NET CONTROL: K5DB Don Banta
ASSISTANT NET CONTROL: AD5JA Robin Norris
The very first Worked-All-Arkansas net will make its debut on Saturday, November 1. This net will be on 3987.5 kHz at 7:00 p.m. or after the Razorback Net (0100z November 2nd) and will meet every Saturday during the winter months.
The purpose of the net will be to assist operators in working and confirming by QSL cards all 75 Arkansas counties and achieving the Worked-All-Arkansas Award. This award is now being issued by ARKAN (Amateur Radio Klub of the Arkansas Northwest). More information and downloadable award application form is available at the ARKAN website: www.arkan.us
MEETING TIMES: Weekly, each Saturday evening from November 1 - March 31, immediately following the Arkansas Razorback Net on 3.9875 kHz.
a) Net introduction will be given, then a list of check-ins will be taken. When checking-in, please give call sign, name, and county in Arkansas that you are located in.
b) After check-in list is completed, the Net Control Station will go down the list. When it comes your turn, you will be allowed to make 2 calls to any other station that has checked in. (TIP: It will be a good idea to have pen and paper ready when check-ins are taken by the NCS, so that you will know who you wish to make calls to.)
c) SIGNAL REPORTS BETWEEN STATIONS WORKING EACH OTHER ON THE NET CANNOT BE RELAYED BY THE NCS OR ANY PARTICIPATING NET STATION. TO MAKE A VALID CONTACT FOR AWARD CREDIT, SIGNAL REPORTS MUST BE EXCHANGED WITHOUT THE AID OF A RELAY STATION. All other information may be relayed, if necessary.
d) After the net list is completed, the NCS will close the net down until the next meeting time.
e) It is permissible to make extra contacts (if desired) after the net has been closed, but again please try to exchange signal reports without the aid of a relay station.
OTHER NET INFORMATION
We hope that all available Arkansas amateurs will participate in this net as much as possible. It should prove to be a lot of fun, a chance to meet some new friends around the state over the air, and be a rewarding experience for everyone involved.