As the sun set on a warm Friday in Grand Island, Stan Coleman sat in his red Dodge Durango.
He looked over his equipment — the radio to monitor emergency services, his digital amateur radio, the dual-band radio and the equipment to transmit his location. He waited.
Then, when the clock hit 7 p.m., he sent his voice into the airwaves.
“Good evening and welcome, everyone, to the Mid-Nebraska ARES two-meter net. This net meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 7 p.m. right here on the W0CUO linked repeater systems in Grand Island, Elba and Aurora. Your net controller this evening is N0YXV — that’s November Zero Yankee X-ray Victor.”
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