New Net Procedures

The new Net Preamble, Sitrep form, and Sitrep Logging form have been uploaded, and should be downloadable from links on the Documents page of this website.

We have a new weekly net preamble which we will be using for a
single net on 145.370 at 1900 hrs.  There will not be two separate nets
in other words.   Read the preamble carefully and you will see will be
doing a sitrep every week and so you are familiar with how it it will go. 

In sum, we will use a new version of the preamble to take us into the
sitrep.  Thus you will report your call, first name and color status
when we do the regular net process by call sign sufix.   After everyone
has checked in net control will go back and call stations according to
color status (black first).

Further, there is a revised Radio Operator Sitrep form and Net
logging form.  You should for now consider printing these and keeping
them near your radio for the upcoming Tuesday net

Net Control

Greetings,

I want to take a moment to encourage all folks to avail themselves of the training opportunity being a volunteer net control operator provides. It gets easier the more you do it, and a full script is provided for your use.

If you have not tried it, please do. If you would feel more comfortable with another, more experienced operator at your elbow while you are on the radio, that can be arranged.

This is a very good opportunity for expanding your training and comfort on the radio. In order to assure this kind of valuable training is more widely distributed among the ACS members, the ACS Staff may start assigning net responsibilities in the near future, so getting some practice in advance may make you more comfortable after an assignment.

Listen to how it is done at the regular net times (Tuesdays, 7 and 7:10 p.m), then sign up to do one or both of the nets for practice.

You can find net control instructions, the preamble and the rosters by clicking HERE. If you are having trouble accessing those documents, I can send you any of them by e-mail, just let me know.

Contact me or Ginny Goblirsch – W7OTR and we will get you on the schedule.

Thank you and please let me know if you have any questions.

73,

Doug
N7KNK

Modified Meeting Schedule

Due to some scheduling conflicts, we’ve had to move the meeting night a couple times this year. Here are the anticipated meeting dates at the Samaritan Community Health Education Center for 2019:

January 15 – THIRD Tuesday
February 19 – THIRD Tuesday
March 12 – SECOND Tuesday
April 16 – THIRD Tuesday
May 14 – SECOND Tuesday
June 11 – SECOND Tuesday
July 9 – SECOND Tuesday
August – TBD
September 10 – SECOND Tuesday
October 8 – SECOND Tuesday
November 12 – SECOND Tuesday
December 17 – THIRD Tuesday

We’re scheduled to be at the front of the line for next year so hopefully we can land all the Second Tuesdays for our meetings.

Net Controls Needed

Here’s an update on the net control dates filled and not filled. As you
can see, many opportunities exist for those who have not yet taken
advantage of this experience. Our hope is to get everyone to do this
more than once, even regularly, not only to share the work, but to gain
experience and confidence on the air in a fairly low pressure
situation. Experienced operators are necessary to handle these nets
too, as they provide good examples of how others might handle the net.
And you never know when you might be in the position of having to be a
net control because no one else is around, licensed and trained.

May 15 – South N7ONP Micheal
North K7RVW Barb

May 22 South W7BL John
North N7KNK Doug

May 29

June 5

June 12

June 19

June 26

July 3 North KF7JNH Madelyn