Nets

Many Amateur Radio clubs hold weekly nets for their members to practice their formal and informal traffic-passing skills. The club net occurs weekly at 7:30PM ET on VA3SLD (147.360+ CTCSS 131.8Hz) during the club year. The last net for the 2019-2020 year will be 2020-06-22. The Net Controller schedule is listed below. We’re always looking for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering as a Net Controller, please send a note to nets@garc.ca.

DateNet Controller
2020-03-23VA3QR
2020-03-30VA3DZZ
2020-04-06VE3ML
2020-04-13VE3SLD
2020-04-20Regular Meeting – No Net
2020-04-27VA3DZZ
2020-05-04VA3QR
2020-05-11 (volunteer needed)
2020-05-18Regular Meeting – No Net
2020-05-25VA3ZXN
2020-06-01VE3SLD
2020-06-08VE3SFW
2020-06-15 (volunteer needed)
2020-06-22 (volunteer needed)

Net Preamble and Procedures:
-Is the frequency clear? (wait for confirmation)
-Nothing heard. Good evening and welcome to the Guelph Amateur Radio Club Monday Evening Net on VE3ZMG for the date (insert date here). My name is (insert name here), callsign (insert callsign here) and I will be your Net Control Station this evening. Are there any stations with Emergency or Priority Traffic? (if so, give them the frequency. If not, continue).
-This net is held every Monday during the club year, except on week where the regular club meeting falls, as a way to disseminate information relevant to the club, practice traffic skills, and keep our radio equipment tested. I will now pause for checkins. (drop and allow people to check in)
-(once the first round of users have checked in, call them in order to address the net.)
-(after the first round has been completed) Are there any other stations wishing to check in to the Guelph Amateur Radio Club Monday Evening Net? Come now please. (drop and allow people to check in)
-(allow those who checked in on the second round to address the net first, then call those who checked in first to go around again)
-(continue asking for checkins until none come back)
-(when you’re ready to close the net) We will now have one more pause for checkins before we close the net. (drop and allow people to check in)
-(allow everyone to address the net one last time before you close)
-This has been the Guelph Amateur Radio Club Monday Evening Net. This net is held every Monday during the club year, except on week where the regular club meeting falls, as a way to disseminate information relevant to the club, practice traffic skills, and keep our radio equipment tested. The net is closed as of (insert current time) and I’d like to thank everyone for checking in. The next net will be held at 7:30PM ET on (insert the date of next net here). Thank you for checking in, and I now return the frequency to normal use.