Big Bend Emergency Net Reports

DateNet controlCheckinsFormal trafficDuration minutes 
12/30/18
12/23/18
12/16/18
12/09/18
12/02/18WA5ROE3734
11/25/18W5NPR3525
11/18/18WA5ROE4435
11/11/18WA5ROE4440
11/04/18WA5ROE3728
10/28/18WA5ROE3833add to roster KI5BDG, Kenneth, Amarillo
10/21/18WA5ROE4334
10/14/18WA5ROE3425
10/07/18W5NPR4428
09/30/18W5NPR4132
09/23/18W5NPR2832add W5LF Cliff Dripping Springs
08/16/18W5NPR4630
09/09/18WA5ROE4029
09/02/18WA5ROE3833
08/26/18WA5ROE3931add to roster N5CFB, Jon, Austin
08/19/18WA5ROE3829
08/12/18WA5ROE3845
08/05/18WA5ROE3632
07/29/18WA5ROE4329
07/22/18W5NPR3325Conditions poor. At his request, remove KB4RG Robert Abilene from roster.
07/15/18WA5ROE4335
07/08/18WA5ROE4135
07/01/18W5NPR4130
06/24/18W5NPR46225Field Day traffic messages sent to DALE W5WI and David KD5WDJ through Rusty KE5TXS.
Net was called from the BBARC Field Day site.
06/17/18WA5ROE4437
06/10/18WA5ROE3531
06/03/18WA5ROE4231
05/27/18W5NPR3932
05/20/18WA5ROE4336
05/13/18KE5OG3624
05/06/18WA5ROE4645add to roster K5EYE Bob: New Braunfels, KD6CUB SEAN: El Paso
04/29/18W5NPR4125
04/22/18W5NPR3825
04/15/18WA5ROE4541
04/08/18WA5ROE4635
04/01/18WA5ROE4430
03/25/18W5NPR4334
03/18/18WA5ROE4939
03/11/18WA5ROE3736
03/04/18W5NPR4236
02/25/18WA5ROE4634
02/18/18WA5ROE4524QRM from 3925
02/11/18W5NPR4725
02/04/18WA5ROE4929
01/28/18W5NPR4540Band conditions very noisy, required considerable relay assistance
01/21/18WA5ROE454716 stayed for roundtable
01/14/18WA5ROE4938
01/07/18WA5ROE4640
12/31/17W5NPR3828Net moved from 3922 to 3921 to avoid QRM.
12/24/17WA5ROE4025Merry Christmas!
12/17/17WA5ROE4737Add to roster K5WSA, Bill, Ft. Davis
12/10/17WA5ROE5343record # of checkins !
12/03/17W5NPR4532Conditions not good, weak signals coupled with QRM
11/26/17WA5ROE3530heavy QRM from a QSO on 3925
11/19/17WA5ROE4337
11/12/17WA5ROE4137
11/05/17WA5ROE5246add to roster N5MDB, Matt, Austin
10/29/17WA5ROE4035
10/22/17WA5ROE3733km5vm, Barb, SK
10/15/17WA5ROE3124
10/08/17KE5OG3517
10/01/17W5NPR4035
09/24/17W5NPR3630add KG4RG Robert Abilene and W5KMC Ken Alpine to roster
09/17/17WA5ROE444040th anniversary of the BBEN add KB4RG, Robert, Abilene to roster
09/10/17WA5ROE3922
09/03/17WA5ROE3030add to roster KB5TPP, William, Dublin & W5LND, Lloyd, Big Spring
08/27/17W5NPR5035
08/20/17WA5ROE3734
08/13/17WA5ROE4236Move WB5FBJ from Athens to Fredericksburg.
08/06/17WA5ROE4337N5OLP from Wellington SK Visiting stations: K5ZX, Gene, Santa FE  NM & W5OMU, Jeff, Portales  NM
07/30/17WA5ROE3735
07/23/17W5NPR4130
07/16/17WA5ROE3531
07/09/17WA5ROE3925
07/02/17WA5ROE4123
06/25/17W5NPR3335FIELD DAY: A book of two ARRL messages sent, one to Ron KB5HGM WTXSM and one to Dale W5WI WTSEC. A book of two messages received, one from KB5HGM and one from W5WI. The 18 hams participating in the BBARC are included in the checkin count.
06/18/17WA5ROE4136
06/11/17WA5ROE4533
06/04/17WA5ROE4230
05/28/17W5NPR4025
05/21/17WA5ROE3629
05/14/17KE5OG3719poor conditions- operated from Brewster EOC
05/07/17WA5ROE3731add to roster W5DGT, David, Childress
04/30/17WA5ROE3928add KF5PDF, Russ, Abilene
04/23/17W5NPR3530
04/16/17WA5ROE4030
04/09/17WA5ROE3627
04/02/17KE5OG3319
03/26/17W5NPR4335
03/19/17WA5ROE3843
03/12/17WA5ROE3128
03/05/17KE5OG4626
02/26/17W5NPR4235
02/19/17KE5OG3925Add W5WOM, Bob, from Clint
02/12/17WA5ROE4532move KK5MVfrom Midland to Bedford N0RAB checked in from Yuma, AZ
02/05/17WA5ROE4131
01/29/17WA5ROE3528
01/22/17W5NPR3627
01/15/17KE5OG2920
01/08/17WA5ROE3435
01/01/17WA5ROE3128
12/25/16WA5ROE2919
12/18/16WA5ROE3230
12/11/16WA5ROE4445Change call for Les in Midland. KC5ETV is now N5LMB
12/04/16WA5ROE3545
11/27/16W5NPR3752
11/20/16WA5ROE3835
11/13/16WA5ROE3633
11/06/16WA5ROE4535
10/30/16WA5ROE4437
10/23/16W5NPR3928
10/16/16WA5ROE3130
10/09/16WA5ROE4133
10/02/16WA5ROE4029
09/25/16W5NPR3225
09/18/16W5NPR4232Jim KD5KBU, Randy K5WWR, and Stephen KE5WLP checked in from CycleFest Fun Ride in Fort Davis. Bob WA5ROE called in from Denver.
09/11/16WA5ROE4240
09/04/16WA5ROE4228W5NPR called in from from Vermont. Add to roster KG5OJV, Nancy, from Big Bend.
08/28/16W5NPR4435
08/21/16WA5ROE3131add to roster N5NAR, Trish, Sweetwater
08/14/16WA5ROE3833
08/07/16WA5ROE4535
07/31/16WA5ROE4440
07/24/16W5NPR3125
07/17/16WA5ROE3230
07/10/16W5NPR3830
07/03/16WA5ROE3425
06/26/16WA5ROE34525FIELD DAY
06/19/16WA5ROE3324K5IIY, Gene from Stephenville reported as SK
06/12/16WA5ROE3230
06/05/16WA5ROE3730
05/29/16W5NPR3630Bob WA5ROE checked in from Tucson, AZ via reverse phone patch
05/22/16W5NPR4035Apply soft highlight to AE5HE El Paso & KB5HPT El Paso Bill w5npr
05/15/16WA5ROE3433
05/08/16WA5ROE3332
05/01/16WA5ROE4135
04/24/16WA5ROE4135
04/17/16WA5ROE3625add to roster, N5NYM, Allen, Alpine, KC5ETV, Les, Midland, KG5KUQ, George, Midland. 4/24/16 the net starting time will be moved up to 8:15 central time. I will be contacting N5HYD in a separate email to clean up the roster. 73 wa5roe
04/10/16WA5ROE4525
04/03/16W5NPR4525Add KE5YF/Mike/Sweetwater
03/27/16WA5ROE3225Happy Easter
03/20/16WA5ROE4033
03/13/16WA5ROE3625Add to roster KG5LTE, Scott, Alpine
03/06/16WA5ROE3830
02/28/16W5NPR4030
02/21/16W5NPR3925Move Mike/Longview/W5MLS to Liberty
02/14/16WA5ROE4438
02/07/16WA5ROE4326
01/31/16WA5ROE4627
01/24/16WA5ROE4119
01/17/16W5NPR4325
01/10/16WA5ROE4125Add to roster, K5GLT, Gordy, Carlsbad, NM, 73, wa5roe
01/03/16WA5ROE4627
12/27/15WA5ROE3631
12/20/15WA5ROE4126
12/13/15WA5ROE4229
12/06/15WA5ROE4327
11/29/15WA5ROE3523
11/22/15WA5ROE4127
11/15/15WA5ROE4030Add to roster: KG5EHO, Herb, Ft. Stockton
11/08/15WA5ROE4730
11/01/15WA5ROE4026
10/25/15W5NPR4030
10/18/15W5NPR4230
10/11/15WA5ROE3930
10/04/15WA5ROE4128
09/27/15W5NPR3325
09/20/15W5NPR3525WA5ROE checked in on 2-mtr reverse phone patch from Chicago
09/13/15WA5ROE4430
09/06/15WA5ROE3936
08/30/15WA5ROE4126
08/23/15WA5ROE3129Remove KC5DZM from Midland.
