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
The Technician license class originally scheduled for this month has been cancelled for now. It is “Parked” on two Saturdays, May 16 & 23. Depending on how the coronavirus outbreak goes, it will settle on a pair of dates. Feel free to sign up, even if it puts you on a waiting list.
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.
Lincoln County ACS will not meet this month on our usual 2nd Tuesday date. Instead, we will join Lincoln County Amateur Radio Club for a picnic at Big Creek Park on the 3rd Tuesday, August 20. It’s a semi-potluck, with ribs provided. Dinner is at 6:00 pm.
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.
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.