Weekly Net Control script and schedule

Atlanta ARES Net Control Script

{The following preamble is used for the weekly Atlanta ARES weekly practice Repeater net: Please read sections
below in aloud on net frequency during the net: PLEASE REMEMBER TO IDENTIFY YOUR STATION EVERY
10 MINUTES AND AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE NET. Sections marked with brackets are just instructions and should not be read aloud during the net.}

PREAMBLE
Is the frequency in use?
{if not proceed….}.
This is YOUR CALL SIGN Calling the Atlanta ARES Practice Net, Calling the Atlanta ARES Practice Net. The Atlanta Emergency Practice Net is now in routine formal session. This net meets on Sunday nights at 7:30 P.M.
local time and welcomes check­ins from all stations interested in public service communications. This net is affiliated with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service of the American Radio Relay League.

If this repeater fails, we will be on the Georgia Tech repeater at 145 dot 150, with a negative offset and a PL tone of 167 dot 9. If both repeaters are down, we will transmit on simplex on 146 dot 550.

NET CONTROL ID
The net control operator tonight is GIVE CALL SIGN AND THEN REPEAT IN ITU PHONETICS, my name is GIVE YOUR NAME and my location is GIVE YOUR LOCATION. This is a directed net. Please do not transmit unless called by Net Control. During the net, please direct all communications through Net Control, and if you need to leave the net for any reason before it closes, please inform Net Control.

EMERGENCY TRAFFIC
Before we begin taking check­ins, do we have any emergency traffic? Please come now.
{Pause for emergency traffic, though this is very rare.}
Stations having emergency traffic may break in at any time and we will handle your traffic immediately.

{HOW TO HANDLE EMERGENCY TRAFFIC}
If there is any emergency traffic, acknowledge the station calling and turn the net over to them. Emergency               messages are prioritized as follows:
Emergency – A message having life ­or­ death urgency.
Priority – An important time ­critical message.
Welfare – An inquiry as to the health and welfare of an individual in a disaster area, or a message from a                   disaster victim to friends and family.
Routine – Any message not meeting the requirements for a higher precedence.

ALTERNATE NET CONTROL
Do I have anyone who would like to act as Alternate Net Control for tonight’s net? An alternate net control will be able to continue the net in case my station goes out of service. Please come now.

{If an alternate net station calls in, acknowledge them and ask them to record the check-ins they hear. If no alternate net control is available, proceed to run the net as normal.}

TAKE ATLANTA ARES CHECK-INS
This is YOUR CALL SIGN, net control for tonight’s Atlanta ARES Practice Net.
When I call for check­ins, please check in with your name, location and call sign in ITU phonetics as I did earlier and indicate whether you have any announcements, questions or comments for the net. Also, please indicate whether you are on battery or commercial power.  We encourage check­ins from battery power especially on the first Net of every month.

We will take check ins from Atlanta ARES members, Other ARES members, then open up the net to anyone,  anywhere.

Atlanta ARES members, please come now.

{Pause for Atlanta ARES members checking in and jot down their information.  When a natural lull occurs, acknowledge stations checking in-by call sign, name, location, power source and any traffic. After acknowledging ask if there are any other Atlanta ARES members looking to check in}

TAKE OTHER ARES CHECK-INS
We’ll open up the net to other ARES members. Other ARES members, please come now.

{Pause for Other ARES members checking in and jot down their information.  When a natural lull occurs, acknowledge stations checking in-by call sign, name, location, power source and any traffic. After acknowledging ask if there are any other Other ARES members looking to check in}

TAKE CHECK-INS FROM ANYONE, ANYWHERE
Now we’ll open up the net to other anyone, anywhere. Anyone looking to check in, please come now.

{Pause for any other people checking in and jot down their information.  When a natural lull occurs, acknowledge stations checking in-by call sign, name, location, power source and any traffic. After acknowledging ask if there are any other people looking to check in}

{HOW TO HANDLE ANNOUNCEMENTS}
This is YOUR CALL SIGN, net control and we will now call stations that listed any special traffic or announcements.
{Call stations that have traffic and/or announcements and let them state their traffic}
Before we resume taking check­ins, is there anyone else who would like to make an announcement or has traffic for the Net?
{Handle any additional announcements or traffic.}


CONCLUDING THE NET
We would like to thank all those who checked in tonight, we had [NUMBER OF CHECK-INS] check­ins including myself.
{If you have an Alternate Net Control, say “CALL SIGN OF ALTERNATE NET CONTROL does that concur with your count?” and work out any inconsistencies}

We would like to thank the Atlanta Radio Club for the use of the 146.82 repeater. Please remember that if this repeater is not operational at the time of the net, we will hold the net on the Georgia Tech Repeater. In the event of repeater failure, please use the simplex frequency of 146.55

If you have D*STAR capability, please join us on the W4DOC C repeater for a quick check-in right after this net.

