Central/West Skamania County ARES Net

Tuesdays, 6:30pm local

146.55 MHz Simplex followed by 145.250 MHz (pl 186.2)

About 5 Minutes before Net begins:

(On Simplex) QST, QST, QST.  This is <call sign>.  The Central / West Skamania County Amateur Radio Emergency Service net will begin shortly on this frequency, 146.55 MHz simplex, followed by check-ins on 145.25 MHz, the Red Mountain repeater.  <call sign>

(On Repeater) QST, QST, QST.  This is <call sign>.  The Central / West Skamania County Amateur Radio Emergency Service net will begin shortly on this frequency, 145.25 MHz, the Red Mountain repeater after check-ins are taken on 146.55 MHz simplex.

<call sign>

Script:

(On Repeater and Simplex)  QST, QST, QST.  This is <call sign>, <first name>, net control for this evening’s Central / West Skamania County ARES net.  This net meets each Tuesday at 18:30 local time.  The purpose of this net is to support emergency communications capabilities.  All interested amateurs are invited to participate in this net.

This is a directed net.  Please transmit only when called by net control unless you have emergency traffic.  When checking in, please give your call sign phonetically followed by your first name.  If you are visiting the net, please give your location.

Amateurs located in Central Skamania County (Home Valley, Carson, Stabler, Stevenson and North Bonneville), please call now.

Amateurs located in West Skamania County, please call now.

Any other amateurs please call now.

(Simplex Only)  We will now switch to 145.25 MHz, the Red Mt repeater, for repeater net check-ins.  We will return to 146.55 MHz simplex after repeater check-ins are complete.  <call sign>

(Repeater Only)  We will now return to 146.55 simplex MHz to complete the net.  <call sign>

(Simplex Final)  Are there any stations with announcements for tonight’s net?

Are there any late, missed or visiting stations wishing to check in to the net?

Thank you to all stations that stood by to provide us a clear operating frequency, and to the owner for the use of this repeater, KB7APU.  This is <call sign>, net control for the Central / West Skamania County net, closing the net at ____ local time and returning this frequency to normal amateur radio use.  <call sign>