We would like to introduce the new HF 10 meters net. It will take place on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month at 7:00 p.m EST. This is NOT an ARES/RACES net, just a club net.
The following is the script to follow so everyone is familiar with the format.
Opening the Net:
Approximately at 18:45 hrs tune to the net frequency of 28.420 MHz and see if the frequency is clear. If not look for a clear frequency as close to 28.420 Mhz as possible. At this point you should make an announcement on the 146.700 and 146.970 repeaters letting everyone know of the frequency change. If possible, post the new frequency to the club Facebook page http://www.fb.com/k2jji.
If time permits, you can begin taking early check-ins as HF conditions could make taking checkins a longer process then when using a repeater. Tip: If you can start up a QSO with one of the check-ins prior to 7pm, you will establish the use of the frequency and make the net more successful when it’s time to start at 7pm.
Activating the Net:
At 19:00hrs – “CQ, CQ, CQ, All Amateur Radio Operators. The Tryon Amateur Radio Club HF Flannel Net is about to begin. If at any time you have EMERGENCY or PRIORITY traffic please break into the net with your call sign followed by the words EMERGENCY or PRIORITY.
(Optional) “When checking into this net please use the Hesitation Method. This procedure is as follows: say “THIS IS …”. Release your push to talk switch to see if you are doubling with anyone. If you do not hear anyone else talking then proceed to give your call-sign phonetically, using the standard ITU phonetic alphabet and your first name. If at any time you have a question for Net Control, please break in by saying “Query”. If at any point during the net you have timely information, please break in by saying “Info”. If you do break into the Net with the words “Query” or “Info”, stand by and wait for net control to acknowledge you before doing anything else within the net.”
This is an informal, how ever Directed net, and we ask that you please do not leave the net unless you notify Net Control, and are given permission to secure your station. “Before I begin check-ins, I am looking for anyone who will volunteer to be Assistant Net Control (ANC) for today’s net? If so, I would ask that you copy a list of check-ins with me for accuracy, provide relays and be on-hand for any abnormal events that may take place during the drill. At this time, is there anyone willing to act as Asst. net Control? (listen for a volunteer) (If you do not get an ANC, just proceed). (If you do get someone to volunteer, make an announcement that “(insert call sign) will be my Assistant Net Control for this session, thank you (AC call sign).
“To check into this net I ask that you give your call slowly using ITU phonetics, with your location, city and state. To begin checkins are there any stations that need to be released from the net immediately?” (Listen and then ask for relays) “Are there any mobile or portable stations wishing to check in, please call now” (listen and then ask for relays) “Are there any stations with Announcements, please call now?” (Listen and then ask for relays) “All other stations, please call now” (listen and then ask for relays) *** You have the option here to use a prepared list to call for check-ins.
Acknowledge the Check-Ins:
Read back the stations that have checked in phonetically by saying the following: “This is (Your call sign), I have the following stations checked in at this time: (read list of call signs phonetically)” “Are there any corrections, relays or additional check-ins, please call now”
You can give permission to any stations that have announcements, if more than one, call them one at a time. Now go to the top of the list and ask for comments. Call the next person on the list and announce who is next so they have time to prepare their comments. Every 3 or 4 comments, call for any further check-ins to the net.
Closing the Net:
“Are there any final stations wishing to check into the Tryon ARC Flannel Net, please call now.” (Listen and ask for relays) “Are there any final comments or questions for the net from anyone, please call now.” (Listen and ask for relays) Confirm total of check-ins with ANCS if applicable. (If there is no further activity, proceed).
“This is (your call sign), for the Tryon Amateur Radio Club and net control for this session of the Flannel BI- Monthly HF net. I thank all of the stations that checked in today and appreciate your participation and support for this net. I also thank those stations that stood by while the net was in operation. Everyone’s help in maintaining this net is greatly appreciated.
For information on this net or the TRYON Amateur Radio Club, please visit our website at K2JJI.ORG or our Facebook page K2JJI. “By the authority of the Tryon Amateur Radio Club, all stations may now secure. This net is now secure at (local time). This is (your call sign) returning the frequency to normal amateur operation. Thank You everyone, OUT