This page is for the 7290 Traffic Net members who would like to contrubute an article or story of general Amateur Radio interest.

SICK CALL

 The following net members have reported to sick call.

If you know of anyone else that should be added please let us know.

KE5BXY
Bobby
Parkinson's
K5AG
Irv
Stroke
K5AVJ
Lynn
Cancer
KT4KL
Alton
Lung problems
WB5EPB
Lee
Stroke  
W5HRL
Ross 
Heart valve surgery
KB5TCH
Carroll
Blood problem

 

FAMILY  SICK CALL  

Sue xyl of
Fred N5XID
Alzheimer's
Betty xyl of 
Roy WA5BTI
Stroke
Ann xyl of 
Douglas KE5KGD
Slight Stroke

7290 NET  ACTIVITY

  
2016 Totals 

 Check Ins      45,955

Traffic             4,691
  
August 2017

     Check Ins     3883

Traffic          335
  
Special Sesson
Hurricane Harvey

Check Ins     2534

Trrafic               30
  
See Net Reports for complete details.
NEW
Welcome to the new check ins and welcome back to those that have not checked in for awhile.  

Many thanks to our Net Secretary,  Alan N5MSE, for his work in putting this list together and to our Net controls for their help.

August list

  
August 2017 New Check Ins

41

2016 Total New Check Ins

569

NEW
Cotton WO5R recently sent us a copy of a letter dated  1965 showing how our Net was helpful getting help to people.  You may see the .jpg letter by clicking here.   Or a Word Document may be viewed here.

Shack Pictures

We would like to collect pictures of the net members shacks for the Photo page.  If you would like yours included please send digital image file or printed photo to Jo Ann KA5AZK.

NEW GUIDELINES FOR
TRAFFIC HANDLING

NTS Guidance NTS-003

National Traffic System Guidance

Prepared by:

Rob Griffin K6YR Pacific Area
Steve Phillips K6JT Central Area
Marcia Forde KW1U Eastern Area
COUNTY MAPS
Solar Activity Web Site
Check out this site for the latest information on solar activity.

http://www.solarcycle24.com/ 

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Johnie Perry  who received his father's call sign, W5ZIN, and then upgraded to General at the Austin Sumerfest on August 15

DALLAS AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

146.88 NETS  

The DARC would like to invite everyone with the capabilities of  accessing the Dallas repeater to join them on their various nets,  one of which is the VETNET, as John explains below.  

 
“The Net has been on for more than a year and has active military members, vets, supporters of our VETS, etc. ....we even had a checkin from an active duty soldier in the Middle East the last few nets via Echolink. It's really popular and great even for mobile stations in and around the  Metroplex !
  
John Hazelton, Sr  KF5IOU  
Thanks to KE5ZCM for providing the digital info cards attached.  

Sample QSL card   List of nets  DARC Web site

  

CERT  TRAINING

If you are in the Dallas area and are interest in taking part in CERT training, please contact John KF5IOU for information.  Also follows links to forms that will be needed.

Brochure

Registration
Release form

NEW  

A list of frequencies are available here for the Hurricane Net during hurricane season.

A few month's ago I received a request via email from a Ham in Yellowknife, Canada for a recording of our net in operation for them to use as training for their  ARES group they were starting.   They saw our web site and contacted me. 

I recorded George K5BMR (he's always loud at this QTH) opening the net and taking checkins.

This is the letter we received thanking us for helping them.

Jo Ann KA5AZK

Net Manager
Newspaper Article

Our  Net Secretary, Alan N5MSE, was recently interviewed by the Bowie Newspaper about his Ham Radio hobby and his involvment in the local Ham Club.   Congratulations Alan.  You may read the article here.

Newspaper Article

The Hamilton Newspaper recently published an article about Bill KC5DFV and his service in WW II.  You may read the article here.

The Bryan Amateur Radio Club presented Hubert W5ZIN, of Caldwell, Texas, a Special Service Award for his services as Net Control of the local 2 Meter Net and in recognition of being one of the clubs original members who has promoted  Amateur Radio in the Bryan area.

Our thanks to Dale WA5GVE for sending this info and picture.

August 9, 2008

Garland K5VY President of the Bryan Amateur Radio Club and 7290 Traffic Net Member
and
Hubert W5ZIN of Caldwell Texas

The Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross presented JR Aaron, K5SUB a special award for his many years of service to them.

An Amateur radio operator will be honored each year with an award to be called the "J R Aaron K5SUB Award". Each year a ham's name and call that does outstanding emcomm service will be added to a plaque. This plaque will hang in the main meeting room of the RC.

W5ZIN Honored

An on the air presentation was made to Hubert Perry W5ZIN July 20 electing him Honorary Lifetime Manager of the 7290 Traffic Net.  After over 50 years of service to the net, Hubert is having to resign as Assistant Net Manager due to family commitments.   In a small token of our thanks and appreciation for all he has done, the net presents him with this Honorary position and plaque. The plaque reads as follows:

 

A Grateful Membership
of the
7290 Traffic Net
Elects
HUBERT L. PERRY W5ZIN
of Caldwell, Texas
to the Lifetime Position of
HONORARY NET MANAGER
In Recognition of
Founding the 7290 Traffic Net
and
Over 50 Years of
Selfless Service and Dedication
to the Net
2007
Hubert W5ZIN Manager Plaque
1/30/10  
From:  Mike Manshack AD5OG  
Public Information Officer for Orange Co.  
Assistant Emergency Coordinator Orange Co.  
Assistant Public Information Coordinator  
District 2,5, and 9  
email AD5OG@GT.RR.COM

  

At 1:15PM, To update the situation at the Coast Guard EOC, In response to the Oil Spill, District 9 ARES radio operators are still assisting with the logging aircraft and personnel who are involved with different agencies.    

The Incident Commander, Rich Russell, was quoted as saying "Comms are Great" with the help of the Ham Radio Operators and "Hams needs to be incorporated in entire program". Tootie Heintschel (KC5HVT) ,the EC forJefferson Co. was pleased to hear that information. The District 9 ARES operators will remain on site at the EOC and the Jefferson Co. Airport as needed directed by Mike Rentel with the Gallagher Group Marine Systems.    

This will be the sixth day work with the Coast Guard and other agencies involved with the clean project. Tootie (KC5HVT) said all is going well with volunteer radio operator. As of today the ARES group has logged in 209 man hours. Rich Russell said that they will use the Hams until the situation is under control.    

Some of the Hams that had a chance to ride in the helicopters to help with comms were Kirt Mahaney (N5WKM), Doug Thomas (N5BST), and Ray Farley (WA5DQW).    

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