CQ, CQ, CQ. Calling ALL Amateur Radio operators – This is ___________ with the Panhandle Amateur Radio Club ARES Net. My name is ___________ and I will be your Net Control Station this evening. Are there any stations at this time with Emergency or Priority traffic? Please check in now.

Handle IMMEDIATELY

Recognize any identifying stations and handle requests.

Remember to ID your station and the Net at regular intervals.

This is a directed, training net for passing information concerning Emergency Preparedness, SKYWARN, and amateur radio in general, as well as other information of interest to the Panhandle Amateur Radio Club and the local amateur radio community. An additional purpose of this net is to identify repeaters and operators capable of responding effectively during an area-wide emergency in the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles.

All properly licensed amateur radio operators are welcome to join this session of the PARC ARES Net. This is an open net serving all amateur radio operators – and we also welcome all those who are listening this evening on scanners. If there are there any stations on backup or emergency power or any portable or mobile stations that may be leaving the coverage area of the repeater soon, please come now with your callsign to __________.

Record their call and handle their traffic IMMEDIATELY

When recognizing check-ins, encourage operators to identify the county in which they are operating and the frequency they are operating on

Remember to ID your station and the Net at regular 10 min intervals.

Before we begin taking general check-ins this evening, I have the following announcements:

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We will now begin taking general check-ins. Please remember to pause for a couple seconds after keying your mic to give all linked repeaters a chance to key up. When you are recognized, please be prepared to state the county and repeater frequency you are operating from and if you are holding traffic.

This is ____________, Net Control, with the PARC ARES Net. I’ll open the Net now for general check-ins. Please come now with your call sign to __________.

Record and acknowledge all stations that check-in. Repeat as required

When recognizing check-ins, encourage operators to identify the county in which they are operating and the frequency they are operating on

Remember to ID your station and the Net at regular intervals.

This is the final call for check-ins from any additional stations not yet acknowledged and for any re-checks. Any new check-ins or re-checks, please come now with your callsign to __________.

Record and acknowledge all stations that check-in.

When recognizing check-ins, encourage operators to identify the county in which they are operating and the frequency they are operating on

Remember to ID your station and the Net at regular intervals.

At this time we will conduct ARES training…

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Are there any further comments, questions or fills needed at this time?

Close the net…

This net is affiliated with the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. This net meets every Thursday at 1930 local time. If you are interested in volunteering to serve as net control operator for for the ARES Nets, please contact Carl Jeans, N5YXN, ARES Vice Chair, to be added to the rotation.

ARES training sessions will be held on the second Tuesday of each month at 1930 at the Amarillo Emergency Services building. For information on becoming an ARES member, please contact the local county EC, or check out the postings on the ARES website at www.PanhandleARES.org.

Thank you for participating in tonight’s net. I invite you to join the net again each Thursday at 1930 local time. We had __________ check-ins this evening and __________ re-checks. This session of the Panhandle Amateur Radio Club ARES Net is now secured and the repeater is returned to normal amateur radio operations. This is ___________–clear.

The net control operator should immediately CLICK HERE to post the following information upon completion of the ARES net:

  • Date:
  • Start time/End time:
  • NCS:
  • Number of check-ins:
  • Number of rechecks:
  • Repeaters used:
  • Counties represented:
  • Any pertinent information such as inoperable/defective repeaters:

National Traffic System Methods and Practices Guidelines

The Entire NTS-MPG manual is available for viewing/download in these formats:

 

Click here to download or print an ARES Net Script in MS Word

Current Net Rotation:

  1. N5YXN, CARL
  2. KE5ZRT, CHRIS
  3. KE5ZRU, TERRA
  4. KE5GRQ, BRYCE

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