ARES Net Control Preamble

This is a preamble used during the LSCO ARES Net.  It can be modified for use with any net.

Good evening.

This is (name) ( call sign )

I will be your net control station this evening for the LaSalle County Amateur Radio Emergency Services Net.

You do not need to be a resident of LaSalle County or a member of ARES to check-in.

(let repeater drop)

This net is held each Sunday evening at 7:00pm on the

147.120 + 103.5 Starved Rock Radio Club repeater, if this repeater is not available the net will meet on:

145.290 – 103.5 Utica (thanks to Rick N9OUW) or

146.55 our Primary Simplex Frequency

(let repeater drop)

At this time we will take any EMERGENCY or Priority traffic.

(handle traffic or acknowledge nothing heard)

We will now take and Health and Welfare or Routine traffic.

(handle traffic or acknowledge nothing heard)

At this time we will take any mobile station that would like to check in, please come now with your call sign, name and current location.

(take check ins)

Do we have any stations with announcements for the net this evening?

(take stations with announcements)

Are there any liaison stations that would like to check in this evening? A liaison station is one that is affiliated with another emergency service or served agency such as the American Red Cross.

(take liaison stations)

We will now take general check ins. I would like to remind everyone that this is a directed net and for stations to come one at a time with their callsign, name and current location Please allow me to acknowledge the previous station before checking in.

(take check ins)

Are there any questions or comments for the net this evening? ( if you would like you may insert a training topic here)

(handle questions)

Is there any thing else for the net before we close?

(handle whatever else)

I would like to thank everyone for checking in this evening. I would also like to thank the Starved Rock Radio Club for allowing us to use the repeater.

This is (callsign) now closing the LaSalle County Amateur Radio Emergency Services Net at local time, and returning the repeater back to its normal amateur use.

(don’t for get to sign after your last transmission)