Wednesday Night Net

The Valencia Count Amateur Radio Association will hold a formal net each Wednesday at 8:00PM local time.  The club repeater is 146.700 and has a negative offset and a 100hz tone.

Your Current Net Controllers are:
Elvira, KD5UJQ
Russ, KD5UJR
Charlie, NM5CL
Ralph, NM5RC
Emil, KE5GCH
George, K6GTC
Della, KE5GCG
David, KF5VTJ

Please join us each Wednesday for our net.


Net Controllers: Please announce the net 5 to 15 minutes before the start.  A sample announcement might be:
“Attention all stations, please join the Valencia County Amateur Radio Association for their Wednesday night net, held weekly on 146.700 MHz, (-) offset, 100 Hz PL tone.  The net begins at 8:00PM in approximately XX minutes.   The Wednesday night net is an open net and all licensed operators are welcome to join us.  This is [YOUR CALL] for club station KC5OUR.”

Protocol: The following is the Preamble and format for the Wednesday night VCARA Net:

This is the Valencia County Amateur Radio Association Wednesday night net held on 146.700 MHz every week starting at 8:00 PM local time.

Your control operator tonight is [YOUR NAME and CALL].  I will be using the club call sign KC50UR.

Before the net begins, is there anyone needing to use the repeater for emergency traffic? If so come now.  [BREAK and listen for emergency traffic]

If an emergency arises during the net, please free to break in and we will relinquish the frequency to you for your traffic.

Hearing nothing, the net will proceed on its normal schedule.  I begin by calling club officers, then committee chairs.

President – George, K6GTC
Vice President – Charlie, NM5CL
Secretary – Ty, AE5VR
Treasurer – Ralph, NM5RC
Past President – Cliff, KE0CP

ARES Chairman – Chris W5CSG
Newsletter Editor – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Repeater Chairman – Richard AB1Q

At this time I will call for general check-ins.  We welcome all licensed amateurs to check in to our net, you do not have to be a club member to check in.  When you check in please give your call sign, name and if you have traffic for the net.  (Take all check-ins until you hear no more, then go to each check-in in order and engage in conversation.  Casual comments are welcome – make it fun.) (Then take more ck-ins)

Are there any hams – new hams, old hams, or mobile hams wishing to check in to the Valencia County Amateur Radio Association net, please come now.  (Take all, repeat above process, then make last call for ck-ins.)

Are there any further check-ins, rechecks, comments or other business we haven’t discussed until now?

If not then I will declare this net closed and turn the repeater back to its normal service.

This is [YOUR CALL] for club station KC50UR saying 73 and good night.

• You need to make a check in list.
• You need a number of messages or announcements passed during the net.
• When net is over, you will need to give the above information to Charlie, NM5CL.