG MARVIN FORT DAVIS
KI5EXF SHARON ALPINE
KG5LMK MIKE FORT DAVIS
N5HYD DOUG FORT DAVIS
WA3LCO FLOYD ERIE, PA
KF5KMA DANNY ALPINE
K5WSA BILL FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIB JUDI FORT DAVIS
WC5WFH (NO INFORMATION)
KC5NOX GARY SWEETWATER
KG5HEJ AL ALPINE
N5JZV (NO INFORMATION)
KE5KNQ ROB ALPINE
WA5MHO DEAN ALPINE
KB5R RUSTY ALPINE
KI5JIZ DERRICK ROUNDROCK
N5CFB JOHN BUDA

Due to the Covid-19 virus, the meeting was conducted on 2-meters utilizing the BBARC 2-meter repeater system.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Stephen KE5WCP. It was agreed that all items of business would be approved by mutual agreement.

The minutes of the May 12, 2020 meeting were read and approved.

No Financial Report was presented due to a reluctance to discuss financial matters on the air.

It was discussed that the usual meeting location at the West Texas National Bank in Alpine was still unavailable because of Covid-19 conditions.

It was reported ECHO-LINK had been moved to Scott’s KI5ANK residence, which has a line-of-sight path to the Elephant Mountain Hub. ECHO-LINK is up and running.

Bob WA5ROE reported on Field Day plans. The event will be held at the usual Double Diamond location, but due to Covid-19 conditions it will be scaled down. BBARC will operate as a 1A station, rather than the 2A as in the past. The BBARC RV will be setup with a G5RV antenna and will be used as both CW and Voice operations. The individual operating that station will choose the mode of preference. In addition, operators may choose to operate from home or other remote locations in the class of their choice and designate those contacts as BBARC for club scoring purposes

Meals will be served, but possibly scaled down from previous years. Meals served will be Friday-supper, Saturday-breakfast, noon and supper and Sunday-breakfast and leftovers at noon.

Those planning to eat all meals need to pay Bob WA5ROE $30.00 or $10.00 for one meal. Participants are also asked to provide a 12-pack of the drinks of their choice.

Also discussed was an email from John Dyer AE5B, previous Section Manager. John and his wife Karla K5LRA, will sponsor the West Texas Field Award for WTX affiliated clubs. The award will go to the club with the most contacts, including those contacts from the Field Day location and from individual operators adding contacts to the club’s aggregate score. A plaque will be awarded to the winning club.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:03PM.

Respectively Submitted

Bill Roberts
W5NPR

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

Meeting of May 12, 2020

Big Bend Amateur Radio Club
Minutes of Meeting
May 12, 2020

The meeting was attended by 20 members and guests.

W5NPR BILL ALPINE
KE5WCP STEPHEN FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIC PAMELA FORT DAVIS
KI5ANQ SCOTT TERLINQUA
WA5ROE BOB ALPINE
KA5PVB CHUCK ALPINE
KG5LMG MARVIN FORT DAVIS
KI5EXF SHARON ALPINE
N5MVV ANGIE FORT DAVIS
N5HYD DOUG FORT DAVIS
KDE5KBU JIM FORT DAVIS
KF5KMA DANNY ALPINE
K5WSA BILL FORT DAVIS
KG5ZIB JUDI FORT DAVIS
KX5SP STEVE ALPINE
AI4BA DAVID ALPINE
WA5POK MIKE ALPINE
KM4TYV SHERYL ALPINE
KE5KNQ ROB ALPINE
WA5MHO DEAN ALPINE

Due to the Covid-19 virus, the meeting was conducted on 2-meters utilizing the BBARC 2-meter repeater system.

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Stephen KE5WCP. It was agreed that all items of business would be approved by mutual agreement.

The minutes of the April 14, 2020 meeting were read and approved.

No Financial Report was presented due to a reluctance to discuss financial matters on the air.

OLD BUSINESS:
There was no additional information presented on the K5FD registration of BBARC repeaters.

NEW BUSINESS:
Bob WA5ROE discussed possible Field Day activities, which have been curtailed due to Covid-19 conditions. While large group gatherings usually conducted by BBARC will not be possible, operations by small groups, family groups and individuals will be allowed . All contacts, points and other scores can be combined uner K5FD for purposes of reporting to ARRL. It was suggested that final planning be done during the June BBARC meeting, which is prior to the June 27-28 Field Day dates, allowing for other ARRL rule changes and developments.

Doug N5HYD discussed repairs to the Christmas Mountain 146.82 repeater. He reported that the batteries checked out good, but that replacement of battery jumper cables and other fine tuning were required. The repeater is now functioning properly. Expenses for the trip included a tire repair and gasoline.

It was reported that ECHO LINK issues are still eliminating normal operation and that other options are being considered.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:53 PM.

Respectively Submitted

Bill Roberts
W5NPR

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