Southwest Regional GMRS Net: May 31, 2020

The Southwest Regional GMRS Net saw a total of 27 check-ins this evening. Net control for the evening was Dominic, WRFN434 with the New Mexico GMRS group. Thanks for running the net; great job as usual.

This evening was the first session trying out the new format which passes national net check-ins through a collaboration of regional nets so that the national net can kick off directly into the round table. This caused confusion for some not expecting this change, we apologize for that, however the system itself worked remarkably well other than a brief glitch with compiling the national net list which was resolved on the spot.

In reviewing the logs and recording of all nets, the outcome was a success: we had a record number of stations participating in the national round table discussion, we managed a similar number of total check ins compared to the prior national nets, navigated two topics of discussion instead of one (regional and national), and manged to do all this in half the time. This is a dramatic improvement in efficiency in regards to managing useful traffic, especially when considering this was the first time trying out the new system. We will be continuing onward with this format as its working as intended, and expect the learning curve for our users to be relatively brief – thanks for bearing with us; please take a minute to read up on the net’s page which has all the information on how to check in and how it’s intended to operate: http://usgmrs.com

The topic of the evening: What’s your favorite kind of southwestern food? Listen in to the recording for feedback; note that silences between transmissions have been removed so it is not a time-accurate recording, but is more efficient to listen to.

The audio recording can be listened to here:

Attendees:

CallNameLocationTraffic
WQVS960DavidAZ
WRCU527DarrenAZ
WRFE219MikeAZ
WRFR554MikeAZCarnitas
WRFS866/1RonAZ
WRFS866/2KellyAZ
WRFU415KellyAZ
WRFU591RussellAZ
WQJI810RussellNMsaragenes enchilaeas right here in the house
WQZX837HarryNMRed and green chili
WRAN487MikeNMSupreme burrito twisters
WRBM780JoseNM
WRCZ417PaulNMGreen and Red on Hamburgers
WRDS831JamesNM
WRFG930AndyNM
WRFH557DwayneNM
WRFN434DominicNM
WRFQ626JohnNM
WRFR533JessieNM
WRCW870LeeOK
WRCY324JohnOK
WQLS991RandallTX
WRCS823JohnTXTex-Mex Habenaros
WRCV241GaryTXTex-Mex from mom & pop restaurant
WREZ914MarkTX
WRFQ344DavidTX
WRFX611RonnyTX