Here is the preamble and procedures when acting as net control for the 2M Traffic net:
State your Callsign.
CQ – CQ – CQ – Calling the Virginia 2M traffic net. Calling the Virginia 2M traffic net
This net meets each evening except thursdays on a frequency of 147.195 with a tone of 136.5 courtesy of WA4RTS Geep.
The purpose of this net is to pass radio traffic, enhance amateur radio operating procedures, and build friendship among the amateur radio community.
Your Net Net Control is, (call__________), (name__________), located in (location___________) and I will be directing traffic this evening.
Before we begin to take check-ins, is there any EMERGENCY or written traffic for the net?
Hearing no emergency or written traffic, we will begin to take check-ins. We invite all Licensed Amateur radio operators to participate.
[ Be prepared to write down call signs prior to calling for them ]
Let’s first begin with PORTABLE stations. If you are operating portable, please come now with your call.
We will now take check-ins from MOBILE stations. If you are operating mobile, please come now with your call.
We will now take check-ins from BASE stations. If you are operating a fixed station, please come now with your call.
Are there any late check-ins? Portables, Mobiles, or Base – Please come now.
As I give your call, please give your name, location, and a comment for us this evening
Thanks for the reports.
Final Call for Check-ins
Announcements not already given
I want to thank each of you for checking in. Your participation is essential to the success of this net.
We had _____ check-ins tonight.
For more information about the Virginia Mid-State 2M traffic net, and amateur radio activity in the Mid-State region please visit LARC(Lynchburg Amateur Radio Club) website at K4CQ.org
I’d like to thank Geep WA4RTS for the time and use of the repeater.
At the time of __________ We will now return the frequency to normal Amateur Radio use.
Good night and 73 (add your closing here if you like)
This is (call_________), and I am clear.