Net Contnrol Schedule

Rockingham County Emergency Service Net Meets 2000 hrs. every Monday night.

Simplex is 146.550 on the first Monday of the month. Other Monday's  use the 145.130 (K4MRA) repeater, PL 131.8 minus offset . The 147.225 K4KLH repeater, PL 131.8  plus offset, will be used on 5th Monday’s and as needed. Also, the 147.225 will be used for traffic if needed.


                July - December 2022 


                   07/04 K4RMY                        10/03 K4RMY 

                                         07/11 WA2ONG                     10/10 WA2ONG

                                         07/18 AA4PF                         10/17 AA4PF 

                                         07/25 KN4FM                        10/24 KN4FM

                                                                                        *10/31 K4RBZ


                                         08/01 KU4XN                        11/07 KU4XN 

                                         08/08 AA2BF                         11/14 AA2BF 

                                         08/15 K4RMY                        11/21 K4RMY

                                         08/22 WA2ONG                    11/28 WA2ONG

                                         *08/29 K4RBZ


                                         09/05  KN4FM                      12/05 KN4FM 

                                         09/12 AA4PF                        12/12 AA4PF 

                                         09/19 KU4XN                        12/19 AA2BF

                                         09/26 AA2BF                         12/26 K4RMY

 

             * First Monday Simplex 146.550

             #  Fifth Monday,  147.225 MHz REPEATER

             ALL OTHER NIGHTS 145.130 MHz REPEATER

If you would like to be added to the Net Control List please contact:

           Gerald KN4FM  kn4fm @ arrl.net 


Rockingham County ARES Net Script 

(Revised August 31, 2020)

Calling all radio amateurs, Calling all radio amateurs.

This is the ROCKINGHAM COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE NET, sponsored by the MASSANUTTEN AMATEUR RADIO ASSOCIATION. This net meets every Monday night at 8:00 pm for the purpose of training radio amateurs to handle emergency communications and to give them an opportunity to test their equipment.

Net control tonight is _(your call sign)_ , my name is_( your name)_ , my location is _(your location)_.


This is a directed net, so please follow the instructions of Net Control. When checking in please give

your call sign using ITU recommended phonetics, your name and location slowly.

At this time is there any EMERGENCY or TIME VALUED TRAFFIC for the net. If so, call now.

Do we have stations with ANNOUNCEMENTS for the net, if so your call sign ONLY please. (Recognize stations but hold the announcements until after the roll call).

Stations wishing to check in and out please call now. (Recognize stations, thank them for stopping by, do not ask for comments).

Are there any mobile, portable, short time, or stations operating on emergency power wishing to check in. If so, call now. 

(Recognize stations, ask individually if they can hold traffic and comments until after the roll call and announcements).

At this time we will take check-ins, by call sign suffix. If you have traffic, please state the nature of the traffic at the the time you check in.

Stations with suffix ALPHA through GULF, call now. (Recognize stations, before repeating, continue until no further check-ins). 

Stations with suffix HOTEL through NOVEMBER, call now. (Recognize stations, before repeating, continue until no further

check-ins).
Stations with suffix OSCAR through TANGO, call now. (Recognize stations, before repeating, continue until no further check-ins).

Stations with suffix UNIFORM through ZULU, call now. (Recognize stations, before repeating, continue until no further check-ins). Stations regardless of SUFFIX, call now. (Recognize stations, before repeating, continue until no further check-ins).

At this time we will take stations with announcements or traffic only. (Call the stations with announcements in order. At the end of each ask:
Does any station have questions or need fills? 

(Recognize any responding station and direct them to contact the announcement station directly on the net).

At this time we will secure the formal net and any station needing to leave the net are now released. Lets continue the informal portion of the net with a round of comments. (Ask for comments in random order, including

(Recognize stations, ask individually if they can hold traffic and comments until after the roll call and announcements)

any mobile, portable, or short time stations who have not left the net, Check periodically during the comments for late check-ins).

Is there any other traffic for the net or any other late check ins?

If not, this concludes the Rockingham County ARES NET. Thanks to everyone for checking in and thanks to the trustee of this repeater for it's use. The ROCKINGHAM COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY SERVICE NET will close at ________ pm and return the frequency to normal amateur use. This is _______ net control.

Rockingham County ARES Net Script (Revised August 31, 2020)

General Instructions for Net Control

1) Items in italics are instructions for Net Control and are not part of the script to be read during the net.

2) Encourage the use of correct ITU phonetics for call signs during the check-in phase.

3) Stations checking in as in and out cannot stay or don't have a comment so do not ask them for a comments. Thank them for stopping by and continue the net.

4) Note the line “At this time we will securing the formal net...” allows any station wishing to leave to do so without contacting Net Control. If a station does not respond when called assume they have left the net and do not attempt a follow-up call.

5) Ask for comments in random order to keep participants attention to the net.

6) Contacts between net participants: Depending on the reason for the contact with another net participant, perhaps they can meet after the net if the reason is not for net business. Use your judgment, err on the side of allowing them to use net time if the reason appears to involve minimal time.

7) Do what you can to keep the net moving along in an efficient manner. Some participants may not be able to be present for a prolonged net so there are reasons to keep the net short. 

© Bryan Daniels 2022