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: November 26, 2013 - 2200 UTC
Roster is currently up to date.
New Members!!! We like new members!
Allen Miller KE7SNH #1746 from Lyle, WA.
Norm Jackson W7NRJ #1747 from Ephrata, WA.
It has come to my attention that Cousin Bill, W2FEZ has become a Silent Key.
For those wishing to sign his guest book, please click the link below.
It has also come to my attention that Cousin Blacky, WA7ZJB has become a Silent Key.
Fred's NWCC Number is 367 and he has been added to the Silent Key Roster.
Updated Member: #1621 has a new callsign VA3XBC. Roster has been updated.
As usual, we're always looking for net controls.
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, and thoughts turn to turkey, family, and
friends, I'd like to take this time to remind everyone not to feed turkey bones
to your dog. Chewing them can cause sharp edges that can lacerate a dog's digestive
system causing internal bleeding. The same goes with chicken bones.
Keep your pets safe this holiday and have a Happy Thanksgiving.
- President: Lynn, AC7XO
- Vice-President: Paul, KF7HMS
- Secretary/Treasurer: Jerry, W6OVH
- Project Manager: 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 Jerry Crabtree, W6OVH
Jerry W Crabtree
428 Talemena Dr
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
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.