Default Net Control Stations:
On 1st Tuesdays, NCS will be KC5QCN, backup will be NW3V.
On 2nd and 4th Tuesdays, NCS will be K4GOR, backup will be NW3V.
On 5th Tuesdays, NCS will be NW3V, backup will be KC5QCN.
Net Managers KC5QCN (representing ARES) and NW3V (representing the Arlington Amateur Radio Club) will solicit volunteers to act as NCS or backup NCS, and will consult or endeavor to notify
one another of amendments to default or latest agreed duty roster.
Preamble & Script:
ARLINGTON COUNTY NET Preamble/Script
QST, QST, QST calling the Arlington County Net. Net control station
for this evening is __. My name is ___, and I am located at ______ .
Before we begin this net, does anyone need to use the repeater?
The Arlington County Net meets every Tuesday except the third Tuesday
of each month at 7:30 PM local time on 145.47 megahertz and is
sponsored by the Arlington Amateur Radio Club and the Arlington Amateur Radio Emergency Service.
On the third Tuesday of each month the club meets at 7:30 PM at the
Arlington Red Cross, 4333 Arlington Blvd. All stations are invited to
participate in tonight’s net and are welcome to our meetings.
The purpose of this net is to practice controlled net procedures for
use in emergencies, and to keep the amateur community informed of ham
radio activities in and around Arlington. Information about the club
is available at its website, www.w4wvp.org.
PROCEDURE – After the preamble, ask for check-ins with name, call in
ITU phonetics, and location. Do in the following order: Check-ins
- Which have traffic (i.e., announcements, information, questions);
- Which are mobile or short-time;
- Which are current or past club officers;
- Other stations, any type, any jurisdiction.
Go through the list in above order for their traffic, comments, etc.
Take breaks for check-ins; re-identify the net every 10 minutes.
When all topics are exhausted, close “with thanks to KI4MB for the use of the repeater every week” and give the time.