Skamania County ARES® Net Script

440.325 MHz (tone 100) followed by 146.58 MHz simplex

5 Minutes before Net begins:

(On Repeater)  QST, QST, QST.  This is <call sign> calling for Skamania County ARES® W6TQF.  The Skamania County Amateur Radio Emergency Service net will begin shortly on this frequency, 440.325 MHz the Augspurger Mt repeater, followed by check-ins on 146.58 MHz simplex.  <call sign>

(On Simplex)  QST, QST, QST.  This is <call sign> calling for Skamania County ARES W6TQF.  The Skamania County Amateur Radio Emergency Service net will begin shortly on this frequency, 146.58 MHz simplex after check-ins are taken on 440.325 MHz, the Augspurger Mt repeater. <call sign>

Script:

(On Repeater and Simplex)  QST, QST, QST.  This is <call sign>, <first name>, net control for this evening’s Skamania County ARES® W6TQF net.  This net meets each Tuesday evening at 7:00 pm 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 or priority traffic.  When checking in, please give your call sign using standard phonetics followed by your first name.  If you are visiting the net, please give your location.

Amateurs located in Underwood, please call now.  <handle traffic> Are there any relays?

Amateurs located in Cook/Mill A/Willard, please call now.  <handle traffic>  Are there any relays?

Amateurs located in Central Skamania County (Home Valley, Carson, Stabler, Stevenson and North Bonneville), please call now.  <handle traffic>  Are there any relays?

Amateurs located in West Skamania County, please call now.  <handle traffic>  Are there any relays?

Any other amateurs please call now.  <handle traffic>  Are there any relays?

(Repeater Only)  We will now switch to 146.58 MHz for net check-ins.  We will return to 440.325 MHz, the Augspurger Mt repeater, after check-ins are complete.  <call sign>

(Simplex Only)  We will now return to 440.325 MHz, the Augspurger Mt repeater to complete the net.  <call sign>

(Repeater Final)  This is <call sign> continuing the Skamania County ARES® W6TQF net.  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?  Are there any relays?

Thank you to all stations that stood by to provide us a clear operating frequency.  This is <call sign>, net control for the Skamania County ARES W6TQF net, closing the net at ____ local time and returning this frequency to normal amateur radio use.  <call sign>