08/16/15WA5ROE3018Move KE5UDM from Brownwood to Potosi.
08/09/15W5NPR3430
08/02/15WA5ROE3634
07/26/15W5NPR3725Change call sign for Rusty/Abilene/KF5REP to KE5TXS. Bill w5npr
07/19/15WA5ROE3424Add to roster W5WI, Dale, Buffalo Gap, TX
07/12/15WA5ROE4320Move KE5QFC from San Antonio to Big Bend. WA5POK/5 checked in from KI5YG QTH 73 WA5ROE
07/05/15WA5ROE3930
06/28/15W5NPR2520Net called from K5FD Field Day site. Antenna did not work well on 80 meters. Conditions tough. Bill w5npr
06/21/15WA5ROE3725
06/14/15WA5ROE4033WA5POK/5 checked in from Round Rock.
06/07/15W5NPR3825
05/31/15WA5ROE3725
05/24/15W5NPR3128Bob WA5ROE reported that the club call for BBARC is now K5FD. This represents a memorial call honoring James Cook, long time member of the BBARC, who became a Silent Key late last year. K5FD replaces the previous club call of AD5BB. Bob expressed appreciation to Dave N5DO, who handled the paperwork for the change of calls. Bill w5npr
05/17/15W5NPR3825
05/10/15WA5ROE3423
05/03/15WA5ROE4026
04/26/15WA4ROE3025Add to roster - W5JSR, Steve, Alpine - KK5ROB, Robin, Alpine
04/19/15WA5ROE3932
04/12/15W5NPR4435
04/05/15WA5ROE3125
03/29/15W5NPR4728WA5ROE, KD5KBU, W5ATO, W5DWI, W5JUW, K5WWR, and WA5MHO checked in from Fort Davis Hammerfest
03/22/15W5NPR4130
03/15/15WA5ROE3926
03/08/15N5NPR3225
03/01/15WA5ROE4030
02/22/15W5NPR4030
02/15/15WA5ROE3530
02/08/15WA5ROE4429W5DWQ visitor to net
02/01/15WA5ROE4121
01/25/15WA5ROE4532
01/18/15W5NPR4030WA5ROE, W5ATO, N5HYD, W5DWI. W5JUW, KG5BMK, NF5FF checked in from the Big Bend Ultra at Big Bend Ranch State Park.
01/11/15WA5ROE4022Add to roster: KA5Y, Tex, Big Bend. 73 WA5ROE
01/04/15WA5ROE4120
12/28/14W5NPR3120
12/21/14WA5ROE3625
12/14/14WA5ROE3529
12/07/14WA5ROE3620
11/30/14W5NPR4128Regina Worster/KA5GCI/Bryan, wife of Jim/NV5S, reported as SK. Vasco Rhoden/W5NPI/El Paso reported as SK.
11/23/14WA5ROE3726K5FD is now SK. We all have lost a good friend. Add KG5CGR, Kathy, Big Bend. 73 WA5ROE
11/16/14WA5ROE3728
11/09/14WA5ROE3627
11/02/14WA5ROE4437
10/26/14N5NPR3429K5YR/Bryan/Midland reported as SK
10/19/14WA5ROE3325New call for Bobby at Hobbs, AG5BB
10/12/14W5NPR4017Please add KB5HGM/Ron/Abilene
10/05/14WA5ROE3730
09/28/14W5NPR4028Please add KG5BMK/Chuck/Big Bend.
09/21/14WA5ROE4523Visitor AD5SX, Paul--Stanley, NM
09/14/14WA5ROE4531
09/07/14WA5ROE4225Add kc5dzm to roster, Bobby, Hobbs,NM
08/31/14WA5ROE3523Net called from emergency communications van at Alpine Airport during Big Bend Balloon Bash. Noise level from s-9 to 30 over. Thanks to all that helped with relays.
08/24/14W5NPR3928
08/17/14W5NPR3526Please move N5RPS/Bob from Bandera to Corpus Christi.
08/10/14WA5ROE3933
08/03/14WA5ROE3729
07/27/14W5NPR3630Randy Reimers N5OKB, formerly of Alpine, was reported as a Silent Key, as of July 14, 2014.
07/20/14WA5ROE3623
07/13/14WA5ROE3527
07/06/14W5NPR3622Conditions poor.
06/29/14W5NPR3525Operated as K5FD from Big Bend ARC Field Day site at Double Diamond Pavilion south of Alpine. All Field Day activities went well.
06/22/14W5NPR3725
06/15/14WA5ROE2930
06/08/14W5NPR2625
06/01/14WA5ROE3726
05/25/14W5NPR3020No roundtable due to rough operating conditions. Almost impossible to copy any station 100% due to static, etc.
05/18/14WA5ROE3622
05/11/14WA5ROE3225
05/04/14WA5ROE4237
04/27/14W5NPR4122
04/20/14WA5ROE3823
04/13/14WA5ROE4427
04/06/14WA5ROE3918Net called by WA5ROE operating AD5BB/5 from Big Bend Ranch State Park.
03/30/14WA5ROE4132Add to roster, K4OTM, Tom, San Angelo. wa5roe
03/23/14W5NPR4525
03/16/14WA5ROE3723
03/10/14W5NPR3825
03/02/14WA5ROE4135
02/23/14W5NPR3925
02/16/14WA5ROE4128Add to roster N5QGD, Larry, San Angelo former member from the Big Bend Bash days) 73 wa5roe
02/09/14WA5ROE4027
02/02/14WA5ROE4227Ground Hog Day. Conditions rough.
01/26/14W5NPR3935Please add KF5WDJ/David/Midland to roster.
01/19/14KM5VM34I think I missed a few very light signals -- had some relays. Not on roster -- George, KB5SBJ, Cedar Park, TX. No message for W5NPR. Howard, KB5EKW, Still has flu feeling lousy. Checked in the folks helping at the foot race in the park.
01/12/14WA5ROE3830
01/05/14WA5ROE3730
12/29/13WA5ROE3220
12/22/13W5NPR4225
12/15/13WA5ROE4330
12/08/13WA5ROE3626
12/01/13WA5ROE3434
11/24/13WA5ROE3120Happy Turkey wa5roe
11/17/13WA5ROE3931
11/10/13WA5ROE3828
11/03/13WA5ROE4227
10/27/13W5NPR4230
10/20/13WA5ROE4232Correction to call, the correct call for Benny in New Braunfels is K5BJM. 73 wa5roe
10/13/13WA5ROE3025
10/06/13WA5ROE3021
09/29/13WA5ROE4430
09/22/13W5NPR4125Please change call sign for KD9KC/Mike/El Paso to KD5KC.
09/15/13W5NPR44130BBEN observed its 36th anniversary this morning, with its first session occuring September 18, 1977 with Bob/WA5ROE as net control. In addition to WA5ROE, there were three other checkins during that inaugural session. The other checkins included N5DO, WB5SFA (now NV5S) and WA5QZT (SK). Message to BBEN from 7290 Traffic Net, recognizing 36th anniversary.
09/08/13WA5ROE5025
09/01/13W5NPR3420Net was called from the Casparis Municpal Airport in Alpine utilizing the radio equipment installed in the BBARC Communication Van. Conditions were not good. TNX to all relay stations who assisted Net Control.
08/25/13W5NPR3725
08/13/13WA5ROE3628
08/11/13WA5ROE341301 traffic passed. Move N5RPF from Juncion to Bandera.
08/04/13WA5ROE3020WA5ROE net control.
07/28/13WA5ROE4230Line #72 W5MLS qth should be Longview.
07/21/13W5NPR3525lease change W5MLS/Mike from Midland to Longview. Bob/WA5ROE checked in from Tucson, Arizona via 2-meter phone patch.
