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The Briarpatch Amateur Radio Club Service Net

The BARC Service Net meets each Tuesday night at 8 pm local time.  The net was designed to pass amateur traffic and to keep members informed about club news and events.  A net control is assigned each night to call the net.  Any amateur radio operator is welcome to join the net.  The net control is free to cancel the net if adverse conditions exist such as a thunderstorm in progress or the repeater is needed for emergency traffic.  If a QSO is in progress at net time it is the net control's option to inform the parties about the net and ask them to join the net, move the net to the Fishers Peak repeater at 8:05 pm or the net may standby until the QSO has ended.  Below is the preamble and closing for the net.  You may download the preamble in PDF format below.  Please contact David Pucket, AJ4BD if you would like to serve as a net control.  New net controls are always welcome.  The current net controls are listed on the front (home) page.


Preamble

CQ,CQ all amateur radio operators this is ______________ (net control's call), my name is _____________ and I am located ______________ and I am net control tonight for the Briarpatch Amateur Radio Club Service Net.  The Briarpatch Amateur Radio Club Service Net is activated each Tuesday night at 8 pm local time on the Briarpatch Mountain repeater, W4BRC / R, 147.69 / 09.  In the event of failure of this repeater the net will meet on the Fishers Peak repeater, N4VL / R, 145.13 at 8:05 pm.  All amateurs are invited to check-in in order of the last letter of their call signs and to remain for the roundtable afterwards.

This is _____________ (your call) QRZ for any traffic for this net... (pause for response, handle any traffic)

This is _____________ QRZ for any announcements... (pause for announcements from any amateur)

This is _____________ QRZ for any mobiles or portables ...

This is _____________ QRZ for call signs ending A-E... (take and recognize check-ins)

This is _____________ QRZ for call signs ending F-J... (Repeat for K-O...P-T...U-Z...)

This is _____________ QRZ for any callsign A-Z... (net controls can pause near the middle of and at the end of the roundtable to take late check-ins)

The net control is then free to recognize check-ins during the roundtable in any order but generally in order of the check-ins.  Mobile stations should be given priority over fixed stations and are generally allowed to comment after checking in.  Some leeway should be given to new or younger amateurs.  The net control is free to comment during the roundtable, take rechecks and to run the net as conditions allow.  Announcements should be repeated if possible at the end of the net.


CLOSING

This is __________________ closing the Briarpatch Amateur Radio Club Service Net for ______________ (date) at ____________ (time) and returning W4BRC / R  to regular operation.  


Preamble in PDF format                                                          


Net Manager:  David Puckett, AJ4BD