Cuckoo Net

Dennis - WB6OBB

Dennis – WB6OBB

The Reg Dawe Memorial Cuckoo Net – Since 1984 the Cuckoo Net has been a place for local hams to come together and share great company, announcements, and weather information in the Santa Barbara area.  Join the friendly folks on the linked repeaters of the SBARC Hub network every weekday morning from 7:00 AM to about 8:20 AM.  We share weather observations, announcements, and “drive time” chats.  Join us early to catch up and make new friends, and hang around until 0800 to hear announcements and all about the local weather.

History – It started in 1984 as an effort to keep in close touch with Reg Dawe, W6HUT,  an elderly friend and Elmer to many local hams, the net became a popular place to chat, share announcements, and pass the time while driving to work.  We call it the “Cuckoo Net” because, at precisely 0800 hours, net host Dennis Schwendtner (WB6OBB) officially opens the net to the chime of his cuckoo clock.  We still keep in touch with older hams, enjoy great company, and share announcements.  Nowadays hams from all over the area also share weather observations from SBARC club weather stations, home weather stations, or by simply looking out of the window!

You’ll find recordings of the net in the SBARC Audio Archives.

(Instructions / Cuckoo Record Updated 3/17/2022 – Mike W0JFB)

Cuckoo Net Script 3-17-2022; 11 am

Cuckoo Net Template_3-17-2022; 11 am

 Cuckoo Bird; 3-17-2022; 16:45 pm 

Sorted A-Z Trivia Questions_3-17-2022; 11:45 am

For all Net Control Operators, please check into the website at times, Nick, KN6LIS is working on a form that will be much easier to understand and document without unnecessary editing.  The form is just fill in the blanks and when it’s saved it is stored in another folder. Thank you for your patience – Mike W0JFB

Cuckoo Weather Net Hosts that are volunteering – Thank you ALL!

  1. Monday: Nick, KN6LIS
  2. Tuesday: Mike, W0JFB, We need someone to cover from June 27th thru July 29th.
  3. Wednesday: Debbie, KN6IMJ, We need someone to cover beginning May 26th, 2022.
  4. Thursday: We need someone to cover beginning May 5th, 2022.
  5. Friday: Dennis, WB6OBB

Please Contact Mike W0JFB to volunteer at (805) 448-0251 /

Thank you for volunteering and giving WB6OBB, Dennis and Mike, W0JFB a daily break from Net Control.

Edited by – W0JFB 4-29-2022

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