We appreciate you checking in tonight and thank you for your support of Atlanta ARES. It is now TIME P.M. and this is YOUR CALL SIGN returning the repeater to normal operation.

POST-NET DUTIES
{After the net is over, please send an e-mail to Ken Feinberg ken(at)iescylinders.com.  This email should have the call sign, name, location, and power level (emergency/commercial) for yourself, the alternate net control, and all other checkins. Also include a description of any traffic/announcements anyone made, and the time the net was closed. This will be helpful to make our monthly report of Atlanta ARES activities.}

Net Control Schedule

3/5/17 N4EWT Newt
3/12/17 AG6RP Ryan
3/19/17 KW4MO Alan
3/26/17 KD8KCN Ocean
4/2/17 N4BFR Jim
4/9/17 WA4QKM Ken
4/16/17 W2NP Chandler
4/23/17 N4EWT Newt
4/30/17 AG6RP Ryan
5/7/17 KW4MO Alan
5/14/17 KD8KCN Ocean
5/21/17 N4BFR Jim
5/28/17 WA4QKM Ken
6/4/17 W2NP Chandler
6/11/17 AG6RP Ryan
6/18/17 KW4MO Alan
6/25/17 KD8KCN Ocean
7/2/17 N4BFR Jim
7/9/17 WA4QKM Ken
7/16/17 W2NP Chandler
7/23/17 AG6RP Ryan
7/30/17 KW4MO Alan
8/6/17 KD8KCN Ocean
8/13/17 N4BFR Jim
8/20/17 WA4QKM Ken
8/27/17 W2NP Chandler
9/3/17 AG6RP Ryan
9/10/17 KW4MO Alan
9/17/17 KD8KCN Ocean
9/24/17 N4BFR Jim
10/1/17 WA4QKM Ken
10/8/17 W2NP Chandler
10/15/17 AG6RP Ryan
10/22/17 KW4MO Alan
10/29/17 KD8KCN Ocean
11/5/17 N4BFR Jim
11/12/17 WA4QKM Ken
11/19/17 W2NP Chandler
11/26/17 AG6RP Ryan
12/3/17 KW4MO Alan
12/10/17 KD8KCN Ocean
12/17/17 N4BFR Jim
12/24/17 WA4QKM Ken
12/31/17 W2NP Chandler

 

Atlanta ARES Weekly Training Net


Atlanta ARES operates a weekly training net on our primary frequencies of 146.82 MHz (-) (PL 146.2) at 7:30 p.m. local time on Sundays.  ​Secondary is Georgia Tech’s Repeater on 145.150- (PL 167.9).  In the event of repeater failure, please use the simplex frequency of 146.550.

Atlanta Metro / GA ARES Weekly Dstar Net

Sunday Nights immediately following the VHF net (typically around 7:45 PM) on  ​W4DOC C 145.35 Mhz
WX4GPB C 144.96 Mhz (GPB has a non-standard +2.5 Mhz offset)
W4DOC FM 146.82 Mhz

Atlanta ARES Weekly 440 Net

Will continue in 2016-Check back for more details and please comment on the vhf net
Primary Repeater: W4DOC 444.825+ PL 146.2
Alternate Repeater: W4PME 444.150- PL 100.0
​Ryan KM4LRO will act as net control until further notice
A 440 Dstar net may be added in the future- please comment on the vhf net

Other Frequencies and Nets

Other frequencies used by Atlanta ARES:
Simplex operations = 146.550 MHz
ARC- 444.825 MHz (+) ( PL 146.2)

We also encourage General Class licensees and above to check-in to the GA ARES net each Sunday at 22:00 GMT on 3.975 MHz LSB

The first Monday of each month is designated at Emergency Power day when we like to have our members check-in using their emergency power supply to verify its performance. This test of our emergency power capability demonstrates our readiness to support our served agencies in a time of commercial power loss.

Also on the first Sunday, we check in to the Metro Atlanta ARES Net at 4PM on the 145.43(-) (PL 107.2) repeater of the Cherokee County ARES. Hams from all over the Metro Atlanta area are invited to check in when their county is called.

Atlanta ARES repeater facilities courtesy of the Atlanta Radio Club and the GA Tech Radio Club.

DeKalb ARES operates a weekly training net on 145.45 MHz (-) no PL at 8:00 p.m. local time on Sunday.

​Atlanta Radio Club operates their weekly net on Sundays 146.82 MHz (-) (PL 146.2) at 8 p.m.