Weekly Net

Hams in the area host several weekly and monthly nets. The SLVARC hosts the weekly net that is described below.

Rag Chew

The SLVARC Rag Chew Net meets weekly on Thursday nights at 19:30 on the WR6AOK repeater at 147.120+ MHz (using a PL of 94.8 Hz). All club members are encouraged to take a turn at net control. This suggested script for the Net Control Stations may be used when moderating the net.

(Approximately one minute prior to net.)

Stand by for net. This is (your name), (your call), Net Control.

(Break for one minute)

QST, QST. This is (your name), (your call) calling to order the San Lorenzo Valley Amateur Radio Club Net Check In and Rag Chew. This net is operated every Thursday night at 19:30 hours on the club repeater, WR6AOK The repeater outputs on 147.120 MHz, with a positive offset and a PL of 94.8 Hz.

(Break)

The purpose of this net is to exchange general information.

All guests and member stations are welcome to check in to the net. You need not be a member to join us on the net.

This is a directed net, so please do not transmit during the net unless invited to do so, or you have urgent or priority traffic. Emergency trafic can interrupt the net at any time with a double break.

(Break)

Are there any QST’s?

(Break and listen for check-ins for QSTs Acknowledge each station with a QST, and allow those stations with QSTs to make their announcements.)

Are there any swap items?

(Break and listen for check-ins for swap item announcements. Acknowledge each station with traffic, and allow those stations with traffic to announce their swap items.)

Check ins will be taken first, and then the rag chew. We will start with guest and member stations with the call sign suffixes A-H. Will those stations please check in now?

(Break and listen for check-ins. Record those stations who do not have traffic – or are “qru”, which is the same thing – as stations who will not participate in the rag chew.)

We will now take stations with call signs I-Q. Will those stations please check in now?

(Break and listen for check-ins. Record those stations who do not have traffic as stations who will not participate in the rag chew.)

We will now take stations with call sign suffixes R-Z. Will those stations please check in now?

(Break and listen for check-ins. Record those stations who do not have traffic as stations who will not participate in the rag chew.)

I will now open the net for any late check-ins before the rag chew begins.

(Break and listen for check-ins. Record those stations who do not have traffic -as stations who will not participate in the rag chew.)

We will now proceed with the rag chew.

(Call each station that checked in that did not have traffic in the order they checked in. Moderate the rag chew session as appropriate. When finished, give your traffic for the rag chew.)

I will now ask for volunteers for net control for the coming weeks. If you wish to be net control, please check in now.

(Record stations checking in and report to K6TCN or AC6SL the call signs of those wishing to be Net Control. If you have the schedule handy, please provide stations with the dates for which they will operate as net control.)

I will now ask for any late check-ins.

(Break and listen for check-ins. Record those stations who do not have traffic as stations who will not participate in the rag chew. If any stations checked in late, call each station that checked in that did not have traffic in the order they checked in. Moderate the rag chew session as appropriate. When finished, give your traffic for the rag chew. Repeat as needed until no new stations are heard.)

Hearing no other stations, this will conclude our net for the evening. Net Control thanks all guests and members who checked in, and we hope to hear you again soon. This net will meet again next Thursday at 19:30 hours on this repeater. For the San Lorenzo Valley Amateur Radio Club, this is (your name), (your call) returning the repeater to normal operation. 73 everyone.