Simplex Net

The Hurst Amateur Radio Club Simplex net is held the third Sunday of the month at 7pm.  The net is an important part of HARC and Hurst RACES/ARES because it provides a consistent time and frequency for members to test to equipment that might be used in an emergency.

The script includes some items that you read and other items that are instructions.  The script is in normal characters and instructions (that do not need to be read out loud!) are displayed in italics.

The overall plan is to first, open the net, welcome guests, and check in all participating net members.  Part of the net control job is to count the number of people who check in to the Simplex Net and to report that number (don’t forget to count yourself!) later in the evening on the weekly check-in net at 7:30PM on the W5HRC repeater on 147.100 MHz +offset PL 110.9Hz.

 

HURST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB SIMPLEX NET CONTROL SCRIPT

Script updated August 24, 2014

(At 6:45 pm make the following announcement on the W5HRC Repeater)

 This is Name, Call Sign, Net Control for tonight’s Hurst Amateur Radio Club simplex net. Tonight’s Net will be held on 146.400 MHz (or if frequency is in use, 20kHz up until clear frequency found) simplex.  Please tune to 146.400 MHz (or alternate frequency) for tonight’s Net.  This is Call Sign.

(Move to the Simplex frequency for the remainder of the script.)

Good evening.  This is Name, Call Sign, Net Control for the Hurst Amateur Radio Club Simplex Net.  The purpose of this net is to support and train Amateur Radio Operators for emergency communications.  We invite all to check-in. This is a directed net, please do not transmit without direction from net control.

This net may be interrupted at any time for emergency or priority traffic. Is there any emergency or priority traffic at this time?  

(Pause – if anyone has priority traffic at any time, allow them to handle it before continuing with anything else.)

For information on this net see our web site at W5HRC.org.  This net normally meets at 7:00 p.m. every 3rd Sunday on 146.400Mhz or an alternate frequency announced on the W5HRC repeater, at 147.100 MHz at 6:45pm.

Please save comments or announcements for the Hurst Amateur Radio Club Weekly check-in net, which follows this one at 7:30pm on the W5HRC repeater, 147.100Mhz + offset 110.9 Hz PL.

(Remember to repeat everything you hear including check-ins and questions.)

Is there a volunteer to help keep count of the check-ins?

(Acknowledge volunteer).

Thank you Volunteer’s Name, Call Sign.

(Not everyone may hear the check-ins so you will need to repeat everything you hear so your volunteer counter and others hear the check-ins).

I will now take check-ins, if I don’t acknowledge you I will call for any relays after I complete the roll call. Are there any guests or early check-ins?  Please check in with your call sign phonetically followed by your name and location now.  

(Welcome and log guests and early check-ins.  Do a follow-up call to make sure no one was doubled or missed).

We will now do member check-ins by roll call.  The roll call consists of the stations that check in most frequently and it is not a complete membership list.  This is Call Sign beginning the roll call.  Please reply with your callsign phonetically followed by your name and location as called.

[SEE ROLL CALL LIST FROM NET MANAGER]

(Acknowledge check-ins.)

(At the end of the roll call list ask for any additional HARC Members who wish to check in.) 

Are there any additional member check-ins? Please check in with your call sign phonetically followed by your name and location now. 

(Acknowledge and note these–do a follow-up call to make sure no one was doubled or missed.)

I will now ask for any relays for stations that I did not acknowledge.  If you can relay for a missed station please come back with your call sign only.

(Get the relay info and then repeat call for other relays until none are heard).

The Net Control Operator for next month’s simplex net should be Name, Call Sign. (the operator noted in the net schedule on the HARC website or ask for a volunteer). Thank you for volunteering.

Are there any late check-ins or relays?  

(Acknowledge and note these–do a follow-up call to make sure no one was doubled or missed)

Any further late check-ins may do so during the Hurst Amateur Radio Club weekly check-in net at 7:30 p.m. All are invited to check in to that net each week on 147.100 MHz +offset 110.9 Hz PL or 442.850 MHz +offset 110.9 Hz PL on the 5th Sunday.

Will Name, Call Sign (of Volunteer keeping count) please report your check-in count? 

(Confirm count totals match your counts and resolve differences if necessary)

This is Call Sign closing the Hurst Amateur Radio Club monthly simplex net at current time with # check-ins, and returning the frequency to normal operation. This is Call Sign, 73 and thanks to all who checked in tonight.

END OF NET CONTROL SCRIPT

After the net, please E-mail the count and a list of who checked in to the Hurst Amateur Radio Club secretary and report your count 7:30 p.m. Hurst Amateur Radio Club weekly check-in net on 147.100 MHz +offset 110.9 Hz PL.