Kitsap County Emergency Net

Net-Control Script

Good evening, this is [YOUR NAME] in [YOUR LOCATION] at [YOUR CALLSIGN] for the Kitsap County Emergency Net.

Are there any stations with EMERGENCY or PRIORITY traffic?

[Handle traffic.]

[Primary Net]

This net coordinates the activities of the Kitsap County ACS / RACES.  For information on the Kitsap County Alternate Communications System visit our website at WWW.KCACS.ORG.

This net meets every Sunday at 7:30 PM local time on our linked, voice-repeater network.    For a list of these repeaters see our website at WWW.KCACS.ORG.

These repeaters use sub-audible tones for access and are connected in a linked network.   You must wait a moment between pushing your transmit PTT button and speaking.   This pause gives time for the repeater network to activate properly. 

Remember, key your transmitter and then wait a moment to allow the repeaters to activate—then begin speaking.  Otherwise, the beginning of your transmission will be lost.

In the event of repeater failure, we operate on 145.430 MHz simplex.  We recommend that you save this frequency in a radio memory so that you can switch to this frequency quickly.

[Other Nets]

On Sunday evenings, Kitsap County ACS/ RACES also holds the following nets:

  • The HF Net is at 6:45 PM, on 28.330 MHz upper sideband, with an alternate of 28.335 MHz
  • The Six-Meter Net is at 7:00 PM on 52.43 MHz FM simplex
  • The Digital Net is at 7:00 PM on 145.63 MHz and 223.58 MHz, 1200 bps, AX25 packet.  In addition, you can participate from telnet through the Internet.  Send email to kcacs@kcacs.org for more information on connecting to the Digital Net.

[Information]

We encourage participation from anyone interested in emergency communication, disaster preparedness, and helping our community.  If you want information about public-service communication in Kitsap County visit WWW.KCACS.ORG, or send an inquiry to kcacs@kcacs.org.

[Net Operation]

This is [YOUR NAME] in [YOUR LOCATION] at Net Control Station [YOUR CALLSIGN] for the Kitsap County Emergency Net.  This is a directed net.  If you need to get net control’s attention please transmit your callsign while net control is listening. 

You may leave the net early without advising net control.

Do not check in other operators unless they are with you or you have direct communication with them at this time.

We want to include stations that cannot access the repeater.   If you can monitor the repeater input frequencies during the net, please do so and relay messages from those stations to Net Control.

[Formal Message Traffic]

Are there any stations with FORMAL MESSAGE traffic? Give your name, location callsign, number of messages, and destinations.

[Formal Message Traffic should be handled now (and quickly) so people can hear how it is done.]

Name / Location / Callsign  

Number

Destination

Receiving Station

 
 

[Net Reports and Announcements]

I will handle net reports and announcements in received order.  Anyone with information for the net, give your name, location and callsign, then wait for me to acknowledge each station.  After I collect the list, I will call you to give your report or announcement.

[Gather list, then have each make their announcement.]

Name / Location / Callsign

Number

Your Notes

 

Are there any other net reports and announcements?

 

[Visitors]

This is [YOUR NAME] in [YOUR LOCATION] at Net Control Station [YOUR CALLSIGN] for the Kitsap County Emergency Net. 

Are there any visiting stations?  Give your name, location and callsign.  Wait for me to acknowledge each station.

[Acknowledge Visitors - Coordinate with Operational Area Leadership as needed]

Name          Location          Callsign

 

 

 

[Questions or Comments]

Before continuing to roll call, does anyone have any questions or comments?

[Handle questions or comments]


[If it is the first Sunday of the month, skip to the "First-Sunday Simplex Nets" step below; otherwise, continue.]


Regular Check-ins (not First Sunday)

This is [YOUR NAME] in [YOUR LOCATION] at Net Control Station [YOUR CALLSIGN] for the Kitsap County Emergency Net. 

All net participants standby for roll call.  Roll call is conducted using the FIRST letter of your callsign suffix (the part after the number) in alphabetical blocks.   

For your check-in, please give your name, location and callsign.

I say again, give your name first, then your location, followed by your callsign at the end of your check-in transmission.

[Acknowledge each.]

[Even numbered dates:  run check-ins from ALPHA—ZULU
Odd n
umbered dates:  run check-in from ZULU—ALPHA]

[If there is still any outstanding formal message traffic, ask if there are stations available to take it.]