07/14/13WA5ROE2624
07/07/13WA5ROE3220
06/30/13W5NPR2725Please remove from the roster N5LBC/Vern/Big Bend. Vern became a SK several weeks ago. Bill w5npr Roster correction: The last addition to the roster for Kimber Lee/Midland needs a correction. The roster shows Kimber Lee in the call sign column. Please insert KC5BHZ as the call sign and Kimber Lee as the name. Remove the last name of McLennan. Thanks. Bill
06/23/13W5NPR2720Net was called from BBARC Field Day location at Double Diamond south of Alpine. Many thanks to K5HCT/August for relay assistance.
06/16/13WA5ROE3925
06/09/13WA5ROE3726
06/02/13WA5ROE38302 informal traffic.
05/26/13W5NPR2720N5LBC/Vern Brady/Terlinqua-Study Butte and Canyon Lake, TX, became a SK on Friday morning.
05/19/13WA5ROE2536Conditions a bit better than last week.
05/12/13WA5ROE2818Add to rosterKD9KC, Mike, El Paso.
05/05/13WA5ROE3630Add to roster KE5SXT, Steve, Monahans.
04/28/13WA5ROE4323
04/21/13WA5ROE4126
04/14/13W5NPR3720
04/07/13WA5ROE4129Add to roster N5EOV, Barry, El Paso.
03/31/13WA5ROE3221
03/24/13WA5ROE3427W5NPR checked in via land line. SK former net member W5WTX, Ted Harwood, Midland. Remove from roster KE5YCW and W5GDM both from Alpine. 73 WA5ROE
03/17/13WA5ROE3434Change call KE5UAL, McCamey... New Call W5BAB. Add to roster KC5NPC, Hughbert, San Angelo. 73 wa5roe
03/10/13WA5ROE3626
03/03/13WA5ROE4130Add to roster, N5PVL, Charles, Alpine
02/24/13W5NPR3130Bob WA5ROE checked in from Atlanta, GA. via 2-meter phone patch. Please add KF5KMA/Danny/Alpine to roster.
02/17/13WA5ROE3526
02/10/13WA5ROE3322
02/03/13WA5ROE3830
01/27/13W5NPR3320
01/20/13WA5ROE3220
01/13/13WA5ROE3922Add to roster, WA5JTO, Tom, Cleburne
01/06/13WA5ROE4030
12/30/12W5NPR3525Bob/N5RPF/Junction checked in from Corpus Chrisiti. Bill w5npr
12/23/12WA5ROE3632Add to roster Benny, K5BJM, New Braunfels. 73 wa5roe
12/16/12W5NPR4432WA5ROE checked in from Tucson, Arizona via 2-meter phone patch; W0AB checked in mobile from Nevada; please add W5LXS/Roger/Midland. Bill w5npr
12/09/12WA5ROE3927
12/02/12WA5ROE4230Move K5SBU from Corpus to Alice.
11/25/12W5NPR3527
11/18/12WA5ROE3823
11/11/12WA5ROE3021
11/04/12WA5ROE3023
10/27/12WA5ROE4022
10/21/12WA5ROE3525
10/14/12WA5ROE3632
10/07/12WA5ROE3128
09/30/12W5NPR35435Formal Traffic: Four total: two from W5NPR to KF5REP in Abilene; and two relayed by W5NPR, one from KF5REP Abilene to KB5HPT El Paso, and one from KF5REP to AE5HE El Paso. All concerning practice digital exercise Saturday Oct 12th in preparation for statewide exercise Oct 27th. Comments: WA5ROE, KA5PVB and W5NPR participated in practice digital exercise, handling SSB traffic. Bill w5npr
09/23/12W5NPR3730WA5ROE checked in via 2-meter phone patch.
09/16/12WA5ROE38331 traffic for W5NPR. Add to roster KD5IMX, Henry, Lamesa. Remove WA5POK, Mike from Spring, moved to Florida
09/09/12WA5ROE3531Add toroster KB5HPT, Lew, El Paso.
09/02/12W5ZFH3828Net called on 3922 by W5ZFH, JT in Midland. There were 25 check ins on hf. N5DO was net control at Casparis Municipal Airport in Alpine during the Big Bend Balloon Bash. Dave had 13 check ins for the BBEN Sunday. This gives the net a total of 38 check ins. Time 28 minutes. 73 WA5ROE
08/26/12WA5ROE3823
08/19/12W5NPR3930WA5ROE checked in from San Marcos via 2-meter phone patch.
08/12/12WA5ROE4630
08/05/12WA5ROE3018
07/29/12WA5ROE3926
07/22/12W5NPR3030
07/15/12WA5ROE3630
07/08/12W5NPR3625
07/01/12WA5ROE3425
06/24/12KM5VM283There were 28 checkins- not bad for Field Day. I think I did not get any two meter checkins - so please add whatever number you have to total. Dick checked in Fran KA5FRN who is not on list and not in count. WA5MHP whose call sounds familiar but could not find on list. not in count and KB5TMY who may be a stray Field Day person. not in count. I took one FD message for W5NPR and your two messages. Barb KM5VM
06/17/12WA5ROE4130Used the old Drake TR3, the same radio I used to call the first BBEN. 73 wa5roe
06/10/12WA5ROE3530Net called from Brewster County EOC. Conditions bad, could not hear a lot of check ins and they did not hear this station. Normally from here I always have been able to copy all stations and have been heard but with reports of signal not as strong as home or W5NPR qth. 73 WA5ROE
06/04/12W5NPR3830The 911, long distance and internet communication outage due to a fiber optics cable cut in the Fort Stockton area was discussed. Ham radio communications was conducted at the Big Bend Regional Medical Center to provide medical emergency communications during the outage, although no emergencies occurred. The Big Bend repeater system was linked with the West Texas Connection. 2922 kHz on 40 meters was also monitored. Our thanks to the Midland /Odessa extended area and Big Bend area hams that monitored the 2-meter and 40 meter frequencies during the outage.
05/27/12W5NPR4030
05/20/12WA5ROE4029Move WB5FBJ from Abilene to Athens. Yep the one in Texas.
05/13/12KM5VM2834Never did copy Howard. Steve is coming to FD.
05/06/12WA5ROE3832
04/29/12WA5ROE4424
04/15/12WA5ROE4227
04/08/12WA5ROE4224
04/01/12WA5ROE3830
03/25/12W5NPR4742WA5ROE checked in from Odessa via phone patch.
03/18/12WA5ROE3630
03/11/12WA5ROE4126
03/04/12WA5ROE5130N5IOU and K5CFA reported as SK. 73 wa5roe
02/19/12W5NPR4130
02/16/12WA5ROE4923Add N5SWO, Chuck, San Antonio
02/12/12WA5ROE4837
02/05/12WA5ROE5230
01/29/12WA5ROE4532
01/22/12W5NPR5235Please add KF5REP Rusty Abilene to roster.
01/15/12WA5ROE4625Includes 2 visiting stations,. KF5FUZ and KA5WPK
01/08/12W5NPR5035
01/01/12WA5ROE4526
12/25/11WA5ROE2920Merry Christmas. WA5ROE.
12/18/11WA5ROE5035
12/11/11WA5ROE49302 visiting stations N0RAB/Dalhart, N5MOK/ Kilgore. 73 wa5roe.
12/04/11WA5ROE4228
11/27/11W5NPR4135
11/20/11WA5ROE4631Note to Doug. Correction on QTH for KB5GLC. San Angelo.
11/13/11WA5ROE4528Add to roster, KB5GLC, Keynon, San Angelo. 73 wa5roe.
11/06/11WA5ROE4728
10/30/11WA5ROE3725Add to roster: WA5LHM, Scott, Georgetown TX. 73 wa5roe.
10/23/11WA5ROE4132
10/16/11WA5ROE4530
10/09/11WA5ROE4221
10/02/11WA5ROE4332Correction to call. Correct call for John from Santa Anna is KE5NYB. 73 wa5roe.
09/25/11W5NPR4325WA5ROE checked from Philadelphia via 2-meter phone patch. Please add KF5NYB /John/Santa Anna.
09/18/11WA5ROE4628Today is the 34 anniversary of the BBEN. The first net was held Sept. 18, 1977. Wa5roe was net control that first Sunday and has been net manager since that time. The net has met 1774 consecutive Sundays. 73 wa5roe
09/11/11WA5ROE5139Add to roster: W5RHN, Bob, Ft Davis. Earth quake at Snyder,TX reported by KE5UAL, John, McCamey ,whose wife felt it and called John who was mobil south of Ft Stockton. Verified by W5ATO via internet. 4.4 magnitude 13 miles NNE of Snyder. Time 12:27 45 Zulu this date.
