Our voice net meets on Monday evening at 19:00.

All interested licensed radio amateurs are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Scheduled Assignments and Repeater

Mar 7                    K1ATL, W1AKS

Mar 14                  KC1KAZ, N1IMO

Mar 21                  KA1IJN, W1AKS

Mar 28                  W1YTT, N1IMO

Apr 4                   K1ATL, W1AKS

Apr 11                 WA1EYF, N1IMO

Apr 18                  KA1IJN, W1AKS

Apr 25                 K9AEN, N1IMO

May 2                  K1RAN, W1AKS

May 9                  NF1L, N1IMO

May 16                K1EHZ, N1IMO Nashua Repeater

May 23                W1YTT, N1IMO

May 30                No Net – Enjoy Memorial Day

Jun 6                   K1HXA, N1IMO

Jun 13                 N1KWG, W1AKS

Jun 20                 KC1KAZ, N1IMO

Jun 27                 KC1GKJ, N1IMO

Please Note: If you are scheduled as NCS for next week, then you are ANCS for this week.


NCS Script

If you Prior to the start of the net, NCS checks for other stations requiring use of the repeater/frequency. NCS checks if the alternate NCS is on frequency. If the ANCS is not ask for a volunteer.

This is [FCC call sign], Net Control for the weekly Hillsborough County ARES Training Net. [FCC call sign] is the Alternate Net Control. If there is no ANCS, ask for a volunteer. All interested radio Amateurs are invited to participate.

This is a directed net. Any station with traffic or comments will contact net control prior to contacting another station.

When checking in, state “this is” immediately followed by your tactical call. For this net, unless otherwise assigned, your tactical call is your FCC Call sign using standard ITU phonetics. State “Digital” if you have FLDIGI capability and “Traffic” only if you have a real or training message to pass.

Mobile stations, check in now.

Wait about five seconds after the last check-in heard to avoid missing a station and then acknowledge mobile stations.

This is net control, roger the following…

All other stations, check in now.

Wait about five seconds after the last check-in heard to avoid missing a station. NCS then acknowledges each station that checked in by its tactical call and if it is digital or has traffic.

This is net control, roger the following…

Ask ANCS [FCC Call Sign] Are there any check-ins that were not recognized? If so, check in now.

Do not continually ask for check-ins, after last acknowledgement, state:

This is net control, [FCC call sign].

If a station has traffic, NCS asks that station to list it – precedence, destination, and mode (digital, voice). NCS take appropriate action for passing traffic.

This is [FCC call sign], Net Control. Are there any ARES related announcements, comments, or training for the net? Call signs please.

NCS calls on stations for announcements, comments, or training.

Net Control picks one of the following as appropriate:
•This net meets next Monday on the N1IMO repeater system. NCS is [FCC call sign]

•This net meets next Monday on the W1AKS repeater. NCS is [FCC call sign]
•This net meets next Monday on the WW1Y repeater. NCS is [FCC call sign]
•This net meets next Monday on Hillsborough Simplex Frequency. NCS is [FCC call sign]

This is Net Control closing this session of the Hillsborough County ARES Training Net.

As appropriate…

Thanks to Bernie, N1IMO, Al, K1AKS, or Jim, WW1Y for the use of their repeater. The repeater is now returned to normal Amateur use.

[FCC call sign].


Emergency Activation Classifications

Status Description

Level 1: Normal everyday operations. No emergency or precipitating condition exists.

Level 2: A potential for a communication emergency exists. Members should monitor their local ARES net frequencies and email for information on preparing for deployment, and possible activation notices.
Level 3: An unusual condition or emergency exists that has caused government officials to declare a warning. A communications emergency does not yet exist. Affected ECs will initiate their local ARES net. All members should monitor their local net frequency. Members should make all preparations for possible activation. Members will be asked to check in to their local ARESnets and be prepared to state their availability and resources. A Section Coordination & Traffic Net (SCTN) may be initiated on an appropriate frequency circumstances warrant as determined by the ACO. In the case where the SCTN has not yet been initiated and is clearly needed, any EC or his designee may initiate one. Notification will be made to the ACO and to members of NH-ARES by the best available means informing them that the SCTN has been activated. Local ARES leadership will appoint a liaison to check into the SCTN. ECs and/or liaison stations should then monitor the SCTN.

Level 4: A communication emergency exists and volunteer operators and radio resources have been requested by one or more served agencies. Nets in affected areas should be activated, and if needed, the SCTN, as determined by the ACO. ECs in un-affected areas should monitor the appropriate nets in the event additional assistance is required