ARES Net

The Clay County ARES Emergency Net starts at 9:00 PM EDT each Tuesday on the K5PRE repeater.

The K5PRE repeater can be found at 146.955 MHz. This repeater has a negative offset of 600 kHz and a PL tone of 100 Hz. You don’t have to be a licensed amateur radio operator to listen in, but to transmit and check-in you must hold a technician class license or higher.

What is a NET? Read this good article on Wikipedia

The purpose of the Clay County ARES net is to provide communications during emergencies, provide training in aspects of net operations, to serve as a forum for discussion and to foster fellowship among amateur radio operators.

Clay County ARES Emergency NET Preamble

CQ CQ CQ. Calling the Clay County ARES Emergency NET for (today’s date). Net Control Station for this evening is (Station Call-sign), my name is (Name of station) and I am located at (location – QTH).

This is a directed net, please direct all communications to NET control and is the Clay County ARES weekly repeater net on the KG4GPJ repeater which is at 146.955 MHz with a negative offset of 600 kHz and a tone of 100 Hz. The purpose of this net is to provide communications during emergencies, to provide training in all aspects of NET operations, to serve as a forum for discussion and to foster fellowship among radio amateurs. You do not have to be an ARES member to join this NET, but you must hold a valid amateur radio operator’s license, technician class or higher. If you wish to become an ARES member please advise net control when checking in. When checking into the NET, please give your call-sign, your name, location and your ARRL appointment if any.

This is net control, (NCS callsign).

Do we have any stations with emergency or priority traffic, if so please call (NCS call-sign).

[Handle this traffic now]

Do we have any stations with announcements or net business for the net, if so please call (NCS call-sign)

[Call on the stations with announcements after check-ins during formal]

Do we have any mobile, portable, or low-powered stations for the net, if so please call (NCS call-sign)

[Log these stations]

Do we have any out of state stations for the net, those are stations located outside of the state of North Carolina, if so please call (NCS call-sign)

[Log these stations]

Do we have any stations that would like to check-in via echo-link, if so we’ll now pause for echo-link stations.

[Log these stations, wait for delay. **Currently there is not an echo-link set up for the repeater, this may change in the future**]

 

Moving now to North Carolina fixed base stations. North Carolina fixed base stations are asked to check-in accoording to the first letter of the suffix of you call-sign. Please give your call-sign, slowly using standard ITU phonetics, your name, your location, your ARRL appointment, if any, list any traffic for the net and let the net control station know if you intend to stay in for the comments or informal portion of the net.

North Carolina fixed base stations with suffixes beginning Alpha thru Golf (A – G), please call net control.

[Log these stations]

North Carolina fixed base stations with suffixes beginning Hotel thru November (H – N), please call net control.

[Log these stations]

North Carolina fixed base stations with suffixes beginning Oscar thru Tango (O – T), please call net control.

[Log these stations]

North Carolina fixed base stations with suffixes beginning Uniform thru Zulu (U – Z), please call net control.

[Log these stations]

Do we have any additional check-ins for the Clay County Emergency NET, any call-sign, any location, if so please call net control.

[Log these stations]

[Handle stations with announcements and traffic for the net]

This is net control (NCS call-sign), now closing the formal portion of the net. Stations that would like to be excused from that net may secure your station at this time. This net meets on Tuesday’s at 9:00 PM EDT and at other times as needed on the K5PRE repeater. We’ll now move to the comments or informal portion of the net.

[Call on those stations that are staying in for the comments/rag-chew portion of the net]

This is net control (NCS call-sign), now closing the Clay County ARES Emergency net for (Today’s date). I want to thank all stations for checking in and look forward to your regular participation each Tuesday evening.

73 to everyone, this is (NCS call-sign), QRT, and returning this repeater to normal amateur operator use.

 

 

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