Wednesday Night Net
The Valencia Count Amateur Radio Association will hold a formal net each Wednesday at 8:00PM local time. In addition, every other week on the same Wednesday as the Coffee Klatch the Valencia County ARES group holds a formal net at 7:30PM Local Time. The club repeater is 146.700 and has a negative offset and a 100hz tone.
Your Current Net Controllers are:
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. 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. Again, Valencia County Amateur Radio Association’s Wednesday night net will begin in approximately XX minutes. 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.
Also on every other Wednesday, on the same day as the Coffee Klatch, the VCARA ARES group holds a formal net at 7:30 PM preceding the regular VCARA weekly net.
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 emergency traffic.
Hearing nothing, The net will proceed on it’s normal schedule. I would like to ask the club officers to check in first with any comments and then stand by for further questions, which might arise through out the net.
President of the association, Cliff KE0CP, are you there and do you have any club announcements or other subjects you wish to discuss tonight?
If not we will go on to our Vice President, Charlie Lyon NM5CL, if you are out there please check in.
Secretary, Margette Pulis, KF5MIQ, do you have anything for the net tonight?
Treasurer, Chris W5CLG, would you come next with your words of wisdom.
Past President and Valencia County ARES Emergency Coordinator, Chris W5CSG, do you have anything for us tonight?
Newsletter Editor, Elvira, KD5UJQ, do you have anything for us tonight?
Repeater Chairman, Richard AB1Q, do you have anything for us tonight?
At this time I would like to ask for general check ins. We welcome all licensed amateurs to check into our net, Members, non-members, travelers or anyone else out there. When you check in please give your call sign, name and if you have traffic of general interest to the club or questions for the officers. After the first round of check-ins I will ask for your traffic and questions. We will then repeat for the next round until everyone has had a chance to check-in. I will then ask for general comments and visiting. When no one else checks-in I will return the repeater to normal use.
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.
Try as many times as it takes to satisfy you that there are no more initial check-ins or rechecks.
Then open the net to general comments and discussion! Then:
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 it’s normal traffic. 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 Goose K5EMH.