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: October 9, 2014 - 0700 UTC
The members page has been updated! After 4 days work, it's finally online with a new feature!
Now, if you hold your mouse over a callsign and click it, AND if you have signed into QRZ.com
the webpage for that particular callsign will come up.
I'm asking all members to take a look at the member roster, and send me any information on missing
callsigns. Most of them are SK and have no information, so if you have logs or remember who and
where a member was from, please use the link at the bottom of the members page (don't forget to
remove OBVIOUS) to email me.
The email address links down at the bottom of all pages have been updated to
show which page the link came from. If anyone has a problem with a specific page,
please use the link at the bottom of that page so I know which page it is.
Our newest members! Welcome Bryan and Kurt.
Sorry for the delay in the website update.
1764 KG7CUL Bryan from Everson WA
1765 K7KFG Kurt from Lake Oswego OR
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.