Welcome to the Radio Amateur Society of Norwich


Before the net starts "Are there any operators requiring this frequency for EMERGENCY or priority traffic?"

1.  Open the net at 8:00 PM using the following statement "Calling the RASON VHF UHF net.  Calling the Radio Amateur Society of Norwich Club VHF UHF net.  This is club station N1NW, net control.  This net is for the enjoyment of all radio amateurs whether or not they are a member of RASON.  The net will also serve to disseminate information about upcoming activities and events.  All are welcome to check in. While we like to keep the net somewhat informal we ask that you follow the instructions of net control and show courtesy to others on the net. This is N1NW.  My name is ________ , my call sign is _________ and I am located in __________."

2.  Check Ins

A.  "Any operators wishing to check into the RASON VHF UHF Net, please come with you're call sign."

3.  Rag Chew in order, ask for check-ins between each round.

A.  Go through each station one by one for their comments, questions, discussion or announcements.
B.  You may wish to let mobile and portable stations go first.
C.  Pause periodically, identify and invite additional check ins to the RASON VHF Uhf Net.
D.  Do your best to make sure everybody who wants to say something has the chance.
E.  You may wish to wrap up with a few reminders about club meetings, contests, the 10 meter net or other club related matters.

4.  Closing

"This concludes the RASON VHF Uhf Net.  This net meets each Sunday evening at 8:00 PM.  We thank all who stopped by this evening and we hope you'll check in often and we also thank the tech committee which keeps the repeaters running..  You are invited to stay on frequency for the Eastern Connecticut Traffic Net at 9:00 PM. This is club station N1NW clear. 73 to all from ______________."

A.  Close the net no later than 9:00 PM so that the traffic net can start on time.
B.  If it's within a minute or two of the top of the hour when you begin to close the net, you may wish to call for the traffic net control and invite him or her to make any comments.

5.  Miscellaneous

While running the net, have a good time.  If you're enjoying yourself, others will as well.  Be friendly and helpful and remember to identify yourself and the net within every 10 minute period.  Club members acting as net control during a scheduled net session are asked to use the club call letters.  At the beginning or end of the net however you might wish to add that your personal call sign is ______ so that people know who you are.  If you have suggestions about the net please speak to any officer of the club.  If you have a problem with the repeater during the net please contact one of the control operators or members of the tech committee.  The trustee of the N1NW call sign is Charles A Newman, NA1CN.  Running a fairly relaxed net like this one is not as daunting as it might seem.  Anyone who has run nets before can tell you how much fun it can be.  We will try to always have a net control scheduled but if someone can't make it and you're a member of the club, feel free to step in and run it.