Welcome to the Northwest Country Cousins Web Site. The Northwest Country Cousins is an amateur radio directed net that meets each evening on or near the frequency 3968 KHz at 7:00 PM pacific local time.

Mission Statement

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.

Site Organization

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 28, 2016 - 0200 UTC

Net News And Information:

The Christmas season is upon us, and soon we will be celebrating the Winter Solstice
The Members pages and Roster.CSV have been updated.
We welcome (belatedly) the following new victims...er members....

1795 KC7ZJB Roy - Federal Way, WA
1796 AG7AO Larry - Madras, OR
1797 AD7DY Omer - Shelton, WA
1798 KM7MM Bruce - Fossil, OR
1799 KG7WP Mark - Sparks, NV

As per our custom in welcoming new members, as the President of our illustrious
law and order Sheriff Jim's (W7ZHQ) physical fitness club, you each get 10
push-ups. After Thanksgiving, I'm sure all the members including myself could
stand to lose a few pounds.

Joe K7JAL reports that Cousin John #886 became a silent key.
The Roster and SK pages have been updated.

--KD7YVV, (Still off the air) Webmaster

For all that would like the Roster program I've written, here is the link.

Updated Roster Program

Just unzip the program and its roster file into an empty directory.
You can get the latest Roster file from the menu on the right.

Net Officers:

  • President: Ole, WV7B
  • Vice-President: Bryan, KG7CUL/li>
  • Secretary/Treasurer: Bud, W7CWY
  • Project Manager: Wally, KC7FTS
  • Sheriff/Dog Catcher/Executioner: 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 strike for membership.

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:

  1. Write a brief letter describing yourself, your family, your other hobbies, your favorite car, your dog, or something else interesting about you.
  2. 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 Bud Condrey, W7CWY

Bud Condrey
100 West Little Island Road
Cathlamet, WA 98612

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.