09/04/11KM5VM35Had equip glitch in middle - changed mikes and all went well. Had helpful relays. Barb
08/21/11WA5ROE4626KD5UDE visitor from Colgate, OK. N5SR/5 Cloudcroft, NM. 73 wa5roe
08/14/11WA5ROE4530
08/07/11WA5ROE3526
07/31/11WA5ROE4830
07/24/11W5NPR4330
07/17/11W5NPR4132
07/10/11WA5ROE4330Add N5BBJ, Bruce, Ft Davis, to roster. 73 WA5ROE
07/03/11WA5ROE4039AE5B introduced W5NPR as new Section Manager for the WTX Section of ARRL. Move N5RMS from Odessa to Bertram. 73 wa5roe
06/26/11W5NPR operating as K5FD434 received, 1 delivered20Traffic received from AE5B (3), (WB8LBZ 1-Sun City ARC), traffic delivered to AE5B (1), Big Bend ARC (1). Traffic delivered 06/27 to Sun City ARC (1), San Angelo ARC (1).
06/19/11WA5ROE47135
06/12/11WA5ROE4126
06/05/11WA5ROE4737
05/29/11WA5ROE4338Change call KF5HBQ, Dave, Alpine to W5GDM.
05/22/11W5NPR4535
05/15/11W5NPR3825WA5ROE checked in from Tucson via 2-meter phone patch.
05/08/11W5DWI5130
05/01/11WA5ROE4120Conditions rough
04/24/11N5NPR4633
04/17/11WA5ROE4832
04/10/11WA5ROE56120Operating from Brewster Co. EOC. Jeff Davis EOC also. Many fires still burning at 2:28PM central time.
04/03/11WA5ROE4728
03/27/11W5NPR4525
03/20/11WA5ROE4428
03/13/11WA5ROE4531
03/06/11WA5ROE5035
02/27/11W5NPR4735
02/20/11WA5ROE4630
02/13/11WA5ROE4728Add to roster: KE5UDM, Jim, Brownwood
02/06/11WA5ROE4736Add to roster w5aam, Tony, El Paso. Remove from roster wt50, Bert Alpine
01/30/11W5NPR4830Change N5SOR/Odessa to N5SOR Midland WA5ROE checked in from Orlando Florida via 2-meter phone patch.
01/23/11WA5ROE4026The noise we deal with on 3922 was there in force today. Thanks to all relays.
01/16/11WA5ROE5028
01/09/11AE5B5035
01/02/11W5NPR4230
12/26/10WA5ROE3421
12/19/10W5NPR4040
12/12/10WA5ROE4830W5NPR picked up the net midway due to WA5ROE with rf problem
12/05/10WA5ROE4137
11/28/10W5NPR3930
11/21/10WA5ROE5030Net was called from Brewster County EOC.
11/14/10WA5ROE4135Net was called from Brewster County EOC.
11/07/10WA5ROE4433
10/31/10WA5ROE3930Net was called by wa5roe from station w5qzt near Johnson City, TX. W5IG checked in prior to net. He is an OO. He was monitoring frequency at request of BBEN. We have had intermittent interference for some time. The interference was not present during net this date, however wa5zfh reported it was on frequency earlier in the morning. Add to roster KD5URW, Mike, San Angelo. 73 wa5roe
10/24/10W5NPR4640
10/10/10W5NPR4430Several Odessa/Midland hams were handling communications at the Midland Air Show and checked through KK5MV. There was skip interference present, but the interference which has plagued the net for the last year was not a problem. w5npr.
10/03/10WA5ROE4022
09/26/10W5NPR3832Considerable noise interference from an unknown source, but has been present on the band approximately one year, and is creating more problems.
09/19/10WA5ROE4842Remove from roster, W5RDS, Rick, El Paso.
09/12/10W5NPR4430Dick, KA5NJA checked in. he lived in Alpine for several years before moving to Minnesota and is visiting in Alpine.
09/05/10WA5ZFH4545Called by J.T. Caldwell WA5ZFH Total Ck Ins 45. Was a good net. Need to add Michael KE5VPJ in Justin , Tx. To Roster Net lasted approx 45 minutes....
08/29/10WA5ROE4730Add to roster: wb5ekw, Howard, Abilene. Move n5frn from Gardendale to Stafford. 73 wa5roe
08/22/10WA5ROE3730
08/15/10WA5ROE3724
08/08/10W5NPR4020
08/01/10WA5ROE4026
07/25/10WA5ROE4830
07/18/10W5NPR3630Add W5ZTG/Bob/San Angelo
07/11/10WA5ROE3328KA5EWK, Bob, El Paso, reported as SK, will need to remove from roster.
07/04/10W5NPR38
06/27/10WA5ROE381 sent 1 receivedNet was called from Field Day on the K5FD SSB station.
06/20/10WA5ROE3928
06/13/10W5NPR3928Dave/Alpine/kf5esz call sign has changed to kf5hbq
06/06/10WA5ROE3730Change call sign kf5esz to KF5HBQ Dave Mattison Alpine
05/30/10WA5ROE39
05/23/10W5NPR5130
05/16/10WA5ROE4428Bad QRN
05/10/10KM5VM40John AE5B will not be available next Sunday. Mike Dominy KD5URW San Angelo - Emergency Coord for county checked in as guest. May check in again. Barb KM5VM
05/02/10WA5ROE4332
04/25/10W5NPR4228
04/18/10WA5ROE4436
04/11/10W5JUW4230
04/04/10W5NPR3328WA5OOA/Darrell/La Grange checked after ent closed via relay from AE5B
03/28/10WA5ROE3530
03/21/10W5NPR4530Add KB5R/Rusty/Alpine
03/14/10WA5ROE3929Add to roster: K5YR, Bryan, Midland.
03/07/10WA5ROE3939
02/28/10W5NPR3538Add K5BMR/George/Lubbock
02/21/10WA5ROE4733
02/14/10W5NPR3735Excellent round table discussion
02/07/10WA5ROE3933
01/31/10WA5ROE4024
01/24/10W5NPR3732
01/17/10WA5ROE4335
01/10/10WA5ROE3835N5ZIX reported a new call for San Angelo EOC, W5SJT. 73 wa5roe
01/03/10WA5ROE3729
12/27/09WA5ROE3630
12/20/09WA5ROE4235K4BHL is SK, passed away 12/19/9. He was a regular check in from Las Cruces. N5ZIX reported that new call for San Angelo EOC is KF5EHI. A new vanity call will be requested. 73 wa5roe
12/13/09WA5ROE4433Visiting stations: WA5YVK, AA5IJ. 73 WA5ROE
12/06/09WA5ROE4225In the shack with AE5B, K5RLA and KB5CUL. Add to roster: K5VA, John, Big Bend. N5VRP, Dennis, Hemphill. 73 WA5ROE
11/29/09WA5ROE3932
11/22/09WA5ROE3923
11/15/09W5NPR4035K5KJS/Harry/Houston checked in as a guest
11/08/09W5JUW48
11/01/09WA5ROE3726
10/25/09WA5ROE3632Move KI5YG from Pflugerville to Round Rock
10/18/09WA5ROE4330
10/11/09WA5ROE3125
10/04/09KM5VM39
09/27/09W5NPR3630Please add KA5EWK/Bob/El Paso
09/20/09WA5ROE4032add back to roster a5ewk, Bob, El Paso
09/13/09WA5ROE4034Remove WB5PDW Al, San Angelo. Add N5RMS Al, Odessa. This is the same guy. 73 wa5roe
09/07/09WA5ZFH4829Add: Odessa, TX KD5HGC Barbara E. Conditions were good, except for very early from another station. Only one round table station but a good number of check ins. I enjoyed calling the net and it went fairly smooth. J.T. WA5ZFH
08/30/09WA5ROE3630
08/23/09WA5ROE3935Add to roster AE5HE, Doug, El Paso 73 wa5roe
08/16/09W5NPR3930
08/09/09WA5ROE3722
08/02/09WA5ROE4434Remove w5krw, Alpine. Remove kg5ws, Ft.Stockton. Both moved. 73. wa5roe
07/26/09WA5ROE3826
07/19/09W5NPR4132Very tough conditions, required considerable help from relay stations.
07/12/09WA5ROE3725
07/05/09WA5ROE3628
06/28/09KM5VM364511 traffic passed. 8 traffic received. Net called from K5FD at field day. Net control km5vm.
