• Tips For New Net Ctrls

    From Daryl Stout@1:2320/33 to All on Wed Apr 19 00:04:49 2023
    From The ARES E-Letter, April 15, 2020.

    Hints and Kinks for New Net Control Stations

    Net Manager Dave Davis, WA4WES, offered the following hints for new
    net control stations from the Level II of the ARRL Amateur Radio
    Emergency Communications Course:

    1. If the net is a scheduled net, start on time.

    2. Use a script. This promotes efficient net operation.

    3. Be friendly, yet in control. Speak slowly and clearly with an even
    tone. Speak with confidence, even if you are inwardly nervous.

    4. Write down all calls.

    5. During check-ins, recognize participants by name whenever possible.
    This boosts morale.

    6. Frequently identify the name and purpose of the net.

    7. Don't be afraid to ask for assistance if you need it. Have an
    alternate net control station (NCS).

    8. Keep transmissions as short as possible.

    9. Transmit only facts.

    10. When necessary use standard ITU phonetics.

    11. For voice nets, use plain English. Do not use Q signals

    12. If the net has been quiet for more than ten minutes, check on
    operator status. One of the functions and duties of an NCS is to
    keep a current list of stations checking in, where they are,
    their individual assignments, and what capabilities they have.
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