Radio Procedure For Calling Weekly Net

 

NOTICE – If there are issues with the W4WC 145.390 repeater, the net may be moved and called on the N4FV 147.060 repeater with 88.5 tone.

The AJARC  Monday evening net  on 145.390 is using Netlogger (available at http://netlogger.org/) to help facilitate check-ins.  Netlogger allows stations that have a computer and internet access to check in electronically which speeds up check-in time and avoids QRM. All RF check-ins are welcomed and the majority of our participants do not use Netlogger.    Available platforms are Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10, MAC OS, and Linux. There is not an Android or IOS app available for it.  Netlogger makes you visible to the net control, logging station, and other stations that are logged in.  You can view all RF check-ins as they are logged in and their status changed to logged as each are called for comments. There is a message box called AIM that allows comments, etc, through the internet however there is some delay before it updates. 

Any station with traffic or announcements can notify Net Control when called at the beginning of the net by RF or may choose to send notice electronically through the AIM message window when connecting through Netlogger.  Mobile stations are called first via RF check-ins and if they anticipate not being present for comments, should ask to be checked out.  Any station not planning to stay for a comment should request to be checked-in and out so you will not be called for one.   We accept relay check-ins if other hams are present in your shack, on the phone with you, or by Netlogger via AIM instant messenger if you are out of town and can’t check in via RF.    

Stations using Netlogger will be acknowledged as being present and called upon for comments as the net progresses.  There is no need for a RF check-in when using Netlogger unless you  have traffic or an announcement.  Relay stations and check-ins from out of town are acknowledged as present and may submit a comment when checking in but are not normally called for a comment. 

If you are interested in learning more about using Netlogger, visit http://ka4nws.tripod.com/netloggerhelp.htm  We are always looking for more stations that want to act as net control or assist in logging.  Contact AG4OB or N4FV if you are interested. 

Revised Radio Procedure for Calling The AJARC Monday Net – 10-22-19

Calling the AJARC Monday Net. This is (Your Call Sign) & my name is (Your Name).  I am net control for this evening. This net meets each Monday night at 9 P.M. local time on the frequency of 145.39 MHz for the purpose of passing traffic, training of radio operators & otherwise promoting the uses of Amateur Radio.  This is a directed net, all stations should call net control for any requests to use the frequency.

Standing by for any emergency or other traffic (PAUSE)

If you have internet access via a home computer, checkins are also taken through Netlogger, available at www.netlogger.org. If you check in via Netlogger, please do not check in via RF unless you have priority traffic.  If you are checked in via Netlogger and have an announcement or other traffic, notify net control via the AIM window and you will be acknowledged first or address net control when announcements are asked for.  Internet checkins will be acknowledged and comments solicited as the net progresses.

Are there any announcements?

(After announcements, ACKNOWLEDGE ALL STATIONS CURRENTLY CHECKED IN VIA NETLOGGER FIRST BEFORE TAKING RF CHECKINS)

Are there any mobile stations waiting to check in?

Standing by for check ins from Greeneville or Greene County.

Standing by for check ins from Tennessee

Standing by for any stations outside Tennessee.

(Proceed through the Netlogger list and highlight each line by clicking on it, changing its color,  then solicit comments from that station if it has not left the net, and click LOG IT before highlighting the next line.)

Last call for checkins for the Greeneville Greene County Emergency Net.

(After all check ins & informal comments you can close the net with the following remarks:)  I want to thank everyone for checking into the net this evening.  I am now closing the AJARC Monday Net  at ________ (Local time) & returning the frequency to normal use.  This is (your call).

(after closing the net, click FILE, SAVE AS, and save your Netlogger session as it will default to a name with the current date/time in it for later retrieval.  if you opened the net, make sure you use the CLOSE NET button before you EXIT Netlegger when finished or Netlogger will send you a warning email about leaving the net session open)