Current Sunday 8pm Net Control Operator Schedule:
Net Control Schedule
|The SRA is currently seeking new individuals as Net Control Stations. No experience is necessary, although a reasonable RF signal into the repeater is recommended. You do not need to be a member of the SRA to participate as a Net Control Operator. If interested please contact Jeffrey, N1XUQ for a listing in the next Net-Ops rotation. E-mail: N1XUQ@metrocast.net|
|Coming up with a net topic
is completely at your discretion. This subject does not always need
to be 100% Ham related.
It's a good idea to read through the Preamble a few times for practice before you start the net. Perhaps even a day or so before the net.
To get started you will need a pad of paper, a few writing utensils, and a comfortable chair. Perhaps a glass of water. At the top of your paper create 3 columns. Call Sign - Name - Location.
Relax. Don't watch the clock and don't panic. At 8pm you are in the Net-Ops drivers seat. Take a deep breath. Have some fun!
(It's okay to personalize.... Really...)
Calling All Radio Amateurs - Calling All Radio Amateurs -
This is (Call
Sign). My name is (Name)
and I'm located in (Town).
The Net is open to all Radio Amateurs.
We especially welcome new Amateurs and visitors and travelers in our area.
Our primary purpose is to foster friendship and to get to know each other
a little better.
To allow for emergency traffic, I request that
you wait for the courtesy tone between transmissions and that you drop
the repeater periodically if your transmission is longer than a couple
Check-in's now, your call-sign, first name, and location please.....
|If the check-in's are coming
in too fast and you are having difficulty keeping up, don't be afraid to
ask them to slow down a little. A good way to do this is to have
the check-in's give their call-sign phonetically.
After the first call-up go through your list for confirmation and/or corrections.
Tell the check-in's what your suggested topic is. Quite often check-in's will bring other topics of interest to the net.
The net format usually goes through the call-up list twice. Mobile stations first. Pausing every 10 minutes or so and asking for more check-in's. Remember to re-ID your station by your first name and call-sign.
Before closing the net, ask for any last minute check-in's or final comments.
(please modify it as you see fit.)
This will now be the last call-up....
Saddleback Repeater Assoc.iation
394 Meaderboro Rd
Farmington, NH 03835
For SRA Membership, we will need your name, call-sign, home and e-mail address, and a phone number.
Dues are $20.00 per year.
Our Membership application can also be found
online at the SRA Club Web site:
I will now return the repeater to it's normal
|If someone ever does ask you about this "New Net
Control Operator" request:
Have them contact Jeffrey, N1XUQ...after the net...or just suggest they see the info posted on the SRA Web site. Sorry to put you on the spot. Getting new net control ops is important. Adds a lot to the fun!!
We hope you all find this info helpful.
Thanks & 73
Checkout some suggested net formats used by other Amateur Radio Clubs:
OARC Net Control Procedures
OMISS Net Control Guidelines
Dave's WVARA Net Control Guidelines
S.A.R.A. Net Control Station Guides
LRTS Net Control Script
WVARA Net Script
CVARS Sunday Night Net Control Form