Tag Archives: Nets
A Open Nets (Is an over-the-air meeting.)
- Secure the frequency using your call and club call.
- Net Controller starts with rules of the net and how to check-in.
- Net Controller shares all club announcements and asks for any additional announcements.
- Net Controller starts taking checks-in with any short timers or limited access locations.
- Net Controller’s will repeat any announcements and/or relevant information.
- Net Controller will ID repeatly the club’s call and their call.
- Controller give thanks to City of Richfield public safety & RARC near the end.
- Controller gives out the club’s website for more information just before ending.
- Give 3 chances for final check-ins.
- The controller will announce the next net information and a summary of this net
- The end the Net Controller will clear with both the club’s call & their call then return the frequency to normal use.
A Closed Nets (This is very similar, but is restricted to a selected few and asked for required attendance.)
- Secure frequency or Frequencies with your call, name, and the club call.
- Give net rules & procedures to the closed net.
- Give any important announcements.
- Start taking check-ins by one of these possible methods. (Always answer any emergency check-ins)
- Off a list of stations only.
- Ask for check-ins with a reportable conditions.
- Ask for check-ins only related to the net.
- Ask for check-ins related to the given event only.
- Ask for check-ins at given location only.
- Break periodically to get people to respond.
- Repeatedly state the net rules & procedures and identify that you are doing a closed net and remind all others to standby until the net is complete please.
- Give updates and all relevant information as needed.
- Give your ID, name & the club’s ID often.
- Give thanks to RARC and the Richfield City Public Safety for the use of it’s repeaters.
- When done remind the people that the repeater is now open to regular amatuer use and clear using WØRRC call and your Call.
Subnotes: (Whenever anyone checks-in to a net they should always check-out with the net controller if they have to leave early.)
A Roundtables or Round Tables (A group of 3 or more operators talking about any topics.)
- Secure frequency using your call.
- Share a topic or topics to talk about.
- Invite others to join in.
- operators can come or go at anytime.
- operators should rotate with others giving everyone a chance to comment.
- We ask to share any club information.
- The roundtable ends when less then three operators remain.
Our nets and Roundtables are open to all. They start at 6:30pm every Thursday on our UHF repeater 444.475 with a tone of 118.8
If special events are going on we will make additional changes as needed.
Anyone can do roundtable at anytime because all it takes 3 or more people talking together. (aka a partyline over the radio.)
I double dog dare you! To make the biggest ham radio roundtable.
Email us if you can help at: WØRRC.RARC@gmail.com
Nets are fun to check-in and here is some suggestions.
- Use your Full Call and any other information requested by the Net Control. (Always use you full call no matter what.) If you only give your last 3 of your call you have not properly Identified your station in case the Net Controller never hears you.
- Please use proper Phonetics and not strange codes. If Net Controller is on the ball he only needs to know 26 Phonetics.
- When using numbers Ø is a Zero & not a “Owe”, and 9 is Nine & not Niner. (If giving a big number like 1500 you can say “One thousand, Five hundred, or Fifteen hundred, or One Five Zero Zero.” never use” * * Owe, Owe.”
- When using “.” people can use “Decimal, Period, Dot, or Point.”
- Always wait for the Net Control to turn it to you before giving your detail information.
Terms & procedures
- Ways to Check-in only with nothing to add to the Net.
- Saying your call & “Clear.” Example “KCØTJ Clear”
- Saying your call & “No traffic.” Example “KCØTJ No traffic”
- Your call & saying “In & Out.” Example “This is KCØTJ In & Out.”
- Your call & saying “One for the count.” Example “KCØTJ one for the count.” This method is better after you check-in.
- Saying your call and adding “for a short.” or just saying “short” after your call. this is to say that you are a “Short Timer” this means you cannot stay the whole Net and you maybe ask to check-in at a different time.
- Saying “Recheck” This means you are a previous check-in and have an update.
- Saying “Comment” is a way to tell the Net Controller you have info based on the last check-in.
