Although probably not the first person to do so, let me welcome you to the Rooster Net. The Rooster Net is very unique, not only within Amateur Radio, but as an organization in general. The Rooster Net is not a typical structured club or organization, but is just a group of hams that enjoy each other’s company very early in the morning. There is little formal structure except for our group of dedicated net control stations. This group of approximately 14 dedicated individuals, our most important asset, provides a fresh personality and voice for daily personal contact to each member. Every morning without exception, since September 10, 1957, a group of hams have gathered on 3.990 MHz at 6 AM to start their day with their most loyal of friends.
I am in awe about the tenacious longevity of this group. It was nearly 10 years before I was first licensed as a Novice that the first Rooster Net was on the air. Now, as your Chief Rooster, I hope you find the same lasting friendships we all enjoy by participating and becoming a proud Rooster as well. All you need to do is check into the net between 6 AM and 7 AM 20 times within a 90 day period. After an on the air initiation, you will receive all Rooster privileges for the remainder of your life. If you are not an early morning person, we still welcome you to stop by whenever you like so we can enjoy your camaraderie.
Besides our daily on-air activities, there are several in person opportunities throughout the year to match faces with familiar voices. The most popular is the annual picnic weekend, typically near Pottstown, Pennsylvania in September. There is also a spring luncheon in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, along with events at Hamcation in Orlando Florida, Hamvention in Dayton, OH plus other local and regional gatherings sometimes called “Flockings”. Please look around our wonderful website to see our activities, history and all things Rooster.
Roy Hook, Chief
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