Net Control Protocol

  • Preamble. Good evening everybody, welcome to the W4BKM Macon Amateur Radio Club net.  My name is _____________, (call sign)____________.I will be your net control for this evening’s session.  We conduct this net every Monday evening at 8 pm, provided there is no emergency traffic in progress.
  • Emergency Traffic.  If an emergency arises during the net, we will stop the net and relinquish the frequencies to the emergency in progress.
    •  Let’s let check to see if there is any emergency traffic. (Pause)
  •  Announcements.  Let’s open the door for announcements.  Are there any announcements to be made?
  • Net Agenda.
    • On tonight’s agenda we will be taking check-ins from all over Middle GA from all the linked repeaters that make up the Cherry Blossom Intertie.  These include:
      • AA4RI 145.430 in Macon ,
      • KG4WVL 145.370 in Round Oak,
      • AA4RI 53.430 6 meter repeater in Round Oak,
      • KI4KHO 147.315 in Forsyth,
      • KC4TVY 145.150 in Laurens County,
      • N4SFU 147.000 repeater in Twin City,
      • K4EGA 146.655 repeater in Eatonton,
      • N4MOC 146.775 repeater in Glenville, W4CLA 147.075 repeater in Claxton,
      • KT4N 174.120 repeater in Wrens
  • A trader’s net will follow for those who have ham equipment for sale or trade.
  • We will then recap our announcements.
  • Check-ins
    • We will now that check-in from portables, mobiles and those on critically short time.  Please tell us which repeater you are using for your check-in
    • We will now take check-ins using the first letter of your call signs from any repeater anywhere.  Again, please tell us which repeater you are using for your check-in.
      • A.  If your call sign begins with the letter A please check in now.
      • K.  If your call sign begins with the letter K please check in now.
      • N.  If your call sign begins with the letter N please check in now.
      • W. If your call sign begins with the letter W please check in now.
  • Check-in Count. We had _____________ check-ins tonight and we appreciate all that have checked in with us.
  • Trader’s Net. Now let’s open up the traders’ net. Anyone with items to sell or trade identify yourself by call sign only and wait until I recognize you before proceeding.  The trader’s net is now open for amateur radio related items only.
  • Announcement Recap. We will now recap announcements for those who may have joined us late. (check for fills or repeats needed)
  • Late Check-ins.  Ok we will take any check-ins from anyone that has not yet checked in.  Anyone on any repeater please call now.
  • Net Summary.  Ok before I close the net does anyone have anything else to add to this evening’s session?
  • Close.  With that I will turn all the repeaters back to normal amateur radio use.  Goodnight this is _(call sign)_  73’s to all.