- Saying “Info” is a way to add any information related to the Net or topic.
- Saying “Contact” This is to meet another station on a different frequency off the Net frequency.
- Saying “Relay” Is asking another station to repeat information of another station.
- Saying “Break” This is a priority call in and is not necessarily an emergency.
- Saying “Break Break” is an emergency, but not necessarily life or death.
- Saying “Beak Break Break” is the same as SOS, PAN PAN PAN, and MAYDAY and Is a life or death call.
- Saying “a 2fur, or any #fur” is saying multi check-ins under one operator. Example ” This is KCØTJ with a 2fur please copy KAØEPZ she is in the kitchen cooking”
- Saying “Anyone Anywhere” this means typically open to anyone.
- Saying “Taking only 9s” this means only people with 9 in their call.
- Saying “Taking calls A through D” This refers to the letter right after your number. Example if your call was AAØE.. you must wait.
- Open Net is open to All
- Closed Net is restricted access
- Formal Net is restricted by certain rules. please verify them before checking-in
- Monitor the Net for all rules & procedures before checking-in.
- Find a good location with a strong signal before calling.
- Organize your thoughts before TXing.
- Press PTT button then talk.
- Use your call in Phonetics whenever possible.
- Speak clearly and confidently.
- Speak Slowly, and you may have to repeat your info twice this is normal.
- Always be patient with the Net Controller. The Net Controller might be taking notes at the same time.
- Don’t leave the Net until you are dismissed.
- If you need to leave the Net Check-in saying “Recheck” once you are acknowledged then say “Please check me out.” and your call. (If you coming back to the Net you might say your “Call” or “Recheck.” then ask “Please be check me back in” & your call.
- If you need to talk to another operator on the Net please use another frequency during the Net.
- Don’t use minimum power to check-in the Net this can make it hard for everyone and may take additional time taking away from others.
- Keep all transmissions quick unless otherwise stated.
- Always be friendly.
On Thursday 12-29-16 we did an “All Call Drill.” I We had 9 check-ins including me as net control. I will give thanks to AE0RF for helping me when it became alphabet soup. I kept saying Zulu instead of Zero, so Justin came to my aide. N0TNL was ready to relieve AE0RF. So I also want to give Matt a big thanks. This was our 2nd attempt of an “ALL CALL! or CLUB ROLE CALL!” on a net night. Our 1st attempt yield a little more results, but we did use 145.390 and 444.475 repeaters simultaneously and gave everyone a longer warning of the drill. I again I thank all that participated. I will also would like to add that I did get some additional emails of members that was not in range of the repeater. This drill or club exercise will be coming again in the new year with little to no warning in prep for a real call out of ham radio operator’s to be use as an immediate support group. If you want to be the net controller or roundtable person please let me know, and I still need a person for next week (1-5-16). Procedures are on this website.
Remember our Nets/Roundtables are always on 8pm CT every Thursday on 444.475 (+) Tone 118.8Hz. All CLUB NEWS and UPDATES will be at this time. (If You need help please contact us!)
ALL CLUB MEMBERS SHOULD ALWAYS MONITOR OUR REPEATERS WHENEVER POSSIBLE!!!
Another fun thing is Mnwis having a World Wide 24 hour New Year’s Party this Starts 4am local today (12-31-16) on 145.390 (-) Fusion Mode. (Note: If you busy light goes on with no sound you are not in Fusion mode.)
*** If you don’t have Fusion Mode go to 145.230 (-) Tone 114.8 to join in the New Year’s Party***
REMINDER… Our next meeting Jan 18 starting at 7pm.Richfield’s Community Center (7000 Nicollet Ave.) Elections and WFD Prep
In closing this is Your Club and Everyone has Equal Input and Rights. Ham Radio is bigger than anyone person to know it all, so don’t feel uncomfortable to ask for help. I have been around radio for 40+ years and I am still asking questions that was on my 1st test. (Example: I never done an “All Call” with 60+ people and started to stumble but as I stated above other members jumped in to help.)
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