Auxiliary Communications Emergency Service
Burnside Bridge Antietam Battlefield
Present Alert Status
Alert Status For Airports
Calling a net to order is not real difficult, and will vary with the net, the purpose of the net, and the customs of the amateur community that services the net. In some areas the net will be very formal, in others it will be rather informal. The following "guide" is given as a suggestion, and should be modified to suit the needs of the net and the Net Control.
In Washington County we have two nets each week. The ACES / RACES net on the 146.940 (-) repeater on Tuesday nights at 7:00 P.M. and the Four States Net on the 147.090 (+) repeater on Thursday night at 7:00 P.M. The following formats can be used with either of these nets, supplying the proper name and the call sign of the Net Control.
CALLING THE _________ NAME __________ NET CALLING THE _________ NAME __________ NET. YOUR NET CONTROL THIS EVENING IS [YOUR CALL SIGN] AND MY NAME IS __________. I'M OPERATING FROM MY [HOME OR CAR] IN/NEAR [TOWN].
IS THERE A STATION WILLING TO BACK ME UP THIS EVENING? [CALL] RECOGNIZED AS BACK UP, THANK YOU.
THIS NET IS SPONSORED BY THE ANTIETAM RADIO ASSOCIATION OF WASHINGTON COUNTY, MD AND IS OPEN TO ALL APPROPRIATELY LICENSED AMATEURS.
THE PURPOSES OF THIS NET ARE TO;
Does anyone have any EMERGENCY or PRIOITY traffic for the net?
THIS IS [YOUR CALL]. BEFORE TAKING CHECK-INS, I WILL PAUSE FOR ANY STATION WISHING TO LIST TRAFFIC, NOTICES OR WHO MIGHT HAVE ANNOUNCEMENTS.
(PAUSE AND HANDLE TRAFFIC OR OTHER ITEMS AS NEEDED )
I WILL NOW STANDBY FOR MOBILE STATIONS, THOSE USING HAND-HELDS OR ON EMERGENCY POWER.
(PAUSE AND AND TAKE CHECK-INS)
THIS IS [YOUR CALL] WITH THE __________ NAME OF NET _____ NET. ALL OTHER CHECK-INS FROM ANYWHERE PLEASE CALL NOW.
(PAUSE AND AND TAKE CHECK-INS)
ANY OTHER CHECK-INS CALL [YOUR CALL SIGN]. (REPEAT AS NECESSARY)
(ASK FOR COMMENTS FROM EACH STATION THAT CHECKED IN.)
CLOSING THE NET
THIS IS [YOUR CALL SIGN]. I WISH TO THANK ALL STATIONS WHO CHECKED INTO THE NET THIS EVENING. BEFORE I CLOSE THE NET HERE ARE A FEW REMINDERS. THE A. R. A. MEETS THE FIRST AND THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, EXCEPT IN JULY AND AUGUST, AT 7:00 P.M. IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM OF THE HAGERSTOWN REGIONAL AIRPORT. ALL AMATEURS AND THOSE HAVING AN INTEREST IN RADIO TOPICS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO ATTEND.
(READ THE NEXT LINES AS APPROPRIATE - DO NOT READ THE ONE THAT APPLIED TO THE PRESENT NET)
THE A.R.A. ALSO OPERATES A NET ON TUESDAY EVENINGS AT 7:00 P.M. ON THE 146.940 (-) REPEATER.
THE A.R.A. ALSO OPERATES A NET ON THURSDAY EVENINGS AT 7:00 P.M. ON THE 147.090 (-) REPEATER.
PLEASE JOIN US ON THIS NET.
THIS CONCLUDES OUR NET FOR THIS EVENING. THIS IS [YOUR CALL SIGN] THE NET IS FREE AND THE FREQUENCY IS OPEN FOR OTHER AMATEUR USE. 73 AND GOOD NIGHT [ YOUR CALL SIGN ] IS CLEAR.
END OF SCRIPT
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO MODIFY THIS SCRIPT TO MEET YOUR NEEDS AND NET CONTROL. BE FLEXIBLE, THINGS HAPPEN AND NO SCRIPT WILL FILL ALL NEEDS.
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