06/21/09W5JUW3940Net control for first time: W5JUW
06/14/09WA5ROE3225
06/08/09WA5ROE3834
06/07/09KM5VM43AE5B was absent - Carla having knee surgery. J.T. gave section info (info will also be in WTX newsletter). HB 339 passed both houses and awaits governor sign. Hams will be official part of government response teams. HB 55 cell phone bill ready for gov's sign, exempts anyone with FCC lic. (August expressed concern that those who check in early miss the comments by John or J.T. -- J.T.'s response was - info will be in WTX news letter which all hams receive). KD5HOP (Robert from Austin) will be in Alpine this Friday morning - will stop by the store to see you. Barb KM5VM
05/31/09WA5ROE5033
05/24/09W5NPR4635Add N5XXO/Rodney/Odessa to roster
05/17/09WA5ROE4025remove WB5EGQ, John White from roster. SK. We lost a good friend and good ham.
05/10/09WA5ROE3130k5hct picked up net half way through so wa5roe could take care of company. add to roster n5xxo, Rod, Odessa
04/26/09W5NPR3825Change call sign of kd5rje/Lora/Alpine to w5juw
04/19/09WA5ROE3830N5POB reported K5JXN (expired call) as SK. Add to roster WB5LJO, Martin, El Paso
04/12/09WA5ROE2625
04/05/09WA5ROE2646Remove NV5S from roster, Jim, Bryan
03/29/09KM5VM39
03/22/09W5NPR3830
03/15/09WA5ROE4226
03/08/09WA5ROE3430
03/01/09WA5ROE4430add wb5syt, john, oklahoma city,OK to roster 73 bob, wa5roe
02/22/09W5NPR4125
02/15/09WA5ROE4625Includes check ins from some still on the way home from Mas-O-Menos
02/08/09WA5ROE3430
02/01/09WA5ROE4634
01/25/09W5NPR4025
01/18/09WA5ROE4022
01/11/09WA5ROE4036
01/04/09WA5ROE3525band conditions not the best
12/28/08WA5ROE3630
12/21/08W5NPR4130
12/14/08WA5ROE40413 new add-ons. KE5YFD James Alpine. W5ETJ Gary San Angelo. K5DLK Danny Artesia, NM. 73 wa5roe
12/07/08WA5ROE4028
11/30/08W5NPR3225
11/23/08W5NPR4125
11/16/08WA5ROE3930
11/09/08WA5ROE4325
11/02/08WA5ROE4019
10/26/08WA5ROE3924add to roster KE5UAL, John, McCamey 73 wa5roe
10/19/08W5NPR3625WA5ROE checkin from Atlanta, Ga. via reverse telephone patch.
10/12/08WA5ROE3823
10/05/08WA5ROE4025
09/28/08W5NPR4228
09/21/08WA5ROE3624
09/14/08WA5ROE535431st anniversary of the BBEN. add to roster k5naa, Nancy, Midland.
09/07/08WA5ROE5430Add to roster n5mxe, Clint, Midland. Also new to net but n5hyd has already added is n5uda, Mark, Houston. 73 wa5roe
08/31/08WA5ROE2720The net was called from the Big Bend Balloon Bash. We were in the BBARC Emergency Communications Van. I was hearing good but was not getting out much power. We discovered an antenna problem which will be corrected.
08/24/08W5NPR3535Add WX5SB/Steve/Aspermont to roll.
08/17/08WA5ROE3735great conditions.
08/10/08WA5ROE4228
08/03/08WA5ROE3425
07/27/08WA5ROE4125k5wlf Larry from Stephenville visitor. k5isd/5 Marshall Cloudcroft, NM, visitor. Also, the missing report from the last Sunday in June was Field Day. The net was called from Field Day by wa5roe, count not available, unless I can get it from Ke5og. 73 wa5roe
07/20/08W5NPR3525K5DDL/David/Hico, TX checked in as a visiting station.
07/13/08KM5VM49Earlys 18. 2Meter 5. Regular checkins 31. Roundtable 6. Bill W5NPR and Bill W5ATO helped with relays. Barb KM5VM
07/06/08WA5ROE3834
06/29/08
06/22/08W5NPR3735
06/15/08WA5ROE4128
06/01/08WA5ROE4132
05/25/08W5NPR3730
05/18/08WA5ROE3129Rough rx conditions on my end. Add to roster: kd5vta- Jake- Post , TX. Remove: k5eye, Alice. k5hpj, El Paso. ka5ewk, El Paso. kb5uwr, Lamesa. n5mmq, San Angelo. 73 wa5roe
05/11/08WA5ROE3930Correction to roster. Correct call for Steve in San Antonio is ke5qfc. Remove from roster w5yej, Bill, Rio Rancho. 73 wa5roe
05/04/08W5NPR4435Add KE5KFC/ Steve/San Antonio. KD5RYZ/Phillip/Deming NM, checked in as a visiting station.
05/03/08WA5ROE3922Add to roster N5RPF, Bob, Junction. 73 WA5ROE
04/27/08W5NPR3737
04/20/08W5ATO4127
04/13/08WA5ROE432510 check ins from Ft. Davis bike event while providing comm for scenic loop race. 73 wa5roe
04/06/08WA5ROE4127add to roster k5rs, Steve, Midland 73 wa5roe
03/30/08W5NPR3625
03/23/08WA5ROE3228
03/16/08W5NPR4332Bob wa5roe checked in by land line from Orlando, Fl. add Von w5cow, Hope, NM to roster.
03/09/08WA5ROE4030add to roster KD4LXC, Bill, Odessa 73 wa5roe
03/02/08WA5ROE3928
02/24/08W5NPR4023
02/17/08WA5ROE4123Please add W5NQZ, Steve, Iraan to the roster. Wind damaged my inverted V. Had to do a fast emergency repair. Thanks for all the relays.
02/10/08WA5ROE4130Add to roster W5MLS, Mike, Midland. comment to WA5ZFH, J.T. please tell Mike, w5mls that I added him to the net roster 73 Bob, wa5roe
02/03/08WA5ROE4129
01/27/08W5NPR4439K7ICW, Al, Las Cruses, NM, checked in as a guest.
01/20/08WA5ROE3730
01/13/08WA5ROE3533Add to roster K5IIY, Gene, Stephenville. 73 WA5ROE
01/06/08WA5ROE4531Visitor K5HIX, Robert, Brownwood
12/30/07WA5ROE3721remove from net, kd5vfv odessa, ke5abo pecos. 73 wa5roe
12/23/07W5NPR3530Conditions poor. KD5ULT (Russell/Livingston, Tx) checked in as a guest from Big Bend. Please remove N5XB (John/Odessa) from the roster. Also remove W5QDH (Jack/Alpine) who is a SK as of 12-18-07. WA5ROE reported that Jack was the longest tenured ham in Alpine.
12/16/07WA5ROE3732remove from net: n5xb, moved, w5qdh, SK, Jack passed away 12/18 wa5roe
12/09/07WA5ROE4233
12/02/07W5NPR4325
11/24/07W5NPR3132
11/11/07WA5ROE4331Remove W5KBW, Hugh, Midland from roster. Hugh is SK. He passed away Friday, November 9. 73 Bob, wa5roe
11/04/07WA5ROE4730add to roster wb5pdw, Al, San Angelo n5vrp, Dennis, San Antonio 73 Bob, wa5roe
10/28/07KM5VM2925 folks checked in to the net on 3.922. 4 folks checked in on 2M.
10/21/07WA5ROE3525Oct. 28 net control will be KM5VM.
10/14/07WA5ROE3628
10/07/07WA5ROE3932N5FRN gave an OO report during the WTX Section portion of the net. 73 wa5roe
09/30/07WA5ROE3828
09/23/07W5NPR4325
09/16/07WA5ROE3922Today is the 30th anniversary of the BBEN. The first net met 9/18/1977 on 3925. 4 check-ins: wa5roe, n5do, wb5sfa (nv5s) and wa5qzt (SK) wa5roe
09/09/07WA5ROE4232
09/02/07N5DO4326Several checked-in from the Big Balloon Bash at Sierra la Rana south of Alpine.
08/26/07W5NPR4425
08/19/07KM5VM3737 members of the net checked in. 6 on 2m and 31 on 3922. Propagation good. I fixed myself a cheat sheet of call signs - listed by first letter. Helped enormously during earlies. KB5KBU took 2m checkins and stood by - greatly appreciated. Feel ok about the job done. 2 folks want to be added to list of BBEN. 1. KE5IHI Tim Mitchell, HCR 1 Box 29, Del Rio, TX 78840. First time listener and would like to be part of it. 2. KE5TN Dave Ross, 4703 Preston Street, Midland, TX 79707. He said he used to be on the list and would like to be active again. Barb KM5VM
08/12/07WA5ROE3730
08/05/07WA5ROE4733
07/29/07WA5ROE4325Net was called by WA5ROE at W5QZT's QTH near Johnson City.
