LEWIS COUNTY ROUNDTABLE Preamble and Net Format

Notes:
- Unkey between paragraphs of the preamble, let the repeater drop, listen briefly for any emergency traffic.
- Although this is not an official ARES/RACES training net, the use of standard prowords (over, out) is indicated in this preamble for instructional purposes.

Revised July 2009 by Pete Newell KC2WI

Net Opening Preamble:

This is _____________. Is there any emergency traffic before I begin the net? Over.
(5 second pause)

Good evening and welcome to the Lewis County Roundtable. This net meets at 8:00* local time every evening on the Black River Valley Amateur Radio Club repeater (146.955.) The repeater is located in Crystal Dale, about 10 miles southeast of Lowville.
*(2000 hours local; 0000Z if EST, 0100Z if EDT)

This is an informal net. All ham radio operators are encouraged to check in. If you have any formal traffic, please indicate the nature and recipient when checking in. If you have any emergency or priority traffic, please feel free to break the net at any time.

There are presently no designated net control officers. AB2QG or KC2WI typically call the net. However, any licensed amateur listening at 8:00 who does not hear the net being being called within a few minutes is encouraged to take the net control position for the evening. The net preamble and format is available on the club web site at www.brvarc.org. Anyone wishing to take the net on a one-time or regular basis is encouraged to make arrangements by contacting AB2QG or KC2WI..

This is __________. My name is _________ and I will be your net control for the evening.

Net Check-ins:

I will now take a short pause for any emergency traffic. Over.
(5 second pause. Handle emergency traffic.All other stations listening will stand by to assist but will not transmit until/unless called.)

Is there any station with priority traffic. Over.
(5 second pause... Priority traffic could be important weather information, hazardous road conditions, short reminder of meeting or training within the next few days, or similar information which is important but not an emergency.)

Are there any portable or battery powered stations wishing to check in? Over.
(5 second pause.... Acknowledge all check-ins and stations and call on each.)

Are there any mobiles wishing to check in? Over.
(5 second pause.... Acknowledge all check-ins and stations and call on each.)

Are there EchoLink stations wishing to check in? Over.
(5 second pause.... Acknowledge all check-ins and stations and call on each.)

Are there any stations wishing to check in? Over.
(5 second pause.... Acknowledge all check-ins and stations and call on each.)


This is ______________, net control station for the Lewis County Roundtable.
Are there any additional stations wishing to check in, Over.
(5 second pause.... Acknowledge all check-ins and stations and call on each.)

Any questions, comments, or changes in traffic? Over.
(repeat calls for check-ins and traffic changes as necessary...)

Net closing:

Are there any last-minute check ins or changes in traffic? Over.

This is _____________ closing the Lewis County Roundtable at __________ local time and now returning the repeater to other amateur use. All stations, thank you for participating. The net is now closed. This is ____________, out.