Delaware County ARES/RACES Weekly Analog Net Control Script

Monitor

Monitor the net frequency prior to the beginning of the net. If there is activity, advise the stations that the net is scheduled to begin at 1930 hours. If there is no activity announce about one minute before the net.

“All stations please standby for the Delaware County ARES / RACES analog Net.  If anyone needs to use this repeater, please call <your callsign> at this time.”.

Start the Net

“Calling all Delaware County ARES members.  The weekly Delaware County Amateur Radio Emergency Service analog Net is about to begin.  The weekly Delco ARES analog Net is about to begin.  The weekly Delco ARES analog Net is about to begin.”.

Pause here.

Preamble 

“This is <your callsign>, I spell <spell out callsign phonetically>, Net Control Station for the Delaware County ARES/RACES analog Net.”.

“This net meets every Monday evening at 1930 hours local time for the purpose of disseminating information, and to provide training for local amateur radio operators on emergency and public service communications.”.

”Delco ARES has permission to operate on this repeater, W3KG, at 446.775 megahertz located in Boothwyn. Other managed ARES DSTAR capable repeaters in the Delaware County area include W3AEC, also known as Delstar West located in Lima; and N3AEC, also known as Delstar East at the Delaware County Memorial Hospital in Drexel Hill.”.

Pause here.

“All amateur operators are encouraged to check into this net, whether you are a member of ARES or not.  In the event of an emergency, all available operators are asked to monitor this frequency for instructions.  In the event of severe weather or when NOAA issues a severe weather alert, please monitor this frequency for SKYWARN operations.”.

”For more information on our group and items of general interest to the amateur radio community, please visit our website at www.delcoares.net.  To contact us via email, please email contact@delcoares.net.”.

Pause here.

Announcements 

”This is a directed Net. All transmissions are made through Net Control. We ask, that once you have checked into the net, do not leave or close your station without first informing Net Control. Any stations with emergency or priority traffic may call Net Control at any time. If there are any stations holding such traffic, please call Net control at this time.”.

Pause and listen for stations to call and pass any emergency or priority traffic immediately.  Or say “No stations heard from.”.

“If there are any stations with routine traffic or announcements, please call Net control at this time.”.

Pause and listen for stations with routine traffic and announcements and handle as needed.  Or say “No stations heard from.”.

Make any announcements as needed as Net control. Typically we remind people to update ServPA and ReDI.

”NCS has the following announcements…”.

Check Ins

At this point handle check ins to the Net.

“We will now call for check ins to the Net.  When checking in, please provide your call sign phonetically, your name and your current location.  We will call for people to check in groups by your call sign suffix.”.

”All those with call sign suffixes from Alpha to Hotel, please call Net control at this time.”.

Note those that check in.  “The Net acknowledges… <list call signs of those that checked in>.”.

”All those with call sign suffixes from India to Quebec, please call Net control at this time.”.

Note those that check in.  “The Net acknowledges… <list call signs of those that checked in>.”.

”All those with call sign suffixes from Romeo to Sierra, please call Net control at this time.”.

Note those that check in.  “The Net acknowledges… <list call signs of those that checked in>.”.

”All those with call sign suffixes from Tango to Zulu, please call Net control at this time.”.

Note those that check in.  “The Net acknowledges… <list call signs of those that checked in>.”.

”Anyone else wishing to check into the Net, please call Net control at this time.”.

Note those that check in.  “The Net acknowledges… <list call signs of those that checked in>.”.

Comments

“We will now have a round of comments from those stations that have checked in tonight.  Please keep your comments concise and of general interest to those in the amateur radio community.”.

Last Call

”This is the last call for checkins. Anyone else wishing to check into the Net, please call Net control at this time.”.

Note those that check in.  “The Net acknowledges… <list call signs of those that checked in>.”.

Closing 

“This has been a regular session of the Delaware County ARES / RACES weekly analog Net.  We would like to thank those <count of number> stations who checked into the net this evening for their participation and support. These stations are: <list each callsign>. We would also like to thank all of those that help to maintain the ARES repeaters and support our work.”.

”Please remember that we will start the weekly digital Net immediately following the conclusion of this one.”.

”The Net is now closed at this time.  <Your callsign> clear.”.