ARES Net Control Script

Benton County ARES Weekly Net Script

Pre-net (two minutes before the net)
This is (callsign) _____________. The Benton County ARES net will begin in approximately TWO minutes. Immediately following the Benton County ARES net, we will have a roundtable as the Twin Lakes Amateur Radio Club and everyone is welcome. Please standby.

(At 7:00 pm CST)

CQ, CQ, CQ. This is (callsign) __________, Net Control Operator for the Benton County Amateur Radio Emergency Service net. My name is __________ and I am located in (city or locality) ______________. This net meets every Sunday evening at 7:00 pm CST. The purpose of this net is to provide training, test repeater coverage, and promote cooperation among our amateur radio community.

Any emergency or priority traffic will be handled immediately during this net. I will now break for any emergency traffic — emergency traffic only, please call now.

(If there is no emergency traffic, say “Nothing heard.” and continue.)

If you need to pass emergency traffic at any time during this net, please notify Net Control and your traffic will be handled immediately.

This is a directed net. Please do not transmit unless acknowledged by Net Control. During the net, please direct all communication through Net Control, (callsign) ___________.

This net is open to any licensed amateur radio operator who would like to participate. This net is affiliated with the Amateur Radio Relay League; however, ARES membership is not required to check in.

Please remember that if this repeater is not operational at the time of the net, we will hold the net on the 147.3ØØ repeater, no PL tone. In the event both repeaters are down, the net will be held on 147.48Ø simplex.

This is (callsign) __________, Net Control Operator for the Benton County ARES net. All stations, please standby.

I’d like to call KEØLMY at this time for any announcements. KEØLMY, this is (callsign) _________.

(If you have any other general interest information to share, do so now. Mention other nets in the area.)

Are there any other stations on the net with announcements for the net? If so, please call Net Control now. (Acknowledge any stations, take note of announcements to recap toward the end, and allow stations to make their announcements.)

When called for check-in, please provide your callsign, first alphabetically, then phonetically, your name, your location and whether you have any traffic for the net.

At this time, we will now accept short time and mobile check-ins for the net. Short timers and mobile check-ins, please call now.

(Acknowledge stations individually and ask for traffic for the net. Repeat the call for check-ins until there are no more short time or mobile check-ins.)

We will now take regular check-ins. Echolink users, please standby and we will take your check-ins after the local stations have checked in. Local check-ins, please call now.

(Acknowledge stations individually and ask for traffic for the net. Repeat the call for check-ins until there are no more local check-ins.)

We will now take check-ins from stations on Echolink. Please allow extra time between transmissions to allow Echolink to reset. There is typically a 2-second delay in the Echolink system. Echolink stations only, please call now.

(Acknowledge stations individually and ask for traffic for the net. Repeat the call for check-ins until there are no more Echolink check-ins.)

(Go out once more for any additional check-ins. When all check-ins are complete, close the net as follows.)

Hearing no other check-ins, I will now close this session of the Benton County ARES net. Thank you to everyone who participated in this evening’s net. Immediately following this net, we will meet for our weekly roundtable as the Twin Lakes Amateur Radio Club. Feel free to participate, regardless of where you are located.

This is (callsign) _________, closing the net at ______ pm CST with _______ check-ins and returning the repeater to normal use.