Palm Beach County Ham Radio Nets : West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Group
West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Group
West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Group
Helping Hams and the Community Since the 1930's
W4HAW   •   WS4FSC   •   K4WPB   •   W4PBH
Dayton Hamvention International 2013 Club of the Year
Next Net:
Ragchew, Tuesday 7:00PM
Next Meeting:
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 7PM

Nets

Schedule of Nets

An amateur radio net, or simply ham net, is an "on-the-air" gathering of amateur radio operators. The purpose of any net is to provide a means for orderly communication within a group of stations. Most nets convene on a regular schedule and specific frequency, and are organized for a particular purpose, such as relaying messages, discussing a common topic of interest, in severe weather (for example, during a Skywarn activation), emergencies, or simply as a regular gathering of friends for conversation.

Net Formats

Directed (formal) Nets: In a directed net, a “net control station” (NCS) organizes and controls all activity. One station wishing to call or send a message to another in the net must first receive permission from the NCS. Directed nets are the best format for Emergencies.

Open (informal) Nets: In an open net, the NCS is optional. Station may call each other directly. The NCS usually exerts minimal control over the net. The NCS may step in when the traffic increases or to solve problems.

Directed (formal) Net Script:

OPENING: This is [Your Call Sign], [Your Name], Net Control Station for the [Net Title] Emergency Net. This is a directed net. Stations wishing to transmit must first receive permission from the NCS.

Any station with emergency traffic, please call now. (Stations call in and emergency traffic is passed.)

Any station with priority traffic, please call now. (Station call in and priority traffic is passed.)

All other stations with or without traffic, please call now. (Station call in and any traffic is passed.)

CLOSING: I would like to thank all stations that checked in. This is [Your Call Sign] closing the [Net Title] Net at [Date and Time] and returning the [Repeater or Frequency] back to regular use.

Open (informal) Net Script:

OPENING: This is [Your Call Sign], [Your Name], Net Control Station for the (Net Title) Net. This net meets every [Day of Week and Time] on the [Frequency]. This is an Open Net and anyone is welcome. Do we have any stations please call now with your call sign and name.

Check-ins:

CLOSING: I would like to thank all the stations that checked in. This is [Your Call Sign] closing the [Net Title] Net and returning the [Frequency] back to regular use.

West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Group Ragchew and Information Net Script:

OPENING: This is [Your Call Sign], [Your Name], Net Control Station for the West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Club Ragchew Net. This ragchew net meets every Tuesday night at 7:30pm on the 146.670 repeater with a PL tone of 110.9. This is an Open Net and anyone is welcome. Do we have any stations please call now with your call sign and name.

CLOSING: I would like to thank all the stations that checked in and the AREC Repeater Group for the use of the 146.670 repeater. This is [Your Call Sign] closing the West Palm Beach Amateur Radio Club Ragchew Net and returning the repeater back to regular use. Thank you and good night.