07/21/07W5NPR3325
07/15/07WA5ROE4322
07/08/07WA5ROE3627Conditions poor.
07/01/07WA5ROE3622
06/24/07W5NPR452 received. 1 sent25(Net control through K5FD). Net conducted from Field Day site, WB0ZTC (Mike) checked in as a guest
06/17/07WA5ROE3630
06/10/07WA5ROE3425
06/03/07WA5ROE3623
05/27/07W5NPR2725
05/19/07WA5ROE3825
05/13/07WA5ROE4330Remove from roster ka5nja (moved) k5rdp9 (based on info from wt5o). I don't think n5svk, Don from San Angelo got added. 73 roe
05/06/07WA5ROE3529Add to roster n5svk, Don, San Angelo. 73. wa5roe
04/29/07W5NPR3430Conditions terrible. Required considerable relay assistance.
04/22/07N5DO441 new member, KC5NOX, Gary, Sweetwater. N5DO, Net Control
04/15/07WA5ROE3326
04/01/07W5NPR3525
03/25/07AD5BY3031Ray, N5SR, reports that Grif's (N5AG) mother-in-law passed away. Our condolences to Grif and family. Conditions were horrible and my thanks to August, K5HCT and others who helped relay traffic and to Jim, KD5KBU for gathering 2meter checkins.
03/18/07WA5ROE3426
03/11/07WA5ROE2828Add to roster kd5hyb, Amy, Sanderson. Remove from roster k5cdv, John, Dallas. 73 wa5roe
03/04/07WA5ROE3425
02/25/07W5NPR4025
02/18/07AD5BY2919Test session in Fort Stockton on Saturday, Feb 17. Four new hams. Richard, N5DLX, will start another class on Feb 27 at the EMS in Fort Stockton. Contact rmcgee@nwol.net to sign up or for more info.
02/11/07WA5ROE3629
02/04/07WA5ROE3430add to roster kd5xn, Bill, Wimberley
01/28/07WA5ROE3326
01/21/07WA5ROE3428
01/14/07WA5ROE433926 regular check-ins plus w5ato relayed in 17 check-ins from the Big Bend 50 in Big Bend National Park
01/07/07W5NPR2125
12/31/06KM5VM3232 hams checked in. (NV5S checked in from Bryan!) 6 stayed for Round Table. One of the Midland hams, I think kk5mv - Jim, said that the packet link to Alpine is now up and working. Barb
12/24/06WA5ROE2725
12/17/06W5NPR3225Conditions poor
12/10/06WA5ROE3530
12/03/06WA5ROE3430
11/26/06W5NPR3125
11/19/06WA5ROE3722correction on call. k5avj is correct call for Lynn, Buffalo Gap 73 wa5roe
11/12/06WA5ROE4132kp4ff is now nf5ff (alpine) move wb5mex from Marlin to Yorktown 73 roe
11/05/06WA5ROE3820Changes to roster. Add k5avj, Lynn, Buffalo Gap Delete w5ppf, Lee, Abilene. Just got an e-mail, he passed away Thursday. He last checked in on 10/29. Was in hospital last Sunday. 73 roe
10/29/06WA5ROE3226add k5avj to net (Lynn, Buffalo Gap) 73 wa5roe
10/22/06WA5ROE3620call change: kp4ff is now nf5ff ( Steve- Alpine). k5ric checked in mobile from Alpine.
10/15/06WA5ROE3218net called from Brewster County EOC using new TS2000.
10/08/06WA5ROE3620
10/01/06WA5ROE3730
09/24/06W5NPR3120Add KE5KNQ/Rob/Alpine & KP4FF/Steve/Alpine. Change WB5FBJ from Austin to Abilene.
09/17/06WA5ROE3722move wb5fbj from Austin to Abilene.
09/10/06W5NPR3725
09/03/06KE5OG3711KD5KOU checked in and I did not recognize the call. He isn't on the roster and I didn't get a name from him
08/27/06W5NPR2927
08/20/06WA5ROE3723
08/13/06WA5ROE2627
08/06/06WA5ROE2930
07/30/06W5NPR3018
07/23/06W5NPR2922
07/16/06KA5NJA2020
07/09/06W5NPR3020
07/02/06W5NPR2515Please add KA5AAJ (actually KA1AAJ), Bob, Alpine; and AD5JZ, Steve, Alpine.
06/25/06NO REPORT
06/18/06WA5ROE3020Please delete kd5qeb, Alpine and n7sdq, San Angelo from roster. Both moved out of area. 73 Bob, wa5roe
06/11/06WA5ROE3125
06/04/06WA5ROE3723
05/28/06W5NPR3725Add W5RDS/Rick/El Paso; WA5VEE was a visiting ham, he and several other hams were conducting an emergency drill from Paisano Baptist Encampment.
05/21/06WA5ROE3429new 6 meter ARES net from Austin 50.230, 8:00PM, Fridays. 73 Bob, wa5roe
05/14/06WA5ROE3320
05/07/06W5NPR3425
04/30/06WA5ROE3920note to Doug: #113 on the roster is out of place at the end
04/23/06W5NPR3530Conditions poor, add w5yej (Bill), Rio Rancho, NM
04/16/06WA5ROE4522Add W5YEJ to roster, Bill, Rio Rancho, NM. Bill is the SEC for NM.
04/09/06KE5OG3516AD5HR, John, checked in from San Antonio and would like to be added to the roster.
04/02/06WA5ROE3026w5yej, SEC NM, checked in. 73 Bob, wa5roe
03/26/06W5NPR3830
03/19/06W5NPR3219
03/12/06WA5ROE4118
03/05/06WA5ROE3824
02/26/06WA5ROE4423
02/19/06AD5BY3021
02/12/06WA5ROE4425
02/05/06WA5ROE3321
01/29/06W5NPR3123Change K5CWO to K5CW. (Roland El Paso).
01/22/06WA5ROE3722New call for k5cwo, Rowland, El Paso ---- new call is K5CW-----. 73. Bob, wa5roe
01/15/06WA5ROE562843 check ins from roster. Also 13 additional stations in Big Bend National Park on 2 meters assisting with the Big Bend 50 marathon relayed in by w5ato. 73. Bob, wa5roe
01/08/06WA5ROE3729Move k5rdp back to Bastrop. He didn't make the move to Houston. 73. Bob, wa5roe
01/01/06WA5ROE3732Add to roster W5PPF, Lee, Abilene. 73. wa5roe
12/25/05WA5ROE2210MERRY CHRISTMAS to all and to all good luck in the contest. 73. wa5roe
12/18/05WA5ROE3925
12/11/05WA5ROE4221
12/04/05WA5ROE4027
11/27/05W5NPR3018
11/20/05WA5ROE3828
11/13/05K5RIC40
11/06/05WA5ROE3922
10/30/05WA5ROE4322add to roster wa5zfh, J.T., Midland
10/23/05W5NPR3521
10/16/05WA5ROE3730
10/09/05K5RIC2325changes---- move k5rdp to Houston , will be a while before he is back on air remove ke5aaa, moved out of area, might be back in a year or so
10/02/05WA5ROE4131kk5mv checked in operating k5psa at CAF air show, Midland
09/18/05AD5BY6135Net control passed to AD5BY due to extremely bad noise level at KM5VM. Thanks to several net folks for helping me trouble shoot my transmit audio. Thanks to Rick, K5RIC for proposing what turned out to be the solution. Happy 18th to Bob and the net. Many folks sent their kudos for a job well done over the years.
09/11/05WA5ROE3831Conditions rough. Add to roster k5cwo, Roland, El Paso
08/28/05W5NPR3035QST from W5WRL
08/14/05WA5ROE4145qst by w5wrl
08/07/05K5RICNo Report
08/07/05W5ATO/K5RIC88 (two-meter), no report on hf
07/31/05W5NPR2825
07/24/05W5NPR3125
07/17/05AD5BY2519I appreciate the relay help from Norm and Ray. I had an s9+ noise level all across the band. I will look at my wire antenna to check for damage. I appreciate everyone's patience. For anyone I may have missed, I apologize. Thanks to Jim for the 2meter checkins.
07/03/05WA5ROE2730
06/26/05KM5VM32??Field Day went ok. We had five children on the GOTA station - fun.
06/19/05KM5VM3830Welcome to Barb, KM5VM, as a new net control for the BBEN! Good job, Barb!
