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Sam Haynes (WA4ICK) Awarded Life Membership

Sam Haynes is now is Life Member of the Amateur Radio Club of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International, sponsor of the RV Service Net.


In nominating Sam for this honor, Director of Nets Richard Paschall said:

Sam has been the manager of the East Coast/Central 40 meter net for many years and has acted as a net control station once or more per week for the time he has been net manager.  Sam has done an outstanding job and meets the criteria for lifetime membership.

The Executive Board of the ARC of the WBCCI unanimously approve the motion to award life membership to Sam.

Posted  31 January 2018 – Comments? Questions? Updates?


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Leo Hunter – K9GDI – SK

Leo Hunter, K9GDI. became a silent Key on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Leo was 99 years old.

Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) President Jim Cocke, N5RTG, said:

We are sorry to hear of Leo’s passing. His was always the good strong response and he had great ears. We enjoyed knowing Leo these many years, always enjoyed visiting with him.  Didn’t matter where we saw him, in Quartzsite AZ or SKP park in Bushnell FL or in between. What a nice friend and a great Amateur Radio man. We’ll miss him.

Leo Hunter, K9GDI

Leo’s big signal and his voice will be missed on the RV Service Nets.

Updated  4 October 2017 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

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Clocks change, but not the RV Service Nets

Times will change on Sunday, March 11, from Standard to Daylight Savings Time. While our clocks may change, the RV Service Nets times remain the same on local times.

The local start times for the RV Service Nets will remain the same. The start times for the nets are local and not UTC and remain:

  • Eastern/Central USA and Canada Net: 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Eastern
  • Rocky Mountain Net: 6:30 – 8:00 Mountain
  • Pacific Coast Net: 9:00 – 10:00 Pacific

Posted 8 March 2017 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

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Status of Sam Haynes, East Coast 40 meter RV Service Net manager

This update comes from Richard, AJ4UX



Sam’s wife Elizabeth called my home this morning at 7:25 am ET to report that she took Sam to hospital Friday night and that he was admitted.  She had just returned home to get some sleep. 

I called Saturday afternoon to check on Sam’s situation but did not get Elizabeth as she was at the hospital.  She returned my call tonight and left a message  that Sam is experiencing internal bleeding and the doctors as yet have not identified the source, but that Sam would be undergoing tests Sunday morning to identify the cause.

posted 4 December 2016 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

December 04 2016 | Members and Nets and News | Comments Off on Status of Sam Haynes, East Coast 40 meter RV Service Net manager

Net Control Operators Needed

The 40 meter Eastern/Central Net needs a net control operator for the first hour on Wednesdays and a full-time net control operator for the first hour on Sundays starting November 26. Please contact Sam Haynes (WA4ICK), the net manager, if you are willing to volunteer for either of these openings or if you can help out every once in a while.

Click here to send an email message to Sam, WA4ICK.

Updated  11 November 2016 – Comments? Questions? Updates?

November 08 2016 | Nets and News | Comments Off on Net Control Operators Needed

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