Wednesday Night Net

The Valencia Count Amateur Radio Association holds a formal net each Wednesday on 146.700MHz (-) 100Hz tone at 8:00PM local time.

Current Net Controllers are:
Elvira, KD5UJQ
Russ, KD5UJR
Charlie, NM5CL
Ralph, NM5RC
Greg, KG5OCW
John, K8JWS
Earl, KB5UEW
Chris, KG5WVC

Net Controllers: Please announce the net 5 to 15 minutes before the start. Sample:
“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. 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 & CALL].  I will be using the club call sign KC50UR for this net.

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

Hearing nothing, I will begin by calling club officers and committee chairs.

President – Earl, KB5UEW
Vice President – Steve, AC8PC
Secretary – Greg, KG5OCW
Treasurer – Charlie, NM5CL
Past President – Ralph, NM5RC
ARES Chairman – Chris, W5CSG
Newsletter Editor – Elvira, KD5UJQ
Repeater Chairman – Charlie, NM5CL
Special Events Coordinator – Ralph, NM5RC

At this time I will call for general check-ins.  We welcome all licensed amateurs, 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 comments 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 call now.  (Take all, repeat above process, then make last call for ck-ins.)

This is last call for check-ins, rechecks, comments or questions.
When none, continue below with:

At this time 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.

• Record the number of check-ins and announcements made during the net.
• When net is over, give the net count information to Charlie, NM5CL.