06/05/05WA5ROE3221conditions rough
05/29/05WA5ROE3824qst by SM, ae5b
05/22/05W5NPR3618N0RAF, DAVID PRIDEMORE, McKINNEY, TX, CHECKED THROUGH K5RIC, APPARENTLY BY ECHO NET, AS A VISITING STATION.
05/15/05WA5ROE3019Conditions lousy
05/01/05WA5ROE3727wb5bbt reported as SK this past week, Lewis Ransom was one of the early members of the BBEN. 73 wa5roe
04/24/05AD5BY3126
04/17/05WA5ROE3722
04/10/05K5RIC3832
04/03/05WA5ROE4130add to roster kd5kbu, Jim, Ft Davis ke5no, Noel, San Angelo 73 wa5roe
03/27/05W5NPR3420
03/20/05WA5ROE3623k5ric turned 60 today, almost as old as me 73 Bob, wa5roe
03/13/05K5RIC42??Visiting Stations: WB5LJO, N5HRD N5DLX requested help with the Big Bend Car Races 23 April
03/05/05KE5OG3616
02/27/05W5NPR3825
02/13/05K5RIC and AD5BY3131K5RIC's radio failed after 18 checkins, net took over by John AB5BY for an additions 13 checkins and roundtable. Message from K5RIC: Radio failed, I have my spare unit on the air, but today's wind was 60+ so I was not able to get out to raise the Loop back up. 73 rick k5ric
02/13/05W5NPR3528
02/06/05AD5BY3718
01/30/05WA5ROE3825call sign change kd5vaq has new call now ke5dpz need a net control for next week 73 bob, wa5roe
01/23/05W5NPR3330Add K5BAQ, Dave, Fredericksburg K4BHL, Dale, Las Cruces
01/16/05WA5ROE3930add to roster k4bhl, dale, las cruces, nm
01/02/05WA5ROE3826
12/26/04W5NPR27
12/19/04WA5ROE4030
12/12/04K5RIC40??Visiting station: N7DRB Jim. Band was strange some stations I normally hear well were poor and stations that I normally can not hear well were strong. It was nice to have KE5AAA and W5QZTchecking in with new upgrades. 73 rick k5ric
12/05/04WA5ROE3525km5fq, Bob, Big Spring reported as SK. Bob had been a member of our net many years, also the #1 traffic man from WTX. Remove from roster. Good news.. 2 upgrades to be added to net roster. w5qzt, Jack, Johnson City. ke5aaa, John, Big Bend 73 bob, wa5roe
11/28/04WA5ROE2822call sign change kd5teb (midland) new call K5PDL. remove from roster n7xkd, Big Bend w5ows, fst
11/21/04W5NPR2824
11/07/04WA5ROE3417
10/31/04WA5ROE3320
10/24/04WA5ROE3320Midland Co. ARES SET is Sat 10/30, 5-8 pm. We were asked to stand by to assist but no freq. are available??? J.P., K5FBK in Ruidosa, NM has asked for help with a SET involving a hospital exercise in NM. Has requested help from Lubbock and Amarillo ARES. His e-mail is jpk5fbk@hotmail.com.
10/17/04WA5ROE3832
10/10/04K5RIC2828
10/03/04WA5ROE/AD5BY2827WA5ROE began as net control, but due to high noise condition and an important land-line, AD5BY took over as net control for the remainder of the net
09/26/04WA5ROE3927
09/19/04WA5ROE3226
09/12/04WA5ROE4225add to roster K9ING, Bob, Midland K5RIC tried to call net but had rig trouble so wa5roe was net control. 73 Bob, wa5roe
09/05/04AD5BY4220Bob, WA5ROE and Jeff, KD5QEB checked in from the BBARC Communications Van as the club was providing communications for the annual balloon rally in Alpine. Bob gave me 2 meter checkins. Yours truly, net control was a very, very sick person. Thanks to all for your patience. I sort of remember being there. 73, John, AD5BY
08/29/04WA5ROE4222This coming week-end is the Big Bend Balloon Bash. BBARC will provide comm Sat., Sun., and Mon. AD5BY will be net control on BBEN Sunday.
08/22/04WA5ROE3123
08/15/04WA5ROE3128
08/08/04WA5ROE31121
08/01/04WA5ROE32125
07/25/04WA5ROE2420Bad line noise and not a lot of check-in's.
07/18/04KE5OG3220Today's net was most successful i.e. we gotter done. We had 32 checkins and the net lasted 20 minutes. Tim, KE5ATV, checked in via 2 meters from Fort Davis where I got the impression he was visiting. He is K5CDV's son-in-law. N5POB had traffic of sorts, he wanted AE5B's phone number. We handled that on the spot because of conditions with the able relay assistance of AD5BY. 73, Bill
07/11/04K5RIC32??Conditions were poor / noise was high. We had rain here last 24 hours and my antenna when wet gets poor, will see about finding why today if rain goes away.
07/04/04WA5ROE & KE5OG31??ke5og assumed net control for roundtable add to roster n5frn D.J. Gardendale, Tx
06/27/04K5FD34net control was wa5roe operating k5fd at the bbarc field day
06/20/04AD5BY3026 16If you are planning to attend BBARC's Field Day and are going to have Friday/Saturday night meals, please let WA5ROE, Bob, know no later that Tuesday afternoon. Cost is $25 and an additional $5/per guest. WA5POK, Mike, will be traveling from Spring to participate in our Field Day again this year. Is planning to be here Friday. Apologies to N5FRN. Was able to pull his call sign, but everything else was buried in the mud. Maybe next time. Thanks to KE5OG, Bill, for gathering the 2-meter checkins for me.
06/13/04WA5ROE/AD5BY2819Bob called the roll, but had to leave early. John, AD5BY, moderated the round-table. Richard, N5DLX, reported Joe is doing ok and is back home. He has an ht with him.
06/06/04KE5OG2815And a great time was had by all
05/30/04KD5MXR2719Conditions not too good, Thank goodness AD5BY was around for relays... Norm K5LYO will be on a road trip to Alaska, and will not be on the net for the next 5 weeks.
05/23/04WA5ROE3731
05/16/04WA5ROE4424AD5OJ, Jonathon added to roster.
05/09/04WA5ROE & K5RIC3920wa5roe was net control for roll call. k5ric got his noise fixed and ran the roundtable portion.
05/02/04WA5ROE3122n0kv/5 mobile from Big Bend
04/25/04KE5OG3019Ricky's thyroid is acting up and he going to see the Dr. tomorrow.
04/17/04WA5ROE3320
04/11/04K5RIC29??Lots of rain with some snow in areas.
04/04/04WA5ROE2922changes: move kb5tnp and kb5ufx to FST. Add kb5rob, Richard to Big Bend. Move w3qkc to Midland. Move wb5fbj to Austin.
03/28/04KD5MXR3831
03/21/04WA5ROE2920Visiting stations N3GAD and WD5IWN
03/14/04K5RIC27??
03/07/04WA5ROE3931events --- Trans Mountain Run in El Paso 3/14/4, North Easter Parade in El Paso 4/10/4
02/29/04WA5ROE3326
02/22/04KE5OG3720
02/15/04WA5ROE3721
02/08/04K5RIC39??N5POB announced that Bill KT5G who was one of the first VE's and managed the Midland VE program had became a SK last Friday. Bob announced that the Club was installing a repeater site on Elephant mtn was now 145.230 and would have the hub installed later. Good conds on the band today. Steve KI5YG announced he had upgraded to Extra last week. k5ric rick CORRECTION TO RICK'S REPORT The elephant MT. repeater is on 145.25 with 146.2 tone. The new coordinated frequency is 147.02 and will be installed after the MoM event in Terlingua. 73 bob
02/01/04WA5ROE3528Add to roster wb5mex,hershel, marlin tx
01/25/04WA5ROE4025WA5ROE called roll and round table was picked up by KE5OG.
01/18/04KE5OG3519We were visited by N5ZIX, Ron Perry, San Angelo and K5EUZ, Wiley Rich of San Diego (really strong from SD). K5CMW asked about more info on bike race and was told there was no more other than what he had already received at this time. 73, Bill [webmaster note]: Thanks to Bill, KE5OG, for pulling me out of the fire. I was supposed to do net control duty and literally at the last minute, my swr went skyrocketing. It took a reset of my 756, but I didn't think of that until after the net. Still scratching my head over that one.
