Welcome to the Northwest Country Cousins Web Site.
The Northwest Country Cousins is an amateur radio
The Country Cousins Net is an international group of amateur radio operators recognized by the ARRL and dedicated to serve and help our fellow man. We are not a traffic handling net but we will handle any emergency traffic without delay. Our motto:
Service and help to all mankind. When in need, call a country cousin.
Member's Roster can be found on the Members link on the navigation panel to the right. Information on the Annual Ryderwood Picnic including maps and directions can be found on the Activities and Events link. Browse the various links for other information about the Northwest Country Cousins. Scroll down for News and Events and Striking For Membership.
Last Update: August 5, 2014 - 0200 UTC
Well, a few days ago we had a new cousin, now we have someone newer.
Please welcome #1762 Ken out of Fox Island, WA.
You get 10 pushups too Ken! We can't let poor Bill have all the fun.
We welcome a new member, #1761, Bill out of Homedale, ID.
Welcome to the Cousins Bill, now we have to stop being nice to you.
Hope you enjoy us bunch of rowdy rabble-rousers.
As a welcome gift, our illustrious Sheriff, Cousin Jim has 10 pushups
waiting for you. No matter what, you're a Cousin now forever.
For all that wish the Roster program I've written, here is the link.
Updated Roster Program
Just unzip the program and its roster file into an empty directory.
- President: Oly, WV7B
- Vice-President: John, KF7PCL>
- Secretary/Treasurer: Bud, W7CWY
- Project Manager: Jerry, KA6WYX
- Sheriff/Dog Catcher/Executioner: Jim, W7ZHQ
Striking For Membership
Visitors are always welcome on the Northwest Country Cousins net and welcome at all other activities and events (e.g. annual picnic).
But, if you enjoy our company and want to be called a cousin and suffer the wrath of our sheriff/dog catcher (aka, push-up Jim, W7ZHQ),
then you will want to
To become a member you need to check into the Northwest Country Cousins net four nights (of the same night of the week) consecutively in five weeks. That is, if you are checking in on a Monday night, you need to check into the net on each subsequent Monday night over the next five weeks. You are allowed to miss one week. This process is called striking for membership. Strikers often will check in on multiple nights of the week. This way, if you miss a night or two, you have other nights available. Strikers must record the date of each strike night and the call sign of the net control operator for that night.
Once you have met the total of four required strikes on the same night of the week, you need to do the following to become a member:
- Write a brief letter describing yourself, your family, your other hobbies, your favorite car, your dog, or something else interesting about you.
- Send the letter and the record of the nights you checked into the net to the secretary, along with a photo or QSL card if you have one, and a $5 bill as your one-time and only dues to become a lifetime member.
The current net secretary is Bud Condrey, W7CWY
100 West Little Island Road
Cathlamet, WA 98612
The net secretary will read your letter on the air during a night when you are listening -- so be sure to check in frequently after sending in your letter and receive a big welcome from the cousins.