OBARC Weekly Net - Preamble
Notes for Net Control Station
- Remember that repeater timeouts are normally set to 3 minutes, so provide breaks periodically to allow the repeater to reset its timer.
- Also remember that you need to ID with your call every 10 minutes. Make it a habit to ID when the repeater IDs.
Interested in becoming a Net Control Station (NCS)?
- Read this older but well done document about training for a Net Control Station. It provides some great information about the NCS process and will familiarize you with what to expect during a Net and the protocols you should follow.... click here.
OBARC Net Preamble
--QST QST QST--
This is __________ (Call Sign) Net Control for the Olive Branch Amateur Radio Club's Tech and Information Net.
This is a directed Net that meets every Thursday, at 8:30pm local time on the 147.255 repeater with a 79.7 tone and on the 444.700 linked repeater with at 107.2 tone. You can join this net by tuning to either repeater.
----- Break for Repeater -----
The primary purpose of this Net is to promote amateur radio, practice net procedures and traffic handling, and allow amateur radio operators the opportunity to ask questions, discuss topics, and pass on information to the amateur community.
The Net Control Station will begin taking check-ins by category of message traffic importance. When prompted by the NCS, respond with your Suffix first. The suffix is the last alpha characters in your call sign. The NCS will then recognize each suffix individually. When recognized, respond with your FULL CALL, Your NAME, your LOCATION, and any traffic for the net. When complete, sign out with your FULL CALL SIGN.
----- NCS ID - Break for Repeater -----
Is there any emergency or priority traffic for the Net?
Is there any formal traffic for the Net? (NTS traffic with a number)
Is there any informal traffic for the Net?
Announcements will be handled after all check-ins have been acknowledged. Are there any announcements for the Net? Come now with your suffix...
Are there any EchoLink or mobile stations wishing to check into the net tonight?
I will now take regular check-ins beginning with suffixes A-M.
----- NCS ID -----
I will now take check-ins beginning with suffixes N-Z.
Any station anywhere A-Z.
We had _______ announcement responses earlier in the net. Lets take those now... Station _______ come now with your announcement.
THIS IS _______ (NCS Call) Final call. Are there any additional late check-ins? Any station, anywhere, come now with your suffix.
Hearing no further check-ins, does anyone have anything else for the Net?
This is _________ (Call Sign) thanking all #_____ stations who participated tonight. I will now close the Net at (Time)_____ local time and return the frequency to normal use. 73 (Call Sign)