Please use this script if you are running a NET for the ARES group or if you need an example of one to use during an emergency.
Coachella Valley ARES Net (Rev. 12/01/14)
“QST, QST, QST,”
“This is the Coachella Valley ARES Net”
“Today is Monday, <Date>; Net Control Station today is <Call Sign> and my name is ______.”
“The purpose of this net is to establish and exercise area communications capabilities for emergency response in the event of any disaster that may occur. During a real emergency, a roll-call, just like this one will be conducted to see who is available to help. When all available radio operators have been identified, field assignments can be made to specific areas; survey teams formed and surveys proceed, pending any logistical problem, using all who answer roll-call, according to each radio operator’s location at the time of the roll-call. ”
“This net meets the first and third Monday of each month at 7:30 PM on 146.760.”
“This is a directed net; please transmit only as directed by Net Control.”
“Before we begin roll call, is there any emergency traffic?” (Pause for response)
“Are there any messages for the net?” (Pause for response)
“Roll Call is as follows:”(Call each station listed on the Log by call sign and name.)
At the END of the INITIAL roll- call, request the following::
“If there are any late or missed check-ins, please come now!” (Pause for responses)
“Are there any visitors who would like to check in? “(Pause for responses)
At the end of the net, ask:
“Is there any further business for the Net?” (Wait for responses, if any)
“Hearing none, I would like to thank all those that participated in the Net and for keeping a clear frequency.”
“This concludes the Coachella Valley ARES Net.
Remember, KEEP YOUR BATTERIES CHARGED FOR REDINESS AT ALL TIMES and 73’s to all.”
“This Net is closed until <Give date>.” <Call sign> Clear and QRT.