CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO NET

Every Wednesday evening at 8:00 Eastern time
on the W4CVY Columbus Area Repeater System.

All licensed Hams are encouraged to check in.

CHATTAHOOCHEE VALLEY NET SCRIPT

(Don't read the portions outlined in red.)

CQ CQ CQ – This is the Chattahoochee Valley Net, presented by the Columbus Amateur Radio Club.

My name is (your name), my call is (your call), and my QTH is (your current physical location).
I will be the net control station for tonight’s net.
Is there any emergency or priority traffic? (Pause)

This net is open to all hams with privileges on these frequencies.
We meet every Wednesday at 8:00 PM Eastern Time on the W4CVY Columbus Area Repeater System.
The alternate repeater frequency is the 146.880 W4CVY Columbus Amateur Radio Club repeater.
This repeater has a minus offset and 123 tone.
In the event that the CARS system and the backup repeaters are down, we will meet on 146.550 simplex.

The purpose of the net is to train members to be proficient during emergencies, encourage fellowship, and disseminate important information.
This is a directed net, so please direct all traffic to the net control station.
This is not a traffic handling net, however we will be glad to pass any traffic listed.

Those without transmitting privileges or unable to check-in via RF for any reason may check in via email at ncs@w4cvy.org.
Again, that is November Charlie Sierra at Whiskey Four Charlie Victor Yankee dot org.

Are there any bulletins or announcements?
(Pause and jot down any announcements for a recap at the end of the net)

Check-ins

I’ll take check-ins first from mobile stations, followed by fixed stations operating directly on the
W4CVY Columbus Area Repeater System. Stations operating on alternate resources such as
Zello, EchoLink, or other linked repeaters may check in during this time as well.

Please announce your call sign slowly, in plain English as well as phonetically.
Give us your name, tell us your location, and tell us how you’re getting into the net tonight.
If any operator wishes to close, please announce that you will “secure your station”.

At this time I will take check-ins from any mobile stations.
If there are any mobile stations, please call now.
(Take comments from mobile stations before continuing.)
(Repeat call for mobile check-ins if necessary.)

This is (your call) with the Chattahoochee Valley Net.

I will now take check-ins from stations on any repeater or linked resource in call sign suffix order.
Your call sign suffix is the grouping of letters after the number in your call sign.

Stations whose call sign suffix begins with Alpha through India please call now.
(List stations that checked in and repeat request to see if there may be more.)
(Don't take comments yet.)
Stations whose call sign suffix begins with Juliet through Romeo please call now.
(List stations that checked in and repeat request to see if there may be more.)
Stations whose call sign suffix begins with Sierra through Zulu please call now.
(List stations that checked in and repeat request to see if there may be more.)

This is (your call) with the Chattahoochee Valley Net.

Are there any other stations that have not checked in yet?

(List stations that check in)

Comments

(Return to the top of the roll and take comments from all stations that have not already commented, secured, or indicated "no comments".

Technical Corner

This is (your call) with the Chattahoochee Valley Net.

This portion of the net is for any discussion of any technical items related to ham radio.
Does anyone have anything to share or any question to ask on the Technical Corner tonight?
Remember, no question is too simple or silly!

Late Check-Ins

This is (your call) with the Chattahoochee Valley Net.

Are there any stations that have not checked in yet?
If so, please call now, giving your call sign slowly, in plain English and phonetically.
Give us your name, tell us your location, and tell us how you’re getting into the net tonight.
(List stations that checked in and repeat request to see if there may be more.)

Repeat "late check-in" request as needed.)

(Take comments from latest check-ins.)

Close

(Recap any bulletins or announcements.)

(Count the number of net check-ins, including yourself.)

Thanks to each and every one of you for checking-in to the Chattahoochee Valley Net.
We had ______ check-ins including net control.

This is (your call) now returning the repeaters and linked resources to normal amateur radio use.