New Hanover County ARES Net
This is (call sign) calling the New Hanover County Amateur Radio Emergency Services net. This net meets every Wednesday Night at 8 PM local time and all amateur radio operators are welcome to participate. The purpose of the net is to be of assistance in case of emergency, handle formal traffic, inform local amateurs of up coming events, especially those related to ARES, and to provide net operations. My name is (First Name), my call sign is (call sign), and I will be serving as net control tonight.
This is (call sign) now standing by for any emergency or priority traffic. Anyone having such traffic please call net control now. ***
This is (call sign) now standing by for announcements, bulletins, ARES or net business. Anyone having such traffic please call net control now. ***
Please remember that this is a directed net. Please do not break into the net unless you have an emergency. We will now call for stations to check in by the first letter of your call suffix. All stations checking in should give the net control call sign (call sign), followed by your own callsign, your first name, and whether or not you have any traffic. After handling any traffic, Net Control will call each station and ask for any comments.
We are now taking check-ins.
All stations that are short-time or mobile only, please call (call sign) ***
All stations Alpha through Golf please call (call sign) ***
All stations Alpha through November please call (call sign) ***
All stations Alpha through Tango please call (call sign) ***
All stations Alpha through Zulu please call (call sign) ***
Any late check-ins please call (call sign) ***
(Record each check-in on the log sheet. Handle emergency traffic first, after each group of regular and late check-in, recognize each station by call, name and location)
(Any traffic that needs to be passed is handled now)
With no [other] traffic, this is (call sign) now closing the formal part of the New Hanover County ARES net and we'll move to informals.
(Net Control now gives net program if there is one - after ask for any comments or questions)
(Periodically) Any late check-ins please call (call sign) ***
This is (call sign) now closing the New Hanover County ARES Net for tonight. The time is _______. The repeater is now being returned to normal amateur radio use. Thank you all for participating. We hope to hear from you again next Wednesday night. Don't forget to visit us on the web at www.nhcncares.org.
73's. This is (call sign), Clear.
Record each check-in on a log sheet
Handle emergency traffic first.
Recognize each station by call, name, and location if given.
Anyone talking long to a specific station should be asked to move to another frequency.
Periodically ask for any late check-ins, add them to the log, and continue to call in order.
Close the net following participation by all stations.