2 meter net preamble


At 8:55 AM local: This is (your call sign). I will be net control for this morning’s 2 meter net and will be taking control of the repeater at 9:00 AM local. Anyone wishing to use the repeater before then is welcome to do so.

At 9:00 AM local: Good morning! This is (your call sign), net control for the Lake Area Net opening the net at 9:00 AM. This net meets every Saturday morning at 9:00 AM local time. The purpose of the net is to allow amateurs to check in and then make announcements and list ham gear and computer equipment to buy, sell or swap. My name is _________ and I am located at _________.

Standardized terminology and procedures will be used to promote good operating techniques to be used in the event of an emergency. The procedure for calling in is to first call net control. Pause, then give your call sign if not doubling. Today, I am asking for your call sign and the following information: _______________________________________. (any information net control wants)

First, we will take mobile and short time check-ins and then take normal check-ins.
After check-ins, we will take announcements such as VE testing, meetings, hamfests etc.
Lastly, we will take any buy, sell or swap items.

Let’s get started: are there any mobile or short-timers wishing to check-in?
Please call (____________) your call sign.
(At the first break [repeater drops]; repeat call signs of those that checked in).
(Acknowledge all check-ins in the order of their check-in sequence and welcome their comments.

(Or, if nothing heard.) All regular check-ins will be taken at this time. Hold all announcements until the end. Please call __________ (your call sign).

(Again, acknowledge all check-ins in the order of their check-in sequence and welcome their comments).

Now we will start announcements. If you wish to make an announcement, give me your call sign.
(Acknowledge the caller and then, take the announcement.)

Are there any buy/sell/swap items, this is limited to LOARC members only? Give me your call sign.
(Acknowledge the caller and then, take the listing.)

We will take one last stand-by for late check-ins. Anyone wishing to check in to the Lake Area 2 meter net, please call ___________ (your call sign).

(After all check-ins have completed their transmission and there are no further check-ins, comments or announcements, close the net as follows).

Thank you for checking into the Lake Area Net. By my count we had _____ check-ins.

The net is now closed at (give time of closing) and the repeater is turned back to regular amateur use. Good morning. ______________ (Your call sign) clear.