Henderson County Net Control Script

This script is in effect beginning 10 November 2017.  All previous versions should be discarded. Changes to previous scripts are highlighted in RED. This script is updated by EC John, N9JZX.  Contact that station with comments.  

NCS Guidelines

  • Recognize stations by Call, Name and Location after each set of letter check-ins
  • Go through announcements, training and traffic, in that order. When necessary, traffic may be accommodated earlier when it is to be listed on another net.
  • Ask for check-ins at 10-minute intervals.
  • Start informal comments with stations on emergency power, or mobile/portable
  • Do not forget to provide EC with participation report.
  • This script is just a guide. 

 

If you cannot perform as the ARES Net Control Operator on your scheduled date, it is your responsibility to find a Henderson County ARES member to take Net Control Operator for that date. (ie., don’t just not show up. That has a bad effect on your reputation with the other ARES members.)

 

Preamble

[9:00 PM: set the Net]

“Is this frequency in use?”

This is the Henderson County ARES/AUXCOMM Training Net. This net meets every Wednesday night at 9:00 PM using the 146.640 MHZ (TX Tone 91.5) repeater located on Bearwallow Mountain in Northeast Henderson County.”

“This is a Directed Net.”

“Net control is NC4HC. My name is _______________and I am located in _______.”

“The purpose of this net is to provide information and training for ARES/AUXCOMM members and to pass traffic.”

 Checking Stations into the Net

“All radio amateurs and ARES/AUXCOMM members from any jurisdiction are invited to participate in both the formal net and the informal roundtable that follows.”

“All stations checking into the net are requested (Expected) to remain on frequency until the formal portion of the net is closed.”

“When checking in, please call “NC4HC“, un-key your mike to insure that you are not doubling. Then give:

  • Your call sign phonetically, your name
    indicate if you are a member of ARES/AUXCOMM,
  • Then give your location, list any announcements or traffic;
  • If you have digital capabilities for passing traffic out of the area.

“Is there an alternate net control? <OVER>”

[Recognize: <CALLSIGN> as Alternate NCS.]

“Is there any emergency or priority traffic for the net? <OVER>”

[Recognize]

“Are there any mobile or stations on emergency power? <OVER>”

[Recognize]

“This is NC4HC. Stations with first letter of your call sign suffix ALPHA through HOTEL, please call at this time.”

[NCS waits an appropriate period for a response. Acknowledge stations in groups of four or more.  Do not acknowledge each station as they check in.]

“This is NC4HC.  Stations with first letter of your call sign suffix ALPHA through QUEBEC, please call at this time.”

[NCS waits an appropriate period for a response. Acknowledge stations in groups of four or more. Do not acknowledge each station as they check in.]

“This is NC4HC. Stations with first letter of your call sign suffix ALPHA through ZULU please call at this time.”

[NCS waits an appropriate period for a response. Acknowledge stations in groups of four or more. Do not acknowledge each station as they check in.]

“Alternate Net Control, I have a count of ____. Do you need any fills? <OVER>”

[Exchange call sign count with ANCS and fill as required]

 

Conduct Formal Net Business, Check-Ins Completed

Now call on those stations with ANNOUNCEMENTS, TRAINING and TRAFFIC in that order.

[Do not forget to make a net call for late check-ins every ten minutes]

“This is NC4HC and the Henderson County ARES/AUXCOMM net standing by for additional or late check-in stations <OVER>”

 

Formal Business Completed

“Any stations that would like to join ARES please go to www.NC4HC.us for information.  Repeat: Any stations that would like to join ARES please go to www.NC4HC.us for information” 

“This is NC4HC closing the FORMAL portion of the Henderson County ARES/AUXCOMM Training Net. Thanks to all for participating. Stations wishing to secure may do so at this time.  Stations wishing to make a comment are invited to remain on frequency.

[Now go thru the remaining check-ins for informal comments]

Closing the Net

“This is NC4HC closing the Henderson County ARES/AUXCOMM Training Net. Thanks again to everyone for your participation. The repeater is now returned to normal use. This is NC4HC. <OUT> “