Welcome to the Northwest Country Cousins Web Site. The Northwest Country Cousins is an amateur radio
Note: The net starts at 7:00 PM Pacific
During Standard Time: -8 Hours From UTC.
During Daylight Saving Time: -7 Hours From UTC.
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.
[Photo Credit: Judy Hystad, using Nikon D7000 with 500 mm lens of sunset at Cannon Beach, Oregon]
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 .
Current Date and Time:
Website Update: June 09, 2013 0500 UTC
PICNIC INFORMATION! Click the Activities/Events link on the right!
A Message From Our Vice President:
The net needs net controls and sub net controls.
Our net is enjoyed by everyone, thanks to the net controls that keep it running smoothly.
Our members have been on the net long enough to know how the net runs.
The script used for running the net is here on the website.
There's a first time for everyone, so have a look at the script, go over it, and see if it
is something you'd like to try. It's a good idea to become familiar with the net script anyway.
There are times life gets in the way of ham radio, and a net control isn't available.
If you want to give being a net control a try, please get a hold of me at the following email address.
Just remove the word OBVIOUS for the correct email address:
--KD7YVV, Everyone's Favorite Borg, for our VP Paul, K7HMS
Updated Roster May 2013:
Welcome to Scott Hoffman AG6IS # 1739
Roster Correction: Member #45.
Callsign and name have been corrected.
- May 2013
Northwest Country Cousins' officers for 2013/2014:
Service begins Sunday, May 6, 2013
- President: #1405 AC7XO Linville P McBride
- Vice-President: #1666 KF7HMS Paul Bogart
- Secretary/Treasurer: #1344 W6OVH Jerry Crabtree
- Sheriff/Dog Catcher: # 400 W7ZHQ James D. Russell Sr.
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 (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 Crabtree, W6OVH
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.