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STX ARC ARES NET CONTROL SCRIPT

  • Opening of the Net – Good evening everyone. Calling the Virgin Islands ARES net, calling the Virgin Islands ARES net, this is <Name>, <Call phonetically> and I will be your net control this evening.  This net meets weekly every Monday at 8 pm on this frequency, 147.25 Mega-Hertz.  All amateurs are welcome to check in.
  • All matters of interest to the amateur community are welcomed, however discussion of relevant club items are particularly welcomed. This is a directed net.  Please only transmit when directed.  Again, I am <Name>, <Call phonetically>.  (DEKEY & PAUSE a few seconds)
  • Emergency / Priority Traffic – Before we accept check-ins, is there any emergency or priority traffic at this time? (PAUSE)  Hearing none, we will continue with check-ins to the net.  I will first take Echolink or IRLP check-ins, followed by general check-ins.   Please provide your  name, island, and if you have traffic.  When checking in please provide your call sign, name, island, and if you have traffic for the net.  Also if you are a short-time check-in, please specify this when checking in.  To facilitate check-ins, please space out your check-in transmissions.  This is <Name>, <Call phonetically> now accepting any Echolink or IRLP check-ins:
  • Echolink / IRLP check-ins will call in at this time. Pause a LONG time as there is delay.  Wait until there aren’t anymore calls checking in, or a big long pause.  If none, continue to general check-ins.
  • People will now call in at this time.  Wait until there aren’t anymore calls checking in, or a big long pause. 
  • General Check Ins – We will now accept general check-ins.
  • People will now call in at this time. Wait until there aren’t anymore calls checking in, or a big long pause. 
  • Acknowledgement of Check Ins – This is net control, <Call> recognizing the following stations: Read back the list of calls & names you have checked-in.  Are there any other stations that I did not copy, or copied incorrectly?  Please call now.
  • Announcements – We will now move on to announcements. Go to the first station on the list who indicated that they have announcement(s)
    • Recognize announcing station & let them make announcement
    • Thank you (NAME & CALL) for the announcement. Are there any questions regarding this announcement?
    • Do we have any other check-ins (ask after first announcement)
    • Repeater with other stations who have announcements.
  • Other Questions – Are there any stations with any other questions or information requests for the net?
  • Closing of the Net – Hearing none we will close the net. I would like to thank all participating stations for their time & cooperation.  Additional VI-ARES information may be found at the website ares.vihamradio.org   This is <Name>, your net control closing the net and returning the frequency to normal use.  <Call>