01/11/04K5RIC38??Visiting stations: N5ZIX SJT Ron (TX Forestry Service) and W5DWI Dick Alpine KE5TN Dave, from El Paso, moved up here some time back, they finally purchased a place and Dave hopes to have an HF antenna soon so he may return to the net soon. I have breakfast with Dave each week and have been to his home a few times, he wants to get active on HF again and wants to return to checking into ELP Chapter QCWA net on 3933 each Saturday at 8:30 Mountain time as well as the BBEN. I check into this net each week mobile on the way into Ruidoso. Any of you 25+ year hams might think about QCWA and checking in on Saturday's, this is the closest Chapter net on HF that I know of. Very dry winter first one here without snow since 97, the week after this net we had cold WX and some light moisture turning into snow Saturday, very dry still, least amount of snow in many years at ski resort, almost 90% manmade this year so far, but they are open and should be until normal shut down time. Due to this we expect a very bad fire season this year, unless we get some large late snow here next 90 days. We will start our preparations and training in February for our ARES / RACES team. Last Sunday in Dec. 2003 we had a power failure that lasted from five to twelve hours here in Lincoln County. We only have a single power line feed to the county from Alamogordo, very similar to what we had in Brewster county some years back. When we lose that single feed we lose all commercial power in the county. We activated an ARES net that ran until power was restored, our battery power back up repeater that became our primary repeater in November due to a wind storm worked great we had close to 20 stations active during the event. This showed our hams had great capability to operate without commercial power under tactical conditions. None of the local radio broadcast stations had emergency power so there was no local information available to the people in the county during this event. At our house my back up generator had a clogged fuel line and we operated on our solar battery system for our radios, but we could not operate our central heat, outside temps dropped to 10 degrees inside dropped to 54 between 19:00 and 04:10 when the juice came back on. We found that our land line and cellular systems failed around six hours into the event, so ham radio was very useful. A shelter was set up on Ruidoso and we set had two hams at the shelter with others at the 911 Dispatch, nursing home, Red Cross and some other areas. When the shelter needed gasoline for their generators during the event we found that some non Amateurs were monitoring our ham repeater when we requested gasoline and twenty five gallons showed up at the shelter before any of our hams could respond. Two years ago, when the club voted to set up a full redundant back up repeater instead of adding batteries to the primary repeater turned out to be a great move. During a major wind storm in November, our primary repeater tower failed and fell completely removing that repeater from service, our back repeater guy wire broke but that tower fell over into a tree and was at 40 Degrees. We were able to use a come-along and my Jeep to pull it back up and re-set the guy wire prior to that repeater failing. The back up is only about two miles from the primary site so the two sites have very similar radio coverage. I had built up a GE Master II unit for the club as a back up repeater radio when we first moved here and the back up site we were using for a remote base site so we had the tower and antennas up there. For us too set up a 100% back up system only required a set of duplexers, some batteries and a charging system to get operational. That back up has worked great for us this last two years, we turned it on once a week to insure it was working and every time we lost power it worked great, there is a lot to be said for 100% redundancy. For us in November it made the difference of being on the air and operating as if nothing happened. Some of the local hams did not get the word and just a few days ago asked why they heard the Emergency Repeater ID running, they did not even know we had lost our primary system. The loss of radio broadcast, cellular and land line telephone systems showed that there is a weak link in communications here. I plan to bring this up at the next LEPC meeting here.
01/04/04WA5ROE2826
12/28/03WA5ROE35264 informal traffic. Coordinated sked for 12/31/3. El Paso Co. ARES will be active during Sun Bowl. Brewster Co. ARES will monitor 7243. AA5AP will be liaison from El Paso. W5NPR and N5DO will be contacts for Brewster Co.
12/21/03WA5ROE3222
12/14/03WA5ROE3322add ki5yg to roster
12/07/03WA5ROE2828tough copy due to qrm, tnx to all relays
11/30/03WA5ROE3330
11/23/03WA5ROE3225
11/09/03K5RIC27??Visiting stations: KI5YG Steve in Pflugerville TX and WA5VYK Joe in Odessa TX. N5DLX in Fort Stockton reported that Albert WB5FWR was in a nursing home he did have 2 meters but not expected to return home. Steve checked in from Pflugerville after many years from leaving Alpine, please add to list. My friend Joe WA5VYK in Odessa checked in, I will ask if he wants to be on list as he has lots of church activities. Band cond. Weird as many stations normally strong were weak. 73, rick k5ric
11/06/03KD5MXR2421
11/02/03WA5ROE2413
10/26/03WA5ROE2820conditions rough. Alpine and Davis Mts. reporting 1-1/2 snow. temp. ranging 30-33 degrees
10/19/03WA5ROE3121
10/12/03K5RIC33Bob reported that the Marathon to Marathon event went well. Organized by Barb KM5VM, he also reported that there was possible flooding in the Big Bend Park area due to heavy rain and possible high waters from Mexico. Band was good.
10/05/03WA5ROE2722conditions good.
09/28/03WA5ROE2516
09/21/03WA5ROE3121conditions good.
09/07/03KD5MXR2521
08/31/03KE5OG3417AE5B checked in and was to stay for the round table but got run off by lightening. He may try to checkin next week from W1AW. He is on the way to Newington for training. K5RIC will be in Odessa for awhile. Jackie is having surgery. After she recoups they will no longer have the Odessa QTH. It's being sold. Ricky was visiting with G4LHR during the net and checked him in. This via EchoLink. That guy can operate can't he?
08/10/03K5RIC2842N5ABV and K5RIC ran a test using Echo Link to see if any stations wanted to check in via Echo Link. We had John AE5B WTX SM, Ed N5ABV, Rick K5RIC,Bill N5POB linked in via Echo Link, Ray N5SR checked with new HF antenna and will try echo link next week. Next week I may try an interface between my HF radio and echo link to see how well that works. AE5B and AB5BY talked via a KISS echo link crossover but the HF noise made for hard copy. If you have echo link try connecting to Ed N5ABV 120514 next week just before the net opens. I must use dial up so I can only make one link and that will be to Ed's node, as he can support 7 other links. At other times when I have my echo link station on, I can be reached at 125232 come by. If you are out traveling and have a lap top and I net connection, check in via Ed's node as a user or from a link by just dialing up his node ID. John AB5BY stated that the next Big Bend ARC meeting they will show the ARRL video about Broadband on Power Line. Band cond. Strange as many stations were strong but many that normally are were not.
08/03/03NV5S2423Band conditions poor.
07/06/03WA5ROE2926
06/15/03WA5ROE3220146.92 repeater took a lightening hit and is off the air pending major repair
06/08/03K5RIC35Conditions poor.
05/25/03WA5ROE2520N5JOE still in hospital, recovering from surgery and doing well.
05/18/03WA5ROE3322N5JOE in ICU at regional hospital in Odessa.
05/04/03WA5ROE3230N5OKQ, Jerry from San Angelo SK. Long time net member. Will be missed.
03/30/03WA5ROE3921
03/23/03WA5ROE3929
03/16/03WA5ROE3417
03/09/03K5RICNo report available
01/01/03WA5ROE2729
12/29/02WA5ROE3627k5so and w5kbp reported as sk. memorial for kb5sju still pending.
12/22/02WA5ROE37127ae5b, john,abilene added to roster.
12/15/02WA5ROE3525AE5B, John, WTX Section Manager checked in.
12/08/02K5RIC33
12/01/02WA5ROE3525
11/24/02WA5ROE3030
11/17/02WA5ROE3321KD5SKX is now W5NPR. Gene, K5GP, visiting from Austin
11/10/02K5RIC2648Condition poor. Thanks to KM5VM, Barb and W5WTX, Ted for relays.
11/03/02WA5ROE3220
10/27/02WA5ROE3530
10/20/02WA5ROE2822
09/29/02WA5ROE3430Add KD5OZY, James from Coleman to the roster.
09/22/02WA5ROE3221
09/15/02WA5ROE3426W5TTW, Larry from Uvalde, a long time net member became SK Sunday morning probably during the net. It was announced on the net that he was in the hospital. Norm, k5lyo contacted me via e-mail. 73 bob
09/01/02K5RIC29??
08/25/02WA5ROE2525
08/11/02K5RIC33??2 visiting; K5STP Bill, KD5TRL Keith, Odessa.
08/04/02WA5ROE2626Add N7DRB, Jim from Alamogordo, NM.
07/21/02WA5ROE2025N5DO assisted when WA5ROE was interrupted. W5DBF (diesel boats forever) checked in from the submarine USS CAVALLA at Galveston, TX
07/14/02WA5ROE3330
07/07/02WA5ROE3339