GBARC Virtual Meeting Room

https://meet.k9by.us/b/bre-h3z-dzd is the link to the GBARC virtual meeting room.

Club meetings will be held virtually meeting until further notice.

The virtual meeting room is also open Wednesday evenings from 7:45PM - 9PM for rag chew.

The Public Service Net Script

Good Evening.

This is [you call sign]. My name is [your name], and I'll be the net control station for this edition of the Public Service Net sponsored by Rock County Repeater Association.

Before continuing on with the net, I’ll take a brief standby for any stations having emergency or urgent traffic.

This is [your call sign] and the Public Service Net standing by. (If no urgent or emergency traffic, continue with the net. Otherwise, wait far the traffic to complete and then continue.)

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Continuing on with the net, once again this is the Public Service Net sponsored by the Rock County Repeater Association.

This net meets every Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm.

The purpose of this net is to provide an on the air meeting place for hams interested in public service or topics of general interest to all hams.

For the remainder of the net, I’ll be adopting the call sign of Rock County Repeater Association of WB9SHS.

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In a few moments, I’ll begin taking station check-ins.

I’ll take check—ins in alphabetical order, according to the letter that your call sign begins with.

You do not need to be a member of Rock County Repeater Association to participate. All stations are welcome and encouraged to check in.

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We use the following procedure for check-ins:

Call net control by saying WB9SHS, and then unkey your microphone.

Listen carefully for a second or two to make sure that you haven't doubled with another station.

If you have doubled with another station, allow their check-in to complete before trying again. This also allows a station with emergency traffic to break in. 

Hearing nothing, rekey your microphone and continue with

this is and your call sign, name and location, speaking slowly and clearly.

If you have questions, comments or information for the net, please use the word traffic after your call sign when you check in.

Traffic may include:

  • announcements of upcoming Public Service events such as bike rides, marathons, or walks

  • information regarding upcoming simulated emergency tests or drills

  • amateur radio licensing or other training classes

  • information on upcoming club meetings or swap fest

  • items of general interest to ham radio operators

  • or any ham radio question that you may have and we’ll see if someone on the net has an answer for you

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At this time, I'll begin taking station check-ins.

I'll begin with the A-Alpha group.

If your call sign begins with the letter A-Alpha please call now. (Acknowledge each call sign heard by call and first name, if known. Repeat as necessary depending on activity.)

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Now standing by for stations with call signs in the K-Kilo group.

If your call sign begins with the letter K-Kilo, please call now. (Acknowledge each call sign heard by call and first name, if known. Repeat as necessary depending on activity.)

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Moving on to the N-November group.

If your call sign begins with the letter N—November, please call now. (Acknowledge each call sign heard by call and first name, if known. Repeat as necessary depending on activity.)

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Moving on to the W-Whiskey group.

If your call sign begins with the letter W-Whiskey, please call now. (Acknowledge each call sign heard by call and first name, if known. Repeat as necessary depending on activity.)

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I'll now standby for any late check—ins.

If your just tuned in and missed your spot in the alphabet rotation, please call now. (Acknowledge each call sign heard by call and first name, if known. Repeat as necessary depending on activity.)

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I'll hold up the station check-ins now and move to the traffic portion of the net.

(Acknowledge the first station that checked in with traffic. Continue on in sequence until all traffic is cleared.)

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That wraps up the net for this week.

Thanks everyone for stopping by and spending part of your evening with us.

I trust that you find the net both interesting and beneficial.

As always, thanks to Bob, Ed, Greg, Lyndon and the crew for keeping the equipment up and running.

We appreciate the airtime.

Until next week, I'll return the repeater back over to normal amateur radio use.

For Rock County Repeater Association, this is WB9SHS.

My personal call is [your call sign].

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