It was during the month of March 1980 ,that WA2JWE, Bishop A. Buckley, with the help of friends,
established the 'BUCK-A-ROO Net'. The net was designed to meet each morning, Monday -Friday, on
7.264.5 MHz with MR Buckley, nick named 'Buck', at the helm. For some eight years Buck enjoys the
results 0£ his efforts which was an outstanding accomplishment. The number of participants grew
larger and larger and often entertaining check-ins from stations outside the continental United
States as well. It was because of this growth that led Buck to the conclusion that there was a
definite need to expand the net's in-the-air time. Therefore, after some careful and extensive
research, study, and evaluation, Buck, during the month of September 1986, established the
'BUCK-A-ROO PLUS' on 7.248.0 MHz. This was merely an extension of theBuck-A-Roo net thus
extending the net's on-the-air time by one hour. Buck's favorite words were 'KEEP YOUR POWDER
DRY'. He firmly believed that to put up a good fight you had to keep your powder dry. We can safely.
say that Buck kept his powder dry and that he gave it one heck of a good fight. He may have given
out, but he never gave up the fight. It was with the deepest of heart felt sympathy. when we learned
that WA2JWE, BISHOP A. BUCKLEY, became a silent key on 31 March 1988 . He was an outstanding
individual, he was a wonderful person, and a very dear friend to all who knew him. It is needless to
say, but I £eel I can speak £or all who'd ever checked in with the net by saying
GOT US CHECKIN
IN WITH YOU WITH LOADS
OF EAGER ENTHUSIASM AND THEN YOU
CHECKED OUT ON US AND ALL TO SOON.
MR. BUCKLEY, YOU ARE BEING MISSED.
By: Louis 'Fly' Sewell
736 Boxwood Dr
Pensacola , Fl 32503
|History of the Buck A Roo
By Bishop . Buckley, WA2JWE
" Net Controllers"