Stations with a suffix beginning

 ALPHA through DELTA

WHISKEY through ZULU

Name          Location          Callsign

 
 
 

Stations with a suffix beginning

ECHO through HOTEL

QUEBEC through VICTOR

Name          Location          Callsign

 
 
 

Stations with a suffix beginning

INDIA through LIMA

MIKE through PAPA

Name          Location          Callsign

 
 
 

This is [YOUR NAME] in [YOUR LOCATION]at Net Control Station [YOUR CALLSIGN] for the Kitsap  County Emergency Net. 

Stations with a suffix beginning

MIKE through PAPA

INDIA through LIMA

Name          Location          Callsign

 
 
 

Stations with a suffix beginning

QUEBEC through VICTOR

ECHO through HOTEL

Name          Location          Callsign

 
 
 

Stations with a suffix beginning

WHISKEY through ZULU

ALPHA through DELTA

Name          Location          Callsign

 
 
 

 [Missed Stations]

This completes the regular roll call.  Are there any late or missed stations wanting to check in?  Please come one at a time and wait for me to acknowledge each station.

[Acknowledge each.]

Name          Location          Callsign

 

 

 

[Listen on Repeater Input]

For members and visitors who cannot access the repeater, we will pause for a few moments to listen for station check-ins on the repeater input frequencies.  All stations should listen to the repeater input frequencies and relay for those stations that cannot access the repeater.

[Listen on repeater input frequency, then return to repeater and ask if there are any relays.  Acknowledge each.]

Are there any relays?

Name          Location          Callsign

 

 

[Final Business]

Is there any final business for the net?

 [Acknowledge each.]

 

[Close]

Hearing nothing more, this is [YOUR NAME] in [YOUR LOCATION] at [YOUR CALLSIGN] closing the Kitsap County Emergency Net at [TIME].  For more information on the Kitsap County Alternate Communications System, please see www.KCACS.org.

We acknowledge the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management, the Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club, and Dave of WA6PMX, and the West Sound Amateur Radio Club for making repeaters available for our use.  Thank you for your participation.  [YOUR CALLSIGN]


First-Sunday Simplex Nets

[Leadership Roll Call (ONLY first Sundays)]

This is the first Sunday of the month.  In a moment, we will move to our area simplex frequencies for simplex-net check-in.  First I will call the leaders of the Kitsap County Alternate Communications System:

[Call and acknowledge each.]

KCACS Operations Section Chief and
RACES Radio Officer

Mike at KB0SVF

 

Plans Section Chief

Dan at K7MM  

Logistics Section Chief

Lester at AB7Y

Finance / Admin Section Chief

open

Bainbridge Island Unit Leader

Craig at AC7BV

Bremerton Unit Leader   

Chris at KG6O

Central Kitsap Unit Leader

Chris at KG6O

North Kitsap Unit Leader

Tom at W7LUU

South Kitsap Unit Leader

Lee at KI7LEE

Health/Hospitals Unit Leader

open

PSNS and IMF Agency Leader

Gordy of KK7UA

Red Cross Agency Leader

Tammy at WA7TZ

CERT Agency Leader

Kevin at KC6CRT

[Simplex Net Frequencies]

This is the first Sunday of the month.  Now, we will move to our area simplex frequencies for simplex-net check-in.  If no net control is present, please act as the net control.  Collect a list of people checking in and let each have an opportunity to share information and to ask questions.

[Read list of simplex frequencies.]

South Kitsap County

147.46 MHz

Bremerton

147.48 MHz

Central Kitsap County

147.50 MHz

North Kitsap County

147.52 MHz

Bainbridge Island

147.54 MHz

Health / Hospitals

147.56 MHz

Does anyone need any fills on these simplex-net frequencies?

 [Final Business]

Before we move to our simplex nets, is there any final business for the net?

[Acknowledge each.]

 

[Close]

Hearing nothing more, this is [YOUR NAME] in [YOUR LOCATION] at [YOUR CALLSIGN] closing the Kitsap County Emergency Net at [Time].  For more information on the Kitsap County Alternate Communications System please see WWW.KCACS.ORG .

We acknowledge the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management, the Bainbridge Island Amateur Radio Club, and Dave of WA6PMX, and the West Sound Amateur Radio Club for making repeaters available for our use.  Thank you for your participation.  Move now to your simplex net. [YOUR CALLSIGN]